• PARIS, Dec 16- There is a broad consensus on the European Central Bank's governing council in favor of more action to revive the economy and a decision on what tools to use could come soon, Executive Board member Benoit Coeure said in an interview published on Tuesday. The size of the ECB's balance sheet is important as a signal of its determination to act, he said, but "...

  • Japan is in a 'sweet spot'  Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Discussing the possibility of a flip from deflation to inflation in Japan will inevitably cut into corporate margins say Jesper Koll, managing director and head of Japanese equity research at JPMorgan Securities, yet for the next year, low oil prices will help.

  • EU's outlook for 2015: Which sectors will thrive?  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    Discussing Europe's economic outlook in 2015, Kerry Craig, market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, sees a promising recovery, with consumer stocks and banks benefiting the most.

  • Inflation in the US to take its time?  Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    There's a greater chance of a deflationary environment in the U.S than an inflationary one, says David Scranton, CEO of Advisor's Academy, as he discusses the current status of the U.S. economy.

  • TOKYO, Dec 8- The Bank of Japan looks increasingly likely to cut its inflation forecasts next month, sources say, making its target of 2 percent in the year from April look ever more ambitious, just three months after it eased monetary policy to keep the goal in sight. The BOJ surprised markets on Oct. 31 with its decision to flood the market with cash to counter the...

  • Downgrade is 'embarrassing' for Abe: MBMG  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    Paul Gambles, Managing Partner at MBMG Group, doesn't expect the Japanese government to react to Moody's credit rating downgrade.

  • BMO's Belski: Growth engine next 15 years...  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    Brian Belski, BMO Capital Markets chief investment strategist, provides BMO's outlook for 2015 and discuses energy's impact on the U.S. stock market. Belski says get off the emerging market and commodity trades and get on America.

  • Is further China easing coming in 2015?  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Larry Hu, Head of China Economics at Macquarie, expects more stimulus next year on expectations of slower growth in the first quarter of 2015.

  • BERLIN, Nov 29- ECB Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger said on Saturday she saw little room for further easing of monetary policy despite a further fall in euro zone inflation. "For me, given the current situation, the hurdles for further measures are very high, especially for broad purchase programmes," she said according to an official translation of...

  • *Oil hits $70 a barrel as OPEC shuns cut. LONDON, Nov 27- Oil hit four-year lows around $70 a barrel on Thursday and commodity currencies were sent tumbling, as OPEC resisted the temptation to cut back production following the more than 30 percent plunge in prices since June. The meeting had lasted over five hours and as the decision emerged both Brent and U.S. crude...

  • LONDON, Nov 27- The euro fell against the dollar on Thursday after data showed Spanish consumer prices falling more than expected, firming up expectations that the European Central Bank will have to resort to more aggressive easing of monetary policy. The euro fell back under $1.25 to a day's low of $1.24675 after the figures showed Spanish consumer prices fell...

  • *Oil prices near 4- year low as OPEC output cut hopes fade. Oil prices tumbled more than one percent to a four-year low as hopes for curbs in output by the OPEC faded. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 0.3 percent though Japan's Nikkei retreated 0.4 percent on the yen's rebound.

  • OECD sees gradual world recovery, urges ECB to do more Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 25- The global economy will gradually improve over the next two years but Japan will grow less than previously expected while the euro zone struggles with stagnation and an increased deflation risk, the OECD said on Tuesday. The United States and Britain will grow more strongly then the euro zone and Japan and, among emerging countries, India, Indonesia...

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan needs a credible plan to reduce its debt to contain the risk that the Bank of Japan's quantitative easing could cause inflation expectations to spike, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Tuesday. Delaying the second increase has eased concerns about the economic outlook, but it has also raised worries Japan is...

  • *Oct. 31 easing aimed at eradicating deflation mindset-Kuroda. NAGOYA/ TOKYO, Japan, Nov 25- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday stressed the bank's readiness to expand stimulus further to meet its price goal, a message that was partially echoed by an European Central Bank policymaker as the euro zone economy battles to lift off.

  • Santelli Exchange: Deflation fears overblown?  Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and John Cochrane, University of Chicago Business School professor, discuss the reason behind central bankers making deflation fears the centerpiece of most policy statements.

  • LONDON/ BEIJING, Nov 20- Surveys sounded warning bells for the global economy on Thursday as euro zone businesses grew less quickly than any forecaster expected and China's factories lost momentum. Markit's Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index for November, based on surveys of thousands of companies and seen as a good growth indicator, fell to 51.4,...

  • LONDON, Nov 20- Euro zone business growth has been weaker than any forecaster expected this month and new orders have fallen for the first time in more than a year despite further price-cutting, a survey showed on Thursday. Markit's Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index, based on surveys of thousands of companies and seen as a good growth indicator, fell to...

  • The good and bad of Japan's tax hike delay  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Junko Nishioka, Chief Japan Economist at RBS, says a delayed sales tax hike will boost GDP by 0.5 percent in the near term, but warns of negative market implications in the long run.

  • Why we shouldn't fear falling prices: Pro  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Catherine Wood, Founder & CEO at ARK Investments, says that falling prices in oil is "very good news" for developed countries like China, and also comments on the technology sector when it comes to deflation.