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  • StanChart's investment guide for 2015  Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 5:42 PM ET

    Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Wealth Management Group, expects 2015 to see greater volatility with a pending U.S. rate hike and explains what that means for investors.

  • The Week That Was: Gas down, Cuba relations up  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. Stocks surged this week after the Fed kept rates where they are and said it would be patient.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 19- Russia's central bank said on Friday it had raised the limit on foreign exchange swap operations to $10 billion from $2 billion for Dec. 19 to alleviate a shortage of roubles in the money market. "This measure contributes to narrowing the spread between the interbank market rates and the Bank of Russia key rate," the central bank said in a statement.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 19- U.S. inflation will likely still be "well below" the Federal Reserve's 2- percent target next year, but that won't stop the central bank from raising interest rates, a top policymaker said on Friday. "I would say at this point that June 2015 seems like a reasonable starting point for thinking about when liftoff could happen," San Francisco Federal...

  • OTTAWA, Dec 19- Tumbling gasoline prices cooled inflation in Canada last month, providing the country's central bank with plenty of room to keep interest rates at their current low levels for some time yet. Core inflation, which strips out volatile items and is closely watched by the Bank of Canada, fell back to 2.1 percent from 2.3 percent, short of expectations...

  • *Bids emerge after yield rise on Fed patience on rate hike. NEW YORK, Dec 19- U.S. It is just stabilizing after two days of sitting near their recent highs, "said George Goncalves, head of U.S. interest rate strategy at Nomura Securities International in New York.

  • Santelli: Dollar-yen coming back  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

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

  • *European shares rise after sharp gains in Asia, United States. LONDON, Dec 19- Gold steadied on Friday, struggling to rise above the $1,200 an ounce mark as the dollar firmed and investor appetite for risk increased on expectations of rising U.S. interest rates. "Right now, the market is struggling to move away from $1,200... the fact that we made a move below $1,189 after...

  • Hong Kong shares close up, buoyed by U.S. optimism Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Dec 19- Hong Kong shares finished up on Friday, climbing for a second day heartened by the prospect that U.S. interest rates will stay low for a while. Among the most actively traded stocks on Hong Kong's main board were CCT Land Holdings Ltd, unchanged at HK $0.02 G-Resources Group Ltd, up 1.7 percent at HK $0.18 and China Construction Bank Corp, up 1.0...

  • *Gold cuts weekly loss, other precious metals also firmer. SINGAPORE, Dec 19- Gold edged up above $1,200 an ounce on Friday as buyers helped the metal hold up against rising equity markets, paring losses fueled by worries over a looming hike in U.S. interest rates. A surge in gold prices to above $1,230 an ounce last week from around $1,140 a week earlier has spurred...

  • TOKYO, Dec 19- Japanese stocks posted their best day in 6-1/ 2 weeks on Friday as investors continued to take heart from the U.S. Federal Reserve's "patient" approach to raising interest rates, while awaiting comments from the head of the Bank Of Japan after it held policy steady. The Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary stimulus and offered a brighter view...

  • Why the Fed don't have to raise rates in 2015  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 10:10 PM ET

    Amid weaker economic growth outside the U.S., the central bank is in no hurry to increase interest rates next year, says Kumar Palghat, Director at Kapstream Capital.

  • TOKYO, Dec 19- Japanese stocks jumped on Friday after Wall Street enjoyed its best two days since late 2011, with sentiment boosted by the Federal Reserve's pledge of patience in its approach to raising interest rates. Toyota Motor Corp rose 2.0 percent, also helped by a Nikkei business daily report that it is to consolidate its seat-making operations in 2016. 1/...

  • *Asia shares buoyed as Wall St surges for second day. SYDNEY, Dec 19- Japanese stocks led Asian markets higher on Friday, after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief the Federal Reserve was in no rush to start hiking interest rates. In Asia, Japan's Nikkei climbed 1.9 percent to erase much of it's recent losses, while Australia's...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks catch Wall St tailwind Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 6:26 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Dec 19- Asian markets looked set for another upbeat session on Friday after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief the Federal Reserve was in no rush to start hiking interest rates. Brent was quoted $1.37 lighter at $59.81 a barrel, while U.S. crude was hovering around $55.00 after losing more than $2 on Thursday.

  • The greenback hit a 28- month high against the Swiss franc at 0.9847 franc after the Swiss National Bank said it would impose an interest rate of -0.25 percent on some large deposits held by investors in francs, as it seeks to discourage buying of the currency as a safe haven. The euro hit its lowest level against the dollar since Dec. 8, at $1.2266, while the dollar...

  • The Dow Jones industrial average surged more than 300 points on Thursday, building on gains from a day earlier after the Federal Reserve indicated that it was in no rush to raise interest rates as the economy strengthened. Oracle led a rally in technology shares after the business software maker reported earnings that were better than expected.

  • US average rate on 30-year home loan 3.80 percent Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30- year loan rate reaching a new low for the year.

  • US stocks move higher, building on Fed gains Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is moving sharply higher, building on gains from the day before after the Federal Reserve indicated it was in no rush to raise interest rates. Oracle led a rally in technology shares in midday trading Thursday after the business software maker reported earnings that were better than expected. The Dow Jones industrial average rose...

  • Dovish fed boosts stocks  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    The Fed's announcement discussing an interest rate hike in the U.S., helped drive European markets higher, says Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading.