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  • Santelli: What a week, what a year  Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US Economy-GDP Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department issues its first of three estimates of how fast the U.S. economy grew in the October-December quarter. The report will be released at 8:30 a.m. EST Friday. Last week, the International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for global growth over the next two years, warning that weakness in most major economies will trump lower oil...

  • Euro zone slides deeper into deflation Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 6:15 AM ET
    An employee counts a stack of 10 euro banknotes taken inside a Travelex store, operated by Travelex Holdings Ltd., in London

    The euro zone slid further into deflation in January, ahead of the launch of the European Central Bank's full-blown bond-buying program.

  • Euro zone inflation: Reaction  Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 AM ET

    Euro zone core inflation is at -0.6 percent. Daniel Morris, global investment strategist at TIAA-CREF Asset Management gives his takes on the data.

  • Will gold ever top $1,300 again? Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:28 PM ET

    Gold may struggle to top $1,300 an ounce again as tailwinds from central banks on an easing bent have stalled against the Federal Reserve's resolve.

  • Santelli: Not much volatility  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • *Greece concerns weigh on Europe, Athens stocks up. LONDON, Jan 29- European stocks slipped and the dollar strengthened on Thursday after the Federal Reserve took an upbeat view of the world's largest economy and signalled it was on track to raise interest rates this year. Greece, where an anti-austerity prime minister took over on Monday, also kept investors...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 29- Banco Bradesco SA, Brazil's second-biggest private sector bank, on Thursday forecast lower lending growth for this year than it estimated for 2014, highlighting the economic headwinds facing Latin America's largest economy. The forecast highlights increased caution as Brazil's economic imbalances and growing skepticism over...

  • WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve's outlook for the U.S. economy is steadily brightening. Yet the Fed will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows. Paul Ashworth, an economist at Capital Economics, said the statement suggested that the Fed "is still taking the view that the collapse in oil prices is a net positive for the economy."

  • TOKYO, Jan 29- Asian shares extended losses on Thursday after the Federal Reserve took an upbeat view on the U.S. economy and signalled that it remains firmly on track to raise interest rates this year despite an uncertain global outlook. Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.4 percent, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended its drop and...

  • Why surprise parties are central banks' new thing Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:39 PM ET

    After years of carefully telegraphing their outlooks to the market, central bankers are loosening up with surprise parties, with Singapore the latest to jump in.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 28- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the U.S. economy was expanding "at a solid pace" with strong job gains in a signal that the central bank remains on track with its plans to raise interest rates this year. "The committee, in fact, was downright bullish on current economic conditions and the outlook," said Paul Edelstein, director of financial...

  • Fed could raise in second half: Analyst  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    Ethan Harris, Co-Head of Global Economics Research, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, says the Fed could raise rates in the second half of this year. The Fed must look at inflation and the unemployment rate, he says.

  • *Singapore dollar slides on surprise easing. In an unscheduled policy statement, the Monetary Authority of Singapore said that it is reducing the slope of its policy band for the Singapore dollar because the inflation outlook has "shifted significantly" since its last review in October 2014. The surprise easing, the first unscheduled policy change in over a...

  • Singapore surprises with easing, clubbing currency Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:59 PM ET

    Singapore's central bank surprised markets with a between-meeting easing amid nearly non-existent inflation, decking the city-state's currency.

  • TOKYO, Jan 28- The dollar stepped back from a 11- year peak against a basket of currencies after soft spending data and some disappointing earnings cast doubts about the underlying optimism on the U.S. economic outlook. The euro ticked up to $1.1362, extending its rebound from a 11- year low of $1.1098 hit on Monday. "I would say the dollar selling we've seen so far is...

  • Santelli: No symmetry today  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 27- Brazilian mall and supermarket associations on Tuesday forecast slowing sales growth after a weak 2014, with revenues scarcely keeping up with inflation and store openings as consumer sentiment sours. The meager 2015 forecasts reinforce a grim outlook for Brazilian retailers, as higher taxes, rising interest rates and stagnant job growth...

  • Cat CEO's appeal to the Fed: Don't hike rates soon Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 9:47 AM ET
    Doug Oberhleman, chairman and CEO of Caterpillar.

    Caterpillar's Doug Oberhelman tells CNBC the Fed should put off raising interest rates given the "fragile economy."

  • Santelli: Not going anywhere quickly  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:37 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.