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Economic Measures Inflation

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    With bond yields globally in the dumps, Singapore's wealth fund GIC is looking at unconventional sources for fixed income returns.

  • LONDON, June 22- Sterling traded slightly below $1.27 on Thursday, investors treading water after a split at the Bank of England over monetary policy added further uncertainty to the outlook for Britain's economy as it leaves the European Union. Governor Mark Carney in a speech on Tuesday said it was not the right time to raise interest rates, while the Bank's...

  • LONDON, June 22- Sterling traded slightly below $1.27 on Thursday, investors treading water after a split at the Bank of England over monetary policy added further uncertainty to the outlook for Britain's economy as it leaves the European Union. Governor Mark Carney in a speech on Tuesday said it was not the right time to raise interest rates, while the Bank's...

  • LONDON, June 22- Sterling traded slightly below $1.27 on Thursday, investors treading water after a split at the Bank of England over monetary policy added further uncertainty to the outlook for Britain's economy as it leaves the European Union. Governor Mark Carney in a speech on Tuesday said it was not the right time to raise interest rates, while the Bank's...

  • LONDON, June 22- Sterling traded slightly below $1.27 on Thursday, investors treading water after a split at the Bank of England over monetary policy added further uncertainty to the outlook for Britain's economy as it leaves the European Union. Governor Mark Carney in a speech on Tuesday said it was not the right time to raise interest rates, while the Bank's...

  • *Japan still needs powerful monetary support- dep gov. AOMORI, Japan, June 22- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata on Thursday dismissed the need to raise interest rates any time soon, stressing that the economy still requires support from "powerful" monetary easing, with inflation far from the central bank's 2 percent target. Japan's low inflation...

  • *Japan still needs powerful monetary support- dep gov. AOMORI, Japan, June 22- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata on Thursday dismissed the need to raise interest rates any time soon, stressing that the economy still needs support from "powerful" monetary easing with inflation distant from the central bank's 2 percent target. "Japan is still distant from...

  • The case for buying bonds over stocks

    Greg Davis, principal and global head of fixed income at Vanguard, discusses buying bonds over stocks amid flattening of the yield curve. The “Fast Money” traders weigh in.

  • Health-care and tech sectors lead, energy falls behind

    CNBC's Mike Santoli talks to Tom Lee, Fundstrat, and Ann Miletti, lead portfolio manager at Wells Capital, about the winners and losers in the markets today.

  • NEW YORK, June 21- The U.S. New York Fed President William Dudley and Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren both took the view this week that keeping interest rates low may pose risks to the economy. I think the market may be pricing in a little higher odds of another rate hike before the end of the year, and that is helping drive some of the flattening, said Gennadiy...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, June 20- The outlook for inflation and the future of financial stability are emerging as dueling concerns at the heart of a debate at the U.S. central bank over how fast to proceed on future interest-rate hikes. Fed Chair Janet Yellen expressed confidence inflation would eventually perk up, but some policymakers cast doubt.

  • Fed's Evans: Possible to get short-term 3% growth

    Federal Reserve of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks to CNBC's Steve Liesman about the state of the U.S. economy and the stock markets.

  • Fed's Evans: Recent inflation data did make me nervous

    Federal Reserve of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks to CNBC's Steve Liesman about the Fed's inflation target, the outlook for rate hikes and the state of the U.S. economy.

  • LONDON— When Britain voted to leave the European Union a year ago, proponents argued Britain's economy was being held back by the slow-growing, dysfunctional bloc. For Britain, it's a role reversal, having been buoyed by strong growth in recent times— even after the momentous vote on June 23, 2016 to leave the EU. Rather than fall into recession in the wake of the...

  • BERLIN, June 20- The Ifo economic institute raised its 2017 growth forecast for the German economy to 1.8 percent from 1.5 percent previously, with vibrant domestic demand and strong export growth propelling employment levels to historic highs. For 2018, the institute now predicts Germany's gross domestic product will expand by 2.0 percent, up from the 1.8...

  • Central banks have long used inflation to set policy, but some analysts wonder if Asia’s policy makers should have bigger fish to fry.

  • LONDON, June 19- Households in Britain have become more worried about the outlook for their finances in the 12 months ahead as rising inflation puts a squeeze on their spending power, a survey showed on Monday. "Junes survey reveals that UK household finances remain under intense pressure from rising living costs," said Tim Moore, senior economist at IHS Markit.

  • LIMA, June 16- Peru's central bank reduced on Friday its forecast for 2017 economic growth to 2.8 percent from 3.5 percent seen in March, as the country sees falling investment with infrastructure projects frozen due in part to the Odebrecht corruption scandal. The report came a day after the government said that Peru's economy grew 0.17 percent in April...

  • *C.bank cuts rates less than analysts predicted. MOSCOW, June 16- The Russian central bank cut its key interest rate by 25 basis points on Friday and pledged further cautious monetary policy easing this year against a slightly better economic outlook. Presenting the decision, Central Bank of Russia Governor Elvira Nabiullina said annual inflation had neared...

  • LONDON, June 16- The deluge of cash poured into the euro zone economy in recent years by the European Central Bank appears to have finally resulted in solid- and more importantly, steady- economic growth, along with rising inflationary pressures. To borrow a phrase from British Prime Minister Theresa May's ill-fated election campaign, it's beginning to look...