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  • *Wall Street, European shares also hit by corporate earnings. NEW YORK, April 17- Global equity markets fell on Friday as a crackdown on margin lending in China sent ripples around the world, while the dollar gained on rising U.S. consumer price data that should keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year. Stocks in Europe and on Wall Street...

  • LONDON, April 17- A months-long Russian Eurobond rally that drove some sovereign debt prices to multi-year highs is spilling into rouble bonds, with double-digit yields and the promise of interest rate cuts luring foreigners. Russia's most-traded dollar bond, due 2030, has risen 18 cents since end-January to its highest since November 2013.

  • Houston, we have inflation: Pro   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    Houston, we have inflation: Pro

    Savita Subramanian, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Jennifer Vail, US Bank Wealth Management, forecast what the Fed's next moves will be, retail sales, and earnings season.

  • Santelli: Euro zone flirts with negative yields   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 9:41 AM ET
    Santelli: Euro zone flirts with negative yields

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar as the Treasury curve steepens.

  • *U.S. consumer prices rise for a 2nd month. NEW YORK, April 17- The dollar rebounded from a three-week low against the yen and a 10- day trough against a currency basket on Friday, bolstered by data showing inflation starting to creep into the U.S. economy, a development that should keep the Federal Reserve on track to lift interest rates this year.

  • LONDON, April 17- A former UK broker on Friday pleaded not guilty in a London court to a criminal charge he conspired to manipulate Libor benchmark interest rates. Noel Cryan, a former employee at UK brokerage Tullett Prebon, is charged with conspiracy to defraud between February and December 2009 and is the first former Tullett employee to face sanction in a...

  • *Consumer prices rise 0.2 percent in March. WASHINGTON, April 17- U.S. consumer prices rose for a second straight month in March as the cost of gasoline and shelter increased, signs of some inflation that should keep the Federal Reserve on course to start raising interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2...

  • Gasoline, shelter costs lift U.S. consumer prices Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 17- U.S. consumer prices rose for a second straight month in March as the cost of gasoline and shelter increased, signs of some inflation that should keep the Federal Reserve on course to start raising interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month after a similar gain in...

  • *Dollar index on track for 2nd worst week since 2011. LONDON, April 17- The dollar skidded to a 10- day low against a basket of major currencies on Friday, after a run of weak U.S. economic data that has cast doubt on prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate rise in the coming months. Traders will be watching U.S. consumer inflation data due at 1230 GMT for further...

  • BEIJING, April 17- China will deepen interest rate reforms, state radio on Friday quoted Premier Li Keqiang as saying.

  • G20 SAYS WELCOMES STRENGTHENING IN SOME KEY ECONOMIES BUT CITES CHALLENGES, INCLUDING FOREX VOLATILITY AND LOW INFLATION WITH NEGATIVE INTEREST RATES- DRAFT COMMUNIQUE.

  • LONDON, April 17- The prospect of deeper interest rate cuts took Russia's rouble more than 2 percent lower on Friday, knocking it off 4-1/ 2- month highs against the dollar, while Russian equity markets also slipped. "The rouble has appreciated so much recently that from the point of view of the central bank and government it makes sense to try and cap it so as not to...

  • *Dollar index on track for worst week in month. LONDON, April 17- The dollar fell for a fourth straight day on Friday, coming close to its one-week low, after a run of weak U.S. economic data cast doubt on prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate rise in coming months. said Peter Kinsella, senior FX strategist at Commmerzbank in London.

  • Faber: Global economy is 'weakening'   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Faber: Global economy is 'weakening'

    Marc Faber, editor and publisher at The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, says he completely disagrees with the IMF, and that "the global economy is not strengthening, it is weakening."

  • SINGAPORE, April 17- Gold firmed around $1,200 an ounce on Friday but the metal was headed for its second straight weekly drop, weighed down by speculation over the timing of an interest rate hike by the U.S. *Spot gold edged up 0.3 percent to $1,200.10 an ounce by 0040 GMT, after dropping 0.3 percent on Thursday. *Physical demand for gold has also been subdued with...

  • Does South Korea's economy need more stimulus?   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:19 PM ET
    Does South Korea's economy need more stimulus?

    Choi Kyung Hwan, finance minister of South Korea, says the country's economy is starting to recover after last year's expansionary policies, noting the government will inject stimulus later this year if necessary.

  • NEW YORK— Are real-estate mutual funds going to see a price drop? Real-estate investment trusts have been on a tremendous run since the financial crisis. Their returns have surpassed the broader market since early 2009, in part because the relatively big dividends they pay looked increasingly attractive as interest rates fell year after year.

  • Fed's Fischer sees first U.S. rate hike this year Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 4:28 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 16- The U.S. economy will probably strengthen enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year, Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said on Thursday.

  • Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart, whose comments were closely-watched since he is a voting member of the Fed's rate-setting committee this year, said the Fed's interest rate plans were being complicated by factors including a "murky" run of first-quarter data. Comments from Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester and Boston Fed...

  • West Palm Beach, Fla., April 16- Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank president Dennis Lockhart said on Thursday the recent "murky" run of U.S. data has him leaning against a June interest rate hike, but added he is confident the economy will remain on track. "I would lean to a little later versus a little earlier," said Lockhart, saying that a below-par March U.S. employment report...