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Economic Regions BRICS

  • **ABUJA- Central Bank of Nigeria holds monetary policy meeting. TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia holds its monetary policy committee meeting. KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine holds monetary policy meeting.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- The United States mistakenly supported China's membership of the World Trade Organization in 2001 on terms that have failed to force Beijing to open its economy, the Trump administration said on Friday as it prepares to clamp down on Chinese trade. "It seems clear that the United States erred in supporting China's entry into the WTO on terms...

  • BEIJING, Jan 19- Shanghai aluminum prices rose on Friday, buoyed by the first acceleration in China's GDP growth in seven years and by a pollution alert in a major industrial province. Late on Thursday, the city of Zhengzhou, capital of the key aluminum-smelting province of Henan, raised its alert for air pollution to red, the highest level, effective from Friday.

  • BEIJING, Jan 19- Shanghai aluminium prices rose on Friday, buoyed by the first acceleration in China's GDP growth in seven years and by a pollution alert in a major industrial province. Late on Thursday, the city of Zhengzhou, capital of the key aluminium-smelting province of Henan, raised its alert for air pollution to red, the highest level, effective from Friday.

  • *China's 2017 GDP growth accelerates for first time in 7 years. **China's economy grew faster than expected in the fourth quarter of 2017 underpinned by an export recovery, defying concerns that intensifying curbs on industry and credit would hurt expansion. **China's blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.46 percent, with its financial sector sub-index higher by 0.93...

  • BEIJING, Jan 19- Shanghai aluminum prices rose on Friday, buoyed by the first acceleration in China's GDP growth in seven years, even as the country's output of the metal posted a surprise jump for December. *SHFE ALUMINIUM: The most-traded aluminum contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange was up 1 percent at 14,770 yuan a tonne at 0202 GMT, but still on course for a...

  • BEIJING, Jan 19- Shanghai aluminium prices rose on Friday, buoyed by the first acceleration in China's GDP growth in seven years, even as the country's output of the metal posted a surprise jump for December. *SHFE ALUMINIUM: The most-traded aluminium contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange was up 1 percent at 14,770 yuan a tonne at 0202 GMT, but still on course for...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union's top tax official is urging member states to make public any commitments given by non-EU countries wanting to get off the bloc's blacklist of suspected tax havens. Barbados, Grenada, Macao, Mongolia, Panama, South Korea, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates are set to come off after agreeing to tighten their tax laws.

  • BEIJING, Jan 18- China's economy grew faster than expected in the fourth quarter of 2017, as an export recovery helped the country post its first annual acceleration in growth in seven years, defying concerns that intensifying curbs on industry and credit would hurt expansion. China's gross domestic product grew 6.8 percent in the October to December period...

  • *India wants to raise health spending to 2.5 pct of GDP by 2025. *Poor tax collections weigh on India health budget. NEW DELHI, Jan 18- India is poised to raise its public health spending by 11 percent in the annual budget next month, after rejecting the health minister's demand for a much bigger increase to ramp up disease control, according to government sources and...

  • HONG KONG— China's economy gained steam in 2017, expanding at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017 in its first annual increase in seven years, according to data released Thursday that exceeded economists' forecasts and the government's target. The data show China's communist leaders have some extra wiggle room as they strive to wean the economy away from reliance on...

  • BEIJING, Jan 18- China's economy grew 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 from a year earlier, official data showed on Thursday, above expectations and unchanged from the previous quarter's growth. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected gross domestic product to expand 6.7 percent in the October-December quarter, slowing from 6.8 percent growth in the...

  • *China economy seen growing 6.7 pct y/y in Q4, vs 6.8 pct in Q3. BEIJING, Jan 18- China is expected on Thursday to post a modest slowdown in fourth quarter economic growth from the previous three months as the government extended a crackdown on debt risks and factory pollution. "It will be surprising if Q4 growth turns out to be 6.9 percent," said Li Huiyong, an economist at...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States was considering a big "fine" as part of a probe into China's alleged theft of intellectual property, the clearest indication yet that his administration will take retaliatory trade action against China. In an interview with Reuters, Trump and his economic adviser Gary Cohn said China...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States was considering a big "fine" as part of a probe into China's alleged theft of intellectual property, the clearest indication yet that his administration will take retaliatory trade action against China. In an interview with Reuters, Trump and his economic adviser Gary Cohn said China...

  • MOSCOW— Russian President Vladimir Putin's economic adviser says the government is considering a possible boost in social spending. Andrei Belousov was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying that the government is considering increasing allocations for education, health care and infrastructure. Alexei Kudrin, the former finance minister and...

  • BEIJING, Jan 16- China's natural gas consumption will rise by 10 percent and imports by 13.4 percent in 2018, China National Petroleum Corp forecast on Tuesday, boosted by a steady push to replace coal with the cleaner-burning fuel to curb air pollution. China's gas demand will reach 258.7 billion cubic meters this year and total natural gas imports will grow to...

  • BEIJING, Jan 16- A senior Chinese central banker says authorities should ban centralised trading of virtual currencies as well as individuals and businesses that provide related services, an internal memo from a government meeting seen by Reuters showed. Chinese regulators last year banned initial coin offerings, shut down local cryptocurrency trading...

  • BEIJING, Jan 16- A senior Chinese central banker says authorities should ban centralized trading of virtual currencies as well as individuals and businesses that provide related services, an internal memo from a government meeting seen by Reuters showed. Chinese regulators last year banned initial coin offerings, shut down local cryptocurrency trading...

  • *China 2017 GDP growth seen at 6.8 pct, 2018 6.5 pct. BEIJING, Jan 16- China's economy is expected to cool this year as a government-led crackdown on debt risks and factory pollution drag on overall activity, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. Beijing is in the second year of a relentless campaign to wean China off its debt-heavy investment model, clamping down on...