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  • *July 28-29 Fed meeting eyed as dollar sags. LONDON, July 27- The euro hit a four-month peak against the Swiss franc and a two-week high against a subdued dollar on Monday, after Germany's Ifo survey for July beat forecasts and painted an upbeat picture of Europe's largest economy. The euro rose 1.2 percent to $1.1113, from about $1.1084 before the Ifo survey was...

  • FRANKFURT, July 27- Price inflation is set to gradually improve this year but it remains too early to predict a turning point, the European Central Bank said on Monday. ECB President Mario Draghi has embarked on a 1- trillion-euro- plus money printing programme to buy chiefly government bonds that is set to last until September 2016. Many in Germany, however, would...

  • LONDON, July 27- The euro hit a two-week high against a subdued dollar on Monday, with traders awaiting Germany's IFO survey, which is likely to indicate Europe's largest economy is on track to post a reasonable pace of growth. Germany's IFO business climate index is forecast to dip slightly in July but will remain at levels consistent with a positive pace of...

  • Fed: Confidential forecasts mistakenly made public Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 4:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve said Friday it mistakenly posted confidential economic projections on its public website last month. The incident occurred at a time when the central bank is already the subject of investigations by the Justice Department, a House committee and its inspector general involving the disclosure of confidential information...

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- Staff economists at the Federal Reserve see a quarter-point U.S. interest rate increase this year, according to forecasts the Fed mistakenly published on its website in a gaffe that drew criticism about its ability to keep secrets. "It regrettably appears once again that proper internal controls are not in place to safeguard confidential...

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- Staff at the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors see a single quarter-point U.S. interest rate increase by year's end, inflation stuck in low gear for five more years and an economy growing more slowly than expected by U.S. policymakers. Those bearish projections were included in a set of staff forecasts presented to policymakers at their...

  • Santelli: U-turn session for Treasurys Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    Santelli: U-turn session for Treasurys

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • SYDNEY, July 23- Australia appears set for at least another year of sub par economic growth as a downdraught in global commodity prices chills both business spending and export earnings. The latest Reuters poll of analysts expects Australia's A $1.6 trillion economy to grow 2.5 percent in 2015, little changed on last year and down from April's forecast of 2.6...

  • *Core inflation marks five years within target range. SYDNEY, July 22- Australia's central bank sees scope for yet lower interest rates as inflation stays in the sweet spot for stimulus, though the bar for action is high given concerns it could lure households into taking on too much debt. Offering a guardedly optimistic outlook on the economy, Reserve Bank of...

  • Aussie dollar drops as RBA's Stevens keeps easing on table Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    Australia's top central banker Stevens said interest rate cuts remained on the table, but cautioned too much easing could lead to longer-term dangers.

  • India launches new overnight benchmark rate Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 9:41 PM ET
    India launches new overnight benchmark rate

    Vishnu Varathan, senior economist with Mizuho Bank, discusses India's decision to revise the methodology for the Mumbai Interbank Offered Rate starting Wednesday.

  • Why a weak monsoon won't rain on India's parade Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 9:31 PM ET

    Indian policymakers needn't worry about deficient rains bringing back ghosts of inflation past, economists argue.

  • Reading BOJ Kuroda's latest remarks Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 9:18 PM ET
    Reading BOJ Kuroda's latest remarks

    Ben Collett, head for Japan and Asian equities at Sunrise Brokers, discusses comments by Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda that Japan's inflation will accelerate considerably in the coming months.

  • Expect elevated Australia Q2 CPI: JPMorgan Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 6:33 PM ET
    Expect elevated Australia Q2 CPI: JPMorgan

    Ben Jarman, senior economist at JP Morgan, says consumer prices down under could be strong in the second quarter due to an "intense rebound" in petrol prices.

  • Santelli: Understanding market action Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    Santelli: Understanding market action

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • BANGKOK, July 21- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday he expected inflation to accelerate considerably in the coming months due to a tight labor market, and he brushed off the idea of needing more quantitative easing. Kuroda's optimism is in contrast with growing worries that turbulence in the global economy could cause oil prices to resume...

  • Singapore's central bank said inflation is likely to be at the lower end of its forecasts, but it expects prices to pick up in 2016.

  • BOJ members ponder QE's diminishing returns Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 9:34 PM ET

    Several BOJ members said the impact of the bank's massive stimulus might be fading, June meeting minutes show.

  • By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Izumi Nakagawa. The subdued sentiment joins a recent batch of data which have blown hot and cold on the health of Japan's economy, and shows companies were far from assured about the outlook. The poll of 516 big and midsize firms between July 1 and 15, of which 285 responded, showed business managers were worried about the state of China's...

  • In the euro zone, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has promised rock-bottom interest rates for the foreseeable future and pledged to see through the bank's monthly 60 billion euro asset purchases until September next year. In Asia, China's policymakers are struggling to contain stock market mayhem that could still undermine attempts to...