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  • QE's QB: Fed sees 'through Wall Street's eyes' Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | 12:03 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve Building in Washington D.C.

    The former official who helped "'quarterback" the Fed's quantitative easing program tells CNBC why QE has done more for Wall Street than Main Street.

  • This will drive markets in 'most important' week Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 3:02 PM ET

    Markets could be in for macro overload in the week ahead with central bankers, Friday's jobs report and OPEC dominating the headlines.

  • Have markets priced in an ECB rate cut? Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 5:15 AM ET
    Have markets priced in an ECB rate cut?

    Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, talks about the likelihood of an interest rate cut by the European Central Bank and what impact that will have on currency markets.

  • Should you invest in Europe or the US? Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 4:15 AM ET
    Should you invest in Europe or the US?

    Michael Bell, global market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management, compares the merits of buying equities in the U.S., where the Fed is likely to raise interest rates, against buying European stocks, where the ECB's monetary easing should boost share prices.

  • What's driving Japan's stock market? Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 12:09 AM ET
    What's driving Japan's stock market?

    Japanese markets have done well because of expansive monetary policy, says Beat Wittmann, co-founder, partner and chairman at Porta Investors.

  • ECB to implement broad-based easing: Barclays Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 9:47 PM ET
    ECB to implement broad-based easing: Barclays

    Mitul Kotecha, head of Asia FX and rates strategy at Barclays, says the key question about next week's ECB meeting is how much more stimulus will be delivered.

  • Can Mario Draghi surprise the market? Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Can Mario Draghi surprise the market?

    Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, discusses the possibility of euro/dollar parity and the impact of ECB policies on forex markets.

  • Goldman: Why Europe will outperform Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 3:06 AM ET

    With U.S. interest rates set to rise and Europe's likely headed lower, assets on the continent look like a good bet, Goldman Sachs said.

  • China opens FX market to foreigners for first time Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 9:48 PM ET

    Foreign financial institutions have been allowed into China's interbank forex market, ahead of the yuan's inclusion in the IMF's SDR basked.

  • Why markets see next week as among most important Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 9:58 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Even in a Thanksgiving holiday lull, financial markets are gearing up for a week of drama.

  • Sell gold because of Draghi? That’s ridiculous Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 9:40 AM ET

    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.

  • Can central banks print prosperity? Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Can central banks print prosperity?

    Andrew Huszar speaks at Intelligence Squared’s debate, “Central Banks Can Print Prosperity,” in New York on Nov. 18, 20015.

  • New agonies, alliances as Fed debates post-liftoff Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 7:52 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Federal Reserve officials are already sketching out positions for a post-liftoff debate that may make the Fed's policy less predictable.

  • ECB in China ‘spillover’ warning for euro zone Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 6:05 AM ET
    PetroChina workers at the site of an oil well in Xinjiang, China.

    China’s slowdown could pose risks for the euro area ranging from falling exports, capital outflows and exchange rate fluctuations, the ECB has said.

  • ECB announces Christmas break for QE Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 6:34 AM ET
    The European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters is pictured in Frankfurt, Germany, September 3, 2015.

    The European Central Bank said on Wednesday it would temporarily pause its asset purchase program, resuming the purchases on January 4.

  • Why markets are still not ready for the Fed to hike Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 1:08 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Analysts are warning that investors are still at risk of being caught out by the pace of rate rises next year, particularly in US government bonds and the dollar.

  • China consumer sentiment improves on PBOC easing Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 10:05 PM ET

    The Westpac MNI China Consumer Sentiment Indicator rose to 113.1 in November from 109.7 in October, which was a record low.

  • BOJ minutes reveal worry; Japan ups minimum wage Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 9:05 PM ET

    Two Bank of Japan board members dissented from the bank's baseline scenario that inflation would reach 2 percent by 2017.

  • BOE's Carney sounds vague on rate hike timing, again Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 8:53 PM ET

    Bank of England Governor Mark Carney told MPs he did not know when UK interest rates should start to rise.

  • Stick to secular stocks: Investor Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 5:24 PM ET
    Stick to secular stocks: Investor

    Investors ought to select secular companies that aren't dependent on broader macro-factors, advises Paul Cloonan, portfolio manager for U.S. equities at Pioneer Investments.

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