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2019-03-15T20:04:58.581Z
American manufacturing is in danger of entering a recession | Markets Insider Because the manufacturing sector accounts for just over a tenth of activity, Shepherdson said a short recession in the sector wouldn't bring the rest of the economy down with it In 2015, American manufacturing was plunged into its longest recession since the financial crisis when a collapse in oil prices and a strong dollar crimped output
2019-03-15T19:07:58.098Z
China adopts quieter path to greatness as pressure mounts From trade war to declining population, Xi faces slew of problems In a bid to boost economic activity, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced a 2 trillion yuan ($300 billion) cut to corporate taxes and social security payments in his annual work report on March 5 There is growing concern that China's potential has already peaked, which in turn is chipping away at Xi's clout and posing challenges even beyond the trade war
2019-03-15T19:07:44.904Z
American manufacturing is in danger of entering a recession Manufacturing activity in the US unexpectedly fell for a second straight month in February. Because the manufacturing sector accounts for just over a tenth of activity, Shepherdson said a short recession in the sector wouldn't bring the rest of the economy down with it In 2015, American manufacturing was plunged into its longest recession since the financial crisis when a collapse in oil prices and a strong dollar crimped output
2019-03-15T18:51:08.914Z
Watch out, Brussels! Trump threatens EU with ‘SEVERE’ economic pain - 'Treat us BADLY' US President Donald Trump has warned the European Union Washington could impose “severe” economic pain on Brussels after the EU parliament refused to back the launch of EU-US trade talks, reigniting fears of a transatlantic trade war.  Mr Trump, for his part, promptly reiterated long-standing tariff threats While the EU parliament’s role with regard to the mandate is purely advisory, it will have a final say once the deal has been concluded A delay, however, would also push back US-UK trade talks
2019-03-15T16:41:24.713Z
U.S. manufacturing sector slowing as economy loses steam U.S. manufacturing output fell for a second straight month in February and facto... In a separate report on Friday, the New York Fed said its general business conditions index fell 5.1 points to a reading of 3.7 in February, the lowest since May 2017 It was the third consecutive monthly reading below 10, which the New York Fed said suggested that growth has remained quite a bit slower so far this year than it was for most of 2018 Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-03-15T16:25:33.243Z
Fed to raise interest rates once more in third quarter, then done:... The U.S. Federal Reserve will remain patient for a little longer than thought ju... Financial markets have also priced out further rate rises It has to be something big, like a major escalation in the trade war causing a freezing up of business investment, a big sell-off in the equity market Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-03-15T16:06:55.532Z
Trade war hits top Chinese pork processor WH Group Chairman hints at consolidation as profit at US operation dips 33% Three-month-old pigs run through an obstacle course in China in an event marking the Lunar New Year To cope with the trade war, Smithfield has been seeking other customers for its pork besides China He hinted that a consolidation of facilities may be on the horizon this year
2019-03-15T14:49:27.789Z
'Toxic' politics could damage the US economy this year, UBS economist says Stubborn politicians could have a destructive influence on the U.S. economy later this year, a UBS economist told CNBC this week. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images Traders and financial professionals work ahead of the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange European autos could be targeted by US tariffs, strategist warns    4:43 AM ET Tue, 12 March 2019 | 01:50 Data coming out of the U.S. were also reflecting that geopolitical tensions were causing economic damage, Carpenter told CNBC Tuesday
2019-03-15T14:35:39.416Z
US stocks move broadly higher, aiming for weekly gains NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks opened broadly higher on Wall Street Friday, led by technology and retail companies, putting the market on track for a strong finish to the week. The market is... China’s congress endorsed an investment law that aims to address complaints, particularly from the U.S., that China’s system is rigged against foreign companies PRETTY PROFIT: Cosmetics retailer Ulta Beauty beat Wall Street forecasts for all its key fourth-quarter measures, including profit and sales
2019-03-15T14:35:10.416Z
Italy's drive to join China's Belt and Road hits potholes The ancient Silk Road was a network of trading routes that stretched from China ... But joining the latest incarnation is proving controversial and risky for Rome’s modern-day masters But just as Italy adopts its new position, the rest of Europe seems to be having second thoughts The European Union has grown increasingly frustrated by what it sees as the slowness of China to open its economy and by a surge of Chinese takeovers in critical EU sectors, accusing it of distorting local markets Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-03-15T13:29:56.631Z
U.S. manufacturing output falls for second straight month U.S. manufacturing output fell for a second straight month in February, offering... Manufacturing activity, which accounts for about 12 percent of the economy, is losing steam as the boost to capital spending from last year’s $1.5 trillion tax cut package fades It is 1.6 percentage points below its 1972-2017 average Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-03-15T13:21:09.523Z
Central banks stuck in holding pattern A host of central banks meet next week, but with a global economic slowdown unde... Britain’s economy came close to stagnating again in February amid Brexit nerves and sluggish global growth, a picture repeated in the euro zone where a series of weak economic reports have confirmed a slowdown Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-03-15T12:48:07.242Z
Stocks to watch: Restaurant Group, Tesla, H&M, Britvic, Greencore RBC Sellside stories ● Berenberg downgraded Greencore cut to hold and cut Bakkavor to sell in a food manufacturer sector review Both Greencore and Bakkavor operate in markets that have been outpacing the wider UK food market Read more Stocks rise on hopes for trade war breakthrough
2019-03-15T12:11:34.378Z