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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • *China slowdown hits dairy prices, farmers pile up debt. WELLINGTON, Jan 28- The global curse of too-low inflation struck again on Thursday when the Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept its official cash rate on hold and reopened the door to rate cuts just a month after all but slamming it shut. Su-Lin Ong, a senior economist at RBC Capital Markets, expects cuts in both...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 10 Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 HELSINKI- OECD to publish its economic survey of recession-hit Finland in a press conference with Finnish finance minister Alexander Stubb- 0830 GMT. BRATISLAVA- National Bank of Slovakia Governor Jozef Makuch participates in economic conference "Economic development of the Slovak economy expected in 2016", with presentation: The...

  • The Fed is losing its benchmark: Gross Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 3:14 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    The Fed held the line on Wednesday but this doesn't show confidence, says Bond expert Bill Gross.

  • Santelli Exchange: Eye on inflation Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 10:52 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Eye on inflation

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Former Fed Governor Mark Olson discuss expectations from the Fed and the prospect of normalization.

  • This analyst expects the Fed to cut rates Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 1:55 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank building

    The Fed may be aiming for more rate hikes, but it's likely to need to cut by year end, said Mike Moran, Standard Chartered's economic research chief.

  • How to fix Fed's 'huge' rate error: Ex-Fed advisor Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 12:03 PM ET
    Snow covers the grounds of the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington January 26, 2016.

    Former Dallas Fed advisor Danielle DiMartino Booth tells CNBC why she thinks the central bank made a mistake in raising interest rates last year.

  • Mohamed El-Erian warns about a day of reckoning Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 9:05 AM ET
    Mohammed El-Erian

    "Either we validate the financial asset prices ... or slip into a global recession," Allianz Chief Economic Adviser Mohamed El-Erian tells CNBC.

  • SEOUL, Jan 26- South Korea's economic growth slowed by more than half in the fourth quarter from the third quarter of 2015, prompting the government to press ministers to spend their budget allocations in a timely manner to keep recovery momentum alive. Fourth-quarter gross domestic product rose 0.6 percent in seasonally adjusted terms from the third...

  • Larry Summers: Don't expect four Fed hikes in 2016 Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 8:19 AM ET
    Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.

    The former Clinton administration treasury secretary also warned there's a danger of overreacting to market weakness.

  • Could technology lead to stagnation? Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 3:00 AM ET
    Could technology lead to stagnation?

    Francesco Filia, CEO & CIO of Fasanara Capital, discusses how technology will affect company valuations, productivity and secular economic stagnation.