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  • SNB: Inflation is lower than our target   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    SNB: Inflation is lower than our target

    Thomas Jordan, chairman of the Swiss National Bank, says he hopes inflation will move higher over time.

  • Riksbank cuts rates to be on 'safe side'   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 11:45 AM ET
    Riksbank cuts rates to be on 'safe side'

    Riksbank has cut its rates again -- to negative 0.25 percent. Stefan Ingves, Governor of Sveriges Riksbank, said they weren't in a currency war, but that inflation has been quite low for a while, and the Riksbank wants to be on "the safe side."

  • Why was the SNB's dramatic rate cut a good move?   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:00 PM ET
    Why was the SNB's dramatic rate cut a good move?

    Jonathan Webb, head of FX strategy at Jefferies, talks about the Swiss National Bank's decision to cut rates and how it relates to the weakening euro and strong U.S. dollar.

  • Dollar reaches fresh highs on data as euro tumbles Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 3:20 PM ET

    The dollar jumped to an 11-1/2 year high as U.S. employment growth bolstered market sentiment that the Fed was closer to raising interest rates.

  • Negative yields: What could go wrong? Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Shanghai Stock Exchange

    Some central banks have cut interest rates into negative territory to eke out economic growth, but unintended, counterproductive outcomes may emerge.

  • Greece, euro zone may be in a stalemate, but... Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 11:13 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    European markets are doing well, despite the recent clashes between Greece and the euro zone.

  • How did the SNB shock impact top firms?   Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    How did the SNB shock impact top firms?

    CNBC talks to the CEOs of Credit Suisse and Zurich Insurance, and Switzerland's Economy Minister about the Swiss National Bank's decision to drop its currency peg last month.

  • This woman is rocking the hedge fund world Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
    Leda Braga, who manages Systematica Investments' BlueTrend fund.

    The most powerful woman in hedge funds is off to a red-hot start at the helm of her own firm.

  • Is Denmark the next Switzerland?   Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Is Denmark the next Switzerland?

    James Ashley, chief economist at RBC Capital Markets, says Denmark is a completely "different kettle of fish" to Switzerland.

  • Is Denmark facing a speculative attack? Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 2:39 AM ET

    Denmark's central bank is reaching for bigger bazookas to battle the speculators betting it will be forced to abandon its currency's peg to the euro.

  • Swatch CEO: SNB's move is a tourism disaster   Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Swatch CEO: SNB's move is a tourism disaster

    Nick Hayek Jr, CEO of Swatch Group, says the Swiss Franc is a "psychological problem" following the SNB's recent move.

  • Swatch CEO says Apple is 'not a problem'   Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:15 AM ET
    Swatch CEO says Apple is 'not a problem'

    Discussing the threat of the Apple watch, Nick Hayek Jr, CEO of Swatch Group, shrugs off fears, saying Swatch will be ready.

  • Buffett: Fed rate hike not feasible Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 5:17 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett said Wednesday he thinks it is not feasible for the Fed to raise rates.

  • Negative yield bonds: Here's who's buying Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 5:49 PM ET

    Buying negative-yield bonds -- or paying to lend money -- looks like a fool's game, but six types of investors have joined the play, JPMorgan said.

  • SNB to adopt new euro cap?: Reaction   Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    SNB to adopt new euro cap?: Reaction

    Following rumors that the Swiss National bank will adopt a new currency peg, Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of multi asset at ING, discusses potential market impact.

  • Will gold ever top $1,300 again? Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:28 PM ET
    Gold coins

    Gold may struggle to top $1,300 an ounce again as tailwinds from central banks on an easing bent have stalled against the Federal Reserve's resolve.

  • SNB end of euro peg a 'shock': Zurich Insurance boss   Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:15 AM ET
    SNB end of euro peg a 'shock': Zurich Insurance boss

    Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Martin Senn, CEO of Zurich Insurance Group, says the Swiss National Bank's move to end the Swiss franc's euro peg was a "surprise" to the world.

  • Central bank policy dominates Davos   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Central bank policy dominates Davos

    CNBC's Davos guests are concerned about central bank policy, from the Swiss National Banks move to end the Swiss franc's euro peg to potential quantitative easing from the European Central Bank.

  • Marc Faber berates central banks for 'fraud' Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 2:25 PM ET
    Marc Faber

    If investors can find a way to short central banks, it will be the trade of the century, proclaims "Dr. Doom."

  • BofA made money off Swiss franc jolt: CEO Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    Brian Moynihan

    CEO Brian Moynihan tells CNBC Bank of America benefited from the Swiss currency shock that rocked markets even though it "caught everybody by surprise."