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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Weaker June inflation data may prompt more stimulus from Beijing

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:45am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Lower consumer inflation and continuing decline in producer price index could prompt Beijing to launch stronger growth measures Weak inflation data may spur more stimulus China's consumer inflation cooled slightly more than expected in June, pointing to lingering weakness in the economy which could prompt Beijing to launch further stimulus measures ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Reserve Bank of Australia raises Australian GDP and inflation forecasts

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 03:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney RBA raises Australian GDP and inflation forecasts The Reserve Bank of Australia raised its economic growth and inflation forecasts yesterday, reflecting ... projected core inflation of 3 per cent in the year to the end of June and 2.25 per cent to 3.25 per cent this calendar year. That is up from November's forecast of 2.5 per cent to the end ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    New Zealand raises key rate but not done yet

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 03:41pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington Fall in the dollar may push rise even higher as central bank looks to contain inflation pressure NZ sees neutral level for cash rate as high as 5pc New Zealand's ... as it looks to contain inflation pressures in the economy. The monetary statement cooled expectations that the bank would possibly signal a pause in its tightening because of a strong exchange rate ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Japan's industrial output rises in May, signalling rebound after tax hike

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Reuters

    ... as it is likely to support the bank's optimistic view of an economy on track to resume moderate recovery and meet its 2 per cent inflation target. Manufacturers surveyed by the ministry expect output ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    BOJ mulls big balance sheet after CPI target

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:57am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Japanese central bank plans to buy long-term government debt until inflation hits 2pc to reduce the risk of a surge in long-term bond yields BOJ mulls big balance sheet after CPI target Bank of Japan officials are considering maintaining a large balance sheet for the central bank even after it achieves its inflation target, reducing the risk of a surge ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    The two Brazils

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:53am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... with investment contracting 2.1 per cent quarter on quarter and consumer spending- the main driver of growth in recent years- dropping 0.1 per cent. To make matters worse, Brazil has a sticky inflation ... of the sell-off in emerging markets in May last year- the country's central bank is still battling an inflation rate that rose to 6.4 per cent last month, significantly above its 4.5 per cent target. ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    BOE refuses to budge as data points to higher rates

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:06am by DAVID BROWN

    ... David Brown The UK economy is booming, with retail spending, home prices, inflation and the pound rising, while the central bank defers on higher rates Bubbling Britain Britain is booming ... as the housing bubble is reinflating fast. Annual average house price inflation recently shot up to 10 per cent. It is twice that in London and there are no signs of the market cooling. ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Japan's rising inflation and output a boost for Abenomics

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Rising inflation and output a lift for 'Abenomics' Consumer inflation in Japan accelerated to a five-year high last month and a narrower price measure increased ... output and demand for workers should help increase wages and spending. Indeed, Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda reiterated his view yesterday that inflation would reach a target of 2 per ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Canada faces a currency conundrum

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:22am by DAVID BROWN

    ... David Brown Canada's central bank may want to kick-start its tightening cycle to fine-tune growth and inflation, but a stronger dollar could upset its plans Stuck in the blocks Canada's recovery is picking up steam and inflation is creeping higher. In reality, the country should be steeling itself for higher interest rates ahead. That is not what the Bank of Canada has ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Euro endgame

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by DAVID BROWN

    ... to do so. Since the global financial crisis first broke in 2008, ECB policymaking has failed on all counts. Weak growth, too-low inflation and record-high unemployment stand as testaments to the central bank's policy failings. Indeed, the problems are still mounting. The euro zone is struggling to break free of two deep recessions, inflation at 0.5 per cent is within a whisker ...




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