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  • *Bernanke's visit in Japan fans "helicopter money" talk. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose slightly to hit its highest level since late April in early trade. The rally was in part driven by investors buying high-dividend and defensive shares, seeking refuge from low or negative interest rates in Europe and Japan.

  • In 2013, the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Jeb Hensarling, a Republican of Texas, began investigating the Justice Department's November 2012 decision to enter into a $1.92 billion settlement agreement with HSBC. The report, which relies on internal records from the Department of the Treasury, said the U.S. attorney...

  • In 2013, the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Jeb Hensarling, a Republican of Texas, began investigating the Justice Department's November 2012 decision to enter into a $1.92 billion settlement agreement with HSBC. The report, which relies on internal records from the Department of the Treasury, said the U.S. attorney...

  • Nikkei soars on stimulus hopes

    Japanese stocks are soaring on hopes the central bank will announce another stimulus measure. CNBC's Steve Liesman speaks to Melissa Otto, TIAA Global Asset Management, about whether further stimulus is coming for Japan.

  • Treasury yields rose on Monday after Japan prepared a new round of stimulus, which boosted risky assets including stocks and reduced demand for safe-haven U.S. bonds, and as investors prepared for $56 billion in new coupon-bearing supply this week. "There was some news that Bernanke was visiting the BOJ, which was more than enough to drive a big rally in risk," said...

  • TOKYO, July 11- Japan's Nikkei share average jumped 4 percent on Monday after U.S. stocks rose and the country's ruling coalition won a landslide victory in upper house elections, boosting confidence in the market. "PM Abe continues a winning streak, giving him a mandate from the Japanese voters to continue LDP policies," said Hiroki Allen, chief representative of...

  • TOKYO, June 24- Japanese stocks tumbled to more than a four-month low on Friday as voting returns suggested Britain has opted to leave the European Union. The greenback dropped to 99.00 yen, a fall of 6.7 percent, the first time it fell below the 100 mark since late 2013. Trading was briefly halted for Japan's Nikkei futures, the first time since May 23, 2013, when then...

  • June 23- A federal court's striking down of the government's designation of insurer MetLife Inc as "too-big-to-fail" could undermine efforts to head off another financial crisis, authors of the landmark Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law said. In a brief filed on Thursday with a federal appeals court, former Senator Chris Dodd, former Representative Barney...

  • Traders work as Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, is seen speaking on a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    When it comes to communicating with the public, the Federal Reserve may find it just talks too much.

  • Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    The Federal Reserve Transparency Act will undergo the markup process this week in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

  • Paul Ryan and Donald Trump

    Paul Ryan appears to already be pulling Donald Trump toward his own extreme positions, says ThinkProgress editor Bryce Covert.

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 LONDON- Bank of England's Financial Markets Infrastructure Supervision Director David Bailey speaks at the Futures and Options World Post Trade Event- 1300 GMT. LONDON- UK Finance Minister George Osborne discuss EU membership with the Parliament's Treasury Committee- 1300 GMT. LONDON- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development...

  • Janet Yellen discusses the Fed's first interest rate hike in 9½ years, Dec. 16, 2015, in Washington.

    Trump says he would replace Fed chief Janet Yellen because she’s not a Republican. “President Trump” meddling in central-banking is a big red flag.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- China's central bank will not welcome a "severe" overshoot in the yuan's exchange rate, the deputy central bank governor said on Thursday as he voiced confidence that the world's second-largest economy will grow between 6.5-7.0 percent this year. But Yi Gang noted that China's economic outlook was not without challenges and that a failure...

  • *Japan intervention talk cuts volatility, drives markets. Crude oil futures surged about 6 percent as encouraging economic indicators in the United States and Europe boosted hopes of rising demand. After Thursday's market close, Yellen said in a rare appearance with former Fed chairmen Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker that the U.S. economy was...

  • Fed speak's market impact

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen appeared on a panel with her three living predecessors. CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses Fed Chair Yellen's comment that the "U.S. is not a bubble economy," and market moves after big Fed talk.

  • Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve

    A week full of Fed speak has brought little additional clarity about when the U.S. central bank will resume its rate-hiking cycle.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- U.S. Crude futures surged about 6 percent as encouraging economic indicators in the United States and Europe boosted hopes of rising demand. After Thursday's market close, Yellen said in a rare appearance with former Fed chairmen Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker that the U.S. economy was close to full strength.

  • Fed all-star night

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on Thursday night's Federal Reserve round table with Chair Janet Yellen, and former Chairs Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- U.S. Crude futures rose about 5 percent as encouraging economic indicators in the United States and Europe boosted hopes of rising demand. After Thursday's market close, Yellen said in a rare appearance with former Fed chairmen Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker that the U.S. economy was close to full strength.