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  • The Rating Game: U.S. vs. Europe Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 4:22 PM ET

    With rising interest rates in Europe and no sign of a near-term change in interest rates in the U.S., is the current U.S. economic picture a sign of what’s to come for Europe? As CNBC’s Steve Liesman explained, since 1999, monetary policy at the European Central Bank and at the U.S. Federal Reserve has essentially moved in tandem. But a year after the Federal Reserve stopped raising rates, the ECB rate hikes continue. ...

  • Dollar Advances Broadly as Treasury Yields Rise Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 1:49 PM ET

    The dollar strengthened broadly as a rise in U.S. Treasury yields above 5% boosted demand for the U.S. currency, while news that North Korea fired short-range missiles off its coast hurt the yen.

  • Market Downdraft Could Force Healthy Asset Reallocation Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 12:43 PM ET

    David Dietze, president of Pointview Financial Services, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that rising interest rates will force a healthy reallocation of assets and be good for the market in the long term.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 9:16 AM ET

    Stocks are struggling ahead of the opening as a selloff in the Treasury market pushed the yield on the 10-year above the key 5% level for the first time since last July. May sales results from chain stores are rolling in and merger activity continues to make headlines.

  • Market Will Move Higher Despite Rate Jitters: Analyst Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 8:57 AM ET

    Fritz Meyer, senior investment officer at AIM Investments, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that higher interest rates have spooked the market, but he remains optimistic.

  • Bank of England Leaves Core Rate at 5.5%, for Now Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 8:50 AM ET

    The Bank of England left its core interest rate on hold at 5.5% Thursday, as widely expected by economists.

  • Australian Dollar Soars to Fresh 17-Year High on Data Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 1:53 AM ET

    The Australian dollar rose to a fresh 17-year high on Thursday after the second straight month of stronger-than-expected domestic jobs data fuelled concerns the central bank might increase interest rates in the near term.

  • New Zealand's central bank raised interest rates on Thursday by a quarter of a point to 8%, the highest among industrialized countries, saying it was worried robust consumer demand would further fuel inflation.

  • Dollar Rises Against Euro on Dovish ECB Comments Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 1:33 PM ET

    Fading prospects of a rate cut by the Fed and no signs from the European Central Bank that it would continue to tighten monetary policy beyond 2007 lifted the dollar against the euro.

  • Rising Interest Rates May Take A Bite Out of Equities Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 1:13 PM ET

    David Reilly, director of portfolio strategy at Rydex Investments, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” that rising interest rates may take a bite out of equities in the short-term.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 9:12 AM ET

    Rising rates trump all else this morning as Wall Street braces for a downhill slide on the opening. European markets are broadly lower, continuing their downtrend after the European Central Bank raised interest rates by a quarter point to 4%, as expected. Chinese stocks closed higher and Asia's other markets were mixed.

  • The European Central Bank raised its core interest rate to 4% from 3.75% Wednesday, as widely expected, but ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet refrained from using the now-familiar phrase "extreme vigilance" to signal further rate hikes.

  • Inflation hovering around 3% in the United States since 2005 is too high for comfort in the longer term, Cleveland Federal Reserve President Sandra Pianalto said on Wednesday.

  • ECB Ready to Up Rates to 4%, Future Timing Is Unclear Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 1:20 AM ET

    The European Central Bank is poised to raise interest rates to 4.0% on Wednesday, the highest level in six years, with investors anxious for clues on the pace of future hikes.

  • Stop Trading! Tuesday, 5 Jun 2007 | 8:10 PM ET

    Some on the Street think rate cuts aren't coming, but Cramer said it's too early to tell. Plus, a play on China's nuclear prowess and more.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • The dollar  fell against the euro and yen on Tuesday, dipping below key technical levels after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the ailing U.S. housing sector may remain a drag on economic growth.

  • Goldman Sachs abandoned its forecast for three quarters of a percentage point of cuts in benchmark U.S. interest rates this year because of tightness in the labor market and expectations for stronger economic growth, adding it expects no Fed rate cuts in 2008 either.

  • Analysts See Moderate Growth Despite Housing Fallout Tuesday, 5 Jun 2007 | 12:22 PM ET

    Richard DeKaser, chief economist at National City Corporation, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that the worst of the housing slump is over.

  • The dollar declined broadly as the U.S. currency failed to extend gains after last week's robust jobs data, while demand for currencies linked to rising interest rates strengthened.

  • The Week Ahead: The Bulls of May Run On Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 6:35 PM ET

    May's rally is already running into June, and the momentum could keep going as markets next week focus on the promise of new mergers, Fed-speak, a modest batch of economic data and corporate conferences.