*France says sanctions on Russia could come this week. LONDON, March 11- Brent oil futures rose above $108.50 a barrel on Tuesday, supported by building tensions in the Ukraine crisis as the West threatened sanctions against Russia as early as this week.» Read More
Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, discusses which market moving activities traders will be watching ahead of the opening bell and shares his perspective on repealing the Glass-Steagall Act.
When Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy in September 2008, investors rushed to buy gold. When the eurozone crisis erupted in 2010, they bought more.' But this year the buying has fizzled out, reports the Financial Times.
I sympathize with the Germans. This is not because I agree with their prevailing view of how the crisis occurred or what to do about it. I sympathize because the German elite were the ones who understood what creating the euro implied. They realized that a currency union could not work without a political union. The FT reports.
Joe Kinahan, TD Ameritrade chief derivative strategist, weighs in on what's moving the futures market ahead of the open.
Banks are braced for a fresh attack on their profit margins, if Moody’s presses ahead shortly with plans to downgrade short-term funding ratings sectorwide. The FT reports.
The majority of the world’s art that is not on display, either in museums or private residences, is stored in a small number of tax-free ports across the globe, mainly in Switzerland.
Jim O'Neil, Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman, discusses where to find value in U.S. equities, and the euro zone's continued debt problems, with Dick Grasso, former NYSE chairman.
Bart Chilton, Commodities Futures Trading Commission commissioner, weighs in on an open probe into any wrongdoing in JPMorgan's $2 billion plus trading loss.
The Institute of Directors has endorsed a radical proposal that recommends replacing part of the UK tax system with a single income tax rate of 30 percent and reducing the government’s share of the national economy to one-third, the Financial Times reports.
Vince Cable, business secretary, has vowed to resist “bonkers” proposals to allow bosses to fire underperforming staff at will, as coalition tensions flared over a Number 10-inspired report on cutting jobs red tape. The FT reports.
A look at what traders will be watching in the currency markets, ahead of the opening bell, with David Woo, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Imagine for a minute that you are sitting on a $360 billion-odd pot of cash. Somehow you have to stash that money in an incredibly safe place, but also produce some returns. So where do you put it? The FT reports.
If Greece goes: An exit is likely to shatter faith in the eurozone’s integrity for ever. The Financial Times reports.
David Cameron, Britain’s prime minister, will on Thursday warn that the single European currency could unravel in a way that “carries huge risks for everyone” unless the eurozone’s 17 members move rapidly towards full fiscal and political union.
Despite the prevalence of algorithmic trading, some traders are making a tidy profit getting the better of those systems, which can make costly mistakes if they are not set up correctly or if their trading patterns can be understood, the FT reports.
The European Central Bank has reacted to uncertainty over Greece’s future in the eurozone by excluding four of the country’s banks from its regular liquidity providing operations.
Scott Shellady, Bradford Capital Management CEO, provides a preview of what traders are watching ahead of the market's open, and weighs in on Greek debt, earnings, inflation & deflation, commodities and the direction of the economy.
Shareholders in Europe’s listed companies will be given a binding vote on pay while those who invest in banks will gain powers to set a cap on bonus levels, under plans being drawn up by senior EU officials. The FT reports.
A check on what traders are watching ahead of the opening bell, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management.
Fears that the euro zone’s firewall will prove insufficient to shield Spain and other embattled countries against the effects of a possible disorderly Greek exit from the currency union hit European financial markets on Monday.