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  • Cheap loans may fuel bubble: Ex-Bear Stearns CEO Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    Boosting the housing market could fuel the next credit bubble, warned Alan Schwartz, the former head of Bear Stearns.

  • Keeping an eye on deflation     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at what economic data is causing deflation concerns.

  • *Gold outlook bolstered by uncertainty over growth. LONDON, Oct 22- Gold eased on Wednesday from the previous day's 6- week peak as the dollar rose to a one-week high against a basket of currencies, with signs of softening physical demand also pressuring the metal. Prices were supported however by worries over the outlook for the global economy, heightened this...

  • *China Q3 growth slowest since 2009 but less weak vs forecast. NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. Treasuries prices fell on Tuesday as less worrisome data on China and a report on the European Central Bank possibly moving to buy regional corporate bonds allayed some concerns about the global economy and reduced safe-haven bids for low-risk government debt.

  • *Euro rises vs dollar, yen despite weak German data. NEW YORK, Oct 20- Major currencies traded in tight ranges on Monday with investors facing a dearth of new 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,...

  • 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.

  • 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...