Economic Forecasting


  • *China factory orders reinforce signs economy is steadying. LONDON, July 2- Copper rose to its highest in nearly four months on Wednesday on a low dollar, an upbeat China manufacturing outlook and the prospect that U.S. employment data will signal a strengthening recovery in the world's largest economy. Copper closed at $7,020 on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- U.S. manufacturing activity rose at a steady clip in June and major automakers reported better-than-expected sales, pointing to momentum in the economy after a turbulent start to the year.


  • By Leika Kihara and Tetsushi Kajimoto. TOKYO, July 1- Major Japanese companies plan to increase spending more than expected this year, Bank of Japan's "tankan" survey showed, adding to signs the country's economic recovery will get back on track after an expected slip in the second quarter.

  • TOKYO, July 1- Big Japanese manufacturers' business sentiment worsened in the three months to June but is poised to improve in the following quarter, a central bank survey showed, adding to signs the economy will shrug off April's sales tax hike.

  • Fast data in the markets     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports on innovation on Wall Street, and expectations for how trading will change over the next 25 years.

  • Pisani's future trading predictions     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani provides insight to Wall Street trends, and what investors can expect the trading process to be like in 25 years.

  • Fast data of the future     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu explains what operations big data includes, and how "fast data" fits in.

  • In 25 years ...what will trading be like?     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu asked traders on the NYSE floor what trading will look and be like in 25 years.

  • Second half: What to own     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    Discussing winning and losing stocks from the first half of the year, and where investors' focus should remain for the rest of the year, with CNBC's Melissa Lee.

  • Traders' first half lessons     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    The FMHR traders share their second half of the year forecast, and what they learned from the first half, with CNBC's Melissa Lee.

  • Private equity struggles to make Spanish bull case Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 7:58 AM ET

    *Leveraged buyouts in Spain last year half of 2007 level. LONDON, June 30- In Spain, an uncertain economic outlook and high levels of company debt mean a trickle of private equity deals are unlikely to turn into a flood just yet. "The current hype is huge- everyone wants to get a deal," said Alex Wagenberg, managing director of Carlyle Europe Partners in Spain.

  • *May current account deficit $664 mln, vs April's $643 mln deficit. BANGKOK, June 30- Thailand's central bank signalled on Monday that Southeast Asia's second-largest economy would avoid recession this quarter and said manufacturing and consumption "started to show signs of recovery" in May.

  • BEIJING, June 30- China's vast factory sector probably registered its best performance this year in June as growth quickened to a six-month high, further signaling that its economy is regaining strength after an unsteady start to 2014. A Reuters poll of 19 economists showed the official Purchasing Managers' Index is forecast to rise to 51 in June, edging further from the 50- point level that denotes growth from contraction in activity on a monthly basis.

  • Bet on Goldman Sachs' tech list?     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Tech giants Google and Apple did not make Goldman Sachs' list of tech stocks best positioned for the so-called "Internet of things." CNBC's Jon Fortt and Julia Boorstin, share their opinions.

  • Second half outlook for technology     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    Trends to watch from the tech industry in the second half of 2014, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Second half retail outlook     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan outlines the biggest retail events to keep an eye for in the second half of the year.

  • LONDON, June 27- Copper slipped after hitting its highest in 3-1/ 2 months on Friday, spurred by hopes that an improved outlook for the world's No. 2 economy may strengthen demand just as supply side dynamics are tightening.

  • *Nike up in premarket after results; DuPont cuts outlook. NEW YORK, June 27- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Friday, with major indexes largely on track to close out a week of modest losses as investors grew cautious over the state of economic growth.

  • *Nike up in premarket after results; DuPont cuts outlook. NEW YORK, June 27- U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, with major indexes largely on track to close out a week of modest losses as investors grew cautious over the state of economic growth.