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  • Euro weakness, exports lift southern Europe car output Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    *FCA is turning the corner in Europe, CEO Marchionne says. GENEVA, March 4- While southern Europe is experiencing at best a patchy economic recovery, the outlook for the region's car makers is a little less bumpy thanks to the weak euro, cheaper oil and labour reforms. At the Geneva auto show, industry executives have warned against overoptimism about what might yet...

  • Most Americans still struggling to save Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    More than a third of Americans have no savings, a new study finds, and many are living paycheck to paycheck.

  • UPDATE 1-OECD raises Italy 2015 GDP forecast to 0.6 pct Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:12 AM ET

    *Warns market sentiment could turn on Italy. Italy has not posted a single quarter of growth since the middle of 2011.. The 114- page report on Italy's economy contained a 2015 growth forecast of 0.4 percent, but the OECD's head Angel Gurria told reporters at a presentation that the most recent developments had prompted an upward revision.

  • *BOJ keeps massive stimulus intact. TOKYO, Feb 18- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday he saw no immediate need to expand monetary stimulus again with inflation heading up towards his 2 percent target-despite temporary pressure from slumping oil prices. Kuroda made the remarks after the BOJ, as widely expected, maintained its stimulus...

  • Japan exits recession: Reaction Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Japan exits recession: Reaction

    As Japan exits technical recession, Tapan Datta, head of global asset allocation at Aon Hewitt, says the "picture is far from benign" as there's very little growth in the Japanese economy.

  • TOKYO, Feb 16- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he hopes the central bank continues with its bold monetary easing campaign to achieve its 2 percent inflation target. Speaking in parliament, Abe praised the BOJ's aggressive stimulus program for helping revive the economy and wipe out the public's "sticky deflationary mindset."

  • *Q4 GDP up annualized 2.2 pct vs f'cast +3.7 pct. TOKYO, Feb 16- Japan's economy rebounded from recession to grow an annualized 2.2 percent in the final quarter of last year, giving a much-needed boost to premier Shinzo Abe's efforts to shake off decades of stagnation even as the global outlook deteriorates. Still, the return to growth will allow the Bank of Japan to...

  • TOKYO, Feb 13- Inflation in Japan is forecast to slow further in coming quarters pressured by the collapse in crude oil prices, but the Bank of Japan is set to sit tight for now as it assesses the broad impact of the oil slump on consumption and prices. But a patient approach will give the BOJ more time to assess the impacts of a wave of monetary policy easings around the...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 9- Russian car sales are expected to decline by 25-35 percent this year, accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers said on Monday, hit by a sharp economic slowdown and devaluation of the rouble. Russia, a country with 143 million people, has been a booming market for car producers since the fall of the Soviet Union. But with the economy heading for...

  • Despite woes, Russia optimistic on economic outlook Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | 11:29 PM ET

    Russia's economy ministry said on Saturday it expected gross domestic product to fall 3 percent this year, more optimistic than many analysts' forecasts of a 4-5 percent drop.

  • MOSCOW, Jan 31- Russia's economy ministry said on Saturday it expected gross domestic product to fall 3 percent this year, more optimistic than many analysts' forecasts of a 4-5 percent drop. The economy has been hit by a sharp fall in oil prices and by sanctions imposed on Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis, leaving Russia facing its first year of recession...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 31- Russia's economy ministry said on Saturday it expected gross domestic product to fall 3 percent this year, more optimistic than many analysts' forecasts of a 4-5 percent drop. The economy has been hit by a sharp fall in oil prices and sanctions imposed on Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis, leaving Russia facing its first year of recession...

  • Recession? 0% GDP growth? Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 5:01 PM ET
    Recession? 0% GDP growth?

    Raoul Pal, The Global Macro Investor newsletter, thinks the S&P 500 could reach 1,800 this year, and shares his global outlook.

  • Cramer: Worldwide recession, except in US Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Cramer: Worldwide recession, except in US

    CNBC's Jim Cramer breaks down the health of the U.S. stock market and weighs in on the "stunning" move in utilities. David Faber discusses Russia and oil.

  • Birth rate hits record low Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    Birth rate hits record low

    U.S. birth rates have fallen for the 6th consecutive year. Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank, chief U.S. economist, discusses whether this trend hurts the U.S. economy.

  • Why Japan's inflation goal is now within reach Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:02 PM ET
    Why Japan's inflation goal is now within reach

    The delay in sales tax hike, along with the BOJ's surprise stimulus, will help Japan to meet its 2 percent inflation goal, says Takuji Okubo, Principal & Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors.

  • What a fresh mandate means for Japan's Abe Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:46 PM ET
    What a fresh mandate means for Japan's Abe

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election late Tuesday. Scott Seaman, Senior Analyst, Asia at Eurasia, discusses the rationale behind the move.

  • Sun not rising on Abe's Japan Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:01 PM ET
    Sun not rising on Abe's Japan

    Japan is officially in recession. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera looks at the Japanese stock market.

  • Japan's recession hits Nikkei Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:06 AM ET
    Japan's recession hits Nikkei

    Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors, discusses the root causes of Japan's recession and its impact on global markets.

  • Japan slips into recession, Nikkei drops 3% Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:05 AM ET
    Japan slips into recession, Nikkei drops 3%

    The world's third-largest economy unexpectedly enters recession, paving the way for an unpopular sales tax hike, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.