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  • TOKYO, Feb 16- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he hopes the central bank continues with its bold monetary easing campaign to achieve its 2 percent inflation target. Speaking in parliament, Abe praised the BOJ's aggressive stimulus program for helping revive the economy and wipe out the public's "sticky deflationary mindset."

  • *Q4 GDP up annualized 2.2 pct vs f'cast +3.7 pct. TOKYO, Feb 16- Japan's economy rebounded from recession to grow an annualized 2.2 percent in the final quarter of last year, giving a much-needed boost to premier Shinzo Abe's efforts to shake off decades of stagnation even as the global outlook deteriorates. Still, the return to growth will allow the Bank of Japan to...

  • TOKYO, Feb 13- Inflation in Japan is forecast to slow further in coming quarters pressured by the collapse in crude oil prices, but the Bank of Japan is set to sit tight for now as it assesses the broad impact of the oil slump on consumption and prices. But a patient approach will give the BOJ more time to assess the impacts of a wave of monetary policy easings around the...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 9- Russian car sales are expected to decline by 25-35 percent this year, accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers said on Monday, hit by a sharp economic slowdown and devaluation of the rouble. Russia, a country with 143 million people, has been a booming market for car producers since the fall of the Soviet Union. But with the economy heading for...

  • Despite woes, Russia optimistic on economic outlook Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | 11:29 PM ET

    Russia's economy ministry said on Saturday it expected gross domestic product to fall 3 percent this year, more optimistic than many analysts' forecasts of a 4-5 percent drop.

  • MOSCOW, Jan 31- Russia's economy ministry said on Saturday it expected gross domestic product to fall 3 percent this year, more optimistic than many analysts' forecasts of a 4-5 percent drop. The economy has been hit by a sharp fall in oil prices and by sanctions imposed on Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis, leaving Russia facing its first year of recession...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 31- Russia's economy ministry said on Saturday it expected gross domestic product to fall 3 percent this year, more optimistic than many analysts' forecasts of a 4-5 percent drop. The economy has been hit by a sharp fall in oil prices and sanctions imposed on Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis, leaving Russia facing its first year of recession...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 27- Brazilian mall and supermarket associations on Tuesday forecast slowing sales growth after a weak 2014, with revenues scarcely keeping up with inflation and store openings as consumer sentiment sours. The meager 2015 forecasts reinforce a grim outlook for Brazilian retailers, as higher taxes, rising interest rates and stagnant job growth...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 26- Ratings agency S&P said on Monday it had cut Russia's sovereign credit rating to BB+ or below investment grade with a negative outlook, and said Russia's economic growth prospects have weakened. It could not only harm Russia's image among investors, but also push up its borrowing costs, as many mainstream investment and pension funds have rules...

  • *Kuroda admits Japan may not see 2 pct inflation until FY2016. TOKYO, Jan 21- Two years into so-called Abenomics- a mix of aggressive monetary and fiscal policy plus structural reform- the Bank of Japan is struggling to reach an ambitious inflation target and convince Japanese that years of deflation are in the past. "Looking at wage negotiations and inflation...

  • Recession? 0% GDP growth? Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 5:01 PM ET
    Recession? 0% GDP growth?

    Raoul Pal, The Global Macro Investor newsletter, thinks the S&P 500 could reach 1,800 this year, and shares his global outlook.

  • *Fitch and S&P have Russia one notch above junk. *Russia seeks to avert downgrade, says dangers exaggerated. The Fitch agency cut its rating on Russia to' BBB minus' from' BBB' on Friday, citing a significant deterioration in the country's economic outlook due to the slump in oil prices and falling value of the rouble.

  • Cramer: Worldwide recession, except in US Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Cramer: Worldwide recession, except in US

    CNBC's Jim Cramer breaks down the health of the U.S. stock market and weighs in on the "stunning" move in utilities. David Faber discusses Russia and oil.

  • Birth rate hits record low Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    Birth rate hits record low

    U.S. birth rates have fallen for the 6th consecutive year. Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank, chief U.S. economist, discusses whether this trend hurts the U.S. economy.

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

    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
    What a fresh mandate means for Japan's Abe

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

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

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

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

    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
    Japan slips into recession, Nikkei drops 3%

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

  • Will Japan's 'mild tsunami' recession affect the US? Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 5:40 AM ET
    Will Japan's 'mild tsunami' recession affect the US?

    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.