Fears that the world economy is facing another downturn are being overplayed, despite the political upheaval caused by recent unrest in the Middle East and the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, Jim O'Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, said.
CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at how economists are changing their forecasts in response to recent events.
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Here's what you should be watching Friday, March 18.
The complexity and uncertainty surrounding Japan's nuclear crisis has created a great divide between investors who are now running from risk and those who think they can ride it out.
The yen rallied to a new all-time high against the dollar as traders speculated G-7 central bankers may be getting ready to intervene to drive the currency lower.
The world’s most developed economies, which have been racking up spending since the mid-1960s, face record levels of debt as a result of the 2008-9 financial crisis and have little room for maneuver, the International Monetary Fund warned on Wednesday. The New York Times reports.
Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday set out his agenda for France’s forthcoming presidency of the G20 group of leading economies, proposing measures to reduce currency fluctuations, curb commodity speculation and speed up reform of international institutions.
left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/chandler_marc_100.jpg110010055lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse The G7 meeting begins shortly. Although often little more than photo opportunities, this meeting is attracting some attention. The risk, however, is disappointment to anything but the most base expectations.
Yesterday's late-day spike as Mr. Lockhart floated a trial balloon of help for home owners is, according to the few bulls around, a sign that there is just as much risk on the upside as the downside.
China launched a huge stimulus plan worth nearly $600 billion, kicking off what could be a round of big spending or interest rate cuts by leading economies to stave off a recession in many countries.
The weekend was extremely busy in the world of finance. Starting in South Korea, this nation cut its overnight interest rates by 75 basis points to 4.25%. Genuflecting at the altar of low rates/high liquidity, the Bank of Korea cut rates for the 2nd time this month and by the most ever in one move as the country is experiencing drastically lower growth (0.6% GDP) and a shut off of lending to smaller firms.
Fear and panic have taken over the stock market, the banking system, and the economy. It is one of those moments in history when people feel helpless, frustrated, and bewildered about what’s going on and why it’s happening.
As an example of why credit remains locked, overnight Japan's Yamato Life Insurance failed with debt of about 270 billion yen. Moody's has downgraded both Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.
Many strategists and analysts do not expect much to come from the G-7 meetings, underway in Washington tomorrow, but nonetheless markets, desperate for progress, are rife with rumors that something will happen.
GE and the G7 -- two big stories for the markets Friday with the dollar as a common theme. First, General Electric releases earnings before the open.
Japan wants the Group of Seven rich nations to show a clear determination to ensure financial system stability as global markets remain turbulent, Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said on Thursday.