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  • Japan’s downgrade: Why no one seems to care Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 2:06 AM ET

    Japan's already less-than-sterling credit rating took a hit from Fitch's downgrade, but its bonds and currency are set to stay impervious to the blow.

  • Rates mixed at weekly US Treasury bill auction Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 5:22 PM ET

    The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.020 percent, down from 0.025 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.095 percent, up from 0.090 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.49, while a six-month bill sold for $9,995.20.

  • Financial sector 'rooting' for rate hike: Diamond Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 3:37 PM ET
    Bob Diamond, former CEO of Barclays.

    Financials are primed to break out from a sluggish run partly fueled by low interest rates, former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond said.

  • El-Erian's 'barbell portfolio'   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 3:10 PM ET
    El-Erian's 'barbell portfolio'

    Discussing the Fed's interest rate hike, with Mohamed El-Erian, Allianz, who says the market is gaining support from central banks and cash being deployed back into the market.

  • Financial services rooting for higher rates: Diamond

    Former Barclays CEO and current Atlas Merchant Capital CEO, Bob Diamond, discusses his views on banking, financial markets, and investing in Africa.

  • What the VIX is really saying about the market Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 1:37 PM ET
    The Jean Bart, 74-gun French ship in a storm, lithograph by Ferdinand Perret, 19th century.

    The VIX appears at odds with what's happening in the market. Here's what that really means, says Ron Insana.

  • This is what bad companies look like: Pro   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 11:35 AM ET
    This is what bad companies look like: Pro

    Scott Nolan, Founders Fund partner, discusses talk on a tech bubble brewing.

  • WASHINGTON— For 6½ years, the Federal Reserve has held its key interest rate near zero, and for nearly that long the financial world has speculated about when the Fed will start raising it. Don't look for it soon. Yet at a news conference later, Chair Janet Yellen stressed that while the Fed had removed "patient" to describe its approach to raising rates, it still...

  • JERUSALEM, April 27- The Bank of Israel kept its benchmark interest rate at 0.1 percent for a second straight month on Monday, saying it expected prices to pick up after a recent bout of deflation. "Short-term inflation expectations from various sources are near the lower bound of the inflation target range, or slightly below it," the Bank of Israel said in a...

  • Santelli: Yields on the move   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 9:42 AM ET
    Santelli: Yields on the move

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

  • What is keeping investors awake at night? Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Advisors are fielding more client calls than ever as markets soar, the Fed ponders a rate rise and health costs continue to escalate.

  • *Euro pressured as Greece, creditors negotiate debt deal. TOKYO, April 27- The dollar started the week on the defensive on Monday after more disappointing U.S. economic data reinforced expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will not hike interest rates any time soon, while concerns about Greece's ongoing debt talks pressured the euro.

  • The week that was: Apple Watch lands   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 4:01 PM ET
    The week that was: Apple Watch lands

    CNBC's Mandy Drury looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. The Nasdaq hit a new high this week after tech giants reported earnings beats. Jobless claims were up and home sales were down.

  • *Euro gains dwindle as Greece gets aid warning. NEW YORK, April 24- Data showing a seventh straight monthly decline in U.S. business spending plans knocked the dollar lower on Friday and gave Federal Reserve policymakers even less reason to raise near-zero interest rates any time soon. The euro backed away from a two-week high against the dollar after euro zone...

  • BRASILIA, April 24- Brazilian interest rates are set to rise sharply again next week, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, as the central bank attempts to boost its inflation-fighting credentials even as signs of a recession continue to grow. Forty-two of the 48 economists surveyed in the poll expect policymakers to raise the benchmark Selic rate by 50 basis points...

  • *Euro trims gains as Greece gets aid warning. NEW YORK, April 24- Data showing a seventh straight monthly decline in U.S. business spending plans knocked the dollar lower on Friday and gave Federal Reserve policymakers even less reason to raise near-zero interest rates any time soon. The euro backed away from a two-week high against the dollar, however, after euro...

  • Santelli: Germany prefers weaker euro   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 9:47 AM ET
    Santelli: Germany prefers weaker euro

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the slip in rates, and the stabilizing euro.

  • BERNE, April 24- The Swiss National Bank said on Friday it had no plan to do away with cash, nor any power to impose a fee on paper currency, amid signs that large-denomination banknotes are being hoarded as a means to avoid negative interest rates on bank deposits. Nearly two-thirds of the Swiss banknotes in circulation on average last year were 1,000- franc notes,...

  • BEIJING, April 24- China will cut interest rates again this year and reduce the amount of reserves that banks must hold if it wants to expand its economy by 7 percent, a Reuters poll showed, in its biggest bout of policy easing since the 2008 global financial crisis. A poll of between 11-15 analysts showed China is expected to lower interest rates by 25 basis points...

  • *60 pct probability RBI cuts repo rate ahead of June 2 meeting. BENGALURU, April 24- India's central bank is likely to cut interest rates again next month, with analysts polled by Reuters forecasting a strong probability that will act ahead of scheduled policy meetings, as it has done so far this year. Economists polled over the past week gave a 60 percent median...