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  • PARIS— The world economy risks being bogged down in a low growth spiral unless measures are taken to spur demand and incite businesses to boost their stubbornly sluggish investments. That's the conclusion of the latest economic forecast from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Paris- based body made up of 34 of the world's most...

  • Growth is also being buoyed by ultra-supportive central bank policy in the big developed economies and in many places outside the United States by a stronger dollar, which makes the exports of other currency zones relatively cheaper. The Paris- based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, a think tank funded by its membership of primarily...

  • *BOJ will consider action if price trend disrupted-Shirai. TSU, Japan, June 3- Bank of Japan board member Sayuri Shirai ruled out the chance of an imminent expansion of monetary stimulus, but warned of risks to the price outlook that may put pressure on the central bank as it seeks to hit an ambitious inflation target. It pushed back the timing for hitting its price...

  • SHANGHAI, June 3- Activity in China's services sector accelerated in May as new business rose at the fastest pace in three years, a private survey showed on Wednesday, a rare piece of good news for policymakers struggling to reviving a cooling economy. Still, economists remain cautious on China's overall economic outlook, as credit growth remains weak and...

  • Transports lag industrials   Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 2:05 PM ET
    Transports lag industrials

    Discussing the action in the transports, and the correlation to market action, with Andrew Burkly, Oppenheimer & Co., and Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.

  • Bold analyst expects correction   Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 2:03 PM ET
    Bold analyst expects correction

    Barry Bannister at Stifel Nicolaus expects a market correction, with CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • *Factory orders fall 0.4 percent in April. WASHINGTON, June 2- New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in April as demand for transportation equipment and other goods weakened, suggesting that manufacturing remained constrained by a strong dollar and spending cuts in the energy sector. Households are gradually boosting their spending on manufactured goods, "...

  • Betting against the shorts   Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 12:44 PM ET
    Betting against the shorts

    The FMHR traders look at Barclays' list of short-squeeze candidates, or those stocks about to turn around.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 15 Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on the U.S. economic outlook and monetary policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies- 1400 GMT. PARIS- Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Forum 2015. PARIS- European Central Bank board member Daniele Nouy speaks at the panel discussion "Unlocking...

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- U.S. consumer spending growth unexpectedly stalled in April as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and continued to boost savings, suggesting the economy was struggling to gain momentum early in the second quarter. The Commerce Department said April's unchanged reading in consumer spending growth compared with analysts'...

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly stalled in April as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and continued to boost savings, suggesting the economy was struggling to gain momentum early in the second quarter. We need to see more of a rebound in growth before the Fed pulls the trigger on interest rates, "said Diane Swonk, chief...

  • GDP estimates getting better   Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 1:03 PM ET
    GDP estimates getting better

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports where economists are tracking GDP.

  • BEIJING, June 1- Activity in China's giant factory sector expanded slightly in May, as expected, an official survey showed on Monday, offering investors some relief but not enough to arrest worries about a persistent economic slowdown. The official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index edged up to 50.2 from April's 50.1, the National Bureau of Statistics...

  • Where big money investors are placing their bets   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 2:53 PM ET
    These stocks top institutional investors' holdings

    CNBC's Eric Chemi reports on the top 20 holdings by institutional investors.

  • Port strike & weather hurt Q1: Pro   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 2:46 PM ET
    Port strike & weather hurt Q1: Pro

    Jim McCaughan, Principal Global Investors CEO, attributes slow growth in the first quarter to the west coast port dispute and bad winter weather in the east.

  • Not worried, a lot of opportunity: Pro   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 1:05 PM ET
    Not worried, a lot of opportunity: Pro

    Stocks are lower Friday, but remain on track for a positive month. Katie Nixon, Northern Trust Wealth Management, and Kristina Hooper, Allianz Global Investors, discuss their market forecasts.

  • Summer sector sizzlers: XLU, XLE & more   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 1:03 PM ET
    Summer sector sizzlers: XLU, XLE & more

    Keep an eye on the utilities sector, along with energy stocks for the summer. Here's why, with CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • *U.S. first-quarter GDP shrinks at 0.7 pct annual rate. NEW YORK, May 29- U.S. "The market simply doesn't believe the data will be strong enough to let the Fed this year," said Aaron Kohli, interest rate strategist at BNP Paribas in New York.

  • BEIJING, May 29- China's central bank said on Friday it wants to see a "healthy" stock market, a day after surging Chinese shares slumped 6 percent in record trading volume as investors fled tighter borrowing rules. In its 2015 financial stability report, the People's Bank of China warned of a slowing economy and rising debt levels, but repeated its vow to deepen...

  • TOKYO— Japanese data on Friday showed a mixed outlook for the world's third-largest economy while a renewed decline in the value of the yen is adding to uncertainty over whether the recovery is gaining ground. By some measures, Japan's economy is on the upswing as share prices surge thanks to exporters profiting from the weak yen. Japan's jobless rate dropped to...