Interest Rates


  • Massachusetts investigates Santander Bank Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    Attorney General Martha Coakley subpoenaed Santander's U.S. auto finance company to produce documents related to borrowers' credit histories, the interest rates they were charged, and how the loan risks were described to investors, Coakley spokesman said Brad Puffer told The Boston Globe. Santander became a dominant player in the subprime market in 2006,...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 26- Russia's rouble rose on Friday to its strongest levels in more than three weeks, in a sharp rebound from its recent all-time lows, after the government ordered exporters to sell some of their hard currency revenues. Those measures included a hike in interest rates, curbs on grain exports and informal capital controls such as orders to large oil and...

  • Russia declares ruble crisis over Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 8:46 PM ET
    Five thousand rouble notes.

    Russia said its currency crisis was over despite its forex reserves plunging and inflation surging over 10 percent, in its worst economic crisis since 1998.

  • Japan data shows Abenomics still struggling Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    Japan's industrial output posted a surprise drop in November, while inflation slowed, offering fresh signs efforts to kickstart the economy face headwinds.

  • DIARY -Emerging Markets Economic Events to Jan 8 Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    JERUSALEM- Bank of Israel announces interest rate decision- 1400 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank to release the minutes of December policy meeting- 0800 GMT. PUNE, India- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will meet chiefs of the nation's banks.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 24- Gold fell near a three-week low on Wednesday as the latest piece of strong U.S. economic data fed the view that the Federal Reserve may bring forward the timing of a hike in U.S. interest rates. U.S. Labor Department data showed initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped for the fourth straight week. Spot gold, initially supported...

  • How Russia plans to help firms with foreign debts Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 11:13 AM ET
    Military vehicles drive past St. Basil’s Cathedral during a rehearsal for the anniversary of a historical World War II parade in Moscow’s Red Square, Nov. 1, 2014.

    The Russian Central Bank said it will offer dollar and euro loans to banks that put foreign-currency loans to major exporters up as collateral.

  • Average US 30-year mortgage edges up slightly Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Average U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but the benchmark 30- year low remained very close to the 19- month low hit last week. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Wednesday that the nationwide average for a 30- year mortgage edged up to 3.83 percent this week from 3.80 percent last week, which had been the lowest level since May 2013.

  • Santelli: Bund, 10-Year spread 'blowout'  Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

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

  • Run away from Puerto Rico munis: Lebenthal  Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal Holdings CEO, shares insight to the municipal bond market and why investors should stay away from Puerto Rico municipal bonds.

  • FOREX-Dollar holds near highest in almost 9 years Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 24- The dollar held near its highest point in almost nine years against a basket of currencies on Wednesday after investors brought forward forecasts for when U.S. interest rates will rise. That was the strongest sign yet that growth has shifted into higher gear and it pushed the dollar index to highs not seen since March 2006, while the two-year yield...

  • LONDON, Dec 24- Gold rose on Wednesday as the dollar eased, but was still trading close to a three-week low as strong U.S. economic growth boosted equities, spurring markets to bring forward the timing of a possible hike in U.S. interest rates. Spot gold rose 0.3 percent to $1,178.80 an ounce by 1020 GMT, but remained within reach of a three-week low of $1,170.17 hit on...

  • Russia in offer to help firms with foreign debts Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 5:04 AM ET

    MOSCOW— With inflation showing clear signs of picking up, Russia's central bank said Wednesday it will look to help companies with their foreign debts— a move it hopes will ease the pressure on the national currency. Following on from other measures to stabilize the ruble, such as a big increase in its key interest rate to 17 percent, the Central Bank said it will...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 23- The dollar hovered at its highest in nearly nine years against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after stunningly strong U.S. economic growth spurred markets to bring forward the timing of a likely hike in interest rates. The dollar index reached highs not seen since April 2006 as the greenback popped up to 120.82 yen and the euro sank to a...

  • A look at the Dow's 1,000-point milestones Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    July 3, 2014- 17,000. The Dow punched through this level following good news on the U.S. job market. The market had two slumps after that, which brought the Dow as low as 16,368 on Aug. 7 and 16,117 on Oct. 16. Nov. 21, 2013- 16,000: The Dow crossed this 1,000- point milestone propelled by a combination of rising corporate profits and low interest-rate policies from the...

  • Santelli: Dollar on fire  Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

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

  • *Sterling hits 16- month low vs dollar after weak UK data. LONDON, Dec 23- Sterling skidded to its weakest since early September 2013 against a rallying dollar on Tuesday after data showed UK growth slowing in the third quarter, keeping pressure off the Bank of England to raise interest rates. Sterling fell by 0.4 percent to $1.5522 after UK growth was revised down...

  • Here's what investors expect for markets next year Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:33 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Can the U.S. hold everyone else above water? That is the question investors are asking as Wall Street heads into 2015.

  • Downside risks ahead for the euro  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 6:31 PM ET

    Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ, explains how a U.S. rate hike in the middle of 2015 and issues in Europe's peripheral bond markets could affect the euro-dollar pair.

  • Rates rise at weekly US Treasury bill auction Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 5:17 PM ET

    The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.055 percent, up from 0.035 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.155 percent, up from 0.110 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,998.63, while a six-month bill sold for $9,992.21.