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  • Assembly at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan.

    The Labor Department said Thursday its producer price index for final demand rose 0.5 percent in June, versus analysts' expectations of 0.3 percent.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea's central bank lowered its growth outlook on Asia's fourth-largest economy on Thursday, citing Britain's decision to leave the European Union. South Korea's economy will likely expand 2.7 percent this year, compared with its April prediction of 2.8 percent, Bank of Korea said. South Korea's export to Britain is not significant...

  • *Base rate at 1.25 pct. *Rate cut expected in coming months- analysts. SEOUL, July 14- South Korea's central bank left rates unchanged as expected on Thursday, slightly downgrading its growth and inflation forecasts and propping the door open to further easing as it monitors the government's ongoing efforts to craft a supplementary budget.

  • China Market

    The flood in China will impact crop prices and push inflation up, restraining the PBOC's policy options, says Bank of Communications Intl's Hao Hong.

  • Whether or not Japan calls in the helicopters, an expected blast of fiscal and monetary easing will bring down the high-flying yen.

  • TOKYO, July 13- Japan's government on Wednesday cut its forecasts for consumer prices and economic growth, a blow to the Bank of Japan's ambitious project to achieve 2 percent inflation with massive purchases of government debt. The government expects consumer prices to rise 0.4 percent in the current fiscal year ending in March 2017, down from a 1.2 percent...

  • PARIS, July 12- France's public deficit targets are at risk in the coming years because the government may fail to rein in spending fast enough, the IMF warned on Tuesday as it trimmed its 2017 growth outlook due to Brexit concerns. In an annual in-depth review on the French economy, the International Monetary Fund stuck with a preliminary forecast for growth this...

  • TOKYO, July 12- Japan's government is expected to cut its consumer inflation forecast for the current fiscal year and produce an estimate for fiscal 2017 that is much lower than the central bank's 2 percent target, government sources told Reuters on Tuesday. In draft forecasts to be finalized at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the government projects consumer...

  • TOKYO, July 12- Japan's government is expected to cut its consumer inflation forecast for the current fiscal year and produce an estimate for fiscal 2017 that is much lower than the central bank's 2 percent target, government sources told Reuters on Tuesday. In draft forecasts to be finalized on Wednesday, the government projects consumer inflation of 0.4...

  • BENGALURU, July 12- East Asian stocks will likely have a bumpy ride through the rest of this year, with China and South Korea's markets managing single-digit gains from where they are now, restrained by concerns over economic growth, a Reuters poll found. Global equities started the year with a scare, with one factor being the depreciation of China's currency,...

  • Evidence on economic growth, the labor market and consumer inflation suggests the next move toward rate adjustment is way overdue.

  • *Shares up in Europe and Asia. LONDON, July 11- Shares rose in Europe and Asia on Monday and the safe-haven yen tumbled against the dollar after upbeat U.S. jobs data, though the prospect of more stimulus to counter a weak global growth outlook kept low-risk sovereign bond yields near record lows. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and Britain's FTSE 100 both...

  • *Shares up in Europe and Asia. LONDON, July 11- Shares rose in Europe and Asia on Monday and the safe-haven yen tumbled against the dollar after upbeat U.S. jobs data, though the prospect of more stimulus to counter a weak global growth outlook kept low-risk sovereign bond yields near record lows. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and Britain's FTSE 100 both...

  • China Economy

    China has some room for another RRR cut, but not by much because inflation could pick up towards the year end, UBS WM's Kelvin Tay says.

  • China CPI

    China needs to ease further in order to hit its GDP targets and incentivize the private sector to invest more, says Commerzbank's Hao Zhou.

  • China Risk

    The major risks in China are in the restructuring of state-owned enterprises, says Societe Generale's Alain Bokobza.

  • China Inflation

    China June CPI rose less than expected because of the good weather meant lower food prices, explains Natixis Economist Iris Pang.

  • *Global recovery "complicated and grim"- China trade minister. BEIJING, July 10- Soft Chinese inflation and G20 concerns that the global recovery remains grim are hardening views among some economists that more government stimulus will be needed to support China, the world's second-biggest economy. Externally, China faces a global recovery that its trade...

  • A customer holds a 100 Yuan note at a market in Beijing.

    China's June consumer inflation grew at its slowest since January, while producer prices extended falls, reinforcing expectations for more stimulus.

  • WASHINGTON, July 8- The International Monetary Fund on Friday cut its euro zone growth outlook for the next two years over uncertainties sparked by Britain's vote to leave the European Union, and warned that the conditions could worsen if confusion continues to reign in financial markets. But IMF European Department Deputy Director Mahmood Pradhan said that...