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  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Dec 7 Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and other policymakers Andy Haldane, Gertjan Vlieghe and Kristin Forbes appear before British parliament's Treasury Committee- 1000 GMT. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 MATSUE, Japan- Bank of Japan board member Sayuri Shiraishi will give a speech to local business leaders and then hold a press...

  • Yellen defends Fed policy, calls for gradual hikes Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 4:55 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

    In a letter Monday, Yellen called an interest rate hike "appropriate" if officials see progress toward labor and inflation goals.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 23- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday argued for a cautious approach to the pace of interest rises in an unusual exchange with U.S. consumer advocate Ralph Nader. Nader published an open letter to Yellen on Oct. 30 that asked her to consider the "humble savers" with money in banks and money market accounts who were "frustrated by the Fed's...

  • Fed Chair Yellen defends Fed's low-rate policies Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 4:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says while many savers have been frustrated by years of low interest rates, the rock-bottom rates were needed to boost the economy after the Great Recession. In a letter to consumer advocate Ralph Nader, Yellen said Monday that the low rates helped create millions of jobs by lowering borrowing costs for...

  • My Fed one-and-done scenario has a twist: Strategist Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 7:12 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange while Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen explains why the Federal Reserve chose not raise interest rates on September 17, 2015 in New York.

    The Federal Reserve will likely increase interest rates for the first time in nine years next month, but won't stop there, Federated strategist Phil Orlando tells CNBC.

  • BERKELEY, Calif., Nov 21- U.S. central bankers not only regularly leak secret information about monetary policy, but the leaks are so predictably timed that a savvy investor without access to the leaked information could make money just by buying stocks in certain weeks. That is the bottom line from new research by University of California Berkeley professor...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Dec 4 Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 BERKELEY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams participates in panel "U.S. Monetary Policy Developments "at the Clausen Center Conference on Global Economic Issues- 1800 GMT BERKELEY, United States- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure gives a lecture at the University of California-...

  • Investor: Fed’s focus on China a grave mistake Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 2:02 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (R) chats with China's Minister of Finance Lou Jiwei (L) at the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Cairns, Australia, on Sept. 20, 2014.

    Hedge fund investor Kevin Barry explains why the Federal Reserve making China a de facto 51st state is a dangerous game.

  • What the bond market is saying about the Fed Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 1:52 PM ET
    CME options pit

    If there's any doubt the Fed is targeting December for its first rate hike, just look at the bond market.

  • The Fed will fail to raise its interest rate to 2 percent before the next recession takes hold, according to the Citigroup's chief economist.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Dec 2 Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    FORT SMITH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on the economy and monetary policy before the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce- 1400 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Executive Board member Peter Praet to speak at 25th Frankfurt European Banking Congress 2015- 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank President...

  • Goldman: This could be a top market risk in 2016 Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 4:07 PM ET
    An employee rides his bike past barrels of petroleum products at a state-owned Pertamina fuel depot in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    The capacity to store oil is bursting at the seams, and Goldman has identified it as a problem that may be a 2016 risk to credit and risk assets in general..

  • House approves GOP-led bill to boost Fed oversight Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 2:19 PM ET

    House Speaker Paul Ryan, R- Wis., praised the bill, saying that forcing the Fed to explain to the public how it makes decisions would give Americans greater confidence in those decisions. Bill Huizenga, R- Mich., said the measure provides the Fed with the flexibility necessary to conduct monetary policy "but holds the Fed accountable by requiring it to communicate its...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 19- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that would make the Federal Reserve set interest rate policy using a mathematical rule, a proposal that has little chance of becoming law given a White House veto threat. The proposal now passes to the Senate where Obama's Democrats have the ability to stop most legislation despite...

  • Fed rate hike will expose 'naked swimmers' Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 9:57 AM ET
    Swimming naked in ocean

    The Fed seems intent on raising rates in December, says Ron Insana. That could leave some players exposed when the tide goes out, says Ron Insana.

  • Richard Fisher: Fed should move in December Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 6:51 AM ET
    Richard Fisher: Fed should move in December

    If they don't raise rates they will send a 'terrible signal' to the marketplace, says Richard Fisher, former U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas president, sharing his thoughts on the Fed's policy decisions.

  • Fed minutes boost rate hike expectations Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Fed minutes boost rate hike expectations

    Salman Ahmed, chief strategist at Lombard Odier, says uncertainty over a December interes rate hike has been reduced by the latest minutes from the Federal Reserve policy meeting.

  • *Bank of Japan maintains stimulus, ECB minutes due later. Financial spreadbetters expected opening gains of 0.45 percent for Britain's FTSE 100, 0.89 percent for the German DAX and 0.88 percent for France's CAC 40. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 1.98 percent, while Australia's main index jumped 2 percent for a third straight...

  • Will the Fed raise rates in December? Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 1:00 AM ET
    Will the Fed raise rates in December?

    Manish Singh, strategist & head of investments at Crossbridge Capital, says he is not certain there will be an interest rate rise by the Federal Reserve in December.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares rise, dollar dips on Fed wagers Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 10:46 PM ET

    *Bank of Japan maintains stimulus, ECB minutes due later. The Bank of Japan surprised no one at its regular policy meeting by maintaining the current pace of asset buying, though many still suspect it will have to ease again at some point to force inflation higher. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 1.5 percent.