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  • Russian central bank rates decision: Reaction  Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 5:30 AM ET

    The Russian central bank has cut its key rate to 15 percent. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore says this might encourage Russia's public to see that the Russian economy can improve in the future.

  • BENGALURU, Jan 30- The Reserve Bank of India, having cut interest rates on Jan. 15, is likely to keep them steady at a policy review next week, according to economists in a Reuters poll who said future moves could depend on the government's annual budget in late February. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, who is mandated to set policy independently, signalled after an...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 30- Russia's rouble extended losses on Friday ahead of a central bank monetary policy meeting at which the bank is expected to leave it key interest rate on hold. Russia's central bank will announce its decision on its key rate at around 1030 GMT. "There is tentative evidence that depositor behaviour is gradually normalising amid moderating FX...

  • Peace matters more than rate hikes  Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 4:30 AM ET

    Ahead of the Russian Central Bank's rate decision, Simon Quijano-Evans, head of EM research at Commerzbank, says there should be more focus on peace in Eastern Ukraine.

  • Will Russia's central bank cut rates?  Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 4:30 AM ET

    If the Russian Central Bank does cut its key rates, city economists will have "eggs spread liberally all over their faces" says CNBC's Geoff Cutmore, who explains more.

  • MOLDOVA CENTRAL BANK HIKES ITS KEY RATE BY 200 BASIS POINTS TO 8.5 PCT- INTERFAX.

  • MOSCOW— In a surprise decision, Russia's central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate, which it had raised sharply last month to support the collapsing ruble, in order to help the fading economy. The move triggered a drop in the ruble, which was down more than 3 percent at 71 rubles against the dollar in early afternoon trading in Moscow. The central bank explained...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 30- Russia's rouble dipped in early trade on Friday, ahead of a central bank monetary policy meeting at which the bank is expected to leave it key interest rate on hold. Russia's central bank will announce its decision on its key rate at around 1030 GMT. "There is tentative evidence that depositor behaviour is gradually normalising amid moderating FX...

  • Russian rouble little changed in early trade Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 2:05 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Jan 30- Russia's rouble was little changed in early trade on Friday, ahead of a central bank monetary policy meeting at which the bank is expected to leave it key interest rate on hold. At 0703 GMT, the rouble was about 0.2 percent stronger against the dollar at 68.61 but lost 0.1 percent to trade at 77.79 versus the euro. For rouble poll data see.

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Jan 30- Commodity currencies nursed hefty losses on Friday, as investors sent the Australian dollar to 5 1/ 2 year lows as they bet on the Australian central bank reducing interest rates when it meets next week. While currencies from energy and resource producing countries, such as Canada and Australia, struggled under the weight of falling energy...

  • *Gold up over 6 pct in Jan despite worst week since Nov. SINGAPORE, Jan 30- Gold edged up on Friday after falling more than 2 percent to a two-week low overnight on concerns over a looming increase in U.S. interest rates, with bullion still on track for its biggest weekly drop in two months. Gold's 2.2- percent drop overnight was its steepest since mid-December.

  • Fed will be patient until... September?  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 9:49 PM ET

    Dominic Bunning, FX Strategist at HSBC, outlines his expectations for the first rate hike in the U.S. and explains what that means for the greenback. He also discusses the Aussie dollar's outlook.

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 30- Gold edged higher on Friday after falling more than 2 percent to a two-week low overnight on concern over a looming increase in U.S. interest rates, with bullion remaining on track for its biggest weekly drop in two months. *Spot gold was up 0.4 percent at $1,261.16 an ounce weakest since Jan. 15. Gold's 2.2- percent drop overnight was its steepest...

  • Will gold ever top $1,300 again? Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:28 PM ET

    Gold may struggle to top $1,300 an ounce again as tailwinds from central banks on an easing bent have stalled against the Federal Reserve's resolve.

  • This expert is encouraged by US stocks rebound  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    David Joy, Chief Market Strategist at Ameriprise Financial, says the U.S. markets staged a technical rebound above the 120-day moving average overnight and later explains why the Fed could still hike rates in June.

  • FOREX-Commodity currencies feel heat as G3 consolidate Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:55 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Jan 30- Dollar-bloc currencies nursed hefty losses early on Friday, following a selloff that saw the Australian dollar slump to its lowest in over five years as investors wagered on an interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of Australia. "The AUD's fall over the past 24 hours has been nothing short of stunning," said Raiko Shareef, currency strategist at Bank...

  • Amid earnings season, it's time for stock picking  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:21 PM ET

    David Dietze, President & Chief Investment Strategist at Point View Wealth Management, outlines the technology stocks that he likes.

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 29- Mexico's central bank on Thursday held interest rates steady at a record low as policymakers eyed the risk that a sharply weaker peso could fan consumer prices higher while also noting big risks to growth. The central bank held its main interest rate at a record low of 3.00 percent, as expected by 19 of 20 analysts polled by Reuters.

  • US average rate on 30-year home loan 3.66 percent Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:49 AM ET

    Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose slightly this week after four straight weeks of declines, while remaining near historically low levels.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Jan 29- South Africa's Reserve Bank left interest rates on hold on Thursday and dampened chances for a rate cut in coming months due to lower oil prices, saying this would require a sustained decline in inflation. "The MPC is of the view that the bar for further accommodation remains high and would require a sustained decline in the inflation rate and...