Europe: Economy


  • ECB Chief Keeps Mum on Dollar Slide Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 11:56 PM ET
    European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet

    ECB chief Jean-Claude Trichet discussed exchange rates with euro zone finance ministers on Monday but said nothing new on a dollar slide that some fear could hurt Europe's economic recovery.

  • Charts: Gold Could Rally to $1,350 in 6 Months Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 5:35 AM ET

    The price of gold could rally higher and reach $1,350 per troy ounce within the next six months, but a dollar crisis could push it even higher, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist from Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.

  • Stocks, Gold Are Crowded Trades: Hugh Hendry Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 9:10 AM ET

    Stocks and gold are crowded markets and there is a risk that everybody will want to exit at the same time, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer at Eclectica, told CNBC Friday.

  • Charts Predict: Dollar Index Heading to All-Time Low Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 7:47 AM ET

    The recent weakness in the dollar index is likely to continue and it could soon hit an all-time low of 70.65 points, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst from Tostrams Groep, told CNBC.

  • Nike Swoosh Recovery Can Fuel Rallies Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 7:19 AM ET

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  • AIG Paid Kitchen Assistant $7,700 Retention Bonus Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 6:41 AM ET
    Aig Headquarters

    AIG paid retention bonuses totaling more than $168 million to a wide array of employees in its financial products unit, including an assistant in a kitchen, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, citing a government report to be released later in the day.

  • Charts: Gold Rally Could Collapse; Test $1,000 Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 6:09 AM ET

    The recent surge in the price of gold could "collapse" and quickly move back toward the $1,000 mark as the precious metal has not confirmed its upward trend yet, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, told CNBC.

  • 2,356%? Rates to Make a Loan Shark Blush Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 3:11 AM ET

    A combination of falling revenues, high debt and tougher lending standards by banks has pushed up dependence on alternative lenders in the UK.

  • You Need to Own Risk Assets: Doll Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 7:57 AM ET

    Risky assets will continue to outperform safer assets and investors should stick to bonds and quality stocks such as Johnson & Johnson, Intel and CSX, instead of Treasurys and cash, Bob Doll, vice chairman and global CIO of equities at BlackRock, told CNBC.

  • Conservatives Defend Sarkozy Son's Bid for Big Job Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 5:39 AM ET

    President Nicolas Sarkozy's 23-year-old son and fellow conservatives are defending his bid for a highly visible job overseeing France's biggest business district.

  • Icahn: Risk of Double Dip, Investor 'Bloodbath' Friday, 9 Oct 2009 | 8:03 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    There is a real risk of a double-dip recession and the market is acting in a "schizophrenic" way, which could cause a "bloodbath" for investors, billionaire investor Carl Icahn told CNBC Friday.

  • Charts: Dollar to Tank 10%; Gold, Stocks Going Higher Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 6:10 AM ET

    The dollar index could tank another 10 percent or more over the next six months, and the recent rally in gold can continue to push stocks higher, Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial, told CNBC.

  • Charts Predict: Gold Could Hit $2,000 Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 5:28 AM ET

    The price of gold will continue to rise and outperform stock markets and could go as high at $2,000, depending on the strength of the S&P 500 index, according to Chris Locke, managing director at Oystertrade.com Management.

  • Who Will Follow Australia and Hike Rates Next? Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 6:59 PM ET

    Australia's rate hike may not signal a stampede to raise rates. But smaller central banks could be tempted to tighten sooner rather than later.

  • Charts Predict: The Weakest of the Big Stock Indexes Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 6:46 AM ET

    The Nikkei 225 is currently the weakest of the major stock indexes and could fall toward its March lows of around 7,000 points next month, Roelof van den Akker, chartist at ING Wholesale Banking, told CNBC.

  • Unemployment to Rise Through Most of 2010: Roubini Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | 7:01 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    High unemployment and a lack of stimulus for private demand by countries like Japan and Germany could slow down the world recovery, famous bear Nouriel Roubini, chairman of RGE Monitor, told CNBC Monday.

  • Don't Expect a V-Shaped Recovery: Strategist Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 9:11 AM ET

    "Anybody who's anticipating a V-shaped recovery is going to be disappointed and they're going to be disappointed for a while," Stephen Wood, chief market strategist at Russell Investments, said Thursday.

  • China Yuan Float Could Come Soon: Jim Rogers Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 6:23 AM ET

    China has had recurring periods of greatness and recurring periods of disaster and now is the time to be in China, Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC as China celebrates 60 years of communist rule.

  • China IPO Supply May Be too High: Mobius Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 6:05 AM ET

    The recent surge in Chinese initial public offerings has made a lot of people a lot of money, but the market seems to be getting oversupplied and overvalued, Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management, told CNBC Thursday.

  • US Faces Retro 70s Inflation: Jim Rogers Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 5:42 AM ET

    The US faces high inflation because of the weak dollar and the Federal Reserve's policy of printing money to counter the effects of the crisis, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Thursday.

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