WASHINGTON, April 17- The Group of 20 leading economies on Friday said risks to the global economy had diminished with improved growth prospects in rich nations, but it warned of challenges from exchange rate volatility and geopolitical tensions to low inflation. "Risks to the global economy are more balanced since we last met," G20 finance ministers and central...» Read More
Trade policy emerged as the hot-button issue among the nine Republican presidential hopefuls squaring off on Tuesday, but taxes, economic growth and the health of the American middle class also got their fair share of attention in the debate.
Demand for applications to purchase US homes and refinance existing mortgages rose last week, after total loan requests fell the prior two weeks, an industry trade group said on Wednesday.
US economists have chopped their forecasts for 2008 economic growth for a third straight month, saying the housing slump will be deeper and last longer than earlier expected, a survey released on Wednesday showed.
Singapore's central bank unexpectedly moved to keep inflation in check by tightening its monetary policy and allowing the Singapore dollar to rise, amid signs that it is worried over rising prices. Separately, the economy grew a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.4% in the third quarter.
Up to the minute blog of the CNBC/MSNBC/WSJ GOP Presidential Debate in Dearborn, Michigan.
All of the Fed's policy-setting committee agreed that a half-point cut in rates was needed to shield the economy from credit disruptions and the housing slowdown, minutes of the Sept. 18 meeting showed.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Sunday that the rate of U.S. economic growth was slowing, but the odds of a recession are less than 50%.
The U.S. federal budget deficit fell to $161 billion in fiscal 2007 from $248 billion the prior year as growth in tax receipts, fueled by capital gains and other non-withheld income, outstripped spending growth, the Congressional Budget Office said on Friday.
The Labor Department's jobs number tracks people in the work force, but it doesn't account for millions of workers classified as independent contractors. Now, a battle is brewing over whether contractors like Gupertino Magana are getting a fair deal.
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Donald Kohn said Friday moderate growth should return to the U.S. economy after a period of weakness due to a prolonged housing slump and higher borrowing costs.
The prepared speech given by Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Donald Kohn on the economic outlook. The speech took place in Philadelphia on October 5, 2007.
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Inflation pressures in the euro zone rose to a seven-year high in August and remain in an upward trend, a report said on Friday.
European stock markets closed mixed after the European Central Bank and the Bank of England held interest rates steady.
Friday's U.S. employment report is expected to show sizable job growth for September, emboldening investors. But that won't end the debate about a possible recession.
With the Dow Jones Industrial Average hovering around 14,000, the question is where the blue-chip heads next: 13,000 or 15,000?
The U.S. private sector increased hiring at a moderate pace for a third straigth month in September, according to the ADP employment report released Wednesday.
Pending sales of previously owned homes fell by a larger-than-expected 6.5% in August as more borrowers seeking home loans were turned away by cautious lenders, a real estate trade group said on Tuesday.
A fall in energy costs capped euro zone producer price growth in August despite a jump in non-durable goods, while unemployment stayed at record lows, data showed on Tuesday.
Swiss consumer price inflation picked up in September, driven by higher oil prices, but the price rise was smaller than expected.