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  • Fed day: Ready, set, hike!

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview of Street expectations on the Fed's rate decision.

  • A real estate agent and a potential home buyer in Coral Gables, Fla.

    Mortgage interest rates moved to the highest level since 2014.

  • *Policy statement to be released at 2 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON, March 15- The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for the second time in three months on Wednesday, encouraged by strong monthly job gains and confidence that inflation is finally rising to its target. A rate hike at the conclusion of the Fed's latest two-day policy meeting is already baked...

  • Expect Fed to raise rates by 25 basis points: Pro

    John Ryding, RDQ Economics, and Alison Deans, AA Deans Advisory founder, share their thoughts on the Fed's interest rate decision today.

  • WASHINGTON— Sending signals loud and clear, the Federal Reserve has left little doubt that it will raise interest rates Wednesday for the third time since December 2015 to reflect a consistently solid U.S economy. The thinking was that the Fed would want to see whether President Donald Trump's ambitious economic program of tax cuts, deregulation and higher...

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says Federal Reserve officials have not had a detailed discussion yet about the possible economic impacts of President Donald Trump's economic program. She said the Fed's policy committee has not tried to "map out" what the central bank's response would be if Trump is successful in getting his ambitious program of tax cuts,...

  • Fed dots for 2017 will not move much

    Vincent Chaigneau, head of rates and FX strategy at Société Générale, discusses potential moves from the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • "The positive sentiment towards emerging markets is not sustainable as the interest rate differential advantage in Asia's favor is likely to reduce in the coming months," said Frances Cheung, head of rates strategy for Asia ex- Japan at Societe Generale in Hong Kong. Japan's benchmark Nikkei average was down 0.14 percent while stocks in mainland China and Korea...

  • LONDON— Stock markets in Europe and Wall Street futures eked out modest gains Wednesday ahead of an expected interest rate increase by the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was up 0.2 percent at 7,373 while Germany's DAX was flat at 11,987. The CAC 40 in France was 0.1 percent higher at 4,978. Wall Street was poised for some...

  • *Policy statement to be released at 2 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON, March 15- The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for the second time in three months on Wednesday, encouraged by strong monthly job gains and confidence that inflation is finally rising to its target. A rate hike at the conclusion of the Fed's latest two-day policy meeting is already baked...

  • SHANGHAI, March 15- China's yuan traded in a tight range on Wednesday, weakening slightly against the dollar, ahead of a U.S. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.9115 per dollar prior to the market opening, which was firmer than Tuesday's rate of 6.9118. The market shrugged off a speech by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivered at the end of the...

  • Though recent data, particularly out of China, has fueled a rally in Asian equities since the start of the year, investors are expecting more headwinds for emerging markets due to an increasingly hawkish Fed. "The positive sentiment towards emerging markets is not sustainable as the interest rate differential advantage in Asia's favor is likely to reduce in...

  • *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.45 percent to $10.03-3/ 4 a bushel after closing down 0.7 percent on Tuesday, when prices hit a low of $9.92 a bushel, their lowest since Dec. 27. *The most active corn futures rose 0.1 percent to $3.62-1/ 2 a bushel, having gained 0.35 percent in the previous session after earlier hitting a low of $3.60 a...

  • *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.45 percent to $10.03-3/ 4 a bushel after closing down 0.7 percent on Tuesday, when prices hit a low of $9.92 a bushel, their lowest since Dec. 27. *The most active corn futures rose 0.1 percent to $3.62-1/ 2 a bushel, having gained 0.35 percent in the previous session after earlier hitting a low of $3.60 a...

  • MELBOURNE, March 15- London copper marked time on Wednesday ahead of the outcome of a U.S. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper was trading up 0.7 percent at 47,710 yuan a tonne. *A strike at Peru's top copper mine, Cerro Verde, may end next week if the labor ministry declares it illegal, the head of the union said on Tuesday after negotiations with owner Freeport-McMoRan...

  • *Spot gold had edged up 0.1 percent to $1,199.34 per ounce by 0040 GMT. *The Party for Freedom is seen as having little chance of coming to power, but a strong election performance for the group that wants to "de-Islamicise" the Netherlands would fuel worries over a surprise result in French presidential elections in April and May. *In Britain, concerns have increased...

  • HONG KONG, March 15- Asian equities opened slightly lower, as investors stayed cautious awaiting the outcome of several central bank meetings later on Wednesday. Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan coupled with a Dutch election vote all due within the next 36 hours, there is no shortage of event risks in financial markets.

  • FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Board Member Peter Praet will participate in panel of 9th Annual IIF G20 Conference "The G20 Agenda Under the German Presidency" organized by the Institute of International Finance in Frankfurt, Germany- 0930 GMT. FRANKFURT- Federal Banking Symposium "Banking Supervision in Dialogue"- 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT- Riksbank Governor...

  • FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Board Member Peter Praet will participate in panel of 9th Annual IIF G20 Conference "The G20 Agenda Under the German Presidency" organized by the Institute of International Finance in Frankfurt, Germany- 0930 GMT. FRANKFURT- Federal Banking Symposium "Banking Supervision in Dialogue"- 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT- Riksbank Governor...

  • Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve.

    The market sees the Fed increasing rates three times this year, but the central bank could put a fourth on the books in a less obvious way