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  • LONDON, Oct 2- German Bund yields fell to four-month lows on Friday after weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data heightened pressure on the European Central Bank to expand its bond-buying stimulus program. The weaker U.S. outlook deepened worries about the economic slowdown in China and stirred questions about the prospects for another economic giant, the euro...

  • Toll Brothers CEO: Housing comeback in 5th inning Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 9:48 AM ET
    A construction worker climbs on the roof of a home in Boca Raton, Florida.

    Real estate may take longer to really fire on all cylinders, said Doug Yearley. Home Depot's CEO was more optimistic.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- Investors pulled a combined $75 billion from U.S. and emerging market equity funds in the third quarter, wiping a record $10 trillion off the value of global equities in the period, according to EPFR Global and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Funds pulled $35.2 billion from dedicated U.S. equity funds over the quarter, according to EPFR, bringing...

  • Santelli: Rate risks Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 1:26 PM ET
    Santelli: Rate risks

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • BERLIN, Oct 1- The German government expects there to be a debate at the IMF meeting in Peru next week about the right time for the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, a senior official told journalists on Thursday. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has said she expects the U.S. central bank to begin raising interest rates later this year as long as...

  • Brace for another month of volatility Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 7:14 PM ET
    Brace for another month of volatility

    Scott Nations, chief investment officer & president at NationsShares, says market volatility will likely last through October, with the Fed's policy meeting and U.S. jobs data being key risk factors.

  • Santelli: HYG barely up Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 1:42 PM ET
    Santelli: HYG barely up

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • European Central Bank feeling stimulus pressure Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    European Central Bank feeling stimulus pressure

    Inflation in the euro zone came in negative for September, raising pressure on the Europe Central Bank to ramp up monetary stimulus.

  • MADRID, Sept 30- The Bank of Spain on Wednesday said that it expected economic growth to slow in the third quarter and that recent data showed strong job creation in the first half of the year had tailed off over the summer. The government forecasts growth of 3.3 percent this year, one of the highest rates in the European Union and above the Bank of Spain's own...

  • *August output -0.5 pct m/m vs forecast +1.0 pct. TOKYO, Sept 30- Japan's factory output unexpectedly fell for the second straight month in August, fuelling worries that a prolonged slump could quash an unsteady economic recovery and raising expectations of fresh stimulus from the Bank of Japan to reignite growth. Analysts forecast a modest bounce in growth in...

  • Expect RBI to cut rates by 25 basis points: Pro Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 12:44 AM ET
    Expect RBI to cut rates by 25 basis points: Pro

    Shilan Shah, India economist at Capital Economics, expects the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to lower the key repo rate by 25 basis points. Attention will also fall on the tone of the policy statement, he adds.

  • Fed's Evans: Later rate hike better for economy Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    Charles Evans

    Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans contended normalizing policy too early brings risks amid pressure on inflation.

  • A red start to the week Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 1:37 PM ET
    A red start to the week

    Discussing the message to investors from the Federal Reserve, with Kate Warne, Edward Jones investment strategist, and Robert Luna, Surevest Capital CEO.

  • Fed's Evans: Later liftoff better Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    Fed's Evans: Later liftoff better

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans is making dovish comments on interest rates.

  • OSAKA, Japan, Sept 28- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda dismissed concern an expected U.S. interest rate hike could jolt global markets, saying that emerging nations are now less concerned that tighter U.S. policy will trigger an exodus of funds from their economies. While maintaining his optimism on Japan's economic outlook, Kuroda reiterated his...

  • Kuroda: BOJ won't hesitate on new easing Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 2:49 AM ET
    A general view of headquarters of the Bank of Japan in Tokyo, Japan.

    Haruhiko Kuroda reiterated the central bank's readiness to expand monetary policy further if needed to achieve its 2 percent inflation target.

  • Why a Fed hike in 2015 is off the table Sunday, 27 Sep 2015 | 7:11 PM ET
    Why a Fed hike in 2015 is off the table

    Despite Janet Yellen's comments that she personally anticipated an interest rate hike this year, Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory, says U.S. economic data and the global context doesn't support a hike.

  • The trouble with the Fed's inflation call Sunday, 27 Sep 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen answers questions following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting Sept. 17, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    Inflation is now running at next to nothing. So why is the Fed concerned that it could outrun its 2 percent goal?

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 25- Brazil's central bank says it might dip into its dollar reserves to support its tumbling currency but people who work closely with the bank say it will use other tools until it sees dollars leaving the economy. The dizzying drop of the Brazilian real to all-time lows in recent days has virtually frozen Brazil's foreign exchange and interest...

  • *Downgraded forecasts suggest economy continues to struggle. BANGKOK, Sept 25- Thailand's central bank cut its 2015 economic growth forecast for the third time this year as the economy continues to struggle more than a year after an army coup ended political unrest but says it hopes government measures will lend support. The Bank of Thailand downgraded its...