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  • Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen (L to R) and former Federal Reserve chairs Ben Bernanke and Paul Volcker appear together for the first time in New York, April 7, 2016. The panel is geared toward millennials and focused on decision-making with international implications.

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen touted the strength of the United States economy and said she did not regret the December rate hike.

  • April 5- Minneapolis Federal Reserve president Neel Kashkari, who is pushing the government to consider breaking up the country's biggest banks, has booked former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke to speak at his second conference. Kashkari, a former top Treasury Department official who became president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis...

  • MADRID, April 3- At the end of a tough quarter, the fraught debate over how policymakers should tackle the world's economic woes gets another airing in the coming week as central banks on both sides of the Atlantic publish minutes. Solid growth in U.S. employment and an unexpected manufacturing uptick in China in March will have provided some comfort on Friday, but...

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    April is one of the market's best months. But a poor earnings season and March's heady gains could cause lackluster returns.

  • LONDON, March 24- One of the world's biggest bond fund managers has urged central banks not to dole out free cash to citizens saying it could lead to hyperinflation, a debt market sell-off and even a banking crash. But PIMCO says its research shows that since the late 18th century there have been 56 examples of similar schemes, from France in 1795 to Zimbabwe in 2007,...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Bond fund manager Pacific Investment Management Co lowered its forecast for growth of global real gross domestic product in 2016 by a quarter-point to a range of 2 percent to 2.5 percent, citing a continued tightening of financial conditions. Pimco's newly created global advisory board- consisting of former Federal Reserve Chair Ben...

  • Bullard: ZIRP could mean low inflation for long time

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on two opinions on negative interest rates from St. Louis Fed President James Bullard speaking in Europe, and former Fed chair Ben Bernanke on a blog.

  • *Central banks near their limits. FRANKFURT/ TOKYO, Feb 28- The widely predicted failure of G20 leaders to agree on bold new steps to reinvigorate the world economy at a meeting in Shanghai this weekend puts the onus firmly back on central bankers. "Monetary policy is extremely accommodative to the point that it may even be counterproductive in terms of negative...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- The Federal Reserve, facing the delicate task of explaining how it will forge ahead with rate hikes in a stormy world economy, is wary of again tying its actions to calendar dates but officials want to keep "forward guidance" as an emergency tool. San Francisco Fed President John Williams said on Friday such time-based guidance can be "like a...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- The Federal Reserve, facing the delicate task of explaining how it will forge ahead with rate hikes in a stormy world economy, should avoid slipping back into the trap of tying its actions to calendar dates, top U.S. economists warned in a paper on Friday. The research paper, presented to a roomful of Fed policymakers in New York, criticized their...

  • Janet Yellen

    Janet Yellen should be replaced as Federal Reserve chair, long-time Wall Street dealmaker Jimmy Dunne tells CNBC.

  • *Negative interest rates boost gold's appeal. LONDON, Feb 15- Negative interest rates, financial turmoil and a weaker dollar should be drawing investors into gold, the traditional "safe haven". More than a decade of price rises melted away in April 2013 when gold suffered its biggest one-day drop in dollar terms of $125 an ounce.

  • *Negative interest rates boost gold's appeal. LONDON, Feb 15- Negative interest rates, financial turmoil and a weaker dollar should be drawing investors into gold, the traditional "safe haven". More than a decade of price rises melted away in April 2013 when gold suffered its biggest one-day drop in dollar terms of $125 an ounce.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- Mohamed El-Erian, the chief economic adviser at Allianz SE, said on Thursday that with volatility rising, the markets effectively have served as front-runners to the Federal Reserve in tightening global financial conditions. William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said on Wednesday that financial conditions have...

  • Chart down

    The recent spate of bad news has been just that, with no effective relief from the U.S. central bank or any of its global counterparts.

  • A shipping container is loaded onto a flatbed at the CSX Intermodal Terminal in North Baltimore, Ohio.

    Here’s the only chart you need to explain the New Year’s dive in markets. An the Fed doesn't seem to get it, says Dan Alpert.

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

    The Fed's post-meeting statements have gotten shorter under Janet Yellen, but they're still speaking above most people's vocabulary.

  • Janet Yellen

    We are living in the age of the "rock star" central banker, says Brian Kelly. But will the next act live up to the hype?

  • Mario Draghi's efforts to pursue inflation have dragged down the euro. But that's no reason to sell gold, says Michael Pento. Here's why.

  • America's epic struggle to create the Federal Reserve

    Opposition has been going on since Hamilton/Jefferson, says Roger Lowenstein, New York Times Magazine, providing an inside look at the creation of the nation's central bank.