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  • LONDON, March 15- The recent surge in U.S. rate hike expectations has triggered a wave of activity in global debt markets, as companies and governments scramble to raise billions of dollars of funds before the Fed raises borrowing costs. But this level of certainty has only been reached in the last two weeks after speeches from senior Fed officials including...

  • LONDON, March 15- Financial markets focused on Wednesday on what is widely expected to be the third rise in U.S. interest rates since the financial crisis, while there was some relief in commodity markets as oil pulled out of a six-day dive. Wall Street followed Europe and Asia's lead and opened marginally higher while U.S. bond yields drifted below 2.6 percent to...

  • *Fed statement at 2 p.m. ET; Yellen speech to follow. The Fed is scheduled to release its latest policy statement along with updated economic forecasts at 2 p.m. ET. Fed Chair Janet Yellen is due to hold a press conference half an hour later.

  • *Fed statement at 2 p.m. ET; Yellen to speak 30 mins later. The Fed is scheduled to release its latest policy statement along with updated economic forecasts at 2 p.m. ET. Fed Chair Janet Yellen is due to hold a press conference half an hour later.

  • This month's rate rise is only the first of many such moves

    The chairman of JPMorgan Chase International predicts the US will see up to four rate hikes this year.

  • This market is priced for a rate hike today: Pro

    John Bellows, Western Asset Management, and Richard Turnill, BlackRock, share their expectations on the Federal Reserve policy after this afternoon's interest rate decision.

  • *The Fed is scheduled to release its latest policy statement along with updated economic forecasts at 2 p.m. ET. Fed Chair Janet Yellen is due to hold a press conference half an hour later. Markets are also betting on a potential economic boost from President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal policies.

  • LONDON, March 15- Markets focused on what is expected to be a third rise in U.S. interest rates since the financial crisis later on Wednesday, while there was also relief in commodity markets as oil pulled out of a six-day dive. "We are estimating three Fed rates hikes this year, we have seen some talk that they might be a bit behind the curve and four might be on the table...

  • Fed rate decision looms

    Gabriela Santos, JPMorgan Funds, and Michelle Meyer, BofA Merrill Lynch, provide insight to the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision and what the economic data shows.

  • Fed day: Ready, set, hike!

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview of Street expectations on the Fed's rate decision.

  • A real estate agent and a potential home buyer in Coral Gables, Fla.

    Mortgage interest rates moved to the highest level since 2014.

  • *Policy statement to be released at 2 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON, March 15- The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for the second time in three months on Wednesday, encouraged by strong monthly job gains and confidence that inflation is finally rising to its target. A rate hike at the conclusion of the Fed's latest two-day policy meeting is already baked...

  • Expect Fed to raise rates by 25 basis points: Pro

    John Ryding, RDQ Economics, and Alison Deans, AA Deans Advisory founder, share their thoughts on the Fed's interest rate decision today.

  • Fed dots for 2017 will not move much

    Vincent Chaigneau, head of rates and FX strategy at Société Générale, discusses potential moves from the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • "The positive sentiment towards emerging markets is not sustainable as the interest rate differential advantage in Asia's favor is likely to reduce in the coming months," said Frances Cheung, head of rates strategy for Asia ex- Japan at Societe Generale in Hong Kong. Japan's benchmark Nikkei average was down 0.14 percent while stocks in mainland China and Korea...

  • *Policy statement to be released at 2 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON, March 15- The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for the second time in three months on Wednesday, encouraged by strong monthly job gains and confidence that inflation is finally rising to its target. A rate hike at the conclusion of the Fed's latest two-day policy meeting is already baked...

  • SHANGHAI, March 15- China's yuan traded in a tight range on Wednesday, weakening slightly against the dollar, ahead of a U.S. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.9115 per dollar prior to the market opening, which was firmer than Tuesday's rate of 6.9118. The market shrugged off a speech by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivered at the end of the...

  • Though recent data, particularly out of China, has fueled a rally in Asian equities since the start of the year, investors are expecting more headwinds for emerging markets due to an increasingly hawkish Fed. "The positive sentiment towards emerging markets is not sustainable as the interest rate differential advantage in Asia's favor is likely to reduce in...

  • *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.45 percent to $10.03-3/ 4 a bushel after closing down 0.7 percent on Tuesday, when prices hit a low of $9.92 a bushel, their lowest since Dec. 27. *The most active corn futures rose 0.1 percent to $3.62-1/ 2 a bushel, having gained 0.35 percent in the previous session after earlier hitting a low of $3.60 a...

  • *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.45 percent to $10.03-3/ 4 a bushel after closing down 0.7 percent on Tuesday, when prices hit a low of $9.92 a bushel, their lowest since Dec. 27. *The most active corn futures rose 0.1 percent to $3.62-1/ 2 a bushel, having gained 0.35 percent in the previous session after earlier hitting a low of $3.60 a...