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  • WASHINGTON, April 18- The International Monetary Fund warned in a draft communique on Saturday that while economic growth in developed countries had strengthened, some emerging nations were being hit by weaker commodity prices and exports. With the United States poised to hike interest rates, the IMF member nations said it was essential that moves to "policy...

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- The Bank of Canada's decision to hold interest rates steady last month, coming on the heels of rising oil prices, appears to have pushed hesitant foreign exchange traders to bid up the Canadian dollar, central bank Governor Stephen Poloz said. And the Canadian dollar usually responds and wasn't, "he told reporters late on Friday on the...

  • NEW YORK, April 17- Global equity markets fell on Friday on reports about a crackdown on margin lending in China, while the dollar retreated on views that stronger U.S. consumer prices were not enough to offset recent weak data that could slow a Federal Reserve interest rate hike. China on Friday also allowed fund managers to lend stocks for short-selling and...

  • The week that was: ETSY doubles on first day   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 4:01 PM ET
    The week that was: ETSY doubles on first day

    CNBC's Mandy Drury looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. Oil rose to it's highest price of the year. And ETSY went public this week, and is now worth $3 billion.

  • Kansas lays groundwork for $1 bln pension bond sale Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 2:36 PM ET

    April 17- Kansas has begun a search for underwriters to sell $1 billion of taxable pension bonds that won final approval this week, the state's Development Finance Authority said on Friday. Kansas sold $500 million of insured pension bonds through the authority in 2004 with interest rates topping out at 5.5 percent for bonds due in 2034.. States and local...

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- U.S. consumer prices increased for a second straight month in March on rising gasoline and housing costs, a sign of inflation that should keep the Federal Reserve on course to start raising interest rates this year. "The data should allay the disinflation concerns that predominated earlier this year and, on the margin, increase the Fed's...

  • *Wall Street, European shares also hit by corporate earnings. NEW YORK, April 17- Global equity markets fell on Friday as a crackdown on margin lending in China sent ripples around the world, while the dollar gained on rising U.S. consumer price data that should keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year. Stocks in Europe and on Wall Street...

  • LONDON, April 17- A months-long Russian Eurobond rally that drove some sovereign debt prices to multi-year highs is spilling into rouble bonds, with double-digit yields and the promise of interest rate cuts luring foreigners. Russia's most-traded dollar bond, due 2030, has risen 18 cents since end-January to its highest since November 2013.

  • Houston, we have inflation: Pro   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    Houston, we have inflation: Pro

    Savita Subramanian, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Jennifer Vail, US Bank Wealth Management, forecast what the Fed's next moves will be, retail sales, and earnings season.

  • Santelli: Euro zone flirts with negative yields   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 9:41 AM ET
    Santelli: Euro zone flirts with negative yields

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

  • *U.S. consumer prices rise for a 2nd month. NEW YORK, April 17- The dollar rebounded from a three-week low against the yen and a 10- day trough against a currency basket on Friday, bolstered by data showing inflation starting to creep into the U.S. economy, a development that should keep the Federal Reserve on track to lift interest rates this year.

  • LONDON, April 17- A former UK broker on Friday pleaded not guilty in a London court to a criminal charge he conspired to manipulate Libor benchmark interest rates. Noel Cryan, a former employee at UK brokerage Tullett Prebon, is charged with conspiracy to defraud between February and December 2009 and is the first former Tullett employee to face sanction in a...

  • *Consumer prices rise 0.2 percent in March. WASHINGTON, April 17- U.S. consumer prices rose for a second straight month in March as the cost of gasoline and shelter increased, signs of some inflation that should keep the Federal Reserve on course to start raising interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2...

  • Gasoline, shelter costs lift U.S. consumer prices Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 17- U.S. consumer prices rose for a second straight month in March as the cost of gasoline and shelter increased, signs of some inflation that should keep the Federal Reserve on course to start raising interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month after a similar gain in...

  • *Dollar index on track for 2nd worst week since 2011. LONDON, April 17- The dollar skidded to a 10- day low against a basket of major currencies on Friday, after a run of weak U.S. economic data that has cast doubt on prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate rise in the coming months. Traders will be watching U.S. consumer inflation data due at 1230 GMT for further...

  • BEIJING, April 17- China will deepen interest rate reforms, state radio on Friday quoted Premier Li Keqiang as saying.

  • G20 SAYS WELCOMES STRENGTHENING IN SOME KEY ECONOMIES BUT CITES CHALLENGES, INCLUDING FOREX VOLATILITY AND LOW INFLATION WITH NEGATIVE INTEREST RATES- DRAFT COMMUNIQUE.

  • LONDON, April 17- The prospect of deeper interest rate cuts took Russia's rouble more than 2 percent lower on Friday, knocking it off 4-1/ 2- month highs against the dollar, while Russian equity markets also slipped. "The rouble has appreciated so much recently that from the point of view of the central bank and government it makes sense to try and cap it so as not to...

  • *Dollar index on track for worst week in month. LONDON, April 17- The dollar fell for a fourth straight day on Friday, coming close to its one-week low, after a run of weak U.S. economic data cast doubt on prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate rise in coming months. said Peter Kinsella, senior FX strategist at Commmerzbank in London.

  • Faber: Global economy is 'weakening'   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Faber: Global economy is 'weakening'

    Marc Faber, editor and publisher at The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, says he completely disagrees with the IMF, and that "the global economy is not strengthening, it is weakening."