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  • Not worried about deflation risks in China: Pro   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 12:02 AM ET
    Not worried about deflation risks in China: Pro

    Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at Capital Economics, says China's persistent low inflation is driven by low import prices, which are beneficial for most consumers and firms.

  • *Gold snaps 3- day losing streak, but still below $1,200. SINGAPORE, May 4- Gold snapped a three-day losing streak on Monday as equities took a hit from weak Chinese economic data, but the metal wasn't too far from a six-week low as investors continued to speculate on when the Federal Reserve might raise U.S. interest rates. "Gold has proven one time too many that it...

  • SYDNEY, May 4- Australia's central bank is likely to cut interest rates for a second time this year on Tuesday as a salve for a painfully high local currency and pallid business investment. A Reuters poll of 27 analysts found 20 expected the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut rates to 2.0 percent, while interbank futures imply around a 64 percent probability of that...

  • Forget PMI, employment data matters more: Pro   Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 9:01 PM ET
    Forget PMI, employment data matters more: Pro

    Michael Spencer, co-head of Global Economics at Deutsche Bank, says recent employment data indicate that the Chinese economy isn't growing fast, which explains the change in monetary policy.

  • SINGAPORE, May 4- Gold languished near a six-week low on Monday, unable to recover from a three-day losing streak, as the dollar gained on signs of stabilisation in the U.S. economy, and fears the Federal Reserve would soon hike interest rates. *Spot gold was firm at $1,178.50 an ounce by 0042 GMT, not far from a six-week low of $1,170.20 reached on Friday.

  • 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...

  • 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...