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  • SYDNEY, May 4- Australia's securities regulator said on Monday it could not find any signs of market misconduct in trading of the local dollar moments ahead of recent central bank interest rate decisions. Last month the Australian dollar spiked up in the minute prior to the announcement of a rate decision, when the Reserve Bank of Australia surprised some by not...

  • Fed won't raise rates in 2015: Freris   Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 7:07 PM ET
    Fed won't raise rates in 2015: Freris

    Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory, says a rise in interest rates will incur a "big shock" and long-term bond yields will fall, instead of going up.

  • The US dollar hasn't peaked yet: NAB   Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 6:21 PM ET
    The US dollar hasn't peaked yet: NAB

    Ray Attrill, co-head FX strategy at the National Australia Bank, outlines the factors that will help the greenback to "find its feet" soon.

  • LONDON, May 3- Always top of the data pile, this week will be no exception for the U.S. jobs report with a first interest rate rise likely this year despite a dramatic slowdown in the first quarter. "They will need better data to justify a rate hike, and that need is pushing the timing of a policy change ever-deeper into 2015," said Tim Duy, a professor at the University of...

  • "If we get back to normal interest rates, stocks at these prices will look high," said Buffett, speaking at the annual shareholders' meeting of his sprawling conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. While he often emphasizes the importance of not basing long-term investing decisions on short-term economic expectations, his views on the U.S. and global economies...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said on Saturday that stock prices would look expensive if interest rates normalized from their ultra low levels. "If we get back to normal interest rates, stocks at these prices will look high," said Buffett, speaking at the annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting of his sprawling conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway.

  • ORANGE, Calif./ PHILADELPHIA, May 1- The Federal Reserve could well raise interest rates as soon as June, two top U.S. central bankers said on Friday, so long as economic data strengthens as expected from a dismal first quarter. The key, both Loretta Mester, president of the Cleveland Fed, and John Williams, president of the San Francisco Fed, said, is that by a quirk of the...

  • The week that was: Wild week for stocks   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 4:01 PM ET
    The week that was: Wild week for stocks

    CNBC's Mandy Drury looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. The Fed indicated it was ready to raise interest rates, but didn't say when. Auto sales were on the rise, and Tesla introduced a battery business for homes.

  • Cracks in the rally? Time to be alert in May   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 12:03 PM ET
    Cracks in the rally? Time to be alert in May

    FMHR traders discuss leadership in the markets and what to expect from May.

  • WASHINGTON— Optimism about the job market lifted U.S. consumer sentiment in April to its second-highest level since 2007.. The University of Michigan's sentiment index rose to 95.9 from 93 in March. Richard Curtin, chief economist of the Michigan survey, attributed the April increase to optimism over consistently low inflation and low interest rates and...

  • Santelli: Keep your eye on the 10-year   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 9:42 AM ET
    Santelli: Keep your eye on the 10-year

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

  • Warren Buffett: This might delay a Fed rate hike Friday, 1 May 2015 | 6:03 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    The billionaire investor believes the Fed won't be in any hurry to increase rates—in part because of the softer U.S. economy.

  • Shrinking liquidity exposes markets to crunch Friday, 1 May 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    LONDON, May 1- The calm on global financial markets masks a growing threat to their smooth functioning should shrinking liquidity morph into an outright crunch in response to a U.S. interest rate rise or some other shock. Some analysts blamed the sell-off on a lack of liquidity, with Commerzbank going so far as to call it a "flash crash". Analysis from GreySpark...

  • TOKYO, May 1- The Bank of Japan's massive stimulus program lowered real interest rates by slightly less than 1 percentage point, the central bank said on Friday, a day after it rolled back the timeframe for hitting its ambitious inflation target. During the period, Japan's output gap improved by 2 points and annual consumer inflation rose 1 point, roughly in line...

  • TOKYO, May 1- The Bank of Japan's massive stimulus program lowered real interest rates by slightly less than 1 percentage point, an estimate by the central bank showed on Friday. "The actual improvement in economic activity and prices was mostly in line with the mechanism anticipated" by the quantitative and qualitative easing program, the BOJ said in a research...

  • TOKYO— Japan says its core inflation rate— excluding food prices— edged higher in March to 2.2 percent. The Bank of Japan is conducting massive asset purchases to keep interest rates low and spur inflation, aiming to end years of growth-dampening deflation, or falling prices. On Thursday, the central bank governor said his target of 2 percent inflation, excluding...

  • NEW YORK, April 30- American International Group Inc's first-quarter earnings fell slightly as low interest rates and weaker returns from alternative investments offset improvements in its commercial insurance business. AIG's posted operating earnings of $1.69 billion, or $1.22 per share, in the quarter. AIG has focused more closely on its core businesses...

  • *Stronger-than-expected U.S. data helps dollar. *Euro rises to 2- month high, posts best month in 4-1/ 2 years. NEW YORK, April 30- The dollar rose against the Japanese yen Thursday after U.S. data showed signs of a stabilizing labor market and an economy that was gathering momentum, putting the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates at least once this year.

  • April 30- Budget airline Virgin America Inc is moving to finance five aircraft before interest rates rise, Chief Financial Officer Peter Hunt said in an interview Thursday. Virgin America recently announced it has financed about 80 percent of the purchase price of five other A320 aircraft scheduled for delivery this year. It had an initial public offering in...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 30- Gold fell 2 percent on Thursday after better-than-forecast U.S. jobs data encouraged investors to sell the traditional safe-haven market, reviving expectations the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates soon. Data on Thursday showed claims for state unemployment benefits declined 34,000 to a seasonally adjusted 262,000 for...