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  • OTTAWA, July 7- Canada's trade deficit widened to its second-largest on record in May as non-energy exports fell, fueling expectations the Bank of Canada could cut interest rates as early as next week to support an economy at risk of recession. Energy products exports rose 1.3 percent, but non-energy exports, which the Bank of Canada is hoping will help drive...

  • A job seeker holds an application while waiting in line to enter the Choice Career Fair in San Antonio, Texas.

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on JOLTS data, saying May's job openings remain at a historical high.

  • Santelli: Global market effect

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar, as an emergency summit is taking place in Greece.

  • *Defendant Hayes, former UBS, Citigroup trader, takes stand. LONDON, July 7- Tom Hayes, the first person to face trial by jury over allegations he conspired to rig global Libor interest rates, told a London court on Tuesday he had not acted dishonestly and just wanted to do a good job. Taking the stand for the first time in the high-profile trial at Southwark Crown Court,...

  • *Circumspect on implications of China, Greece troubles. SYDNEY, July 7- Australia's central bank held interest rates at record lows on Tuesday as sliding commodity prices, a still-high currency and mounting economic uncertainty in China argue for continued stimulus, and even the chance of more cuts. He also declined to go into detail on the implications of...

  • What the RBA will be focusing on

    Savanth Sebastian, equities economist at CommSec, expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to focus on the Australian currency and the pullback in Chinese stocks at its monthly policy meeting.

  • Why the RBA will stand pat on interest rates

    The Reserve Bank of Australia will likely keep interest rates on hold as the central bank assesses how its earlier rate cuts are filtering through the economy, says Katrina Ell, economist at Moody's Analytics.

  • SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting- 0430 GMT. PARIS- Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer is due to speak about EU capital markets union at a financial sector conference- 0700 GMT. FRANKFURT- German's Bundesbank Board member Joachim Nagel to speak on "Asset Management of Public Pension Funds"- 1400 GMT.

  • 'RBA will be on hold for quite awhile': HSBC

    Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC, expects the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to keep its cash rate unchanged for the next 18 months.

  • LA PAZ, July 6- Bolivia may issue up to $1 billion in international bonds this year to help finance new state-run industries and roads, but uncertainty over when the United States will raise interest rates is complicating timing, its economy minister said. This would help ease Bolivia's dependency on gas exports and reduce its vulnerability to global commodity...

  • Insurers seek rate hikes and here's why Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 2:24 PM ET
    Insurers seek rate hikes and here's why

    CNBC contributor Dan Mangan, says some health insurers say they are paying more out in claims than they are collecting in premiums.

  • Don't lose your cool over Greece: Expert Sunday, 5 Jul 2015 | 6:20 PM ET
    Don't lose your cool over Greece: Expert

    While Wall Street will reopen to volatile trade on Monday, Masood Vojdani, founder of MV Financial, advises U.S. investors to stay patient as the Greek situation will likely be resolved soon.

  • TOKYO, July 3- Japanese government bond prices firmed on Friday, tracking firmer Treasuries after a disappointing U.S. employment report raised doubts about whether U.S. interest rates would rise this year. Volume was thin due to caution ahead of Greece's referendum on Sunday on its bailout conditions, as well as a U.S. market holiday on Friday to observe...

  • Why the Fed needs to stay data dependent Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 10:18 PM ET
    Why the Fed needs to stay data dependent

    While the number of new jobs in the U.S. is rising, wages and work force participation remain weak, says Sandy Lincoln, chief market strategist at BMO Asset Management.

  • Timing of Fed rate hike isn't crucial: Konyn Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 8:16 PM ET
    Timing of Fed rate hike isn't crucial: Konyn

    Mark Konyn, CEO at Cathay Conning Asset Management, says the timing of the Fed's interest rate hike "is not critical or crucial."

  • US yields slip after June jobs data fall short Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 6:09 PM ET
    US yields slip after June jobs data fall short

    Jeremy Hill, managing director at Old Blackheath Companies, says the reaction in the bond market following the U.S. jobs report reflects the view that the Fed would be in no hurry to raise rates.

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, tempering expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The Labor Department said on Thursday nonfarm payrolls rose 223,000 last month after a downwardly revised 254,000 increase in May, with construction and government employment...

  • NEW YORK— If investors hoped Thursday's U.S. jobs report would give them clarity, they were probably disappointed. The report, one of the most-watched pieces of news in financial markets, painted a mixed picture for U.S. employment. And it left a key question hanging over stocks and bonds: When and how quickly will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates?

  • Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week, reaching high levels for the year.

  • *Greece concerns hang over markets. NEW YORK, July 2- The U.S. dollar index fell from a three-week high on Thursday as chances of a U.S. interest rate hike as soon as September took a hit following a weaker-than-expected U.S. payrolls report, while Wall Street and world stock markets also ticked down. Across the Atlantic, Greece was headed to a referendum on Sunday that...