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  • Saudi draws down FX reserves on oil, data suggests Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:49 AM ET
    A currency exchange in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

    Saudi Arabia has begun drawing down its foreign currency reserves for the first time since 2009.

  • Fed Lockhart: Rate hike may come after midyear Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:55 AM ET
    Dennis Lockhart, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

    Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart also tells CNBC that first-quarter economic growth is very soft.

  • May be time to normalize monetary policy: Fed's Bullard Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 5:15 AM ET
    James Bullard, president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank

    Now may be a good time to start normalizing U.S. monetary policy, Federal Reserve policymaker James Bullard said on Thursday.

  • Weak Q1 GDP may delay Fed rate hike: Pro   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:10 PM ET
    Weak Q1 GDP may delay Fed rate hike: Pro

    Jim Rickards, Chief Global Strategist at West Shore Funds, says the Fed may be unable to raise rates in June if first-quarter growth data disappoints.

  • Santelli: Euro not giving up   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:24 PM ET
    Santelli: Euro not giving up

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields after the Treasury auctioned off 5-year notes.

  • Fed to delay hiking rates   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:24 AM ET
    Fed to delay hiking rates

    According to Charles Evans, the president of the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, these are three reasons why the federal fund rates should be delayed.

  • Fed's Evans: Strong dollar a challenge, but transitory Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:31 AM ET
    Charles Evans

    Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans said the dollar's recent appreciation would weigh on inflation by lowering import prices.

  • Dovish Yellen buoys Asian stocks: StanChart   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 11:12 PM ET
    Dovish Yellen buoys Asian stocks: StanChart

    Audrey Goh, investment strategist at Standard Chartered, expects monetary conditions in the U.S. to stay low for the time being, which will be positive for Asian equity markets.

  • Why S&P is penciling in a June rate hike   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 8:23 PM ET
    Why S&P is penciling in a June rate hike

    With the U.S. economy being in much better shape this year, June remains a "likely lift off date" for U.S. interest rates, says Paul Sheard, chief global economist at Standard & Poor's.

  • Dollar dings stock market confidence Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:03 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Even when it's going down, the strong U.S. currency scares markets, with traders continuing to adjust to the Fed's message on interest rate policy.

  • Why the Fed is 'intentionally muddying the waters'   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 6:20 PM ET
    Why the Fed is 'intentionally muddying the waters'

    Erik Ristuben, chief investment strategist at Russell Investments, says the Fed is "intentionally muddying" rate hike expectations to prevent the occurrence of disproportionate risks.

  • Santelli: Trading equities based on euro   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET
    Santelli: Trading equities based on euro

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • 2-Year Treasury note auction yield: 0.60%   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    2-Year Treasury note auction yield: 0.60%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli tracks demand at the 2-year Treasury note auction.

  • Here's a solution for the Fed Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:48 AM ET
    People walk into a meeting of the Board of Governors at the Federal Reserve in Washington DC.

    An audit isn't the answer. Here's an alternative that would achieve Congress's goal of more Fed oversight, says UBS economist Drew Matus.

  • Fed's Bullard: Zero rates no longer right for US Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:25 AM ET
    James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve St. Louis.

    The Fed policymaker said zero percent rates were no longing appropriate and that a rate hike in the "summer" would still leave policy extremely accommodative.

  • Beware a taper tantrum…after ECB QE? Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 2:04 AM ET
    James Bullard, president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank.

    Saying goodbye is one of the hardest things in life. Especially when it is to a friend who has brought you joy, peace of mind and ... profits.

  • Why the Fed needs to begin normalization   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 10:39 PM ET
    Former Dallas Fed president Richard Fisher

    Richard Fisher, former Dallas Fed President from 2005 to March 2015, explains why the Fed should raise interest rates as soon as possible even if that means a divergence from the rest of the world.

  • Best bet on a Fed rate hike? End-2015: Pro   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 9:13 PM ET
    Best bet on a Fed rate hike? End-2015: Pro

    Hugh Young, MD & global head of equities at Aberdeen Asset Management, expects the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in the second-half of 2015.

  • Why more BOJ easing is not a done deal Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:50 PM ET

    Japan continues to flirt with deflation, raising expectations for more stimulus measures, but the central bank’s hands may be tied, analysts say.

  • Hands off the Fed! Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 4:19 PM ET
    Janet Yellen speaking on March 18, 2015.

    Here's why Congress shouldn't have greater control over the Fed and monetary policy, say Vassar economics professors Paul Johnson and Robert Rebelein.

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