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  • METALS-Copper retreats as China pumps out more metal Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 8:35 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Dec 17- Copper eased in early Asian trade on Wednesday, dragged down by a rise in Chinese output. *The most-traded February copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slipped 1 percent to 45,680 yuan a tonne. *Discovery Metals Ltd will suspend copper mining in Botswana within the next six months, citing a deteriorating world copper price.

  • Cramer: Why the world needs more US bonds Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:39 PM ET
    Traders in the 10-year bond options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade signal orders.

    Jim Cramer thinks the Fed could be sitting on the greatest trade of a lifetime right now. Will Janet Yellen pull the trigger?

  • The Fed could soothe markets Wednesday Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:38 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Traders are watching to see if the Fed will lift the market's spirits, as investors fret over a new set of worries—including Russia.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 16- Gold was little changed on Tuesday, in a choppy session that took prices back below $1,200 an ounce as the dollar came off its lows and traders worried the U.S. This came after a 12- minute rally of more than 1 percent to a session high at $1,221.40 when U.S. traders were still sleeping, after Russia announced an aggressive interest rate hike.

  • Prospects of Turkish rate cut fade as lira slides Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    ISTANBUL, Dec 16- A slump in the Turkish lira driven by a sell-off on emerging markets plus investors' nerves about domestic politics have diminished expectations of interest rate cuts, putting pressure back on the central bank before elections next June. Just last week Central Bank Governor Erdem Basci said falling oil prices, now at a 5-1/ 2- year low, could help...

  • *Gold fell 2.5 pct on Monday after oil drop. LONDON, Dec 16- Gold surrendered earlier gains on Tuesday to slide back below $1,200 an ounce as the dollar came off lows and European stock markets rebounded nearly 2 percent. Spot gold was at $1,992.69 an ounce at 1633 GMT, little changed on the day, having earlier reached a high of $1,221.40.

  • Santelli: Dollar is still king  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

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

  • *Gold dropped 2.5 pct on Monday after oil slide. LONDON, Dec 16- Gold jumped 2 percent on Tuesday after its biggest one-day drop this year, as the dollar slid and investors sought safe havens as oil plunged and an emergency rate hike by Russia failed to stabilize the rouble. Risk aversion is lifting gold, with oil reaching new lows and geopolitical tensions...

  • *Gold dropped 2.5 pct on Monday after oil slide. LONDON, Dec 16- Gold rose around 2 percent on Tuesday, aided by a diving dollar and lower European stocks, after falling more than 2 percent in the prior session in its deepest 1- day slide in over a year. Gold lost 2.5 percent on Monday on a stronger dollar, its sharpest fall in a day since Dec. 2, 2013.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Scramble for safety as rouble, oil sink Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    *Moscow stock markets plunge, help drag Europe lower. LONDON, Dec 16- Oil's plunge below $60 and the failure of Russia's huge emergency rate hike to stabilize the rouble jolted global markets on Tuesday, adding to a growing sense of crisis and a volatile end to 2014.. After a bumper few years driven by huge amounts of cash pumped into the financial sector by the...

  • *Gold dropped 2.5 pct on Monday after oil slide. LONDON, Dec 16- Gold rose on Tuesday, aided by a softer dollar and lower European stocks, after falling more than 2 percent in the prior session in its deepest 1- day slide in over a year. Gold lost 2.5 percent on Monday, its sharpest fall in a day since Dec. 2, 2013, giving up all of last week's gains as oil prices tumbled to fresh...

  • TOKYO, Dec 16- Oil prices continued to slide on Tuesday, while the rouble jumped against the dollar after Russia sharply hiked its benchmark interest rate to halt a collapse in its currency. The dour mood kept equities down in Asia, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan down 0.1 percent in early trade. Sales of oil and gas are Russia's...

  • 3 things to watch before the end of 2014 Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    Here are three things to watch in the final weeks of 2014, says NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari.

  • Bill Murray in a scene from the 1993 film "Groundhog Day."

    Another year almost here and yet again it seems we are looking at lower interest rates despite the Federal Reserve's best efforts.

  • Santelli: Oil, stocks & rates up  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

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

  • Fed faces big decision over a few choice words Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:10 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Fed officials will decide this week whether to make a critical change to their policy statement that would widen the door for interest rate hikes.

  • *Gold posted biggest weekly gain since October last week. LONDON, Dec 15- Gold fell 1 percent on Monday, after posting its biggest weekly gain in two months, as the dollar firmed before a Federal Reserve meeting that could provide clues on the timing of a possible interest rate rise by the U.S. central bank. Spot gold fell to a session low of $1,209.10 an ounce earlier...

  • FOREX-Yen rises in choppy trading, euro on defensive Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 4:09 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters- The yen rose on Monday as financial markets shrugged off Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's widely expected election win, while a new low for euro zone inflation expectations kept the bloc's currency on the defensive. Japan's Nikkei stock average fell 1.6 percent. The euro extended losses against the yen as investors digested the...

  • *BOJ tankan highlights uneven progress of Japan stimulus. TOKYO, Dec 15- The yen climbed against the dollar and euro in extremely choppy trading on Monday, as investors took their cues from slumping Japanese shares and rising risk aversion. Japan's Nikkei stock average was down 1.3 percent in afternoon trade.

  • PRECIOUS-Gold slips as U.S. rate hike woes surface Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 9:53 PM ET

    *Gold's drop came after best week since October. SINGAPORE, Dec 15- Gold retreated on Monday, after posting its biggest weekly gain in two months, amid expectations the U.S. The latest upbeat evidence came on Friday when the Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment jumped to a near eight-year high in December.