• OECD chief economist sees deflation risk in Europe Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 3:49 AM ET

    VIENNA, Jan 22- The European Central Bank should be ready to take measures including quantitative easing to ward off the danger of deflation in Europe, the OECD's chief economist said.

  • TOKYO, Jan 22- The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Wednesday and maintained its upbeat inflation forecasts, suggesting that no imminent monetary easing is on the horizon as the country's economic recovery broadens.

  • BOJ to stand pat, stick to upbeat inflation forecasts Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 22- The Bank of Japan is likely to keep monetary policy steady on Wednesday and maintain its view the country is on track to meet the bank's price target, encouraged by signs a broadening economic recovery may be nudging firms into ramping up investment.

  • *IMF bumps up its 2014 growth projections. WASHINGTON, Jan 21- The International Monetary Fund raised its global growth forecast for the first time in nearly two years on Tuesday, saying fading economic headwinds should permit advanced nations to pick up the mantle of growth from emerging markets.

  • IMF sees higher global growth, warns of low inflation Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 21- The International Monetary Fund raised its global growth forecasts for the first time in nearly two years on Tuesday amid rising demand and inventories in advanced economies, which picked up the mantle of growth from emerging markets.

  • CNBC's Steve Liesman and Sara Eisen discuss why central bankers are so afraid of deflation and how it impacts corporate profits.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The International Monetary Fund expects global growth to pick up this year, though it should still remain below its potential of about 4 percent, the head of the Fund said on Wednesday. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde also warned about the "rising risks" of deflation, as price growth remains below the target of many central banks.

  • Europe needs a credible deflation strategy Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    It’s time for the ECB to flesh out publicly its deflation strategy, the way Bernanke did for the Fed a decade ago, these NYU Stern professors argue.

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 9- The European Central Bank expects inflation to remain low for some time but then to move back up towards the bank's target, its president, Mario Draghi, said on Thursday. He said the expectation for the medium to long term was for inflation to remain "anchored" to the ECB's close-to-but-below 2 percent target.

  • Euro zone deflation danger     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 12:40 AM ET

    Jeremy Stretch, Head of FX Strategy at CIBC says the Euro Zone has a real risk of falling into a deflationary trap.

  • Discussing the Fed and how to invest, with Ylan Mui, Washington Post; Larry McDonald, Newedge; and Greg Ip, The Economist. "Investors need to pay less attention to the personalities at the Fed, and more to the data," says Ip.

  • Liesman: Bernanke upbeat on economy     Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight into outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments on foreign economies.

  • Bernanke: Will need more 'nimble system'     Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 3:57 PM ET

    Outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reflects on monetary policies during his term at the American Economic Association in Philadelphia.

  • Bernanke: Deflation a concern before QE     Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 3:48 PM ET

    At the American Economic Association in Philadelphia, outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers various questions including the run on the money market funds.

  • LONDON, Dec 30- World stocks were putting the finishing touches to a bumper year on Monday, steady at a six-year peak as rising benchmark bond yields and commodity prices underscored expectations of firmer global growth in 2014. Wall Street was set for a quiet start to its final full session of 2013- its best year since 1997, with a near 30 percent gain.

  • TOKYO, Dec 20- The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Friday and maintained its view that the economy is recovering moderately, encouraged by growing signs that the benefits of its massive stimulus are spreading through broader sectors of the economy.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 13- Long-dated U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 3- U.S. Treasuries prices rose on Tuesday, bolstered by two bouts of bond purchases from the Federal Reserve and a slump in Wall Street stocks partly on worries about the Federal Reserve reducing stimulus sooner than some traders think.

  • *ECB interest rate decision, Dec 5, 1245 GMT. FRANKFURT, Dec 3- The European Central Bank is likely to hold off any fresh policy action on Thursday, but new staff forecasts will be in focus for signs of prolonged price weakness that could lead it to act again next year.

  • TOKYO, Nov 26- Some Bank of Japan board members sought last month to water down the central bank's inflation target because of concerns about risks, such as slow rises in business investment and wages, that clouded the outlook, board minutes showed.

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