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Economic Measures Inflation

  • A dealer works behind U.S., left, and Japanese national flags at a foreign exchange brokerage in Tokyo, Japan.

    The dollar stumbled, with analysts pointing to Trump’s failure to usher a health-care reform bill through a seemingly friendly Congress.

  • BOGOTA, March 24- Colombia's central bank is likely to cut the key interest rate a quarter point for a second consecutive month at its meeting on Friday as policymakers seek to bolster economic growth as inflation expectations fall. Policymakers hope the rate cuts will help the economy pick up speed amid weak production and consumption figures in Latin...

  • MEXICO CITY, March 23- Mexico's economy may face further volatility, but the outlook for the country is less gloomy, Finance Minister Jose Antonio Meade said on Thursday. President Donald Trump could rip up a free trade deal with Mexico, but it has recovered as the country's northern neighbor has taken a more conciliatory tone. Data on Thursday showed Mexico's...

  • FRANKFURT, March 23- Economic recovery in the euro zone is gaining ground and some data point to robust momentum in the first quarter despite uncertainty over Brexit, China's rebalancing and new U.S. policies clouding the outlook, the European Central Bank said on Thursday. Global trade, a key contributor to growth, also seems to be picking up momentum and despite...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 22- With the U.S. workforce nearly fully employed and inflation heading toward 2 percent, the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates two more times this year and continue work on a plan to gradually trim its massive balance sheet, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said. "I think we are moving toward a period where we...

  • BRASILIA, March 22- Brazil's government lowered its estimate for economic growth in 2017 but forecast a stronger recovery next year, a revision likely to lead to budget freezes and tax hikes as the country emerges from its worst recession on record. The Finance Ministry lowered its growth estimate for 2017 to 0.5 percent from 1.0 percent and forecast an...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 22- With the U.S. workforce nearly fully employed and inflation heading toward 2 percent, the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates two more times this year and continue work on a plan to gradually trim its massive balance sheet, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said. "I think we are moving toward a period where we...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 22- With the U.S. workforce nearly fully employed and inflation heading toward 2 percent, the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates two more times this year and continue work on a plan to gradually trim its massive balance sheet, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said. But, Kaplan was careful to emphasize in an...

  • Robert Kaplan, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

    The Fed should raise rates two more times this year and continue work on a plan to trim its massive balance sheet, Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said.

  • LONDON, March 22- British households are more downbeat about the outlook for their finances than at any time since late 2013 as rising inflation squeezes their disposable income, a survey showed on Wednesday. Official figures on Tuesday showed inflation in February jumped to its highest level in over three years at 2.3 percent, as sterling's fall since Britain...

  • Basics of reflation being questioned, China playing a role: UBS

    Bhanu Baweja, global head of EM cross asset strategy at UBS, suggests that investors are getting nervous that the reflation trade is getting ahead of itself.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 22- With the U.S. workforce nearly fully employed and inflation heading toward 2 percent, the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates two more times this year and continue work on a plan to gradually trim its massive balance sheet, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said. But, Kaplan was careful to emphasize in an...

  • MOSCOW, March 21- Economic data for February published on Tuesday by Russia's official statistics service is not representative and data for January and February could be significantly revised, Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said. Oreshkin said a recent switch by the statistics service, Rosstat, to a new methodology had been extremely unsuccessful and...

  • British inflation for February jumps to 2.3%

    U.K. inflation in February shot past the Bank of England's 2 percent target - the first time since the end of 2013 and looks set to climb further.

  • Paul Gruenwald, Asia Pacific chief economist at S&P Global, speaks about currency manipulation in Asian economies.

  • Five out of the world's 10 most expensive cities are in Asia, according to a survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

  • JOHANNESBURG, March 20- South Africa's rand rose to its strongest level in 19 months on Monday, extending gains to the fourth straight session as the U.S. A Reuters poll of 16 economists expects South Africa's fourth quarter current account deficit to narrow to 3.5 percent of gross domestic product compared with 4.1 percent the previous quarter.

  • Pro: Inflation story is changing

    Richard Bernstein, Bernstein Advisors, provides insight to the markets and what he is keeping an eye on, including White House policies and the Federal Reserve.

  • Neel Kashkari, Minneapolis Federal Reserve

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the latest details on why Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari did not vote with the board for an interest rate hike.

  • Chocolate brownie display

    The Venezuelan government has threatened to take over bakeries which don’t comply with bread laws imposed to tackle food shortages.