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CNBC's Mandy Drury looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. The Fed indicated it was ready to raise interest rates, but didn't say when. Auto sales were on the rise, and Tesla introduced a battery business for homes.
Discussing what events will propel markets going forward, with Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities.
Dollar bulls are not ready to throw in the towel and are betting diverging central bank policy will send the greenback higher.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on the Federal Reserve's interest rate hike hold.
Rules for small U.S. banks should be less strict and less cumbersome than those for their larger and more risky peers, the Federal Reserve's top regulator said on Thursday.
Simon Quijano-Evans, head of EM research at Commerzbank, says he wouldn't be surprised if the Russian Central Bank cut rates by 250 basis points or more, talking ahead of the announcement.
Even if there are weather distortions, weak growth in the first quarter suggests that a rate hike needs to be later this year or early 2016, says John Buckingham, CIO of Al Frank Asset Management.
Ben Collett, head of Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, says the Bank of Japan needs positive expectations that inflation can rise and a weaker yen, which could hit 250 per dollar in the long run.
Brazil again steeply raised interest rates to show it's serious about reining in runaway prices, despite fears the step may worsen an expected recession.
Klaus Baader, head of Research for Asia at Societe Generale, says the Bank of Japan will need to admit that its inflation target has to be reduced at today's meeting, paving the way for more stimulus by the fourth quarter.
The U.S. economy will have "problems" reaching goals outlined by the Fed's policy committee, bond guru Bill Gross said.
Sure it was a tough quarter but the Fed really muddied the waters with its latest statement, says Ron Insana.
This is a comparison of today's FOMC statement with the one issued after the Fed's previous policy-making meeting on March 18.
The U.S. central bank has kept its key funds rate anchored near zero since late-2008 to spark the economy during the financial crisis.
Sweden's central bank has left its rates unchanged. Stefan Ingves, governor of the Riksbank, explains the thought process behind not cutting rates further.
Thomas Harr, global head of FICC research at Danske Bank, says the latest policy decision by Sweden's Riksbank is an "interesting move."
If the Fed communicates a "moderate" tightening program, then a U.S. rate hike will be less of a risk for wider markets, says Adam McCabe, head of Asian Fixed Income at Aberdeen Asset Management.
Richard Iley, chief economist, Asia at BNP Paribas, says uncertainties over the U.S. economy mean there won't be any "significant evolution" in the Fed's statement this week.
Mark Matthews, head of Research Asia at Bank Julius Baer, discusses news that the People's Bank of China is considering to accept local-government debt in exchange for loans.
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