Robert Wood, chief UK economist at Berenberg UK, says the U.K.'s growth will give the U.S. economy a "good run".» Read More
*Japan Q3 GDP +0.5 pct qtr/qtr vs f'cast +0.4 pct. TOKYO, Nov 14- Japan's economy slowed less than expected in July-September and is expected to pick up pace in the current quarter as consumers spend now to beat a tax rise next year, but business investment came in sharply below market forecasts.
Arvind Ramakrishnan, head of Asia at Maplecroft, explains how the Philippines' "catastrophic" devastation will impact its economy -- especially its food and beverage sector.
U.S. oil gained 39 cents to $94.59 by 0021 GMT, after ending 60 cents lower under pressure from a stronger dollar. Brent crude settled $1.78 lower, losing $2 at one point to trade as low as $103.24, its lowest mark since July 2.
Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors, and Steve Forbes, Forbes Media, discuss economic growth in the U.S.
*European Central Bank cuts interest rates to record low. *SPDR Gold Trust posts rare inflow. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 7- Gold fell to a three-week low on Thursday, reversing early gains end down nearly 1 percent, hit by signs of strong U.S. economic growth, and as the European Central Bank cut interest rates to a record low.
NEW YORK, Nov 7- Stronger-than-expected U.S. economic growth and a surprise interest rate cut by the European Central Bank boosted the dollar on Thursday and helped push oil prices to a four-month low, but stocks on both sides of the Atlantic struggled. That helped push Brent oil down $1.58 to $103.66 a barrel, while U.S. crude slipped 45 cents to $94.35.
*Brent oil slides to 4- month low at $103.52 a barrel. NEW YORK, Nov 7- Stronger-than-expected U.S. economic growth, coupled with a surprise interest rate cut by the European Central Bank, pushed the dollar up and crude oil prices down on Thursday.
*Qualcomm falls after results, outlook. The broader market was hurt after weak earnings from Whole Foods and Qualcomm and lackluster economic figures, including the first read on U.S. third-quarter gross domestic product that was elevated by inventory accumulation.
NEW YORK, Nov 7- Prices for U.S. Treasuries rose on Thursday on a surprise rate cut by the European Central Bank as well as underlying worries about U.S. economic growth.
NEW YORK, Nov 7- Prices for U.S. GDP data against a surprise rate cut from the European Central Bank. A stronger U.S. economy could persuade the Federal Reserve to slow its $85 billion per month bond buying in coming months.
LONDON, Nov 7- Copper rose on Thursday following better-than-expected U.S. data and a surprise European Central Bank rate cut, while traders awaited a U.S. jobs report and a leadership meeting in China for more clues on the demand outlook.
NEW YORK, Nov 7- U.S. stock index futures briefly trimmed gains on Thursday after data showed the U.S. economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter and initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell last week, mostly in line with expectations.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman talk about a better-than-expected GDP number and the ECB's decision to drop rates .25 percent. Also, initial jobless claims are down 9,000 to 336,000.
WASHINGTON, Nov 7- The U.S. economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter as businesses restocked shelves, but a slowdown in consumer and business spending pointed to an underlying weakness. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.8 percent annual rate, the quickest pace since the third quarter of 2012, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.
*Twitter shares to debut on NYSE. Qualcomm falls after results, outlook. *Investors will also brace for the market debut of Twitter Inc, which priced its initial public offering, above the expected range, at $26 per share to raise at least $1.8 billion, a sign of strong investor demand for the most highly anticipated U.S. public float since Facebook Inc..
James Thom, Investment Manager at Aberdeen Asset Management, Asia says he isn't massively adjusting his approach on Indonesia despite slowing growth and inflation risks.
James Knightley, U.K. economist at ING Wholesale Banking, says U.K. employment and investment spending will pick up as services grow strongly and that GDP will be stronger than in most developed countries.
BEIJING, Nov 5- China needs to sustain economic growth of 7.2 percent to ensure a stable job market, Premier Li Keqiang said in remarks published on Tuesday, one of the few times a top official has stated the minimum level of growth needed for employment.
Louis Kuijs, chief China economist at RBS, discusses the issues facing the Chinese economy and the government's firmer monetary stance.
Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says the outlook for Japan is mixed because, while the domestic economy is doing well, exports are not as strong as expected.