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  • Closing Bell Exchange: Crude higher for 4th straight session, nears $50 mark

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Joseph Tanious, Bessemer Trust, Peter Costa, Empire Executions; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • BANGKOK, May 15- Thailand's economy expanded at its fastest quarterly pace in four years in the first quarter boosted by recovering exports, but monetary policy will likely remain loose to cushion still-subdued investment activity. The government raised its export outlook for 2017, suggesting the recovery was gaining traction, but Southeast Asia's...

  • BEIJING, May 15- China's factory output and fixed asset investment growth cooled more than expected in April, adding to signs that momentum in the world's second-biggest economy is slowing from a strong start in the first quarter. The soft activity data, combined with weak manufacturing sector growth and slowing producer prices inflation, reinforced...

  • BARI, Italy, May 13- An economic recovery and robust outlook in the euro zone mean the European Central Bank may be able to look at normalising its ultra-loose monetary policy, German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said on Saturday. "The strengthening economic development in the euro zone and the robust outlook make a normalisation conceivable," Weidmann...

  • NEW YORK, May 12- The U.S. Demand for Treasuries was also stoked by bargain-minded investors after a lukewarm reception this week to the $62 billion sale of three-year, 10- year and 30- year government debt, analysts and traders said. "With the CPI report today, the market is concerned about inflation," said Thomas Roth, head of Treasury trading at MUFG Securities...

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Market tuned into headlines from Washington

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Sarah Hunt, Alpine Funds; Jonathan Corpina, Meridian Equity Partners; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • LIMA, May 12- Peru's economic growth in March will be "quite low" but is unlikely to be negative, after growing at the weakest pace in more than two years in February, central bank chief economist Adrian Armas told reporters on a conference call on Friday. "That is obviously atypical in a low-inflation economy like Peru's and has to due with an extraordinary...

  • *Fed's Evans says could be okay with one more hike in 2017. NEW YORK, May 12- U.S. "It's a pretty clear data response, but it's not going to take us out of the trading range that has been recently carved out," said Blake Gwinn, U.S. rates strategist at NatWest Markets in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • LONDON, May 12- Doubts over the global growth outlook and the pace at which the European Central Bank will move towards tighter monetary policy sent European government bond yields lower on Friday. Analysts said there was talk of an upgrade of Ireland's credit rating by Moody's in a scheduled update on the country due on Friday, and a softer tone to stock markets...

  • NEW YORK, May 12- U.S. "It's a pretty clear data response, but it's not going to take us out of the trading range that has been recently carved out," said Blake Gwinn, U.S. rates strategist at NatWest Markets in Stamford, Connecticut. U.S. yields rose broadly earlier this week on heavy government and corporate bond supply, along with centrist Emmanuel Macron's...

  • LONDON, May 12- Doubts over the global growth outlook and the pace at which the European Central Bank will move towards tighter monetary policy sent European government bond yields lower on Friday as investors eyed a handful of planned debt sales next week. But the main topic of discussion was hints of weakness in wage growth and inflation at the end of a week that...

  • NEW YORK, May 11- U.S. Treasury yields were little changed for a second day on Thursday after hitting their highest levels since March as losses in Wall Street stocks offset an April jump in producer prices and a poorly received 30- year bond auction. "The weakness in equities is keeping Treasury yields under wraps," said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rates...

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Retail weighs on market

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Oliver Pursche, Bruderman Brothers; Steve Grasso, Stuart Frankel; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • Jerry Brown on Thursday dialed back his proposed cuts for schools and child care, citing an improved fiscal outlook since he outlined the cuts in January. He said the economic picture would allow $1.5 billion more in general fund spending in his $124 billion proposal— even amid uncertainty as the Trump administration seeks to overhaul the federal health care...

  • LONDON, May 11- Sterling hit a one-week low against the dollar on Thursday after the Bank of England's inflation report showed interest rates were unlikely to rise within the next two years. The BoE's Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-1 in favour of keeping interest rates on hold at their record-low 0.25 percent this month, quashing some bets that a second...

  • *Britain's growth revised up, but to fall from pre-Brexit levels. BRUSSELS, May 11- Euro zone economic growth should grow a bit faster this year than previously believed and the unemployment rate could be the lowest in a decade, the European Commission said on Thursday. The Commission's forecasts, published three times a year, predict all euro zone countries will...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union said Thursday that the bloc's economic recovery is continuing, with steady growth expected this year and next, though it warned of uncertainty in Britain due to its departure from the bloc. Economy Commissioner Pierre Moscovici welcomed the fact that Europe is entering its fifth year of growth and "that the high uncertainty that...

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Markets ignoring Trump?

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Rob Morgan, Sandy Spring Bank; Kenny Polcari, O’Neil Securities; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • Closing Bell Exchange: More room to run for tech stocks?

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Michael Bapis, Hightower's Bapis Group; Stephen Guilfoyle, The Street.com; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • *Attention back on monetary policy outlook for Europe, U.S. NEW YORK, May 9- The dollar surged to nearly two-month highs against the yen on Tuesday as risk appetite improved following the French election and investors focused on monetary policy and potential upcoming Federal Reserve interest rate hikes. "While the U.S. economy saw a marked deceleration in the...