Europe: Economy


  • Tips: Gold May Hit $1,375, Dollar Going Down Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | 5:14 AM ET

    The price of gold saw strong gains during most of 2009, fueled in part by weakness in the dollar. That trend reversed slightly in the last few weeks of the year, sending the price of the precious metal lower.

  • Charts: India, Not China Is Safest Emerging Market Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 8:03 AM ET

    The long-term investment trend is definitely pointing toward Asia, but China may not be the best opportunity in the region while India could be a safer bet, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Pros: Dow to Rally to 12,000; Peak Gold Possible Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 4:33 AM ET

    As investors return from the holiday break and look back on one of the best years for US stocks since 2003, many will likely question whether there is any momentum left in the markets.

  • Did Dubai's Skyscraper Predict Its Debt Crisis? Sunday, 3 Jan 2010 | 9:19 PM ET
    The Burj Dubai the world's tallest building, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    The world's tallest building is being opened in Dubai Monday, and as the globe watches the official unveiling of the skyscraper that will dwarf Canada's CN Tower, Taiwan's Taipei 101 and Malaysia's Petronas twin towers, many investors will think of the Skyscraper Index.

  • Charts: FTSE Headed for 'Severe Decline' Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 6:49 AM ET

    The FTSE-100 may continue its run higher for another month or so, but the UK’s main stock index faces a "severe decline" early in the New Year, Sandy Jadeja from SignalPro told CNBC Thursday.

  • Tips: Buy Tech Whether Economy Recovers or Not Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 6:17 AM ET

    With the economy still in the tentative recovery stage, many investors are divided on whether a double-dip recession is on the cards. The uncertainty makes building a portfolio for 2010 all the harder as many sectors could only do well in certain economic circumstances.

  • Markets are likely to be more volatile and US markets are likely to outperform emerging markets in 2010, Marc Faber, author of the Gloom, Doom and Boom Report, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Charts: Sterling is the New Carry-Trade Currency Wednesday, 30 Dec 2009 | 7:19 AM ET

    The British pound should be the new carry-trade currency of choice because UK interest rates will be held at record lows for longer than their European and US counterparts, Chris Zwermann from global strategist at Zwermann Financial, told CNBC Wednesday. 

  • Chance of a Double Dip Is 50%: Analyst Wednesday, 30 Dec 2009 | 6:08 AM ET

    The odds of the U.S. economy slipping back into recession next year are 50/50 if the government doesn't introduce any fresh stimulus measures, Len Blum, managing director at Westwood Capital, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Market Tips: 2010, Time to Love Commodities Again Tuesday, 29 Dec 2009 | 5:23 AM ET

    The price of many commodities saw strong gains in 2009 with gold finding new highs and oil recovering a large chunk of its drop in the second half of 2008. But now is not the time to take commodities out of your portfolio, one analyst told CNBC.

  • Market Tips: No Big Correction in 2010 Monday, 28 Dec 2009 | 5:03 AM ET

    Global stock markets saw strong gains in 2009, recovering a large chunk of the losses suffered by investors in the wake of the financial crisis. But will 2010 bring investors more rewards or does it hold the risk of a major correction?

  • Moody's smaller than expected downgrade of Greece's credit rating shows that markets are starting to believe the government's efforts to contain the budget deficit, Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Charts: S&P Could Slump 90 Points in 1 Month Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 5:45 AM ET

    The S&P 500 "looks exceedingly bearish" and could be set to sink 90 points over the next month, Bill McLaren, independent trader, told CNBC Friday.

  • Top 10 Outrageous Predictions for 2010 Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 2:24 AM ET

    As New Year's approaches, money managers, strategists, sell-side analysts and economists turn their attention to what the next year holds.

  • Gold at 'Significant Risk' of Correction: Roubini Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | 5:46 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The rally in gold prices is developing into a bubble and the precious metal faces "significant risks of a downward correction," Nouriel Roubini, chairman of RGE Monitor, said in a research note, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.

  • Charts: S&P Could Push Toward 1,175 Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 6:19 AM ET

    The S&P 500 is close to breaking out of its long-term falling trend and could be set to push higher toward 1,175 points, Roelof van den Akker, chartist at ING Wholesale Banking, told CNBC.

  • Cleaning Up Energy Will Cost $10 Trillion: IEA Chief Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | 9:50 AM ET

    A low-carbon economy would cost a total of $10 trillion and most of that money would have to be found from private investors, but a delay in action would cost $500 billion a year, Nobuo Tanaka, executive director of the International Energy Agency, told CNBC Monday.

  • 'Tough Love' Puts Abu Dhabi in Driver's Seat Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | 6:35 AM ET
    Dubai at night

    Abu Dhabi has essentially gained control of the cash flow of Dubai with its $10 billion bailout, Guy Monson, managing partner and chief investment officer at Sarasin & Partners said Monday.

  • Charts: Treasury Yields Could End 20-Year Bear Run Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | 6:20 AM ET

    The yield of 30-Year Treasurys could be about to reverse its 20-year decline if it goes through 5 percent, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.

  • Greece to Tackle Deficit, Corruption: Prime Minister Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 6:08 AM ET
    Parthenon temple on Acropolis Hill, Athens, Greece

    The European Summit kicked off Friday with Greece's mounting debt and deficit problems at the head of the conference agenda.

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