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  • Expect two Fed rate hikes in 2015: Soc Gen Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Expect two Fed rate hikes in 2015: Soc Gen

    Alain Bokobza, global head of asset allocation at Societe Generale, explains why he believes there could be two rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve this year.

  • METALS-London copper drifts ahead of Easter break Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 8:34 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, April 2- London copper drifted towards two-week lows on Thursday as traders showed little urgency to lock-in stocks given sluggish demand growth in top consumer China, instead squaring positions ahead of a four-day Easter weekend in some countries. *Companies struggled in China and much of the rest of Asia in March, suggesting central banks may have...

  • SINGAPORE, April 2- Gold hovered above $1,200 an ounce on Thursday, clinging to gains from the prior session when it rose the most in two months, after weak U.S. private jobs data suggested that a more comprehensive employment report could disappoint. *Spot gold was flat at $1,203.70 an ounce by 2324 GMT, after climbing 1.8 percent on Wednesday.

  • NYMEX-Crude pares strong gains as Iran talks drag on Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 7:27 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 2- U.S. crude futures pared a 5 percent jump in the previous session in early Asian trade on Thursday, amid speculation that ongoing talks over Iran's nuclear program could reach a deal and add more crude to a global oil glut. *In Switzerland, Iran and six world powers were closer to a preliminary accord on Tehran's nuclear program as marathon talks were...

  • SAFT ON WEALTH-Careful how you front-run the Fed Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:42 PM ET

    April 1- Investors see the Federal Reserve the way bond desks tend to view small clients from the sticks: as easy marks and reliable sources of profit. Fed Chair Janet Yellen last week yet again soft-pedaled the timing of a first rate rise and the rate of ascent thereafter, making a nod to the' secular stagnation' argument as she did. "I fear that markets have come to a...

  • Santelli: Bund hits new historic low yield Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 9:47 AM ET
    Santelli: Bund hits new historic low yield

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

  • *Gold fell 2.4 pct in March, second monthly loss. LONDON, April 1- Gold eased on Wednesday after ending March down more than 2 percent, as the dollar edged higher and as expectations that U.S. interest rates will rise this year weighed on the metal. Gold is particularly sensitive to shifts in U.S. interest rates, which also move the dollar, in which the metal is priced.

  • PRECIOUS-Gold edges up after March drop as dollar slips Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:10 PM ET

    *Gold snaps 3- day fall, lost 2.4 pct in March. SINGAPORE, April 1- Gold kicked off April by climbing on Wednesday as the dollar retreated, but expectations the Federal Reserve is on course to lift interest rates this year capped bullion's gains. "There's some short-term support around $1,180, but I still believe the price will continue to go down given pressure from...

  • FOREX-Dollar edges down vs yen after BOJ tankan Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:34 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 1- The dollar edged down against the yen in early Asian trade on Wednesday, after the Bank of Japan's tankan survey of business sentiment showed that a weaker currency failed to improve Japanese corporate sentiment. The dollar slipped about 0.2 percent to 119.90 yen, touching its session lows after the tankan release and moving back toward a...

  • SINGAPORE, April 1- Gold steadied on Wednesday after falling for a second straight month in March as renewed bets that the Federal Reserve is on course to lift interest rates this year burnished the dollar's appeal. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,184.16 an ounce by 0011 GMT, after ending March with a loss of 2.4 percent. *The world's largest gold-backed...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 15 Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    STONE MOUNTAIN, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams moderates "Policy Session 3: Financial Stability: How Essential Should Financial Stability Be to Central Banks?" before the 2015 Financial Markets Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta- 1230 GMT. STONE MOUNTAIN, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, said he would not raise interest rates significantly if he ran the Federal Reserve. Buffett spoke at an automotive industry conference in New York, along with the chairman of the Berkshire Hathaway automotive dealer group, Larry Van Tuyl.

  • What Tax Day signals for stocks Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 3:33 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Historically, April is far from the cruelest month for stocks. In fact, it's been the best performer for 50 years.

  • *Gold eyes third straight quarterly fall. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 31- Gold turned lower on Tuesday, pressured by the firm U.S. dollar and weak oil prices, and with expectations that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates this year pushing bullion toward its second monthly decline. Gold has fallen 3 percent since hitting a three-week high last week above...

  • *Gold eyes first quarterly rise in three. LONDON, March 31- Gold rebounded on Tuesday as global share markets dropped, but bullion was still heading for its second monthly fall, pressured by a strong dollar and expectations the U.S. Gold has fallen 2.5 percent since hitting a three-week high above $1,200 an ounce last week after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen...

  • Santelli: Rates steady, euro weak Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 9:40 AM ET
    Santelli: Rates steady, euro weak

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

  • *Gold slips for 3rd session, heads for 2nd monthly fall. *Palladium rebounds from 13- month low. LONDON, March 31- Gold fell on Tuesday and was heading for a third straight quarterly fall, pressured by a strong dollar and expectations the U.S.

  • *Gold slips for third session, nearly flat on quarter. SINGAPORE, March 31- Gold edged lower on Tuesday and was heading for a second straight monthly fall, pressured by expectations the U.S. "Gold's inability to hold over the psychological $1,200 level, which it recently cleared, suggests that bullion may be susceptible to a further consolidation of gains," said HSBC...

  • *Gold slips for third session in a row, palladium rebounds. SINGAPORE, March 31- Gold edged lower on Tuesday and was heading for a second straight monthly fall, pressured by expectations the U.S. "Gold's inability to hold over the psychological $1,200 level, which it recently cleared, suggests that bullion may be susceptible to a further consolidation of gains," said...

  • SINGAPORE, March 31- Gold on Tuesday hovered near the previous session's lows and was heading for a second straight monthly fall, pressured by expectations the U.S. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,186.15 an ounce by 0017 GMT, after falling as much as 1.4 percent to $1,182.05 on Monday. *Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday that an increase in the central bank's...