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  • Confidence robust despite risk of Brexit: BOE Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 8:23 AM ET
    Confidence robust despite risk of Brexit: BOE

    Bank of England governor, Mark Carney discusses how the central bank is looking at the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union.

  • Rates won’t rocket as in past: BOE Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 8:19 AM ET
    Rates won’t rocket as in past: BOE

    Bank of England governor, Mark Carney discusses how the central bank plans on raising interest rates.

  • LONDON, Feb 4- The Bank of England cut growth forecasts on Thursday and the lone advocate of a rate hike reversed his position, suggesting rates were on hold for an extended period even as its governor said the next move was still likely to be up. Echoing downbeat comments from central banks around the globe, BoE chief Mark Carney warned that global growth was only...

  • Why BOE will hike, not cut rates Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 8:14 AM ET
    Why BOE will hike, not cut rates

    Despite markets pricing in a possible cut in interest rates from the Bank of England (BOE), its governor, Mark Carney explains why it’s committed to raising rates.

  • Watchful for signs of persistence in low inflation: BOE

    Bank of England governor, Mark Carney explains why low inflation predominantly comes from the sharp fall in commodity prices globally.

  • LONDON, Feb 4- The Bank of England cut its economic growth forecasts on Thursday due to a darker global outlook, and the lone policymaker who had backed a rate rise in recent months unexpectedly abandoned this position. The central bank said its Monetary Policy Committee had voted 9-0 this week to keep rates on hold at a record-low 0.5 percent, where they have been...

  • Could the Bank of England cut rates? Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 3:37 AM ET
    Could the Bank of England cut rates?

    Ross Walker, U.K. economist at RBS, says the BoE would consider an interest rate cut if growth and business confidence fell.

  • Can central banks deliver stability? Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 3:13 AM ET
    Can central banks deliver stability?

    Nandini Ramakrishnan, global market strategist at JPMAM, says it will be difficult for central banks worldwide to hit inflation targets.

  • Japan benchmark bond flirts with negative yield Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 11:27 PM ET

    Japan is teetering on the brink of a negative yield on its benchmark 10-year bond, but analysts aren't necessarily worried.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Financial conditions have tightened considerably in the weeks since the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates and monetary policy makers will have to take that into consideration should that phenomenon persist, a top Fed official said on Wednesday. In addition, the weakening outlook for the global economy and any further strengthening of...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Financial conditions have tightened considerably in the weeks since the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates and monetary policy makers will have to take that into consideration should that phenomenon persist, a top Fed official said on Wednesday. In addition, the weakening outlook for the global economy and any further strengthening of...

  • RBI might cut rates after Feb budget: Pro Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 1:02 AM ET
    RBI Rate

    The RBI's statement suggests the cental bank is more concerned about inflation than market expectations says Radhika Rao, an economist at DBS.

  • Why inflation could be lower than expected: Fed Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 1:01 PM ET
    Why inflation could be lower than expected: Fed

    CNBC's Steve Liesmen recaps Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer's latest statements on the state of markets and the economy.

  • WASHINGTON— A top Federal Reserve official said Monday that increased concerns about the global economic outlook led the central bank to leave a key interest rate unchanged last week. Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said persistent declines in the price of oil and other commodities and developments in China appear to have triggered increased volatility in...

  • Here's what the BOJ is signalling Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 7:19 PM ET
    Weak Yen to support Kuroda's reflation programme

    The BOJ move last Friday signals that policymakers want to keep the yen weak to support reflation, says Tai Hui, chief Asia market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29- The Federal Reserve probably needs to keep U.S. interest rates lower for longer given headwinds from weak global economic growth, a stronger dollar and an unexpectedly sustained drop in oil prices, a top Fed official suggested on Friday. San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams told reporters he now sees slightly slower...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29- San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said on Friday that economic weakness abroad, mixed economic data at home and a stronger dollar have caused him to expect a slower pace of rate hikes this year.

  • LONDON— Inflation across the 19- country eurozone doubled in January, but few economists think it represents a meaningful pick-up in the economy given subdued growth across much of the region, a renewed drop in oil prices and mounting uncertainties around the world. January's rate was the highest since October 2014, when it was also 0.4 percent, a development...

  • The Fed should stay the course on rates: Feldstein Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 4:08 PM ET
    Martin Feldstein

    Markets may be volatile, and stocks off to their worst start of a year ever, but that should not influence the Fed, says Martin Feldstein.

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— A top European monetary official is downplaying the risks for the 19- country euro currency union from an economic slowdown in China and low oil prices. But Jens Weidmann also cautioned that a long period of excessively low inflation could mean trouble by challenging the credibility of the European Central Bank's monetary policy.