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  • LONDON, Oct 19- Evaporating inflation and slowing growth have put financial markets into such a spin that they could inflict further damage on the world economy. With the Fed set to turn off its money taps at the end of this month, investors appear to have woken up to poor growth prospects in much of the world, something International Monetary Fund chief Christine...

  • *Bank of Canada to hold rates until Q3 2015. TORONTO/ BANGALORE, Oct 17- Inadequate growth in exports and business investment in Canada and a weak outlook for the global economy are likely to keep the Bank of Canada from raising rates before the second half of next year, a Reuters poll found. "It just makes for a very jittery market and that's just going to embolden the...

  • Santelli: Back to before liquidation trade     Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 1:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 17- Investment by Russian companies fell sharply in September and real wages declined, underlining the gloomy outlook for an economy under pressure from Western sanctions. "The data looks weak, given the fact that investment is in contraction mode," said Dmitry Polevoy, economist at ING. Investment has fallen every month this year except June,...

  • *Platinum, palladium recover after sharp losses. LONDON, Oct 17- Gold inched down on Friday as shares rebounded, but was still set for a second straight weekly gain as concerns over the global economy have raised speculation the U.S. "Gold has had a good week because just about everything else has had a bad week.

  • LONDON, Oct 17- Britain's economic recovery might stall if interest rates rise too soon, the Bank of England's chief economist said on Friday as he offered the strongest signal yet that the bank is prepared to delay increases in borrowing costs. Andrew Haldane said he was more downbeat about the outlook for the economy, given weaker global growth, greater...

  • *Platinum, palladium recover after sharp losses. LONDON, Oct 17- Gold edged down on Friday as shares rebounded, although it was set for a gain for a second straight week as concerns over the global economy raised speculation the U.S. "There has been a move down in the dollar and equities this week, but in comparison the upside in gold has been relatively modest," ABN Amro...

  • TOKYO, Oct 17- Japanese business confidence slipped to the lowest in 1-1/ 2 years in October and it is seen struggling to rebound, a Reuters poll showed, a further sign Tokyo may be forced to offer fresh policy support to recharge an economy ailing from a sales tax hike. The sentiment index for manufacturers in the Reuters Tankan, which closely correlates with the...

  • *Industrial output posts biggest gain since November 2012. WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14- year low last week and industrial output rose sharply in September, positive signals that helped ease fears over the economic outlook. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to...

  • 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...

  • *Gold trades in narrow range after Wednesday rally. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 16- Gold prices were steady on Thursday, supported by renewed worries about a global economic slowdown, but bullion's failure to rally at a time of extreme volatility in equity and energy markets suggested the metal could pull back in the near term. Gold was underpinned after James Bullard,...

  • Santelli: 10-year yield at 10%     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • LONDON, Oct 16- British government bond prices suffered their biggest fall in over a year on Thursday, erasing almost all of Wednesday's strong gains, as traders rethought their view that the Bank of England would not raise interest rates next year. "The market is saying enough is enough, and you cannot justify given the economic outlook for the UK specifically, as...

  • WRAPUP 3-Data show U.S. economy's pulse is still strong Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    *Industrial output posts biggest gain since November 2012. WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14- year low last week and industrial output rose sharply in September, positive signals that could help ease fears over the economic outlook. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to...

  • Can we forget about a Fed rate hike in 2015? Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:26 AM ET
    U.S. Federal Reserve

    With global equities seeing severe bouts of volatility, traders and investors have thrown down the gauntlet to the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • *Sept new loans 857.2 bln yuan vs f'cast 730- 735 bln yuan. But a drop on China's foreign exchange reserves in the third quarter signalled speculative money outflows amid increased worries about the country' economic slowdown. Worries that a sudden fall-off in credit supply could further hobble China's shaky economy were reinforced in July when total social...

  • 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.

  • Santelli: Bit of capitulation in Treasurys     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • 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...

  • Expect more easing from China in Q4: Nomura     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 10:37 PM ET

    Wendy Liu, Head of China Equity Research at Nomura, says recent soft Chinese data provide more room for easing and explains that means for mainland stock markets.