Economic Regions BRICS

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 19- The United States is seeking to secure a pledge from China it will not devalue its yuan as part of an agreement intended to end the countries' trade war, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. Officials from the two countries, which resumed talks on Tuesday in Washington, are discussing how to address currency policy in a "Memorandum of Understanding"...

  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa- South Africa Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to present 2019 budget to parliament- 1200 GMT KINGSTON- Bank of Jamaica holds interest rate announcement and monetary policy report. JAKARTA- Indonesia Central Bank holds board of governors' meeting. SYDNEY- Appearance by Philip Lowe, Reserve Bank of Australia...

  • Global currency traders wound back safe-haven dollar holdings on hopes that the fresh round of U.S.- China talks would aid strained trade ties between the world's two biggest economies, setting the stage for Latin American currencies to gain. Most investors believe reform to the pension system is key to putting Brazil, Latin America's top economy, on firmer...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 19- Gold prices surged to a 10- month high on Tuesday, as the U.S. dollar weakened, on optimism for a breakthrough in U.S.- China trade talks, with bullion also receiving support as a safe-haven asset due to concerns over global growth. A gauge of global stock markets rose modestly, with an advance in Walmart helping to lift Wall Street equities, although...

  • BEIJING, Feb 19- China will deepen reforms of its agriculture sector to promote its rural economy, the government said in its first policy statement of 2019, as it seeks to bolster growth and offset trade challenges. China has been overhauling its crop structure in recent years, reducing support for corn after stocks ballooned, and seeking to promote more...

  • GENEVA, Feb 19- A quarterly leading indicator of world merchandise trade slumped to its lowest reading in nine years on Tuesday, which should put policymakers on guard for a sharper slowdown if trade tensions continue, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday. International trade tensions could spike next month if the United States and China escalate...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- Optimism about a U.S.- China trade agreement has helped drive U.S. stocks to more than two-month highs, creating a make-or-break moment for Wall Street as a year-long clash between the world's two largest economies comes to a head. And if the United States and China reach a deal, market professionals say clarity after the lengthy dispute should...

  • *Manufacturing output falls 0.9 percent in January. WASHINGTON, Feb 15- U.S. manufacturing fell sharply in January, led by the biggest drop in motor vehicle production since the recession, the latest indication that the economy was losing momentum. "It looks like Fed officials were smart to stop their gradual rate hikes as the economy seems to have entered a soft...

  • Feb 15- U.S. stocks gained on Friday, led by a bounce in shares of financials, as investors were optimistic about the ongoing trade talks to resolve a bruising tariff dispute between the United States and China. Talks between the world's largest economies will continue next week in Washington, with both sides saying this week's negotiations in Beijing made good...

  • *DAX rallies as Xinhua reports "consensus" in U.S.- China talks. LONDON, Feb 15- Reports of progress in U.S.- China trade negotiations drove a strong rally in European stocks on Friday, boosting mining, autos, and banking shares as investors hoped for a resolution to the tariff war between the world's two biggest economies. China's state news agency Xinhua reported...

  • LONDON, Feb 15- The world economy is caught in a "delicate equilibrium" between stabilization and a further downturn, according to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, and that balance could look even shakier over the next few days. Early measures of factory activity from Asia, Europe and the United States which typically give signals of momentum in the overall...

  • *German equities fall after weak China data. LONDON, Feb 15- European shares recovered on Friday after weak U.S. and Chinese economic data earlier sent global equity markets into a dive. Germany's main stock index, which is exposed to the Chinese economy because of its large number of exporters, was down 0.2 percent by 0932 GMT.

  • *Shanghai stocks lower, blue-chip CSI300 index down. SHANGHAI, Feb 15- China stocks retreated on Friday, after latest official data raised deflation fears, while investors were worried about uncertainties over the Sino-U.S. trade negotiations. **China's factory-gate inflation slowed for a seventh straight month in January to its weakest pace since September...

  • *Eyes on U.S.- China trade talks, meeting with Xi. TOKYO, Feb 15- Asian stocks fell on Friday, retreating from four-month highs after data out of China raised concerns over deflationary pressures building in the world's second biggest economy. That offsetting some cautious optimism over trade talks in Beijing between the United States and China.

  • *China's producer prices slow for 7th straight month, raising deflation fears. *U.S. trade envoys to meet China's Xi, no decision on deadline extension. SHANGHAI, Feb 15- China and Hong Kong stocks dropped on Friday, as latest official data raised deflation fears, while investors were worried about uncertainties over the Sino-U.S. trade negotiations.

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Asian stocks fell on Friday after weak U.S. retail sales figures raised fresh doubts about the strength of the world's largest economy, offsetting optimism towards trade talks between the United States and China. There has been no decision to extend a March 1 deadline for a deal, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday.

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Asian stocks slipped on Friday after grim U.S. retail sales figures raised fresh doubts about the strength of the U.S. economy, offsetting optimism on trade talks between the United States and China. Japan's Nikkei dropped 1.1 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.25 percent in early trade, with South...

  • *China said to pledge end to distorting subsidies, won't say how. WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, Feb 14- The Trump administration's top two negotiators in trade talks with China will meet on Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but there has been no decision to extend a March 1 U.S. deadline for a deal, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday.

  • After years of steadily rising U.S. trade deficits with China and U.S. complaints that Beijing has systematically obtained American intellectual property and trade secrets through coercion and outright theft, the Trump administration last year demanded fundamental changes to China's economic model to allow U.S. companies to compete on a more level...

  • *Trade talks progress in Beijing. NEW YORK, Feb 14- Wall Street struggled to reverse early losses on Thursday as an unexpected drop in retail sales dampened investor hopes for progress at the ongoing U.S.- China trade talks in Beijing. Talks to defuse the ongoing tariff dispute between the world's two largest economies moved to a higher level as U.S.- China...