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  • Ukraine hikes benchmark interest rate to 30 percent Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:52 AM ET

    KIEV, Ukraine— Ukraine's central bank has sharply hiked its benchmark rate to 30 percent, from 19.5 percent, as financial authorities seek to reverse the rapid devaluation of the national currency. National Bank chairwoman Valeria Gontareva said Tuesday that the measure was aimed at tempering panic in the currency market and reining in inflation.

  • Santelli: Treasury rates creep higher  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:41 AM ET

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

  • Faber Report: All markets love Actavis  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:39 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber has the update on the fixed income market and Actavis' $20 billion bond offering.

  • LONDON, March 3- The dollar rose to 11- year high against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, with the U.S. currency hitting a six-week high against the euro as interest rate differentials moved in favour of U.S. Treasuries and euro zone government bonds widened ahead of details of the European Central Bank's 1.1 trillion euro bond buying programme, giving...

  • By Daren Butler and Nevzat Devranoglu. ISTANBUL, March 3- Turkish inflation rose slightly less than expected in February but remained significantly above the central bank's target, limiting its room to make the deep interest rate cuts demanded by President Tayyip Erdogan. Seeking to boost flagging growth ahead of a June general election, Erdogan has warned...

  • *China sees sluggish pick-up in demand after New Year hols. LONDON, March 3- Copper prices slipped on Tuesday from a seven-week peak hit in the previous session as excitement over a weekend interest rate cut in top consumer China dissipated, and as the dollar was seen gaining strength. This week could see China's growth forecast coming in at around 7 percent, and...

  • Australia's RBA keeps rates on hold: Reaction  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:45 AM ET

    Kamal Sharma, G10 foreign exchange strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discusses the Australian dollar after the Reserve Bank of Australia didn't hike rates.

  • *Gold back above $1,200, but below two-week high. March 3- Gold edged higher on Tuesday, recovering from early losses that pulled it briefly below $1,200 an ounce, as the dollar came off an 11- year peak against a basket of currencies. Gold fell the most in five months in February, with the Federal Reserve seen to be set to lift rates this year for the first time since 2006...

  • How to read RBA's policy decision  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 AM ET

    The Reserve Bank of Australia indicates that it could put rates on hold for the time being and will only opt for further rate cuts, if necessary, says Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, March 3- The dollar pulled back a little from an 11- year peak against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, with the Australian dollar stealing the spotlight as it surged after the Reserve Bank of Australia stood pat on interest rates. The U.S. currency also was pressured against the yen after Etsuro Honda, an economic adviser to Japanese Prime...

  • *China approves 24 IPOs; renews concerns over liquidity. SHANGHAI, March 3- China stocks sagged on Tuesday as investor excitement over a weekend interest rate cut waned, with a flood of new initial public offerings fanning concerns about tighter liquidity. "The rate cut was expected, and it shows that the economy is rather poor," said Hou Yinmin, strategist of AJ...

  • Are US markets overvalued?  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:12 PM ET

    Tony Nash, vice President of Delta Economics, discusses whether U.S. equity markets are overvalued, after the Nasdaq closed above the 5,000 milestone on Monday.

  • *Gold below $1,200, slips further from Monday's two-week high. March 3- Gold dropped for a second session on Tuesday, pulling further away from a two-week high as growing expectations for a U.S. interest rate hike kept the dollar near an 11- year peak against a basket of currencies. Spot gold fell nearly 1 percent to a session low of $1,194.90 an ounce and was trading...

  • Why the RBA could hold fire  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 9:48 PM ET

    After rolling out a rate cut last month, the Reserve Bank of Australia could adopt a "wait and see" attitude at Tuesday's meeting, says Callum Henderson, global head of FX Research at Standard Chartered.

  • MELBOURNE, March 3- London copper slipped on Tuesday from a seven-week peak hit the session before as expectations of rising U.S. interest rates pushed up the dollar and flattened commodity prices. *The most-traded May copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slipped 0.6 percent to 42,600 yuan a tonne. *Newmont Mining Corp's Indonesian copper export...

  • China goes for a rate cut: Is it good or bad?  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 8:38 PM ET

    While China's sooner-than-expected rate cut could be seen positively, markets could also infer that the economy isn't doing very well, says independent economist Andy Xie.

  • This expert isn't excited about Nasdaq at 5,000  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:16 PM ET

    While the Nasdaq Composite's close above the 5,000 mark is a solid move, it is "nothing more than a round number," says Kenny Polcari, director at O'Neil Securities.

  • The Treasury Department auctioned $26 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.015 percent, down from 0.020 percent last week. Another $26 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.075 percent, up from 0.065 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.62, while a six-month bill sold for $9,996.21.

  • NEW YORK, March 2- E* Trade Financial Corp, the discount broker and bank that almost collapsed during the financial crisis, said on Monday it will retire $800 million of debt due in 2019 and issue $460 million of new eight-year notes at a lower interest rate. The debt restructuring cuts the company's outstanding debt Executives had publicly forecast they would...

  • NEW YORK, March 2- Bond investor Bill Gross on Monday criticized ultra-low interest rates, saying they could harm global growth instead of boosting it in the way that many central banks intend. "Low interest rates globally destroy financial business models that are critical to the functioning of modern day economies," Gross, who oversees the Janus Global...