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  • U.S. consumer spending pauses, but rising confidence offers hope

    U.S. consumer spending pauses, but rising confidence offers hope
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending fell in July for the first time in six months, but confidence among households hit a seven-year high in August, suggesting the retrenchment would be temporary. Another report on Friday showed a sharp...
  • Russian inflation, interest rates to stay high as sanctions bite

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will miss its inflation target this year as a ban on Western food imports causes prices to rise, and economic growth will be minimal as Western sanctions over Ukraine bite, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. The poll of 15...
  • Consumer spending slips in July, boosting savings

    Consumer spending slips in July, boosting savings
    U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly fell in July as savings rose to their highest level in more than 1-1/2 years, a sign that households remain cautious despite an acceleration in economic and jobs growth. The Commerce Department said on Friday consumer...
  • Disappearing euro zone inflation set to heighten ECB concerns

    BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Euro zone inflation dropped to a fresh five-year low in August, data showed on Friday, something likely to concern the European Central Bank but not force it into immediate policy action. Consumer prices in the 18 countries...
  • South Korea output strong but soft exports keep door open for rate cut

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's industrial output grew for a second month in July, adding to signs of improving domestic consumption, but some analysts are wagering on another interest rate cut as stubbornly weak global demand drags on the export-...
  • Japan household spending slumps, output flat as tax pain persists

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese household spending fell much more than expected and factory output remained weak in July after plunging in June, government data showed, suggesting that soft exports and a sales tax hike in April may drag on the economy longer...
  • ECB's Nowotny says worried about euro zone economy

    ALPBACH Austria (Reuters) - European Central Bank policymaker Ewald Nowotny is worried about the euro zone economy, which he said was showing signs of clouding over. Asked about inflation and unemployment, he told reporters: "I am concerned as well. What...
  • Japan second-quarter GDP shrinks 7.1 percent, adds to doubt over inflation goal

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy shrank an annualized 7.1 percent in April-June from the previous quarter, worse than a preliminary estimate, and adding to doubts over whether the central bank can achieve its target of 2 percent inflation early next...
  • Revised data show Japan second-quarter GDP shrank more than expected

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy shrank an annualised 7.1 percent in April-June from the previous quarter, more than a preliminary estimate, underscoring concerns the hit from an April increase in the sales tax may have been bigger than expected. The...
  • Japan PM's stance on next tax hike 'utterly neutral': econmin

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stands "utterly neutral" on whether to decide in December to raise the sales tax again next year but he will be very cautious in his decision given the potential blow to the economy, Japan's economy minister...
  • Fed's Kocherlakota: U.S. interest rates are not low enough

    HELENA Montana (Reuters) - U.S. interest rates, which the Federal Reserve have kept near zero since December 2008, are too high, a top Federal Reserve official said on Thursday, citing subdued inflation and "unacceptably high" unemployment as evidence....