SYDNEY, Oct 31- The dollar held at four-week highs against a basket of major currencies early on Friday, getting another boost from encouraging growth data a day after the Federal Reserve gave an upbeat assessment on the economy. The dollar index climbed as far as 86.491- a high last seen on Oct. 6- after U.S. gross domestic product grew at an annual pace of 3.5 percent...» Read More
There is no change in the Fed purchase program, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman. The Federal Reserve says the labor market conditions have improved, but jobless rates are elevated.
Checking on the markets minutes before the Fed decision, with Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial Chief Economist, and David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds Chief Global Strategist.
Andrew Burns, author of the Global Economic Prospects Report at the World Bank, explains why global growth over the coming years will be stable but slower than previously anticipated.
Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, says the U.K. is "gathering momentum" following the release of manufacturing and industrial output numbers and expects GDP to reach 0.5% in the current quarter.
Alvin Liew, senior economist at United Overseas Bank and Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, talk about the Bank of Japan's decision to keep its stimulus program unchanged and the outlook for the country.
Discussing the reality of expectations that China's economy will slow down, with David Gordon, Eurasia Group.
Standard & Poor's says the U.S. credit rating is now "stable." CNBC's Steve Liesman, offers insight.
The expectation from Goldman Sachs is that the Fed will announce its plan to taper asset purchases in December, Jan Hatzius, Goldman's chief economist, told CNBC Friday.
Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs chief economist, explains how he predetermined today's jobs number and what it indicates about the nation's employment picture and economy.
"Today's report shows that the economy is continuing to recover," said Alan Krueger, White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman, commenting on today's better-than-expected employment report.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson breaks down the latest number on jobs. "It's a flatline number," replies CNBC's Steve Liesman, talking with CNBC's Rick Santelli about the employment results. With Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics; Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute; Austan Goolsbee, Booth School of Business, and Greg Ip, The Economist.
Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics; Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute; Austan Goolsbee, Booth School of Business, and Greg Ip, The Economist, discuss what they are expecting to see from Friday's employment data.
Marco Stefanini, CEO and president of Stefanini IT Solutions, talks about the Brazilian economy, the challenges it has overcome and the remaining ones as well as state interference.
Ric Deverell, managing director and global head of FX, commodities and Asian strategy at Credit Suisse, says that a Fed tapering is "ultimately a positive thing" even though it will add short-term volatility in bonds and currencies.
Donald Tusk, Poland's prime minister, , talks about how Poland should continue to avoid a recession, how it plans to tackle high unemployment and deficits and the increased trust in its sovereign debt.
Pawel Tamborski, Poland's deputy treasury minister, describes how Poland is working on boosting infrastructure investment and lowering its deficit.
Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, says investors shouldn't interpret today's ECB decision as a lack of options, but as proof there's no urgency to implement further easing.
Allister Heath, editor at City AM, highlights that the BoE's voting system could make it harder for Mark Carney to make changes and says the recent data proves that "it's an important moment" for the U.K.'s economy.
Emre Deliveli, economist and writer at the Hurriyet Daily News, says the Turkish government has a lot of public support, and that no compromise will be found until the Prime Minister's return from North Africa.
Gary Greenberg, head of emerging markets at Hermes, discusses emerging markets, the slowdown in India, the "too cheap" Russian market, and explains why his preferred stock is a Chinese dairy company.