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  • *USD touches 124.30 yen, highest level since December 2002. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, May 28- The dollar hit its highest since December 2002 against the yen on Thursday due to expectations that U.S. interest rates will rise later this year, while the Australian dollar struck a six-week low following disappointing capital expenditure data. The greenback soared as high as...

  • Fed rate hike in September? Don't think so: Pro   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 11:15 PM ET
    Fed rate hike in September? Don't think so: Pro

    Uwe Parpart, managing director and head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets, says recent data should make the Federal Reserve "very cautious" of a premature rate hike.

  • Ignore the US' first-quarter GDP: Economist   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 10:38 PM ET
    Ignore the US' first-quarter GDP: Economist

    Alan Krueger, professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, says the growth figure due for release on Friday won't be indicative of the real economy due to special factors such as bad weather.

  • SINGAPORE, May 28- Gold struggled to recover from a two-week low on Thursday as a robust dollar and the prospects of higher U.S. interest rates dented demand for the metal. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,186.95 an ounce by 0048 GMT, not far from a two-week low of $1,183.76 reached in the previous session. *Greece and its international creditors have converged on...

  • Why Japan stocks are the most favorable in Asia   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:49 PM ET
    Why Japan stocks are the most favorable in Asia

    Riad Younes, co-founder of R Squared Capital Management, says improvements in corporate governance are driving Japan's equity market and discusses the effect of a weak yen.

  • BOJ Kuroda: Why the yen isn't too weak   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:20 PM ET
    BOJ Kuroda: Why the yen isn't too weak

    Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, says the movements of the Japanese yen are in line with economic fundamentals.

  • 'The carry trade is a time bomb': Dohmen   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:14 PM ET
    'The carry trade is a time bomb': Dohmen

    Bert Dohmen, president and founder of Dohmen Capital Research Group, explains why markets need to keep an eye on the carry trade.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher, recovering the most of their losses from the day before, as Greece appeared closer to resolving its latest debt problems. However, the overall market remains directionless as most investors are focused on figuring out when the Federal Reserve's long-awaited interest rate increase may come. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 121.45...

  • 'Canceled': When it makes sense to close a credit card Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:07 PM ET

    New credit card offers can be tempting, especially when they tout a lower interest rate or more attractive rewards than what's in your wallet. But before you sign up for yet another card, consider whether you'd be better off financially closing out any of the cards you already have. "Don't let concerns about a credit score cause you to make a bad financial decision,"...

  • Buy the dip or sell the strength: Pro   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:53 PM ET
    Buy the dip or sell the strength: Pro

    Ben Pace, HPM Partners, discusses his take on the latest action in the markets.

  • *Second day of Libor trial in London. LONDON, May 27- Tom Hayes, a former trader accused of conspiring to rig benchmark interest rates, abandoned an attempt to enlist his step brother into the alleged scam after deciding it was wrong to ask for his help, a London court heard on Wednesday. On the second day of the world's first jury trial of an individual charged with...

  • OTTAWA, May 27- The Bank of Canada held its key interest rate at 0.75 percent on Wednesday, largely shrugging off a weak U.S. economy in the first quarter, and said solid U.S. growth this quarter should help Canadian exports and business investment. The market had widely expected bank Governor Stephen Poloz to keep the benchmark rate steady, but some analysts had...

  • Arggh! Market is screaming for a Fed decision Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 11:47 AM ET
    Screaming man

    All this market volatility means one thing for sure: The market is SCREAMING for a Fed decision, says trader Kenny Polcari.

  • May 27- Lowering interest rates around the world to boost the global economy has reached a point where it is now "quite harmful" to clients, including pension funds and insurers, BlackRock Inc Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Laurence Fink said on Wednesday. The "low rate environment is having a profound impact on how they're going to operate," Fink said at the...

  • OTTAWA, May 27- The Bank of Canada held its key interest rate at 0.75 percent on Wednesday, shrugging off a weak U.S. economy in the first quarter and saying solid U.S. growth this quarter should help Canadian exports and business investment. The market had widely expected bank Governor Stephen Poloz to keep the benchmark rate steady, but some analysts had begun to...

  • LONDON, May 27- Tom Hayes, a former trader accused of conspiring to rig benchmark interest rates, abandoned an attempt to coax his step brother into aiding his alleged scam after deciding it was wrong to ask for his help, a London court heard on Wednesday. On the second day of the world's first jury trial of an individual charged with benchmark rate-rigging offences,...

  • Santelli: Pay attention to this trade...   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 9:43 AM ET
    Santelli: Pay attention to this trade...

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

  • Ben Bernanke: I see no extreme moves here Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 8:08 AM ET
    Former US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke asking a question/criticizing Indian Central Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan at a Brookings event on monetary policy. Many in the audience were surprised to find out Bernanke was there, when he was called upon for the first question. He's currently a Brookings Distinguished Fellow.

    The former Federal Reserve chair said there were no signs of extreme movements in the U.S. real estate and financial markets.

  • Watling: Expect a rate hike in 2015   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Watling: Expect a rate hike in 2015

    Chris Watling, CEO of Longview Economics, explains why he believes the U.S. will see a rate rise this year, especially with recent economic data.

  • *Signs of Greek woes spreading to Spain dent risk appetite. TOKYO, May 27- Asian stocks sagged and the dollar stood tall on Wednesday on growing prospects the Federal Reserve was on track to raise interest rates later this year and concerns that financial woes could engulf Spain in addition to Greece. Spreadbetters expected a modestly higher open for Britain's...