Interest Rates


  • Santelli: Let's get perspective from 10-Year     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

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

  • *Interest rates on hold at record lows. NAPLES, Italy, Oct 2- The European Central Bank will buy bundles of loans and other forms of secured debt from mid-month in an attempt to kick start a languishing euro zone economy, despite misgivings in Germany and elsewhere. President Mario Draghi said the ECB would begin to buy covered bonds, a form of secured debt, from banks...

  • METALS-Copper falls, economic data in focus Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    *Coming up: U.S. durable goods orders at 1400 GMT. LONDON, Oct 2- Copper slipped on Thursday, with prices vulnerable to further pressure from the dollar's recent strength as investors awaited fresh data for further clues on the health of the U.S. economy and the outlook for interest rates. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange traded at $6,652 a tonne in...

  • The ECB will start buying covered bonds in October, says President Mario Draghi, after the central bank left key rates unchanged. He adds that it stands ready to use unconventional measures.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- The euro retained its small gains against the dollar on Thursday but remained near a two-year low after the European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged at historic lows as expected. Investors are now awaiting a news conference at 1230 GMT at which the bank's President Mario Draghi is expected to give further details of the ECB's plan to buy...

  • NAPLES, Italy, Oct 2- The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged on Thursday, shifting focus to an asset-buying plan with which it hopes to revive the flagging euro zone economy and see off the specter of deflation. After cutting rates last month to what ECB President Mario Draghi said was "the lower bound," the ECB left its main refinancing rate at 0.05...

  • ECB holds rates, focuses on new asset-buying plans Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    NAPLES, Italy, Oct 2- The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged on Thursday, holding them at record lows while it rolls out a batch of measures it hopes will see off the spectre of deflation and revive the euro zone economy. The decision to leave rates on hold was widely expected after the ECB cut them to rock-bottom levels last month and the bank's...

  • NAPLES, Italy— European Central Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at record low 0.05 percent.

  • Trading block: Crude slides; US dollar reigns     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    Matt Smith, Schneider Electric, discusses why crude prices are hitting 52-week lows. And Boris Schlossberg, BK Asset Manangement, provides his play on the euro versus the U.S. dollar.

  • Investor confidence waning on weak data?     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    Phil Orlando, Federated chief equity strategist, and Drew Matus, UBS deputy chief U.S. economist, weigh in on the market's weak October start, and provide insight to Fed policy and interest rates.

  • Why Europe needs more than just ECB stimulus     Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 9:32 PM ET

    James Mirrlees, 1996 Nobel Memorial Prize Laureate in Economic Sciences, outlines what is needed to revive growth in the euro zone.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. bond market may be teetering on the brink of a "liquidity cliff" and appears to be an asset "bubble" that could burst once interest rates start to rise again, a top U.S. securities regulator said on Wednesday. "Everybody knows that this is a cliff that is coming," said Securities and Exchange Commission Republican member Daniel Gallagher, in...

  • Santelli tracks ADP reaction     Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

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

  • Ray Dalio: Why the Fed is right about rates     Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio explains why he agrees with Fed chair Janet Yellen's decision to wait until the U.S. sees more inflation before raising interest rates.

  • BUCHAREST, Sept 30- Romania's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a new record low of 3 percent on Tuesday, as benign inflation gave it room to help an economy that has dipped into recession.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 30- Economic growth in Canada stalled unexpectedly in July, breaking a six-month streak of gains and ensuring the Bank of Canada will be in no rush to raise interest rates. Statistics Canada said on Tuesday that real gross domestic product in July was unchanged from June.

  • September Chicago PMI 60.5     Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports a drop in Chicago PMI of fairly large magnitude.

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

  • OTTAWA, Sept 30- Canada's economy did not expand in July, breaking a six-month streak of consecutive gains, Statistics Canada data indicated on Tuesday, ensuring the third quarter started sluggishly. Statscan said real gross domestic product was unchanged from June. The data will put little pressure on the Bank of Canada to raise interest rates.

  • BEIJING, Sept 30- China cut mortgage rates and downpayment levels for some home buyers on Tuesday for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis, making one of its biggest moves this year to boost an economy increasingly threatened by a sagging housing market.