*U.S. financial markets to close Thursday for Thanksgiving. NEW YORK, Nov 26- The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Wednesday as a batch of disappointing U.S. data on consumers, housing and manufacturing raised concern that the world's biggest economy is losing momentum in the final months of 2014.. "Today's data were underwhelming," said currency...» Read More
The UK economy returned to growth in the first quarter of 2011 but the outlook for the rest of the year remains worrying, according to a report published Tuesday by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Austerity is - to put it bluntly - not going very well for a number of euro zone countries forced to impose measures on their economies and voters.
Oil prices have recovered from a short sharp sell-off late last month to hit fresh highs but could be about to sell off again, according to Julian Jessop, the chief international economist at Capital Economics.
European stocks were indicated to open slightly lower on Tuesday, following lackluster trade in both Asia and the U.S.
Brazil's "economic miracle" is alive and well despite growing concern that the Latin American powerhouse is in danger of overheating, the managing partner of Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual said Monday.
Stocks are the safest place to be as inflation fears mount, Mark Mobius, Chairman, Templeton Emerging Markets Group, told CNBC Monday.
The Federal Reserve is on a different monetary planet to the rest of the world, according to Credit Suisse UK Economist Robert Barrie.
The ECB is this week expected to lift rates by 25 basis points in a bid to reign in inflation despite ongoing fears over the financial health of Portugal, Ireland and Greece.
European shares were set to dip on Monday, consolidating after hitting three-week highs in the previous session, with weak copper prices likely to put pressure on heavyweight mining stocks.
The Greek government has declared war on its super-rich tax evaders, confirming Friday that it will chase taxpayers who own swimming pools, yachts and island homes.
Recapitalizing Irish banks would be bad if done with government money, because it would affect the country's ability to fund itself even further, Nouriel Roubini, Chairman of Roubini Global Economics, told CNBC on Friday.
The US municipal bond market is unlikely to cause the next leg of the financial crisis according to John Higgins, a senior market economist at Capital Economics.
The thing about predictions is that if you make enough of them, eventually they’ll start to come true. Being a good enough prognosticator to hold the investor community’s attention most of the time is an entirely different matter.
European stocks were indicated to open higher on Friday, the first day of the second quarter, with investors eagerly awaiting the U.S. non-farm payroll numbers for March.
Portugal's National Statistics Institute estimates the debt-stressed country's national budget deficit last year was 8.6 percent — way above the government's target of 7.3 percent.
Euro zone inflation defied expectations of a small decline and surged higher in March, an early estimate showed on Thursday, a week before the European Central Bank is expected to raise interest rates to stem price growth.
HSBC is cutting growth targets and raising inflation forecasts following dramatic rises in commodity prices that threaten the global recovery.
The publication of new stress tests for Ireland’s banks Thursday will once again throw the troubled country into the spotlight, but the results could cause unrest in Europe’s southern periphery as well, as investors fret over which banks there will need additional capital.
A Portuguese bailout is almost certain, but markets have already priced such an event in and are unlikely to move sharply following a rescue, Stephane Deo, Head of European Economic Research at UBS, told CNBC.
European stocks were indicated to open flat on Thursday after ending the previous day at a three-week high, with investors watching for the results of Irish bank stress tests, due to be released later in the day.
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