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World Economy Economic Regions

  • BUDAPEST, May 15- Central European currencies firmed on Monday on expectations that first-quarter regional economic output data due on Tuesday will show robust growth, though profit-taking caused some retreat in the region's stock markets. The forint, the zloty and the crown firmed 0.3-0.4 percent against the euro by 1339 GMT. "The global mood is quite good,...

  • BUDAPEST, May 15- Central European stocks touched multi-year highs on Monday on expectations that first-quarter regional economic output data due on Tuesday will show robust growth, though profit-taking later caused shares to retreat. Budapest's main stock index rose to nine-year highs, extending gains from a record high close on Friday.

  • SAO PAULO, May 12- Brazilian stocks rose on Friday for the fourth straight day as Petroleo Brasileiro SA shares hit an 11- week high after the state-controlled oil company reported its strongest operating profit ever. In Mexico, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said he expected negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement with the United...

  • BUFFETT SAYS' MEDICAL COSTS ARE THE TAPEWORM OF AMERICAN ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS'.

  • OTTAWA, April 27- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged U.S. The White House said earlier that Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Wednesday that he would not terminate the NAFTA treaty at this stage, but would move quickly to begin renegotiating it with them. Any move to break up NAFTA would cause great economic damage to Canada, which sends 75...

  • Japan, the world's third-largest economy, is the EU's sixth-biggest export market. For Japan, it would show it can still do deals despite the demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, once a pillar of Washington's Asia policy. The EU has estimated an ambitious deal could give an economic boost of up to 300 billion euros, with exports to Japan rising by a third.

  • SANTIAGO, April 24- The economies of the Latin America and the Caribbean will grow an overall 1.1 percent in 2017, the United Nations' regional arm said on Monday, a slight downward revision from its previous estimate. In its forecast in December, the Santiago- based Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean had predicted growth of 1.3 percent in the...

  • *Asia ex- Japan rises; Nikkei closes down 0.7. President Donald Trump's comments favouring lower interest rates and tensions over North Korea, while Asian stocks put in a mixed performance amid a raft of regional economic data. European stocks look set for a muted start, with financial spreadbetters expecting Britain's FTSE 100 and Germany's DAX to ease 0.1...

  • Workers make brackets for Chevrolet Express Vans at VIA Motors in Orem, Utah.

    Monthly jobs openings are a gauge of the U.S. economy that's closely watched by Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

  • MONTERREY, Mexico March 17- Country-specific rules of origin within the North American Free Trade Agreement would be "totally unacceptable," and a U.S. border adjustment tax would likely violate global trade rules, Mexico's economy minister said on Friday. Under the trilateral trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada, rules of origin can specify...

  • MONTERREY, Mexico, March 17- Country-specific rules of origin within the North American Free Trade Agreement would be "totally unacceptable," Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday. Under the trilateral trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada, rules of origin can specify that products must meet minimum regional content...

  • *Europe Inc vs USA Inc profits: http://reut.rs/2mx3Wrm. *UK industrials sector on radar as weak sterling tempts foreign buyers. A brighter outlook for the global and regional economy, buoyant stock markets and low borrowing costs have underpinned merger and acquisition activity in Europe, which is enjoying its best three-month period since 2007, Reuters...

  • LONDON, March 10- Eurozone banking shares hit their highest level since last January on Friday, extending gains after the European Central Bank struck a more optimistic tone on the economy. An index of euro zone banks was up 1.9 percent, the highest in more than a year while the broader pan-European banks index was up more than a percent. On Thursday banks rallied...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- The amount of negative-yielding government bonds globally fell to $8.6 trillion as of March 1 due to rising long-term European yields in the wake of stronger-than-forecast regional economic data, Fitch Ratings said on Monday. This compared with $9.1 trillion of negative-yielding sovereign debt on Dec. 29, 2016. The amount of...

  • DETROIT, March 3- Mexico is prepared to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement to modernize the 23- year-old open trade pact grouping the United States, Canada and Mexico, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday. Guajardo said Mexico is prepared to discuss with the Trump administration and Canada revisions to NAFTA, such as...

  • DETROIT, March 3- Mexico is prepared to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement to modernize the 23- year-old open trade pact grouping the United States, Canada and Mexico, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday. Guajardo said Mexico is prepared to discuss with the Trump administration and Canada revisions to NAFTA, such as...

  • DETROIT, March 3- Mexico is prepared to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement to modernize the 23- year-old open trade pact grouping the United States, Canada and Mexico, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday. Guajardo said Mexico is prepared to discuss with the Trump administration and Canada revisions to NAFTA, such as...

  • DETROIT, March 3- Mexico is prepared to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement to modernize the 23- year-old open trade pact grouping the United States, Canada and Mexico, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday. Guajardo said Mexico is prepared to discuss with the Trump administration and Canada revisions to NAFTA, such as...

  • MEXICAN ECONOMY MINISTER: REVISED NAFTA TREATY MUST BE A "WIN WIN WIN" FOR U.S., CANADA, MEXICO.

  • MEXICAN ECONOMY MINISTER: NAFTA NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT "UP TO MODERNITY"