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  • Russia raises key rate amid Ukraine concerns Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Russia's central bank has unexpectedly raised its key interest rate in a bid to stem inflation and support the currency as the country faces increasing economic pressure over its policies in Ukraine. The bank said Friday it has lifted its one-week auction rate by 0.5 percentage points to 8 percent.

  • MOSCOW, July 25- Russia's central bank raised its key interest rate by 50 basis points on Friday in an unexpected move and said it could raise rates further, citing concerns about high inflation and geopolitical tensions- an apparent reference to Ukraine.

  • MOSCOW, July 25- Russia's central bank raised its key interest rate at a regular board meeting on Friday in an unexpected move, citing concerns about high inflation which remains well above the bank's target.

  • UK flash GDP: 'Doesn't tell us anything new'     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Marc Ostwald, strategist at ADM Investor Services, says the preliminary reading of the U.K.'s second quarter GDP is unlikely to change the outlook for rates.

  • U.S. Senate panel to consider 'too big to fail' report Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 24- A U.S. Senate panel will meet next Thursday to discuss results of a much anticipated government study that looked at whether the biggest banks can borrow at lower interest rates because investors think they would be bailed out in a crisis.

  • Correction: Housing-Clinging to Low Rates story Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a story July 11 about people who are hesitant to sell their homes and give up their ultra-low mortgage rates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a rental index compiled by real estate data provider Zillow had risen 19 percent in the past year.

  • July 24- Even adjusting for extraordinarily low interest rates, global equities are expensive and finding double-digit annual real returns over the next five years is going to be tough.

  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.13 pct. Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher this week, remaining near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average for a 30- year loan was 4.13 percent, unchanged from last week.

  • Santelli: Pound deteriorating     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

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

  • Alternative investments in low-rate world     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    Greg Fleming, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, shares his outlook on the markets and when rates are likely to head higher.

  • *China manufacturing PMI hits 18- month high; new orders surge. While China is relying on increased government stimulus to steer its economy away from reliance on exports and towards consumer spending, Europe has taken the opposite approach, combining fiscal austerity with near-zero interest rates.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:47 a.m. EDT Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:47 AM ET

    European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights amid ongoing safety concerns China factory activity at 18- month high as mini-stimulus for No. 2 economy takes effect Facebook on a roll as 2nd- quarter earnings, revenue surpass expectations Standard& Poor's 500 index ekes out all-time high after Apple and Boeing report earnings Still-slow rebound belies a sturdier economy with less consumer debt and more educated workers Hyundai Motor's 2 Q profit dips due to strong South Korean won IMF sees US growth this year at weakest pace since recession after sharp 1 Q contraction South Korea unveils stimulus plans as shock of ferry sinking slows growth Atlantic City mayor says 6 potential buyers for Revel casino; Atlantic Club may be re-sold New Zealand raises benchmark interest rate to 3.5 percent but signals pause in future hikes

  • *Fed officials meet July 29-30 to discuss policy. NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 24- The U.S. Yet Fed officials, who gather for a policy meeting July 29-30, are in no rush to talk about hiking interest rates because wage gains remain stubbornly low, raising questions about just how close the United States is to full employment.

  • AP Top Financial News At 12:44 a.m. EDT Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    China factory index at 18- month high in July Facebook 2 Q earnings, revenue soar S&P 500 ekes out record high as earnings roll in US economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier IMF sees US growth at weakest since recession South Korea unveils stimulus after ferry sinking Mayor: 6 potential buyers for Revel casino New Zealand raises interest rate to 3.5 percent SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds Japan trade deficit at record $75 B in first half

  • RBNZ surprises with currency comments     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy at Westpac Bank, says the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is trying to "re-connect" its currency with the country's key commodity exports.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:05 a.m. EDT Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    China factory activity at 18- month high as mini-stimulus for No. 2 economy takes effect Facebook on a roll as 2nd- quarter earnings, revenue surpass expectations Standard& Poor's 500 index ekes out all-time high after Apple and Boeing report earnings Still-slow rebound belies a sturdier economy with less consumer debt and more educated workers IMF sees US growth this year at weakest pace since recession after sharp 1 Q contraction New Zealand raises benchmark interest rate to 3.5 percent but signals pause in future hikes Atlantic City mayor says 6 potential buyers for Revel casino; Atlantic Club may be re-sold In a divided vote, SEC supports an end to $1 a share price for some riskier money-market funds Japan trade deficit at record $74.9 billion in first half as import growth outpaces exports South Korea unveils stimulus plans as shock of ferry sinking slows growth

  • WELLINGTON, July 24- New Zealand's central bank lifted its official cash rate by 25 basis points to 3.50 percent as expected on Thursday, but then suspended its rapid-fire run of interest rate rises to study their impact on the economy.

  • WELLINGTON, July 24- New Zealand's central bank lifted its official cash rate by 25 basis points to 3.50 percent as expected on Thursday, but then suspended its rapid-fire run of interest rate rises to study their impact on the economy.

  • New Zealand raises interest rate to 3.5 percent Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand— New Zealand on Thursday raised its benchmark interest rate to 3.5 percent but signaled it was pausing its program of rate hikes. The announcement prompted a sharp drop in the New Zealand dollar, which was trading down nearly 1 percent at $0.8625.

  • WELLINGTON, July 24- New Zealand's central bank raised interest rates to the highest level in more than 5 years on Thursday but said it would now take a breather as it looked at the impact of its tightening and watched inflation in the economy.