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  • Editor’s Picks / 17 minutes ago

    India keen for rate cut despite strong growth

    India's government and businesses are pushing for an interest rate cut next week even though data on Friday may show output is expanding faster than China's, in the latest sign of concerns that the figures are masking weaknesses in the economy. According to Reuters GDP in the three months that ended in March likely grew 7.3% from a year earlier, a Reuters' poll of economists found, outpacing China for the second straight quarter. But New Delhi, worried that companies are not investing enough and that a period of low inflation may be short-lived, is nudging Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan to lower lending rates from 7.5% at a policy meeting on Tuesday.
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  • Calendar event / 25 minutes ago

    CH GDP

    Med GDP QoQ
    Med GDP YoY
  • Editor’s Picks / 37 minutes ago

    Long-term foreign money fuelling Japan's stock rally

    Nikkei Asian Review
    Foreign investors with long-term horizons are driving the Nikkei Stock Average's sustained rally, which marked its 10th consecutive rise on Thursday, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. The investors are pouring money into Tokyo stocks, encouraged by corporate governance reform, a positive outlook for government and monetary policy, and a soft yen. Investors are favouring not only car manufacturers and other exporters benefiting from the weak yen, but also laggards such as major banks and power companies.
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  • Article / 56 minutes ago

    Earnings Review: JinkoSolar has its day in the sun

    Portfolio Manager / Alcuin Asset Management
    Earnings Review: JinkoSolar has its day in the sun
    Chinese solar energy firm JinkoSolar reported strong first quarter earnings, comfortably beat analysts’ consensus despite a notable decline in shipments to its downstream business. Domestic demand should pick up in the second quarter, while overseas demand is looking strong after the completion of the new Malaysian production facility
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  • Article / 1 hour ago

    3 Numbers: Germany's retail bounceback, EZ money, US GDP estimate

    Blogger / MoreLiver's Daily
    3 Numbers: Germany's retail bounceback, EZ money, US GDP estimate
    Today's data releases might not be big-ticket items, but they have the potential to confirm a story that everyone has been happy with recently - that the European economy is slowly crawling out of a pit. German retail sales are likely to be up while Europe's bank lending finally shows a positive annual change. The first quarter in US is expected to be revised much lower - but it is now behind us.
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  • Calendar event / Yesterday at 23:50 GMT
    High Industrial Output (on month)
    Med Inventory-Shipments Ratio (on month)
    Med Shipments (on month)
    Med Inventories (on month)
    Med Companies Forecast Ind Output In Following Month
    Med Companies Forecast Ind Output Two Months Later
    Med Industrial Output For 3 Month Period (on quarter)
  • Calendar event / Yesterday at 23:30 GMT

    JP CPI (Tokyo), CPI ex-Food (Tokyo)

    Med Tokyo Core CPI (on year)
    Med Tokyo Overall CPI (on year)
    Med Tokyo Overall CPI (on month)