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  • Nikkei ends flat as profit-taking tempers Fed optimism Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:12 AM ET

    TOKYO, April 17- Japan's Nikkei share average ended flat in choppy trade on Thursday as profit-taking from the previous day's large gains offset optimism that the U.S. Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low for an extended period.

  • Vera Eve Lim, CFO at Bank Danamon Indonesia, explains why the lender saw a 13 percent drop in first-quarter earnings.

  • TOKYO, April 17- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat in choppy trade on Thursday morning as profit-taking from the previous day's big gains offset strength in U.S. shares which rose on confidence that the Federal Reserve will keep the interest rates low.

  • *Yahoo rallies after results; BofA falls. NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. stocks rose 1 percent on Wednesday, advancing for a third straight session as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to keeping interest rates low and Yahoo rallied.

  • NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. stocks rose 1 percent on Wednesday, advancing for a third straight session as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to keeping interest rates low. Yahoo's shares rallied, giving a boost to the S&P 500.. The Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 52.06 points, or 1.29 percent, to close unofficially at 4,086.23.

  • Fed Chair Yellen's message     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    Discussing Fed Chair Janet Yellen's view on the economy and the recovery, with Brian Levitt, Oppenheimer Funds senior economist; Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities senior fellow; and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Top 3 takeaways from Yellen     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Jeff Cox discusses the top three things he took away from Janet Yellen's speech today at the economics club.

  • *Rates on hold at 1 percent since September 2010. OTTAWA, April 16- Canadian central bank chief Stephen Poloz said on Wednesday an interest rate cut is still a possibility even though the bank forecasts inflation will pick up speed this year and approach its 2 percent target.

  • NEW YORK, April 16- The Federal Reserve's still distant decision to raise interest rates will depend on how far the U.S. economy remains from the central bank's employment and inflation goals, and how long it will likely take to meet them, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday.

  • Traders eye market moves as Yellen speaks     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    FMHR trader Stephen Weiss expects a lift in the developed markets based on comments made by Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

  • Yellen: FOMC to keep rates low     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight into the highlights of Fed Chair Janet Yellen's comments at The Economic Club of New York.

  • NEW YORK, April 16- The length of time the Federal Reserve keeps its key interest rate near zero will depend on how far the U.S. economy remains from the central bank's employment and inflation goals, and how long it will likely take to meet them, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, April 16- Britain's economy kept up its strong rate of growth at the start of 2014 and is expected to slow only marginally as the Bank of England leaves its main interest rate at rock bottom for another year, a Reuters poll found.

  • Here's what's driving interest rates: Santelli     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

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

  • TREASURIES-Yields rise on Chinese growth, rising stocks Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    *Prices fall as China growth beats expectations, stocks rise. China, the world's second-largest economy, grew 7.4 percent in the January-March quarter from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. "That momentarily took the air out of that move," said Jim Vogel, an interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • NEW YORK, April 16- Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week as interest rates declined, an industry group said on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes both refinancing and home purchase demand, rose 4.3 percent in the week ended April 11.

  • Dollar-yen to hit 106 in medium term: Nordea     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:46 PM ET

    Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading Markets for Singapore at Nordea, says a rise in U.S. interest rates could take the currency pair higher.

  • Fed's Rosengren wants more explicit rates guidance Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 4:24 PM ET
    Eric Rosengren, Boston Federal Reserve president

    The Fed should "explicitly" say it will keep rates near zero until the economy is within a year of reaching Fed goals, a policymaker said.

  • Fed's Rosengren calls for more explicit rates guidance Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    BANGOR, Maine, April 15- The Federal Reserve should "explicitly" state that it will keep interest rates near zero until the U.S. economy is within one year of reaching the central bank's employment and inflation goals, a top Fed policymaker said on Tuesday.

  • Scarce land could blunt recovery for U.S. homebuilders Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    The Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction index has regained much of the ground lost in the second half of 2013, when rising mortgage rates and wider economic uncertainty broke an 18- month winning streak for homebuilder stocks. The average forecast covers D.R. Horton Inc, PulteGroup Inc, Lennar Corp, KB Home and Toll Brothers Inc..

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