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  • But Reuters polls of more than 250 economists across Europe and North America show only modest upgrades to growth forecasts and a reluctance to relinquish a depressed inflation view, despite the rush of rate cuts and central bank cash that most respondents believe is far from over. Germany's DAX index has rallied more than 20 percent since the start of the year...

  • TOKYO, April 22- The Bank of Japan is expected to hold off on expanding monetary stimulus at next week's rate review even though the central bank is likely to trim its inflation forecast for this fiscal year, said sources familiar with its thinking. In a twice-yearly review of its forecasts on April 30, the BOJ is seen slightly downgrading its core consumer...

  • TOKYO, April 22- The Bank of Japan is expected to hold off on expanding monetary stimulus next week even though the bank is likely to slightly reduce its inflation forecast for this fiscal year, said sources familiar with its thinking. In a semiannual outlook report due at a rate review on April 30, the central bank is seen slightly downgrading its core consumer...

  • Why the RBA is reluctant to cut rates   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 10:44 PM ET
    Why the RBA is reluctant to cut rates

    Jeffrey Halley, senior manager for FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets, says an interest rate cut is unlikely to have a "multiplier effect" on Australia's economy.

  • TOKYO, April 22- The Bank of Japan is likely to cut its inflation outlook for the current fiscal year next week, but will forecast price growth to roughly reach 2 percent in the following two years, sources said, underscoring the BOJ's conviction that a steady recovery will keep the economy on track to hit the target. Many BOJ policymakers prefer to hold off on...

  • If BOJ alters inflation goal, what it means?   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:08 PM ET
    If BOJ alters inflation goal, what it means?

    If reports about the Bank of Japan planning to lower its inflation outlook are true, the yen could fall to 130-140 in the future, says Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds.

  • Is Japan's inflation actually on the way up? Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 6:51 PM ET

    Japan could be exiting decades of deflation faster than thought, thanks to food manufacturers launching new products, says a new retail price index.

  • Santelli: Dollar strength's China impact   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 1:25 PM ET
    Santelli: Dollar strength's China impact

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses global currency action.

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- The Group of 20 leading economies on Friday said risks to the global economy had diminished with improved growth prospects in rich nations, but it warned of challenges from exchange rate volatility and geopolitical tensions to low inflation. "Risks to the global economy are more balanced since we last met," G20 finance ministers and central...

  • Santelli: Reading the curve   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 1:44 PM ET
    Santelli: Reading the curve

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • *Britain's Osborne says Greece casts gloom over finance meetings. WASHINGTON, April 17- The Group of 20 leading economies struck a hopeful tone on the outlook for global growth on Friday even as officials fretted that Athen's inability to strike a deal with its lenders could upset Europe's tentative recovery. While Greece was not mentioned by name in the...

  • Gasoline, shelter costs lift US consumer prices Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 9:47 AM ET
    A customer prepares to fuel her vehicle at a Road Ranger gas station in Princeton, Illinois.

    U.S. consumer prices rose in March, with signs of some inflation that should keep the Fed on course to start raising interest rates this year.

  • 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.