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  • 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.

  • Japan slides into recession as tax hike takes toll Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    TOKYO— Japan's economy contracted in July-September according to preliminary data released Monday, returning the country to recession and clouding the outlook for the global recovery. That will slow progress on Japan's effort to bring its government debt, the largest among industrial nations, under control— a commitment Abe made when he took office in...

  • 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.

  • French GDP figures a 'relief': Pro     Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Steven Bell, director of global macro at F&C, says the 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter rise in French third quarter GDP is a "relief" but the country's government is "paralyzed" and unable to make the necessary structural reforms.

  • Weak euro 'wont' transform the world': Pro     Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Steven Bell, director of global macro at F&C, says the impact of a weaker euro on the economy is minimal.

  • TOKYO, Nov 9- The Bank of Japan Governor not only surprised the markets with his latest splurge of monetary easing. To achieve maximum effect for the shock decision, Haruhiko Kuroda and right-hand man Masayoshi Amamiya kept only a handful of elite central bank bureaucrats in the loop as they laid the ground for the expansion of their quantitative and...

  • TOKYO, Nov 9- The Bank of Japan Governor not only surprised the markets with his latest splurge of monetary easing. To achieve maximum effect for the shock decision, Haruhiko Kuroda and right-hand man Masayoshi Amamiya kept only a handful of elite central bank bureaucrats in the loop as they laid the ground for the expansion of their quantitative and...

  • *Global central bank governors meet in Paris. PARIS, Nov 7- The European Central Bank should be ready in an emergency to buy government bonds to combat prolonged low inflation, a senior ECB policymaker said on Friday, just as the United States is ending such so-called quantitative easing. Speaking a day after the ECB ordered its staff to start preparing for bolder...

  • TOKYO, Nov 7- Japan's economy is forecast to grow enough in the third quarter to allow the government to hike the sales tax next year, but the decision remains a close call although the Bank of Japan's expanded stimulus should help to ease the hit on consumption. The government has agreed with opposition parties to raise the sales tax twice to pay for welfare...

  • European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, says the governing council has not discussed "specific instruments" to boost the balance sheet.

  • European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, says he does not rule out the participation of national central banks in the asset-backed security purchase program.

  • European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, says that disagreements in the governing council are "normal", in response to reports of a right amongst its members.

  • The European Central Bank could take further monetary policy measures to tackle the threat of deflation, President Mario Draghi says.

  • TOKYO, Nov 6- Asian shares and commodity currencies stumbled on Thursday as prices for a host of commodities retreated on lingering concerns over slower global growth, while Tokyo stocks stepped back after posting large gains in a Bank of Japan-inspired rally. European shares are seen falling, with spread-betters expecting Britain's FTSE to decline 0.3...

  • TOKYO, Nov 6- Asian shares and commodity currencies dropped on Thursday as investor concerns about a slowing Chinese economy eclipsed optimism over the U.S. outlook, while Tokyo stocks stepped back after posting large gains in a Bank of Japan-inspired rally. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3 percent, led by declines in...

  • TOKYO, Nov 6- Asian shares eked out small gains and the dollar was riding high on Thursday after generally solid U.S. economic data and expectations of business-friendly policies following the Republican Party's election victory helped Wall Street shares to finish at a record high. The euro was holding near two-year lows although the common currency could...

  • *Japan struggling to balance growth with fiscal discipline. TOKYO, Nov 4- A prominent adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged the government on Tuesday to delay a sales tax hike scheduled for next year to prevent causing a fall in consumer spending that would derail the economy. Koichi Hamada, professor emeritus of economics at Yale University and a...