PARIS, March 11- Following are updated forecasts from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development for growth in the world's main developed economies in the first and second quarters of 2014. The GDP forecasts are for annualised, quarter-on-quarter growth and are based on GDP releases and high-frequency indicators published up to March 10.» Read More
LONDON, Feb 19- Copper was broadly flat on Wednesday as concerns about the demand outlook in top consumer China were offset by a weaker dollar and near-term tightness in stocks. Copper prices have slipped more than 2.5 percent this year as China battles with structural reform, and as a harsh winter in the United States has held back economic growth.
WASHINGTON, Feb 18- The United States expressed concern on Tuesday about whether domestic demand will remain a principal driver of Japan's economy. "Japan's economy has been largely driven by domestic demand over the last two years, but the outlook for domestic demand has clouded," U.S.
Discussing fears of deflation globally, with Michelle Meyer, BofA Merrill Lynch global research, and Dan Veru, Palisade Capital Management CIO.
Discussing underlying trends in the economy, and consumer behavior, with Michelle Meyer, BofA Merrill Lynch global research, and Dan Veru, Palisade Capital Management CIO.
*Alcoa to shut Port Henry smelter in Australia. SYDNEY, Feb 18- London copper fell almost half a percent on Tuesday after gains in the previous two sessions, as worries lingered that a winter chill in the United States may drag on global growth and on demand for metals.
*Weak spending raises questions about economic outlook. TOKYO, Feb 18- Japanese consumers ended last year with a whimper instead of the bang many had expected, reinforcing a nagging worry that the prime minister's aggressive policies are struggling to find support among those key to its success.
BANGKOK, Feb 17- Thailand's economic growth slowed significantly in the final quarter of 2013 and the state planning agency cut its forecast for this year because of political unrest that could prevent the formation of a fully functioning government for months.
WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Economic policymakers from the world's biggest economies will focus on recent financial market turbulence when they meet next week in Sydney, a senior official at the U.S.
*U.S. manufacturing output falls, adds to doubts about economy. *Fed buys $1.25 bln in U.S. bonds. NEW YORK, Feb 14- U.S.
*Fed back in market to buy $1- $1.25 in U.S. bonds. NEW YORK, Feb 14- U.S. "We have been having this kind of drumbeat of slightly weaker data and what this is kind of doing is that it's starting to convince some parts of the market that the recovery is not as solid as the Fed would like us to believe," said Aaron Kohli, interest rate strategist at BNP Paribas in New York.
*Shanghai warehouse copper stocks up 20.4 pct. LONDON, Feb 14- Copper rose on Friday, helped by a weak dollar and limited short-term availability of the metal in the physical market, but gains were limited by uncertainty about the demand outlook following soft U.S. and Chinese economic data.
NEW YORK, Feb 14- Economists trimmed their forecasts for U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of the year, with payroll expansion seen remaining somewhat subdued, but they expect the pace of activity to pick up in the second quarter.
ATHENS, Feb 14- Greece's economy shrank by a smaller-than-expected 3.7 percent last year, marking the first time it has outperformed expectations since a debt crisis took hold and boosting hopes for a recovery this year.
*Shanghai warehouse copper stocks up 20.4 pct. LONDON, Feb 14- Copper rose on Friday, helped by a weak dollar and limited short-term availability of the metal in the physical market, but gains were contained by uncertainty about the outlook for demand following soft economic data from the U.S. and China.
BERLIN/ PARIS, Feb 14- Economic growth in Germany and France, the euro zone's two largest economies, marginally exceeded expectations in the fourth quarter and offered hope of a more robust 2014.. That meant France grew 0.3 percent over the course of last year, more than the government's estimate of 0.1 percent.
NEW DELHI, Feb 14- India's finance minister will be walking a tightrope when he presents an interim budget for the coming fiscal year on Monday, doling out more funds to woo voters and tax cuts to support industry while projecting a lower fiscal deficit before elections.
*Jan trade deficit f'cast record 2.5 trillion yen. TOKYO, Feb 14- Japan is expected to post a record trade deficit in January as a weak yen pushes up the cost of imports and as export demand slows in a cautionary note about the economic outlook, a Reuters poll showed.
*Yahoo Japan jumps on inclusion in Goldman's conviction buy list. TOKYO, Feb 14- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday morning, tracking gains on Wall Street as investors shrugged off weak U.S. data and stayed optimistic over the long-term economic outlook.
LONDON, Feb 13- The Bank of England's new guidance plan has shifted the focus of monetary policy away from one indicator which was hard to predict to another which is almost impossible to gauge.
*Treasury to sell $16 billion in U.S. 30- year bonds. "Essentially, it's a story of renewed concern that the recovery in the U.S. may be headed for a speed bump which may be more than weather-related," said Millan Mulraine, deputy head of research and strategy at TD Securities in New York.