NEW YORK, Feb 27- U.S. stocks closed lower on the last trading day of February after mixed U.S. economic data on a day when European stocks hit records and oil prices rebounded for their first monthly gain since June. The Nasdaq was the weakest of the three major U.S. indexes on Friday, weighed down by Apple Inc as some investors took profits ahead of its March 9 product...» Read More
David Forrester, Senior Vice President of G10 FX Strategy, Macquarie, says European officials have refrained from talking up deflation risks for fear of a "self-fulfilling prophecy."
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Mark Grant, Southwest Securities managing director, discuss energy, China and European markets ahead of next week's ECB meeting.
Freya Beamish, Economist at Lombard Street Research explains why stimulus is not an option for China despite concerns over PPI deflation.
Discussing fears of deflation globally, with Michelle Meyer, BofA Merrill Lynch global research, and Dan Veru, Palisade Capital Management CIO.
Jim McCormick, head of asset allocation at Barclays, says Europe is showing similarities to Japan of two decades ago, with deflation and tight fiscal policy.
Inflation in the euro zone will be "subdued" for a prolonged period, says ECB president Mario Draghi, refuting concerns that the region could fall in deflation territory.
Stephane Deo, global head of asset allocation at UBS, says the ECB is unlikely to take a "big decision" on Thursday and that there are "no signs of broad deflation" in Europe.
Patrick Chovanec, Silvercrest Asset Management, and Jeff Bahrenburg, Gardenia Global Advisors, discuss what's driving the emerging market turmoil and the outlook for the Japanese economy.
CNBC's Steve Liesman and Sara Eisen discuss why central bankers are so afraid of deflation and how it impacts corporate profits.
It’s time for the ECB to flesh out publicly its deflation strategy, the way Bernanke did for the Fed a decade ago, these NYU Stern professors argue.
Jeremy Stretch, Head of FX Strategy at CIBC says the Euro Zone has a real risk of falling into a deflationary trap.
Discussing the Fed and how to invest, with Ylan Mui, Washington Post; Larry McDonald, Newedge; and Greg Ip, The Economist. "Investors need to pay less attention to the personalities at the Fed, and more to the data," says Ip.
CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight into outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments on foreign economies.
Outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reflects on monetary policies during his term at the American Economic Association in Philadelphia.
At the American Economic Association in Philadelphia, outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers various questions including the run on the money market funds.
What's ahead for the markets this week just before Thanksgiving, with Sarat Sethi, Douglas Co. Lane, and Joseph Tanious, JPMorgan Asset Management.
Michael Heise, chief economist at Allianz, says deflation could be good for southern Europe's competitiveness.
Alberto Gallo, Head of European Macro Credit Research at RBS, says the ECB needs to cut rates to avoid the risk of deflation, but it may not happen this week.
CNBC's Kaori Enjoji reviews Abe's latest stimulus package for Japan which includes a sales tax hike and explains why some investors might be "a little bit disappointed".
Kenji Abe, equity strategist at Citigroup Global Markets Japan, discusses the Japanese economy following the rise in sales tax and explains how he expects it to slow down.