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  • 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...

  • IMF cuts growth outlook, warns on euro zone, Japan Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    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. The Fund's gloomy projections will set the stage for the gathering of the world's top economic policymakers in Washington this week,...

  • TOKYO, Oct 7- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda stressed his resolve to maintain massive stimulus for a prolonged period but shrugged off the need to expand it soon, remaining upbeat on the outlook despite signs the economy may be in a mild recession. Kuroda also stuck to his view that a weak yen is positive for Japan's economy. As widely expected, the BOJ...

  • By Leika Kihara and Stanley White. TOKYO, Oct 7- The Bank of Japan on Tuesday maintained its massive asset buying programme but offered a bleaker view on factory output, following signs that the world's third-largest economy was hit harder than expected by a sales tax increase in April. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda maintained that optimism earlier in the day,...