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  • Santelli: 10-year unchanged on the week  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 9:42 AM ET

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

  • OTTAWA, Jan 23- Lower gasoline costs pulled down the Canadian annual inflation rate in December to a nine-month low, Statistics Canada said on Friday, two days after the Bank of Canada cut interest rates due to slumping oil prices. But in a sign that inflation was not totally benign, the measure of core inflation- which strips out the prices of some volatile items and...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Jan 23- South Africa's Reserve Bank will keep its benchmark interest rate at 5.75 percent on Thursday following a dip in inflation due to lower oil prices, a Reuters poll forecast on Friday. A more stable rand, since the European Central Bank's decision on Thursday to launch quantitative easing lifted emerging market currencies, has also reduced...

  • Goldman's Blankfein: This market hard to figure out Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 8:38 AM ET
    Lloyd Blankfein, CEO, Goldman Sachs Group

    Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein tells CNBC that stock volatility is probably back for the foreseeable future.

  • OTTAWA, Jan 23- Lower gasoline costs pulled down the Canadian annual inflation rate in December to a nine-month low, Statistics Canada said on Friday, two days after the Bank of Canada cut interest rates due to slumping oil prices. The annualized rate in December dropped to 1.5 percent from 2.0 percent in November, which is the midpoint of the Bank of Canada's 1 to 3...

  • Kyle Bass: Falling oil to push back Fed rate hike Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 8:12 AM ET
    Kyle Bass at the 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass tells CNBC that falling oil prices are creating a "deflationary environment" that will force the Fed to delay a rate hike.

  • US banks resign themselves to lower yields Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 7:32 AM ET
    A Wells Fargo bank branch in New York City.

    U.S. banks are now resigning themselves to at least another few quarters of low rates, executives and analysts said.

  • The European Central Bank said on Thursday it would buy 60 billion euros of bonds a month starting in March, boosting Russian assets. Russia's key interest rate is at 17 percent, more than 10 percent higher than in most Western countries. The rouble was also supported on Friday by higher prices for oil, Russia's chief export.

  • *Interest rate cuts seen in China, India, South Korea. BENGALURU, Jan 23- Emerging Asian economies will grow at a lackluster pace this year and next, held back by a slowdown in China and weak global demand, while cooling inflation will probably throw open the door for monetary policy easing, a Reuters poll showed. China's growth rate will probably slow further to 7.0...

  • SEOUL, Jan 23- South Korea's economy slowed sharply in the final quarter of 2014, with growth hovering around six-year lows, knocked by weak government spending and global demand and heaping pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates further. The weak quarterly growth rate, which was in line with forecast from a Reuters survey of 16 analysts, comes after...

  • More rate cuts to come in India?  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:40 PM ET

    Arundhati Bhattacharya , Chairperson of State Bank of India, believes that the Reserve Bank of India's unscheduled rate cut last week signals the start of an easing cycle.

  • The 29- year-old Standard Chartered economist predicted the Bank of Canada would cut its key interest rate by 50 basis points in March, alone among veteran market watchers who saw no rate move for the full year. "Some analysts may have been drinking from the forward guidance fountain a bit too much," he said from Standard Chartered's New York office where he moved...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- Federal Reserve policymakers, already struggling to assure investors that they remain on track for a mid-year interest rate rise, will find the task has just become harder with their peers in Europe and elsewhere headed in the opposite direction. The European Central Bank's decision on Thursday to pump 60 billion euros a month into the...

  • US average rate on 30-year home loan 3.63 percent Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 4:26 PM ET

    Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30- year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013.

  • ST. CATHARINES, Ontario, Jan 22- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper voiced complete confidence in the Bank of Canada on Thursday, a day after it stunned markets by cutting interest rates amid a plunge in oil prices. Harper said the economy did not need stimulus measures and noted the Bank of Canada was still predicting some growth this year.

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, Jan 22- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's crusade to win back investor confidence has entrusted policymakers with the tough mission of hiking interest rates while major central banks cut them, raising the prospect of another recession in Latin America's biggest economy. The move left the Brazilian central bank at odds with the...

  • Recent moves by central banks, at a glance Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 3:09 PM ET

    On Thursday, the European Central Bank unveiled its latest plan to support Europe's stagnating economy: It pledged to start spending 60 billion euros on government and private bonds every month. The ECB's announcement followed surprise moves by the Swiss National Bank last week and the Bank of Canada on Wednesday. Interest rates: The European Central Bank...

  • ST. CATHARINES, Ontario, Jan 22- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper voiced complete confidence in the Bank of Canada on Thursday and said its surprise interest rate cut this week was appropriate. The Bank of Canada stunned markets by cutting interest rates on Wednesday, citing a threat to economic growth and its inflation targets from the oil price plunge...

  • ST. CATHARINES, Ontario, Jan 22- Prime Minister Stephen Harper voiced complete confidence in the Bank of Canada on Thursday and said its interest rate cut on Wednesday, which caught markets by surprise, was appropriate.

  • Average rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.63 pct. Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:29 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30- year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013. The average for a 15- year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, slipped further below 3 percent. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30- year...