• NEW YORK, Oct 20- Major currencies traded in tight ranges on Monday with investors facing a vacuum of data and modest price changes in global markets, save for Japan where stocks rallied on possible public pension fund spending, which helped boost the yen. Treasury market and dollar, "said Paresh Upadhyaya, portfolio manager, director of currency strategy at...

  • LONDON, Oct 19- Evaporating inflation and slowing growth have put financial markets into such a spin that they could inflict further damage on the world economy. With the Fed set to turn off its money taps at the end of this month, investors appear to have woken up to poor growth prospects in much of the world, something International Monetary Fund chief Christine...

  • *Greece unlikely to be able to rely solely on market funding. LONDON, Oct 17- Lower-rated euro zone bonds stabilised on Friday after one of the sharpest sell-offs since the height of the crisis, with the possibility of further European Central Bank stimulus seen as a barrier against a steeper rise in yields. Deflation hit five euro zone countries in September,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- The U.S. dollar recovered against the euro and yen on Thursday after stronger U.S. economic data reinforced the view that Wednesday's selloff in the greenback was overdone. "The data today was very important in that it provided reassurance that the U.S. economic outlook hasn't changed drastically," said Camilla Sutton, chief currency strategist...

  • Hoping for consensus on oil's direction? Good luck Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 3:59 PM ET

    The U.S. stock market keeps falling. And when it comes to oil, there's no consensus on where it will go next.

  • US warns Europe on deflation, ECB policies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 5:56 PM ET
    A euro logo next to the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

    The United States warned that the European Central Bank policies may not be enough to ward off deflation.

  • Kaminsky: Munis best asset class     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Morgan Stanley's Gary Kaminsky discusses the panic at Wednesday's market open, saying municipal bonds have remained the best asset class.

  • Bund yields hit new lows as euro zone outlook weakens Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 7:13 AM ET

    *Fitch places France's AA+ ratings on negative watch. LONDON, Oct 15- German Bund yields fell to a record low on Wednesday as worries over a deteriorating euro zone economic outlook, fed by another credit rating blow for France, and "free falling" inflation expectations dominated the market. Yields jumped in Greece, where investors are worrying about the risk of snap...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- The head of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank on Tuesday said he would be open to another of round asset purchases if inflation trends were to fall significantly short of the U.S. central bank's target. Although he said it would take a big shift in the U.S. economic outlook for the Fed to restart its bond buying, John Williams said the...

  • Stewart Richardson, partner at RMG Wealth Management, says it will be an "interesting couple of weeks" ahead for markets as they face of cocktail of headwinds including a "global deflationary thrust".

  • Deflation dilemma     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 2:26 PM ET

    Why deflation is a risk to businesses and the consumer, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Creating inflation is easy. Just look at Venezuela Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:16 PM ET
    Shoppers in Caracas, Venezuela

    Prices are falling everywhere, but one South American economy has still managed to create inflation that runs at an eye-popping 65 percent.

  • Venezuela's staggering inflation rate     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera breaks down Venezuela's massive inflation problem. Caruso-Cabrera says the country has become a hedge fund play after offering 15 percent on its money.

  • Global deflation fears     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    Are central bankers worried about deflation? CNBC's Steve Liesman examines inflation and deflation targets and trends and how they play into monetary policy in England.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- Canadians would be working more hours if the nation's recovery were truly self-sustaining, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said on Friday, casting a different light on the surge in employment in September. Poloz, who will be presenting the central bank's Monetary Policy Report on Oct. 22, also said a lot of the price hikes Canada has seen...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan vowed on Friday to take whatever steps were necessary to fend off deflation in the face of a weak global economy, worsening euro zone outlook and falling commodities prices. "At the moment we have this deflation risk, or risk of negative inflation, especially also because the European situation...

  • Europe risks Japan scenario: Summers     Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Europe is on the same path as Japan was on in the 1990s says Larry Summers, professor of economics at Harvard University.

  • METALS-LME copper flat, global growth worries cap gains Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 3:31 AM ET

    *China demand eyed going into fourth quarter. *ShFE zinc hits 1- month high; low China stocks support. SYDNEY, Oct 8- London copper turned flat on Wednesday as worries about global growth clouded the outlook for metals and doused a short-covering rally triggered as China returned after a week-long break.

  • 'Deflation is very tricky': Wilbur Ross     Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Monetary policy alone can't deal with the threat of deflation, says Wilbur Ross, chairman and CEO at WL Ross & Co, arguing that ECB president, Mario Draghi, is right to call for structural reforms.

  • *IMF cuts forecasts for euro zone, Japan, Brazil. WASHINGTON, Oct 7- The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year on Tuesday, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone countries, Japan and big emerging markets like Brazil. In its flagship World Economic Outlook report, the Washington- based lender cut its...