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  • SHANGHAI, June 9- China's consumer inflation eased while producer prices stayed stubbornly in deflation in May, bolstering the case for fiscal stimulus as the world's second-largest economy shrugs off monetary easing. "We are basically in the midst of a balance sheet recession with Chinese characteristics," said Andrew Polk, economist at the Conference Board...

  • Expect weak inflation to persist in China: Pro Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 12:04 AM ET
    Expect weak inflation to persist in China: Pro

    Peng Wengsheng, global economist and head of Research at CITIC Securities, says low domestic demand will likely underpin weak inflation in China for the near term.

  • SHANGHAI, June 9- China's consumer inflation eased in May, while producer prices fell for the 38th straight month, raising concerns about growing deflationary pressures as the economy cools. Worried about China's economy, where growth cooled to a six-year low of 7 percent in the first three months of this year, the central bank has cut interest rates three times...

  • SHANGHAI, June 9- China's consumer inflation eased to 1.2 percent year-on-year in May, weaker than market expectations, raising concerns about growing deflationary pressures as the economy cools. Analysts polled by Reuters predicted the index would come in at 1.3 percent compared with 1.5 percent the prior month. The producer price index was unchanged at...

  • China inflation leaves room for more easing: Citi Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 9:33 PM ET
    China inflation leaves room for more easing: Citi

    The below-view May inflation data support the view that further interest rate cuts are needed to prop up China's growth, says Johanna Chua, head of Asia Economics & Market Analysis at Citi.

  • Volatility in this market could help settle stocks Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 6:18 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Bond market volatility could keep stocks in check in the coming week, as investors watch for more proof of momentum in the U.S. economy.

  • *Weekly jobless claims fall 1,000. WASHINGTON, May 14- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, indicating the jobs market was on solid footing even as the economy struggles to regain momentum after abruptly slowing in the first quarter. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 to a...

  • U.S. producer prices resume downward trend in April Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 14- U.S. producer prices resumed their downward trend in April as the cost of energy fell and a strong dollar kept underlying inflation pressures benign, supporting views that the Federal Reserve will only raise interest rates later in the year. The Labor Department said on Thursday its producer price index for final demand fell 0.4 percent last...

  • Weekly jobless claims down 1K to 264,000 Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Weekly jobless claims down 1K to 264,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on unemployment and PPI data. And CNBC's Steve Liesman adds perspective.

  • China inflation muted, fuels calls for more easing Saturday, 9 May 2015 | 9:25 AM ET

    China's inflation was more muted than expected in April and producer prices fell, adding to concerns about growing deflationary pressures.

  • BEIJING, May 9- China's consumer inflation was more muted than expected in April and producer prices fell for the 37th consecutive month, adding to concerns about growing deflationary pressures which are likely to trigger further policy easing. Annual consumer inflation picked up a shade to 1.5 percent in April, the National Bureau of Statistics said on...

  • BEIJING, May 9- China's consumer inflation edged up to 1.5 percent in April, less than market expectations and adding to concerns about burgeoning deflationary pressures which are likely to lead to more policy easing. The producer price index remained in negative territory for the 37th consecutive month, falling 4.6 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics...

  • BEIJING, May 9- China's consumer inflation edged up to 1.5 percent in April compared with a year ago, missing market expectations and adding to concerns about burgeoning deflationary pressures which are likely to lead to more policy easing. The producer price index remained in negative territory for the 37th consecutive month, falling 4.6 percent, the...

  • *Gold hits two-week low at $1,183.68/ oz. LONDON, April 14- Gold cut losses on Tuesday, as the dollar turned lower after U.S. retail sales and producer prices data came in weaker than expected, but prices remained below $1,200 an ounce on higher equities. "Gold needs to close above $1,225 before there is any sustained rally... in the short term, there may be stops above...

  • Economic road ahead Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    Economic road ahead

    CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses the latest economic data on producer prices and retail sales.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- U.S. producer prices rose in March after four straight months of declines and there were signs of some firming in underlying inflation, which should keep the Federal Reserve on course to start raising interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its producer price index for final demand increased 0.2 percent last month,...

  • March PPI up 0.2%, retail sales up 0.9% Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    March PPI up 0.2%, retail sales up 0.9%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on last month's producer prices and retail sales.

  • SHANGHAI, April 10- China's consumer inflation stayed flat at 1.4 percent in March, while producer prices fell slightly less than projected, official data showed on Friday, keeping pressure on profit margins at Chinese companies as Beijing struggles to stimulate growth. The producer price index declined 4.6 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics said on...

  • SHANGHAI, April 9- China's consumer inflation stayed flat at 1.4 percent year-on-year in March, but was slightly above market expectations. Analysts polled by Reuters predicted the index would come in at 1.3 percent, compared with 1.4 percent posted the prior month. The producer price index remained in negative territory at -4.6 percent, the National Bureau of...

  • China inflation remains on downtrend: Pro Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 9:35 PM ET
    China inflation remains on downtrend: JPMorgan

    While China's consumer inflation stabilized in March, it will likely continue easing over the next 2-3 months, prompting further easing, says Zhu Haibin, chief China economist and head of Greater China Economic Research of J.P Morgan.