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  • NEW YORK, March 29- U.S. After the legislative debacle last Friday when President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans withdrew their own healthcare bill, investors worried about other reforms on his economic agenda that could get waylaid as well, such as taxes. "The ongoing political uncertainty and the whole Trump agenda have led people to doubt about what would...

  • CAIRO— The economic picture for Egypt is improving, ratings agency Moody's said on Wednesday, but a public backlash will likely lead the Mideast country to slow reforms undertaken to secure a bailout from the international Monetary Fund. "The implementation of the IMF program's targets, including reductions in fiscal deficits and government debt levels, as...

  • *Europe's top indexes seen up about 5-6 pct seen in 2017. MILAN/ LONDON, March 29- European shares are expected to make single-digit gains this year and in early 2018 as a brighter economic outlook and cheap valuations trump political concerns, a Reuters poll found. Uncertainty persists ahead of France's presidential election in April and May and Germany's...

  • UK will not see a recession from Brexit per se: Berenberg

    Kallum Pickering, senior U.K. economist at Berenberg, also explains why Brexit "from a long-term perspective is a supply-side shock" for the U.K. economy.

  • LONDON, March 28- Bank of England interest rate-setter Ian McCafferty highlighted a weak outlook for the economy on Tuesday and said he did not know if he would vote to increase borrowing costs at the next meeting of the BoE's policymakers in May. Britain's economy has performed much more strongly than the BoE expected since last June's vote to leave the...

  • Reflation started after Brexit, before US election: Oppenheimer

    Peter Oppenheimer, chief global equities strategist at Goldman Sachs, adds that the market has overpriced the Trump administration's capacity for reform.

  • Europe will see a boom, US unsistainable growth: Posen

    Adam Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, discusses how the Bank of England can react to the risks Brexit presents.

  • An American tourist stands near the Houses of Parliament the day after the majority of the British public voted to leave the European Union on June 25, 2016 in London, England.

    The U.K. is staring down the barrel of a hard Brexit and that will bring four types of market distress, a portfolio manager said.

  • 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...