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  • TOKYO, April 20- Japan's headline inflation slowed in March from the previous month, highlighting the central bank's struggle to hit its 2 percent price growth target and keeping it under pressure to continue aggressive monetary stimulus. The core consumer price index, which includes oil products but excludes volatile fresh food prices, rose 0.9 percent...

  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 23- Apr Belgium OLO Auction 24- Apr United States Sale of 2- year notes 24- Apr Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds 24- Apr Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 24- Apr Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 24- Apr United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 8% Index-linked Treasury Gilt 2048 25- Apr United States Sale of 2- year...

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney participates in IMF meetings. WASHINGTON, D.C. Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn A. Wilkins participates in panel discussion at International Monetary Fund and Toronto Centre 1525 GMT. WASHINGTON, D.C. Central Bank of Sweden Governor Stefan Ingves and Deputy Governor Per Jansson participate in...

  • LONDON, April 19- Global debt has never been higher, the IMF said this week, urging countries to take advantage of current strong GDP growth rates and reduce it before economic and financial stability come under serious threat. Certainly, some of the figures in the IMF's latest fiscal report were eye-catching: debt at the end of 2016 was $164 trillion, or 225 percent...

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney participates in IMF meetings. WASHINGTON, D.C. Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn A. Wilkins participates in panel discussion at International Monetary Fund and Toronto Centre 1525 GMT. WASHINGTON, D.C. Central Bank of Sweden Governor Stefan Ingves and Deputy Governor Per Jansson participate in...

  • PHILADELPHIA— As Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 plunged, passenger Hollie Mackey was torn between trying to save a woman whose upper body was being sucked out of a broken window and protecting the child beside her from a similar fate. When the flight's engine blew on Tuesday and a window shattered, 149 passengers and crew members strapped on oxygen masks and...

  • Freeland spoke after Washington talks with U.S. Although the ministers are pressing for a quick deal to avoid clashing with a July 1 presidential election in Mexico, major differences remain on several U.S. demands. In particular, Canada and Mexico have struggled with the U.S. insistence for tougher automotive rules of origin, which dictate how much North...

  • SHANGHAI, April 20- China Huarong Asset Management Co Ltd, one of China's largest state-owned bad debt managers, said late on Thursday that its chairman Lai Xiaomin, who is under investigation for alleged corruption, had stepped down. Reuters reported earlier this week, citing sources, that a senior banking regulator official would take the helm at Huarong after...

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- The United States and Colombia on Thursday cited new evidence of fraud in Venezuela's food import program for the needy, saying part of the funds often ended up in the hands of corrupt government officials after being funneled through businesses in nearby countries. Army officials and others in Venezuela tasked with distributing food...

  • April 19- Mattel Inc said on Thursday that board member and digital media executive Ynon Kreiz will replace Chief Executive Margaret Georgiadis, who is stepping down after only 14 months at the helm of the maker of Hot Wheels and Barbie dolls. Kreiz is a former head of digital media company Maker Studios, which assembled a stable of YouTube stars and was acquired...

  • LAFAYETTE, La. _ Iberiabank Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $63.6 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.42 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $285.5 million.

  • Heath Tarbert, Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Investment, told an Institute of International Finance Forum that those efforts were part of the Trump administration's "Section 301" intellectual property remedies, which include China- specific investment restrictions. Asked about reports that the Treasury may bring forward parts of a...

  • NEW YORK, April 19- Investors stormed back into the market for the riskiest corporate debt during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, pumping the most cash into U.S.-based, high-yield bond funds in over 16 months. The resurgence in demand for high-yield bonds, which carry low credit ratings and are seen as speculative investments, bodes well for...

  • TOKYO, April 20- Confidence among Japanese manufacturers worsened for a third straight month in April to a level unseen since early last year, the Reuters Tankan poll showed on Friday, as rises in the yen and crude oil prices threaten to undermine corporate profits. Trade tensions, such as the United States and China's recent duelling tariff announcements, could...

  • April 19- Consumer activists and technology experts are advising consumers to hold off on buying Android handsets from China's ZTE until the company clarifies whether U.S. sanctions against the company prevent it from providing operating system updates for its devices. The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday banned U.S. companies from providing components,...

  • NEW YORK, April 19- A Wall Street regulator has suspended the co-founder of the controversial Tezos cryptocurrency project from associating with broker-dealers for two years, part of a settlement to resolve allegations that he made false statements about his side venture while working at Morgan Stanley. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority fined...

  • April 19- The Federal Reserve should continue raising interest rates this year and next to keep the economy from overheating and financial stability risks from rising, a U.S. central banker said on Thursday. Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester, who votes on policy this year and leans towards being hawkish, said the central bank can speed or slow its "gradual"...

  • SAO PAULO, April 19- Brazilian engineering conglomerate Odebrecht SA has not yet secured new bank loans that it has requested to honor bond payments due next week, four sources with knowledge of the matter said, raising the possibility of a default triggering some $3 billion in early repayments. Talks with Brazil's biggest lenders, including Banco Bradesco SA,...

  • BRUSSELS, April 19- The European Union said on Thursday it could impose further sanctions on Venezuela if it believes democracy is being undermined there, after the South American country's president called for elections next month that the main opposition has said it will boycott. In response, Venezuela's foreign ministry said in a statement: " The European...

  • *FAA to finalize inspection order within two weeks. The documents reveal that airlines including Southwest thought the FAA had "vastly understated" the number of engines that would need to be inspected- and therefore the cost. The FAA and engine maker CFM International made the inspection recommendations after a Southwest flight in August 2016 made a safe...