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  • Bond market flashing warning sign even as stocks rally to new highs

    Bond pros are watching a phenomenon in the bond market that could signal recession ahead and trouble for the stock market.

  • WASHINGTON— The head of the International Monetary Fund said Thursday that a number of threats could derail the global economic recovery, despite signs that 2017 will be the best year for global growth since 2010.. Lagarde's warning comes as global financial leaders gathered in Washington for the annual meetings of the IMF and its sister lending...

  • Low returns more likely than bear market: Goldman Sachs

    Peter Oppenheimer, chief global equities strategist at Goldman Sachs, and Paul Donovan, global chief economist at UBS Wealth Management, speak about a potential bear market.

  • Signs of optimism in Egypt

    Sahar Nasr, Egypt's minister of investment and international cooperation, discusses the investment environment in the north African country.

  • The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised its forecast for global growth to 3.6 percent this year and 3.7 percent in 2018. The United States, the 19- country eurozone, Japan and China are all forecast to grow faster this year. IMF chief economist Maurice Obstfeld said the sunnier outlook for the United States— 2.2 growth this year versus 1.5 percent in...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 9- The Brazilian auto market should grow 40 percent in the next four years as Latin America's largest economy emerges from its deepest recession in a century, the new head of Volkswagen AG in Brazil said on Monday.

  • A store front window in Miami Beach.

    Even as job markets are tight in many major economies, low unemployment is failing to spur robust increases in wages, leaving workers angry.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 5- Brazil's benchmark stock index on Thursday broke above the 78,000- point level for the first time ever, boosted by the outlook for an accelerating economic recovery and low interest rates. Low inflation has also allowed Brazil's central bank to slash interest rates, with traders all but convinced they will fall to record lows this year,...

  • LONDON, Sept 27- The Bank of England under Governor Mark Carney has made a habit of signalling higher interest rates without delivering them. A month later, Carney launched the BoE's version of forward guidance in an attempt to reduce uncertainty about the outlook for rates as Britain's economy struggled to build momentum. The BoE said it would not consider...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 26- Itaú Unibanco Holding SA's lending segment will soon turn profitable again as loan-loss provisions decline, Chief Executive Officer Cândido Bracher said on Tuesday, a sign Brazil's No. 1 lender has detached itself from the nation's harshest credit market downturn in decades. Economists expects borrowing costs in Brazil to touch...

  • ZURICH, Sept 22- U.S. central banker John Williams said on Friday he does not expect any market turbulence as the Fed gets under way with reducing the huge balance sheet built during its campaign to stimulate the U.S. economy. "I don't anticipate any sudden or large effects on rates or spreads or things like that as we normalise," Williams, president of the San...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 19- The World Bank on Tuesday halved its 2017 growth forecast for South Africa after the economy fell into recession earlier this year. But the bank warned any prospect of recovery would "remain fragile" unless South Africa succeeds in becoming more productive. South Africa is well placed in exports markets but we don't see the country's...

  • Cramer: How the 2008 financial crisis changed my investing approach forever

    Jim Cramer explains how his view of the market was forever rocked by the 2008 recession.

  • How the  financial crisis changed Jim Cramer's investing approach forever

    Jim Cramer explains how his view of the market was forever rocked by the 2008 recession.

  • An employee of Lehman Brothers Holdings carries a box out of the company's headquarters building (background) September 15, 2008 in New York City. Lehman Brothers filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court after attempts to rescue the storied financial firm failed.

    Jim Cramer explains how his view of the market was forever rocked by the 2008 recession.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 6- The Brazilian government may increase its forecast for 2017 economic growth to around 1 percent from 0.5 percent, Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Wednesday, after several indicators exceeded expectations.

  • LONDON, Sept 1- The chances of Britain eventually exiting the European Union in a disorderly manner have eased a bit, according to a Reuters poll of economic forecasters, who still say a free trade deal, even if there is a transition period, is the most likely outcome. In the meantime, UK economic growth is forecast to keep slowing despite an upturn in the broader world...

  • *Yields fall on weak inflation data. NEW YORK, Aug 31- U.S. stocks rose and Treasury prices gained slightly on Thursday after data showed U.S. inflation increased at its slowest pace since late 2015, boosting expectations that the Federal Reserve will hold off from increasing interest rates again this year. "The outlook for the U.S. and the global economy remains...

  • Aug 31- Wall Street was higher in late morning trading on Wednesday as upbeat data pointed to strength in the economy. The Commerce Department said consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, increased 0.3 percent last month after a 0.2 percent gain in June. "The outlook for the U.S. and the global economy, remains...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 30- Argentina's government will forecast economic growth of 3 percent and inflation of 12 percent in 2018 when it presents its budget bill in early September, Senate leader Federico Pinedo told Reuters on Wednesday. "We will be moving towards a lower deficit, much less inflation and more growth," Pinedo, provisional Senate president and a member...