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  • 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.

  • Fed likely to note gains but signal no rate hike Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A resurgent U.S. economy has emerged from a long struggle with high unemployment and weak growth. And the Federal Reserve seems poised to recognize the sustained improvement. "I think the odds are that the Fed will drop the' considerable time' wording, but I think some people are making more out of that change than they should," said Diane Swonk, chief...

  • 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.

  • *BOJ tankan highlights uneven progress of Japan stimulus. TOKYO, Dec 15- The dollar quivered in choppy trading against the yen on Monday as oil prices continued to sink on a weak outlook for global demand, while risk aversion pressured U.S. It remained above a two-week low of 117.44 yen touched last Thursday, and a considerable distance away from a seven-year high...

  • FOREX-Yen gains as Nikkei sags after Japan election Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 7:16 PM ET

    *BOJ tankan highlights uneven progress of Japan stimulus. TOKYO, Dec 15- The yen gained early on Monday after stocks sagged following a big victory for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition in an election on Sunday, while oil prices continued to sink on a weak outlook for global demand. On Friday, the Paris- based International Energy Agency cut its...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 12- "Will they or won't they?" Client notes from Goldman Sachs, Citi and Bank of America/Merrill Lynch this week deal with expectations for the removal of the wording, roughly agreeing that however close the call is, it is more likely than not that the phrase will go away. "They are going to remove it; I don't think is going to keep it in there just because of what...

  • 10-year Note yield: 2.132%  Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    There's a lot of liquidity out there, says CNBC's Rick Santelli discussing the latest action in the bond market, and U.S. dollar against the euro and yen.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- For the Federal Reserve, deciding when to raise rates for the first time in nearly a decade has become the easy part. The harder call, and one increasingly preoccupying U.S. central bankers, is how fast to move after that, navigating stuttering global growth and nervous markets on the Fed's long journey back to pre-crisis policies.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Dec 25 Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT- Deutsche Bundesbank Vice President Claudia Buch to speak on "May change happen"- 1200 GMT. OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen and Norges Bank Investment Management Director Yngve Slyngstad hold lectures for the regional network. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's central bank holds monetary policy meeting.

  • Santelli: Greenback flirts with high  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

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

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- For the Federal Reserve, deciding when to raise rates for the first time in nearly a decade has become the easy part. The harder call, and one increasingly preoccupying U.S. central bankers, is how fast to move after that, navigating stuttering global growth and nervous markets on the Fed's long journey back to pre-crisis policies.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Dec 24 Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent will hold a press conference along with Former Federal Reserve Board Governor Kevin Warsh- 1000 GMT. NEW YORK- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz speaks before the Economic Club of New York- 1245 GMT. HELSINKI- Bank of Finland Governor and ECB council member Erkki Liikanen to hold a...

  • What's BlackRock's Yellen Index saying?  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Patti Domm sits down to discuss the impact of the BlackRock Yellen Index with Rick Rieder, BlackRock CIO of Fundamental Fixed Income.