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  • TOKYO— Japanese businesses remain wary over the outlook for the world's No. 3 economy and generally plan to reduce capital investment, according to a central bank survey released Wednesday. The Bank of Japan's quarterly "tankan" survey will likely reinforce the conviction among many that more stimulus is needed to sustain growth as Japan struggles to escape...

  • TOKYO, April 1- Japanese business confidence among manufacturers stalled in the first quarter, a central bank survey showed, underscoring the fragile economic recovery and clouding the outlook for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to reflate the country out of deflation. Big companies also expect to cut capital expenditure in the fiscal year that began on...

  • Bargain stocks for the second quarter   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:03 PM ET
    Trades for the 2nd quarter

    Discussing bargain stocks for the second quarter, with Russ Koesterich, BlackRock global chief strategist, and James Liu, J.P. Morgan Funds.

  • Santelli Exchange: Chicago PMI 46.3   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Chicago PMI 46.3

    New orders are coming, explains Alyce Andres-Frantz, MNI Chicago Bureau Chief, in discussing the sluggish March read on Chicago PMI.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. stocks are forecast to post more modest gains this year than in 2014 as rising interest rates and a firmer dollar partly offset strong economic growth, a Reuters poll found. A recent Reuters poll showed the majority of Wall Street's top banks see the Fed acting in September. "Ultimately we think the market is going to end higher, but it's not...

  • ISTANBUL, March 31- Turkey's economy grew a better-than-expected 2.9 percent last year but still fell short of a government target, data showed on Tuesday, a sign the central bank could face more political pressure for a rate cut before June's general election. "The central bank was already under attack from the government when Turkey was growing at a faster clip,"...

  • PETRA, Jordan— It's high season in Petra, an ancient city hewn from rose-colored rock and Jordan's biggest tourist draw. Petra's slump is part of a sharp decline in tourism as Jordan's economy pays a price for regional turbulence and its high-profile role in the U.S.-led battle against Islamic State militants next door. Jordan's involvement in the...

  • ROME, March 28- Italy will probably nudge its forecast for economic growth this year up to 0.7 percent from 0.6 percent when it issues new economic and public finance projections next month, a senior minister said on Saturday. Maria Elena Boschi, minister for constitutional reforms, said at a Milan conference organized by retail lobby Confcommercio that the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 10 Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    STONE MOUNTAIN, United States- Federal Reserve vice chair Stanley Fischer speaks at dinner before the 2015 Financial Markets Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta- 2315 GMT. RICHMOND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Economic Outlook, March 2015" before the Greater Richmond Chamber of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, March 27- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled that the U.S. central bank will likely start raising borrowing costs later this year, even before inflation and wages have returned to health, but emphasized the return to normal interest rates will be gradual. The Fed has held short-term borrowing costs near zero since December...

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, March 27- Brazil's economy grew a slightly better-than-expected 0.1 percent in 2014, but sliding investment and government spending set the stage for what most observers expect will be a painful recession this year. Last year's modest expansion, as published by the government statistics agency on Friday, was still the worst performance...

  • BRASILIA, March 26- Brazil's central bank signaled on Thursday it will continue to raise interest rates as it expects inflation to remain too high next year despite a contracting economy. "Although we have seen some progress in the stabilization of inflation expectations for 2016, we still don't consider that to be enough," central bank director Luiz Awazu...

  • Russian minister predicts new interest rate cut Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:33 PM ET

    MOSCOW— Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukaev says that the country's central bank could cut interest rates next month as the economy stabilizes. The Bank of Russia raised its key interest rate sharply to 17 percent in December when the ruble crashed to record lows against the dollar, but has since cut it for two months in succession as the...

  • HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, March 26- China's Bank of Communications Co Ltd, said on Thursday its bad loan ratio rose to 1.25 percent, its highest level since 2010, as the lender grappled with borrowers' increasing inability to repay debt in China's slowing economy. The result compared with the 13.9 billion yuan average estimate of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.

  • *Shipments to China -15 pct y/y, to U.S +5.1 pct. BANGKOK, March 26- Thai exports fell more than expected in February, showing that a key growth engine for the country is still sputtering, but imports surprisingly rose for the first time in five months. With disappointing exports in early 2015, "the outlook is not so good," said Sarun Sunansathaporn, economist with Tisco...

  • LONDON, March 25- Sterling fell against the euro on Wednesday, hitting a one-month low as investors pushed back expectations of interest rate hikes amid growing talk that inflation in Britain will stay low for sometime to come. Annual inflation in Britain dropped to zero in February and investors are factoring in the chance of a first rate hike in mid-2016,...

  • MOSCOW, March 25- Russia's Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Wednesday he estimated that the Russian economy had contracted by 1.5 percent in the first two months of the year.

  • German business confidence posts 5th straight increase Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 5:28 AM ET

    BERLIN— A closely watched survey is showing a bigger-than-expected increase in German business confidence as managers in Europe's biggest economy take a brighter view of its outlook for the next six months. The Ifo institute said Wednesday its monthly confidence index rose to 107.9 points for March from 106.8 in February. ING-DiBa economist Carsten...

  • PARIS, March 25- European shares dipped in early trading on Wednesday to just below 7-1/ 2- year highs with investors waiting for clues on the outlook for Germany's economy from a business confidence survey due out at 0900 GMT. Shares in Acerinox, Outokumpu and Aperam surged between about 4 percent and 6 percent after Europe said it will impose punitive...

  • European shares dip early; Hermes falls after results Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 4:13 AM ET

    PARIS, March 25- European shares dipped in early trading on Wednesday, hovering below 7-1/ 2- year highs, as investors awaited a survey on German business climate for insight on the outlook for Europe's biggest economy. Hermes has a strong exposure to Japan. At 0810 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 0.3 percent at 1,600.35 points.