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  • BEIJING, April 15- China's economy grew 7.0 percent in the first quarter, as expected but still its slowest rate in six years, reinforcing bets that policymakers will take more steps to bolster growth. Economists polled by Reuters had expected China's gross domestic product to rise 7.0 percent in January-March compared with a year ago. YAO XUEKANG, ANALYST,...

  • FOREX-Dollar slides on U.S. retail sales, IMF outlook Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 14- The dollar tumbled on Tuesday, after five straight days of gains, as investors took advantage of weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales to lighten hefty positions on the greenback that had built up due to expectations of an impending rate increase. The yen, meanwhile, gained broadly, hitting a two-year high against the euro after an economic...

  • *Japan Inc, wary of outlook, cautious about boosting spending. TOKYO, April 13- Japan's core machinery orders, a key gauge of capital spending, fell for a second straight month in February in a sign of soft business investment that could challenge policymakers' efforts to shake off decades of economic malaise. But weak capital spending plans for the new fiscal year...

  • Fed should avoid itchy trigger finger Friday, 3 Apr 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The jobs report is the latest in a string of data that suggest the Fed shouldn't get trigger happy on rates, this economist says.

  • Jobs report at the age of the wage hike   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 3:17 PM ET
    Jobs report at the age of the wage hike

    Megan Greene, John Hancock, discusses the upcoming jobs report and economic data. CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in.

  • *Consumer prices still seen up 1.4 pct a year from now. TOKYO, April 2- Japanese companies' inflation expectations in the Bank of Japan's March tankan survey were largely unchanged from the previous survey, a sign that inflationary pressure may not be increasing as quickly as the central bank expects. "The economy has not deteriorated to the point where more...

  • TOKYO, April 1- Weakening demand at home and abroad weighed on Japanese manufacturers' confidence in the first quarter, prompting them to cut spending plans, clouding the outlook for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to reflate the economy. But the latest central bank survey showed service-sector firms saw business conditions improve to a nearly one-year...

  • TOKYO, April 1- Japanese business confidence among manufacturers stalled in the first quarter, a central bank survey showed, underscoring the fragile economic recovery and clouding the outlook for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to reflate the country out of deflation. Big companies also expect to cut capital expenditure in the fiscal year that began on...

  • Santelli Exchange: A world awash in reserves   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:42 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: A world awash in reserves

    Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, joins CNBC's Rick Santelli to discuss stability in central banks, currencies, and deflation.

  • LONDON, March 24- British inflation vanished last month, hitting zero for the first time on record, official figures showed on Tuesday. The annual rate of consumer price inflation dropped to zero percent, from 0.3 percent in January, the Office for National Statistics said, keeping a rate rise by the Bank of England firmly off the table for now.

  • Janet Yellen Q&A   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:43 PM ET
    Janet Yellen Q&A

    Janet Yellen responds to reporters' questions following the Fed rate decision and removal of the word patient from its statement.

  • Yellen: Not ruling out April rate hike   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    Yellen: Not ruling out April rate hike

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen makes her opening statement, saying just because the Fed removed the word "patient" in its guidance for a rate increase, doesn't mean they are going to be "impatient."

  • Santelli: Numbers before the Fed statement   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:05 PM ET
    Santelli: Numbers before the Fed statement

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest on bonds and currencies minutes before the Fed statement.

  • Fed indicates rate hikes coming, but not in April   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Fed out of 'patience'

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the Fed removed the code word "patient," saying a rate hike in April is unlikely, and changed its growth outlook.

  • TOKYO, March 17- The Bank of Japan maintained its massive stimulus programme on Tuesday and signaled its conviction that a steady economic recovery will help achieve its ambitious price target without immediate, additional monetary easing. As widely expected, the BOJ maintained its stimulus programme that pledges to print money at an annual pace of 80...

  • Are equities starting to 'fall off a cliff'?   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    Are equities starting to 'fall off a cliff'?

    Boris Schlossberg, managing director at BK Asset Management, discusses the stronger dollar and a possible rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

  • PPI one negative after another: Liesman   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    PPI one negative after another: Liesman

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, and John Ryding, RDQ Economics, dissect the latest PPI data and what it indicates about the economy. It is not a deflationary environment apart from lower oil prices, says Ryding.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares rise as South Korea cuts rates Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 10:29 PM ET

    TOKYO, March 12- A surprise interest rate cut by South Korea's central bank on Thursday helped lift an index of Asian stocks away from the previous session's seven-week lows, while the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates buoyed the dollar. "We think the two key drivers behind today's decision are a weaker economic outlook and deflation pressures," said Ronald...

  • *Aussie sags as China producer price deflation intensifies. LONDON, March 10- The euro sank below $1.08 for the first time in almost 12 years on Tuesday, as dollar gains brought into focus a run towards parity that most major banks had not expected until next year. The yen also fell, burdened by efforts to revive inflation in Japan as well as by the grim outlook for most...

  • The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 0.5 percent, to 3,520.61, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.5 percent, to 3,286.07 points. Among the most active stocks in Shanghai were Bank Of China, down 2.5 percent to 3.93 yuan; Agricultural Bank of China, down 2.7 percent to 3.20 yuan and Industrial Bank, down 3.1 percent to...