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CNBC Economy
Apr 23, 2018

China does not have to ask anyone for respect, Ghana's president says
Nana Akufo-Addo pinpointed China's development story in a speech that promoted intra-African economic co-operation.

CNBC Economy
Apr 23, 2018

US existing home sales post 2-month growth streak in March, but remain below year-ago levels
The second straight month of growth suggests that buyers are unfazed by the shrinking number of available properties.

CNBC Economy
Apr 23, 2018

Chances of a fourth rate hike this year just took a big jump higher
The fed funds futures market gave almost a 50 percent probability that the central bank would move four times in 2018.

CNBC Economy
Apr 23, 2018

The 10-year Treasury yield could be about to hit 3 percent — here's why this matters
All eyes are on the U.S. 10-year Treasury yield on Monday as it could imminently hit the 3 percent threshold.

CNBC Economy
Apr 20, 2018

Trade tensions are just one of the three biggest challenges for the global economy, IMF says
Tao Zhang, from the International Monetary Fund, discusses the three biggest challenges in the world economy.

CNBC Economy
Apr 19, 2018

Protectionism is short-term and we don't like that, Brazil's finance chief says
Brazil is instead looking to boost its trade ties across the world, Eduardo Guardia told CNBC.

CNBC Economy
Apr 19, 2018

Barclays slashes first quarter GDP projection to just 1.5 percent as early-year growth hopes dim
Hopes are continuing to dim for breakout first-quarter growth, as economists continue to scale back expectations. Barclays became the latest to capitulate, as it slashed its Q1 estimate for gross domestic product from 2.5 percent all the way to 1.5 percent.

CNBC Economy
Apr 19, 2018

Global trade has an issue with trust, IMF's Lagarde says
The lack of trust among global trade partners must be fixed, IMG managing director Christine Lagarde told CNBC.

CNBC Economy
Apr 19, 2018

US weekly jobless claims fell, indicating continued job growth after a slowdown in March
New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, indicating continued job growth after a slowdown in March.

CNBC Economy
Apr 19, 2018

75% of the ultra-rich forecast a US recession in the next two years, survey finds
The U.S. economy is firing on all cylinders, yet 75 percent of ultra-high net worth investors predict it will hit recession by 2020, a J.P. Morgan survey found.

CNBC Economy
Apr 19, 2018

Oil's 'artificial' surge to multi-year highs could spark a new crisis, economist warns
An upswing in crude futures could be enough to fast-track the energy market's next crisis, one economist told CNBC.

CNBC Economy
Apr 18, 2018

New York Fed chief Dudley sees two risks ahead for interest rate policy
Uncertainties surrounding trade and the federal budget will be the main challenges to Federal Reserve policymakers, outgoing New York Fed President William Dudley said Wednesday. As he prepares to leave his position in June, Dudley said in a speech that he feels confident that the policymaking Federal Open Market Committee is close to its objective of full employment and price stability.

CNBC Economy
Apr 18, 2018

Fairness of trade is a key focus, World Bank chief says
Kristalina Georgieva's comments come as the IMF has warned of "dark clouds" on the horizon for the global economy.

CNBC Economy
Apr 18, 2018

Fed: U.S. economic growth on track despite tariff concerns
The fed reported "robust" business borrowing, rising consumer spending and tight labor markets.

CNBC Economy
Apr 18, 2018

Fed: US economic growth on track despite tariff concerns
The fed reported "robust" business borrowing, rising consumer spending and tight labor markets.

CNBC Economy
Apr 18, 2018

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein: Economy looks 'awfully good' and should keep growing
The economy is in good shape now and appears to have some staying power, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said Wednesday.

CNBC Economy
Apr 18, 2018

US growth rate won't be enough to control the deficit, economist warns
The CBO projects the federal deficit will top a staggering $1 trillion in the next two years, and debt could equal GDP within a decade.

CNBC Economy
Apr 18, 2018

UK inflation cools to 1-year low, raising questions over possible Bank of England hike in May
Sterling and U.K. bond yields drop following the data release.

