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  • Trump's protectionism could be bad for everyone: Strategist

    Sean Corrigan, chief strategist at Asianomics Group, discusses how Donald Trump's protectionist stance may shape up as he begins his presidency.

  • Francesco Curto, head of CROCI investment strategy and valuation group at Deutsche Bank, talks about inflationary pressures facing the U.S. and elsewhere.

  • One-way dollar story is already over: Strategist

    The outlook for the dollar is like a motor with two pistons, says David Roche, Independent Strategy.

  • *Japan Inc cautious about global outlook under Trump- analyst. TOKYO, Jan 23- Nearly two-thirds of Japanese companies do not plan to hike their workers' wages this year, a Reuters poll showed, a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's campaign for higher pay to spur a recovery and a way to end two decades of deflation. But Japan Inc has generally resisted Abe's plea.

  • *Japan economy to achieve sustainable growth- Kuroda. DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday the prospects of faster U.S. growth may push up the dollar, and he offered an upbeat view on the world economy, dismissing concerns that protectionism could spread and undermine global trade. He said Japan's economy was likely to...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20- A strengthening dollar and a "race to the bottom" on taxes, deregulation and trade policy are the major risks to an otherwise brightening global economy, financial leaders said on the final day of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Asked about "black swans," or unexpected, disruptive events, that could derail the outlook in 2017,...

  • SOMERSET, N.J., Jan 20- Philadephia Federal Reserve President Patrick Harker said on Friday he expects three interest rate increases in 2017 if the labor market improves further and inflation moves to the Federal Reserve's 2 percent goal. "I see three modest hikes as appropriate for the coming year, assuming the economy stays on track," Harker, who is a voting member...

  • SANTIAGO, Jan 19- Chile's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 3.25 percent on Thursday, the first reduction in over two years, as it seeks to jump-start weak economic growth. The market had widely anticipated the rate cut, as inflationary pressures have dissipated and economic growth in the copper exporter has fallen short of...

  • Trump boosting the economic performance in the U.S. would help our business grow, according to the CEO of Ahold Delhaize.

  • Central bank president argues the increased inflation rates were not yet a convincing trend for the ECB to amend its monetary policy.

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 19- The European Central Bank kept its super-easy monetary policy unchanged as expected on Thursday, maintaining extraordinary stimulus to aid a tepid recovery in growth after nearly a decade in the doldrums. "If the outlook becomes less favourable, or if financial conditions become inconsistent with further progress towards a sustained...

  • *South Africa's economy expected to expand in 2017. JOHANNESBURG, Jan 19- South Africa's economy will get a boost from perkier commodity prices, a benign inflation outlook and better rains for the agriculture sector this year, a Reuters poll found on Thursday. The South African Reserve Bank estimated GDP expanded 0.4 percent last year.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- U.S. "Waiting too long to begin moving toward the neutral rate could risk a nasty surprise down the road- either too much inflation, financial instability, or both," Yellen said in remarks prepared for delivery to the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. "They are a little bit more optimistic as of late," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest...

  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she expects the Fed to raise its benchmark interest rate several times a year through 2019, as it moves closer toward to its economic goals of maximum employment and stable inflation. But in a speech in San Francisco Wednesday, she said she can't say when the next interest rate will occur or how high rates will...

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. economy grew a bit faster at the end of last year, spurred by healthier sales for manufacturers and steady hiring that is slowly pushing up wages. Growth was slight in the Cleveland district and largely unchanged in New York. Consumers stepped up their shopping in most districts, the report found, though holiday sales disappointed in the...

  • *Graphic of poll results: http://tmsnrt.rs/2e7JFpt. Jan 18- The global economic outlook remains shaky, despite recent pockets of resilience, according to the overwhelming majority of economists polled by Reuters who said a rise in protectionist trade policies would hamper growth. That uncertainty is heightened by the signs of a rise in nationalist...

  • LONDON, Jan 18- Rising inflation weighed on the financial outlook of British households in January, a survey showed on Wednesday, an early sign that price pressures caused by sterling's fall after the Brexit vote may be starting to worry consumers. Britain had one of the world's fastest-growing advanced economies last year but the Bank of England has forecast...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 18- Analysts have downgraded forecasts for Australian economic growth after the resource-rich nation hit a pot hole in 2016, though a cash windfall from commodity exports should help drive a gradual pick up this year and next. A Reuters poll taken from Jan 9-17 found analysts estimated Australia's A $1.7 trillion of gross domestic product grew 2.4...

  • TOKYO, Jan 18- Japan's economy is expected to grow at a slightly faster pace in the fiscal year starting in April than projected last month, but there is heightened uncertainty over the outlook as U.S. While a weaker yen is supporting Japan's export-driven economy, analysts are cautious given risks that Trump's policies might trigger a reversal in the...

  • Policymakers will have to accept that their currencies will depreciate against the dollar, Singapore’s central bank chief said on Monday.