NEW YORK, July 23- U.S. long-term Treasury debt prices ended slightly lower on Wednesday in thin trading, but their near-term outlook remained positive on safe-haven demand as global tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine persisted. Treasuries maturing August 2022 through May 2024 as part of its economic stimulus program, also helped keep a lid on yields.» Read More
WASHINGTON— U.S. economic growth this year will likely be at the weakest pace since the Great Recession ended, the International Monetary Fund said, mostly because of a sharp, weather-related contraction in the first quarter. That's below last year's 1.9 percent pace and would be the slowest annual rate since the recession ended in June 2009.
I would bet inflationistas a truckload of scarce limes that inflation pressures are temporary and inflation is about to fall, says Ron Insana.
IMF SAYS FED CAN KEEP POLICY RATES AT ZERO FOR LONGER THAN MID-2015 IF INFLATION STAYS SUBDUED, SEES GRADUAL RATE NORMALIZATION.
WASHINGTON, July 23- The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday said it expects the U.S. economy to grow even more slowly this year than it predicted a month ago due to weakness in the first quarter. The IMF said the world's largest economy should grow 1.7 percent in 2014, below its June prediction of 2 percent growth.
The pre-2008 economy should be viewed as a bubble and growth rates will be much more subdued, Dow Chemical Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris tells CNBC.
BEIJING, July 23- China may see more capital inflows in the rest of 2014 after experiencing some money flight in recent months, the country's foreign exchange regulator said on Wednesday, as the yuan recovers due to improved confidence in the economy.
BEIJING, July 23- China saw some capital outflows in the second quarter, the country's foreign exchange regulator said on Wednesday, adding that the yuan is now recovering as the economy stabilises.
Zach Pandl, Portfolio Manager & Strategist at Columbia Management Investment Advisers, says underlying inflation trends in the U.S. remain benign and explains what that means for Fed's policy.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.
*Godwin Emefiele delivers first MPC decision as governor. ABUJA, July 22- Nigeria's new central bank governor said on Tuesday he favored a gradual reduction in interest rates over the next five years, but inflation risk meant there was no room to ease policy immediately.
CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks to Daniel Stecich, Athena Advisor Services, about the current economic landscape and reasons why the yield curve is flattening.
U.S. consumer prices rose in June as the cost of gasoline surged, pointing to a gradual build up of inflationary pressures.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on consumer prices. And CNBC's Steve Liesman adds perspective.
CNBC's Steve Liesman, explains what the Consumer Price Index indicates about inflation. And Arthur Brooks, AEI president, weighs in on the economy.
With the markets focused on Ukraine and the Middle East, CNBC's Steve Liesman points out some important economic data you may have missed.
*Economists say Germany's fundamentals still solid. BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, July 21- The German economy probably stagnated in the second quarter in the face of political tensions abroad, the Bundesbank said on Monday, but chances are its recovery will not be held up for long by conflicts on the rim of Europe.
*Economists say Germany's fundamentals still solid. FRANKFURT, July 21- The German economy probably stagnated in the second quarter in the face of political tensions abroad, the Bundesbank said on Monday, but chances are its recovery will not be held up for long by conflicts on the rim of Europe.
Ray Attrill, Co-Head of FX Strategy at National Australian Bank, explains why he thinks markets are being complacent towards geopolitical risks. He also highlights risk events for the week ahead.
BRASILIA, July 18- The market is getting ahead of itself if it thinks Brazil's central bank could start cutting interest rates again to rescue a weakening economy, a member of the government's economic team told Reuters.
*Copper faces biggest weekly loss since early June. LONDON, July 18- Copper fell to a two-week low on Friday, and its weekly performance headed for the biggest drop in 18 weeks, on concerns about the Chinese property sector and an outlook for increased production. Copper has dropped nearly 3 percent this week, the biggest weekly drop since mid-March.