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  • *New Zealand dollar bounces on PM comments. LONDON, July 20- The dollar reached its highest in three months against a basket of currencies on Monday, with the New Zealand dollar the only major standout after comments by Prime Minister John Key gave investors pause for thought on the scale of its slide. "The sharpness of the move is perhaps evidence of just how short of...

  • Wages missing link in rate hike puzzle: Pro Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 7:20 AM ET
    Wages missing link in rate hike puzzle: Pro

    Anastasia Amoroso, J.P. Morgan Funds, weighs in on whether the Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates in September.

  • *Gold falls as much as 4 pct briefly to $1,088.05. LONDON, July 20- Gold prices plunged as much as 4 percent to their lowest in more than five years on Monday as sellers in top consumer China offloaded the metal. "The Asian market missed the action on Friday when U.S. players were already attempting a break of $1,130, a major support level, and has pushed prices much lower...

  • Gold's rapid slide came after surge in Chinese sales Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 6:13 AM ET

    MANILA, July 20- Gold's 4 percent slide in a matter of minutes on Monday came after a record 3.3 million lots of the metal, or about 33 tonnes, were traded on a key Shanghai physical contract, as top consumer China appears to be increasingly shunning bullion. "It looks like the end of an era for gold," said Howie Lee, analyst at Phillip Securities in Singapore, saying China...

  • *European shares rise, reversing fall in Asia. LONDON, July 20- The dollar jumped to three-month highs on Monday, extending its recent run of gains as expectations of a U.S. rate rise gathered pace, while gold prices plunged to their lowest in more than five years. Greece- related fears continued to recede as the country's banks reopened for the first time in three...

  • FOREX-New Zealand dollar recovers after PM weighs in Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 4:27 AM ET

    *New Zealand dollar bounces on PM comments. LONDON, July 20- The New Zealand dollar was the main mover on major currency markets on Monday, pushing higher after the country's prime minister expressed caution about the scale of the currency's recent fall. But traders said the kiwi had recovered some ground after New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said the...

  • *Gold fell as much as 4 pct briefly to $1,088.05. MANILA, July 20- Gold trimmed losses after falling as much as 4 percent to its lowest in more than five years on Monday as sellers in top consumer China sold off the metal in minutes, just as bullion's safe-haven status takes a fresh knock from mounting expectations of a U.S. rate hike. "The market looks very technically...

  • *Gold fell as much as 4 pct, briefly below $1,100. MANILA, July 20- Gold plunged 4 percent to its lowest in more than five years on Monday as sellers in top consumer China sold off the metal in a matter of minutes, just as bullion's safe-have status takes a fresh knock from mounting expectations of a U.S. rate hike. Gold had regained some ground as the selloff subsided,...

  • SINGAPORE, July 20- The dollar hit a three-month high against a basket of major currencies on Monday, after solid U.S. inflation and housing data supported expectations for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in coming months. The greenback is coming off its best weekly performance in about two months, having risen last week after Fed Chair Janet Yellen...

  • *Gold falls to weakest since March 2010. *Platinum, palladium also plunge to multi-year lows. MANILA, July 20- Gold plunged 4 percent to its lowest in more than five years on Monday with platinum also sinking 5 percent to its weakest since 2009 as investors sold the precious metals on the outlook for the U.S. dollar.

  • SINGAPORE, July 20- The dollar hit a three-month high against a basket of major currencies on Monday, after solid U.S. inflation and housing data supported expectations for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in coming months. The greenback is coming off its best weekly performance in about two months, having risen last week after Fed Chair Janet Yellen...

  • In the euro zone, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has promised rock-bottom interest rates for the foreseeable future and pledged to see through the bank's monthly 60 billion euro asset purchases until September next year. In Asia, China's policymakers are struggling to contain stock market mayhem that could still undermine attempts to...

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    About a quarter of all S&P 500 companies will report earnings in the coming week, which could be a boost for stocks.

  • NEW YORK, July 17- The dollar rose on Friday, ending its best week of gains since May, on strong inflation and housing data that encouraged bets on a U.S. interest rates hike by the end of the year. The euro was off 0.25 percent on Friday to $1.0850, a level last seen on May 27 and down more than 2 percent on the week as currency investors shifted attention from the Greek...

  • *Gold headed toward fourth straight weekly fall. NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 17- Gold fell to a five-year low on Friday, pressured by a strong dollar and expectations for a U.S. rate hike this year, and as China bought less than expected over the past six years. "The market's saying China's been buying gold but they bought a lot less than what they should have," said Phillip...

  • Inflation? Real American wages went DOWN in June Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 12:56 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen

    Every time it looks like the economic field of vision is clearing, something seems to happen to blur it up again.

  • Why the Fed really wants to raise rates: Analyst Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 12:35 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Here's the real reason why the Federal Reserve wants to tighten monetary policy, Jim Bianco said.

  • NEW YORK, July 17- The dollar rose on Friday, kept on track to its best week of gains in two months by inflation and housing data that encouraged betting U.S. interest rates will rise by the end of the year. Fed Chair Janet Yellen this week said an interest rate increase was likely this year. The euro was off 0.5 percent on Friday to $1.0847, a level last seen on May 27 and...

  • *Gold headed towards fourth weekly fall. LONDON, July 17- Gold fell more than 1 percent to its lowest in five years on Friday, pressured by a strong dollar and U.S. data that increased bets on a Federal Reserve rate increase this year, while platinum hit lows not seen in more than six years. Platinum broke below $1,000 an ounce for the first time since early 2009 due to...

  • Santelli: Markets listening to 'Fed speak' Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 9:41 AM ET
    Santelli: Markets listening to 'Fed speak'

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