LONDON, July 24- The euro climbed from an eight-month low on Thursday after German and French business activity beat expectations, although fears that possible tougher sanctions on Russia would hurt the euro zone were seen limiting gains.» Read More
France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy has articulated a much clearer vision of what needs to be done to fix the global financial system than the United States, according to Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate and Professor in Economics at Columbia University.
Stocks are still in the grip of a secular bull market, but investors shouldn't expect the same level of returns seen in 2009 and there is a risk of 20-percent corrections, Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Asset Management, told CNBC Thursday.
The surprise news from Shanghai overnight that the Chinese central bank is raising short-term interest rates and withdrawing liquidity from the market is a clear sign that the authorities want to take the foot off the gas after the countries publicly owned banks pumped billions into the economy in 2009.
Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou told CNBC that his country is not looking for a financial bailout and that comments made by European Central Bank board member suggesting Greece may need one were “frankly not very helpful.”
The U.S. economy will slip back into recession in the second and third quarter of 2010 as the boost from fiscal stimulus measures and inventory rebuilding wears off, James Shugg, senior economist at Westpac Bank, told CNBC Wednesday.
Britain warned Iceland on Wednesday that it could be blocked from joining the European Union after the tiny North Atlantic nation's president voted against the repayment of $5.7 billion in loans to Britain and the Netherlands.
With many financial centers experiencing the icy winds of winter, investors thoughts seem to be turning to the most basic of basic resources – the kind of commodities that you can eat and the ones that will keep you warm. And market experts tell CNBC that those commodities are set to make a healthy return as well.
The recent decline in the euro versus the dollar is the start of a larger correction and investors should sell any rallies in the currency cross, Roelof van den Akker from ING Wholesale Banking told CNBC Tuesday.
China's economy likely grew by 13 percent in the last month of 2009 and market fears that the country is manipulating the data are exaggerated, Jim O'Neill, head of global economic research at Goldman Sachs told CNBC Tuesday.
The English economy would be better off if it was separated from Scotland, its UK neighbor, because the cost of backstopping Scotland's banks far outweighs any benefits, Roger Nightingale, strategist at Pointon York, told CNBC.com Monday.
The global economic rebound is likely to be even stronger than many have anticipated and developed markets have the potential to outperform emerging markets, Jim O'Neill, head of global economic research at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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