BOGOTA, April 29- Colombia's central bank unexpectedly increased the benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point on Friday in an effort to stem rising inflation, and slightly lowered its 2016 growth forecast for the country's oil-dependent economy. Colombia's central bank embarked on a rate tightening cycle eight months ago in a bid to tame inflation,...
OTTAWA, April 29- The Canadian economy contracted in February after a strong start to the year, as activity in the manufacturing and natural resource sectors declined, suggesting that low energy prices continue to impede growth. "Even with that pullback in GDP this morning that was expected... with March coming in flat you are still looking at 3 percent GDP," said...
The euro zone revealed a mixed picture of health on Friday with the economy growing solidly and unemployment falling slightly while consumer prices fell again into deflation territory.
Danske Bank Markets senior analyst, Pernille Bomholdt Henneberg, looks at the latest data for the euro zone (GDP, inflation, unemployment) for the first quarter, and what this means for the ECB.
The expected returns of hedge funds have not changed like bond yields have, explains Hartmut Issel from UBS Wealth Management.
Fisher Investments' Ken Fisher advises investors to take a long-term view rather than concentrate on U.S. Q1 GDP.
U.S. government debt prices were mixed on Thursday, as investors eyed the release of important data.
Our live blog is tracked market moves as U.S. GDP hits its slowest pace in two years. This as consumer spending softened.
Discussing news the U.S. economy expanded at its slowest pace in 2 years in Q1, with CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Ben Mandel, JPMorgan Global strategist.
*Q1 GDP increases 0.5 pct vs est 0.7 pct. April 28- Wall Street opened lower on Thursday after the Bank of Japan stunned markets by holding off from expanding monetary stimulus, showing yet again how vulnerable markets are to central bank decisions. "We would not expect the Bank of Japan's decision to have a sustainable, lasting impact on the U.S., but we do think that it...