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  • *Fed, BoE sound confident notes in face of China fears. JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 29- U.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates gradually, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said on Saturday in a speech careful not to overreact to a possible Chinese slowdown. The cautious confidence from...

  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that have kept inflation below the central bank's target level have likely begun to fade. Investors have been trying to determine whether the Fed might still be on course to raise interest rates after its Sept. 16-17...

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 29- For much of her tenure as head of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen has been pressured by Republican lawmakers who want the U.S. central bank to adopt a monetary policy rule, a straightforward formula connecting unemployment and inflation to a benchmark interest rate. Former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan famously did it in the 1990 s when he...

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 28- The U.S. Some top policymakers, including Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, said the recent volatility in global markets could quickly ease and possibly pave the way for the first U.S. rate hike in nearly a decade. With a key policy meeting set for Sept. 16-17, at least five Fed officials spoke publicly in what amounted to a jockeying for...

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 28- Federal Reserve officials who are most anxious to hike interest rates said on Friday that continued turmoil in financial markets may cause the central bank to delay tightening monetary policy beyond next month, even though the U.S. economy remains strong. Louis Fed President James Bullard told Reuters he still favored hiking rates at...

  • WASHINGTON— What once seemed a sure bet— that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September— suddenly appears less certain following a wild week of stock market turbulence. Fed Chair Janet Yellen decided to skip this year's meeting, so Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer is commanding top attention, with investors eagerly parsing his every word.

  • Aug 28- Any appreciation in the U.S. dollar in response to a Federal Reserve rate hike is unlikely to generate major disinflationary concerns in the United States but could create inflationary pressures in other countries, according to a paper presented to a global gathering of central bankers. In the United States, where the vast majority of imports are...

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 28- Recent market turmoil should not delay the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates at least once, given that the global equities selloff and China's economic slowdown have had little effect on the U.S. economy, a top Fed official said on Friday. Market volatility has sowed doubts over the timing of the rates "liftoff," particularly...

  • Louis Fed President James Bullard told Bloomberg in an interview from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where central bankers from around the world are converging for an annual meeting. But Loretta Mester, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, said the volatility has not changed her view that the U.S. economy was ready for a modest increase in interest rates.

  • LONDON, Aug 28- German bond yields edged lower on Friday, defying a sudden surge in oil, as data showed consumer prices in Europe's biggest economy had been weighed down by falling energy costs. Instead, the recent oil slump, which has centred on concerns around China's economy, has weighed on market expectations for consumer price growth with some gauges...

  • LONDON, Aug 28- German bond yields wavered on Friday, with investors waiting for data that could demonstrate the drag of low commodity prices on inflation and reluctant to get overly excited about a 10 percent surge in oil. The bloc's powerhouse economy Germany will publish inflation data for August at 1200 GMT, with readings from various regions during the...

  • Santelli: Bond stability back... for now Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 9:48 AM ET
    Santelli: Bond stability back... for now

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • Rate hike in September? Odds now low: Expert Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:46 AM ET
    Rate hike in September? Odds now low: Expert

    Krishna Guha, Evercore-ISI vice chairman, shares his thought on the likely timing of an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

  • Fed official says September rate hike 'less compelling' Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The head of the New York Federal Reserve Bank said Wednesday he's less inclined to support a Fed rate hike in September amid recent global turmoil, including falling oil prices and a slowdown in China. William Dudley said the developments pose downside risks for the U.S. economy and have fueled market volatility. But growing worries about economic...

  • The Fed needs to come clean on rates Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Fed needs to stop this cat-and-mouse game and just say it isn't raising rates anytime soon, says Carol Roth.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- An interest rate hike next month seems less appropriate given the threat posed to the U.S. economy by recent global market turmoil, an influential Federal Reserve official said on Wednesday. Dudley, a dovish policymaker and close ally of Fed Chair Janet Yellen, however left the door open to raising rates for the first time in nearly a decade when the...

  • Stock market just called the Fed's bluff Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen

    Look for the Fed to back away from rate hikes in the next few weeks, says Michael Pento.

  • The Fed should still hike rates in September Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    When the market expects the Fed to do something that is inevitable, the Fed should do it ASAP, says former Wells Fargo CEO Richard Kovacevich.

  • Yellen, other big names, no shows in Jackson Hole Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 8:00 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies before a House Financial Services committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 15, 2015.

    The Fed's annual powwow in Jackson Hole, Wyo., which kicks off this week, is expected to be sparsely attended by monetary policymakers, USAT reports.

  • Don't blame traders. This market force isn't human Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 1:37 PM ET
    What a robotic sniper might look like.

    You can thank the machines for Monday's bloody selloff. How's that whole get-rid-of-the-humans thing working for you?, asks trader Kenny Polcari.