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  • SHANGHAI, June 3- A major China stock index slipped on Wednesday, after two sessions of strong gains, as a dozen new share offerings hit a market already pulled down by big banks on signs their margins could be hurt by accelerated interest rate liberalization. Shares of top banks sagged, after China launched certificates of deposit, paving the way for full interest...

  • TOKYO, June 3- Japanese shares fell on Wednesday as investors booked profits from the market's longest rally in nearly three decades, with interest-rate sensitive stocks under the strongest pressure after bond yields rose globally. The Nikkei share average ended 0.3 percent lower at 20,473.51 points. The market had rallied for 12 straight sessions until...

  • BRASILIA, June 3- Brazil is poised to raise interest rates by 50 basis points on Wednesday for the fifth straight time, maintaining its tight money campaign to battle inflation despite fears it could worsen an expected economic recession. Central bank chief Alexandre Tombini repeated recently that the bank still has work to do to make good on its promise to...

  • SHANGHAI, June 3- China stocks fell on Wednesday morning as a dozen initial public offerings hit a market already pulled down by bank heavyweights on signs of accelerated interest rate liberalisation that threatens their margins. Banking shares sagged, after China launched certificates of deposit, paving the way for full interest rate liberalisation.

  • Why RBI's rate cut failed to jolt markets   Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 11:35 PM ET
    Why RBI's rate cut failed to jolt markets

    Vikas Khemani, CEO of Edelweiss, says investors were disappointed with the lack of a guidance in the Reserve Bank of India's commentary on Tuesday.

  • Nikkei steps back on profit-taking after long rally Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 10:26 PM ET

    *Profit-taking set in after 12- day rally until Monday. TOKYO, June 3- Japanese shares slipped on Wednesday as investors booked profits from the market's longest rally in more than three decades, with interest rate sensitive stocks sold the most after bond yields rose globally. Things don't move up in a straight line, "said Stefan Worrall, director of equity at...

  • Here's the downside to Australia's Q1 GDP   Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 9:32 PM ET
    Here's the downside to Australia's Q1 GDP

    David Bassanese, chief economist at BetaShares, says the quality of Australia's first-quarter gross domestic product isn't "fantastic" as consumer spending remained soft.

  • Greece will meet debt deadline: Strategist   Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 6:06 PM ET
    Greece will meet debt deadline: Strategist

    Todd Horwitz, chief strategist at BubbaTrading.com, expects Greece to pay back a loan tranche to the IMF on Friday and says the ongoing debt talks won't affect U.S. markets.

  • Dollar is the hangover, Fed tightening is night before: Pro

    Ylan Mui, Steve Grasso, FM trader, and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, discuss Fed activity and a market outlook.

  • LONDON, June 2- Tom Hayes, the first trader to stand trial on alleged Libor rigging charges, was called by Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank about possible job offers after being fired by Citigroup for alleged interest rate rigging, a London court heard on Tuesday. Hayes, who worked for UBS as a derivatives trader in Tokyo until he was poached by Citigroup> in 2009, has...

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- It may be impossible for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates until the rest of the world economy improves, Fed board member Lael Brainard said on Tuesday, in the most direct acknowledgement yet of how weak global markets could handcuff the U.S. central bank. The risks associated with a Greek default, a slowdown in China, and continued...

  • *Dollar drops on optimism of Greece deal with creditors. *Intel drops after rating cut; biggest drag on indexes. June 2- U.S. stocks erased earlier losses to turned positive on Tuesday afternoon on optimism that Greece would strike a deal with its creditors, while weak U.S. data and bearish comments from a Federal Reserve board member allayed fears of a near-term...

  • *Juno jumps on report of AstraZeneca interest. June 2- U.S. stocks were lower in late morning trading, paring some of their losses earlier in the session, as weak factory orders data and bearish comments from a Federal Reserve board member allayed fears of a rate hike coming sooner rather than later. "Interest rates are not going to matter if they're rising because of...

  • LONDON, June 2- The chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, Martin Gilbert, said on Tuesday the bond market posed a systemic risk as and when interest rates rise, although he still hoped it would be a "damp squib". Gilbert also touched on several other leading sector topics including the potential impact on the industry should Britain vote to leave the...

  • April factory orders down 0.4%   Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    April factory orders down 0.4%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest factory orders data for the month of April.

  • Santelli: Interest rates hopping, dollar flopping

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

  • Expect low rates for next 10 years: Jeremy Siegel

    Jeremy Siegel, The Wharton School professor, explains why he thinks the markets will likely rally after the Federal Reserve raises interest rates. Also Siegel shares his thoughts on market valuations amid a low-rate environment.

  • BEIJING, June 2- China's central bank said it withdrew 25 billion yuan worth of three-month loans from banks on a net basis in May, leaving a total of 1.05 trillion yuan of the loans in the banking system at the end of last month. The loans were made under the medium-term lending facility, or MLF, and were disbursed at an interest rate of 3.5 percent.

  • LONDON, June 2- Gold steadied on Tuesday as the dollar moved lower against the euro on uncertainty over whether a high-level meeting on Greece's debt crisis might herald a significant breakthrough. The metal had climbed above $1,200 for the first time in a week in the previous session after poor U.S. data and comments on interest rates from a Federal Reserve...

  • RBI cuts rates for 3rd time in 2015   Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 4:15 AM ET
    RBI cuts rates for 3rd time in 2015

    Jan Dehn, head of research at Ashmore Investment Management, says that the Reserve Bank of India took a "defensive" yet "sensible" move by cutting rates again.