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*Leveraged buyouts in Spain last year half of 2007 level. LONDON, June 30- In Spain, an uncertain economic outlook and high levels of company debt mean a trickle of private equity deals are unlikely to turn into a flood just yet. "The current hype is huge- everyone wants to get a deal," said Alex Wagenberg, managing director of Carlyle Europe Partners in Spain.
*May current account deficit $664 mln, vs April's $643 mln deficit. BANGKOK, June 30- Thailand's central bank signalled on Monday that Southeast Asia's second-largest economy would avoid recession this quarter and said manufacturing and consumption "started to show signs of recovery" in May.
*Coming up: U.S. Weekly jobless claims at 1230 GMT. SINGAPORE, June 26- Gold slipped on Thursday as stronger equities dented the metal's safe-haven appeal and investors largely shrugged off weak U.S. economic growth numbers in favour of more recent data.
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"Houston has had this incredible growth rate but the lack of skilled workers could slow us down," said Patrick Jankowski of the Greater Houston Partnership. The Houston economy grew 5.3 percent in 2012, trailing only San Francisco while outpacing the wider U.S. economy, according to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
WASHINGTON, June 18- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday slashed its forecast for U.S. economic growth this year but expressed confidence the recovery was largely on track and would allow it to begin raising interest rates in 2015..
WASHINGTON, June 13- The U.S. economic recovery should accelerate in coming months as an energy boom, steadily falling unemployment and a rebound in investment push growth to its fastest pace in a decade, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Friday.
*Saha Group expects sales up 5 pct in 2014. BANGKOK, June 3- Thailand's largest consumer product conglomerate Saha Group forecast on Tuesday 5 percent sales growth for this year, saying it expected the military government would soon implement economic reforms to restore confidence after a coup.
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BRUSSELS, May 16- Dutch state-owned bank ABN AMRO reported a 30 percent rise in first-quarter underlying net profit on Friday and said loan impairments would take some time to fall to normal levels although should be slightly lower this year. ABN AMRO said loan impairments remained elevated, reflecting the weak state of the domestic economy.
WARSAW, May 14- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development slashed its regional growth forecasts in half on Wednesday and warned of damage to the world economy if the crisis in Ukraine sends Russia into recession.
LONDON, May 14- European shares eased back from multi-year highs on Wednesday and the euro licked its wounds after slumping to a five-week low as the focus shifted to an economic outlook from the Bank of England for clues on when UK interest rates will rise.
WASHINGTON, May 7- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen prepared the following remarks on the U.S. economic outlook for her testimony to the congressional Joint Economic Committee on Wednesday. Current Economic Situation and Outlook.
*To give outlook update for Russia on May 13. PARIS, May 7- Societe Generale, France's second-largest listed bank, has written down the acquisition value of Russian arm Rosbank by 525 million euros, blaming the economic uncertainty caused by Russia's soured relations with Ukraine.
MOSCOW, May 6- Russia's economy is likely to shrink again in the second quarter of 2014, a senior finance ministry official was quoted as saying on Tuesday, after contraction began in the first three months of the year.
Neil Shearing, chief emerging markets economist at Capital Economics, says Russia is probably in recession and that despite the IMF program, it will be very difficult to see economic stability in Ukraine.
*IMF cuts Russia 2014 growth forecast to 0.2 percent. MOSCOW, April 30- The International Monetary Fund slashed on Wednesday its already modest 2014 growth forecast for Russia, warning that Ukraine- related sanctions were scaring off investors and were pushing the economy towards recession.
*IMF cuts Russia 2014 growth forecast to 0.2 percent. MOSCOW, April 30- The International Monetary Fund has cut its 2014 growth forecast for Russia and expects capital outflow of $100 billion this year, the Fund's mission chief to Moscow said on Wednesday.
*Fitch expected to hike outlook or upgrade Spain. On a day of credit updates scheduled for three of the bloc's top four economies, Standard& Poor's affirmed its ratings on France, while Fitch raised its outlook on Italy and was expected to boost its view of Spain after Europe's markets close.
On a day of credit updates scheduled for three of the bloc's top four economies, Standard& Poor's affirmed its ratings on France, while Fitch raised its outlook on Italy and was expected to boost its view of Spain after Europe's markets close.