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Economic Measures Inflation

  • One real risk to markets is inflation risk, says trader

    The “Fast Money Halftime Report” traders discuss the volatility in the market after big banks report beating earnings estimates. CNBC's Wilfred Frost weighs in.

  • April 18- Canada's main stock index rose sharply after opening at a near one-month high on Wednesday, helped by gains in energy and material companies, and after the Bank of Canada issued an optimistic economic growth outlook. *At 9:42 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX Composite Index was up 123.11 points, or 0.8 percent, to 15,476.41, rising after four...

  • *Markets price in a two in three chance of a May BoE rate rise. LONDON, April 18- British inflation unexpectedly cooled to a one-year low in March, calling into question whether the Bank of England will raise interest rates more than once before the end of the year. Sterling tumbled below $1.42 and British government bond prices shot up after official data on...

  • US currency being printed

    The CBO projects the federal deficit will top a staggering $1 trillion in the next two years, and debt could equal GDP within a decade.

  • *Nikkei leads Asia shares higher as earnings lift Wall St. *China markets mixed as PBOC cuts bank reserve requirements. SYDNEY, April 18- Asian shares crept ahead on Wednesday after Wall Street took heart from upbeat corporate earnings, though nagging concerns about trade barriers and the global growth outlook kept currencies and bonds subdued.

  • *Nikkei leads Asia shares higher as earnings lift Wall St. SYDNEY, April 18- Asian shares crept ahead on Wednesday after Wall Street took heart from upbeat corporate earnings, though nagging concerns about trade barriers and the global growth outlook kept currencies and bonds subdued. The Shanghai index had hit a near one-year low after the United States banned...

  • *Spot gold fell 0.2 percent to $1,344.20 per ounce. *Housing starts rose 1.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.319 million units, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday. *San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams on Tuesday said he expects U.S. inflation to rise to the U.S. central bank's 2- percent goal this year and stay at or...

  • SYDNEY, April 18- Asian shares crept ahead on Wednesday after Wall Street took heart from upbeat corporate earnings, though nagging concerns about trade barriers and the global growth outlook kept currencies and bonds subdued. Dealers were anxious to see if a surprise policy move by the China's central bank late on Tuesday might help soothe Shanghai markets...

  • MADRID, April 17- San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams on Tuesday said he expects U.S. inflation to rise to the U.S. central bank's 2- percent goal this year and stay at or above that goal for "another couple of years," even as the Fed continues to raise interest rates. "I am not as worried by inflation right now as I think there are global factors...

  • San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams speaks during an interview in New York.

    San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said he expects U.S. inflation to rise to the U.S. central bank's 2-percent goal this year and to continue at that goal for a couple of years.

  • *BOJ to keep policy steady at April 26-27 rate review. TOKYO, April 17- The Bank of Japan will likely maintain its view inflation will reach its 2 percent target next fiscal year and project it will stay near that level the following year, in new forecasts due out next week, sources familiar with its thinking said. But a full-blown shift to monetary tightening is...

  • WARSAW, April 16- Following is a table of Polish annual net inflation indices for March, published by the central bank on Monday. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected March net inflation excluding food and energy prices at 0.6 percent year-on-year. March 2018 Feb 2018 net CPI excl. food and energy 0.7 0.8 CPI excluding controlled prices 1.5 1.5 excluding the...

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during Russian-Turkish-Iranian talks at Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, November 22, 2017.

    Turkey's lira has hit record lows for the past week, thanks to the Turkish government's unwillingness to balance monetary policy to counter double-digit inflation.

  • Motorcyclists in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, on February 24, 2018.

    India could potentially hit double-digit growth rates, according to one business leader.

  • Valuations in Asia make the equity markets attractive

    Frank Benzimra of Societe Generale says the "fair value" for Asian equities is about 10% higher.

  • James Bullard

    Inflation data earlier this week that showed price pressures increasing were unsurprising, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Friday.

  • BOSTON, April 13- The Federal Reserve will probably need to raise interest rates at least three more times this year in the face of a robust U.S. economy, even while possible trade disruptions pose risks, a top Fed policymaker said on Friday. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren, in a speech at the Greater Boston Chamber Economic Outlook Breakfast, painted an...

  • REUTERS POLL-BANK OF JAPAN WILL SOON DELAY TIMING OF WHEN IT EXPECTS TO MEET 2 PCT INFLATION TARGET, SAY 32 OF 39 ECONOMISTS.

  • There's no 'real pressure' on Asian central banks to tighten

    Higher oil prices need to be watched, but inflation signs in Asia remain mostly in check, says Frederic Neumann of HSBC.

  • Much of the Trump efforts on trade pacts are 'noise'

    Viktor Shvets of Macquarie covers the trade war rhetoric from the Trump administration, the Hong Kong dollar and the outlook for global inflation.