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

  • No 'have your cake and eat it' for USD: Strategist

    Kay Van-Petersen, Saxo Capital Markets, talks about the movements in the dollar, inflation and how the Fed might react.

  • Donald Trump

    The president-elect's shock comment that the dollar is too strong suggests the U.S. is about to declare as dead a two-decade policy.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- The U.S. Federal Reserve is unlikely to take actions that would "snuff out" the current economic expansion anytime soon because inflation is "simply not a problem," Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said Tuesday. Dudley, in a speech to a gathering of the National Retail Federation in New York, said he is optimistic the current...

  • *Ultra-cheap money makes its way through the economy. FRANKFURT, Jan 17- Euro zone banks expect loan demand to rise and qualifying to borrow to be easier in the first quarter of 2017 as economic activity continues to expand in the 19- member currency bloc, the European Central Bank said in a quarterly survey on Tuesday. Lenders on average tightened their credit...

  • Trump policy to end in tears: Commerzbank

    Trump's policies that disrupt the global division of labor is negative for global growth, says Christoph Rieger at Commerzbank.

  • A PricewaterhouseCoopers survey of nearly 1,400 CEOs released on Monday, on the eve of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, found that 29 percent expected global economic growth to pick up in 2017, up from only 27 percent last year. Last year's outlook was particularly gloomy due to two years of falling oil prices and slowing growth in China, as well as...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 16- The International Monetary Fund on Monday said the U.S. economy would grow faster than previously expected in 2017 and 2018 based on the incoming Trump administration's tax and spending plans, but it kept its global growth forecasts unchanged due to weakness in some emerging markets. It estimated a modest fiscal stimulus under...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 16- Russia's annual inflation will stay between 5 and 5.2 percent in January, the economy ministry said on Monday. Consumer prices are set to grow by 0.6-0.8 percent month-on-month in January, the ministry said in a weekly report. Russia's inflation slowed to a post-Soviet low of 5.4 percent in 2016 and the central bank aims to reduce it to 4 percent this...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 16- The International Monetary Fund on Monday lifted its forecast for U.S. economic growth in 2017 and 2018 based on President-elect Donald Trump's tax cut and spending plans, but said this would largely be offset by weaker growth in several key emerging markets. The United States will see a slight 0.1 percentage-point improvement in 2017 gross...

  • The 'Trump trade' may pause as traders await the swearing in of Donald Trump as 45th U.S. president on Friday.

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 16- A trade war between the United States and China and a strengthening dollar are among the biggest threats to a brightening global economic outlook, according to leading economists at the World Economic Forum in Davos. As political leaders, businessmen and bankers converge on the resort in the Swiss Alps this week, they can draw hope from...

  • Pound to fall to $1.10 by year-end: Strategist

    Elias Haddad at Commonwealth Bank says that Brexit uncertainty will bring about downside pressure on the British pound.

  • Inflation, not Trump, remains focus: Bank of Russia

    Ksenia Yudaeva, first deputy governor at the Bank of Russia, talks about what's influencing central bank policy.

  • An employee welds pipe at Pioneer Pipe on October 25, 2016 in Marietta, Ohio.

    US wholesale prices rose 0.3 percent in December, led higher by more expensive gas, food and cars.

  • UK PM May in deceptively weak position: Analyst

    Richard Mylles, political analyst at Absolute Strategy, weighs in on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit negotiation strategy.

  • NAPLES, Fla., Jan 12- Federal Reserve officials cautioned on Thursday that the fiscal and tax plans sketched out by the incoming Trump administration could trade a short-term economic boost for longer-run inflation and debt problems they might have to counteract. Fed regional bank presidents, in an array of appearances, agreed in principle that the policies...

  • *Spot gold eased 0.1 percent to $1,193.38 per ounce by 0041 GMT. Bullion on Thursday touched a high of $1,206.98, its best since Nov. 23. *Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen did not comment on the outlook for the U.S. economy or monetary policy in remarks to teachers, saying improving U.S. education could help raise living standards.

  • LIMA, Jan 12- Peru's central bank held its benchmark interest rate steady at 4.25 percent for the 11th consecutive month on Thursday, as expected, forecasting inflation would fall to within its 1 to 3 percent target range by the middle of the year. All 11 economists polled by Reuters had forecast the rate hold after inflation eased to 3.23 percent at the end of 2016..

  • LIMA, Jan 12- Peru's central bank, as expected, held its benchmark interest rate steady at 4.25 percent for the 11th consecutive month on Thursday, forecasting inflation within its 1 percent to 3 percent target range in the middle of the year. All 11 economists polled by Reuters had forecast the rate hold after inflation eased to 3.23 percent at the end of 2016..