CNBC Economy
Apr 18, 2018

US-China trade fight would not hit Chinese growth until end of this year, says JPMorgan
The U.S. and China have a lot of negotiations ahead in order to iron out the trade frictions between them.

CNBC Economy
Apr 17, 2018

Fed's Evans backs 'patiently' raising interest rates in absence of inflation
Rates can go up in a gradual manner without causing the economy to overheat, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said.

CNBC Economy
Apr 17, 2018

Home prices have risen 114% since 1960 — here's how much more expensive life is today
"Rent, home prices and college costs have all increased faster than incomes."

CNBC Economy
Apr 17, 2018

Debt could dissuade students, hurt US economy, says Fed official
Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Patrick Harker said rising debt levels could dissuade students from pursuing higher education, buying homes and funding other investments.

CNBC Economy
Apr 17, 2018

Tax cut riches have gone to execs and investors over workers by nearly 3-to-1 margin
In the first quarter, corporate America dedicated $305 billion to stock buybacks and cash takeovers compared with $131 billion in pretax wage growth, according to TrimTabs.

CNBC Economy
Apr 17, 2018

Fed's Williams sees US inflation at or above goal for years
San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said he expects U.S. inflation to rise to the U.S. central bank's 2-percent goal this year and to continue at that goal for a couple of years.

CNBC Economy
Apr 17, 2018

Utilities boost US industrial output in March, while factory growth was sluggish
Industrial production rose 0.5 percent in March as a rebound in utilities from the prior month's weather-related decline offset sluggish output of machinery and food products.

CNBC Economy
Apr 17, 2018

Housing starts rebound, but single-family homebuilding remains weak
U.S. homebuilding increased more than expected in March amid a rebound in the construction of multi-family housing units.

CNBC Economy
Apr 17, 2018

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney: The economy is doing better than we expected
"We actually underestimated the potential of the American economy," White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says.

CNBC Economy
Apr 17, 2018

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: Trump tweet was 'warning shot' to China on currency
Rising economic growth will help pay for a temporary shortfall in tax receipts, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday.

CNBC Economy
Apr 17, 2018

Sterling soars to its highest level since the Brexit vote
Sterling saw some strong buying on international currency markets Tuesday, reaching its highest level since the country voted to leave the European Union in June 2016.

CNBC Economy
Apr 16, 2018

Two-year Treasury yield hits a near 10-year high despite Syria tensions
The two-year Treasury yield hit its highest level in nearly a decade Monday morning.

CNBC Economy
Apr 13, 2018

How economics can help solve South Africa's crime problem
South Africa is notorious for its high crime rate, a reflection of its economic inequality and racial tension.

CNBC Economy
Apr 13, 2018

Consumer sentiment slips more than expected in April after hitting 14-year high
U.S. consumer sentiment slipped in April, after recording the highest level since 2004 in March.

CNBC Economy
Apr 12, 2018

Singapore's central bank tightens monetary policy for first time in six years
Singapore's economy also grew more than expected in the first quarter from the previous quarter on an annualized basis.

CNBC Economy
Apr 12, 2018

Iran's currency crisis could bring it one step closer to economic collapse
Iranians are scrambling for U.S. dollars as Iran's currency, the rial, plummets to historic lows amid economic and political uncertainty.

CNBC Economy
Apr 12, 2018

US import prices unchanged on weak petroleum
In the 12 months through March, import prices increased 3.6 percent, the biggest gain since April 2017, after advancing 3.4 percent in February.

CNBC Economy
Apr 12, 2018

US weekly jobless claims continue to fall as labor market tightens
First-time claims for state unemployment benefits were expected to total 230,000 in the most recent week, down from the 242,000 claims reported for the previous week.

CNBC Economy
Apr 12, 2018

A Silicon Valley house that burned two years ago is now on the market for $800,000
Area real estate data reveals this is not, in fact, out of the ordinary.

CNBC Economy
Apr 11, 2018

Consumer prices post first drop in 10 months on weak gasoline
U.S. consumer prices fell for the first time in 10 months in March, weighed down by a decline in the cost of gasoline.

