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  • No inflation alarm bells: Economist   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 8:33 AM ET
    No inflation alarm bells: Economist

    CNBC's Steve Liesman; Justin Wolfers, Peterson Institute; and Michael Zinn, UBS Wealth Management, provide perspective to the latest CPI data and weigh in on the health of the U.S. economy.

  • NEW YORK, April 16- Most U.S. Treasury yields fell modestly on Thursday after a choppy trading day as investors grappled with mixed data on the U.S. economy and concerns about Greece's standoff with its creditors. "Everyone has gotten so bearish on the economy, the risk is now to the upside," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New...

  • 2 big risks for emerging world: World Bank president Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:33 AM ET
    Jim Yong Kim, president of World Bank Group.

    Lower commodity prices and an expected interest rate hike in the U.S. present major risks to the developing world, Jim Yong Kim tells CNBC.

  • Low interest rates creating 'havoc': Fink Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 8:23 AM ET
    Laurence Fink, BlackRock

    The pain created by low interest rates is misunderstood and not talked about enough, BlackRock CEO Laurence Fink tells CNBC.

  • MOSCOW, April 16- President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia's economy could return to growth in less than two years, despite Western sanctions which he said were intended to "contain" his country. In a confident performance during a televised call-in show, Putin sounded defiant and patriotic, assuring viewers that Russia will survive an economic crisis...

  • Putin sees return to growth in Russia in under 2 years Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:57 AM ET

    MOSCOW, April 16- President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia's economy could return to growth in less than two years, even though he considers it unlikely that the West will lift economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis soon. Sitting at a desk in a television studio in front of rows of telephone operators taking calls from viewers, Putin said the...

  • ECB survey of experts paints brighter euro zone outlook Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 4:53 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, April 16- Economists and other experts surveyed by the European Central Bank pared back their predictions on Thursday for inflation to just above zero for this year as oil prices stay low, but expect it will pick up strongly in 2016 and beyond thanks to fresh money printing. The low value of the euro, a trend that is helping exporters, and the roll out of the...

  • India remains the cheapest major economy: Report   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:41 PM ET
    India remains the cheapest major economy: Report

    Sanjeev Sanyal, global strategist at Deutsche Bank, discusses the results of its annual "Mapping the World's Prices" survey, which tracks the price of goods and services around the world.

  • OECD: Japan's QQE is successful   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 8:15 PM ET
    OECD: Japan's QQE is successful

    Randall Jones, head of Japan and Korea Desk at OECD, says the Bank of Japan's quantitative and qualitative easing (QQE) program has worked to lift inflation expectations, but stresses the need to speed up reforms.

  • What diamond prices are signaling about inflation Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:59 PM ET
    Diamonds

    Diamond prices have fallen 14 percent over the last year, but does that point to a larger trend of global deflation?

  • OTTAWA, April 15- The Bank of Canada held its benchmark interest rate steady on Wednesday, saying the economy will pick up as non-energy exports and labor markets strengthen even though the oil price crash probably cut economic growth to zero in the first quarter. A considerable easing in financial conditions largely due to the bank's surprise interest rate...

  • FRANKFURT, April 15- The European Central Bank has no plans to curb or curtail its money-printing program although it expects euro zone economic recovery to broaden and strengthen. Last month the ECB embarked on an asset-buying program with 60 billion euros a month of news money, which it has said will last until at least September 2016. "Purchases are intended to...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Europe's economic outlook is finally beginning to brighten a little. But don't expect European Central Bank head Mario Draghi to sound all that excited when he takes the stage Wednesday for his latest news conference. Draghi will sound a little cautious in order to discourage any thought that the bank might make an early exit from its 1.1...

  • UPDATE 1-OECD says BOJ has done enough, warns of QQE risks Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 12:48 AM ET

    *Yen will rise long-term if Japan revives economy-Gurria. TOKYO, April 15- Japan must be mindful of the risks of its massive monetary stimulus and speed up much-needed structural reforms to revive the economy, the OECD said on Wednesday, warning of delays in their implementation. "The first arrow is working, but there are limits," Gurria told reporters after issuing...

  • Santelli: Dollar index hit hard; euro up   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    Santelli: Dollar index hit hard; euro up

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Europe's economic outlook is finally beginning to brighten a little. But don't expect European Central Bank head Mario Draghi to sound all that excited when he takes the stage Wednesday for his next news conference. Draghi will sound a little cautious in order to discourage any thought that the bank might make an early exit from its 1.1...

  • UK narrowly avoids deflation   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK narrowly avoids deflation

    Derek Halpenny, European head of global currency research at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, says it wouldn't have been "too big a deal" if the U.K. had entered deflation.

  • *Risks of moving too soon and too late seen as more balanced. SAN FRANCISCO, April 13- As the U.S. job market improves, the risk is receding that an unexpected setback could derail the recovery once the Federal Reserve raises interest rates, San Francisco Fed President John Williams told Reuters. "As we go through time, that probability of saying' well, the shocks are...

  • In 2015, this Asian currency will outperform   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 12:34 AM ET
    In 2015, this Asian currency will outperform

    Along with the dissipation of India's stagflation risks, the rupee is set to outperform other Asian currencies this year, says Jonathan Cavenagh, senior FX strategist at Westpac Bank.

  • *Japan Inc, wary of outlook, cautious about boosting spending. TOKYO, April 13- Japan's core machinery orders fell for a second straight month in February in a sign that business investment remains soft, and analysts say the smaller-than-expected decline won't necessarily allow policymakers to relax given an uncertain economic outlook.