inflation

OECD

OECD ups India growth outlook, urges structural reforms

India's economy will accelerate in 2015 but will fail to attain the heady growth rates of the past decade without sweeping structural reforms, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Wednesday.

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Japan

Japan may increase 30-, 40-year JGB issuance by 2 trillion yen - sources

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is considering increasing the issuance of 30- and 40-year Japanese government bonds by a total of 2 trillion yen ($17 billion) in the new fiscal year starting in April, government officials with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

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NYSE

S&P 500, Dow end at record highs, boosted by healthcare

The Dow and S&P 500 closed at record highs on Tuesday, lifted by further gains in healthcare shares and hopes for a stronger global economy.

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Shopping mall

U.S. data points to strong spending ahead of holiday shopping frenzy

Most U.S. retailers reported strong sales in October, a sign American consumers were spending with more gusto and could help keep the economy growing at a brisk pace.

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Eric Rosengren

Fed's Rosengren says fight for higher inflation should be vigorous

The Fed should fight low inflation as vigorously as it would a too rapid run-up in prices or risk the same sort of prolonged slow growth plaguing Japan and Europe, Boston Federal Reserve bank president Eric Rosengren said on Monday.

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Stock Exchange

Kuroda sprang easing surprise to head off damaging inflation forecast

The Bank of Japan Governor not only surprised the markets with his latest splurge of monetary easing. He sprang it on his own board members just two days earlier, jolted into action to stop them making a low-ball forecast that might have sunk his flagship inflation target.

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BoJ Kuroda

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's speech in Tokyo Ensures Achievement of the Price Stability Target of 2 percent through QQE

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda delivered a speech at the Kisaragi-kai Meeting in Tokyo on 5th November 2014. He mainly spoke about ensuring achievement of the price stability target of 2 percent.

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (L)

Venezuela to hike minimum wage 15 percent amid high inflation

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Monday a 15 percent increase in the minimum wage starting in December to protect workers from inflation of more than 60 percent.

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BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda

Cheaper tomorrow? Bank of Japan battles entrenched 'deflation mindset'

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda does not need to convince Japanese people like Kazue Shibata that deflation brings problems, but getting them to believe that higher prices will make things better is proving to be a harder sell.

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Narayana Kocherlakota

Fed's Kocherlakota defends dissent, cites drop in inflation outlook

The lone Federal Reserve policymaker to dissent against the U.S. central bank's decision this week to end its bond-buying stimulus said Friday that the Fed was risking its credibility by failing to take action against a worrisome drop in inflation.

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Consumers

U.S. consumer sentiment at highest since July 2007

U.S. consumer sentiment rose in October to its highest level since in more than seven years on growing optimism about the economy and more favorable personal financial expectations, a survey released on Friday showed.

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Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda

As deflation deadline nears, BOJ faces prospect of failure

With just five months left before Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's self-imposed deadline for banishing deflation, the Bank of Japan is preparing for failure, and the first casualty could be its facade of board unity.

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India's Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley (C)

India's finance minister favors interest rate cut: paper

India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley favors a cut in interest rates to trigger demand in the construction sector, a newspaper report said on Saturday, but the central bank has signal it will not ease policy until it is confident of lower inflation.

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US Federal Reserve

Fed lays out scenarios for 2015 bank stress tests

The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Thursday it would assume wider corporate bond spreads and a higher oil price in the most strenuous scenario it will use in next year's run of its annual check of banks' health.

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China

Getting used to the 'new mediocre'

Evaporating inflation and slowing growth have put financial markets into such a spin that they could inflict further damage on the world economy.

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