CNBC Economy
Apr 11, 2018

Global trading system is at risk of being ‘torn apart,' warns IMF's Lagarde
The globalized system that has transformed the world over the last generation is at risk of being completely dismantled, warned International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

CNBC Economy
Apr 10, 2018

US wholesale inventories increase solidly in February
U.S. wholesale inventories increased in February, suggesting that inventory investment will contribute to economic growth in the first quarter.

CNBC Economy
Apr 10, 2018

US producer price index beats expectations in March as inflation pressures rise


CNBC Economy
Apr 09, 2018

BofA market analyst Hartnett pins 'simple reason' for market woes on the Fed
Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategist Michael Hartnett sees the Fed as the real source of market volatility.

CNBC Economy
Apr 09, 2018

Auto imports from Mexico climb as NAFTA negotiators appear close to new agreement
New data from the Mexico Automotive Association shows vehicle exports to the U.S. in the first quarter climbed 5.3 percent, despite a slight decline in exports in March.

CNBC Economy
Apr 09, 2018

Yellen and other economists say tax cuts are blowing up the budget
Tax cuts are at the heart of a worsening budget situation, according to former Fed Chair Janet Yellen and others.

CNBC Economy
Apr 09, 2018

Yellen and other economists say tax cuts are blowing up the budget, not entitlements
Tax cuts are at the heart of a worsening budget situation, according to an op-ed penned by former Fed Chair Janet Yellen and others.

CNBC Economy
Apr 09, 2018

Yellen says tax cuts are blowing up the budget
Tax cuts are at the heart of a worsening budget situation, according to former Fed Chair Janet Yellen and others.

CNBC Economy
Apr 09, 2018

Restaurant sales gain ground in March as consumers' tax refunds roll in
Sales at restaurants in March could mark the second-highest monthly same-store sales gain in the last two years.

CNBC Economy
Apr 09, 2018

Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow bashes China for 'decades of misdeeds' on trade
"I don't know if we'll have tariffs or not," Larry Kudlow says.

CNBC Economy
Apr 09, 2018

Trump complains about 'stupid trade' with China
President Donald Trump on Monday complained yet again about "STUPID TRADE" with China, doing little to calm investors anxious about the escalating trade conflict between the two economic superpowers.

CNBC Economy
Apr 09, 2018

Stock volatility no big factor for ECB so far: Draghi
The European Central Bank has made the claim in its annual report.

CNBC Economy
Apr 09, 2018

Glencore shares down thanks to Russia sanctions as US squeezes Western investment
The U.S. Treasury's measures aim to make it as hard as possible for certain oligarchs with extensive involvement in international markets to do business abroad.

CNBC Economy
Apr 09, 2018

Silicon Valley is fighting a brain-drain war with Trump that it may lose
Trump is making it tougher for U.S. tech companies to hire foreign skilled workers, causing a serious brain drain.

CNBC Economy
Apr 09, 2018

No NAFTA deal in principle will be announced at Summit of the Americas in Lima
Talks to rework NAFTA are not advanced enough for the U.S., Mexico, and Canada to announce a deal "in principle" at this month's Summit of the Americas in Lima.

CNBC Economy
Apr 09, 2018

China blames US for trade frictions, says negotiations currently impossible
China's Foreign Ministry said that the United States' measures had raised the concern of the international community.

CNBC Economy
Apr 09, 2018

BlackBerry CEO predicts China will protect intellectual property as it develops more of its own
Worries over intellectual property rights for U.S. businesses in China will be a non-issue eventually, John Chen said.

CNBC Economy
Apr 07, 2018

Fed's Evans says inflation will hit 2 percent, and gradual rate hikes will be appropriate
Chicago Fed president Charles Evans is optimistic inflation will reach the Fed's 2 percent goal.

CNBC Economy
Apr 06, 2018

Trump tariffs are in ‘Stop, or I'll shoot myself in the foot' category: Ex-Treasury chief Summers
Trump's tariff threats appear to be doing more harm than good to the U.S., former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers says.

CNBC Economy
Apr 06, 2018

The countries that could actually benefit from China's trade tariffs on the US
Latin American economies in particular could benefit from Chinese tariffs on U.S. goods, as they create potential room for other trade partners to expand their own exports.

