Economic outlook

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, a woman walks by a money exchange shop decorated with different countries currency banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong. The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook comes on the eve of meetings in Washington this week of the IMF and its sister lending organization, the World Bank. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
October 15, 2019 - 11:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is further downgrading its outlook for the world economy, predicting that growth this year will be the weakest since the 2008 financial crisis, primarily because of widening global conflicts. The IMF's latest World Economic Outlook released Tuesday...
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October 15, 2019 - 11:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday it welcomes the decision by Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno to cancel an austerity package following more than a week of protests. Gita Gopinath, IMF's chief economist, said the agency welcomes the attempt "to bring in all...
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Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses a press conference in Mumbai, India, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. India's central bank has cut its key interest by a quarter of a percentage point to 5.15%, a fifth consecutive reduction, and has also lowered its economic growth forecast for the 2019-2020 financial year to 6.1% from 6.9% projected earlier. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
October 04, 2019 - 5:03 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's central bank cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point on Friday to 5.15%, its fifth consecutive reduction. That’s the lowest the benchmark rate the Reserve Bank of India charges on lending to commercial banks, its so-called “repo rate,” has been since...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 3. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 03, 2019 - 4:48 pm
Technology and health care companies helped U.S. stocks rebound broadly from an early sell-off Thursday, snapping the market’s steep two-day skid. The Dow Jones Industrial Average swung from a loss of more than 330 points to a gain of more than 120 after another disappointing economic report raised...
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In this Sept. 25, 2019, photo a realtor's sign sits outside a house for sale in Jackson, Miss. On Thursday, Oct. 3, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
October 03, 2019 - 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates held steady this week, offering a potential boon to homebuyers amid an uncertain economic outlook. Mortgage rates have been running near historic lows, though average rates for the key 30-year loan showed volatile swings last month. Mortgage buyer...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo shoppers make their way through the toy isles at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, announced on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, that it is forecasting that holiday sales will rise between 3.8% and 4.2% even as uncertainty looms over an escalating trade war with China. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 03, 2019 - 12:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, forecasts that holiday sales will rise between 3.8% and 4.2% even as uncertainty looms over an escalating trade war with China. The holiday sales forecast, announced Thursday, marks an increase from the...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Asian shares are lower after U.S. stocks posted their worst loss in five weeks on Wednesday after a surprisingly limp report on the nation’s manufacturing that stirred worries about the economic outlook.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 02, 2019 - 7:48 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Global stocks fell on Wednesday and Wall Street was expected to slide on the open after a discouraging report on U.S. manufacturing dampened the economic outlook. Tuesday's report showed that manufacturing weakened in September for the second straight month as U.S. President Donald...
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A party boat cruises on the river Main with the buildings of the banking district in background in Frankfurt, Germany, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 02, 2019 - 5:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — A group of leading think tanks joined the German government and others in cutting its economic forecast for the country on Wednesday, predicting that output will expand only 0.5% this year and 1.1% in 2020. The economic institutes forecast that growth will pick up to 1.4% in 2021...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Asian shares are lower after U.S. stocks posted their worst loss in five weeks on Wednesday after a surprisingly limp report on the nation’s manufacturing that stirred worries about the economic outlook.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 01, 2019 - 11:56 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares are lower after U.S. stocks posted their worst loss in five weeks on Wednesday after a surprisingly limp report on the nation's manufacturing that stirred worries about the economic outlook. Japan's Nikkei 225 index shed 0.6% to 21,758.02 while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong...
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A man walks past the Reserve Bank of Australia in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Australia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point for the third time since June to a new record low of 0.75%, seeking to boost a flagging economy. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
October 01, 2019 - 2:34 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's central bank on Tuesday cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point for the third time since June to a new record low of 0.75%, seeking to boost a flagging economy. The cut follows reductions at the Reserve Bank of Australia board's...
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