Central Banks


  • Kocherlakota: Fed taking 'unacceptable' risks Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Narayana Kocherlakota speaks at the ninth annual Carroll School of Management Finance Conference at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass., June 5, 2014.

    In a stinging rebuke, the Minneapolis Fed president said the Fed should make clear it was willing to do QE again if needed.

  • EU summit: Behind the scenes  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble takes viewers behind the scenes of the EU Summit, whilst the D1920 protests continue to carry on outside the EU summit building.

  • BOJ meeting was a 'non-event': UOB  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, says the BOJ was unlikely to do more after massive stimulus in October. He later discusses possible actions that the central bank could take next year.

  • BOJ raises its economic view, but keeps policy steady Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 10:29 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan kept its monetary policy steady, as had been expected, but it raised its economic assessment, citing signs of a pickup in exports.

  • Goldman names new co-head of investment banking Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 3:55 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs has promoted one of its star deal makers to become a co-head of its investment bank, The New York Times reports.

  • Fed expands scope of Volcker rule delay until 2017 Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 3:09 PM ET

    The Fed gave banks more time to meet a provision in the Volcker rule that bans them from betting with their own money through investments in risky hedge and private equity funds.

  • Russian reserves might be half of what Putin claims Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:44 PM ET
    Russian 500 and 1,000 denomination ruble banknotes are shown outside a foreign currency exchange in London, Dec. 17, 2014.

    Depending on who's doing the math, Russia's usable hard currency reserves are now either running low, or at a healthy $400 billion-plus.

  • Santelli eyes 10-year resistance  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Does Europe need structural reform?  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    At the EU summit, CNBC's Hadley Gamble talks to Finland's prime minister Alexander Stubb on whether Europe needs structural reform.

  • Nigeria central bank saving 'for a rainy day'  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Manji Cheto, vice-president of Teneo, explains why the Nigerian central bank has barred banks from dollar holdings.

  • Why the Fed thinks the US economy still needs help Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:56 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference December 17, 2014 at the headquarters of Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, DC.

    The Fed made clear that it's eyeing the economy recovery with caution, and isn't yet convinced it can start to pull its stimulus of record-low rates.

  • Stock rally could depend on oil pressure Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 5:59 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Dec. 17, 2014.

    The Fed may have helped prime the stock market for a Santa rally, if oil remains calm and there are no new flare-ups in overseas markets.

  • Russian central bank has acted 'adequately'  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:25 AM ET

    Russian President Vladimir Putin discusses the turbulence in the country's economy and says the central bank is doing the right thing, but could act a little faster.

  • Russia will grow again within 2 years  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the fall in oil prices marks a good opportunity for Russia to diversify its economy.

  • Swiss franc falls on SNB negative rate move Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 3:49 AM ET
    A cyclist rides past the Swiss National Bank's headquarters in Bern, Switzerland.

    The Swiss National Bank said it would introduce a negative exchange rate of -0.25 percent on sight deposit account balances at the central bank.

  • Is a Russian default on the cards?  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:32 PM ET

    Jim Rickards, Chief Global Strategist at West Shore Funds, says the Russian central bank may not have enough reserves beyond 2015 to pay off its corporate debts.

  • Signs point to easing bias for Singapore Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:14 PM ET

    Disappointing data could see Singapore's central bank change its tune at next year's monetary policy review, economists say.

  • SET CFO: Don't worry, Thai stocks set for rebound  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:17 PM ET

    Pakorn Peetathawatchai, CFO at Stock Exchange of Thailand, discusses the outlook for the country's equity market after recent steep losses on the back of volatile oil prices.

  • Asian central banks feel safe from ruble crisis Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:02 PM ET
    Five thousand rouble notes.

    Asian central bankers are on guard but are confident that Rubles collapse will not trigger their own currencies sell-off.

  • Santa Claus rally on, but it could depend on this Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:38 AM ET
    A trader works the floor of the NYSE.

    The Fed may have helped prime the stock market for a Santa rally, if oil remains calm and there are no new flare-ups in overseas markets.

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