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  • SHANGHAI, Oct 16- China's major share indexes fell on Monday as a surprisingly strong central bank economic growth projection failed to spur buying while tech stocks slumped after disappointing profit forecasts. Many analysts expect stability in China's share market this week, when a key party congress opens. Chen Xiaopeng, Shenzhen- based strategist at...

  • *China cbank gov sees 7 pct growth in H2, stronger than expected. *China retail sales have been growing above 10 pct since March. While China produced forecast-beating growth of 6.9 percent in the first half, many economists and investors had expected momentum would start to fade later in the year.

  • BOSTON, Oct 16- The Federal Reserve will probably need to raise interest rates in December and then three of four times "over the course of next year," assuming the U.S. unemployment rate continues to fall and inflation rises, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said. Still, Rosengren's view lags the faster rate-hike path signaled by many monetary policy rules,...

  • *China cbank gov sees 7 pct growth in H2, stronger than expected. *China retail sales have been growing above 10 pct since March. SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Oct 16- China's economy is expected to grow 7 percent in the second half of this year, the central bank governor said, accelerating from the first six months and defying widespread expectations for a slowdown.

  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Sunday sketched a bright outlook for the U.S. economy and for inflation prospects in coming months, saying the impact of the recent hurricanes will likely slow economic growth slightly but only temporarily and should be followed by a rebound by year's end. "Economic activity in the United States has been...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- International Monetary Fund members gave lukewarm endorsement to a strengthening global economy but conceded they were not out of the woods as they grappled with subdued inflation, low potential growth and an uneven recovery that clouded the outlook. "Structural reforms that were difficult to do in hard times would be much easier in better...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- Member countries of the International Monetary Fund on Saturday welcomed the global upswing in economic activity but warned that the recovery was not yet complete given low inflation and geopolitical risks. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde sought to offer a bright note, saying that it was "perfectly legitimate" to renew...

  • *Sees no big risks for Japan's economy ahead. WASHINGTON, Oct 13- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday he did not see any signs of bubbles or excesses building up in U.S., European and Japanese markets as a result of heavy money printing by their central banks. He added that Japan's economy was on track for a steady recovery that will likely gradually...

  • Closing Bell Exchange: White flag is up for the markets

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Tom Lydon, Global Trends Investments; Peter Costa, Empire Executions; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • LONDON, Oct 13- The euro edged higher on Friday, on track for its biggest weekly rise in a month as investors switched focus from the euro zone's political concerns to its brightening economic outlook. "If the European economic recovery continues and the ECB pushes ahead with policy normalisation, we will see the euro trade above 1.30 within 18 months or so," said Kit...

  • WASHINGTON— The head of the International Monetary Fund said Thursday that a number of threats could derail the global economic recovery, despite signs that 2017 will be the best year for global growth since 2010.. Lagarde's warning comes as global financial leaders gathered in Washington for the annual meetings of the IMF and its sister lending...

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 12- India's annual consumer price inflation remained steady in September from the previous month, but hopes of a rate cut by the central bank remain bleak as it expects higher inflation in coming months. India's annual consumer inflation in September rose to 3.28 percent from a year earlier, government data showed on Thursday.

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 12- London copper inched to its highest in more than a month on Thursday, underpinned by steady demand and a weaker dollar after the Federal Reserve showed a guarded view towards inflation. The International Monetary Fund this week underlined a rosier outlook for industrial metals use when it said a broad-based global economic upswing will...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 11- The dollar fell on Wednesday to a two-week low against a basket of currencies, as the U.S. "Any comments on concerns about inflation outlook signals a bit a dovish mindset," said Minh Trang, senior currency trader at Silicon Valley Bank in Santa Clara, California. Futures markets suggested traders saw an 88 percent chance the Fed would raise rates in...

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Market didn't hear anything from Fed it didn't expect

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Ryan Payne, Payne Capital Management; Kenny Polcari, O’Neil Securities; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • BERLIN, Oct 11- Robust domestic consumption in Germany will translate into imports outstripping exports this year and next, the economy ministry said on Wednesday, predicting that trade will not contribute to growth. The ministry said it expects Europe's largest economy to expand by 2 percent this year, much more than a previous forecast of 1.5 percent and the...

  • BERLIN, Oct 11- The German government has raised its economic growth forecast for this year to 2 percent from 1.5 percent previously, the Economy Ministry said on Wednesday. It also expects Europe's biggest economy to grow by 1.9 percent next year, up from its previous forecast of 1.6 percent. Below are details of the government's autumn economic forecasts.

  • BANGKOK, Oct 11- Thailand's top consumer goods manufacturer Saha Group expects sales to improve next year as government spending drives growth in Southeast Asia's second-largest economy, its chairman said. Thailand's cabinet recently approved a measure to accelerate a $45- billion Eastern Economic Corridor development plan, a project the ruling junta...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on January 5, 2017.

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Rene Nourse, Urban Wealth Management; Keith Bliss, Cuttone & Co.; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- Short-term inflation expectations among U.S. consumers were stuck near their lowest level since early 2016 in September as the one-year outlook on wages and family finances deteriorated, a New York Federal Reserve survey released on Tuesday showed. The more pessimistic view followed a September payrolls report that showed a surprisingly...