*Gold at 1- month low as Fed pressured to end US stimulus. Gold fell, touching a 1- month low and closing down for a seventh straight session as the dollar hit its highest levels since 2008 after some Federal Reserve officials said the central bank should end its stimulus for the U.S. economy. Gold was the CRB's biggest loser, falling almost 2 percent.» Read More
TOKYO, April 15- Japan's Nikkei share average is expected to open lower on Monday, as exporters may pull back after weak U.S. retail sales raised concerns over the economic recovery in the world's largest economy.
LISBON, April 14- After a bungled bailout of Cyprus, the recession-stricken euro zone will stand out for the wrong reasons when finance ministers meet in Washington this week to run the rule over the global economy.
When financial leaders of the G20 get together this week, they'll mull a plan to slash debt to well below 90 percent of GDP.
DUBLIN, April 13- Financial leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies will consider next week in Washington a proposal to cut their public debt over the longer term to well below 90 percent of gross domestic product, a document prepared for the meeting showed.
*Washington says watching to ensure Tokyo not targeting yen level. WASHINGTON, April 12- The Obama administration on Friday put Japan on notice that it was watching its economic policies to ensure they were not aimed at devaluing the yen to gain a competitive advantage.
SAO PAULO/ RIO DE JANEIRO, April 12- Brazil's top two economic policymakers warned on Friday that high inflation will not be tolerated, bolstering speculation the central bank could raise interest rates as early as next week.
SAO PAULO/ RIO DE JANEIRO, April 12- Brazil's top two economic policymakers warned on Friday that the government will act to clip the wings of high inflation, bolstering expectations that the central bank will lift interest rates from record lows as early as next week.
*Copper nears 8- month lows. *Operations suspended at Rio Tinto mine in Utah after landslide. LONDON, April 12- Copper fell 3 percent on Friday as concern about slowing economic growth raised uncertainty over the base metals demand outlook while abundant supply and inventories of the metal put further pressure on prices.
BLAGOVESHCHENSK, Russia, April 12- Russia's economy is at risk of sliding into recession by autumn and the government may need to implement stimulus measures to shore up growth, Economy Minister Andrei Belousov said on Friday.
TOKYO, April 12- Japan's policy of boosting its economy with aggressive monetary stimulus is likely to win the understanding of major economies at their meeting in Washington next week, its newly appointed top financial diplomat said on Friday.
*Lenovo hit by Citi downgrade, China PC sales seen slowing. HONG KONG, April 12- Hong Kong shares outperformed China this week but both markets ended on a sombre note on Friday with cyclical sectors broadly weaker ahead of data next week that could offer more clues to the recovery in the world's second-largest economy.
NEW DELHI, April 12- India's industrial output barely grew in February and retail inflation edged towards single-digits in March with the first fall in six months, adding to expectations the central bank will make a cautious interest rate cut next month.
NEW DELHI, April 12- India's industrial output barely grew in February and retail inflation slowed slightly for the first time in six months in March, but double-digit price rises still pose a challenge for policymakers seeking faster growth without runaway inflation.
BLAGOVESHCHENSK, Russia, April 12- Russia's economy is at risk of sliding into recession by autumn and the government may need to introduce stimulus measures to shore up growth, Economy Minister Andrei Belousov said on Friday.
*Europe, U.S. outlook scaled back. LONDON, April 11- This year now looks unlikely to deliver much improvement in the world economy's growth rate, with a weaker outlook for Europe and the United States tempering the cautious optimism that was evident in January.
LONDON, April 11- Copper prices rose on Thursday on a weaker dollar and after strong U.S. jobs data lifted sentiment about the outlook for global metals demand. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange added 0.5 percent to $7,614 a tonne by 1507 GMT, bouncing from a session low of $7,510.
COSTA DA CAPARICA, Portugal, April 11- Back in 2008, the 500 or so slum dwellers of Terras do Lelo were finally looking forward to a better life.
LONDON, April 11- Heavily indebted euro zone nations such as Italy and Portugal could come under pressure to put their bullion reserves to work as a result of plans for Cyprus to sell gold to meet its financing needs.
*China credit grows, supports economic recovery. LONDON, April 11- World shares extended their rally into a fourth day on Thursday supported by Japan's aggressive monetary easing and signs of a growing recovery in China, while the dollar held near a four-year high against the yen.
*China credit grows, supports economic recovery. LONDON, April 11- World shares extended a four-day rally on Thursday while the dollar hovered near a four-year high against the yen, supported by Japan's aggressive monetary easing and signs of a strengthening recovery in China.