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  • *Oct exports +9.6 pct y/y vs f'cast +4.5 pct y/y. TOKYO, Nov 20- Japanese exports grew in October at the fastest pace in eight months, an encouraging sign that global demand could help the country recover from recession and support the central bank's optimistic economic outlook. "The trade data shows that exports will contribute to growth in the fourth quarter and...

  • TOKYO, Nov 20- Japanese exports grew in October at the fastest pace in eight months in an encouraging sign that global demand could help the country recover from an unexpected recession and support the central bank's optimistic economic outlook. "The trade data shows that exports will contribute to growth in the fourth quarter and help recoup some of the...

  • Fed sees solid US economy, despite new threats Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve policy-makers discussed a variety of economic threats at their October meeting— from turbulent financial markets to overseas weakness— but decided to move forward with plans to end their landmark bond buying program. Minutes of the Fed's Oct. 28-29 meeting released on Wednesday showed that Fed officials grappled with a number of...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 19- Russian meat firm Cherkizovo posted an eight-fold increase in third-quarter earnings, but said it expected a more challenging end to the year, with a weaker rouble driving costs higher and inflation squeezing consumption. Cherkizovo has been one of the few winners so far in Russia's economic downturn after a ban on Western food imports in...

  • Kudlow: Stocks, stocks & more stocks     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    Discussing stocks, the play on the gold, and the best global trade right now, with CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow; CNBC's Kate Kelly; Shark Tank investor Kevin O'Leary; and FM trader Tim Seymour.

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Santa wears rally cap?     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:02 PM ET

    Dissecting current conditions and where the market is headed, with Ken Moraif, Money Matters; David Kudla, Mainstay Capital Management; Peter Andersen, Congress Wealth Management; Patty Edwards, U.S. Bank; and CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • *China home prices fall for second consecutive month in Oct. LONDON, Nov 18- Copper, aluminium and other base metals prices fell on Tuesday, as weak property sector data from China raised concerns about the outlook for demand from the world's top metals consumer. Copper prices have stayed between $6,500 and $6,800 a tonne since mid-September.

  • *No policy change seen after Oct. 31 stimulus. TOKYO, Nov 19- The Bank of Japan is expected to hold policy steady when its two-day meeting ends on Wednesday, but what it has to say about the country's slide into recession may unsettle markets already digesting the government's decision to call a snap election. Having stunned markets with a surprise monetary easing...

  • METALS-Copper slips on weak China property sector Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 5:54 AM ET

    *China home prices fall for second consecutive month in Oct. LONDON, Nov 18- Copper prices dipped on Tuesday, as disappointing property sector data from China raised concerns about the outlook for demand from the world's top metals consumer. Copper prices have stayed between $6,500 and $6,800 a tonne since mid-September.

  • Asia stocks down as China property, Japan weighed Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:31 AM ET

    A positive outlook from homebuilders and encouraging news from Japan and Germany also helped lift markets. "We've gotten good news on all of the worries since mid-October and we had much better-than-expected earnings," said Kate Warne, an investment strategist at Edward Jones. Developments in Japan, whose economy slipped into recession in the third quarter,...

  • New Jersey faces mixed economic forecast Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— Economists say there is reason to be optimistic about New Jersey's recovery but warned on Monday that the state's constrained budget, tax structure and lagging employment gains could dampen its progress. Chris Christie's administration and the Legislature prepare to begin debating the state's budget early next year. Jason Bram, a researcher...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 17- Hedge fund Omega Advisors expects to see the U.S. stock market's bull run continue into next year, fueled by steady economic growth and a corporate takeover boom. "My expectation is for the Standard& Poor's 500 to gain 7 percent to 9 percent in 2015," Steven Einhorn, Omega's vice chairman said on Monday. Omega, founded by Leon Cooperman two decades ago...

  • *Momentum has weakened, sees downside risks to growth outlook. *But still expects moderate recovery in 2015, 2016. FRANKFURT, Nov 17- The European Central Bank's stimulus is gaining traction, but should it turn out that its current efforts are not sufficient to accelerate the euro zone recovery, the ECB is ready to do more, ECB President Mario Draghi said.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 17- Economists trimmed their forecasts for U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter but slightly raised their expectations for the balance of 2014 on an improved outlook for the labor market. Analysts see the economy growing at an annual rate of 2.7 percent in the current quarter, according to the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's quarterly survey...

  • *Japan economy unexpectedly shrank in third quarter. LONDON, Nov 17- German bond yields fell on Monday after data showing Japan unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter, stoking investor concerns about the global economy. "The Japan number underlines the weak outlook for global growth," said Rabobank strategist Lyn Graham-Taylor.

  • TOKYO, Nov 17- Tokyo stocks suffered their biggest one-day slump since August on Monday after Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession, prompting investors to book profits from recent gains. Japan's economy unexpectedly shrank an annualised 1.6 percent in the third quarter, following a sharp contraction between April and June caused by a hike in...

  • *Army seized power on May 22 in bid to end unrest, lift growth. BANGKOK, Nov 17- Thailand's economy grew much less than expected in the July-September quarter as exports and tourism contracted, forcing the authorities to again cut the country's growth forecast for 2014.. Southeast Asia's second-largest economy grew 1.1 percent in the third quarter from the prior...

  • *Army seized power on May 22 in bid to end unrest, lift growth. BANGKOK, Nov 17- Thailand's economy grew much less than expected in the July-September quarter as exports contracted, forcing the authorities to again cut the country's growth forecast for the year. The army seized power on May 22 in a bid to end the crisis and kick-start the sputtering economy, but...

  • BANGKOK, Nov 17- Thailand's planning agency on Monday trimmed its economic growth forecast for this year to 1.0 percent from 1.5-2.0 percent seen in August, citing weak exports. The National Economic and Social Development Board, which compiles gross domestic product data, also cut its 2014 export growth projection to zero from 2.0 percent seen earlier.

  • Japan slides into recession as tax hike takes toll Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    TOKYO— Japan's economy contracted in July-September according to preliminary data released Monday, returning the country to recession and clouding the outlook for the global recovery. That will slow progress on Japan's effort to bring its government debt, the largest among industrial nations, under control— a commitment Abe made when he took office in...