Janet Yellen


  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- Federal Reserve policymakers, already struggling to assure investors that they remain on track for a mid-year interest rate rise, will find the task has just become harder with their peers in Europe and elsewhere headed in the opposite direction. The European Central Bank's decision on Thursday to pump 60 billion euros a month into the...

  • Recent moves by central banks, at a glance Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 3:09 PM ET

    On Thursday, the European Central Bank unveiled its latest plan to support Europe's stagnating economy: It pledged to start spending 60 billion euros on government and private bonds every month. The ECB's announcement followed surprise moves by the Swiss National Bank last week and the Bank of Canada on Wednesday. Interest rates: The European Central Bank...

  • Members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council voiced support for changes recommended in a staff report including notifying companies earlier in the process that they could be designated, a step that would give them more time to challenge the designation. The council did not take any final action but members including Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew...

  • Markets are waiting to see just how much financial firepower the European Central Bank will unleash Thursday, when it is expected to announce large-scale purchases of government bonds with newly printed money to stimulate a sluggish economy. Federal Reserve— as well as the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan. Europe could definitely use a push.

  • Gurría on ECB QE: 'Just do it already'  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:10 AM ET

    Ahead of the European Central Bank first meeting of 2015, Ángel Gurría, secretary-general at OECD says the ECB is "the last actor to join in" on quantitative easing, and they should "just do it already!"

  • MELBOURNE, Jan 21- London copper edged up on Wednesday, moving further away from last week's five-and-a-half-year lows, but trade was seen quiet until the the outcome of this week's European Central Bank policy meeting on Thursday. *The most-traded March copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange edged up 0.3 percent to 41,450 yuan a tonne.

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 21- Gold clung to sharp overnight gains on Wednesday, trading close to a five-month high as worries over the global economy and uncertainty over European Central Bank stimulus measures pushed investors towards the safe-haven metal. *Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,291.30 an ounce by 0017 GMT, but held near a five-month high of $1,296.85...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 3 Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will preside over an open session of the Financial Stability Oversight Council at the Treasury Department. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen participates in open session of the Financial Stability Oversight Council meeting- 1930 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England will release the minutes from its January policy meeting-...

  • NYMEX-Crude remains below $47/bbl on demand worries Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:57 PM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 21- U.S. crude futures edged up on Wednesday following steep losses a day earlier but remained below $47 a barrel amid worries over ample supplies and sluggish demand after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast. *NYMEX crude for new front-month March delivery was up 23 cents at $46.70 a barrel by 2345 GMT.

  • Santelli: Yields slipping  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 9:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • ECB's QE won't 'cut the mustard'  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:25 AM ET

    Ahead of the European Central Bank's first meeting of the year, Stewart Richardson, partner at RMG Wealth Management, says quantitative easing might help in the short term, but it won't help Europe out of its 'Japan-style' deflationary environment.

  • The ECB shouldn't have the power to do QE  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    "Let the parliaments decide" not the ECB says Hans-Werner Sinn, president at Ifo Institute for Economic Research, who discusses the repercussions that could take place if the European Central Bank introduces quantitative easing.

  • What are the key oil catalysts?  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 5:30 AM ET

    Steven Wieting, global chief strategist at Citi Private Bank, says that fundamentals haven't differed dramatically to when oil was at $100 per barrel, but that volatility has to do with many factors including the U.S. dollar and policy expectations.

  • DALTON, Georgia Jan 18- Barack Obama enters the final two years of his presidency with a blemish on his legacy that looks impossible to erase: the decline of the middle class he has promised to rescue. Administration officials said on Saturday the president would propose higher capital gains taxes, new fees on large financial firms, and other measures to raise...

  • DALTON, Georgia Jan 18- Barack Obama enters the final two years of his presidency with a blemish on his legacy that looks impossible to erase: the decline of the middle class he has promised to rescue. The revival of middle-class jobs has been one of Obama's mantras since he took office in 2009 fighting the worst economic crisis in generations.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 30 Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart gives welcome remarks and speaks on " Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's CED Programs and Financial Literacy Programs" before the HOPE Global Forum- 1350 GMT. DUBLIN- The Central Bank of Ireland, Center for Economic Policy Research and International Monetary Fund are organizing a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 16- The Federal Reserve is still on track for a potential mid-year interest-rate increase, a top Fed official said on Friday, citing strong U.S. economic momentum despite weakness abroad. "I think that sometime around the middle of the year we are going to be closer to a decision, at least I would think we would be closer to it being an appropriate...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 16- The U.S. Fed Chair Janet Yellen and other Fed officials have met with these groups from late last year to hear their concerns, a departure from the practice of previous central bank leaders. A provision to permanently establish a seat at the Fed board for a person with community banking experience awaits the signature of President Barack Obama,...

  • Santelli: Treasury yields rising  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 9:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • US: The knight in shining armour?  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 5:50 AM ET

    Scott Shellady, CEO of Bull Reef Brokerage at TJM Investments, says that central banks are "not in cahoots" anymore, and that they expect the U.S. to be their "saviour."