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  • Fed could raise in second half: Analyst  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    Ethan Harris, Co-Head of Global Economics Research, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, says the Fed could raise rates in the second half of this year. The Fed must look at inflation and the unemployment rate, he says.

  • LONDON/ STOCKHOLM Jan 28- IKEA Group, the world's biggest furniture retailer, expects a rise in European revenues to continue this financial year, with its focus on low prices helping it to cope in a struggling economy. The privately-held Swedish company, which makes almost 70 percent of sales in Europe, said on Wednesday demand in previously crisis-hit...

  • *Singapore dollar slides on surprise easing. In an unscheduled policy statement, the Monetary Authority of Singapore said that it is reducing the slope of its policy band for the Singapore dollar because the inflation outlook has "shifted significantly" since its last review in October 2014. The surprise easing, the first unscheduled policy change in over a...

  • TOKYO, Jan 26- Many Bank of Japan board members said slumping oil prices will weigh on inflation short-term but will accelerate price rises in the long run by stimulating the economy, minutes of the bank's policy-setting meeting in December showed. Some members voiced caution over risks to Japan's economic outlook, pointing to weak consumer and business...

  • *BlackRock chief points to more pessimistic mood in Davos. Two days after the European Central Bank launched a bold bond-buying drive to revive inflation in the euro zone, a top ECB official warned that Europe's common currency project could come unstuck if the bloc limped on with sluggish growth and mass unemployment. Reviewing the global economic outlook at...

  • US STOCKS-Futures edge up as investors await ECB, data Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 7:13 AM ET

    *F5 Networks down in premarket after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Jan 22- U.S. stock index futures gained slightly as investors awaited confirmation that the European Central Bank would announce new economic stimulus measures at a meeting on Thursday. *ECB President Mario Draghi will speak to the media at 8:30 a.m., and if the details of the plan are perceived as...

  • *Kuroda admits Japan may not see 2 pct inflation until FY2016. TOKYO, Jan 21- Two years into so-called Abenomics- a mix of aggressive monetary and fiscal policy plus structural reform- the Bank of Japan is struggling to reach an ambitious inflation target and convince Japanese that years of deflation are in the past. "Looking at wage negotiations and inflation...

  • Japan central bank sees growth rebounding in coming year Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    TOKYO— Japan's central bank said Wednesday it expects the world's third largest economy to rebound in the coming fiscal year after contracting 0.5 percent this fiscal year, in an upbeat assessment that scuttled hopes for fresh stimulus. Japan's economy is in recession after a sales tax hike in April 2014 stifled demand. The International Monetary Fund...

  • TOKYO— The Japanese central bank says the world's third largest economy will suffer a contraction in its nearly ended current fiscal year but then rebound. The Bank of Japan ended a policy meeting Wednesday without any major change to its ultra-loose monetary policy. Its massive asset purchases are injecting trillions of yen into Japan's economy each month...

  • BOJ maintains stimulus, cuts inflation forecast Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:43 PM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 21- The Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary stimulus on Wednesday and expanded a loan program aimed at encouraging banks to boost lending, signaling its resolve to achieve its ambitious 2 percent inflation target. It increased the size of one of the programs by 3 trillion yen, to 10 trillion yen. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will hold a news...

  • El-Erian: Not in deflationary environment  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:35 PM ET
    Mohamed El-Erian

    Mohamed El-Erian, Allianz chief economic adviser, is seeing good disinflation in the economy.

  • *FXCM plummets, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stocks dipped on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund reduced its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, but the outlook also boosted hopes central banks would take more aggressive policy moves to spark economic improvement. "It looks like the Fed is super happy to pass that torch to the next...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls after IMF cuts growth outlook Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:48 PM ET

    *FXCM plummets 90 percent, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund lowered its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, though the move spurred hopes that central banks would take more aggressive policy stances to accelerate economic improvement. The upside to seeing less international growth is...

  • *U.S. overtakes China as top overseas growth market. DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20- Chief executives are more worried than a year ago about the global economic outlook, as deflation stalks Europe and commodity prices wilt, but the United States stands out as a bright spot. That is the verdict of a worldwide survey of more than 1,300 CEOs, released on the eve of the Jan. 21-24...

  • *Oil lower again; Halliburton rises after results. *FXCM shares plummet 90 percent, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday as lower growth forecasts from the International Monetary Fund spurred hopes that central banks would take more aggressive policy stances to accelerate economic improvement.

  • *China data, QE prospects lift European shares. *China slows less than expected, IMF cuts global outlook. LONDON, Jan 20- Shares rose on Tuesday and the dollar gained 1 percent against the yen after China said its economy had not slowed as much as many in markets had feared.

  • US STOCKS-Futures up; oil falls on lower IMF forecasts Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:06 AM ET

    *Oil lower again, Halliburton set to report results. *FXCM shares plummet 80 percent, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stock index futures rose modestly on Tuesday as lower growth forecasts from the International Monetary Fund spurred hopes that central banks would take more aggressive policy stances to accelerate economic improvement.

  • ECB's QE won't 'cut the mustard'  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:25 AM ET

    Ahead of the European Central Bank's first meeting of the year, Stewart Richardson, partner at RMG Wealth Management, says quantitative easing might help in the short term, but it won't help Europe out of its 'Japan-style' deflationary environment.

  • *US only major economy to see upward revision, China forecast cut. BEIJING, Jan 20- The International Monetary Fund lowered its forecast for global economic growth in 2015, and called on Tuesday for governments and central banks to pursue accommodative monetary policies and structural reforms to support growth. The United States largely offset prospects of...

  • *China economic growth holds at 7.3 pct, vs 7.2 pct estimate. SYDNEY, Jan 20- Asian markets rallied in relief on Tuesday after China reported its economy had not slowed as far as many had feared, a rare glint of brightness amid gloom over the global outlook. The IMF tried to snuff out even that by trimming its forecast for 2015 world growth by three tenths of a percent to...