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  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.2 percent, on course to log its sixth straight week of losses with a fall of 0.9 percent so far this week. Germany's DAX is seen starting up to 0.1 percent higher while France's CAC 40 could be 0.3 percent and Britain's FTSE 0.2 percent. A possible recession in Europe, a floundering economy in...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- The top 113 earners among staff at the Federal Reserve's Washington headquarters make an average of $246,506 per year, excluding bonuses and other benefits- more than Fed Chair Janet Yellen and nearly double the normal top government rate. Yellen, whose salary is set by Congress, earns $201,700 a year. "It certainly bolsters the case for more...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Oct 17- The yen was off its recent highs on Friday after another choppy session overnight where some calm returned to Wall Street thanks to encouraging U.S. data that helped take the edge off global growth jitters. Also aiding risk sentiment, the head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, James Bullard, said the U.S. central bank may want to keep up its...

  • TOKYO, Oct 17- Asian stocks clawed back some of this week's losses on Friday after a solid set of U.S. data calmed turbulence in global financial markets, though underlying worries about slowing world economic growth kept investors on edge. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.2 percent, though it is likely to log its sixth...

  • TOKYO, Oct 17- Asian stocks were tentatively higher on Friday after a solid set of U.S. data calmed turbulence in global financial markets, though underlying worries about slowing world economic growth kept investors on edge. Japan's Nikkei share average rose 0.3 percent from a 4 1/ 2- month low hit the previous day while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific...

  • FOREX-Yen steps back as some calm returns to markets Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:30 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 17- The yen started trade on Friday well off its highs after another choppy session overnight where some calm returned to Wall Street thanks to encouraging U.S. data that helped take the edge off global growth jitters. Also aiding risk sentiment, the head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, James Bullard, said the U.S. central bank may want to keep up its...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen did not comment on the economy or monetary policy during a visit on Thursday to a Boston- area job development and education facility. The Fed chair visited the Connect facility in Chelsea, Massachusetts ahead of a Friday conference on income inequality. She spoke with officials and clients of the facility...

  • James Bullard, president of the St. Encouraged by strengthening U.S. growth and falling unemployment, the Fed has incrementally tapered its bond buying program from $85 billion originally to $15 billion this month. It was set to shutter the program at a policy meeting Oct. 28-29, a plan that Fed Chair Janet Yellen may well stand by.

  • Santelli: Big move in dollar/yen     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

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

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The Federal Reserve is considering turning its annual health check for big banks into one of the tools it could use to prevent a build up of excessive financial risks. If deployed, the modified tests could force banks to retain billions of dollars that otherwise would have gone to shareholders. While the move would help cool off sectors at risk...

  • Fed Reserve Chair tours Boston-area job center Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 2:19 AM ET

    CHELSEA, Mass.— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who has been using her first year in the role to draw attention to employment issues, visited a local career center on Thursday to hear from residents about the challenges of finding jobs in today's labor market. The central bank's first female head is in Massachusetts to give the keynote address at the Federal...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 29 Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    CHELSEA, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen tours the CONNECT facility and meets consortium leaders and local residents to hear about conditions in the local economy and the impact of CONNECT for residents entering or re-entering the workforce- 1645 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe takes part in a panel discussion at...

  • Yellen talks US recovery at private meet: Report Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 7:18 PM ET
    U.S. Federal Reserve Board chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference in Washington September 17, 2014.

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen told a closed-door meeting over the weekend that the U.S. economy was poised to grow about 3 percent going forward.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 15- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told a closed-door meeting over the weekend that the U.S. economy was poised to grow about 3 percent going forward, with inflation set to rise toward the U.S. central bank's target, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. Citing two people familiar with Yellen's comments, Bloomberg News said Yellen made the...

  • Santelli: 10-Year yield below 2%     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the major action in bonds, after the 10-Year yield fell below 2 percent.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- A bellwether Federal Reserve policymaker on Tuesday downplayed concerns about weakness in the global economy, saying the U.S. central bank should only delay an interest-rate hike next year if inflation or wages fail to perk up. San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said the first line of defense at the Fed, if needed,...

  • Whither China's central bank chief? Nobody knows Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 12:49 PM ET
    Zhou Xiaochuan

    Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China, was visible at IMF meetings over the weekend but didn't address speculation about his status.

  • Santelli: Surf the curve     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar. Santelli says the market is ready to be pushed.

  • Volatility will remain high as the U.S. moves to raise rates, and could pose difficulties for emerging markets, Mexico’s Finance Minister said.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 27 Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    MADRID- Bank of Spain Deputy Governor Fernando Restoy will deliver a lecture on "Central Bank Perspectives: A New Model for Banking and Finance" as part of the FT Spain Summit: Restoring Competitiveness, organized by Financial Times- 1245 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley gives introductory remarks and presides over a dinner...