CHICAGO, May 17- The Federal Reserve has not done enough to lower U.S. borrowing costs to boost economic growth, a top Fed official said on Friday, citing his outlook for overly low inflation and overly high unemployment over the next two to three years.» Read More
CHICAGO, May 17- The Federal Reserve has not done enough to lower U.S. borrowing costs to boost economic growth, a top Fed official said on Friday, citing his outlook for overly low inflation and overly high unemployment over the next two to three years.
MEXICO CITY, May 17- Mexico's annual economic growth slumped in early 2013 to its weakest in three years, prompting the government to cut growth estimates and backing expectations of another interest rate cut.
Narayana Kocherlakota of the Minneapolis Fed says the FOMC still has not lowered the "real" interest rate sufficiently, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.
MEXICO CITY, May 17- Mexico's annual growth slumped sharply at the start of 2013 to its weakest in three years despite unexpected strength in the services sector, backing expectations of a further interest rate cut later in 2013..
*Spain, Italian yields extend fall after supply this week. *Spain to auction more bonds next week. LONDON, May 17- German Bunds hit one-week highs on Friday, with traders citing talk the European Central Bank was checking with some banks whether they were ready for a potential cut in its deposit rate to below zero.
Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO & editor-in-chief; and Steve Bertoni, Forbes associate editor, discuss how the social networking company has grown up in the past twelve months.
LONDON, May 17- The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Friday, trading near a 10- month high as debate over whether the Federal Reserve would wind down its asset buying programme later this year gathered pace.
Bob Doll, Nuveen Asset Management, tells "Squawk Box" why he thinks the stock market rally isn't running out of steam. (5:07)
In a wide-ranging interview, Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO & editor-in-chief; and Steve Bertoni, Forbes associate editor, discuss a variety of topics, from Yahoo's move to buy Tumblr; Dell's takeover battle; to the IRS tax targeting scandal.
Artificial Fed moves driving investors to riskier assets, said hedge fund titan Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates. But he also had a warning for investors in an interview with CNBC.
Stocks head into Friday with a weekly gain of 1 percent, but traders are seeing signs of wear as a list of disappointing economic reports stacks up against the market's gains.
The Federal Reserve could begin easing up on the monetary gas pedal this summer and end its bond buys late this year, a top Fed official said Thursday, citing "good news" on jobs.
WASHINGTON _ National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for April, 10 a.m. Eastern; Federal Reserve releases minutes from April interest-rate meeting.
LONDON, May 16- German Bund futures jumped the most in six weeks on Thursday as weak data out of the United States cast doubt over the strength of the recovery in the world's largest economy. "The march higher in the Bund future was very much driven by the soft patch of U.S. data across the board," said David Schnautz, interest rate strategist at Commerzbank.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- Payday loan opponents including Treasurer Gina Raimondo urged Rhode Island lawmakers on Wednesday to limit interest rates on short-term loans _ a proposal that payday lenders say could put them out of business. A bill pending before the General Assembly would cap interest rates at 36 percent.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.
NEW YORK, May 16- Dow and S&P 500 index futures turned lower on Thursday after U.S. weekly jobless claims unexpectedly rose in the latest week and housing starts fell sharply. S&P 500 futures fell 1.9 points and were above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract.
LONDON, May 16- The euro slipped against the dollar and German bond prices rose on Thursday on investor positioning for more monetary easing by the European Central Bank following a run of weak economic data. I think it will confirm in everyone's mind there is no inflation risk, "said Sarah Hewin, senior economist at Standard Chartered Bank.
Peter Fisher of BlackRock Investment Institute said that investors should watch for three distinct stages as the Fed adjusts interest rates.
UBS' Art Cashin explains how Fed tapering will likely impact the markets, and reveals what he will be watching tomorrow.