MOSCOW, March 15- Planned western sanctions against Russia after a secession referendum in the Ukrainian province of Crimea on Sunday are unlikely to have a major economic impact, Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said.» Read More
Sweden's government says it is ready to inject 50 billion kronor ($6 billion) into the nation's banks in a fresh bailout initiative designed to boost lending to Swedish companies hurt by the credit crunch.
Oil prices could bounce back toward $100 a barrel as the huge decline over the past twelve months looks set to give back up to half of its fall, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.
The toxic assets responsible for the explosion of the ongoing credit crisis are still festering on bank balance sheets. The idea that governments could step in and buy up these illiquid assets and place them in a “bad bank” is gaining favor among market watchers and some told CNBC it could be the way out of the problems.
US and global stocks are still likely to fall because the corporate and economic news will be worse than expected, Nouriel Roubini, RGE Monitor Chairman, told CNBC in Davos.
Hopefully readers will forgive the indulgence into tennis analogy, but I've just finished watching an absorbing quarter-final at the Australian Open between the Serbian-born comeback kid, Jelena Dokic, and the world's third-best female, Dinara Safina of Russia. And the parallels are clear.
Experts are divided on which threat is worse for the global economy, deflation or inflation, but gold is a safe bet in either outcome, Morgan Stanley said in a research note.
The recent lull in the government bond market's bullish tone only enhances the arguments for ramping-up a portfolio of the heretofore dullards of the financial markets.
The euro will not be around in the next 20 years, but Britain would have been better off had it joined the single European currency when it had a chance, legendary investor Jim Rogers told a British newspaper.
Citigroup shares could slump toward their 1992 low of around $1.90 as selling pressure for the beleaguered Wall Street giant remains strong, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Groep, told CNBC Friday.
The battered stock market is due for a “flash-fire” rally which could match the stellar recovery-run put in place after the crash of 1987 finally bottomed, Bill Spiropoulos, market strategist from CoreStates Capital Advisors, told CNBC.
The S&P 500 will likely head back down toward its recent lows before the end of January where it will form a base, but it’s not time to buy the index yet, Chris Locke, MD of Oystertrade.com Management, told CNBC Wednesday.
Unemployment rose to 6.1 percent in Britain in the September-November quarter, the highest rate in nearly 10 years, the government said Wednesday.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average could sink towards 7,500 points if it doesn’t start to rise very quickly, Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at ODL Securities, told CNBC.
The price of a barrel of oil could slump toward $25 and even lower as the economy continues to falter, Phil Roberts, technical analyst from Barclays Capital, told CNBC Friday.
The S&P 500 could be set for another sharp decline as the bullish technical indicators have all but disappeared and the trend is heading lower, Edward Loef, technical analyst from Theodoor Gilissen Bankiers, told CNBC.
The European Central Bank remains stuck to staff projections that the euro zone economy will shrink by just 0.5 percent this year while inflation slows to 1.4 percent and warns of a low-interest rate trap.
Government bonds are still the safest bet for investors in these uncertain times, and the euro will face an uphill battle as weak economies will need more flexibility, Hugh Hendry, Chief Investment Officer and Partner at Eclectica, told CNBC.
There is a big chance that the Chinese economy will contract, as exports are falling because of the financial crisis that has gripped Western economies, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer and partner at hedge fund Eclectica, told CNBC.
The S&P 500 is in danger of setting a negative trend for the whole year if it closes lower for the first full week of the New Year, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Groep, told CNBC.
The head of Europe's biggest economy said Thursday that world leaders should be looking at the massive U.S. deficit and other economic imbalances, not just problems caused by financial markets, as they debate a new global order.