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Buying defensives that make cash and hand money back to shareholders via buybacks and dividends is a popular strategy at the moment, as macro headwinds keep the bulls at bay.
The complexity of European politics should prevent any reprofiling of Greek debt this year, according to a political analyst, but markets are still waiting for any sign of a prospective default.
There’s been a lot of attention paid to more glamorous and expensive gold, but could silver prices be about to have a resurgence?
It seems certain the IMF will not pay its share of an aid tranche to Greece at end-June but the global lender is seen taking part in a new programme, a German newspaper reported on Wednesday without quoting any sources.
Confidence in the new plan to save Greece is misplaced according to Carl Weinberg, the chief economist at High Frequency Economics.
The strongest case for stocks is a lack of alternatives but investors should be prepared for setbacks and get into defensive shares like consumer staples and healthcare as global growth has peaked, according to Philipp E. Baertschi, the chief strategist at Sarasin in Zurich.
European shares were set to edge up on Wednesday, adding to gains in the previous session, and after a rally on Wall Street, though renewed worries about the US economy and caution ahead of employment data were expected to limit the upside.
As the race for a new bailout for Greece continues, one of the main bones of contention between opposition politicians and the Greek government is tax.
The CEE Stock Exchange Group, consisting of the Vienna, Budapest, Ljubljana and Prague stock markets, is interested in buying more stock exchanges in the region, Michael Buhl, CEO of the CEE Stock Exchange Group, told CNBC.com in an interview.
Commodity prices are once again reaching record highs, supported by a weak dollar and improving global demand, whether it be speculative or not.
The euro is gaining and stocks are following the single currency higher, but investors should avoid chasing the risk-on trade according to one analyst.
Following months of talks, Germany now appears ready to drop demands it has made in order to allow Greece to restructure its debt and prevent the government in Athens from running out of cash over the summer.
Investors should buy UK banks now while they are cheap as their share prices will rise significantly over the next two years, a report published by Societe Generale said; but other analysts contradicted this view because of the gloomy economic outlook.
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Saudi Arabia's labor market is in sharp focus today following a report of a new policy that could serve as an expat time-bar in the kingdom.
The pledge that emerged from the G8 summit in Deauville sees international development banks supplying $20 billion in aid to Tunisia and Egypt for 2011-2013. That is in addition to bilateral support.
European shares were set to open sharply higher on Tuesday, with a report saying Germany was considering making concessions to facilitate a new aid package for Greece seen lifting sentiment.
Cyprus has become the latest victim of the financial crisis in neighboring Greece after its credit rating was downgraded by ratings agency Fitch Tuesday.
Reports that Greece has not met any of the fiscal targets set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union (EU) as part of its 110 billion euros ($157 billion) bailout knocked down the euro Monday, as other countries in the euro zone are threatened with being dragged into the Greek morass.
European shares were set to open flat to slightly lower on Monday, tracking falls in Asia, with volumes expected to be thin as Britain's market was closed for a holiday.
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