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  • Chairman of the Federal Reserve nominee Jerome Powell testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee November 28, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    The incoming Fed chair appears set to let an expected tax cut run its course as weak wage growth and inflation buttress his view that the economy remains underpowered.

  • QE starting to pay out as major growth positive: Credit Agricole

    Valentin Marinov, managing director and head of G-10 FX research at Credit Agricole, speaks about how central bank policy is impacting major currencies.

  • LONDON, Dec 11- Squeezed British consumers reined in Christmas travel plans and bought fewer new cars last month, setting the stage for the first fall in festive spending in five years, credit card company Visa said on Monday. The downbeat message came alongside a cut by the British Chambers of Commerce to its economic outlook for the next two years as the business...

  • Peter Morici, a professor at the University of Maryland, says wages may rise ahead but productivity is starting to pickup.

  • Uwe Parpart, chief strategist at Capital Link International, says inflation signals in the U.S. are not working as expected.

  • DUBAI, Dec 10- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani proposed to parliament on Sunday a conservative state budget of about $104 billion for next year, with the outlook for the economy and state revenues clouded by tensions with the United States. After struggling for years under sanctions, Iran's economy picked up in 2016 after most restrictions were removed under...

  • Wall Street's biggest bull sees a double-digit rally ahead

    John Stoltzfus, Oppenheimer Asset Management, discusses his S&P price target of 3,000 which is currently the highest target on Wall Street.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- U.S. job growth increased at a strong clip in November, painting a portrait of a healthy economy that analysts say does not require the kind of fiscal stimulus that President Donald Trump is proposing, even though wage gains remain moderate. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 228,000 jobs last month amid broad gains in hiring as the distortions from the...

  • "The headline number looked pretty strong, in that the payrolls beat expectations," said Collin Martin, director for fixed income at the Schwab Center for Financial Research. Whats influencing the bond investors is that any news today or even lately, the last few months... have not altered the view that inflation is pretty stuck around that 2 percent range, "said Craig...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- U.S. job growth increased at a strong clip in November, painting a portrait of a healthy economy that analysts say does not require the kind of fiscal stimulus that President Donald Trump is proposing, even though wage gains remain moderate. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 228,000 jobs last month amid broad gains in hiring as the distortions from the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- U.S. job growth increased at a strong clip in November, painting a portrait of a healthy economy that analysts say does not require the kind of fiscal stimulus that President Donald Trump is proposing, even though wage gains remain moderate. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 228,000 jobs last month amid broad gains in hiring as the distortions from the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- U.S. job growth increased at a strong clip in November and wages rebounded, painting a portrait of a healthy economy that analysts say does not require the kind of fiscal stimulus that President Donald Trump is proposing. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 228,000 jobs last month amid broad gains in hiring as the distortions from the recent hurricanes...

  • Rosenberg:  Dig below the surface of the economic data

    David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff says everyone looks at tax reform on the surface, and don't realize there will be a Fed response to the issue.

  • DiMartino Booth:  US economy throwing off very confusing signals

    Former Dallas Fed advisor Danielle DiMartino Booth says unemployment is a lagging indicator, and hopes that doesn't push the Fed into over-tightening.

  • shows@ LONDON, Dec 8- The British public expects the Bank of England to overshoot its inflation target by the most since 2013 in coming years and foresee the biggest chance of further interest rate rises in over a decade, a BoE survey showed on Friday. "The MPC will likely take comfort from the fact consumer price inflation reaching a five-and-a-half-year high... has...

  • *Annualised Q3 GDP growth revised to +2.5 pct vs prelim. TOKYO, Dec 8- Japan's economy grew twice as fast as originally estimated in the third quarter thanks to big gains in capital expenditure, revised data showed on Friday, with expansion seen to continue thanks to buoyant exports. The revised figures showed that Japan is in its longest uninterrupted period of...

  • *Annualized Q3 GDP growth revised to +2.5 pct vs prelim. TOKYO, Dec 8- Japan's economic growth rate doubled in the third quarter thanks to big gains in capital expenditure, revised data showed on Friday, with expansion seen to continue thanks to buoyant exports. The revised figures showed that Japan is in its longest uninterrupted period of growth since...

  • Sam Chandan of Chandan Economics, says the market may be underestimating the new Fed chief on monetary policy views.

  • Workers on the assembly line for gas turbines at the General Electric energy plant in Greenville, South Carolina.

    The surprisingly weak revised data suggests that inflation could remain benign for a while.

  • SYDNEY, Dec 6- Australia's economy expanded at the fastest annual pace in over a year last quarter thanks to a long-awaited jump in business investment, but worrying weakness in household spending cast a cloud over the outlook for growth. Wednesday's data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed the gross domestic product grew by 0.6 percent in the...