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  • Hatzius: Next rate hike will be September

    Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs Chief Economist, discusses the April jobs report and his view that the economic data is not signaling a June rate hike.

  • NEW YORK, May 5- U.S. stocks ended steady on Thursday as a mixed quarterly earnings season winds down, but Treasury yields fell to two week lows as investors hedged positions ahead of the monthly U.S. government employment report due on Friday. The U.S. Labor Department's jobs report is forecast to show nonfarm payrolls rose by 202,000 in April while the...

  • Workers at a food distribution center, rear, react to Venezuelan soldiers, foreground, who took over the warehouse where they were working in Caracas, Venezuela, on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

    A group of Venezuelan soldiers confessed to stealing goats over the weekend, in order to feed themselves since they had no food left in their barracks.

  • BUDAPEST, May 4- Jitters over Poland's currency may return in coming weeks but the zloty is forecast to strengthen against the euro over the next few months as the economy continues to outperform the euro zone, a Reuters poll of 38 analysts showed on Wednesday. Central Europe's strong growth along with economic and political stability have shielded its assets...

  • "While China's economy appeared to have stabilized lately, worries over longer term structural problems have not gone away," said Philip Wee, currency strategist at DBS in Singapore. "There is incentive for China to not only keep the yuan stable, but also keep the spread between the onshore CNY and offshore CNH narrow." The yuan, also called the renminbi, is traded both...

  • WASHINGTON, May 3- Mexico can sustain its current solid level of economic growth over the next few quarters as strengthening internal consumer demand combines with a robust industrial sector and a rebound in U.S. growth, Mexico's deputy finance minister said on Tuesday. But China's bumpy slowdown is helping to constrain global growth and fueling financial...

  • Santelli Extra: Jim Paulsen interview

    Wells Capital strategist Jim Paulsen said there's something going on in the U.S. economy that poses a big risk to investors for the years ahead.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 3- San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams said Tuesday that all he needs to see is economic growth that is on track with his forecast, continued job gains and slightly stronger inflation for him to support an interest-rate hike in June. "As long as the inflation data are consistent with the forecast I have of moving toward 2...

  • The Bank of Japan made a “fateful miscalculation” when it opted to hold interest rates at its meeting last week, Goldman Sachs has said.

  • Everyone is turning Japanese: Nick Carn

    Nick Carn, founder of Carn Macro Advisors, argues that developed markets are starting to experience the same problems as Japan.

  • BOGOTA, April 29- Colombia's central bank unexpectedly increased the benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point on Friday in an effort to stem rising inflation, and slightly lowered its 2016 growth forecast for the country's oil-dependent economy. Colombia's central bank embarked on a rate tightening cycle eight months ago in a bid to tame inflation,...

  • WSJ's Ken Brown: Here's something investors are missing...

    Ken Brown, Wall Street Journal, discusses his outlook on inflation and the factors that caused low inflation in the past year.

  • JOHANNESBURG, April 28- Thousands of shoppers queued on Thursday at the opening of one of the largest malls in South Africa, set in middle-class suburbia between Johannesburg and Pretoria. The Mall of Africa will house over 300 shops, including global brands such as Inditex's Zara, Hennes& Mauritz, Cotton On and Starbucks. They want to attract the rising number of...

  • MINSK, April 28- The World Bank forecast on Thursday a much deeper recession in Belarus this year than it had previously expected as the former Soviet republic struggles with a downturn in neighboring Russia. Seeking loans from international lenders, including $3 billion from the International Monetary Fund, Belarus has implemented cautious economic...

  • Japan's core consumer prices fell 0.3 percent in March from a year earlier, government data showed on Thursday.

  • New Zealand's central bank kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Thursday at 2.25 percent but reiterated further easing may be needed.

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  • Rates unchanged in Fed statement

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the decision out from the Federal Reserve. The FOMC says that economic activity appears to have slowed, but that the economy will continue to expand at a moderate pace.

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 LONDON- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Secretary General Angel Gurria gives speech on Britain's EU referendum at London School of Economics- 0930 GMT. SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore releases macroeconomic review, its detailed assessment of economic conditions. BRASILIA- Central Bank of Brazil...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- The U.S. dollar fell against the euro and commodity currencies on Tuesday on expectations for a dovish Federal Reserve statement and greater risk appetite, while the greenback gained against the yen on expectations for increased Bank of Japan stimulus. "Most U.S. data is coming in soft," said Win Thin, global head of emerging market currency...