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  • Following are news stories from the Bank for International Settlements' 85th annual report, in which the "central banks' central bank" warns of the financial and economic risks of keeping global interest rates too low. *Low rates fuel financial, growth instability: BIS. *Rising interest rates pose new risk for banks-BIS.

  • BEIJING— China's central bank announced Saturday the fourth round of interest cuts in seven months and lower deposit-reserve ratios for some banks to lend to small and rural businesses, as Beijing tries to shore up the country's sluggish economy. The announcement for the world's second-largest economy also followed a nearly 20 percent drop in China's stock...

  • BEIJING— China cuts interest rates for 4th time in 6 months to boost sluggish national economy.

  • Taiwan's Eximbank agrees to cut Niger debt Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 5:48 PM ET

    NIAMEY, June 26- Export-Import Bank of the Republic of China, Taiwan's state-owned Eximbank, will cut a more than 20 year old debt of $183 million owed by Niger to $20 million under an agreement announced by a senior government official on Friday. The interest rate increased and in 2015 the state of Niger found itself with a bill of $183 million, "the Niger...

  • The week that was: SCOTUS, Obamacare & same-sex marriage

    CNBC's Kate Rogers looks back at the week's top business and financial stories.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 26- Anxiety about Greece and uncertainty about the timing of higher U.S. interest rates may keep Wall Street on edge early next week, but one ray of hope for investors could be an unusually long streak of ambivalence on Main Street. "The market climbs a wall of worry and if there's some bearishness out there it means there's potential buying power...

  • Santelli: Big moves in rates Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 9:41 AM ET
    Santelli: Big moves in rates

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

  • *Gold recovers from 2- week low, focus on Greece. LONDON, June 26- Gold rose from two-week lows on Friday on caution ahead of crunch talks on Greece this weekend, although concerns over the longer-term outlook for the metal in an environment of rising interest rates capped gains. "Gold for the moment seems to have found a bit of a floor, and that seems to have given...

  • SINGAPORE, June 26- Gold edged higher on Friday, recovering from its lowest in more than two weeks as Greece failed to reach an agreement with its international creditors although gains were capped by expectations of U.S. interest rate hike. *Greece failed again to clinch a deal with its international creditors on Thursday, setting up a last-ditch effort on...

  • IMF to Fed: Drop the dots Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 5:19 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 25- Now that International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde has told the Fed to wait to raise interest rates, the IMF staff has followed up with suggestions that the U.S. central bank remake its communications policy and, in a phrase, ditch the dots. The dot plot of interest rate projections issued by Fed officials every three months is...

  • Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates were mixed this week, marking slight increases or declines but remaining close to high levels for the year.

  • Energy players could be a long term play: Pro Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
    Energy players could be a long term play: Pro

    Michael Cuggino, Pacific Heights Asset Management president and portfolio manager, weighs in on the latest market action including hospital stocks jumping on Supreme Court upholding Obamacare subsidies.

  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage edges up to 4.02 pct. Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 10:11 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were mixed this week, marking slight increases or declines but remaining close to high levels for the year. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30- year fixed-rate mortgage edged up to 4.02 percent this week from 4 percent a week earlier. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac...

  • Santelli: Dollar index mostly sideways Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 9:42 AM ET
    Santelli: Dollar index mostly sideways

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

  • Price to pay for 'artificially low' rates: Dick Grasso Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:05 AM ET
    Price to pay for 'artificially low' rates: Dick Grasso

    Ken Langone, Invemed Assoc. chairman & president, and Dick Grasso, former NYSE CEO, provide insight to Carl Icahn's warning on the market and the outlook on interest rates.

  • PRECIOUS-Gold holds near 2-week low as market eyes Greece Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 9:16 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, June 25- Gold was little changed on Thursday, hovering close to the prior session's two-week low as investors awaited news on Greece's talks with its international lenders to avert a default, while prospects of a U.S. interest rate hike also reined in prices. *Athens's talks with creditors bogged down on details, with next week's deadline to repay 1.6...

  • Nikkei rally is 'nearly 85% done': Expert Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 8:13 PM ET
    Nikkei rally is 'nearly 85% done': Expert

    Ron Napier, head of Napier Investment Advisors, says the benchmark Nikkei 225 remains dependent on the Japanese yen, which isn't moving much as the Bank of Japan keeps policy on hold.

  • CHICAGO, June 24- Low interest rates and a play-it-safe mentality among executives have fueled a stock buyback boom that is slowing economic growth, storied contrarian investor Jeremy Grantham said on Wednesday. "For a senior management person to use the cash flow of the corporation to buy stock back is much less dangerous than building a new plant," Grantham...

  • The next big obstacle in Greek debt talks Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 6:14 PM ET
    The next big obstacle in Greek debt talks

    Bert Dohmen, president and founder of Dohmen Capital Research Group, expects Greece and its creditors to reach an accord this week, but warns of obstacles in gaining Greek parliamentary approval.

  • *U.S. first quarter GDP sees second substantial revision. WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, June 24- The Federal Reserve says it will depend on straightforward data analysis in deciding when to raise U.S. interest rates. The large, half a percentage point revision to estimated U.S. first quarter gross domestic product issued on Wednesday by the Bureau of Economic...