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  • BOJ trims growth forecast as exports weaken Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 2:52 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan trimmed its economic growth forecast on Wednesday but held off on offering fresh stimulus.

  • TOKYO, July 15- The Bank of Japan trimmed its economic growth forecast on Wednesday but held off on offering fresh stimulus, convinced that an expected pick up in consumption will help accelerate inflation toward its 2 percent target. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda reiterated his optimism on the global outlook, pointing to data showing China's economy grew a...

  • *Governor Kuroda to brief media 0630 GMT. TOKYO, July 15- The Bank of Japan trimmed its economic growth forecast on Wednesday but held off on offering fresh stimulus, convinced that an expected pick up in consumption will help accelerate inflation toward its 2 percent target. The BOJ's growth forecasts are not too far off the mark, but the inflation forecasts look...

  • BOJ keeps policy steady, trims GDP forecast Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 11:23 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 15- The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady and largely maintained its upbeat inflation forecasts on Wednesday, even as soft exports and household spending forced it to trim its economic growth projection slightly. As widely expected, the BOJ reiterated its pledge to increase base money, or cash and deposits at the central bank, at an annual pace...

  • *Q1 GDP +7.0 pct y/y. BEIJING, July 15- China's economy grew an annual 7 percent in the second quarter, steady with the previous quarter and slightly better than analysts' forecasts, though further stimulus is still expected after the quarter ended with a stock market crash. On a quarterly basis, the economy grew 1.7 percent compared with 1.4 percent in the March...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- The White House on Tuesday slashed its fiscal 2015 deficit forecast to $455 billion, down $128 billion from its last estimate in February, due to new calculations of higher revenues and lower spending. The White House also reduced its fiscal 2016 deficit estimate by $45 billion to $429 billion, or 2.3 percent of gross domestic product.

  • BOJ may trim growth forecast, debate risks from China Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 4:59 PM ET

    *Governor Kuroda may warn of China slowdown. TOKYO, July 15- The Bank of Japan may slightly trim its economic growth forecast on Wednesday and debate risks that cloud the prospect for hitting its ambitious inflation target, including from sluggish shipments to China and stubbornly weak household spending. "China is probably slowing more than the BOJ had...

  • What happens to the euro after Greece deal? Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 10:45 PM ET
    What happens to the euro after Greece deal?

    Jonathan Cavenagh, Senior FX Strategist at Westpac, says the euro could hit 1.05 or 1.06 per dollar over the next two to three months.

  • Bank Indonesia to stay on hold all year: MS Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 8:55 PM ET
    Bank Indonesia stay on hold all year: MS

    Even though Indonesian growth has been falling, inflation remains high so the central bank is unlikely to step in, warns Deyi Tan, ASEAN Economist at Morgan Stanley.

  • India: 25 basis point rate cut coming Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 12:24 AM ET
    India: 25 basis point rate cut coming

    Nilesh Shah, MD & CEO at Envision Capital, is bullish on India and outlines his expectation for a rate cut.

  • STILLWATER, Okla., July 9- The Federal Reserve may stumble into a "trap" if it continues waiting for more data to justify an initial interest rate increase, risking a quick takeoff of inflation or other problems, Kansas City Fed Bank President Esther George said on Thursday. George, who has been arguing for several months that it was time for rates to rise, said it was...

  • SEOUL, July 9- South Korea's central bank cut the country's economic growth forecast but kept interest rates steady at a record low on Thursday, cautiously signalling that the economy was still reeling from weak consumption and exports. The Bank of Korea's monetary policy committee left the base rate at 1.50 percent, a decision that was unanimous and widely...

  • Debate: Are Beijing's rescue measures working? Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    Debate: Are Beijing's rescue measures working?

    Minggao Shen, Greater China chief economist at Citi and Michael Spencer, chief economist & head of Research, APAC at Deutsche Bank, debate whether Beijing's support measures are having an effect on the stock market.

  • *Greek debt crisis, China's slowdown pose some risks. TOKYO, July 9- The value of Japan's core machinery orders rose to a 7- year high in May and were up for the third-straight month, adding to recent evidence of a steady pick-up in spending by firms and raising hopes of a more durable economic recovery. Thursday's data and a key central bank survey last week suggest...

  • Could China's economy delay Fed rate hike? Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 10:43 PM ET
    Could China's economy delay Fed rate hike?

    Nizam Idris, MD, head of fixed income & currencies at Macquarie, discusses former Fed Governor Randy Kroszner's remarks about how the slowdown in China could put downward pressure on U.S. inflation hence delaying the rate hike.

  • Will China's market rout impact the economy? Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 9:37 PM ET
    Will China's market rout impact the economy?

    Helen Qiao, chief economist for Greater China at Morgan Stanley and Pruksa Iamthongthong, investment manager at Aberdeen Asset Management Asia, discuss China's economic outlook and market turmoil.

  • BEIJING, July 9- China's consumer inflation edged up slightly in June while stubbornly weak producer prices fell again, data that could affirm worries about a sluggish Chinese economy which is also smarting from a share market rout. China's consumer inflation quickened to 1.4 percent year-on-year in June, beating market expectations. The producer price...

  • TOKYO, July 9- Japan's core machinery orders in May unexpectedly grew for a third straight month, with the total value reaching a 7- year high and adding to recent evidence of a steady pickup in business spending seen as vital for a durable economic recovery. The Cabinet office said the value of core orders reached its highest levels since June 2008.

  • Santelli: This trade is very technically significant...

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest data with 3 year note sales.

  • $24B 3-year note sale yield: 0.932% Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    $24B 3-year note sale yield: 0.932%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest 3 year note data.