CNBC Economy
Apr 06, 2018

Top Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow: I just found out about new China tariffs 'last night'
Kudlow told reporters Friday that he thought markets might take the latest trade developments harder than they had.

CNBC Economy
Apr 06, 2018

Ethiopia has just seen 'historic' political change, while its China-inspired economics continue
East African economic powerhouse Ethiopia swore in a new prime minister this week, tasked with calming civil unrest.

CNBC Economy
Apr 06, 2018

The manufacturing sector has been on fire since Trump was elected — March was another strong month for manufacturing jobs
Manufacturing added 22,000 jobs in March and is up 232,000 over the past year, the Labor Department said.

CNBC Economy
Apr 06, 2018

The manufacturing sector has been on fire since Trump was elected — March was another strong month for the industry
Manufacturing added 22,000 jobs in March and is up 232,000 over the past year, the Labor Department said.

CNBC Economy
Apr 06, 2018

BET founder: Trump's economy is bringing black workers back into the labor force
"You have to take encouragement from what's happening in the labor force and the job market," Robert Johnson says.

CNBC Economy
Apr 06, 2018

'There goes Iowa' as GOP worries about trade war influence on farm belt vote
China may be less likely to deal on trade after new tough talk from the president, and the GOP is worried it will get hurt in the farm belt, according to a political analyst.

CNBC Economy
Apr 06, 2018

Trump: 'I'm not saying there won't be a little pain' from the proposed trade tariffs
President Trump said the US has already lost any trade war, as he defended his proposed tariffs against Chinese goods.

CNBC Economy
Apr 06, 2018

China will not hesitate with 'major response' to new tariffs: Ministry of Commerce
If the U.S. goes through with an additional $100 billion in tariffs, China will not hesitate to fight back and is already prepared to, the Ministry of Commerce said.

CNBC Economy
Apr 06, 2018

Big miss in March as economy adds just 103,000 jobs
Economists surveyed by Reuters expected nonfarm payrolls to increase by 193,000 in March and the unemployment rate to decline 0.1 percentage points to 4 percent.

CNBC Economy
Apr 06, 2018

Why the jobs report will decide the markets' tempo in the coming weeks
Friday's nonfarm payrolls report could set the cadence for all capital markets for the next few weeks, Schlossberg says.

CNBC Economy
Apr 06, 2018

China says it will fight back 'at any cost' against US trade tariffs
China warned it would fight back "at any cost" with fresh trade measures if the U.S. continues on its path of protectionism.

CNBC Economy
Apr 06, 2018

Key ECB policymaker warns that a trade war would have 'damaging' consequences for US jobs
A key policymaker at the European Central Bank (ECB) believes a trade war would have "damaging" consequences for the whole world, including the U.S.

CNBC Economy
Apr 06, 2018

Guggenheim investment chief sees recession, 40% plunge in stocks ahead
Scott Minerd, Guggenheim's head of investment strategy, sees a tough road ahead for the market and economy.

CNBC Economy
Apr 06, 2018

Trump is right about trade and Germany needs to act, former state secretary says
Germany should fix the current trade tensions sparked by the U.S., a former German state secretary told CNBC Friday.

CNBC Economy
Apr 06, 2018

Trade war 'is the greatest threat to the world economy,' JP Morgan's Frenkel says
A trade war between the U.S. and China represents the greatest threat to the world economy, the chairman of J.P. Morgan Chase International said on Friday.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2018

Hope for an US-China trade agreement just got 'thrown under the bus,' says a Wall Street veteran
Optimism that negotiations between the U.S. and China over recent trade tensions has taken a hit, Peter Boockvar said.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2018

Trump proposes $100 billion in additional tariffs on Chinese products
President Donald Trump on Thursday said he has instructed the U.S. Trade Representative to consider $100 billion in additional tariffs against China.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2018

Don't expect a strong jobs report: Former NY Fed member
Despite February's blockbuster jobs report, a former New York Fed member says not to expect similar results in March.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2018

