Interest Rates


  • FOREX-Dollar retreats on weak data as new quarter begins Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 1- The dollar fell on Wednesday at the start of the second quarter as disappointing data on U.S. manufacturing and jobs growth raised bets the Federal Reserve might refrain from raising interest rates until late 2015 at the earliest. Payroll processor ADP said U.S. companies added 189,000 workers in March, the fewest in 14 months, while the...

  • Santelli: Bund hits new historic low yield   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 9:47 AM ET
    Santelli: Bund hits new historic low yield

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

  • Banks lending again: Expert   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 6:27 AM ET
    Banks lending again: Expert

    We are starting to see some good loan growth, says Gerard Cassidy, RBC Capital Markets, providing his outlook on banks and weighing in on how low interest rates are impacting the sector

  • *Gold fell 2.4 pct in March, second monthly loss. LONDON, April 1- Gold eased on Wednesday after ending March down more than 2 percent, as the dollar edged higher and as expectations that U.S. interest rates will rise this year weighed on the metal. Gold is particularly sensitive to shifts in U.S. interest rates, which also move the dollar, in which the metal is priced.

  • *RBI to leave both key rates on hold at April 7 meeting. BENGALURU, April 1- The Reserve Bank of India will most likely leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 7.50 percent at next week's policy meeting, but reduce it by 25 basis points by the end of June, a Reuters poll found. Only nine of the 40 economists surveyed this week expect the RBI to cut the repo rate at the...

  • PRECIOUS-Gold edges up after March drop as dollar slips Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:10 PM ET

    *Gold snaps 3- day fall, lost 2.4 pct in March. SINGAPORE, April 1- Gold kicked off April by climbing on Wednesday as the dollar retreated, but expectations the Federal Reserve is on course to lift interest rates this year capped bullion's gains. "There's some short-term support around $1,180, but I still believe the price will continue to go down given pressure from...

  • SEOUL, April 1- South Korean exports fell the most in two years in March and inflation hit its lowest since 1999, weakening economic momentum and putting the central bank under pressure to cut interest rates again. "South Korea's economy needs both consumption and exports to escape this rut, and exports are more important out of the two," said Im No-jung, chief...

  • SINGAPORE, April 1- Gold steadied on Wednesday after falling for a second straight month in March as renewed bets that the Federal Reserve is on course to lift interest rates this year burnished the dollar's appeal. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,184.16 an ounce by 0011 GMT, after ending March with a loss of 2.4 percent. *The world's largest gold-backed...

  • Why markets may shrug off a Greek tragedy Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 6:54 PM ET
    A man adjusts a European flag, next to a Greek flag outside the Greek embassy in Brussels February 19, 2015.

    Greece's debt drama is getting more dire, but some are shrugging off a potential default as little more than a hiccup in the European market rally.

  • *Oil down on worries that Iran could add to supply. NEW YORK, March 31- The euro closed out the worst quarter in its 15- year history on Tuesday, slammed by monetary policy changes and worries about Greece, while U.S. stocks retreated a day after posting big gains. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year, while the European Central Bank's...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, said he would not raise interest rates significantly if he ran the Federal Reserve. Buffett spoke at an automotive industry conference in New York, along with the chairman of the Berkshire Hathaway automotive dealer group, Larry Van Tuyl.

  • What Tax Day signals for stocks Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 3:33 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Historically, April is far from the cruelest month for stocks. In fact, it's been the best performer for 50 years.

  • *Gold eyes third straight quarterly fall. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 31- Gold turned lower on Tuesday, pressured by the firm U.S. dollar and weak oil prices, and with expectations that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates this year pushing bullion toward its second monthly decline. Gold has fallen 3 percent since hitting a three-week high last week above...

  • Buffett: Auto loan year-end figures quite good   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:32 PM ET
    Buffett: Auto loan year-end figures quite good

    Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett, and Berkshire Automotive Chairman Larry Van Tuyl, discuss the outlook for car loans.

  • Buffett: US economy back from panic   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:28 PM ET
    Buffett: US economy back from panic

    Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett, discusses the potential economic impact of raising rates. He says the U.S. economy has come back from a panic.

  • Buffett: Economy improving month by month   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:23 PM ET
    Buffett: Economy improving month by month

    Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett, shares his view of the U.S. economy, and says businesses should continue to do things that make sense.

  • CHICAGO, March 31- Farmland prices in Iowa, the top U.S. corn and soybean state, are down by an average 7.6 percent over the past six months and 11 percent from a year ago, pressured by lower grain prices and firmer interest rates, according to a survey released Tuesday. The report by the Iowa Realtors Land Institute said that the nine Iowa crop-reporting districts all...

  • Richmond Fed President: 'Strong' case for rate hike

    Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker says there is a "strong case" for raising rates. CNBC contributor Ron Insana of Marketfy.com and CNBC's Bob Pisani, weigh in.

  • OTTAWA, March 31- The Canadian economy shrank less than foreseen in January, Statistics Canada data showed on Tuesday, a report that reinforced economists' expectations that the central bank will hold interest rates steady in April. That will likely be a key driver for monetary policy, "said Benjamin Reitzes, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. stocks are forecast to post more modest gains this year than in 2014 as rising interest rates and a firmer dollar partly offset strong economic growth, a Reuters poll found. A recent Reuters poll showed the majority of Wall Street's top banks see the Fed acting in September. "Ultimately we think the market is going to end higher, but it's not...