SINGAPORE, April 23- Brent futures held above $109 a barrel on Wednesday with the global demand growth outlook largely unchanged after a Chinese manufacturing survey showed an easing pace of decline, while the unfolding Ukraine crisis kept any losses in check.» Read More
The appearance of Bob Diamond, the departed chief executive of Barclays, before a UK Treasury select committee on Wednesday will focus attention on movements in the London interbank offered rate over a crucial two-day period at the height of the financial crisis in 2008, the Financial Times reports.
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Rather than a housing market defined by weak demand and falling prices, the market is now being hampered by a restricted supply of homes for sale as demand improves. That's leading to a more volatile housing recovery than many expected, USA Today reports.
David Sowerby, Loomis Sayles & Co. chief market analyst, provides insight on the shortened trading day ahead.
A look at what traders will be focused on ahead of the opening bell, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management chief market strategist.
Bob Diamond has resigned with immediate effect as Barclays chief executive, bowing to public and political pressure over the Libor rate-setting scandal. The FT reports.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the metrics on June's manufacturing numbers and weighs in on why investors should keep an eye on corn prices.
A look at the market's latest moves, with Bob Iaccino, TraderOutlook.com founder.
Gov. Rick Scott, (R-FL) discusses how his state is getting people back to work and the importance of capitalism in creating opportunities for people.
A look at what's moving the markets ahead of the open, with Scott Nations, NationsShares chief investment officer & president.
As London braces itself for feared transport congestion when the Olympic Games start this month, the disruption looks set to hit an unexpected victim: the government bond market, the Financial Times reports.
Barclays failed to act on three separate warnings between 2007 and 2008 about conflicts of interest and “patently false” submissions by its staff to the panel which sets Libor rates. The FT reports.
On both sides of the Atlantic, budget-minded leaders have alienate wealthy individuals and non-profit organizations alike with proposals to clamp down on tax relief on charitable donations.
Euro zone leaders agreed to radically restructure Spain’s 100 bilion euros ($125.9 billion) bank recapitalisation plan, allowing EU bailout funds to eventually be injected directly into teetering Spanish financial institutions, meaning Madrid can sweep the burden of the bailouts off its sovereign books.
Global investment banks are bracing themselves for a dismal second half, with further cuts in costs and staff, after a sharp drop in dealmaking and capital markets activity pushed down fees in the second quarter to their worst level in three year, the Financial Times reports.
Soft commodities such as soy and corn should be used by investors to protect against inflation in the same way as gold, according to the founding partner of GAIA Capital, John Coast Sullenger.
Tom Kloza, Oil Price Information Service; and Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, discuss the play on receding crude oil prices, and a look at how the futures are trading ahead of the market's open.
A preview of today's market activity in oil, the U.S. dollar and options, with Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy; Joseph Trevisani, Worldwide Markets; and Scott Nations, NationsShares.
The City of London has raised deep concerns over David Cameron’s strategy in Europe, warning that the prime minister’s wishlist of “safeguards” in December could actually have damaged its standing as Europe’s financial center. The FT reports.
"You have to watch the yen," says Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management, with a look at what traders will be watching ahead of the market's open.
If Barrick and Newmont join forces, will that help gold prices in the long run?
Earnings and the market, more possible pain at the pump, and is a miner mega-merger in the works? With Michael Dudas, Sterne Agee, CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Gas rises ahead of the driving season. Is it time to bet on gasoline? Why gas is so hot, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Brent futures held above $109 a barrel after a survey showed the slowdown in Chinese manufacturing activity had eased.
Gold was steady but near its lowest in more than two months on Wednesday, on strong and outflows from bullion funds.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude oil prices were under pressure; traders are eying tomorrow's Department of Energy report; natural gas got a small bump up, closing at $4.74, and traders are looking for a catalyst to get back on the long side of gold.