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Dollar off lows, shares up on promising earnings, data

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar climbed off a five-week low and shares edged up on Tuesday as a heavy session of European data and earnings showed early promise before this week's trio of big central bank meetings. Full story

Swiss central bank sees 1st-half loss due to gold

Switzerland's central bank says it lost 7.28 billion francs ($7.8 billion) in this year's first half because of the falling value of gold. Full story

India PM econ adviser says capital inflows may signal rollback of central bank steps: TV

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The revival of capital inflows into India could signal the rollback of Reserve Bank of India's recent liquidity measures, C. Rangarajan, the prime minister's economic adviser, said on Tuesday. Full story

Dollar rises off five-week low before Fed talks, U.S. data

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar rebounded from a five-week low against a basket of major currencies in choppy trade on Monday as investors positioned ahead of this week's key U.S. economic data and U.S., euro zone and British central bank policy meetings. Full story

Myanmar's president wants ex-governor back to head central bank

YANGON (Reuters) - President Thein Sein has proposed that a former head of the central bank of Myanmar be brought back as governor as part of reforms that will make it independent from the Ministry of Finance, a source at the president's office said on Monday. Full story

Want to run the Libyan central bank? Click here

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya has posted an online advertisement seeking a candidate to run its central bank, although it is not quite clear whether that means the man who has been doing the job has been fired. Full story

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China's central bank made a low-awaited announcement on interest rate reforms, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  Rare Access to Cuba's Central Bank

CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is one of the few business journalists that has been invited to Cuba for the first time in decades. Caruso-Cabrera discusses her experience at Cuba's central bank at a press conference with the Vice President there.

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Rebecca Patterson, Bessemer Trust; Robert Brusca, FAO Economics, and Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance, provide perspective on how to position your portfolio amid uncertainty in the markets.

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CNBC's Steve Liesman reveals the results from a CNBC Fed survey of what economists are expecting to hear from Ben Bernanke and the central bank.

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Tom Higgins, BNY Mellon's Standish chief economist, and Paul Schatz, Heritage Capital, discusses whether the central bank could begin to downsize its $85 billion bond-buying program.

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