Central Banks


  • Fed Survey: More gains to come?  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Stocks have seen sizable gains so far this year. CNBC's Steve Liesman runs through the results from CNBC's exclusive Fed survey and reveals if there are more gains to come or if a correction n is in store.

  • Do panic moves by central banks ever work? Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    A surprise interest rate hike by the Russian central bank left analysts debating whether such "panicked" moves by officials have any genuine impact.

  • Fed on track to raise rates this summer: Survey Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve building in Washington.

    Results of the CNBC Fed Survey suggest that the market senses a commitment by the central bank to begin hiking interest rates next year.

  • Can Russia's Central Bank keep the rate at 17%?  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    With the Russian Central Bank raising its key interest rate to 17 percent, Tatiana Orlova, senior economist for Russia, CIS and Israel at RBS, weighs in on how it will impact market behaviour and exports.

  • England's banks are 'un-investable'  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    The BoE stress tests demonstrate that banks aren't at risk of going bust, yet they are still "un-investable businesses" for clients says Max King, portfolio manager at Investec Asset Management.

  • RBA says Aussie dollar needs to fall further Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:45 AM ET

    RBA felt a further decline in the local dollar was needed to help cushion the economy from falling resource prices when deciding to hold rates.

  • Why Russia needs an interest rate hike  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:17 PM ET

    Uwe Parpart, MD & Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets, discusses news that Russian central bank raised its key interest rate to 17 percent on Monday.

  • Despite risks, Thailand may consider rate cut Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 5:58 PM ET

    Calls for Thai policymakers to cut interest rates are growing despite an environment of high household debt, as the economy continues to struggle six months after a coup d'etat.

  • $40 range will mark the bottom of oil: Expert  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 5:52 PM ET

    Kingsley Jones, Founder and CIO at Jevons Global, expects $40 to be the floor for oil as it provides technical support. He later explains what that means for oil-dependent economies like Russia.

  • Santelli: Crude oil center of attention  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Abe win does little to spur Japan's economy Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister and president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), places a red paper rose on a LDP candidate's name to indicate a lower house election victory, at the party's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014.

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's re-election Sunday will have little impact on Japan's stalled economic reforms.

  • Fed faces big decision over a few choice words Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:10 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Fed officials will decide this week whether to make a critical change to their policy statement that would widen the door for interest rate hikes.

  • CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. Oil continued its fall this week, and airline profits soared as a result. Lower pump prices boost retail.

  • Santelli: 3 numbers to memorize  Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Fed's Kocherlakota to step down in 2016 Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 11:26 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.

    Minneapolis Fed's Kocherlakota plans to step down when his term ends in 2016.

  • Did RBA’s Stevens break the central banker code? Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 9:08 PM ET

    The Australian central bank's top dog may have broken central bankers' seemingly unshakable code of avoiding comments on where interest rates are headed.

  • Philippines central bank: No need to hike rates  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 8:37 PM ET

    Easing inflation and growth being one of the fastest in the region justify the central bank's decision to keep its key interest rate steady, says Amando Tetangco, Governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

  • Santelli: Strong demand at 30-Year auction  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Household net worth falls for first time since 2011 Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building at sunrise in Washington.

    Household net worth declined in the third quarter for the first time since the third quarter of 2011.

  • Russia rate hike a sign of 'desperation'  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    With Russia's central bank raising its key interest rate to 10.5 percent to protect the ruble, Boris Schlossberg, managing director at BK Asset Management, says it shows they're very fearful of capital outflows.

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