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  • Leading economic indicator up 0.8%     Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the Conference Board's index of leading indicators for September increased 0.8 percent. Steve Liesman reports where Q3 GDP is tracking.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 23- Pressure is growing on Russia's central bank to adopt more radical measures to defend the tumbling rouble, such as interest rate rises, but there is no easy fix. The bank's board meets on Oct. 31 to discuss monetary policy and there is growing speculation it may soon raise rates to support the rouble, which is being hit by plunging oil prices and Western...

  • Santelli: Flattening creeps in     Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

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

  • LONDON, Oct 23- Britain's Serious Fraud Office has asked the government for an extra 26.5 million pounds to help fund complex inquiries such as financial benchmark manipulation and top corruption cases. Its biggest and costliest cases remain the investigation into the manipulation of Libor interest rates, an inquiry into circumstances surrounding...

  • LONDON, Oct 23- Britain's leading prosecutor, the Serious Fraud Office, has asked its government paymasters for an extra 26.5 million pounds to help fund complex investigations, such as alleged financial benchmark manipulation and corruption cases. The agency, which nine months ago sought another 19 million pounds to bolster investigations such as the Libor...

  • Alexei Kudrin, former finance minister of Russia, says the country's central bank "will not participate" in currency interventions.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 23- Ukraine's largest steelmaker, Metinvest, has offered holders of its $500 million bond which was due to mature in May 2015 a longer-term bond to November 2017 with an increased interest rate of 10.5 percent per annum. "The Issuer expects its EBITDA and operating cash flow in the second half of 2014 will decrease as compared to the first half of 2014 and...

  • TOKYO, Oct 23- Japanese investors may increasingly shift funds overseas as U.S. and British central banks prepare the ground to raise interest rates even as the Bank of Japan maintains its ultra-loose monetary policy, BOJ board member Sayuri Shirai said. But there are no signs that the BOJ's "quantitative and qualitative easing" is creating financial...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 22- U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in September, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve ample room to keep interest rates low for a while. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 percent last month as a rise in food and shelter costs offset a decline in energy prices.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 22- The Bank of Canada dropped any reference to taking a neutral stance on interest rates on Wednesday after having already signaled that it would generally not give forward guidance on its rate moves. The bank did voice new concern on Wednesday about Canada's heated housing market and household debt but it said underlying inflationary pressures...

  • Kyle Bass: Fed tapers to zero next week     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Management, provides perspective on central bank policy and the health of the global economy. Hayman discusses his currency outlook.

  • Santelli: Yield curve steepening     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

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

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 22- U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in September, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve ample room to keep interest rates low for a while. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 percent last month as a rise in food and shelter costs offset a broad decline in energy prices.

  • U.S. consumer prices barely rise as energy costs fall Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 22- U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in September as energy costs fell broadly, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve ample room to keep interest rates low for a while. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 percent last month after declining 0.2 percent in August.

  • Icahn sounds high-yield bond alarm     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 6:48 AM ET

    Peter Fisher, BlackRock Investment Institute, shares his thoughts on the bond market as the Fed readies to wind down QE and investors keep a close eye on interest rates.

  • LONDON, Oct 22- Most Bank of England policymakers are firmly against raising interest rates, seeing little evidence of inflation pressures while the slowing euro zone poses growing risks, minutes of their latest meeting showed. The majority of the Bank's rate-setters saw good reasons to keep rates at their record low of 0.5 percent at their Oct. 7-8 meeting,...

  • Sterling falls as Bank of England remains divided Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    The Bank of England (BoE) remains split on the future path of interest rates in the U.K., according to the minutes of its latest policy meeting.

  • Bank of England keeps rates steady Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:57 AM ET

    LONDON— Bank of England policymakers remain split on raising interest rates, voting 7-2 at their last meeting to maintain a record low rate of 0.5 percent amid increasing pessimism about the global economy. Martin Weale and Ian McCafferty remained the only two voting for a hike and argued that the labor market is tightening. The decision comes days after the...

  • *BoE minutes eyed for UK interest rate clues. LONDON, Oct 22- The euro hit a one-week low against the dollar on Wednesday following a Reuters report that the European Central Bank was considering buying corporate bonds, highlighting the diverging policy outlooks for the euro zone and the United States. Fresh ECB easing could restore the interest rate gap between...

  • TOKYO, Oct 22- The euro flirted with one-week lows on Wednesday following a Reuters report that the European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds, while recovery in risk appetite underpinned the dollar against the yen. The prospect of fresh ECB easing could restore the interest rate gap between Europe and the United States, helping to underpin...