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  • Fed indicates rate hikes coming, but not in April   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Fed out of 'patience'

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the Fed removed the code word "patient," saying a rate hike in April is unlikely, and changed its growth outlook.

  • TOKYO, March 17- The Bank of Japan maintained its massive stimulus programme on Tuesday and signaled its conviction that a steady economic recovery will help achieve its ambitious price target without immediate, additional monetary easing. As widely expected, the BOJ maintained its stimulus programme that pledges to print money at an annual pace of 80...

  • Are equities starting to 'fall off a cliff'?   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    Are equities starting to 'fall off a cliff'?

    Boris Schlossberg, managing director at BK Asset Management, discusses the stronger dollar and a possible rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

  • PPI one negative after another: Liesman   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    PPI one negative after another: Liesman

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, and John Ryding, RDQ Economics, dissect the latest PPI data and what it indicates about the economy. It is not a deflationary environment apart from lower oil prices, says Ryding.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares rise as South Korea cuts rates Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 10:29 PM ET

    TOKYO, March 12- A surprise interest rate cut by South Korea's central bank on Thursday helped lift an index of Asian stocks away from the previous session's seven-week lows, while the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates buoyed the dollar. "We think the two key drivers behind today's decision are a weaker economic outlook and deflation pressures," said Ronald...

  • *Aussie sags as China producer price deflation intensifies. LONDON, March 10- The euro sank below $1.08 for the first time in almost 12 years on Tuesday, as dollar gains brought into focus a run towards parity that most major banks had not expected until next year. The yen also fell, burdened by efforts to revive inflation in Japan as well as by the grim outlook for most...

  • The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 0.5 percent, to 3,520.61, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.5 percent, to 3,286.07 points. Among the most active stocks in Shanghai were Bank Of China, down 2.5 percent to 3.93 yuan; Agricultural Bank of China, down 2.7 percent to 3.20 yuan and Industrial Bank, down 3.1 percent to...

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, March 10- China's consumer inflation quickened to 1.4 percent in February, beating market expectations, recovering from a five-year low in January, but factory deflation worsened, underscoring deepening weakness in the economy. Analysts polled by Reuters predicted consumer inflation at 0.9 percent, compared with 0.8 percent in the prior...

  • LONDON, March 5- The Bank of England marked the sixth anniversary of the introduction of its lowest ever interest rate by standing pat once again on Thursday, but an improving economy suggests rates are likely to rise at some point over the next 12 months. While no economist polled by Reuters expects the Monetary Policy Committee to raise rates before a May 7...

  • ECB QE a step in the right direction: Cyprus Fin Min

    Speaking to CNBC, Cypriot Finance Minister, Harris Georgiades, says he believes the ECB's QE program is a step in the right direction.

  • LONDON, March 4- Market bets on a revival of euro zone inflation are close to their highest this year as surprisingly strong economic data and imminent European Central Bank money printing ease fears of a deflationary spiral. This followed strong retail sales and data showing inflation in Germany, Spain and Italy may not turn out as low as previously expected.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- U.S. stocks closed lower on the last trading day of February after mixed U.S. economic data on a day when European stocks hit records and oil prices rebounded for their first monthly gain since June. The Nasdaq was the weakest of the three major U.S. indexes on Friday, weighed down by Apple Inc as some investors took profits ahead of its March 9 product...

  • *Dollar index eases from previous day's 1- month high. Jan CPI, durables goods data raise rate-hike bets. LONDON, Feb 27- The dollar index fell on Friday amid month-end selling but was still on track for a record eighth month of gains on better data and comments from Federal Reserve officials that bolstered bets for a rate rise later this year.

  • China c.bank newspaper warns of rising deflation risk Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:45 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Feb 25- China is dangerously close to slipping into deflation, the central bank's newspaper warned on Wednesday, highlighting increasing nervousness in policymaking circles as a sputtering economy struggles to pick up speed despite a raft of stimulus steps. As a slowdown in China's economy over the past year was accompanied by a chill in global...

  • TOKYO, Feb 23- Japan Inc sees no need for an aggressive pursuit of a 2 percent inflation goal or additional monetary easing, a Reuters poll showed- a stance that supports the central bank's recent softer tone on achieving its consumer price target in the near future. Analysts, however, expect the Bank of Japan to embark on more stimulus later this year, topping up its...

  • LONDON, Feb 18- Sterling was the biggest mover on major currency markets on Wednesday, driven higher by the latest in a batch of more optimistic signals on Britain's economic prospects ahead of elections in May. In Europe, all eyes remained on Greece and the associated risks to the euro while the yen steadied after a jump driven by the Bank of Japan's confirmation...

  • UK inflation falls again: Reaction   Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK inflation falls again: Reaction

    Annual consumer price inflation in the U.K. came in at 0.3 percent in January -- its lowest level since records began. CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi discusses.

  • Fuel, food driving down UK prices: Economist   Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Fuel, food driving down UK prices: Economist

    James Knightley, U.K. economist at ING, says that falling oil and food prices were the main factors behind the fall in U.K. annual inflation.

  • UK inflation: What to expect   Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    UK inflation: What to expect

    Alan Clarke, chief U.K. economist at Scotiabank, discusses what moves we are likely to see from the Bank of England in the face of falling inflation.

  • Japan isn't out of the woods yet: Expert   Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 5:47 PM ET
    Japan isn't out of the woods yet: Expert

    While Japan Inc looks attractive, the country's economy remains a problem that needs to be solved by Prime Minister Abe, says Richard Martin, managing director at IMA Asia.