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  • *Gold recovers some ground after 1.7 pct slide on Tuesday. LONDON, May 27- Gold recovered some lost ground on Wednesday as the dollar retreated after its biggest daily rise in two years, but prices remained under pressure from expectations that a U.S. rate increase may come soon. Gold fell 1.7 percent on Tuesday, its biggest one-day drop this month, after firmer data...

  • *Former Fed chief Bernanke says China slowdown necessary. SEOUL, May 27- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that China's economic slowdown should not worry markets as there was no risk of a hard landing, and emphasised that a move to raise U.S. rates should be viewed as a positive sign for the world's largest economy. Bernanke, who participated in an...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 9 Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will participate in a moderated conversation at the London School of Economics and Political Science- 0945 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Sarah Breeden: CSFI Roundtable on Bank of England's Procyclicality Working Group SEOUL- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to attend a financial forum hosted by Dong-A Ilbo and...

  • SEOUL, May 27- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday there were no signs of extreme movements in the U.S. real estate and financial markets, but criticised the U.S. Congress for failing to approve the IMF reform measures. Bernanke also said during an open interview at a private-sector forum in Seoul that if the Fed lifts interest rates, it...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 5 Monday, 25 May 2015 | 9:09 PM ET

    TAIPEI- Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke speaks on Asian economies- 0830 GMT. TEL AVIV, Israel- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "The Federal Reserve and the Global Economy" before a conference in honor of Professor Haim Ben-Shahar- 1630 GMT. PARIS- ECB Governing Council Member Christian Noyer gives an annual press conference in...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 4 Friday, 22 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank board member Vitor Constancio chairs session 2 on "Structural Perspectives on European Employment, Productivity, and Growth in a Global Context" at an ECB forum on Central Banking "Inflation and Unemployment in Europe"- 0800 GMT. SINTRA, Portugal- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer participates in a panel...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. stock investors have been enjoying an extended period of low volatility and steady gains, but with the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year and major indexes near records, the market could get a bit choppier in coming weeks. Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Friday said she expected the U.S. central bank to raise rates in 2015,...

  • Recession still choking US economy Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:32 PM ET
    People line up for a job fair at a new Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company facility in Long Beach, California, last March.

    Politicians need to act decisively to revive the economy, says Dan Alpert of Westwood Capital.

  • All hail Ken Griffin, the new hedge fund king Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Ken Griffin, CEO of Citadel.

    Seven years removed from a near-death experience during the financial crisis, Ken Griffin's Citadel is more powerful than ever.

  • Bernanke slams Warren's new Fed bill Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:19 PM ET
    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (L) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (R).

    The former Fed chairman decried proposed legislation that would limit the U.S. central bank's lending authority during a crisis.

  • Dick Grasso: $4T question nobody is asking the Fed Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
    Dick Grasso

    Dick Grasso, former head of the New York Stock Exchange, tells CNBC he's concerned about how the central bank plans to reduce its $4.4 trillion balance sheet.

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- In unusual remarks for a moderate Republican who may run for president, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Tuesday the Federal Reserve deserved part of the blame for a widening gulf between the rich and the poor. Though Christie has not formally launched a White House campaign, his remarks revealed the basis of his economic plan should...

  • "I don't think it is going to happen until 2016," said Anthony Scaramucci, founder of investment firm SkyBridge Capital and host of the three-day conference in Las Vegas. "I was in the camp that they would go in the first half of this year, but that has been pushed way back, back into the first half of 2016," said Lee Partridge, chief investment officer of asset management...

  • Paulson, Bernanke: What's said in Vegas stays in Vegas Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 8:59 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS May 6- Would you like to know whether sage investor and mammoth hedge fund manager John Paulson is bullish on stocks? The SkyBridge Alternatives Conference, known as SALT, attracts 1,800 investors who pay thousands of dollars apiece to attend the annual Las Vegas event. As the head of $20 billion firm Paulson& Co., Paulson's thoughts on the markets and...

  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday that equity market valuations are "generally quite high," saying there are "potential dangers" with where shares are trading. "As talented a person as Janet Yellen is, I wouldn't necessarily use her as my portfolio advisor for equities," said Rick Meckler, president of investment firm LibertyView Capital Management in...

  • Should investors dump their bonds? Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 3:24 PM ET
    Bond traders

    A growing chorus of experts say bonds are an increasingly scary place to be. Here’s what to do.

  • Pimco Total Return Fund loses top bond fund title Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 6:19 AM ET
    PIMCO headquarters in Newport Beach, California

    The Pimco Total Return Fund, launched by Bill Gross, has lost its title as the world's biggest bond mutual fund, following two years of withdrawals.

  • Kudlow: Free trade with Asia will juice economy Friday, 1 May 2015 | 10:15 PM ET

    Free trade with Asia will give the US economy the boost it needs right now, says Larry Kudlow.

  • Time to start spending that pile of cash Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:14 AM ET

    It's time for companies to heed the call to invest their cash, says UBS's chief investment officer.

  • Fed in the biz of making things worse: Jim Grant Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 5:55 PM ET
    Jim Grant

    The Federal Reserve made no changes to its zero interest rate policy Wednesday, a move that didn't surprise Jim Grant.