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  • *Poll forecasts first UK rate hike in Q1 2015, of 25 bps. LONDON, Aug 28- The Bank of England will be the first major central bank to lift interest rates when it makes a move early next year, jumping the gun on the U.S. "But the pace of activity is probably stronger in the UK than in the U.S. and we are seeing a faster decline in the unemployment rate in the UK."

  • Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 3.3 percent to 105.9 last month.

  • Santelli: Curve steepening     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

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

  • *Ukraine tensions add safety bid. Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of bringing troops into the southeast of the country in support of pro- Moscow separatist rebels. "It's all about Europe," said Ira Jersey, an interest rate strategist at Credit Suisse in New York.

  • LONDON, Aug 28- Gold rose for a third straight session on Thursday due to a softer dollar and equity markets as tensions between Ukraine and Russia ratcheted up, but the metal's rebound could be short lived on prospects of a U.S. interest rate hike.

  • *Gold may retest resistance at $1,290- technicals. SINGAPORE, Aug 28- Gold rose for the third straight day on Thursday on softening dollar and increased tensions between Ukraine and Russia, but the precious metal was under pressure from rallies in equities and the prospect of a U.S. interest rate hike.

  • *Gold may retest resistance at $1,290- technicals. SINGAPORE, Aug 28- Gold rose for the third straight day on Thursday on softening dollar and increased tensions between Ukraine and Russia, but the precious metal was under pressure from rallies in equities and the prospect of a U.S. interest rate hike.

  • ECB vs BOJ: Which central bank will ease first?     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:20 PM ET

    Don Hanna, Asia Managing Director of Hanna-Roubini Global Economics, explains why the Bank of Japan will introduce stimulus before the European Central Bank.

  • Are there risks of new asset bubbles?     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:21 PM ET

    Charlie Bilello, Director of Research at Pension Partners, says ultra-low interest rates in the U.S. have driven prices of all asset classes to unprecedented levels.

  • Why GOP lite in November is good for Wall Street Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    The mid-term election will be a disappointment—but that's a good thing for Wall Street, says hedge-fund manager Todd Schoenberger.

  • Santelli Exchange: Fed & monetary velocity     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Forbes economic columnist Louis Woodhill, and CNBC's Rick Santelli, discuss the normalization of Fed policy and when they can raise interest rates.

  • Santelli looks back 20 years     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

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

  • ECB QE ahead? Here's what bonds to buy     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Luca Jellinek, head of European rates strategy at Credit Agricole CIB, discusses how to trade fixed income as the market begins to anticipate quantitative easing by the ECB.

  • For bonds, the key central bank now isn't the Fed Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:01 AM ET

    Market-watchers are parsing the Fed's every word for clues on where bond yields are headed, but the ECB may be in the driver's seat.

  • ECB set to hold fire on further easing: ANZ     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:45 PM ET

    Before the measures implemented in June take effect, the European Central Bank is unlikely to roll out further easing policies, says Khoon Goh, Senior FX Strategist at ANZ.

  • Chris Konstantinos, Director of International Portfolio Management at Riverfront Investment Group, says cheap valuations and accommodative monetary policies will drive markets outside the U.S. higher.

  • TREASURIES-Yields curve steepens on profit taking Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 3:24 PM ET

    *Ukraine tensions keep safety bid for U.S. debt. NEW YORK, Aug 26- Most U.S. "There has been recent flattening of the curve to the narrowest levels since January 2009, and some people are unwinding that trade," said Justin Lederer, an interest rate strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- The dollar extended gains on Tuesday on hopes U.S. policymakers will raise interest rates as the battered euro continued to struggle on expectations of soft inflation data and more monetary easing in Europe. "We are seeing the dollar consolidate," said Eric Viloria, currency strategist at Wells Fargo Securities in New York.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Three regional Federal Reserve banks, whose presidents are among the more hawkish of U.S. central bankers, continued to press for an increase in the Fed's emergency lending rate ahead of last month's policy-setting meeting, according to minutes on Tuesday.

  • AP survey: Fed's outlook correct but not solution Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve. Yet the latest Associated Press survey of economists finds that most fear the Fed will wait too long to raise interest rates and thereby risk stoking inflation or creating asset bubbles. Still, they're concerned that Janet Yellen's Fed won't raise rates soon enough.