BRUSSELS, Sept 21- Scotland's rejection of independence and a lack of any fireworks at a Fed meeting last week have calmed investors enough to shift the focus back to what some call the "Great Stagnation", and how to avoid it.» Read More
There is too much pessimism in the markets and an old-fashioned rally may be on the cards as there are signals the economy is improving, Michael Browne, fund manager at Martin Currie, told CNBC.
The July rise in wheat prices, the fastest in 51 years, indicates that shortages in agriculture are coming, Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC.com Tuesday.
The chances of a double-dip recession in the developed world are very weak despite a fall in global business confidence, according to researchers at Barclays Capital.
Fears over a double-dip recession for the global economy are waning, but investors should be more worried about ultra-loose policy from the Federal Reserve, according to Joachim Fels, the co-head of economics at Morgan Stanley.
Europe has chosen the wrong way to cut debt and unfortunately the United States will follow, Dennis Gartman, author and publisher of the Gartman Letter, told CNBC Wednesday.
Does the price action on major banks in Europe tell investors that the continent is now not a threat to risk appetite and that Wall Street can mount a sustained rally without a repeat of May’s negative blow-up?
A new recession would be due around 2012 but central banks will not be able to throw cash at it anymore, Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Tuesday.
A law to ban naked short selling in Germany will come into force on Tuesday after having been approved by the parliament earlier this month.
The bulls have had enough good news in a the last week to help them push the market higher, but failure to do so would be very good news for the bears according to Philippe Gijsels, the head of global markets research at BNP Paribas Fortis.
Friday at noon, New York time, 91 banks in Europe will reveal how strong they would be if the region went back into recession over the next two years and the sovereign debt they hold plunged in value.
The Swiss economy has not only recovered from the global recession of 2009 but so far also coped well with the recent spike in an already strong currency.
Gold has outperformed all other core assets over the last ten years and the financial crisis has added fresh impetus to buyers of the precious metal, but now is not the time to jump into the gold market, Roubini Global Economics (RGE) said in a note to clients Wednesday.
The financial crisis might have sapped Europe's growth for a long time, and there are fears that the slowdown is permanent, Polish central bank governor Marek Belka told TVN CNBC Tuesday.
Whereas critics of the US bank stress tests complained that there were too many details, the concern about European tests is that there are too few.
The global economy is at risk of folding in on itself unless policy makers face up to the threat of inflation and exchange rate inflexibility, Arun Motianey, director of fixed income strategy at Roubini Global Economics, told CNBC.
David Bloom is the global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC and earlier this year found himself going against the trend when the euro went into freefall. With other houses predicting parity for euro-dollar, Bloom refused to follow.
Money from central banks has acted like a botox shot for the world economy, covering up unresolved problems, Satyajit Das, the author of 'Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives', told CNBC Wednesday.
One of America’s big three rating agencies believes that a European rival would be would be good for the markets and could help to build confidence among investors.
Investors do not see Portugal's rating downgrade by Moody's as an event that will shake the markets, but it confirms the fact that the outlook for the euro zone is still cloudy.
Investor expectations for economic growth and profit have double-dipped, according to Bank of America-Merrill Lynch's latest fund survey.
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