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  • Santelli: 'Da spreads! Da spreads!'     Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

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

  • MOSCOW, Nov 28- Russia's economy will eke out growth this year but shrink in 2015 as a slump in oil prices and Western sanctions imposed over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis drag on activity, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. "Private consumption expansion is slowing down at an alarming rate on high interest rates and a weakening rouble," said Danske Bank...

  • TOKYO, Nov 28- Japanese government bond yields on Friday turned negative for the first time as the Bank of Japan's massive asset-purchase scheme aimed at boosting inflation and reviving the economy led to a severe shortage of bonds in the market. Record low interest rates in Europe have seen yields in Germany and Switzerland turn negative, prompting European...

  • TOKYO, Nov 28- Japanese government bonds traded at a negative yield for the first time ever on Friday, thanks to the Bank of Japan's massive asset-purchase scheme as it seeks to stoke inflation and revive an economy that slipped into recession in the third-quarter. Negative yield is an unusual, but not uncommon occurrence- record-low interest rates in Europe, for...

  • Japan bond yield goes negative as BOJ faces oil threat Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 11:59 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 28- Japanese government bonds traded at a negative yield for the first time ever on Friday, thanks to the Bank of Japan's massive asset-purchase scheme as it seeks to stoke inflation and revive an economy that slipped into recession in the third-quarter. Negative yield is an unusual, but not uncommon occurrence- record-low interest rates in Europe, for...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 28- China stocks rallied for the seventh straight session on Friday and looked headed for their biggest monthly gain in nearly two years as a surprise interest rate cut and hopes of further policy easing re-ignited demand for mainland shares. Investors had snapped up shares in the lead-up to the launch of the Shanghai- Hong Kong stock connect...

  • DBS: Predict India GDP at 5.3%     Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 8:42 PM ET

    Radhika Rao, Economist at DBS, expects India's economy to grow 5.3 percent on year during the July-September period, which is above consensus of 5.1 percent.

  • Banking tricks blunt China's drive to increase lending Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 6:14 PM ET

    A number of tricks used by China's bankers will likely undercut any attempt to measure any change in lending stemming from the PBOC's rate cut.

  • LONDON, Nov 27- European firms squeezed by low interest rates are having to consider new, riskier ways to manage trillions in corporate cash as they are snubbed by banks awash in new regulation that may also spell the demise of their go-to investment funds. Corporate treasurers have been under pressure since the financial crisis of 2007-09 when the collapse of...

  • BERLIN, Nov 27- Germany's unemployment rate touched a record low of 6.6 percent in November, underscoring the huge gap in labor market conditions between Europe's largest economy and its struggling euro zone partners. Record employment, rising wages and low interest rates are helping to prop up domestic demand in Germany, whose economy has suffered from...

  • STOCKHOLM, Nov 27- What should a central bank do next when it already has zero interest rates and arguably still faces the threat of Japanese-style deflation? If it's the Swedish Riksbank, it should keep cutting, and do so soon, says Lars Svensson. Svensson disagrees, saying Sweden should go into negative rates- effectively charging banks to deposit funds at the...

  • Banking tricks blunt China's drive to increase lending Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 4:16 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Nov 27- China hopes that last week's interest rate cut will increase lending into the economy to shore up flagging growth, but measuring any rise will be impeded by a number of tricks the country's bankers use to manipulate the figures. Chinese banks, which are heavily controlled by the government, are often instructed to match their lending practice to...

  • MUMBAI, Nov 27- Anticipating data out on Friday will show weakening economic growth, India's finance ministry will argue for an interest rate cut, but bankers and company executives say the key to recovery lies in how fast Prime Minister Narendra Modi acts on reforms. The Lanco Infratech unit's biggest problem is a shortage of coal supplied by an inefficient...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 27- China stocks were mixed on Thursday, with Hong Kong shares correcting slightly while mainland indexes charged ahead as onshore investors kept putting money into equities in the wake of Beijing's interest-rate cut. The official Shanghai Securities News reported on Thursday that 94.4 billion yuan was added to brokerage accounts in the first...

  • China isn't playing with fire, this expert says     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 8:35 PM ET

    Julian Evans-Pritchard, China Economist at Capital Economics, explains the timing behind the People's Bank of China's interest rate cut.

  • Jonathan Garner. MD and Chief Asia & Emerging Market Equity Strategist at Morgan Stanley, is cautiously optimistic that monetary easing in Japan and China will boost Asian growth next year.

  • Outlook for 2015: All about the Fed     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist, Asia at JP Morgan, says the divergence of global monetary policy on expectations of a Fed rate hike will be the key theme next year.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has said the tenor of economic data will decide when the U.S. central bank raises interest rates. But she also has placed special emphasis on a set of equations for what she dubbed in a November 2012 speech as "optimal policy" or "optimal control." Several top officials have said they are not likely to bump rates up...

  • US 30-year mortgage rates slip to 3.97 percent Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates ticked down for the third straight week, a positive trend for potential homebuyers. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30- year mortgage declined to 3.97 percent this week from 3.99 percent last week. Rates have fallen in recent weeks amid economic slowdowns in Europe and China and...

  • Santelli Exchange: Central bank trade     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Andy Brenner, National Alliance Securities, discuss the flaws with central bank policy and the problems with quantitative easing.