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  • *Fed to release minutes at 2:00 p.m. ET. The Fed will release the minutes of its Jan. 31- Feb. 1 meeting at 2:00 p.m. ET. "The market has priced in rate hikes and is welcoming it," said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn capital in Bernardsville, New Jersey.

  • Janet Yellen

    Fed officials want investors to believe that every meeting is live, with the possibility always there that the central bank will hike.

  • *Spain, Germany sell new debt. LONDON, Feb 22- The gap between short-dated German and U.S. government bond yields stood at its widest in nearly 17 years on Wednesday as the former fell to record lows and the latter nudged up in anticipation of rate increase signals. Bottlenecks caused by the European Central Bank's bond-buying program and upcoming regulatory...

  • *The Fed will release the minutes of its Jan. 31- Feb. 1 meeting at 2:00 p.m. ET, which could offer clues on whether the central bank will raise rates in March. *Policymakers, including Fed Chair Janet Yellen, have been stoking the possibility of a rate hike sooner than later. *Also on investors' minds is how the Fed views uncertainty regarding economic policy under...

  • Need more Fed talk to 'juice' markets: Pro

    Chris Rupkey, MUFG Union Bank, weighs in on the likelihood of an interest rate hike in March.

  • *Global stocks hit record highs, Europe makes slight gain. LONDON, Feb 22- Global stocks hit record highs on Wednesday, pushing gains for the year above those for all of 2016, while the dollar rose before Federal Reserve minutes that will be scoured for clues on the timing of the next U.S. interest rate rise. Relatively strong earnings seasons in Europe and the United...

  • *Germany's two-year bond yield drops to record low. LONDON, Feb 22- The gap between short-dated German and U.S. government bond yields stood at its widest in nearly 17 years on Wednesday as the former fell to record lows and the latter nudged up in anticipation of rate increase signals. Bottlenecks caused by the European Central Bank's bond-buying program and...

  • NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell speaks on "The Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy" before a Forecasters Club of New York luncheon- 1800 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan discusses issues facing the nation and the global economy- 2330 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor for...

  • NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell speaks on "The Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy" before a Forecasters Club of New York luncheon- 1800 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan discusses issues facing the nation and the global economy- 2330 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor for...

  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen (l), and Donald Trump (r).

    One Trump critic believes the Fed could be partly to blame for his election.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- U.S. "I see stocks have bounced very sharply, so this could just be risk sentiment, said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rates strategist at TD Securities in New York." Fed Chair Janet Yellen said last week a rate increase would be considered at every policy meeting, suggesting the U.S. central bank could move next month.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- U.S. "I see stocks have bounced very sharply, so this could just be risk sentiment, said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rates strategist at TD Securities in New York." Fed Chair Janet Yellen said last week a rate increase would be considered at every policy meeting, suggesting the U.S. central bank could move next month.

  • The dollar rose broadly on Tuesday after two Fed policymakers pointed to the potential for US interest rates to rise next month.

  • Patrick Harker, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

    The U.S. economy is back to normal, the labor market is healthy again and inflation is headed higher, a Fed official said on Tuesday.

  • Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said late on Monday she would be comfortable raising rates at this point if the economy maintained its current performance, while Market News International quoted Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker as saying that a March rise was on the table. Investors were awaiting more speeches from Harker and San...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- U.S. "Yields have rallied quite sharply off the lows," said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rates strategist at TD Securities in New York. Our gut suggests that the Fed will want to keep jaw boning the market to price in greater probabilities of hikes and makes us lean somewhat hawkishly as a bias in terms of what to expect from the Fed, "said Ian Lyngen, head of...

  • Steven Mnuchin

    Mexican Finance Minister and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are meeting in upcoming weeks to discuss the countries' economic agenda.

  • Loretta Mester

    Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester said she would be comfortable raising rates at this point if the economy maintained its current pace of performance.

  • *Strong PMI surveys from France, Germany. LONDON, Feb 21- The dollar rose broadly on Tuesday after two Federal Reserve policymakers pointed to the potential for U.S. interest rates to rise next month, returning investors' attention to the bullish fundamentals of the world's biggest economy. Market News International also quoted colleague Patrick Harker...

  • *Spot gold may break support at $1,233/ oz- technicals. Spot gold fell 0.5 percent to $1,232.31 per ounce by 0338 GMT, while U.S. gold futures also fell 0.4 percent. "Fed chief Janet Yellen recently signalled that the U.S. economy was prepared for an early increase in key interest rates.