Central Banks


  • Does strong jobs report mean a June rate hike? Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The strong jobs report may have just put June back on the table for the first Fed rate hike, says Ron Insana.

  • US QE shows 'it's not working'  Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 5:50 AM ET

    Ahead of the opening bell for the U.S. markets today, Scott Shellady, senior vice president at TJM Investments, discusses nonfarm payrolls and quantitative easing

  • Don't be too patient on rate hikes: Fed's Williams Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 5:51 AM ET
    John Williams

    The Fed should not wait too long to raise rates, a top U.S. central banker said, because doing so could mean "drastically" overshooting on inflation.

  • Life after central banker Batman quits Gotham Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 2:04 AM ET

    Central banks have played the superhero role to great effect in recent years. But what happens if their powers fade?

  • Did the ECB quash the negative-yield trade? Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 12:57 AM ET
    A trader speaks on the phone in front of the index board in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Negative-yield bonds – or paying to lend money – have provided surprising profits, but the trade faces headwinds from Europe’s QE foray.

  • Danger: Turkey hurtles toward currency crisis Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 11:17 PM ET

    Turkey's government is playing a dangerous political game that risks hitting the country with a currency crisis and ratings downgrade, experts say.

  • Why this top-performing currency may falter Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:54 PM ET

    The Thai baht has surprised by becoming a top-performing currency over the past year despite political turmoil, but that may change, analysts say.

  • Santelli: ECB curveball  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 11:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli gives an update on the bonds, yields, market movement and reaction to the ECB meeting.

  • QE here 'for foreseeable future'  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    Salman Ahmed, global fixed income strategist at Lombard Odier Investment Managers, gives his reaction to the European Central Bank's meeting.

  • Draghi's bond market floor  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Gareth Isaac, fund manager of fixed income at Schroders, gives his reaction to the latest European Central Bank meeting and its discussion on the bond-buying program.

  • Cramer: ECB's QE is a declaration of trade war Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi

    CNBC's Jim Cramer also says the euro will trade at parity with the dollar now that the ECB has rolled out its QE plan.

  • Fed shifts regulatory power away from New York Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 10:21 AM ET
    The New York Federal Reserve building in New York.

    The New York Federal Reserve Bank's regulatory power shifted to a committee in Washington, the WSJ reported on Thursday.

  • Any euro recovery could hurt US stocks: Trader Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 9:34 AM ET

    A stronger euro would "probably would weigh on the stock market," says Jim Iuorio, managing director at TJM Institutional Services.

  • Draghi: We can't buy Greek bonds  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    At the ECB meeting, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, explains why the purchase program cannot buy Greek bonds.

  • ECB QE to launch on Monday  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    At the ECB meeting, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, says they will start purchasing government bonds on March 9th.

  • Draghi: Projections are conditional  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, talks about the bank's economic projections, saying they are conditional on full implementation of all the policy measures.

  • Draghi: ECB isn't a political institution  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    ECB president Mario Draghi insists "we're a rule based institution, not a political one".

  • Mario Draghi on economic data  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, discusses the details of quantitative easing and the European economic data.

  • 'Spocking' $5 Canadian bills legal, but illogical Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 8:52 AM ET

    Canada's central bank urges citizens to cease defacing $5 notes as tribute to the late actor Leonard Nimoy. USA Today reports.

  • Big differences between US and European QE  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 7:40 AM ET

    Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, gives his reaction to the ECB's latest rate decision.

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