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Global steel demand growth to slow in 2018, worldsteel says


BRUSSELS Global steel demand growth is expected to slow to 1.6 percent next year, after strong growth in 2017 driven by demand from top consumer China, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) said on Monday.

BOJ's Kuroda says no signs of excesses building in markets

WASHINGTON Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday he did not see any signs of bubbles or excesses building up in U.S., European and Japanese markets as a result of heavy money printing by their central banks.

Business, Japan 14 Oct 2017

Take Five - World markets themes for the week ahead

LONDON Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them.

Business, 13 Oct 2017

G7 agrees to ramp up economic pressure on North Korea - Japan's Asakawa

WASHINGTON Group of Seven finance leaders agreed to co-operate in countering North Korean attempts to avert U.N. sanctions, a senior Japanese finance ministry official said on Thursday.

World, Japan 13 Oct 2017

Kuroda says BOJ to keep easy policy, tread different path from Fed, ECB

WASHINGTON Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Thursday stressed the central bank's resolve to maintain its ultra-loose monetary policy, even as its U.S. and European counterparts begin to dial back their massive, crisis-mode monetary stimulus.

Business, Japan 13 Oct 2017

ECB's Draghi pledges rock-bottom rates as Germany calls for change

WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT The head of the European Central Bank defended a pledge to keep interest rates at rock bottom on Thursday, batting back German calls for a speedy exit from years of easy money in the euro zone.

Business, 12 Oct 2017

Global financial stability has improved, but risks ahead - IMF

WASHINGTON The global economic recovery has strengthened financial stability but easy monetary and financial conditions against a backdrop of sluggish inflation is elevating medium-term risks, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

Business, IMF 11 Oct 2017

Germany expects IMF to lift global growth forecast - government officials

BERLIN The International Monetary Fund is likely to nudge up its growth forecast for the global economy this week and this means it is high time for policymakers to dial back their ultra-loose monetary stimulus, German government officials said on Monday.

Business, IMF 09 Oct 2017

Trump likely to visit China during November Asia trip - U.S. official

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to make a stop in China in November during his first official visit to Asia, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, a trip that will come amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear tests.

World, 13 Sep 2017

BRICS summit expected to oppose trade protectionism, China says

XIAMEN, China A meeting of the BRICS group of emerging economies is expected to rally against trade protectionism, China's vice trade minister said on Sunday, the first day of the summit in southeastern China.

Business, 03 Sep 2017