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  • BEIJING, March 4- Activity in China's services sector grew modestly in February as new orders rose at their quickest pace in three months, a private survey showed just a few days after the central bank cut interest rates to stimulate the world's second-largest economy. Official surveys showed on Sunday that growth in the services sector picked up to 53.9 last...

  • Why are money rates up despite China's rate cut  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:13 PM ET

    Hayden Briscoe, director of Asia Pacific Fixed Income at AB, says the rise in funding rates following a rate cut over the weekend could mean that China's policy transition mechanism is broken.

  • Corporate bond bubble fears are overdone: Analyst Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 3:56 PM ET

    Brandywine Global's Stephen Smith doesn't see a corporate bond bubble despite huge issuance and growing concern.

  • WASHINGTON— The world's central banks are injecting a new complication into the Federal Reserve's decision on when to raise interest rates from record lows:. Last weekend, China's central bank slashed key rates for a second time in three months to try to stimulate the slowing Chinese economy. That move followed the European Central Bank's decision in January...

  • LONDON, March 3- Copper slid on Tuesday from a seven-week peak hit the previous session and nickel sank to a near 14- month low as optimism over a weekend interest rate cut in top consumer China dissipated and as inventories continue to rise. The news overshadowed the weekend move by China's central bank to cut interest rates. This week could see China's growth...

  • FOREX-Dollar eases after touching 11-year peak Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 3- The dollar softened on Tuesday after touching an 11- year high against an index of other major currencies as dealers awaited details of Europe's massive bond-buying program and a key U.S. jobs report. The dollar surrendered early gains against the euro on widening interest-rate differences and was last flat against Europe's shared currency...

  • Ukraine hikes benchmark interest rate to 30 percent Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:52 AM ET

    KIEV, Ukraine— Ukraine's central bank has sharply hiked its benchmark rate to 30 percent, from 19.5 percent, as financial authorities seek to reverse the rapid devaluation of the national currency. National Bank chairwoman Valeria Gontareva said Tuesday that the measure was aimed at tempering panic in the currency market and reining in inflation.

  • Santelli: Treasury rates creep higher  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:41 AM ET

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

  • Faber Report: All markets love Actavis  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:39 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber has the update on the fixed income market and Actavis' $20 billion bond offering.

  • LONDON, March 3- The dollar rose to 11- year high against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, with the U.S. currency hitting a six-week high against the euro as interest rate differentials moved in favour of U.S. Treasuries and euro zone government bonds widened ahead of details of the European Central Bank's 1.1 trillion euro bond buying programme, giving...

  • By Daren Butler and Nevzat Devranoglu. ISTANBUL, March 3- Turkish inflation rose slightly less than expected in February but remained significantly above the central bank's target, limiting its room to make the deep interest rate cuts demanded by President Tayyip Erdogan. Seeking to boost flagging growth ahead of a June general election, Erdogan has warned...

  • *China sees sluggish pick-up in demand after New Year hols. LONDON, March 3- Copper prices slipped on Tuesday from a seven-week peak hit in the previous session as excitement over a weekend interest rate cut in top consumer China dissipated, and as the dollar was seen gaining strength. This week could see China's growth forecast coming in at around 7 percent, and...

  • Australia's RBA keeps rates on hold: Reaction  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:45 AM ET

    Kamal Sharma, G10 foreign exchange strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discusses the Australian dollar after the Reserve Bank of Australia didn't hike rates.

  • *Gold back above $1,200, but below two-week high. March 3- Gold edged higher on Tuesday, recovering from early losses that pulled it briefly below $1,200 an ounce, as the dollar came off an 11- year peak against a basket of currencies. Gold fell the most in five months in February, with the Federal Reserve seen to be set to lift rates this year for the first time since 2006...

  • How to read RBA's policy decision  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 AM ET

    The Reserve Bank of Australia indicates that it could put rates on hold for the time being and will only opt for further rate cuts, if necessary, says Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, March 3- The dollar pulled back a little from an 11- year peak against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, with the Australian dollar stealing the spotlight as it surged after the Reserve Bank of Australia stood pat on interest rates. The U.S. currency also was pressured against the yen after Etsuro Honda, an economic adviser to Japanese Prime...

  • *China approves 24 IPOs; renews concerns over liquidity. SHANGHAI, March 3- China stocks sagged on Tuesday as investor excitement over a weekend interest rate cut waned, with a flood of new initial public offerings fanning concerns about tighter liquidity. "The rate cut was expected, and it shows that the economy is rather poor," said Hou Yinmin, strategist of AJ...

  • Are US markets overvalued?  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:12 PM ET

    Tony Nash, vice President of Delta Economics, discusses whether U.S. equity markets are overvalued, after the Nasdaq closed above the 5,000 milestone on Monday.

  • *Gold below $1,200, slips further from Monday's two-week high. March 3- Gold dropped for a second session on Tuesday, pulling further away from a two-week high as growing expectations for a U.S. interest rate hike kept the dollar near an 11- year peak against a basket of currencies. Spot gold fell nearly 1 percent to a session low of $1,194.90 an ounce and was trading...

  • Why the RBA could hold fire  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 9:48 PM ET

    After rolling out a rate cut last month, the Reserve Bank of Australia could adopt a "wait and see" attitude at Tuesday's meeting, says Callum Henderson, global head of FX Research at Standard Chartered.