Europe: Economy


  • Expect Fed Jawboning, Not Hikes: Gartman Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 3:38 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve's interest-rate tightening policy will rely on a lot of talk and selling some assets before any actual hike in rates, Dennis Gartman, founder of The Gartman Letter, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Dubai Still a 'Melt-Down' Risk: Strategist Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | 6:35 AM ET

    Stocks face a potential "melt down" because of the concerns raised by Dubai World's debt problems, but stocks could also "melt up" if the issue is resolved, Marshall Gittler, international chief strategist at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management, told CNBC.

  • Greece Faces 'Race Against Time': FinMin Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | 5:29 AM ET

    The world may be focused on the debt crisis that has submerged the emirate of Dubai, but in Europe investors are also watching the situation unfolding in Greece and whether it could be the next shoe to drop.

  • 'Black Swan' Shuns Public Life Because of Bernanke Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | 4:38 AM ET
    Nassim Taleb

    Nassim Taleb, the author of "The Black Swan", said he would retire from public life if Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gains a second term at the helm of the central bank.

  • Who Is Dubai Contagion Likely to Affect Most? Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 7:01 AM ET

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  • Charts: Dollar Could See Solid Rebound Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 5:31 AM ET

    The dollar is set to strengthen from its current base and could rebound toward 78.50 points if the trend higher is confirmed, Roelof van den Akker, chartist at ING Wholesale Banking, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Russia's public image has been seriously tarnished over recent months, with accusations of corruption, human-rights abuses and fraud becoming commonplace.

  • Charts: Dollar Could Fall to 80 Yen Friday, 27 Nov 2009 | 6:20 AM ET

    The dollar's slide lower against the yen shows no sign of letting up and it could push toward 80 yen, which the pair would not have seen since 1995, Royce Tostrams, Technical Analyst at Tostrams Groep, told CNBC.

  • US Will Have to Tax Consumers: Economist Thursday, 26 Nov 2009 | 9:53 AM ET
    US Debt Clock

    The U.S. will need to eventually enact national value added tax in order to raise revenue and decrease its deficit, Paul Donovan, MD & deputy head of global economics at UBS, said Thursday.

  • Great Britain, No Longer That Great: Investor Thursday, 26 Nov 2009 | 8:38 AM ET

    The worsening state of Britain's balance sheet means the country should be stripped of its 'great' title, as the British public are "sleepwalking" into major spending cuts, Andy Brough, fund manager at Schroders, told CNBC.

  • UK Retailers Face a 'Very Blah' Christmas Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 3:39 AM ET

    UK shoppers still hear the same Christmas classic tunes, but the bright signs screaming “sale, sale, sale” aren’t what they had expected. The deals of Christmas-past are distant memories as inventory cutbacks are in full swing.

  • The asset-price rally is running out of momentum and will soon crack, which could lead to a 30 percent correction in oil and a 20 percent correction in stocks, Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, told CNBC.com.

  • Nikkei's Technical Pattern Says 'Avoid': Charts Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 5:27 AM ET

    The dollar will continue its decline at a “gentle rate,” the Nikkei 225 should be avoided, and the food sector is well-placed to join the mining industry and move the markets, Robin Griffiths from Cazenove Capital told CNBC Monday.

  • Ashton Goes from Unknown to Top Diplomat Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 8:21 AM ET

    European heads of states appointed Baroness Catherine Ashton as the European Union's foreign-policy chief, the so-called first EU Foreign Minister, Thursday evening.

  • Stocks Being Held Hostage by the Dollar: Charts Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 7:21 AM ET

    Stocks are being held hostage by the dollar and the S&P 500 is in a "struggling trend" that could push the index lower or lead to "horizontal" gains, Bill McLaren, independent trader, told CNBC.

  • UN: Fight Climate Change with Free Condoms Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 7:55 AM ET

    The battle against global warming could be helped if the world slowed population growth by making free condoms and family planning advice more widely available, the U.N. Population Fund said Wednesday.

  • Gold Could Hit $1,400 This Year: CEO Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 6:11 AM ET

    The gold rally is far from over and the price of the precious metal could hit $1,400 per troy ounce by the end of the year and keep rising from there, James Turk, chairman and founder of GoldMoney, told CNBC.

  • 'Fatalities' in Economic 'Boxing Match': Strategist Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 5:36 AM ET

    The economy is like a boxing match where the referee doesn't know the rules, Steen Jakobsen, group chief investment officer for Limus Capital Partners, said.

  • 'Delicious Situation' for S&P 500 and Silver: Charts Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 4:27 AM ET

    It’s a ‘delicious situation’ in the markets as the values of silver and stocks are both climbing after closing out of their shoulder-head-shoulder trend, Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Charts: Dollar Index May Have Bottomed; S&P Peaked Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 7:07 AM ET

    The dollar index appears to have bottomed out and will likely trade sideways in the short term, if not rise, Roelof van den Akker, chartist at ING Wholesale Banking, told CNBC Tuesday.

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