UPDATE: Revised Q4 GDP Growth Slows to 2.2% as Private Inventory Investment Estimate Trimmed Feb 27, 2015 08:49AM (Updated - February 27, 2015 8:49 AM EST)

Q4 QoQ Annualized GDP 2.2% vs 2% Expected

UPDATE - More from the Bureau of Economic Analysis:

Real gross domestic product -- the value of the production of goods and services in the United States, adjusted for price changes -- increased at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the "second" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 5.0... (continue reading...)

S&P Affirms Ratings on China; Sees Increased Resiliency on New Reforms (FXI) Feb 26, 2015 10:01AM


  • We believe government policies will make China's economy more resilient.
  • We are affirming our 'AA-' long-term and 'A-1+' short-term sovereign credit rating on China.
  • We are also affirming our 'cnAAA/cnA-1+' Greater China regional scale ratings.
  • The stable outlook reflects our expectation that reform towards a more market-driven economy and enhanced governance could help China sustain robust GDP growth while curbing credit growth over the next two to three... (continue reading...)

Greek Bailout Extension Receives Approval from Eurogroup Finance Ministers (FXE) Feb 24, 2015 08:59AM

Eurozone finance ministers have approved a four-month extension to Greece's bailout

Reform measures were discussed by Eurogroup finance measures during a conference call on Tuesday. While the deal needs to be voted on by several parliaments in the euro-zone, though lawmakers in Germany, Finland, and the Netherlands are expected to pass the measure.

The extension mens Greece's €240 billion bailot won't expire until June, versus the end of February.

Under terms of the... (continue reading...)

EC says Greek list 'sufficiently comprehensive' - Bloomberg Feb 24, 2015 07:27AM

EC says Greek list 'sufficiently comprehensive,' according to Bloomberg

Greece to Submit List of Commitments to EU Tomorrow - Bloomberg Feb 23, 2015 12:48PM

