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Japan's Newest Export: Deflation
Bloomberg View - 16 Hours ago
In 2006, seven years before he became Bank of Japan governor, a testy Haruhiko Kuroda told me he thought China was raising its own living standards at the expense of its Asian neighbors.  "The relationship
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China not quite ready for IMF currency basket, U.S. says
Reuters - 16 Hours ago
(Reuters) - The United States feels China's yuan does not yet meet the standards for inclusion in the International Monetary Fund's basket of global currencies, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Tuesday.
China not quite ready for IMF currency basket, U.S. says (Reuters) Yahoo!Xtra
UPDATE 2-China not quite ready for IMF currency basket, U.S. says CNBC
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Lew Signals Yuan Not Ready for IMF Blessing as Reserve Currency
Bloomberg - 16 Hours ago
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said China needs to loosen its financial controls before the yuan can qualify to be included in the IMF’s basket of reserve currencies. Lew urged
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Ibovespa Extends Monthly Slump on Economic Data as Vale Tumbles
La Repubblica - 17 Hours ago
(Bloomberg) -- The Ibovespa extended its monthly slide as a decline in Brazil’s industrial confidence and a budget deficit added to concern Latin America’s largest economy will weaken further. Vale
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Lingering low U.S. rates encourage 'reach-for-yield' -Fed's George
Reuters - 17 Hours ago
(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve needs to consider pulling back its stimulative policies in part because an extended period of low interest rates encourages a "reach for yield" among investors, a top Fed
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Turkey's GDP growth fell to 2.9% in 2014
Nikkei Asian Review - 18 Hours ago
ISTANBUL -- Turkey's economy is stalling as sluggish domestic demand outweighs export growth, which could fuel government pressure on the central bank to lower interest rates ahead of elections in June.
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UPDATE 1-Buffett says if he ran Fed, he would not raise rates significantly
Reuters UK - 18 Hours ago
(Adds Buffett and Van Tuyl comments on auto industry) NEW YORK, March 31 (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, said he would not
Warren Buffett says if he ran Federal Reserve, he would not raise rates significantly Economic Times
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Kevin Warsh: Are We Sliding Into Another Financial Crisis?
Forbes.com - 18 Hours ago
Follow Comments Following Comments Unfollow Comments Kevin Warsh, Fed governor from 2006 to 2011 and now a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, appeared on CNBC this morning
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Buffett says if he ran Fed, he would not raise rates significantly
Reuters India - 19 Hours ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc ( BRKa.N ) said he would not raise interest rates significantly if he ran the Federal
Buffett says if he ran Fed, he would not... The Fiscal Times
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Hamleys opens its largest toy store in Moscow despite economic crisis
Reuters - 19 Hours ago
(Reuters) - British toy store Hamleys opened its largest shop in the world on Tuesday in central Moscow despite an economic downturn in Russia that is forcing buyers to cut back on spending. Launched
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Three weeks into ECB QE, markets begin taper talk
CNBC - 19 Hours ago
LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) - Just three weeks into the European Central Bank's 19-month bond-buying program, analysts are already speculating that it may throttle back the pace of purchases early, possibly
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ECB to Review Greek Bank Liquidity After March Deposits Dropped
La Repubblica - 20 Hours ago
(Bloomberg) -- European Central Bank policy makers will consider extending their lifeline to Greek banks as the country’s lenders lost deposits for a sixth month. The ECB’s Governing Council is holding
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Video: Richmond Fed President: 'Strong' case for rate hike
NBCNews.com - 20 Hours ago
CNBC   |   March 31, 2015 Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker says there is a "strong case" for raising rates. CNBC contributor Ron Insana of Marketfy.com and CNBC's Bob Pisani,
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Consumer spending barely rises in February. Shoppers are saving instead. (+video)
Christian Science Monitor - 20 Hours ago
Consumer spending rose just 0.1 percent in February, the Commerce Department reported Monday. A harsh winter helped put a damper on consumer spending, but so did higher gas prices and consumers choosing
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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Rise on Strong Economic Data; Current Rate is 3.62%,
Reuters - 20 Hours ago
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgages is currently 3.62 percent, up six basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose early in the week,
Zillow: Fixed-Rates Back on the Rise National Mortgage Professional Magazine
Zillow : 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Rise on Strong Economic Data; Current Rate 4 Traders
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LVEDC: Valley has best post-recession job growth in state [The Morning Call (Allentown,
Bloomberg - 20 Hours ago
March 31--The percentage of unemployed people in the Lehigh Valley area during February remained unchanged from January, state officials said. And a separate report released Tuesday says the Lehigh Valley
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World Bank forecasts weak or negative 2015 growth in Armenia
Reuters UK - 21 Hours ago
YEREVAN, March 31 (Reuters) - The World Bank forecasts weak or even negative economic growth this year in Armenia, where the economy is battered by a plunge in Russia's rouble and the Ukraine as well
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Euro Global Reserve Holdings Slump to 12-Year Low, IMF Data Show
La Repubblica - 21 Hours ago
(Bloomberg) -- The percentage of global reserve holdings of the euro slid to a 12-year low in the fourth quarter, according to International Monetary Fund figures. The shared currency’s portion of global
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Jacqueline D. Reses Joins Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Economic Advisory
CNBC - 21 Hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco announced that Jacqueline D. Reses, chief development officer for Yahoo, was appointed a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of
Jacqueline D. Reses joins Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Economic Advisory Noodls
Jacqueline D. Reses Joins Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's E... Finwin
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U.S. consumer confidence, house prices offer hope for economy
Reuters - 22 Hours ago
Employees wait to greet shoppers during British clothing retailer Topshop's grand opening of the chain's New York flagship store, November 5, 2014. Reuters/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) - U.S. consumer
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WRAPUP 2-U.S. consumer confidence, house prices offer hope for economy
Reuters - 21 Hours ago
(Adds details, Fed official, new analyst comments, changes dateline from NEW YORK) * Consumer confidence rebounds on jobs market hopes * Midwest factory activity rises, but below expansion mark
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How Grexit bill could dig deep into ECB pockets
Reuters UK - 22 Hours ago
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A Greek departure from the euro could expose the European Central Bank to losses on tens of billions of credit, a hole Germany and other euro members may have to fill. As political
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Consumer spending barely rises in Februrary. Shoppers are saving instead. (+video)
Christian Science Monitor - 22 Hours ago
Consumer spending rose just 0.1 percent in February, the Commerce Department reported Monday. A harsh winter helped put a damper on consumer spending, but so did higher gas prices and consumers choosing
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Consumer confidence rises in March
Los Angeles Times - 22 Hours ago
An improving job market drove U.S. consumer confidence higher this month after a dip in February, a promising sign for the economy as it heads into spring. The Conference Board's consumer confidence
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US jobs to add heat to Fed rate lift-off debate
CNBC - 22 Hours ago
The state of the U.S. labor market in March will consume economists and investors in the week leading up to Easter, adding to the seesaw debate over when the will spring its first interest rate hike.
US jobs to add heat to Fed lift-off debate The Malaysian Times
US jobs data key to Fed rate hike plan Oman Tribune
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