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  • *Economy is steadily recovering, to grow above potential- Kuroda. TOKYO, May 17- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said he told premier Shinzo Abe that the central bank will continue its ultra-easy monetary policy in a meeting held on Wednesday. "I told the prime minister that Japan's economy is steadily recovering and will continue to grow above its...

  • SYDNEY, May 17- S&P affirmed Australia's coveted triple-A rating on Wednesday, citing low public debt and a "wealthy and resilient economy" although concerns remain about the government's ability to return to a budget surplus. Australia is one of only 10 nations in the world with a AAA credit rating from the top three agencies. S&P also saw risks in the booming...

  • SYDNEY, May 17- London copper traded flat on Wednesday, stymied by expectations of slowing growth in the economy of top metals consumer China. *SHANGHAI COPPER: The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange was up 0.11 percent to 45,340 yuan a tonne. *CHINA GROWTH: China's growth is set for its weakest patch since the global financial crisis as...

  • Bucking the retail trend

    John Bough, Stifel Nicolaus managing director, weighs in on Home Depot's sales growth.

  • Shoppers queue to pay for their shopping in the Tesco Extra superstore on April 20, 2009 in New Malden, Surrey, England.

    British inflation rose to its highest level since September 2013 last month, according to official data on Tuesday.

  • BOJ will not quit easing on Kuroda's watch: Pro

    Stewart Richardson, partner at RMG Wealth Management, speaks about inflation and interest rates in Japan as well as central bank monetary policy more broadly.

  • Japanese PM Abe on wage growth, Abenomics

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the momentum for wage increases is "being sustained" in Japan and that wages would gradually rise.

  • Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen

    A bigger fed balance sheet may mean better long-term interest rates, but if it's wrong it could mean higher inflation and higher rates.

  • A charging National Guard riot control vehicle knocks down a demonstrator during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 3, 2017.

    The country's economy may have started the year on a much-worse note than the country's legislature has stated.

  • Energy, XXX most vulnerble to BOE shock rate rise: Pro

    James Butterfill, head of research & investment strategy at ETF Securities, speaks about which business sectors are the most vulnerable to shock interest rate rises.

  • BEIJING, May 15- China's factory output and fixed asset investment growth cooled more than expected in April, adding to signs that momentum in the world's second-biggest economy is slowing from a strong start in the first quarter. The soft activity data, combined with weak manufacturing sector growth and slowing producer prices inflation, reinforced...

  • BARI, Italy, May 13- An economic recovery and robust outlook in the euro zone mean the European Central Bank may be able to look at normalising its ultra-loose monetary policy, German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said on Saturday. "The strengthening economic development in the euro zone and the robust outlook make a normalisation conceivable," Weidmann...

  • NEW YORK, May 12- The U.S. Demand for Treasuries was also stoked by bargain-minded investors after a lukewarm reception this week to the $62 billion sale of three-year, 10- year and 30- year government debt, analysts and traders said. "With the CPI report today, the market is concerned about inflation," said Thomas Roth, head of Treasury trading at MUFG Securities...

  • LIMA, May 12- Peru's economic growth in March will be "quite low" but is unlikely to be negative, after growing at the weakest pace in more than two years in February, central bank chief economist Adrian Armas told reporters on a conference call on Friday. "That is obviously atypical in a low-inflation economy like Peru's and has to due with an extraordinary...

  • LONDON, May 12- Doubts over the global growth outlook and the pace at which the European Central Bank will move towards tighter monetary policy sent European government bond yields lower on Friday. Analysts said there was talk of an upgrade of Ireland's credit rating by Moody's in a scheduled update on the country due on Friday, and a softer tone to stock markets...

  • Employees at a Walmart in Los Angeles.

    Consumer prices rebounded moderately in April as energy prices climbed back up after a sharp decline in March.

  • LONDON, May 12- Doubts over the global growth outlook and the pace at which the European Central Bank will move towards tighter monetary policy sent European government bond yields lower on Friday as investors eyed a handful of planned debt sales next week. But the main topic of discussion was hints of weakness in wage growth and inflation at the end of a week that...

  • NEW YORK, May 11- U.S. Treasury yields were little changed for a second day on Thursday after hitting their highest levels since March as losses in Wall Street stocks offset an April jump in producer prices and a poorly received 30- year bond auction. "The weakness in equities is keeping Treasury yields under wraps," said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rates...

  • LONDON, May 11- Sterling hit a one-week low against the dollar on Thursday after the Bank of England's inflation report showed interest rates were unlikely to rise within the next two years. The BoE's Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-1 in favour of keeping interest rates on hold at their record-low 0.25 percent this month, quashing some bets that a second...

  • An employee attaches a tag to a jacket at the Joseph Abboud Manufacturing facility in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

    Inflation at the wholesale level jumped in April by the largest amount in three months, fueled by rising prices of food and energy.