Europe: Economy


  • Market Tips: Sell Volatility Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | 6:01 AM ET

    Global stocks inched higher Friday as investors become more optimistic on the economic outlook after data showed gains in Chinese industrial output and a rise in U.S. retail sales. Experts tell CNBC a new bull market has begun and the best way to trade currencies is to sell volatility.

  • Market to Watch: Auto Sector Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | 5:22 AM ET

    The automobile sector broke out of its downward trend this spring, according to Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Groep.

  • Market To Watch: Credit Thursday, 11 Jun 2009 | 9:30 AM ET

    European credit spreads edged wider and gilts and bunds prices tumbled Thursday, after the US Treasury's 'sloppy' auction which reinforced investors' expectations that the Federal Reserve will have to raise rates sooner rather than later.

  • Charts Predict: Oil Rally Set to Break $78 Thursday, 11 Jun 2009 | 9:14 AM ET

    The recent surge in the price of oil looks set to continue and could push the cost of a barrel of crude toward $78 over the next few weeks, Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial, told CNBC.

  • Pros Say: Oil Above $70 Could Crush Recovery Thursday, 11 Jun 2009 | 5:41 AM ET

    The price of a barrel of oil rose to a near eight-month high above $72 Thursday, giving investors and consumers alike a stark reminder of last summer’s unprecedented surge to more than $147.  

  • Fed Rate Rise Speculation "Nonsense": Strategist Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 | 9:20 AM ET

    The recent speculation that the Federal Reserve may be forced to raise rates sooner because of a faster-than-expected improvement in the economic outlook is baseless, and the dollar can only go down, Steven Nigg, CEO of SWISS E TRADE, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Authorities 'Will Fail Us Again': Black Swan Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 | 8:34 AM ET

    The Obama administration's attempts to fight the financial crisis with more cash is like treating a bad tooth with Novocain instead of a root canal, Nassim Taleb, author of "The Black Swan," told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Look to the US for Recovery, Not China: Strategist Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 7:37 AM ET

    The US economy will beat China and other economies in shaking off the recession and returning to growth, Roger Nightingale, strategist from Pointon York, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Russia: State Ownership in Economy Inevitable Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 5:00 AM ET

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday that an increase in state ownership was inevitable in some sectors of the economy hurt by the global downturn, but promised it would be short-lived.

  • ECB's Trichet to Germany's Merkel: Back Off Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 12:21 PM ET

    The head of the European Central Bank refused to bullied into changing policy Thursday following comments by German Chancellor Angela Merkel regarding her concerns that the central bank's loose monetary policy could lead the global economy into another, bigger crisis over the next decade.

  • Markets Want Exit Strategy from BOE Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 5:22 AM ET

    The Bank of England is not expected to move this week as its Monetary Policy Committee meets to decide on rates.

  • Dutch Finance Minister Wouter Bos hit back at critics of his plan for "banker driving licenses" Wednesday.

  • Pros Say: Don’t Save Failing Automakers Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 8:08 AM ET

    General Motors is set to follow Chrysler into bankruptcy as the global auto industry struggles with the economic downturn and looks to government intervention to turn around failing business models.

  • Market Tips: Go for Junk Corporate Bonds Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 5:02 AM ET

    The stock market is enjoying a strong rally despite persistent weakness in the global economy. But investors should be looking to buy corporate credit, one expert told CNBC, even of companies that don’t have an investment-grade rating.

  • The sharp jump in 10-year Treasury yields rattled the stock market, but it doesn’t signal a wave of super-inflation, analysts told CNBC Thursday.

  • S&P Analyst Sees No Immediate US AAA Danger: Report Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 5:31 AM ET

    The top-tier credit rating of the United States is in no immediate danger, a senior Standard & Poor's Analyst told Dow Jones Thursday.

  • Pros Say: US Markets Could Drift for 3 to 5 Years Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 5:15 AM ET

    Global stocks rebounded Wednesday, and oil prices hit new 2009 highs, after a jump in U.S. consumer sentiment reinforced expectations that the global economy is starting to recover. But experts tell CNBC it is possible that the world's biggest economy could see stagnant growth over the next three to five years.

  • Market Tips: North Korea Tests Make Gold a 'Buy' Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 5:06 AM ET

    Global stocks rallied Wednesday after cautious trading the previous day as North Korea reportedly test-fired missiles, increasing the threat of political risk. Experts tell CNBC how they are investing during turbulent times.

  • Depression Likely, but Buy Stocks: Strategist Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 8:28 AM ET

    The global economy is likely in a depression, not just a recession, and will continue to deteriorate from here, but that doesn’t mean that stocks aren’t a buy, Roger Nightingale, strategist from Pointon York, told CNBC.

  • Market has Got it Wrong on Climate Change: Gore Monday, 25 May 2009 | 7:22 AM ET
    Former Vice President Al Gore speaks during Live Earth concert, a 24-hour global concert series to raise awareness about climate change, at the National Museum of the American Indian, Saturday, July 7, 2007, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Business leaders from across the world are meeting in Copenhagen this week to discuss tackling climate change. They hope to influence world leaders who will decide in December on a follow up to the Kyoto agreement.

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