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  • Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia, New Zealand and global commodities at HSBC, reacts to the latest statement by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

  • Kumar Palghat of Kapstream explains why the Reserve Bank of Australia should keep rates at 1.5 percent for a while more.

  • The Reserve Bank of Australia would want economic momentum to sustain for a while longer before raising rates, says Katrina Ell of Moody's Analytics.

  • The U.S. tax bill isn't a full reform plan but a "bunch of tax cuts" that're unlikely to create a sustainable growth boost, says Barclays' Mitul Kotecha.

  • ANTANANARIVO, Nov 30- Madagascar passed a budget predicting economic growth will rebound to 5.1 percent in 2018, after a slight contraction this year due to a hurricane and as inadequate rainfall hit agriculture. The World Bank says Madagascar, which relies primarily on agriculture and tourism, is among the poorest countries in Africa. The IMF's...

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 30- India's economic growth rebounded in the three months ending in September, halting a five-quarter slide as businesses started to overcome teething troubles after the bumpy launch of a national sales tax. Data released on Thursday showing faster growth could help Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been facing criticism over the hasty July...

  • LONDON, Nov 30- The U.S. dollar steadied on Thursday but was set for its biggest monthly drop since July as investors grew cautious about the outlook of the world's biggest economy while the euro held near a two-month high before European inflation data. "The upside for the dollar looks limited for now and euro/dollar is set to rise as the growth story in Europe...

  • *Overseas demand expected to help Japan's economy. TOKYO, Nov 30- Japan's industrial output rose less than expected in October, but companies forecast production to rise strongly in November and December as robust overseas demand continues to support factory activity and broader economic growth. "I expect the economy to continue expanding," said Shuji...

  • *Overseas demand expected to help Japan's economy. TOKYO, Nov 30- Japan's industrial output rose less than expected in October, but companies forecast production to rise strongly in November and December as robust overseas demand continues to support factory activity and broader economic growth. Manufacturers surveyed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 29- The U.S. economy expanded at a modest to moderate pace in October through mid-November and inflation pressures increased, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday in its periodic snapshot of the U.S. economy. The economy grew at a 3.3 percent annual rate in the third quarter, its quickest pace in three years, the Commerce Department said earlier on...

  • Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, arrives to a Joint Economic Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.

    The U.S. central bank released its periodic report on the health of the US economy Wednesday.

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on the U.S. economic outlook, before the Congressional Joint Economic Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C., November 29, 2017.

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the latest highlights from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to the Congressional Joint Economic Committee.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 28- Mexico's incoming central bank governor Alejandro Diaz de Leon on Tuesday said inflation may not fall as forecast because of recent and future shocks, laying out a cautious stance that may bode for steady or even higher interest rates ahead. Federal Reserve's monetary position and Mexico's tight labor market. Inflation unexpectedly rose...

  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will update Congress on her economic outlook Wednesday and possibly weigh in on the mystery of why inflation has remained persistently below the Fed's target rate. Yellen's testimony to the Joint Economic Committee could mark her final appearance before Congress before her four-year term as Fed chair ends in...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 28- Mexico's incoming central bank governor Alejandro Diaz de Leon on Tuesday said inflation may not fall as forecast because of recent and future shocks, laying out a cautious stance that may bode for steady or even higher interest rates ahead. Federal Reserve's monetary position and Mexico's tight labor market. Inflation unexpectedly rose...

  • Chris Rupkey of MUFG Union Bank says he expects "more of the same" when Federal Reserve Chair nominee Jerome Powell takes over from Janet Yellen.

  • LONDON, Nov 28- Zambia expects to host a mission of the International Monetary Fund before the end of the year and hopes to have a $1.3 billion loan deal in place in early 2018, Treasury Secretary Fredson Yamba said on Tuesday. Zambia and the IMF agreed in October to chart a new path towards debt sustainability after the IMF delayed the conclusion of talks, saying it...

  • WASHINGTON— Jerome Powell says that if confirmed as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, he expects the Fed to continue raising interest rates gradually to support its twin goals of maximum employment and stable prices. Under his leadership, Powell also says, the Fed would consider ways to ease the regulatory burdens on banks while preserving the key...

  • With Trump likely to appoint individuals successful in business to the Fed's board, there could be more uncertainty ahead, says CME Group's Erik Norland.

  • **PRAGUE- Czech National Bank Governor Jiri Rusnok to speak at conference "Economic outlook" 0800 GMT. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 SANTIAGO- Central Bank of Chile to publish minutes of November policy meeting. CHISINAU- National Bank of Moldova announces interest rate decision.