Preparations for Londonâ€™s 2012 Olympic Games remain on time and under budget, the UKâ€™s Minister for Sport and the Olympics said in a quarterly report released on Tuesday, with more than 500 million pounds ($793 million) of contingency funds as yet untouched.
The steep rise in oil prices due to concern over cuts in supply from OPEC member Iran is the single-biggest risk to the performance of Asian markets, Kelvin Tay, Chief Investment Strategist, Singapore UBS Wealth Management told CNBC on Friday.
Investors turning to the still-expanding BRIC economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China should be aware that these countries remain exposed to risks – including internal conflict and the impact of climate change – which could undermine their potential for attractive returns, a new report by global analysts Maplecroft warned on Monday.
Global oil demand will grow in 2012 despite a weak economic environment, the International Energy Agency said in a new report, but a “two-speed” outlook prevails, with robust oil demand in emerging economies and falling demand in developed economies.
Investors should take at least some profits following the gains we have seen in U.S. stock markets since October 2011, Bill Strazzullo, Partner at Bell Curve Trading, said on Thursday, arguing that it is too early to assume that markets have moved to a long-term bullish trading environment.
The European Central Bank is widely expected to leave interest rates on hold on Thursday, reassured by signs that the economy started 2012 on a brighter note and hopeful that more cheap loans to banks at the end of this month will get them lending to each other again.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) said on Monday it was impressed with banks' willingness to take all the necessary measures to meet new capital requirements, refuting earlier press reports which claimed that the EU’s banking regulator would not accept the banks’ suggested changes.
While there are plenty of risks to an economic recovery, the start of 2012 is nothing like the 2008-2009 crisis, Jim O’Neill, Chairman at Goldman Sachs Asset Management told CNBC on Thursday.
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