TOKYO, April 16- The Bank of Japan will probably not ease monetary policy until July as the central bank chief's bullish outlook on prices has wiped out expectations of a move this month, a Reuters poll showed.» Read More
PARIS, April 10- French car orders rose 10 percent in March, led by domestic manufacturers Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroen, as new models spurred demand for a fourth consecutive month, according to a survey published on Thursday.
KEARNEY, Neb.— Buckle's March sales at stores open at least a year slipped 1.8 percent, but still topped analysts' expectations. Analysts predicted a decline of 3.2 percent, according to a Thomson Reuters poll. For the five week fiscal month ended April 5, Buckle Inc.' s revenue was nearly flat at $106.6 million.
WASHINGTON— The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week. The report will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time Thursday. SLIGHT DECREASE LIKELY: Economists expect that the number of people seeking benefits will fall 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, according to a survey by FactSet.
The Associated Press-GfK poll on tax preparation was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications March 20-24. It is based on online interviews of 1,012 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel. The original sample was drawn from a panel of respondents recruited via phone or mail survey methods.
WASHINGTON— Struggling to figure out your federal tax return? "If you've got the equivalent of a high school degree and you know how to do math, it's very simple," said Sara Thornton, a small business owner from East Granby, Conn.. "No, because I don't know that it is that difficult," said Alicia Brown of suburban Des Moines, Iowa. "
April 9- General Motors Co's Cadillac overtook Toyota Motor Corp's Lexus to emerge as the highest-ranked brand for customer satisfaction with dealer service, according to an annual survey by market research firm J.D. Power. Volkswagen AG's Audi jumped four places to take the second spot, which was occupied by Cadillac in the previous survey.
BRASILIA, April 9- Brazil's inflation rose at the fastest pace for March in 11 years, challenging a potential central bank plan to stop raising interest rates soon and complicating President Dilma Rousseff's chances of re-election. Brazil's benchmark IPCA consumer price index jumped 0.92 percent from February, topping all 37 forecasts in a Reuters poll.
Families, on average, expect to spend $978 this year on the prom, the annual rite of passage for American high schoolers, which is basically just a big dance, according to a survey released today by Visa Inc. That's down 14 percent from last year.
LONDON, April 8- There is slightly less than a one-in-three chance the European Central Bank will start buying bonds outright as it struggles to lift dangerously low inflation and support a lacklustre economic recovery, a Reuters poll found. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England launched the same kind of stimulus.
WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve releases a report on how much consumers borrowed in February. BORROWING UP: The forecast is that borrowing increased slightly in February to $14 billion, according to a survey of economists by FactSet. BORROWING EXPANDS: In January, consumer borrowing rose $13.7 billion following a $15.9 billion gain in December.
BRASILIA, April 5- Support for President Dilma Rousseff is slipping among Brazilian voters who are increasingly pessimistic about their country's economy and disappointed with her performance, according to a poll published on Saturday.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 6- The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that Internet companies are encroaching too much upon their lives, a new poll showed.
April 4- More Wall Street economists now believe the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the first half of 2015, as evidence builds that the U.S. economy has regained some momentum lost during an unusually rough winter, a survey showed on Friday.
*Trade data due Apr 10, CPI Apr 11, GDP Apr 16. BEIJING, April 4- China is forecast to have grown at its slowest rate in five years in the first quarter, a Reuters poll shows, with the slow start to 2014 already prompting government action to steady the world's second-largest economy. Back then, Beijing unleashed a 4 trillion yuan stimulus package to shore up growth.
WASHINGTON— The Institute for Supply Management reports on growth at U.S. service firms in March. The ISM will release its services index at 10 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday. MODEST REBOUND: Economists forecast that the index rose to 53.2 in March, according to a survey by FactSet, up from 51.6 in February.
LONDON, April 3- Britain's dominant services sector expanded steadily in March, pointing to solid economic growth in the first quarter, even though the rate of expansion was the slowest since last June and hiring eased, a survey showed on Thursday.
LONDON, April 3- Euro zone businesses logged their busiest quarter in three years at the start of 2014 but did so by slashing prices, surveys showed on Thursday, underscoring fears that deflation may soon afflict the region. The European Central Bank is not expected to ease policy any further when it meets later on Thursday.
April 3- Activity in India's service industry contracted at a faster pace last month as new business fell, although firms hired more staff to meet a small order backlog, a survey showed on Thursday.
LONDON, April 1- Growth in British manufacturing unexpectedly eased to its slowest pace in eight months in March and prices paid by factories tumbled, a survey showed on Tuesday.
LONDON, April 1- Growth among euro zone factories cooled as expected last month but with output again rising across the board the bloc's economic recovery appears more entrenched, a business survey showed on Tuesday.