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Jan 23, 2015

Asian economies to grow at lacklustre pace in 2015

BENGALURU, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Emerging Asian economies will
grow at a lacklustre pace this year and next, held back by a
slowdown in China and weak global demand, while cooling
inflation will probably throw open the door for monetary policy
easing, a Reuters poll showed.

Much will depend on how China performs as demand for raw
materials from its vast factory sector and for finished goods
from its massive population could alter the growth trajectory of
regional trade partners.

Jan 22, 2015
Jan 22, 2015
Jan 19, 2015

China 2015 growth to slip further on weak lending; RRR and rate cuts likely

By Sumanta Dey

(Reuters) – China’s economic growth rate is likely to cool further this year, restrained by sluggish lending, a housing slump and weak global demand, a Reuters poll showed.

The world’s second-largest economy is predicted to grow 7 percent in 2015, and slow further to 6.8 percent next year, according to the median consensus of over 40 economists polled Jan. 15-19.

Jan 16, 2015
Jan 15, 2015

ECB will almost certainly conduct QE in Jan or March: Reuters poll

By Sumanta Dey

(Reuters) – The European Central Bank will almost certainly embark on a sovereign bond purchase program, and possibly announce one as soon as next week, according to economists in a Reuters poll.

After exhausting almost every other policy tool – interest rates are rock-bottom, banks have been flooded with cheap cash and financial securities snapped up – buying government bonds is about the last option ECB President Mario Draghi has to prevent deflation from taking hold in the economy.

Dec 17, 2014

China likely to cut interest rates by March to spur economy – Reuters poll

By Sumanta Dey

(Reuters) – The People’s Bank of China will cut interest rates again by March, two-thirds of the economists in a Reuters poll said.

China’s central bank surprised financial markets on Nov. 21 by cutting rates, for the first time in two years, in a bid to get faster growth in the world’s second largest economy – expanding at its slowest pace in nearly 25 years – and thwart deflation risks.

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    • About Sumanta

      "Sumanta Dey is poll and economic data correspondent for Asia on the Reuters Polls team. Based out of Bangalore, he is responsible for overseeing polling efforts in the region as well as handling several key projects. He first joined the Bangalore newsroom in 2006 and returned after a stint at software giant Infosys, where he managed analytics projects of a global consumer products manufacturer. He holds an economics degree from Bangalore University."
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