• 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,...

  • *Oct exports +9.6 pct y/y vs f'cast +4.5 pct y/y. TOKYO, Nov 20- Japanese exports grew in October at the fastest pace in eight months, an encouraging sign that global demand could help the country recover from recession and support the central bank's optimistic economic outlook. "The trade data shows that exports will contribute to growth in the fourth quarter and...

  • TOKYO, Nov 20- Japanese exports grew in October at the fastest pace in eight months in an encouraging sign that global demand could help the country recover from an unexpected recession and support the central bank's optimistic economic outlook. "The trade data shows that exports will contribute to growth in the fourth quarter and help recoup some of the...

  • Why Japan's inflation goal is now within reach     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    The delay in sales tax hike, along with the BOJ's surprise stimulus, will help Japan to meet its 2 percent inflation goal, says Takuji Okubo, Principal & Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors.

  • What a fresh mandate means for Japan's Abe     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election late Tuesday. Scott Seaman, Senior Analyst, Asia at Eurasia, discusses the rationale behind the move.

  • *No policy change seen after Oct. 31 stimulus. TOKYO, Nov 19- The Bank of Japan is expected to hold policy steady when its two-day meeting ends on Wednesday, but what it has to say about the country's slide into recession may unsettle markets already digesting the government's decision to call a snap election. Having stunned markets with a surprise monetary easing...

  • METALS-Copper slips on weak China property sector Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 5:54 AM ET

    *China home prices fall for second consecutive month in Oct. LONDON, Nov 18- Copper prices dipped on Tuesday, as disappointing property sector data from China raised concerns about the outlook for demand from the world's top metals consumer. Copper prices have stayed between $6,500 and $6,800 a tonne since mid-September.

  • Sun not rising on Abe's Japan     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    Japan is officially in recession. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera looks at the Japanese stock market.

  • New Jersey faces mixed economic forecast Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— Economists say there is reason to be optimistic about New Jersey's recovery but warned on Monday that the state's constrained budget, tax structure and lagging employment gains could dampen its progress. Chris Christie's administration and the Legislature prepare to begin debating the state's budget early next year. Jason Bram, a researcher...

  • investors in 2015- Northern Trust@. Wayne Bowers, head of asset management for EMEA and Asia at Northern Trust, said European markets could defy the "structural pessimism" of many investors, with central bank stimulus lifting asset prices even if the economic impact takes many months to filter through. On Japan, Bowers said that though economic data makes grim...

  • Japan's recession hits Nikkei     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors, discusses the root causes of Japan's recession and its impact on global markets.

  • Japan slips into recession, Nikkei drops 3%     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:05 AM ET

    The world's third-largest economy unexpectedly enters recession, paving the way for an unpopular sales tax hike, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Scott Shellady, CEO of Bull Reef Brokerage at TJM Investments talks about Japan's recent recession announcement and how it will impact other markets and investors internationally, describing it as a "mild tsunami" coming our way.

  • A 'negative' for the yen     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Phyllis Papadavid, senior global FX strategist at BNP Paribas talks about the latest "undeniably weak" GDP data from Japan, and how it is "likely" a snap election will be called soon.

  • *Japan economy unexpectedly shrank in third quarter. LONDON, Nov 17- German bond yields fell on Monday after data showing Japan unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter, stoking investor concerns about the global economy. "The Japan number underlines the weak outlook for global growth," said Rabobank strategist Lyn Graham-Taylor.

  • TOKYO, Nov 17- Tokyo stocks suffered their biggest one-day slump since August on Monday after Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession, prompting investors to book profits from recent gains. Japan's economy unexpectedly shrank an annualised 1.6 percent in the third quarter, following a sharp contraction between April and June caused by a hike in...

  • *Army seized power on May 22 in bid to end unrest, lift growth. BANGKOK, Nov 17- Thailand's economy grew much less than expected in the July-September quarter as exports contracted, forcing the authorities to again cut the country's growth forecast for the year. The army seized power on May 22 in a bid to end the crisis and kick-start the sputtering economy, but...

  • 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...

  • Europe Q3 GDP beats estimates     Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:03 AM ET

    The euro zone economy grew more than expected in the third quarter, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • LONDON, Nov 12- The Bank of England sees British inflation falling below 1 percent in the next six months and Governor Mark Carney said markets were right to rule out an interest rate hike any time soon. He also pointed to "troubling" developments in the euro zone, home to Britain's main trading partners, where the economy is at risk of falling back into recession.