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  • MELBOURNE, May 6- London copper slipped on Wednesday from five-month highs hit the session before after weak U.S. data revived concerns about global economic growth, although expectations of easier policy in China and the United States cushioned losses. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange edged down by 0.8 percent to $6,428 a tonne by 1252 GMT,...

  • SINGAPORE, May 6- Oil prices edged up on Wednesday towards 2015 highs reached in the previous session, supported by a weaker dollar and a disruption to crude exports in Libya. *U.S. crude for June delivery traded 43 cents higher at $60.83 a barrel by 0033 GMT. *Brent crude for June delivery was 24 cents higher at $67.76 a barrel, below its 2015 peak of $68.40 reached on...

  • SYDNEY, May 6- Asian stocks stumbled on Wednesday in sympathy with weak U.S. and European markets as equities investors were spooked by a vicious selloff in sovereign bonds globally. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was off 0.4 percent in early trade, led by a 1.2 percent decline in Australia. Brent crude has climbed almost 50 percent...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 18 Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde participate in " Finance and Society" conversation before the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society hosted by the IMF- 1315 GMT. BUDAPEST- Central bank of Hungary publishes April policy meeting- 1200 GMT.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 18 Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde participate in " Finance and Society" conversation before the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society hosted by the IMF- 1315 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, May 4- U.S. Yellen met with Medley Global Advisors in June 2012, she said in a letter, months before the firm unveiled details of a September Fed meeting a day ahead of the publication of the central bank's own record of the discussions. "Nothing Medley Global Advisors reported in October... could have been conveyed in June, and let me assure you that,...

  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday disclosed that she met with a financial analyst at the center of an investigation into a possible leak of confidential interest-rate information. The lawmakers had requested the names of Fed officials and staff who had contact with the analyst's firm, Medley Global Advisors, from June through October...

  • What Main Street is really worried about Monday, 4 May 2015 | 12:42 PM ET
    A help wanted sign on a small restaurant in Brooklyn, New York.

    With the 2016 election looming, big issues weigh on small businesses including the minimum wage, health-care costs, taxes and the credit markets.

  • Santelli: Gov't can't print soy beans   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 9:42 AM ET
    Santelli: Gov't can't print soy beans

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

  • What matters to markets this week Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Influences from abroad may first drive stocks, bonds and the dollar.

  • Kudlow: Free trade with Asia will juice economy Friday, 1 May 2015 | 10:15 PM ET

    Free trade with Asia will give the US economy the boost it needs right now, says Larry Kudlow.

  • Jobs report is big but watch out for Europe Friday, 1 May 2015 | 7:21 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Influences from abroad may first drive stocks, bonds and the dollar.

  • Santelli: Keep your eye on the 10-year   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 9:42 AM ET
    Santelli: Keep your eye on the 10-year

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

  • Goldman expert: US Q2 GDP will improve   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Goldman expert: US Q2 GDP will improve

    Peter Oppenheimer of Goldman Sachs says Wednesday's U.S. GDP data was "distorted" by weather conditions, but growth will pick up in Q2.

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- The Federal Reserve has set up a new system for holding press conferences by telephone, increasing the central bank's flexibility to explain an interest rate hike in months when one of its quarterly press sessions is not already scheduled. The U.S. central bank held a conference call with reporters on Wednesday to test the system, a new...

  • Ron Insana: Hey, Fed—What was that?! Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:32 PM ET
    Janet Yellen speaking on March 18, 2015.

    Sure it was a tough quarter but the Fed really muddied the waters with its latest statement, says Ron Insana.

  • Here's what changed in the new Fed statement Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:03 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve building in Washington.

    This is a comparison of today's FOMC statement with the one issued after the Fed's previous policy-making meeting on March 18.

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday pointed to weakness in the U.S. labor market and economy, in a sign that the central bank is struggling to proceed with its plans to raise interest rates this year. The Fed's policy statement puts it on track to begin a meeting-by-meeting approach toward deciding when to pull the trigger on its first rate hike...

  • Fed confident inflation will move back to 2% objective

    Hampton Pearson delivers the Federal Reserve's latest policy statement.

  • Santelli: Soft GDP, higher rates   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 9:47 AM ET
    Santelli: Soft GDP, higher rates

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