Central Banks


  • Norman Lamont, former U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer and chairman of the Small Companies Dividend Trust, comments on the upcoming U.K. budget.

  • Bank of England investigated by fraud office  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    Commenting on investigations into fraud at the Bank of England, Andrew Goodwin, senior U.K. economist at Oxford Economics says the central bank needs to be more transparent.

  • ECB to start its bond-buying program on Monday Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 9:34 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank

    The ECB will commence its monthly 60-billion-euro ($66.3 billion) bond purchases on March 9, bank head Mario Draghi said Thursday.

  • Sixth year after historic UK rate cut, what next? Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 7:23 AM ET

    The Bank of England left policy steady Thursday, barely causing a stir in markets -- a contrast to six years ago when it cut rates to a record low.

  • BoE keeps rates on hold: Reaction  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 6:45 AM ET

    The Bank of England has announced this month's rate decision, which remains unchanged. Peter Chatwell, interest rate strategist at Mizuho International, gives his response, whilst discussing the sterling currency.

  • Why the UK gilt curve could steepen further  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 6:40 AM ET

    Peter Chatwell, interest rate strategist at Mizuho International,says there's room for the UK guilt curve to steepen further as political risks have not yet been factored in.

  • London housing market needs radical change: CEO  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 6:20 AM ET

    Killian Hurley, CEO of Mount Anvil, tells CNBC that London's housing market needs radical change and says supply, not demand, is the central issue.

  • Europe poised for details on ECB QE program Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:57 AM ET

    Both the European Central Bank and the Bank of England are due to announce interest rate decisions on Thursday.

  • The art of central bank talk  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 4:50 AM ET

    As central banks are aware that what they say impacts the markets, the banks "agonize" over each statement's language says Michael McMahon, associate professor at University of Warwick.

  • Standard Bank's 'secret to success'  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 4:10 AM ET

    Standard Bank has posted its latest set of earnings. Sim Tshabalala, CEO of Standard Bank, discusses the results.

  • Cyprus Fin Min: 'Strong supporter' of ECB  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    Harris Georgiades, finance minister of Cyprus, discusses whether the bond-buying programme will help Cyprus, saying he is a "strong supporter" of the ECB's new policy.

  • ECB QE: Don't expect huge market reaction  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    Janet Henry, chief European economist at HSBC, says today's ECB policy update will be fairly "muted" and "all about the detail."

  • Brazil's rate hikes tip country closer to recession Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:37 PM ET

    Brazil hiked interest rates to a six-year high on Wednesday, but economists say the move only tips the country closer to recession.

  • February US jobs to rise by 230,000: StanChart  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:16 PM ET

    Will Oswald, global head of FICC Research at Standard Chartered Bank, outlines his forecast for Friday's nonfarm payrolls and says the key risk for markets is the FOMC meeting next week.

  • Why the ECB has a difficult job ahead  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 9:43 PM ET

    Negative yields signal concerns about deflationary risks and could add to the difficulty of the European Central Bank's bond-buying program, says Mitul Kotecha, head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays.

  • Brazilian bonds are 'dangerous', says this expert  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:45 PM ET

    Kathy Lien, managing director of BK Asset Management, says the latest rate hike could throw Brazil into a deeper recession hence investors should avoid the country's bonds.

  • This is who the markets could be following Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:24 PM ET
    The new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) is shown in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Dec. 4, 2014.

    Like a financial Pied Piper, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi could call the tune for markets Thursday.

  • Reflationist BOJ newcomer no pushover for more easing Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:22 PM ET

    BOJ's reflationary credentials will be burnished by new board member Yutaka Harada, but his views suggests he is unlikely to back further QE.

  • This expert is 'encouraged' by global easing wave  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:34 PM ET

    Simon Warner, head of Global Fixed Income at AMP Capital, says the increase in monetary stimulus will pave the way for better growth through 2015.

  • Bernanke Explains the Economic Downturn  Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Board Chairman, Ben Bernanke discusses the economic downturn and policies intended to address it at the "Rethinking Finance" conference, presented by The Century Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Princeton Club of New York.

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