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Economic Measures Recession

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 22- Chief executives are more optimistic about the economic outlook than they have been for many years although anxieties are rising about geopolitics, cyber threats and terrorism, a survey showed on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The optimism was especially strong in the United States after a year of robust growth,...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 22- The International Monetary Fund on Monday revised up its forecast for world economic growth in 2018 and 2019, saying sweeping U.S. tax cuts were likely to boost investment in the world's largest economy and help its main trading partners. "Political leaders and policymakers must stay mindful that the current economic momentum...

  • Jan 22- The International Monetary Fund on Monday revised up its forecast for world economic growth in 2018 and 2019 saying that sweeping U.S. tax cuts were expected to boost investment in the world's largest economy and help its main trading partners. It also said that economic activity in Europe and Asia was surprisingly stronger than expected last year, and...

  • ABUJA, Jan 16- Nigeria expects the rate of inflation to fall faster this year compared with 2017, banking on the economy and currency to stabilize, but activities leading up to presidential elections next year could stoke prices. Yemi Kale, head of the National Bureau of Statistics told Reuters the country met its inflation target last year as projected in a...

  • BRASILIA, Jan 16- Brazilian stocks on Tuesday edged up to an all-time high as optimism over the nation's economic prospects kept an early-year rally alive. Demand for Brazilian assets has been underpinned by expectations that stronger economic growth lifts corporate earnings in 2018. Brazil's gross domestic product is expected to grow almost 3 percent in...

  • Jan 12- The recent drop in U.S. unemployment could spark a surge in inflation that, given the Federal Reserve's current policy framework, could trigger interest-rate hikes that bring on a recession, Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren warned on Friday. "I'm disagreeing with that framework," Rosengren said at the Global Interdependence Center in San...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 10- Brazil's 2017 inflation rate topped analysts' expectations but missed the official target range for the first time, setting the stage for interest rates to remain at all-time lows. The benchmark IPCA index rose 2.95 percent last year, the lowest annual rate since 1998 and below the government's target of 4.5 percent, plus or minus 1.5 percentage...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 10- Brazil's 2017 inflation rate topped analysts' expectations but missed the official target range for the first time, setting the stage for interest rates to remain at all-time lows. Central bank policymakers will publish an open letter explaining the failure to meet the goal, as required by Brazilian law, at 5:30 p.m. local time, followed by a...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 10- Brazil's 2017 inflation rate topped analysts' expectations but missed the official target range for the first time, setting the stage for interest rates to remain at all-time lows. The benchmark IPCA index rose 2.95 percent last year, the lowest annual rate since 1998 and below the government's target of 4.5 percent, plus or minus 1.5 percentage...

  • OTTAWA, Jan 8- Canadian companies remain optimistic about future sales despite some moderation from highs, and signs of capacity pressures and labor shortages have picked up, the Bank of Canada said on Monday, reinforcing expectations for an interest rate hike. Little economic slack remains, with companies expected to expand operations to accommodate demand...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 5- As Latin America braces for potentially game-changing presidential elections this year, a Reuters poll of currency strategists and economists revealed diverging outlooks for the region's two main currencies. The Mexican peso is forecast to weaken in the first half, as traders hedge against a potential populist victory, before soaring by...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Dec 29- The International Monetary Fund on Friday raised its outlook for Argentina's economic growth to 2.8 percent in 2017, up from 2.5 percent seen in October, while keeping its forecast for 2018 growth steady at 2.5 percent. In a report marking the end of an executive board meeting with the country's government, the IMF also hiked its forecast for...

  • A cargo ship is loaded with shipping containers at the Port of Long Beach, Calif.

    While U.S. economic policies are heavily criticized by friends and foes alike, Michael Ivanovitch puts in a word for a reinvigorated Uncle Sam.

  • MINSK, Dec 19- The International Monetary Fund has raised its forecast for Belarus's economic growth in 2018 to 1.8 percent from less then 1 percent and recommends the authorities speed up reforms, an IMF statement said on Tuesday. This year the IMF and Belarus expect economic growth of 1.7 percent, but opinions on the speed of growth next year differ, with the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term jump in U.S. economic growth from the Trump administration's proposed tax cuts. The White House has frequently said its tax plan would produce annual GDP growth of 3 percent to 4 percent.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term jump in U.S. economic growth from the Trump administration's proposed tax cuts. The White House has frequently said its tax plan would produce annual GDP growth of 3 percent to 4 percent.

  • TORONTO, Dec 13- The Canadian dollar rallied against its broadly weaker U.S. counterpart on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates, as expected, with investors betting that Canada will benefit from an improved outlook for the U.S. economy. "With the rate hike, we see the flowers growing and the sun shining in the United States economy," said Kash...

  • Guggenheim's Scott Minerd sees a recession at the end of 2019

    Scott Minerd, Guggenheim Partners LLC, discusses the yield curve and his prediction on the next recession.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen stuck by her prediction that U.S. inflation will soon rebound but offered on Tuesday an unusually strong caveat: she is "very uncertain" about this and is open to the possibility that prices could remain low for years to come. A day after announcing her retirement from the U.S. central bank, planned for early...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 17- Slashing taxes may give the U.S. economy a temporary boost but the "sugar rush" may cause deeper problems ahead, investors at the Reuters Global Investment 2018 Outlook Summit in New York said. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate earlier this month unveiled dueling proposals to slash corporate taxes to 20 percent from 35...