WASHINGTON, March 9- Central bank efforts to become more predictable on future interest rate moves have smoothed out short-term upsets in financial markets but could also lead to excessive risk-taking, research from the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday.» Read More
*January trade deficit narrows to C $177 mln ( $161 mln. OTTAWA, March 7 (Reuters)- The Canadian economy unexpectedly lost 7,000 jobs in February, giving little reason for the Bank of Canada to change its neutral stance on interest rates after strong hiring in January had raised hopes of renewed vigor in the labor market.
NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. stock index futures added to gains after a better-than-expected reading on employment data for February. S&P 500 e-mini futures rose 7.5 points and were above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking inL1N0M40YEto account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract.
Putin is trying to rebuild Soviet Union, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan tells CNBC.
Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, shares his thoughts on what he learned at the Federal Reserve about long-term economic stability and its part in creating economic bubbles.
Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, shares his thoughts on the impact of weather on the employment report.
*Dollar firm versus yen, Ukraine wariness seen capping gains. TOKYO, March 7- The euro hovered near a two-month high against the dollar early on Friday following a relief rally when the European Central Bank left its interest rates unchanged. The euro stood at $1.3860, within a stone's throw of a two-month peak of $1.3873 hit on Thursday just after the ECB decision.
Michael Woolfolk, Managing Director and Senior Currency Strategist at BNY Mellon, says the euro will be on an uptrend, after the European Central Bank kept rates unchanged on Thursday.
The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged on Thursday and ECB President Mario Draghi told a news conference that economic conditions in the region did not require shifts in monetary policy, including some that may have driven currency trading away from the euro.
BERLIN, March 6- Europe's hotel sector is finding its financing options are the best in years as investors seek better returns in a low interest rate environment and economies emerge from bruising recessions, fanning optimism for the rest of the year.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, after the release of this morning's initial jobless claims data. Also a look at why the euro is in "break out mode."
*ECB keeps main refinancing rate at record low of 0.25 pct. FRANKFURT, March 6- The European Central Bank left interest rates on hold and unveiled no other measures to bolster a fragile euro zone recovery on Thursday despite forecasting low inflation for years to come.
RIO DE JANEIRO/ BRASILIA, March 6- Brazil's central bank said on Thursday it will remain vigilant to minimize the risk of high inflation despite some moderation in price increases, signaling it may not be done raising interest rates just yet.
ECB president Mario Draghi says the key ECB interest rate will remain at "present or lower levels for an extended period of time" to assist the moderate recovery in the euro zone.
*Diplomatic talks in Ukraine also weigh on safe-haven debt. LONDON, March 6- German government bond yields rose on Thursday, led higher by the European Central Bank's decision to keep interest rates on hold and as talks to resolve the crisis in Ukraine dampened demand for safe-havens.
LONDON, March 6- The euro inched higher on Thursday as the European Central Bank kept interest rates on hold, shaking out some bets of a cut in base rates to support euro zone growth and weaken returns on the single currency versus its peers. That puts the onus on a news conference by President Mario Draghi starting at 1330 GMT.
*Focus shifts to Draghi's 1330 GMT news conference. FRANKFURT, March 6- The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged on Thursday, holding its nerve in the face of uncomfortably low inflation though it may unleash other measures to pep up a fragile euro zone recovery. "This is no surprise," RBS economist Richard Barwell said.
FRANKFURT, March 6- The European Central Bank left its main interest rate unchanged at a record low of 0.25 percent on Thursday, holding course despite fears inflation could get stuck in a "danger zone" below 1 percent. The decision to leave rates unchanged was expected, though a minority of economists polled by Reuters had expected a cut.
The European Central Bank has left its main interest rate unchanged. Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, offers his reaction.
LONDON, March 6- The Bank of England kept interest rates unchanged on Thursday, seeking to give the economy more time to build before removing its stimulus. The BoE left its Bank rate at 0.5 percent, where it has stood since March 2009, during the depths of the financial crisis from which Britain's economy has not yet fully recovered.
Stephanie Flanders, chief market strategist for the U.K. and Europe at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, react to the Bank of England's decision to keep its key interest rate unchanged.