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  • MUMBAI, Nov 26- Investors in India's markets are betting that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will persuade a more hawkish central bank to reduce benchmark interest rates as early as next week. Finance ministry sources have told Reuters that Jaitley will urge Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan to cut rates at the Dec. 2 policy review, fearing that...

  • BANGALORE, Nov 26- India economic growth probably slowed to 5.1 percent in the July-September quarter from a year ago, but economists polled by Reuters doubted whether that would be enough to persuade the central bank to cut interest rates just yet. Clamours for the Reserve Bank of India to ease policy have grown louder in recent weeks. Upasna Bhardwaj, economist...

  • MUMBAI, Nov 26- Investors in India's markets are betting that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will persuade a more hawkish central bank to reduce benchmark interest rates as early as next week. Finance ministry sources have told Reuters that Jaitley will urge Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan to cut rates at the Dec. 2 policy review, fearing that...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 26- Russia's central bank will move towards cutting rates after it stabilises inflationary expectations, First Deputy Governor Ksenia Yudayeva said on Wednesday. Annual inflation has risen to more than 8 percent because of a weaker rouble and an import ban on some Western food imports, put in place in retaliation to Western sanctions over Russia's...

  • LONDON, Nov 26- Official interest rates in Britain might end up sticking at 3 percent after they start to rise, below their level before the global financial crisis, the Bank of England's chief economist Andrew Haldane said in an interview published on Wednesday. "We think that it will be a gradual path once we get started and the levels to which we are likely to head...

  • LONDON, Nov 26- The Bank of England's chief economist Andrew Haldane said official interest rates in Britain, after they start to rise, might end up sticking at 3 percent, below their level before the financial crisis, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. "We think that it will be a gradual path once we get started and the levels to which we are likely to head when things...

  • BOJ leaves door open for more easing: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:19 AM ET

    Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory at LGT Bank, says central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda has proved that he's committed to unleashing more stimulus.

  • US stock indexes hold near record; Deere slumps Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 0.1 percent to 17,399.73 while China's Shanghai Composite rose 0.5 percent to 2,580.85. "However, local investor focus is likely to be closer to home with mounting concern over China's economy," he said. CHINA JITTERS: The short-lived boost that stock markets got from China's interest rate cuts on Friday suggests growing pessimism...

  • *Hong Kong indexes follow the mainland market, caution. SHANGHAI, Nov 26- China stocks rose on Wednesday, due to gains for brokerages and other finance-sector shares that continue to welcome the central bank's surprise interest rate cut on Friday. Huatai Securities jumped its 10 percent daily limit after it said it won approval to list in Hong Kong.

  • Do German bonds face Japanification? Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:17 PM ET

    The euro zone's disinflation has spurred fears of Japan-style deflation, possibly keeping yields on the German bund depressed for the long haul.

  • Stay away from energy names: Pro     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    Scott Nations, Chief Investment Officer & President of NationsShares, says the drop in consumer confidence data was surprising given the recent decline in gasoline prices.

  • *Falling oil prices have undermined Nigeria's reserves. ABUJA, Nov 25- Nigeria's central bank devalued the naira by 8 percent and raised interest rates sharply on Tuesday, as it sought to stem losses to its foreign reserves from defending the currency against weaker oil prices. The last time it devalued was in November 2011, when it lowered the band from 145- 150...

  • ABUJA, Nov 25- Nigeria's central bank devalued the naira and raised interest rates by 100 basis points on Tuesday, as it sought to stem losses to its foreign reserves from defending the currency hit by weaker oil prices. The bank moved the target band of the currency to 160- 176 naira to the U.S. dollar, compared with 150- 160 naira previously, owing to prolonged naira...

  • Santelli: 10-year note's key level     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

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

  • Consumer confidence 88.7     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports November's consumer confidence index number is 88.7 vs. October's 94.1.

  • LONDON, Nov 25- Moody's expects sovereign credit ratings to stabilise next year as world growth slowly picks up, although uncertainty about U.S. interest rate rises tops a list of four global risks. Moody's said its global sovereign credit outlook was "broadly stable" for the first time in several years during which debt problems blighting Europe and a commodity...

  • Bond funds get ready to rush to the exits Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:20 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. funds are making sure they don't get stuck holding hard-to-sell bonds if fixed income markets see a race to the exits when rates start to rise.

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 25- India's economic growth probably slowed to around 5 percent in the three months to September, slipping from 5.7 percent in the previous quarter, two senior finance ministry sources said, putting pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates. The sources said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would argue forcefully for Reserve Bank of India...

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 25- India's economic growth probably slowed to around 5 percent in the three months to September, slipping from 5.7 percent in the previous quarter, two government sources said, putting pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates. The sources also said that Finance Ministry Arun Jaitley would argue for Reserve Bank of India Governor...

  • Nikkei edges up; Sony shines on revenue target Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:13 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 25- Japanese stocks ticked up on Tuesday as China's unexpected interest rate cut on Friday encouraged investors to catch up following Tokyo's long holiday weekend. The Nikkei benchmark closed up 0.3 percent at 17,407.62. Sony jumped 6.1 percent as the struggling electronics giant said it expects a near-70 percent jump in revenue for its electronic...