• *Gains coming though rate not' normal'- planning agency. BANGKOK, Feb 16- Thailand's economy capped a rough 2014 with disappointing fourth-quarter growth, which will put more pressure on the military junta to jack up spending to try to spur recovery. "Private sector activity is still facing headwinds from political uncertainty and a fragile outlook for exports,"...

  • *Q4 GDP up annualized 2.2 pct vs f'cast +3.7 pct. TOKYO, Feb 16- Japan's economy rebounded from recession to grow an annualized 2.2 percent in the final quarter of last year, giving a much-needed boost to premier Shinzo Abe's efforts to shake off decades of stagnation even as the global outlook deteriorates. Still, the return to growth will allow the Bank of Japan to...

  • Santelli: Dollar gone nowhere quick  Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 1:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields ahead of the 3-day weekend.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- Economists trimmed their forecasts for U.S. economic growth in the first quarter but modestly raised their expectations for the balance of 2015 on a brighter outlook for the labor market. At the same time, forecasters slashed their outlook for inflation, illustrating the challenge ahead for the U.S. Federal Reserve as it pivots toward raising...

  • BEIJING, Feb 13- China's economy extended 1.47 trillion yuan in new loans in January, beating analysts' expectations in a lending surge not seen since mid-2009. Outstanding loan growth stood at 13.9 percent, the People's Bank of China said. However, analysts cautioned about reading too much into economic indicators for January alone, given the strong seasonal...

  • TOKYO, Feb 13- Inflation in Japan is forecast to slow further in coming quarters pressured by the collapse in crude oil prices, but the Bank of Japan is set to sit tight for now as it assesses the broad impact of the oil slump on consumption and prices. But a patient approach will give the BOJ more time to assess the impacts of a wave of monetary policy easings around the...

  • Weak demand at 30-year bond auction  Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the sloppy 30-year bond auction.

  • *Policy rate steady at 4.0 pct for third meeting in a row. MANILA, Feb 12- The Philippine central bank left its benchmark interest rate on hold on Thursday, as expected, and signalled it can stay on the sidelines for some time, with the country in a sweet spot with low inflation and strong growth. "The Monetary Board is of the view that the within-target inflation outlook...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 24 Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of Japan policy board member Takehiro Sato speaks at the Japan Securities Summit 2015 on the outlook for the Japanese economy- 1410 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks on "Monetary Policy and a Reflection on 10 Years at the Fed" before the Economic Club of New York- 1300 GMT. PARIS- European Central Bank board...

  • LIMA, Feb 10- Peru's central bank will likely hold its benchmark interest rate at 3.25 percent on Thursday as it expects economic growth to rebound and the currency to continue weakening, a majority of analysts polled by Reuters said. The sol, which weakened by more than 6 percent last year, closed at a new low in nearly six years on Tuesday despite the central bank's...

  • Santelli: Good 3-year auction  Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Why slowing inflation in China isn't that bad  Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 8:43 PM ET

    Chi Lo, senior economist, Greater China at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, says the deflationary drag keeps the Chinese central bank on an easing bias, which will benefit asset prices.

  • BEIJING, Feb 10- China's consumer inflation slowed to a worse-than-expected rate of 0.8 percent in January, reinforcing signs of persistent weakness in the economy and broadening the scope for further stimulus steps by the central bank to ward off deflationary risks. The producer price index also missed forecasts, dropping 4.3 percent, the National Bureau of...

  • Should you write off gold this year? Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 5:31 PM ET

    Good news for the U.S. economy, in the form of a solid jobs report, decked gold on Friday, leading some analysts to write the yellow metal off for the year.

  • Santelli eyes key level in EURUSD=X  Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 1:22 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Income growth masked by THIS boomer trend: Analyst Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 8:51 AM ET
    In this photo illustration U.S. Treasury checks are piled at the U.S. Treasury printing facility July 18, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Concern over the growth rate of wages may be misplaced, and retiring baby boomers are to blame, portfolio manager Ed Keon tells CNBC.

  • Lew: What economy needs to fire on all cylinders Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 6:01 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill, February 5, 2015 in Washington.

    The U.S. economy has achieved sustainable growth, but wages remain a problem, the Treasury secretary told CNBC in an exclusive interview.

  • UPDATE 1-Central bank raises Italy growth forecasts Saturday, 7 Feb 2015 | 8:11 AM ET

    *Italy growth above 0.5 pct in 2015, above 1.5 pct in 2016- BOI. MILAN, Feb 7- The Italian economy is expected to grow more than previously forecast this year and the next as a result of the European Central Bank's bond buying programme, Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco said on Saturday. Meanwhile, the European Commission said this week Italy would grow by 0.6...

  • Santelli: Markets moved on jobs  Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Venezuelans have become increasingly frustrated by food shortages and inflations, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.