TOKYO, Dec 9- Japan's economy expanded 0.3 percent in July-September from the previous quarter, government data showed on Monday, revised down from a preliminary 0.5 percent increase.» Read More
*John Kerry: core sanctions against Iran remain in place despite interim deal. LONDON, Dec 5- Brent crude oil slipped towards $111 a barrel on Thursday, as traders weighed whether positive U.S. data would prompt the Federal Reserve to start curbing its monthly bond-buying programme.
*China Mobile signs deal with Apple- report. NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Thursday, as investors ruminated over whether healthy data on the labor market and economic growth may prompt the Federal Reserve to accelerate its timetable to wind down its monetary stimulus.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman break down the latest data on third quarter GDP and jobs.
WASHINGTON, Dec 5- The U.S. economy grew faster than initially estimated in the third quarter as businesses aggressively accumulated stock, but underlying domestic demand remained sluggish. Gross domestic product grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate instead of the 2.8 percent pace reported earlier, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.
*China Mobile signs deal with Apple- report. NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, ahead of data on the labor market and economic growth that may help investors assess whether the Federal Reserve may accelerate its timetable to wind down its monetary stimulus.
WASHINGTON-- The Commerce Department issues its second of three estimates on how fast the U.S. economy grew in the July-September quarter. The report will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Thursday. SLIGHTLY FASTER: Analysts forecast that third-quarter growth will be revised to a 3.1 percent annual rate, according to a survey by FactSet.
Ian Henderson, CEO of Shawbrook, says big banks need to "pull up their socks" and lend more to small and medium businesses.
Gerard Reid, partner at Alexa Capital, says that the U.K. imports an increasing amount of gas which is pushing up energy prices.
SEOUL, Dec 5- Following are details of South Korea's revised gross domestic product data for the July-September quarter, released by the Bank of Korea on Thursday:. OVER PREVIOUS QUARTER, SEASONALLY ADJUSTED. *Advance estimates released on Oct. 25.
Bruce Kasman, JPMorgan Chase chief economist, explains why he expects to see a "solid" number in this morning's ADP employment report and shares his outlook on the economy next year.
Peter Dixon, senior economist at Commerzbank, explains that the latest services PMI highlights that U.K. growth will slow and that there is still a"¿long way to go" before the unemployment target is reached.
SYDNEY, Dec 4- The yen was squeezed higher across the board early in Asia on Wednesday, enjoying a bit of a reprieve as investors locked in profits ahead of major risk events including U.S. jobs data due later in the week. The dollar retreated to 102.35 yen from a six-month peak of 103.38 yen, while the euro slipped to 139.11 yen from a five-year high of 140.03.
MOSCOW, Dec 3- Russia's economy ministry cut its 2013-2015 gross domestic product growth forecast on Tuesday, saying investment by firms and consumer demand would be weaker than expected. Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying that gross domestic product would grow by 1.4 percent this year compared to 1.8 percent.
MOSCOW, Dec 3- Russia's economy ministry has cut its 2013-2015 gross domestic product growth forecast to 1.4 percent this year compared to an earlier estimate of 1.8 percent, news agency RIA Novosti cited the economy minister as saying.
LONDON, Dec 2- Pension funds in some emerging economies have grown strongly as a percentage of gross domestic product, but others have been stagnant, data from the OECD shows. To read an article on the urgency of pension reform, please click:. *data until 2011 Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, tells CNBC that while the U.K. recovery is becoming broader-based, it's "no time for being complacent."
Philippe Gudin, head of euro area economics at Barclays, says he is "surprised" at the timing of the Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgrade of the Netherlands, as he expects a rebound in growth next year.
Moritz Kraemer, chief sovereign ratings officer at Standard and Poor's (S&P), explains that the Netherlands was downgraded because of its growth potential, but that it has a stable ratings outlook due to its policy commitment.
Rahul Bajoria, regional economist at Barclays, discusses the Indian economy and says that growth will remain slow for a "fairly long period", despite certain sectors having already hit the bottom.
Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research markets at RBS, says the European Central Bank will announce positive growth and inflation forecasts.