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  • CPI drops most in 6 years  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 1:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman tracks the deatils of the steady decline in the Consumer Price Index.

  • *Fed sees economy ripe modest tightening in some 6 months. NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 16- Tumbling oil prices have strengthened rather than weakened the Federal Reserve's resolve to start raising interest rates around midyear even as volatile markets and a softening U.S. inflation outlook made investors push back the timing of the "liftoff."

  • NEW YORK, Jan 15- U.S. 30- year Treasuries yield fell on Thursday to record lows for a second day after a surprise interest rate cut and dumping of a currency cap by the Swiss central bank stoked demand for higher-yielding U.S. government debt. The Swiss National Bank lowered its policy rates by 50 basis points, pushing them further into negative territory to -0.75...

  • Lagarde: Deflation cause for concern  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:26 PM ET

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, discusses the economic impact of low oil prices.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- A sharp drop in oil prices and a stronger U.S. economy will probably not be enough to brighten the outlook for global economic growth this year, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said while cheaper oil would help consumers in much of the world, the United States would likely be...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 15- U.S. The Swiss National Bank lowered its policy rates by 50 basis points, pushing them further into negative territory to -0.75 percent in an effort to help its exporters by easing upward pressure on its currency. "It's a shock and investors feel,' Let's just own Treasuries and be safe,"' said David Keeble, global head of interest rates strategy at Credit...

  • Breaking down the Swiss franc move  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    Steven Rees, JPMorgan Private Bank, weighs in on Switzerland's move to remove its cap on the currency's value against the euro. And Boris Schlossberg, BK Asset Management, and Marc Chandler, Brown Brothers Harriman, add perspective.

  • Swiss franc soars against euro  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:03 AM ET

    What you saw was the central bank walk away, says Boris Schlossberg, BK Asset Management, discussing the drastic drop in the euro after the SNB scrapped the cap. And Marc Chandler, Brown Brothers Harriman, says it was a Swiss Bank strategy to fight deflation.

  • SEOUL, Jan 15- South Korea's central bank held monetary policy steady and sharply cut this year's economic growth and inflation forecasts, but its firm conviction in a sustained recovery torpedoed the prospects of an imminent cut in interest rates. Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol spent much of a 1- hour news conference after the decision promoting a view...

  • Global deflation danger  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 1:05 PM ET

    Discussing if the markets have undervalued the risk of deflation, with CNBC contributor Ron Insana.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Markets slump on gloomy growth outlook Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:34 AM ET

    *World Bank cuts growth forecasts, deflation fears grow. LONDON, Jan 14- Financial and commodities markets slumped on Wednesday after the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, fueling fears that the benefits of cheaper oil may be offset by anemic economies and the threat of deflation. Market nerves were soothed somewhat after a top adviser to the...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The World Bank on Tuesday lowered its global growth forecast for 2015 and next year due to disappointing economic prospects in the euro zone, Japan and some major emerging economies that offset the benefit of lower oil prices. "The global economy is at a disconcerting juncture," World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu told reporters.

  • The deflation worry  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 2:42 PM ET

    What today's selloff action means for overall market, with Steve Massocca, Wedbush Equity Management.

  • UK inflation: What BoE needs to focus on  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    U.K. inflation has fallen to 0.5 percent, putting pressure on the Bank of England's Mark Carney. Sam Hill, senior U.K. economist at RBC Capital Markets, weighs in.

  • FOREX-Dollar bolstered by U.S. rate, economic outlook Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    *Dollar recovers from lows vs yen. NEW YORK, Jan 13- The dollar gained on Tuesday, still benefiting from more upbeat U.S. economic prospects compared with the rest of the world that should keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year. "In any case, the dollar remains a better investment than most other major currencies, at least for now," said Omer...

  • UK inflation falls to 13 year low: Reaction  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 4:30 AM ET

    Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg, says we shouldn't be overly concerned about today's disappointing inflation data, as the U.K. is seeing a strengthening in its labour market, which should push up inflation.

  • TOKYO, Jan 12- Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Monday he expects real wages to trun positive in the fiscal year starting April as the economy recovers from nearly two decades of mild deflation. Wage growth is crucial for the success of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reflationary policies of monetary and fiscal stimulus to promote private-sector...

  • Jobs gain, wages fall  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    Discussing worries about deflation, with former Mayor of New Orleans Marc Morial, and Ron Christie, CEO of Christie Strategies.

  • Markets: China's a 'good reform story'  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 5:30 AM ET

    China's inflation prices have fallen to a five year low in December. Geoff Dennis, head of GEM equity strategy at UBS discusses why he recommends it for 2015.

  • TOKYO, Jan 9- The euro wallowed near a nine-year low on Friday on growing expectations the European Central Bank will embark on quantitative easing, while the dollar held firm before U.S. jobs data that could cement the case for a rate hike by the Federal Reserve. "We note that daily close below the 2010 low at $1.1877 has amplified bearish sentiment, with the...