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  • PARIS, June 18- France's economy will expand fast enough in the second half of the year to halt the rise in unemployment, albeit with joblessness topping 10 percent, the national statistics office INSEE said on Thursday. In an outlook update, INSEE said it expected France to grow 1.2 percent in 2015 after an insipid 0.2 percent in 2014. Growth will be driven...

  • *Q1 earnings/share $1.25 vs est $1.22. June 18- Kroger Co boosted its full-year forecast for identical-store sales and reported better-than-expected quarterly sales on the same basis as more customers bought groceries at its stores amid signs of strengthening U.S. economic growth. Kroger, which owns the Ralphs, Smith's and Food 4 Less grocery chains as well as...

  • LIMA, June 17- Peru's annual inflation rate will likely stay above the central bank's 3.0 percent target ceiling until the end of the year thanks to the depreciation of the local currency, the central bank said Wednesday. The sol currency's more than 6.0 percent slide against the U.S. dollar in the past six months is pushing up prices, Central Bank President Julio...

  • *Yields fall after Fed statement. NEW YORK, June 17- U.S. "I look at the economic outlook as pretty dovish," said James Camp, managing director at Eagle Asset Management in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • *Yields fall after Fed statement. NEW YORK, June 17- U.S. "I look at the economic outlook as pretty dovish," said James Camp, managing director at Eagle Asset Management in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The U.S. budget deficit will more than double as a share of economic output by 2040 if current tax and spending laws remain unchanged, the Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday. The CBO, releasing its annual long-term budget outlook, said however, that overall U.S. debt levels in 2040 will be slightly lower than estimates made a year ago for...

  • Terry Duffy: No impact from closing futures pits Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 8:36 AM ET
    Terry Duffy: No impact from closing futures pits

    Terry Duffy, CME Group President and Executive Chairman, discusses the closure of futures pits.

  • CME's Fed watch tool Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 8:34 AM ET
    CME's Fed watch tool

    Terry Duffy, CME Group President and Executive Chairman, shares his market forecast ahead of a possible rate hike.

  • Homebuilder confidence highest of year Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Homebuilder confidence highest of year

    Homebuilder confidence in buyer traffic is up 5 points, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • JAKARTA, June 15- Indonesia data contained the good news that the country's wide current account most likely is narrowing, but Monday also produced evidence that consumer demand is much weaker than expected ahead of the biggest shopping season. May produced a large trade surplus of $950 million, instead of $410 million seen in a Reuters poll, and that should help...

  • SINGAPORE, June 12- Oil futures dipped on Friday after Saudi Arabia said it was ready to raise output further to meet strong demand. But the rally was halted by a dimming global economic outlook as well as top crude exporter Saudi Arabia saying it was ready to increase its oil output in coming months to a record high to meet a rise in global demand.

  • MELBOURNE, June 12- London copper firmed a touch on Friday from near three month lows hit the session before, and was facing its fourth consecutive weekly fall as worsening economic indicators from top consumer China cast a pall over the demand outlook. *The International Monetary Fund dramatically raised the stakes in Greece's stalled debt talks on Thursday,...

  • SINGAPORE, June 12- Oil futures dipped on Thursday, with U.S. crude retreating further from a one-month peak of almost $62 a barrel earlier this week, after Saudi Arabia said it was ready to raise output further to meet strong demand. But the rally was halted by a dimming global economic outlook as well as top crude exporter Saudi Arabia saying it was ready to...

  • *World Bank cuts world growth outlook to 2.8 pct from 3 pct. The euro extended losses after International Monetary Fund spokesman Gerry Rice said "major differences" remained with Greece over an agreement to save the country from bankruptcy. "Oil continues to slip and slide when it gets bad news out of Greece," said Phil Flynn, analyst at Chicago- based Price Futures...

  • Rapid update: Increasing GDP forecasts Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    Rapid update: Increasing GDP forecasts

    CNBC's Steve Liesman checks on GDP forecasts.

  • *World Bank cuts world growth outlook to 2.8 pct from 3 pct. The euro extended losses after International Monetary Fund spokesman Gerry Rice said "major differences" remained with Greece over an agreement to save the country from bankruptcy. "Oil continues to slip and slide when it gets bad news out of Greece and moves higher when Greek hopes for a deal to avoid a...

  • WRAPUP 2-Strong U.S. retail sales boost growth outlook Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 10:27 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 11- U.S. retail sales surged in May as households boosted purchases of automobiles and a range of other goods even as they paid a bit more for gasoline, the latest sign economic growth is finally gathering steam. "Today's data, including the trend-like jobless claims number, keep September firmly in place as a credible option for the Fed," said...

  • *Retail sales rise 1.2 percent in May. WASHINGTON, June 11- U.S. retail sales surged in May as households boosted purchases of automobiles and a range of other goods even as they paid a bit more for gasoline, the latest sign economic growth is finally gathering steam. Retail sales increased 1.2 percent last month after an upwardly revised 0.2 percent gain in April,...

  • U.S. retail sales jump in May, brighten growth outlook Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 11- U.S. retail sales surged in May as households boosted purchases of automobiles and a range of other goods even as they paid a bit more for gasoline, the latest sign economic growth is finally gathering steam. The Commerce Department said on Thursday retail sales increased 1.2 percent last month after an upwardly revised 0.2 percent gain in...

  • *World Bank cuts world growth outlook to 2.8 pct from 3 pct. LONDON, June 11- Oil prices fell on Thursday due to a stronger dollar and a gloomy economic outlook from the World Bank, while a bullish report about global demand from the International Energy Agency failed to dispel concerns about a supply glut. In its twice-yearly Global Economic Prospects report, the...