Dhara Ranasinghe is an Associate Producer with CNBC.com, covering a range of topics including the global economy, financial markets and corporate news. Before joining CNBC, Dhara was a correspondent and sub editor with Reuters news agency in London and Singapore. She has reported on European Treasury markets, Asian economies and currency markets and edited company news stories. Dhara holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the London School of Economics.
U.S. stocks were tipped to open flat to slightly lower Monday, with focus turning to this week's closely-anticipated U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.
The dollar is on the back foot before this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting. It may stay that way even if the Fed hikes rates, analysts say.
Political risk is rearing its head for some of Europe's peripheral countries, threatening to unsettle relatively calm markets.
U.S. Treasury prices fell on Wednesday, undermined by a strong tone in global equity markets and ahead of new supply expected later in the day.