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  • Here's why you should buy equities over bonds  Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 12:32 AM ET

    The European Central Bank emphasized on the open-ended nature of its bond-buying program Thursday, which will likely be supportive of equities, says Dan Scott, vice president of Credit Suisse.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 5- Gold eased on Thursday, changing direction and falling below $1,200 an ounce as short-covering dried up after buoying prices following the European Central Bank's announcement that it will lift its 2016 inflation forecast. Gold is usually viewed as a hedge against inflation. "The short-covering petered out and that's led to the market...

  • LONDON, March 5- Gold rose on Thursday after the European Central Bank lifted its 2016 inflation forecast and as the market awaited key U.S. economic data. "The ECB is much more optimistic regarding growth and inflation than we are... people are looking at currency devaluation and see gold as an alternative," Commerzbank analyst Daniel Briesemann said.

  • NICOSIA/ FRANKFURT, March 5- The European Central Bank will launch into quantitative easing next week having increased its economic growth forecasts for this year and next. President Mario Draghi said the first bond purchases with new money would take place on March 9. The euro zone's central bank has said it will buy 60 billion euros a month until Sept. 2016 or...

  • ECB raises GDP forecasts, sees zero inflation in 2015 Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 8:53 AM ET

    NICOSIA, March 5- The European Central Bank raised its economic growth forecasts on Thursday but cut its inflation projection for 2015 to zero, reflecting the impact of last year's sharp drop in oil prices and euro weakness. Its last outlook, in December, was finalized before crude oil prices bottomed out. "The risks surrounding the economic outlook for the euro...

  • LONDON, March 5- The Bank of England marked the sixth anniversary of the introduction of its lowest ever interest rate by standing pat once again on Thursday, but an improving economy suggests rates are likely to rise at some point over the next 12 months. While no economist polled by Reuters expects the Monetary Policy Committee to raise rates before a May 7...

  • LONDON, March 5- The Bank of England marked the sixth anniversary of its cutting interest rates to a record low by keeping them on hold once again on Thursday, but an improving economy suggests rates are likely to rise at some point over the next 12 months. While no economist polled by Reuters expects the Monetary Policy Committee will vote to raise rates before a...

  • Brazilian bonds are 'dangerous', says this expert  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:45 PM ET

    Kathy Lien, managing director of BK Asset Management, says the latest rate hike could throw Brazil into a deeper recession hence investors should avoid the country's bonds.

  • Santelli tracking yields  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields, ahead of Friday's employment report and the ECB meeting tomorrow.

  • *Ukraine parliament has okayed IMF-backed budget changes. *G7 powers see IMF board approving Ukraine bailout. IMF chief Christine Lagarde cautioned that what she called the "huge distraction" of fighting against pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine complicated the provision of aid, but she was in no doubt that Kiev was now "really determined to reform."

  • LONDON, March 4- Market bets on a revival of euro zone inflation are close to their highest this year as surprisingly strong economic data and imminent European Central Bank money printing ease fears of a deflationary spiral. This followed strong retail sales and data showing inflation in Germany, Spain and Italy may not turn out as low as previously expected.

  • EXCLUSIVE-India expects better monsoon rains this year Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:25 AM ET

    NEW DELHI, March 4- India expects higher rainfall from the monsoon this year after patchy rains affected farm output last season, weather office sources told Reuters. If the outlook turns out correct, it will be another shot in the arm for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to revive the economy after the Reserve Bank of India unexpectedly cut its policy rate...

  • WASHINGTON— From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates. "The U.S. is doing well, you're getting a lot of good news in Europe," said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Global Insight. Weaker growth in China has also hurt...

  • Hey, US not so 'miserable' after all  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 2:40 PM ET

    The U.S. economy is the best since Eisenhower administration. CNBC contributors Jimmy Pethokoukis and Steve Liesman discuss their take on the Misery Index and U.S. economy.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • *ECB policymakers meet in Cyprus on Wednesday, Thursday. NEW YORK, March 2- The dollar edged up on Monday, with an index that tracks the greenback against major currencies touching an 11- year peak even after soft economic data. "The dollar's long-term trend is up but it now is in some consolidation," said Paul Christopher, international strategist at Wells Fargo in St...

  • Santelli: Focus on bond buying  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Consumer spending falls for a second straight month Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    U.S. consumer spending fell for a second straight month in January, as lower gasoline prices continued to weigh on receipts at service stations.

  • Negative yields: What could go wrong? Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 11:32 PM ET

    Some central banks have cut interest rates into negative territory to eke out economic growth, but unintended, counterproductive outcomes may emerge.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter as businesses slowed their pace of stock accumulation and the trade deficit widened, but the underlying fundamentals remained solid. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.2 percent annual pace, revised down from the 2.6 percent pace estimated last month,...