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As the buzz about economic recovery grows louder, a new survey reveals the best place in the world to ride out the rest of the recession, which could be one of the first stops on the recovery train.
Asian markets rose Wednesday to their highest level in more than seven months after a jump in U.S. consumer confidence reinforced expectations the global economy has hit a bottom, even if recovery appears fragile.
Volkswagen says it has signed a "memorandum of understanding" with Chinese carmaker BYD to explore "options for partnership in the area of hybrids and electric vehicles powered by lithium batteries." Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought a 10 percent stake in BYD last fall, and Buffett has been personally promoting the company's efforts.
Asian markets edged lower Tuesday with stocks in Seoul ending the session down 2 percent after North Korea threatened to launch more missiles while investor doubts about the world economy kept riskier assets such as the euro under pressure.
Asian markets were mixed in extremely choppy trade Monday with South Korean stocks and the won tumbling after North Korea said it had conducted a nuclear test. This hit regional shares, which were trading higher until the news, stirring caution among investors.
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The U.S. dollar will continue to be the currency of choice, said Ron Shah, managing partner at Jina Ventures.
Asian markets were mostly lower Friday with the U.S. dollar falling to its weakest in almost five months against major currencies on investor worries that the United States would lose its AAA rating.
As many signs hint at improvement in the U.S. economy, employment continues to be the fly in the ointment. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, talks up the impact on the stock markets — and what investors can expect.
Tim Smalls, head of U.S. trading at Execution LLC, and Charles Campbell, senior sales trader at Miller Tabak, weighed in on the best places to invest now.
Asian markets weakened Thursday after news that the Federal Reserve lowered its forecasts for U.S. economic growth over the next three years.
As global stocks fell Thursday on concerns about the economic recovery after the Federal Reserve lowered its forecasts for U.S. growth for the next three years, safe-haven play gold rose. Experts tell CNBC the precious metal's price is likely to resume its upward climb.
Cramer picked favorites in the emerging markets, made the case for some clean energy plays and comments on some minor upgrades that are having a major impact.
The stock market may hit new lows this year or the next as the current rally has been largely caused by the money printed by central banks and fundamental problems remain unsolved, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Wednesday.
Emerging market stocks have diverged from Western stocks, according to Bob Parker, vice chairman of asset management at Credit Suisse.
The fall in asset prices brought on by the financial crisis has shrunk the size of sovereign wealth funds belonging to oil-rich countries and Asian exporters, the World Street Journal reported on Wednesday on its Web site.
Asian stocks faltered Wednesday while the Australian dollar and emerging market currencies slid, with investors reluctant to keep a near three-month rally in risky assets going without more good economic news.
Global stocks were higher Wednesday but trade was cautious as investors question the longevity of the recent rally. Experts tell CNBC that a market correction is due and how to prepare for it.
The next financial meltdown will be in the currency markets, as central banks around the world have been printing money, giving the appearance of massive government intervention to weaken their currencies, legendary investor Jim Rogers, chairman, Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Wednesday.
Jim Iuorio, director at TJM Institutional Services, and Bryan Piskorowski, managing director at Wachovia Securities, weighed in on the best places to invest now.