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  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, March 3- The dollar pulled back a little from an 11- year peak against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, with the Australian dollar stealing the spotlight as it surged after the Reserve Bank of Australia stood pat on interest rates. The U.S. currency also was pressured against the yen after Etsuro Honda, an economic adviser to Japanese Prime...

  • *Yield spike on Wall Street rally, mixed data help dollar. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, March 3- The dollar hit a fresh 11- year peak against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, as rising Treasury yields helped it prevail over its peers. In addition to Wall Street shares hitting fresh record highs on Monday, a batch of mixed data overnight was seen by some as a driving the rise in...

  • MELBOURNE, March 3- London copper slipped on Tuesday from a seven-week peak hit the session before as expectations of rising U.S. interest rates pushed up the dollar and flattened commodity prices. *The most-traded May copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slipped 0.6 percent to 42,600 yuan a tonne. *Newmont Mining Corp's Indonesian copper export...

  • MANILA, March 3- Gold was steady above $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday after falling off a two-week peak the session before, struggling to push higher as the dollar hovered near an 11- year high. *Spot gold was nearly flat at $1,207.25 an ounce by 0012 GMT. It touched a two-week high of $1,223.20 on Monday on firm Chinese demand before closing lower.

  • SINGAPORE, March 3- U.S. crude held above $49 a barrel on Tuesday on expectations of a smaller build in stockpiles at Cushing, the delivery point for the contract, despite forecasts pointing to a new record high in the nation's inventories. *U.S. crude futures edged up 24 cents to $49.83 a barrel by 2350 GMT, after falling 17 cents in the previous session.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 15 Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England's Paul Fisher speaks at the Economist's Insurance Summit 2015- 0910 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Anthony Habgood and Governor Mark Carney appears before Treasury Select Committee- Grabiner Report- 1000 GMT. LAKE FOREST, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and...

  • *Consumer spending falls 0.2 percent in January. WASHINGTON, March 2- U.S. consumer spending fell for a second straight month in January as households continued to cut back on purchases, opting to save much of the massive windfall from cheaper gasoline. All the gas savings are ending up at the bank rather than being spent, "Thomas Costerg, an economist at Standard...

  • Audit the Fed? Bad idea: Ron Insana Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:42 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Ron Insana says Congress should not be auditing the Fed. Period.

  • FOREX-Dollar touches 11-year peak as euro gains fade Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    *ECB policymakers meet in Cyprus on Wednesday, Thursday. The yen was off 0.45 percent at 120.07 yen to the dollar in late-morning New York trade. "The dollar's long-term trend is up but it now is in some consolidation," said Paul Christopher, international strategist at Wells Fargo in St Louis.

  • *Palladium reaches 5-1/ 2- month high at $829.30/ oz. LONDON, March 2- Gold steadied on Monday as investors cashed in gains after upbeat Asian demand earlier lifted the metal to two-week highs, with expectations for a rise in U.S. interest rates later this year keeping a lid on prices. Earlier spot prices rose to $1,223.20 an ounce, their highest since Feb. 17, after an...

  • Santelli: Treasurys remain in tight range  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 9:44 AM ET

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

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. consumers spent less for a second consecutive month in January, but the weakness came from a big decline in gas prices. Consumer spending declined 0.2 percent in January following a 0.3 percent drop in December, the Commerce Department reported Monday. "Even though households didn't take full advantage of their savings on gasoline in January,...

  • Consumer spending falls for a second straight month Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    U.S. consumer spending fell for a second straight month in January, as lower gasoline prices continued to weigh on receipts at service stations.

  • LONDON, March 2- The euro gained a third of a percent against the dollar on the back of marginally better economic numbers on Monday, showing some resilience ahead of the launch of outright money-printing by the European Central Bank. The Australian dollar was the biggest loser, down almost one percent against the euro, on speculation that China's weekend cut in...

  • Reynolds: We know a Fed rate hike's coming  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 AM ET

    Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities, gives his thoughts on the Federal Reserve's inevitable rate hike.

  • Europe, US monetary policies 'set to widen'  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    Reinhard Cluse, chief European economist at UBS, says there's a "decoupling" going on between Europe and the U.S., in terms of their monetary policies.

  • WASHINGTON, March 2- Janet Yellen's premium on consensus may lead to a Federal Reserve decision the chair hasn't yet endorsed, as a near majority aligns in favor of a possible June interest rate hike. The five members of the Fed's Washington- based board of governors, including Yellen, have spoken less definitively, though governors including Jerome Powell have...

  • Just 24 percent of those polled said Congress should be allowed to have detailed oversight of the Fed, the poll shows. Fed Chair Janet Yellen came under pressure from conservatives in Congress this week, with some accusing her of bias towards Democrats. "There ought to be some review but I don't know that a full public disclosure of every comment attributed to...

  • A warning for Republicans attacking Yellen: Kudlow Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen adjusts her glasses as she testifies at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on "Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress" on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 24, 2015.

    Republicans attacking Janet Yellen should be careful what they wish for, says Larry Kudlow.

  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen met Friday with a group of conservative activists who are unhappy with the way the central bank is conducting its interest-rate policies. Yellen rejected the GOP criticism as unfounded. Representatives of the Heritage Foundation and Cato Institute also participated in the meeting.