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Switzerland spells safety - for now - and the European Central Bank is scolding political leaders. Here's your daily FX Fix.
With Muammar Gaddafi vowing to die a martyr or crush a growing revolt in Libya, one academic has warned that the North African state risks becoming a failed state with huge consequences for Europe and the world.
With oil prices rising sharply on the back of the crisis in Libya, the head of the International Energy Agency has warned crude prices hitting $100 a barrel could be bad news for economic growth.
Saudi Arabia will not allow any supply disruptions from the Middle East to impact global supplies of oil, the oil-rich country's deputy oil minister told CNBC Tuesday.
"Higher oil is by definition going to be a drag on spending and the economy and the uncertainty the middle-east crisis is creating is bad news for sentiment," Simon Derrick, head of currency research at BNY Mellon, said.
Tracking the ups and downs of the euro debate is a little wearying. Policy decisions are postponed, inflation hawks suddenly turn dovish, Germany sends conflicting signals on helping (or not helping) weaker neighbors…you get the picture.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke appears before the House Budget Committee Wednesday, in what promises to be one of the two most widely watched events of the trading day.
The mantra on the lips of many Japanese chief executives these days is “overseas expansion”. With a shrinking domestic market due to a rapidly deteriorating demographic profile, they are keen to find new opportunities abroad. The FT reports.
Two Japanese shipbuilders have called for urgent government action to tackle what they say is the unfair advantage enjoyed by South Korean rivals from an artificially cheap currency. The FT reports.
Rising interest rates and commodities prices could easily turn from tail winds to head winds for stocks.
In light of the political turmoil in Egypt and the possible threat to Suez Canal shipping, rising oil prices and a tightening oil market are concerns of the International Energy Agency (IEA), its executive director, Nobuo Tanaka, told CNBC Thursday.
Like a warning curl of smoke, inflation talk is working its way through financial markets.
With the Middle East in the background, financial markets are turning their attention to Friday's jobs report and other U.S. economic data slated for this week.
We use money every day, unfurling folded bills and digging for change. But beyond the occasional glance at a new quarter, how much do you really know about money?
Tuesday's "million" person march in Egypt could keep the heat on oil prices, which have gushed nearly 8 percent in two sessions.
The U.S. dollar is finding a firmer footing in a flight-to-safety play and may do so as long as Egypt remains in turmoil. The path after that, however, is less clear.
Problems in Europe could end up dragging growth in China, hit commodity prices and derail the nascent American recovery, according to Satyajit Das, the author of "Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives".
Youth unemployment represents one of the most significant barriers to economic and social development throughout the world, John Studzinski is Senior Managing Director and Head of Financial Advisory at Blackstone says in this guest blog for CNBC.
At the global level, the youth unemployment rate in 2009 was 2.7 times higher than the adult unemployment rate. In four of nine regions the ratio went beyond 3. Why are youth unemployment rates so much higher than adult rates?
As young people who've suffered directly from long-term unemployment, we're sure of one thing: youth joblessness is a massive challenge—but one that can be overcome through innovation.