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  • *Fed officials meet July 29-30 to discuss policy. NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 24- The U.S. Yet Fed officials, who gather for a policy meeting July 29-30, are in no rush to talk about hiking interest rates because wage gains remain stubbornly low, raising questions about just how close the United States is to full employment.

  • AP Top Financial News At 12:44 a.m. EDT Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    China factory index at 18- month high in July Facebook 2 Q earnings, revenue soar S&P 500 ekes out record high as earnings roll in US economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier IMF sees US growth at weakest since recession South Korea unveils stimulus after ferry sinking Mayor: 6 potential buyers for Revel casino New Zealand raises interest rate to 3.5 percent SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds Japan trade deficit at record $75 B in first half

  • RBNZ surprises with currency comments     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy at Westpac Bank, says the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is trying to "re-connect" its currency with the country's key commodity exports.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:05 a.m. EDT Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    China factory activity at 18- month high as mini-stimulus for No. 2 economy takes effect Facebook on a roll as 2nd- quarter earnings, revenue surpass expectations Standard& Poor's 500 index ekes out all-time high after Apple and Boeing report earnings Still-slow rebound belies a sturdier economy with less consumer debt and more educated workers IMF sees US growth this year at weakest pace since recession after sharp 1 Q contraction New Zealand raises benchmark interest rate to 3.5 percent but signals pause in future hikes Atlantic City mayor says 6 potential buyers for Revel casino; Atlantic Club may be re-sold In a divided vote, SEC supports an end to $1 a share price for some riskier money-market funds Japan trade deficit at record $74.9 billion in first half as import growth outpaces exports South Korea unveils stimulus plans as shock of ferry sinking slows growth

  • WELLINGTON, July 24- New Zealand's central bank lifted its official cash rate by 25 basis points to 3.50 percent as expected on Thursday, but then suspended its rapid-fire run of interest rate rises to study their impact on the economy.

  • WELLINGTON, July 24- New Zealand's central bank lifted its official cash rate by 25 basis points to 3.50 percent as expected on Thursday, but then suspended its rapid-fire run of interest rate rises to study their impact on the economy.

  • New Zealand raises interest rate to 3.5 percent Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand— New Zealand on Thursday raised its benchmark interest rate to 3.5 percent but signaled it was pausing its program of rate hikes. The announcement prompted a sharp drop in the New Zealand dollar, which was trading down nearly 1 percent at $0.8625.

  • WELLINGTON, July 24- New Zealand's central bank raised interest rates to the highest level in more than 5 years on Thursday but said it would now take a breather as it looked at the impact of its tightening and watched inflation in the economy.

  • IMF SAYS RISKS TO OUTLOOK INCLUDE SLOWER GROWTH IN EMERGING MARKETS, OIL PRICE SPIKES TIED TO UKRAINE OR IRAQ, EARLIER THAN EXPECTED U.S.

  • Santelli: Treasurys' 'soft' range     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

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

  • GLASGOW, Scotland, July 23- The Bank of England is weighing up conflicting data on Britain's labour market as it prepares to start raising interest rates off their record low of the last five years, BoE Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday.

  • Time for market to trim gains?     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    We may be headed into a melt-up, says Liz Ann Sonders, Charles Schwab, sharing her outlook on the markets. And James Paulson, Wells Capital Management, explains why it's time for investors to get more cautious and diversify.

  • GLASGOW, Scotland, July 23- The Bank of England is weighing up conflicting signals from Britain's labour market as it prepares to start raising interest rates from their record low, BoE Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday.

  • Bank of England: rates to rise only gradually Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:13 AM ET

    LONDON— Bank of England policymakers are signaling that interest rates are likely to go up only gradually— though debate on the matter seems to be getting hotter. Minutes released Wednesday from their July meeting show the members disagree on whether rates should stay low to support the recovery or edge higher as economic growth gathers pace.

  • FOREX-Dollar firms, euro cracks under rates pressure Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:53 AM ET

    TOKYO/ SYDNEY, July 23- The dollar held close to a six-week peak against a basket of currencies in Asian trade on Wednesday, as the euro edged down to touch a fresh 2014 low on the diverging interest rate outlook for the U.S. and euro zone.

  • FOREX-Dollar rises as U.S. bond yields hold firm Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 22- The dollar rose on Tuesday as U.S. bond yields stood firm on the view that the world's biggest economy is expanding enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next year despite data showing a mild rise in domestic prices in June.

  • *Libor to be based on transactions as much as possible. LONDON, July 22- Global regulators will implement a twin-track approach to ensuring interest rate benchmarks are less prone to manipulation, recommending safeguards to the current system as well as developing alternatives.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- TD Ameritrade Holding Corp, the biggest online stockbroker as measured by client trading, said quarterly net income rose 3 percent from a year earlier despite higher expenses, continuing low interest rates and a drop in client trades and commissions.

  • *Godwin Emefiele delivers first MPC decision as governor. ABUJA, July 22- Nigeria's new central bank governor said on Tuesday he favored a gradual reduction in interest rates over the next five years, but inflation risk meant there was no room to ease policy immediately.

  • LONDON, July 22- Global regulators have proposed a twin-track approach to ensuring that interest rate benchmarks are less prone to manipulation by recommending safeguards to the current system and also by developing alternatives.