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  • FRANKFURT, Sept 7- The European Central Bank on Thursday lowered some of its inflation projections to reflect a firming euro but lifted some growth forecasts after the euro zone economy registered its best growth run in a decade. The euro has gained 13 percent against the dollar this year, a mixed blessing for the ECB as it reflects a robust economy but caps...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 7- The European Central Bank reaffirmed its ultra-easy policy stance on Thursday, even keeping the door open to increasing bond purchases if needed, despite the euro zone's best economic run since the global financial crisis. "If the outlook becomes less favourable, or if financial conditions become inconsistent with further progress towards...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 7- The European Central Bank reaffirmed its ultra-easy policy stance on Thursday, even keeping the door open to increasing bond purchases if needed, despite the euro zone's best economic run since the global financial crisis. "If the outlook becomes less favorable, or if financial conditions become inconsistent with further progress towards a...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 7- The European Central Bank reaffirmed its ultra-easy policy stance on Thursday, even keeping the door open to increasing bond purchases if needed, despite the euro zone's best economic run since the global financial crisis. "If the outlook becomes less favorable, or if financial conditions become inconsistent with further progress towards a...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 7- The European Central Bank reaffirmed its ultra-easy policy stance on Thursday, even keeping the door open to increasing bond purchases if needed, despite the euro zone's best economic run since the global financial crisis. "If the outlook becomes less favourable, or if financial conditions become inconsistent with further progress towards...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 7- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is set to start laying the groundwork for a cut in monetary stimulus when policymakers meet on Thursday, but a subdued outlook for inflation means he is unlikely to make any commitment yet. That would set the bank up for a bigger move in October or December, before its 2.3 trillion euro bond purchase...

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Stocks extend gains as Trump supports debt limit extension

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Yana Barton, Eaton Vance Management; Steve Grasso, Stuart Frankel; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 6- The Brazilian government may increase its forecast for 2017 economic growth to around 1 percent from 0.5 percent, Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Wednesday, after several indicators exceeded expectations.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 6- The U.S. economy expanded at a modest to moderate pace in July through mid-August but signs of an acceleration in inflation remained slight, the latest survey conducted by the Federal Reserve showed on Wednesday. The slide in inflation prompted influential Fed Governor Lael Brainard to call on Tuesday for the central bank to delay raising...

  • Joe Miller works loading produce at his farm on September 1, 2017 in Platteville, Colorado.

    Nonmanufacturing economic activity in August matched expectations.

  • *Canadian dollar firm ahead of Bank of Canada meeting. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Sept 6- The dollar edged down against the yen on Wednesday, pushed back toward a recent 4-1/ 2- month low by simmering tensions on the Korean peninsula and by comments from a Federal Reserve official about subdued U.S. inflation. The yen and the Swiss franc have both risen this week, as...

  • Closing Bell Exchange: DACA timeline could put tax reform in jeopardy

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Jim Paulsen, Leuthold Group; Stephen Guilfoyle, TheStreet.com; and Holly Liss from BTIG.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 5- London copper hit a three-year high on Tuesday on expectations of further signs of a healthy economic outlook for China. Nickel also found support just shy of Monday's 14- month peak on China's robust industrial outlook, aided by supply-side constraints. Over the next few weeks a flurry of data for August is expected to back market expectations...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 5- Base metals opened mostly firmer on Tuesday, with London copper hitting a fresh three-year high on expectations of further signs of a healthy economic outlook for China. Nickel also found support just shy of Monday's 14- month peak on China's robust industrial outlook, aided by supply side constraints. SHANGHAI COPPER: The most-traded copper...

  • BUDAPEST, Sept 4- An upgrade in the sovereign rating outlook from Fitch helped Czech assets on Monday buck a decline in other Central European markets as risk aversion gripped investors after a nuclear test in North Korea. That also affected Central Europe on Monday although recent robust economic figures from the region, where markets shook off tensions over...

  • LONDON, Sept 4- Copper prices rose on Monday to their highest level in three years and nickel touched a two-year high as strong Chinese economic growth boosted the outlook for demand from the world's largest metals' consumer. "Copper continues to enjoy the tailwind from the outlook in China," said Saxo Bank analyst Ole Hansen. LME COPPER: Benchmark copper on the...

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Tax reform to make a big market or growth impact?

    Discussing the current state of the markets and economy with Mark Zandi, Moody’s Analytics; Kirk Hartman, Wells Capital Management; Keith Bliss, Cuttone & Co.; and CNBC’s Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli.

  • REUTERS POLL-24 OF 33 ECONOMISTS FORECAST BANK OF CANADA TO HIKE RATES TO 1.0 PCT IN OCT; 6 SAY SEPT; 3 SAY NO RISE UNTIL JANUARY.

  • LONDON, Sept 1- The chances of Britain eventually exiting the European Union in a disorderly manner have eased a bit, according to a Reuters poll of economic forecasters, who still say a free trade deal, even if there is a transition period, is the most likely outcome. In the meantime, UK economic growth is forecast to keep slowing despite an upturn in the broader world...

  • BEIRUT, Sept 1- Fitch Ratings kept Lebanon's credit status at' B-' with a stable outlook on Friday, a week after Moody's downgraded the country over concerns about its very high debt-to-GDP ratio. Fitch said its rating reflected Lebanon's very weak public finances and high political risk, as well as its large foreign reserves and strong banking system.