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  • LONDON, May 1- The dollar rose against the yen and bounced from a two-month low against a basket of currencies on Friday, drawing encouragement from signs that a recent patch of soft economic data may be coming to an end. Volumes, though, were on the lower side with most of Europe shut for May Day and the focus squarely on UK manufacturing PMI and ISM manufacturing data...

  • UPDATE 1-Euro zone exits deflation - just Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 6:04 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, April 30- The euro zone ended four months of deflation in April with consumer prices unchanged from year-ago levels, removing the threat of persistent price declines as energy costs pushed up in the month. Consumer prices in the 19 countries that share the euro were flat in April from a year earlier after a 0.1 percent decline in March, the European...

  • BOJ keeps policy steady, eyes on new CPI forecasts Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 12:07 AM ET

    TOKYO, April 30- The Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary stimulus on Thursday, holding off on additional easing for now on hope that rising wages and an expected rebound in private consumption will nudge inflation towards its 2 percent target. As widely expected, the BOJ left unchanged its pledge to increase base money, or cash and deposits at the...

  • JERUSALEM, April 27- The Bank of Israel kept its benchmark interest rate at 0.1 percent for a second straight month on Monday, saying it expected prices to pick up after a recent bout of deflation. "Short-term inflation expectations from various sources are near the lower bound of the inflation target range, or slightly below it," the Bank of Israel said in a...

  • TOKYO, April 22- The Bank of Japan is expected to hold off on expanding monetary stimulus at next week's rate review even though the central bank is likely to trim its inflation forecast for this fiscal year, said sources familiar with its thinking. In a twice-yearly review of its forecasts on April 30, the BOJ is seen slightly downgrading its core consumer...

  • TOKYO, April 22- The Bank of Japan is likely to cut its inflation outlook for the current fiscal year next week, but will forecast price growth to roughly reach 2 percent in the following two years, sources said, underscoring the BOJ's conviction that a steady recovery will keep the economy on track to hit the target. Many BOJ policymakers prefer to hold off on...

  • What diamond prices are signaling about inflation Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:59 PM ET
    Diamonds

    Diamond prices have fallen 14 percent over the last year, but does that point to a larger trend of global deflation?

  • UPDATE 1-OECD says BOJ has done enough, warns of QQE risks Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 12:48 AM ET

    *Yen will rise long-term if Japan revives economy-Gurria. TOKYO, April 15- Japan must be mindful of the risks of its massive monetary stimulus and speed up much-needed structural reforms to revive the economy, the OECD said on Wednesday, warning of delays in their implementation. "The first arrow is working, but there are limits," Gurria told reporters after issuing...

  • BEIJING, April 15- China's economy grew 7.0 percent in the first quarter, as expected but still its slowest rate in six years, reinforcing bets that policymakers will take more steps to bolster growth. Economists polled by Reuters had expected China's gross domestic product to rise 7.0 percent in January-March compared with a year ago. YAO XUEKANG, ANALYST,...

  • FOREX-Dollar slides on U.S. retail sales, IMF outlook Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 14- The dollar tumbled on Tuesday, after five straight days of gains, as investors took advantage of weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales to lighten hefty positions on the greenback that had built up due to expectations of an impending rate increase. The yen, meanwhile, gained broadly, hitting a two-year high against the euro after an economic...

  • *Japan Inc, wary of outlook, cautious about boosting spending. TOKYO, April 13- Japan's core machinery orders, a key gauge of capital spending, fell for a second straight month in February in a sign of soft business investment that could challenge policymakers' efforts to shake off decades of economic malaise. But weak capital spending plans for the new fiscal year...

  • Fed should avoid itchy trigger finger Friday, 3 Apr 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The jobs report is the latest in a string of data that suggest the Fed shouldn't get trigger happy on rates, this economist says.

  • Jobs report at the age of the wage hike Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 3:17 PM ET
    Jobs report at the age of the wage hike

    Megan Greene, John Hancock, discusses the upcoming jobs report and economic data. CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in.

  • *Consumer prices still seen up 1.4 pct a year from now. TOKYO, April 2- Japanese companies' inflation expectations in the Bank of Japan's March tankan survey were largely unchanged from the previous survey, a sign that inflationary pressure may not be increasing as quickly as the central bank expects. "The economy has not deteriorated to the point where more...

  • TOKYO, April 1- Weakening demand at home and abroad weighed on Japanese manufacturers' confidence in the first quarter, prompting them to cut spending plans, clouding the outlook for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to reflate the economy. But the latest central bank survey showed service-sector firms saw business conditions improve to a nearly one-year...

  • TOKYO, April 1- Japanese business confidence among manufacturers stalled in the first quarter, a central bank survey showed, underscoring the fragile economic recovery and clouding the outlook for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to reflate the country out of deflation. Big companies also expect to cut capital expenditure in the fiscal year that began on...

  • Santelli Exchange: A world awash in reserves Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:42 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: A world awash in reserves

    Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, joins CNBC's Rick Santelli to discuss stability in central banks, currencies, and deflation.

  • LONDON, March 24- British inflation vanished last month, hitting zero for the first time on record, official figures showed on Tuesday. The annual rate of consumer price inflation dropped to zero percent, from 0.3 percent in January, the Office for National Statistics said, keeping a rate rise by the Bank of England firmly off the table for now.

  • Janet Yellen Q&A Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:43 PM ET
    Janet Yellen Q&A

    Janet Yellen responds to reporters' questions following the Fed rate decision and removal of the word patient from its statement.

  • Yellen: Not ruling out April rate hike Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    Yellen: Not ruling out April rate hike

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen makes her opening statement, saying just because the Fed removed the word "patient" in its guidance for a rate increase, doesn't mean they are going to be "impatient."