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  • 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.

  • *Japan Inc, wary of outlook, cautious about boosting spending. TOKYO, April 13- Japan's core machinery orders, a key gauge of capital spending, fell for a second straight month in February in a sign of soft business investment that could challenge policymakers' efforts to shake off decades of economic malaise. But weak capital spending plans for the new fiscal year...

  • Singapore’s central bank call may be a nail-biter Sunday, 12 Apr 2015 | 6:38 PM ET

    Singapore central bank calls don't usually spur much excitement, but analysts are split on whether it may ease further after January's surprise move.

  • TOKYO, April 10- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso has tempered market expectations that the bank will expand its stimulus programme later this month, saying a cut in its inflation forecast would not be enough to justify more monetary easing. Slumping oil prices have caused inflation fall back to zero, keeping alive market expectations that the BOJ...

  • China inflation steady, but here's the bad news   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 11:21 PM ET
    China inflation steady, but here's the bad news

    China's consumer inflation remaining unchanged in March shows that domestic demand is sluggish, says Helen Qiao, chief economist, Greater China at Morgan Stanley.

  • SHANGHAI, April 9- China's consumer inflation stayed flat at 1.4 percent year-on-year in March, but was slightly above market expectations. Analysts polled by Reuters predicted the index would come in at 1.3 percent, compared with 1.4 percent posted the prior month. The producer price index remained in negative territory at -4.6 percent, the National Bureau of...

  • China inflation remains on downtrend: Pro   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 9:35 PM ET
    China inflation remains on downtrend: JPMorgan

    While China's consumer inflation stabilized in March, it will likely continue easing over the next 2-3 months, prompting further easing, says Zhu Haibin, chief China economist and head of Greater China Economic Research of J.P Morgan.

  • April 9- Any gains for the dollar will be more subdued going forward, as doubts over the timing of an eventual U.S. interest rate hike put the brakes on an historic rally over the past year, a Reuters poll found. However, the Fed's concern about a strong USD will delay, but not cancel, Fed normalization, " Jeremy Hale, head of macro strategy at Citi, said in a note.

  • Summers to Fed: Pre-emptive inflation war is dangerous Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 8:17 AM ET
    Lawrence Summers

    While the Fed contemplates boosting rates, former Clinton Treasury Secretary Larry Summers tells CNBC policymakers should be more concerned about acting too early than too late.