Greece to Submit List of Commitments to EU Tomorrow - Bloomberg

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Feb 20, 2015 02:43PM Eurogroup Agrees on 4-month Extension for Greece
Feb 20, 2015 01:38PM Greece Accord Would Extend to End of June - Bloomberg Citing Euro Area Aide
Feb 20, 2015 12:45PM UPDATE: Greek official says not informed of Eurogroup deal (FXE) (UUP)
Feb 20, 2015 12:28PM Greece's Tspiras to ask emergency EU summit if talks fail - Bloomberg (FXE) (UUP)
Feb 20, 2015 10:42AM EU meeting with Greece being delayed again - CNBC
Feb 20, 2015 08:44AM EU Current Account Surplus Rose to EUR 33.4B in Q4 (FXE)
Feb 19, 2015 07:24AM UPDATE: Germany Rejects Greek Extension Proposal - Bloomberg
Feb 19, 2015 06:50AM EU says Greek letter may pave way for reasonable compromise - Bloomberg (FXE)
Feb 18, 2015 02:02PM Many Fed Officials Inclined to Stay at Zero Longer; Dropping 'Patient' May Lead to Date Focus - FOMC Minutes
Feb 17, 2015 12:44PM UPDATE: Greece Said to Consider Seeking Six-Month Bailout Extension Wednesday (FXE) (UUP)
Feb 17, 2015 12:34PM FXCM, Inc. (FXCM) to Slim Down Currency Trading Options Following Swiss Franc Incident
Feb 17, 2015 08:24AM Greece, Eurozone Finance Ministers Fail to Reach Bailout Extension Agreement (NBG)
Feb 13, 2015 04:07PM Fitch Cuts Austria's Issuer Default Ratings to 'AA+'; Outlook Stable (FXE)
Feb 13, 2015 08:55AM U.S. Import Prices Accelerate Decline in Jan.; No Advance Seen Since June 2014
Feb 13, 2015 07:23AM Eurozone GDP Accelerates to 0.3% Growth in Q4 (FXE)
Feb 12, 2015 11:34AM ECB Pressures Greece on Bailout Extension as Finance Ministers Fail to Reach Agreement (FXE)
Feb 12, 2015 10:57AM ECB's Praet Discusses Economic Developments in the Euro Area (FXE) (UUP)
Feb 11, 2015 05:18PM Greece 'Deal in Principle' Being Denied
Feb 11, 2015 04:48PM Greece, Europe said to move toward bailout extension - Bloomberg
Feb 11, 2015 04:41PM Greece reaches 'deal in principle' - CNBC
Feb 11, 2015 04:40PM Greece will stay in EU bailout program - Reports (FXE)
Feb 11, 2015 02:34PM Goldman's (GS) Cohn Sounds Off on Fed's Move to Raise Rates (FXE) (UUP) (OIL)
Feb 10, 2015 10:01AM Russia not ready to restructure Ukraine's $3B of debt due in Dec. - Bloomberg (RSX)
Feb 10, 2015 07:23AM UPDATE: Greece Offers Debt-Talk Compromises
Feb 9, 2015 10:10AM Greek PM Tsipras Says Bailout Failed; Sees Debt Restructuring, Forgiveness Only Solution to Problems (NBG)
Feb 9, 2015 07:29AM China Exports Show Sharp Drop in Jan. as Demand Remains Light (FXI) (UUP)
Feb 6, 2015 03:30PM Greece has until Feb. 16th to apply for a bailout extension - CNBC
Feb 5, 2015 11:16AM ECB said to allow Bank of Greece to grant total EUR 59.5B in ELA - Bloomberg
Feb 5, 2015 10:16AM Germany's Schäuble Maintains Hard Line with Greece's Varoufakis Following Initial Debt Talks (NBG) (FXE)
Feb 4, 2015 03:42PM UPDATE: ECB Lifts Waiver on Greek Government Debt as Collateral
Feb 4, 2015 02:06PM Greece Could Run Out of Cash by March Without ECB Support
Feb 4, 2015 12:43PM Fed's Mester said she's comfortable with 1st-half 2015 liftoff - Bloomberg
Feb 4, 2015 11:31AM Greek Finance Minister Met with IMF Officials; No Talk of Altering Bailout Happened (NBG)
Feb 3, 2015 08:03AM Merkel said to expect Greek funding talks to drag on for months - Bloomberg
Jan 30, 2015 06:35AM Bank of Russia Cuts Key Rate 2 Points to 15% (RSX)
Jan 28, 2015 02:02PM UPDATE: Fed Expects Inflation to Rise Gradually Toward 2%; Can be Paient in Raising Rates - Minutes
Jan 28, 2015 12:31PM UPDATE: S&P Places Greece on CreditWatch Negative (NBG) (FXE)
Jan 28, 2015 08:29AM National Bank of Greece (NBG) Hit Again as Greek PM Tsipras Looks to Negotiate Down Bailout Measures
Jan 27, 2015 12:44PM JPMorgan (JPM) Said to See Net Profit of Around $300M on Swiss Franc Turmoil
Jan 27, 2015 08:48AM Strategists at Morgan Stanley pushed back their Fed liftoff forecast to March 2016 - Bloomberg
Jan 26, 2015 01:13PM Ruble Drops 5% vs Dollar Following S&P Downgrade (RSX)
Jan 26, 2015 12:59PM S&P Cuts Russian Federation Ratings to Junk (RSX)
Jan 23, 2015 11:18AM Come to Your Senses... FXCM (FXCM) is Worth No More than $0.85/Share - Analyst
Jan 23, 2015 08:36AM Ford Motor (F) Sees One-Time Q4 Charge of $800M on Venezuelan Bolivar Accounting
Jan 22, 2015 09:58AM PBOC Injects $8B into China's Banking System (FXI)
Jan 22, 2015 09:26AM Draghi says ECB could by Greek debt from July after SMP redemption (FXE) (NBG)
Jan 22, 2015 08:45AM Draghi: GovC decided that purchases of securities of European institutions (12% of additional purchases) will be subject to loss sharing
Jan 22, 2015 08:44AM Draghi: GovC retains control over all features of programme and ECB to coordinate the purchases to safeguard singleness of monetary policy
Jan 22, 2015 08:41AM Draghi says ECB decided to buy EUR 60B/month of assets (FXE)
Jan 22, 2015 08:41AM Draghi: Combined monthly purchases will be EUR 60 billion, to be carried out at least until end-Sept 2016
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