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  • Feb 14- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Tuesday, a day after Wall Street hit record highs and ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, which will be scrutinized for the central bank's plan on the timing of interest rate hikes. *Yellen gives a semiannual testimony before the Senate Banking Committee at 10:00 a.m. ET in Washington, facing...

  • LONDON, Feb 14- Gold edged up on Tuesday as the dollar crept lower after U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn quit and investors awaited testimony from U.S. Yellen's testimony could offer clues to the pace of interest rate increases in her first of two appearances, starting on Tuesday, at the Senate Banking Panel.

  • LONDON, Feb 14- European shares were slightly weaker on Tuesday, poised to snap a five-day streak of gains, as the corporate earnings season kicked into high gear across the region. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen to the Senate Banking Committee in Washington at 1500 GMT. Healthcare, a European sector particularly exposed to the United States, was weighing.

  • U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen

    Using Kensho, CNBC PRO found what happens, on average, to the market during Yellen's congressional testimony

  • *German yields drop, Italy rises as politics drives markets. "In general there is an upward trend for yields, and this won't go away, but the moves today show there are still many factors influencing markets," DZ Bank strategist, Daniel Lenz, said. Inflation in the single currency bloc beat expectations to hit 1.8 percent for the month of January, close to the European...

  • LONDON, Feb 14- Stocks flatlined and the dollar dipped on Tuesday as caution set in before testimony from Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen that may offer clues to the timing of the next U.S. interest rate rise. Adding to pressure on the dollar was the resignation of President Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn, who quit over revelations he...

  • *Yellen to testify to Congress on Tuesday, Wednesday. President Donald Trump's national security advisor Michael Flynn quit under scrutiny over whether he discussed the possibility of lifting U.S. sanctions on Russia before Trump took office. "We're still early into the new administration so we're yet to get details of fiscal strategy and that's going to have...

  • Yellen will react to reality, expect 4 rate hikes in 2017: JPMAM

    Nick Gartside, international CIO of fixed income at JP Morgan, adds that he expects Fed chair Janet Yellen to raise interest rates in March "if she's brave."

  • Feb 14- Hong Kong stocks ended little changed on Tuesday as growing profit-taking after a two-month rally offset sustained inflows from mainland Chinese investors. "Hong Kong listings represent a good bargain for onshore investors, who have limited asset classes to invest in," said Nomura analysts in a research note. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen goes to Congress on Tuesday for the first time since Republicans took control of the White House and both houses of the legislature with less clarity on the direction of U.S. economic policy than at any time of her three-year tenure. Yellen is due to give semi-annual testimony before the Senate Banking...

  • *Spot gold may test resistance at $1,230 per ounce- technicals. Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,228.90 per ounce at 0542 GMT, while U.S. gold futures rose 0.4 percent to $1,230.60. Investors are focusing on testimony by Yellen before Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday in the wake of hints from other policymakers that could suggest they are leaning towards more...

  • *China inflation picks up, lessens global deflation danger. SYDNEY, Feb 14- Asian shares inched to 19- month highs on Tuesday as the potential for economic stimulus in the United States underpinned the dollar, bond yields and Wall Street stocks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.2 percent, trying for its fifth straight session...

  • *Yellen to testify to Congress on Tuesday, Wednesday. TOKYO, Feb 14- The dollar extended losses on Tuesday after President Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn quit, with investors waiting to see whether Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offers clues to the likely pace interest rate increases in her congressional testimony.

  • *Yellen to testify to Congress on Tuesday, Wednesday. TOKYO, Feb 14- The dollar edged away from three-week highs against a basket of currencies on Tuesday as investors awaited congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen for clues to the pace of the central bank's interest rate increases. Yellen will present the U.S. central bank's semi-annual...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 14- U.S. wheat prices edged down on Tuesday for the first time in six sessions, with ample global supply pulling them away from their highest in more than seven months, touched the day before. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade fell 0.4 percent to $4.50-1/ 4 a bushel. *The Australian Bureau of Agriculture, Resource Economics and Rural...

  • *Japan stocks expected to take cues from dollar-yen after Yellen- analyst. TOKYO, Feb 14- Japanese stocks edged down on Tuesday morning, with Toshiba Corp's falling as investors brace for the industrial conglomerate to book a massive multibillion dollar writedown when it reports earnings shortly. Yellen is due to present the U.S. central bank's semi-annual...

  • *China inflation picks up, lessens global deflation danger. SYDNEY, Feb 14- Asian shares inched to 19- month highs on Tuesday as the potential for economic stimulus in the United States lifted the dollar, bond yields and Wall Street stocks. Helping sentiment was data showing consumer and producer prices were rising in China and thus reducing the danger of...

  • *The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange rose 0.7 percent to 49,870 yuan a tonne. *Already under fire for widespread environmental damage, Malaysia's once lucrative bauxite mining industry is facing a likely death knell from neighboring Indonesia's move to allow a resumption of exports. *Japan's Mitsubishi Materials Corp aims to...

  • *Spot gold was mostly unchanged at $1,225.06 per ounce at 0048 GMT, while U.S. gold futures inched up 0.04 percent to $1,226.3. *Investors are focused on testimony by the Fed's Yellen before Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday in the wake of hints from other policymakers that could suggest they are leaning towards more hikes in interest rates this year than the two...

  • *DXY probes 3- week highs ahead of Yellen's testimony to Congress. TOKYO, Feb 14- The dollar was trading near a three-week high against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, as investors awaited congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen for clues to the pace of the central bank's interest rate increases. Yellen will present the U.S. central...