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  • *Focus shifts back to Fed hike risk from Greece. Currency investors have been distracted for weeks by uncertainty over whether Greece and its creditors would come to an agreement and avoid "Grexit" from the euro. "That's picked up from Greece as the main driver of our market and therefore the dollar is, in a fairly parallel move, stronger off the back of it...

  • *Market focus shifts back to Fed hike risk from Greece. *Greek worries fade as Europe moves to reopen funding. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, July 17- The dollar edged away from two-month highs against a basket of major currencies on Friday but was still on track for a solid weekly gain as the market shifted its focus to an eventual hike in U.S. interest rates.

  • *Gold headed towards 4th weekly fall. MANILA, July 17- Gold languished near its lowest level in eight months on Friday and is set to extend its losing run to a fourth week, pressured by a firmer dollar as expectations grow that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. Gold has lost nearly 2 percent for the week.

  • *Market focus shifts back to Fed hike risk from Greece. The greenback scaled a near one-month peak of 124.205 yen, while the euro struggled at $1.0884, not far off a 7-1/ 2 week low of $1.0855 set overnight. "The message that' a rate hike this year makes sense' kept USD as an outperformer overnight," Greg Moore, senior currency strategist at RBC Capital Markets wrote in a...

  • Rate-anxious traders brace for inflation in CPI Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 6:50 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Consumer prices are the big news for markets, as traders look for signs that could prompt a Fed hike rate.

  • Why this expert was surprised by Yellen Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 6:23 PM ET
    Why this expert was surprised by Yellen

    Tim Kane, economist and research fellow at Hoover Institution in Stanford University, discusses Fed chair Janet Yellen's comments on the U.S. labor market.

  • WASHINGTON, July 16- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday she was open to raising a threshold for determining a bank's systemic importance and indicated that U.S. lenders had made progress in their submissions of so-called living will plans this month. "We are certainly prepared to say that they are not credible," Yellen told the Senate Banking...

  • Fed rate hike fears ripple through Canada, world Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 5:49 PM ET
    Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada

    Canada cut rates this week while a U.S. policy transition is already sending ripples around the world at the same time tumbling commodities prices are biting into growth.

  • *Gold falls for fourth session as dollar rises on Fed. *Platinum slides to 6-1/ 2- year low at $1,000.25/ oz. NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 16- Gold fell to an eight-month low on Thursday after the U.S.

  • Pedestrians walk past a shuttered business in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Puerto Rico nears default

  • "No one knows how things will develop with China, Greece, the Middle East and eastern Europe." Fuss' view on rates echoes that of DoubleLine Capital Chief Executive Jeffrey Gundlach, who reiterated on Wednesday that he did not believe the Fed would raise U.S. interest rates this year. Gundlach told his investors last week that a rate hike may not occur until at least...

  • WASHINGTON, July 16- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday she would be open to a "modest" increase in the threshold that financial regulators use to determine whether a U.S. bank is systemically important. Republican lawmakers have proposed allowing banks with assets between $50 billion and $500 billion to lose the SIFI designation if the Fed...

  • Senate presses Yellen on Dodd-Frank Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 4:16 PM ET
    Senate presses Yellen on Dodd-Frank

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifying before the Senate on today.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- The dollar rallied to a seven-week peak while the euro tumbled on Thursday as lower U.S. jobless claims reinforced market expectations for a U.S. interest rate hike this year. A day after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled that the first U.S. rate increase in nearly a decade would come in 2015, the U.S. Labor Department reported an...

  • WASHINGTON, July 16- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday that a preliminary read of the living wills that large U.S. banks submitted this month showed progress. In response to a question about reducing the amount of systemically risky banks, Yellen told the Senate Banking Committee that the U.S. central bank is trying to put in place a set of...

  • Trader slams Schiff: You make 'outlandish predictions' Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 3:16 PM ET
    Scott Nations and Peter Schiff

    Peter Schiff is known for making bold and dire predictions, but his latest about QE4 got under the skin of "Futures Now" trader Scott Nations.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- The U.S. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday that an interest rate hike is likely this year, repeating comments from Wednesday made as part of her semi-annual testimony to Congress. "People are realizing what she said, that every meeting is on the table going forward, and thinking maybe we shouldn't be long the front-end," said Charles Comiskey,...

  • NEW YORK, July 16- The Greek parliament's approval of a third bailout program for the debt-stricken country boosted world stock markets, with Wall Street also buoyed by robust corporate earnings, while the U.S. dollar rose on expectations of higher interest rates. Strong quarterly reports from U.S. blue chip companies helped U.S. shares, while European markets...

  • Gold is on the cusp of 'major breakdown': Technician Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 2:03 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange waiting for trading to resume, July 8, 2015.

    Technical analyst Todd Gordon explains why gold a rate hike could send gold to pre-crisis levels.

  • *Williams: meeting helps balance frequent banker, CEO meetings. *Fed Up coalition has also met with Yellen, George, Rosengren. SAN FRANCISCO, July 16- San Francisco Fed President John Williams has promised more transparency after a rare meeting with a coalition of community and labor groups which also urged the U.S. central banker to keep interest rates low.