CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. It was a tough week on Wall Street, as the rising dollar hurt sales abroad. Apple had a blowout quarter, and economic growth slowed. Still, the Fed says it will remain patient.» Read More
Russia's central bank cut its key interest rate to 15 percent, just one month after a surprise hike, amid calls for a cut to stimulate growth.
The Russian central bank has cut its key rate to 15 percent. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore says this might encourage Russia's public to see that the Russian economy can improve in the future.
Ahead of the Russian Central Bank's rate decision, Simon Quijano-Evans, head of EM research at Commerzbank, says there should be more focus on peace in Eastern Ukraine.
If the Russian Central Bank does cut its key rates, city economists will have "eggs spread liberally all over their faces" says CNBC's Geoff Cutmore, who explains more.
Michael Krautzberger, head of European fixed income at BlackRock Asset Management, comments on Germany entering deflation.
Gold may struggle to top $1,300 an ounce again as tailwinds from central banks on an easing bent have stalled against the Federal Reserve's resolve.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.
Does the Fed even know the signals it just sent the market? Here's what traders heard the Fed say, says "Fast Money" trader Brian Kelly.
Ian Harnett, co-founder of Absolute Strategy Research, says that one of the biggest problems resulting from ECB quantitative easing is the "flattening yield curve."
David Carbon, Managing Director for Economics & Currencies at DBS, discusses his estimates for an interest rate hike in the U.S. and concerns over falling oil prices.
With the Fed indicating that a rate hike may come later, the strength of U.S. stocks will be prolonged, says Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partners.
Robert Heller, Former Federal Reserve Governor, questions the Fed's decision to stand pat on low interest rates despite acknowledging a solid recovery in the U.S.
John Hetherington, Regional Deputy Head of Asia Pacific Research of Daiwa Capital Markets, expects the first U.S. rate hike to come in June, followed by four interest rate increases by 25 basis points each.
Riad Younes, Co-founder of R Squared Capital Management, explains why the firm prefers to invest in European and Asian markets.
John Rutledge, Chief Investment Strategist at SAFANAD and Sebastien Galy, Senior Currency Strategist at Societe Generale, discuss the rally in the U.S. bond market after the Fed's policy statement.
After years of carefully telegraphing their outlooks to the market, central bankers are loosening up with surprise parties, with Singapore the latest to jump in.
The Fed said it's on its way to normalized monetary policy, which triggered a spike in volatility. Here are three tips for adjusting allocations.
Most Federal Reserve watchers did not expect any significant announcements or language changes to this month's statement.
This is a comparison of today's FOMC statement with the one issued after the Fed's previous policy-making meeting on Dec. 17.
The Federal Reserve faces a tough decision on whether or not to raise interest rates because of several factors, one analyst says.
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