Trump budget director Mulvaney: 'MAGAnomics' is working and defying critics
Mick Mulvaney says President Donald Trump's MAGAnomics agenda is working better than its critics will acknowledge.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2018

China's $1.2 trillion weapon that could be used in a trade war with the US
China could dump its $1.17 hoard of U.S. Treasurys in retaliation if there is a trade war with the U.S.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2018

Jamie Dimon believes Trump has 'legitimate complaints' over trade
President Trump has gained an important ally in his effort to reduce the U.S. trade deficit. JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon said the nation has come up on the short end of multinational trade agreements.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2018

Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow: US economic growth could hit 5%, at least for a short period
National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow believes U.S. gross domestic product could hit 5 percent for a time.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2018

US trade deficit rises to near 9½-year high
The U.S. trade deficit increased to a near 9½-year high in February as both exports and imports rose to record highs, but the shortfall with China narrowed sharply.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2018

US jobless claims rise, as continuing claims drop to the lowest level since 1973
The number of Americans on jobless rolls fell to its lowest level since 1973, pointing to tightening labor market conditions.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2018

March planned job cuts hit highest monthly total in nearly two years: Challenger
Challenger says companies announced plans to cut 60,357 jobs in March, an 39 percent increase from last year.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2018

A potential trade war is scary, but the US has a legitimate beef with China
The U.S. is coming off as the agitator in what could turn into a global trade war.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2018

LinkedIn jobs report finds a 19.3% increase in March hiring
Hiring across the U.S. was 19.3 percent higher in March than a year earlier, a LinkedIn Workforce Report shows.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2018

Chinese finance official explains why Beijing is slapping tariffs on $50 billion in US products
China's Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao has a message for American businesses and investors.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2018

Trump tariffs on appliances, electronics will hit American consumers, retailers warn
Tariffs on more than 1,300 Chinese imports will raise prices on flat-screen televisions and appliances, retailers say.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2018

Tariffs on appliances, electronics would hit consumers: U.S. retailers
President Donald Trump has proposed tariffs on more than 1,300 Chinese imports such as flat-screen televisions and appliances.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2018

Trump risks opening a two-front trade war with China and Mexico just when we need them the most
While foreigners are the biggest buyers of U.S. Treasury bonds, the president is making enemies out of economic friends.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2018

China's vice finance minister dismisses talk of selling US Treasurys in response to tariffs
Beijing holds $1.17 trillion in U.S. Treasury bonds, which some fear could be used as a tool of retaliation in the two countries' growing trade conflict.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2018

US factory orders increase broadly in February
New orders for U.S.-made goods rebounded in February, boosted by strong demand for transportation equipment and a range of other products, pointing to a strengthening manufacturing sector.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2018

Service sector growth slows for second month in a row
Growth in non-manufacturing economic activity continued to slow in March, after declining slightly in the prior month.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2018

'Rip-roaring' job market adds another 241,000 in March: ADP/Moody's
Companies kept up the hiring pace in March, adding another 241,000 positions, according to ADP and Moody's Analytics.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2018

The cities vying for Amazon's HQ2 are fighting the wrong war
Today there are more options to run a remote workforce than ever before. The cities that get this will win the real war.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2018

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: China tariffs amount to only 0.3% of US GDP
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says China's new tariffs are "hardly a life-threatening activity."

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2018

Here's the full list of US products that China is planning to hit with tariffs
China has announced additional tariffs on 106 U.S. products, here's the full rundown.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2018

Trump: 'We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago'
Trump's tweet comes hours after China launched plans for new tariffs on 106 U.S. products.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2018

Weekly mortgage demand drops as homebuyers are rattled by the stock market
The spring housing market is in full swing, but wild stock market gyrations may be keeping some homebuyers at bay.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2018

It is ‘difficult' to see the start of a recession any time soon, Goldman Sachs strategist says
It's unlikely that stock markets will enter an interrupted period of falling prices, a strategist at Goldman Sachs said.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2018

China announces new tariffs on 106 US products, including soy, cars and chemicals
China announces new tariffs on 106 U.S. products, including soybeans, cars and whiskey.

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