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  • Bank of England policymakers see oil price fall lowering short-term inflation

    Bank of England policymakers focused heavily on falling oil prices in their December meeting, and the majority who have been voting to keep interest rates on hold appeared slightly more united. Minutes of the BoE Monetary Policy Committee's Dec. 3-4...
  • UK earnings recovery might not help Cameron much before vote

    The wages of British workers are rising and inflation is tumbling, but a turnaround in living standards may prove to be too little, too late for Prime Minister David Cameron as national elections approach. Earnings, excluding bonuses, grew by more than...
  • Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs

    Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs
    Plunging gasoline costs led to the largest drop in consumer prices in six years last month and added another complication for Federal Reserve policymakers as they try to determine when to start raising interest rates. The Consumer Price Index declined...
  • Highlights: Fed chief Yellen's news conference after FOMC meeting

    The following are highlights of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's remarks at a press conference following the conclusion of the U.S. central bank's two-day policy meeting on Wednesday. ON CONGRESSIONAL THREAT TO FED'S INDEPENDENCE The ability of...
  • Economists trim Singapore 2014/15 growth forecasts: MAS survey

    Economists have cut their estimates for Singapore's economic growth in 2014 and 2015 from three months ago and lowered forecasts for inflation, a central bank survey showed on Wednesday. The median forecast of 22 economists surveyed by the Monetary...
  • New Zealand third-quarter growth tempered by weak commodities, to keep central bank sidelined

    New Zealand's economy is expected to have slowed in the third quarter, weighed by a sharp slide in commodity prices and keeping pressure off the central bank from raising interest rates until well into 2015. Cooling growth in China, New Zealand's major...
  • After election, Abenomics to fail fair test: James Saft

    The salient fact in the Japan election wasn't the big victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe or the record low voter turnout, but that it is all happening in a country with fewer and fewer people. That demographic reality means that the reflationary...
  • Senior Dubai official: economy coping well with global difficulties

    Dubai's economy is coping well with a difficult global environment and is expected to grow about 4.5 percent this year, with growth rising above that level in coming years, a senior official of the emirate said on Tuesday. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-...
  • Plunging oil prices could boost geopolitical tensions: Bank of England report

    Plunging oil prices could heighten geopolitical tensions, trigger defaults by U.S. shale oil and gas firms and destabilize euro zone inflation expectations, the Bank of England warned on Tuesday. In a half-yearly assessment of global financial risks,...
  • UK inflation falls sharply in November to 12-year low

    British inflation fell unexpectedly to its lowest level in more than 12 years in November, further easing a squeeze on consumers and leaving the Bank of England under no pressure to raise interest rates soon. Reflecting a slide in global oil prices...
  • World set to end year in brittle economic state

    The global economy is ending the year in a fragile state with factory activity shrinking in China, euro zone business growth remaining weak, and emerging market giant Russia in a spiraling currency crisis. "These are uncertain times again and there is...