• NEW YORK, Dec 18- Pacific Investment Management Co expects global growth to accelerate in 2015 to around 2.75 percent from around plus 2.5 percent this year, on expectations that supply-driven declines in oil prices were fundamentally positive, the bond giant said on Thursday in its year-end Cyclical Forum outlook report. Pimco said its view that the outlook...

  • Summers: Surprised people think oil moved stocks Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:48 AM ET
    Lawrence 'Larry' Summers

    The former Clinton Treasury Secretary tells CNBC he's been taken aback by the perceived connection between oil price weakness and stock declines.

  • Fed has 2 'kids': Inflation & employment  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman asked Fed Chair Janet Yellen about oil's impact on inflation and monetary policy. Insight, with Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial and Brian Jacobsen, Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, who still thinks the Fed is dovish.

  • Three dissents within Fed  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, addresses the three dissents within the Federal Reserve committee.

  • Yellen: Not anticipating overshoot of 2% objective  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, answers to why the committee sees unemployment declining slightly below the longer run natural rate.

  • Yellen: Policy data dependent  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, remarks on the Fed's strategy to normalizing policy.

  • Yellen: Rate hike unlikely for 2 meetings  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:58 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, discusses what it would take for her committee to have reasonable confidence inflation is headed back to 2 percent.

  • Yellen: Oil moves have transitory effects on inflation  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, shares her view of movements in oil prices.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 17- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, dropping a pledge to keep them near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the U.S. economy. In doing so, it looked beyond economic difficulties in the euro zone, Japan and Russia and offered a mostly upbeat...

  • Santelli: Currencies consolidate into Fed  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Why 2015’s big winner will be the US dollar Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    The combination of a stronger dollar and sliding oil price is causing mayhem, Financial Times reports.

  • Fed needs to do THIS before rate hike: El-Erian Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:51 AM ET
    Mohamed El-Erian

    Mohamed El-Erian, former co-CEO and co-CIO at Pimco, believes the Fed will remove the "considerable period of time" phrase on interest rates.

  • BANGKOK, Dec 17- Thailand's central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 2 percent on Wednesday, as expected, saying the level is low enough to support the country's "weaker-than-expected" economic recovery. But the BOT said it sees "not much" impact on Thailand from Russia's economic crisis. The rate-hold means Thailand only changed its benchmark...

  • China’s top five macro themes next year: HSBC Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:49 PM ET

    With disappointing economic data chasing China into the new year, HSBC is cutting its growth forecasts, citing five key themes for the economy.

  • PARIS, Dec 16- There is a broad consensus on the European Central Bank's governing council in favor of more action to revive the economy and a decision on what tools to use could come soon, Executive Board member Benoit Coeure said in an interview published on Tuesday. The size of the ECB's balance sheet is important as a signal of its determination to act, he said, but "...

  • Santelli: Down, up, down day  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Santelli: Crude oil center of attention  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 15- Russia's central bank said on Monday it was likely the economy would contract in the first quarter of next year and that it perhaps by around 4.5 percent in 2015 as a whole if oil prices average $60 a barrel. The outlook for Russia's economy has darkened considerably since the summer, as falling oil prices, Western sanctions over Ukraine and a...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 15- Russia's central bank said on Monday it saw a high likelihood of Russia's annual economic growth rate slipping into negative territory in the first quarter of next year. The bank also said in a monetary policy document that it could reach its mid-term inflation target of 4 percent by the end of 2017 but that would require keeping monetary policy...

  • DUBAI, Dec 14- Qatar predicted its economy would grow 7.7 percent next year, signaling the world's top exporter of liquefied natural gas expects very little disruption to its finances from the oil price plunge which is worrying many energy exporters. Even at current oil prices, analysts estimate Qatar's state budget might break even next year; it has huge fiscal...