Interest Rates


  • LONDON, July 22- Global regulators have proposed a twin-track approach to ensuring that interest rate benchmarks are less prone to manipulation by recommending safeguards to the current system and also by developing alternatives.

  • Santelli Exchange: Curve flattening     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks to Daniel Stecich, Athena Advisor Services, about the current economic landscape and reasons why the yield curve is flattening.

  • *Raises 2014 profit forecast to $10.85- $11.15/ share. July 22- Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon's largest defense supplier, reported a 3.5 percent rise in quarterly profit as higher interest rates lowered its pension liability.

  • Santelli: Inflation data not cool     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 9:46 AM ET

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

  • Ahead of the Bell: US home sales Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The National Association of Realtors reports on existing home sales in June. Mortgage rates have come down this year, with 30- year mortgages standing at 4.12 percent last week, according to the Freddie Mac survey.

  • FOREX-Aussie ticks higher, yen eases back Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:12 AM ET

    LONDON, July 22- The Australian dollar rose on Tuesday, the main mover on developed world currency markets, after the country's central bank chief said he was happy with current interest rate levels and made no attempt to talk down the currency.

  • The top market risk this summer is... Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Volatility measures suggest investors feel complacent, but a wedge of looming swans may disrupt the calm this summer, Societe Generale said.

  • US Treasury bill rates mixed at weekly auction Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with three-month bills unchanged and six-month bills dropping to their lowest level in three weeks. The Treasury Department auctioned $26 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.025 percent, unchanged from last week.

  • The big bubble debate     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    John Hailer, Natixis Global Asset Management president & CEO, weighs in on Janet Yellen's statement that she is sticking to the Greenspan-Bernanke policy and will not use interest rates to curtail asset bubbles, and discusses if he sees any bubbles right now.

  • This may be the end of the bull market Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    Everyone was waiting for a catalyst to end the bull market—the downing of Flight MH17 plane may be it, says hedge-fund manager Todd Schoenberger.

  • BRASILIA, July 18- The market is getting ahead of itself if it thinks Brazil's central bank could start cutting interest rates again to rescue a weakening economy, a member of the government's economic team told Reuters.

  • Discussing current investment strategy, and the potential timeline and impact of higher interest rates, with Richard Scott, Loews CIO.

  • The Week That Was: Merger mania     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories.

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- The U.S. Treasury asked big Wall Street brokerages on Friday if Washington should start borrowing money over extremely long periods, a move that would potentially help the government capitalize on current low interest rates.

  • Santelli: New flats every day     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

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

  • Are markets doomed or set for more gains? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:26 PM ET

    With the prospects for U.S. economic growth starting to look up, analysts are divided over whether that should mark a sell signal for markets.

  • CNBC's Steve Liesman reports what St. Louis Fed President James Bullard had to say about monetary policy, and the Federal Reserve's goals.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At Noon EDT Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Official: Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people shot down over Ukraine Senate hearing investigating recalls targets GM's legal staff Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year, largest layoffs in company history US stocks move slightly lower as traders digest mixed economic and earnings news; Mattel sinks US home construction drops 9.3 percent in June to rate of 893,000, slowest pace in 9 months Average US mortgage rates decline slightly this week with 30- year dropping to 4.13 percent Airbus beats Boeing at Farnborough with nearly orders valued at nearly twice as much On a roll with hybrid success, Toyota gambles on futuristic fuel cell car running on hydrogen Applications for US jobless benefits fall to 302,000; 4- week average lowest since June 2007 Manufacturing expands at fastest pace in more than 3 years in Philadelphia area

  • AP Top Financial News At Noon EDT Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Official: Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine GM's legal staff targeted at recall hearing Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year Stocks edge lower in midday trading; Mattel sinks US home construction drops 9.3 percent in June Average US mortgage rates dip slightly Airbus beats Boeing at Farnborough in orders race After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell US unemployment aid applications drop to 302,000 Factory growth fastest in 3 years in Philly region

  • LONDON, July 17- Britain's financial watchdog said it had prioritized the worst cases of Libor benchmark interest rate fixing, providing a signal that the largest fines for banks' alleged role in the scandal may already have been levied.