Reports

U.S. core capital goods orders rebound; inflation muted

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods rose by the most in six months in January and shipments increased, but the trend in both measures of business spending on equipment remained soft, leaving forecasts for weak first-quarter economic growth intact.

Stocks rise on tame inflation outlook, dollar eases

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World equity markets advanced broadly on Wednesday after U.S. data again showed risk-friendly low inflation, which weakened the dollar, while Boeing shares gained even as the United States said it would ground the company’s 737 MAX aircraft.

Central banks stuck in holding pattern

LONDON (Reuters) – A host of central banks meet next week, but with a global economic slowdown underway alongside political and trade strife, they are unlikely to tinker much, if at all, with policy.