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Economic Measures Recession

  • WASHINGTON— The Labor Department releases its report on January U.S. consumer prices Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. The Fed left a key interest rate unchanged at its last meeting Jan. 31- Feb. 1, saying it needs more time to monitor the economy but still expects to raise rates gradually. Many economists expect the central bank to delay further rate increases...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 14- Investors are giving Brazil's central bank the benefit of the doubt for the first time in at least seven years, betting that slumping inflation will allow policymakers to cut the official target below the current 4.5 percent. Three-year breakeven rates are also hovering below the target, highlighting investors' growing trust in Central Bank...

  • People use an Exxon gas station in Brooklyn, New York.

    The drop in gasoline demand in January was recession-like, but the economy seems OK and experts are having a hard time explaining it.

  • *BoE sharply raises 2017 GDP forecast to +2.0 pct. By William Schomberg and David Milliken. LONDON, Feb 2- The Bank of England made its latest sharp increase to forecasts for British economic growth in 2017 on Thursday, but appeared in no rush to raise interest rates, warning of "twists and turns" on the road out of the European Union.

  • By William Schomberg and David Milliken. LONDON, Feb 2- The Bank of England on Thursday sharply increased its forecast for British economic growth in 2017, but appeared to be in no rush to raise interest rates, warning of "twists and turns" on the road out of the European Union. The currency fell and British government 10- year bond yields were on track for their...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 2- Banco Bradesco SA expects slow lending growth and high loan-loss provisions this year, as Brazil's No. 3 bank remains cautious over the pace of economic recovery and the ability of households and companies to take on new borrowing. Banks in Brazil are struggling with the country's harshest recession since 1901 and fallout from a sweeping...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 2- Banco Bradesco SA expects slow lending growth and high loan-loss provisions this year, as Brazil's No. 3 bank remains cautious over the pace of economic recovery and the ability of households and companies to take on new borrowing. In a statement on Thursday, the Osasco, Brazil- based lender forecast loan book growth of 1 percent to 5 percent this...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 30- Brazilian supermarkets on Monday cut their sales growth forecast for this year, reflecting efforts among households to funnel most of their disposable income into paying off debt amid Brazil's worst recession on record. Sales were most impacted by a drastic decline in consumption habits among low-income families that, over the past decade,...

  • *Graphic of poll results: http://tmsnrt.rs/2e7JFpt. Jan 18- The global economic outlook remains shaky, despite recent pockets of resilience, according to the overwhelming majority of economists polled by Reuters who said a rise in protectionist trade policies would hamper growth. That uncertainty is heightened by the signs of a rise in nationalist...

  • PARIS, Jan 12- Europe's largest construction and concessions group Vinci expects group revenue to pick up this year as its construction business recovers and its French market improves, said its chairman and chief executive. "Our orders are quite clearly showing recovery signs and we think that for most of our businesses, the low point in France is behind us... 2017...

  • NAPLES, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before a panel at the American Council of Life Insurers Executive Roundtable- 1345 GMT. NAPLES, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy...

  • Cramer opens up about how the Great Recession changed his trading habits forever

    Jim Cramer explained how his view of the market was forever rocked by the Great Recession.

  • LONDON, Dec 23- British consumers brushed off June's Brexit vote and drove the economy to expand faster than expected in the third quarter, but a hefty current account gap and weaker trade and investment raised warning flags for 2017.. The ONS also revised down growth for the second quarter to 0.6 percent, meaning there was no slowdown at all following June's...

  • This economist isn't optimistic on US growth

    GDP growth in the U.S. will stay in the 2 percent range, says Mark Zandi at Moody's Analytics.

  • ATHENS, Dec 22- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday Athens wanted a speedy conclusion to a now-stalled review of bailout reforms, warning delays could hinder economic recovery after years of recession. Greece is following reforms outlined in a bailout program worth up to 86 billion euros. It is its third since 2010, and regular reviews of...

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Investors sound optimistic about a breakout for the world economy next year, but for all the talk of huge tax cuts from the incoming U.S. presidency of Donald Trump, the economic outlook looks similar to 2016: uneven and unspectacular. Much may hinge on financial markets, which for a brief period around the start of this year looked like their fretting...

  • ABUJA, Dec 14- Nigeria expects its 2017 deficit to rise to 2.36 trillion naira, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday, as the government tries to drag Africa's biggest economy out of recession with a budget that foresees record spending. Buhari is facing rising disenchantment with his handling of the economy as Nigeria struggles with 18 percent...

  • CNBC survey: Probability of US recession

    CNBC's Steve Liesman shares the latest results from CNBC's exclusive survey on the probability of a U.S. recession, and the biggest threats to U.S. recovery.

  • AMSTERDAM, Dec 13- The Dutch economy will grow by 2.1 percent next year, the government's forecasting office said on Tuesday, upgrading the outlook for a country set to buck a slowing trend and be one of Europe's stand-out performers in 2017.. The Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis raised its GDP growth forecast for 2017 to 2.1 percent from a 1.7...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 12- The Federal Reserve inaugurates the Trump era this week with a near-certain interest rate increase and new economic forecasts providing a first glimpse into whether the U.S. election has reshaped the central bank's growth and inflation outlook. Fed fund futures show a 97 percent probability that the Fed will lift rates by a quarter of a...