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Economic Regions BRICS

  • 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...

  • *China economy seen growing 6.7 pct y/y in Q4, vs Q3's 6.8 pct. *Q4 GDP data, Dec activity data due Jan 18 at 0200 GMT. BEIJING, Jan 15- China's economic growth is expected to have slowed slightly in the fourth quarter from the previous quarter, a Reuters poll showed, as the government extended a crackdown on debt risks and factory pollution.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump often brags that he's done more in his first year in office than any other president. A year in, Trump is no closer to making Mexico pay for a border wall than when he made supporters swoon with that promise at those rollicking campaign rallies of 2016.. But the ledger of actions taken is recognizable to Washington: mainstream...

  • Cyril Ramaphosa gives his first speech as president of the African National Congress on December 20, 2017, in Soweto, South Africa.

    The dollar has fallen 7 percent against the South African rand since Cyril Ramaphosa won the ANC leadership contest on December 18.

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 12- Rising food prices pushed India's retail inflation to a 17- month high in December, breaching the central bank's medium-term target for the second straight month, which could intensify pressure for it to raise policy rates in the next few months. India's measure of consumer price inflation, the CPI index, rose 5.21 percent in December from a year...

  • CNBC Africa's Karabo Letlhatlha speaks about the future of embattled South African President Jacob Zuma.

  • South Africa's crisis opens up opportunities in some sectors

    Anna Rosenberg, director for Sub-Saharan Africa at Frontier Strategy Group, explains why South Africa is "too important to ignore" for investors.

  • Ramaphose needs to remove stumbling block which is President Jacob Zuma

    CNBC Africa's Karabo Letlhatlha reports on leadership friction within South Africa's ruling African National Congress.

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 12- China stocks managed to look past soft trade data and end the week higher on Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai index up for the 11th straight session on strong gains in consumer and financial firms. **China's exports and imports growth slowed in December after unexpectedly surging the previous month, adding to signs of ebbing economic growth as...

  • **China's exports and imports growth slowed in December after unexpectedly surging the previous month, adding to signs of ebbing economic growth as the government extended a crackdown on financial risks and factory pollution. **China's blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.2 percent, with its financial sector sub-index higher by 0.3 percent, the consumer staples...

  • BEIJING— China's trade growth cooled in December in a possible sign of weaker global and domestic demand, but last year's total exports rose 7.9 percent over 2016 while imports were up 15.9 percent. Beijing faces mounting pressure from Washington and Europe over complaints over trade barriers and that Chinese exports of unfairly low-priced steel and some...

  • BEIJING— China's foreign exchange regulator on Thursday challenged a report it might slow or stop purchases of U.S. Beijing keeps a big share of its $3.1 trillion in foreign currency reserves in Treasury debt, which is considered safe and easy to trade. Beijing is believed to hold additional assets through intermediaries in Switzerland other financial...

  • *China had set 2017 GDP growth target at around 6.5 pct. BEIJING, Jan 11- China's Premier Li Keqiang said the world's second-biggest economy is expected to have grown around 6.9 percent last year, the official Xinhua news agency reported, accelerating from a 26- year low in 2016.. In the past year, China's economy has maintained a steady and favorable trend, with the...

  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 MEXICO CITY- Mexico Central Bank chief Alejandro Diaz de Leon, Finance Minister Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya and Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo participate in an economic forum. BELGRADE- National Bank of Serbia interest rate decision. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17 JAKARTA- Indonesia Central Bank holds Board of Governors Meeting..

  • South African President Jacob Zuma speaks in Johannesburg, South Africa, on December 15, 2017, on the eve of the ANC's 54th National Conference.

    South Africa's lack of leadership change could abbreviate the rand's rally since Cyril Ramaphosa took charge of the ANC.

  • WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds monetary policy council meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank to publish the minutes of its November rate-setting meeting 1300 GMT. THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 MEXICO CITY- Mexico Central Bank chief Alejandro Diaz de Leon, Finance Minister Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya and Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo participate...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 5- Brazilian and Chilean stocks hit record highs on Friday, boosted by solid economic growth data, while Mexico's peso firmed to its strongest level in more than two weeks. Mexico's peso led gains for the region's currencies on Friday, capping a week where it advanced about 2.5 percent against the dollar. The next set of talks between Mexico, the United...