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  • May 5- U.S. stocks fell further in afternoon trading on Tuesday after the U.S. trade deficit surged in March, suggesting that the economy contracted in the first quarter. The $51.4 billion deficit was the highest in nearly 6-1/ 2 years and larger than the $45.2 billion the government assumed in its snapshot of first-quarter gross domestic product last week.

  • Q1 GDP forecasts dip   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 1:02 PM ET
    Q1 GDP forecasts dip

    Trade data is weighing on the markets Tuesday. CNBC's Steve Liesman checks on Q1 GDP forecasts.

  • Cashin says: Old anxieties haunt markets   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Cashin says: Old anxieties haunt markets

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss how today's weaker-than-expected trade data might impact first quarter GDP, as Greece debt woes resurface. Also Cashin is keeping an eye on the Russell 2000 for signs of negative influence.

  • The $51.4 billion deficit was the highest in nearly 6-1/ 2 years and larger than the $45.2 billion the government assumed in its snapshot of first-quarter gross domestic product last week. "Everyone is now keeping an eye on Friday's jobs numbers to see if last month's dismal numbers were a momentary blip or for real," said Kim Forrest, senior equity research...

  • The U.S. trade deficit surged to its highest level in nearly 6-1/ 2 years in March and the $51.4 billion trade gap was far larger than the $45.2 billion deficit the government assumed in its snapshot of first-quarter gross domestic product last week. A now-settled labor dispute at West Coast ports had significantly slowed trade at the start of the year.

  • Don't count on BI to prop up growth: Nomura   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 12:13 AM ET
    Don't count on BI to prop up growth: Nomura

    As much as Bank Indonesia wants to support growth, the central bank's hands are tied amid higher inflation, says Euben Paracuelles, executive director & South East Asia economist at Nomura.

  • JAKARTA, May 5- Indonesia's economic growth in the first quarter slumped to its weakest annual pace since 2009, hurt by slowing demand from major export partners and a drop in global oil prices, the statistics bureau said on Tuesday. Gross domestic product expanded 4.71 percent in January-March from a year ago, weakening from 5.01 percent in the final quarter of...

  • Indonesia growth to be 'slightly below 5%': OCBC   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 11:48 PM ET
    Indonesia growth to be 'slightly below 5%': OCBC

    Wellian Wiranto, economist at OCBC, says the downward adjustment in Indonesia's growth forecasts reflects expectations as to how much the new government can achieve in the short term.

  • An employee counts euros and U.S. dollar notes in a currency exchange store in Lisbon, Portugal.

    The bond market has turned into a punching bag for big investors, but strategists don't see yields moving much higher for now.

  • If jobs number good, sell-off likely: Economist Monday, 4 May 2015 | 1:25 PM ET
    A worker adds finishing touches to an assembled aluminum stage at a Werner factory in Louisville, Kentucky.

    If the jobs report comes in strong on Friday, it could lead to a selloff of U.S. Treasurys that day, said a chief U.S. economist.

  • Wall St getting bitter dose of economic reality Friday, 1 May 2015 | 1:54 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve Building in Washington, D.C.

    Wall Street is slowly coming to a grips with an economy that offers not breakout growth but more of the mediocrity that could keep rates on hold.

  • Weakening Q2 GDP forecasts   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 1:20 PM ET
    Weakening Q2 GDP forecasts

    CNBC's Steve Liesman checks on GDP forecasts for the second quarter.

  • What does weak global data say about growth?   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    What does weak global data say about growth?

    Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit, explains why he doesn't think the world growth forecast is as bad as projected, and why he's "frustrated" with the IMF's conclusions.

  • Looking at 2% growth this year: Pro   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 10:01 AM ET
    Looking at 2% growth this year: Pro

    Jeffrey Solomon, Cowen Group chairman and CEO, analyzes the U.S. economy and investment strategies heading into May.

  • CANBERRA, May 1- There is no risk of Australia being stripped of its coveted triple-A credit rating, Treasurer Joe Hockey said on Friday, slapping down speculation the country might be downgraded for the first time in 26 years. Australia's net debt is forecast to rise to A $245 billion by the end of the fiscal year in June, but at 15 percent of gross domestic product it...

  • Biotech bust may be sending message about stocks Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:03 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Traders are watching the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF for clues on whether a deeper stock market decline is on the horizon.

  • Why the dollar could reverse course fast Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 1:39 PM ET
    An employee counts euros and U.S. dollar notes in a currency exchange store in Lisbon, Portugal.

    Dollar bulls are not ready to throw in the towel and are betting diverging central bank policy will send the greenback higher.

  • I expect 2015 GDP below trend rate of 2.3%: Pro   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:02 AM ET
    I expect 2015 GDP below trend rate of 2.3%: Pro

    Lindsey Piegza, Sterne Agee chief economist, weighs in on whether the Fed will accept some responsibility for what it calls nine years of growth below the historic norm of 3 percent; consumer spending; and a market outlook.

  • *Honda, NTT Docomo, Oriental Land hit by earning disappointment. TOKYO, April 30- Japanese shares suffered their biggest loss in four months on Thursday on weak U.S. growth figures and lacklustre earnings from Japanese companies including Honda Motor. Their selling should be considered in this context, "said Norihiro Fujito, senior investment strategist at...

  • Nikkei tumbles on weak U.S. GDP, earnings disappointment Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:36 PM ET

    *Honda, NTT Docomo, Oriental Land hit by earning disappointment. TOKYO, April 30- Japanese shares tumbled on Thursday as traders locked in profits from recent gains, discouraged by weak U.S. growth figures, a retreat in overseas shares and disappointing earnings from Honda Motor and a few other companies. Their selling should be considered in this context, "said...