Sept 17- Business sentiment among Asia's top companies fell sharply in the third quarter as last quarter's positive signs from China and Singapore slipped on an uncertain global economic outlook and rising costs, outweighing continued optimism in India, a ThomsonReuters/INSEAD survey showed.» Read More
Austerity measures put in place by peripheral euro zone countries will eventually bear fruit, but going forward bond investors will have to start getting used to taking losses on their principal, Erik Nielsen, the Chief European Economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC Friday.
Greece has become the world's riskiest borrower in the fourth quarter of 2010, surpassing Venezuela, while Spain, Portugal and Ireland were riskier than Iraq.
The Greek government announced Thursday it is shutting down bars and nightclubs in Athens that are guilty of tax offenses in an effort to put more teeth into revenue collection.
Fears of a second round of the financial crisis are misplaced and investors shouldn't bank on another tranche of quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve, Guy Monson, managing partner & CIO at Sarasin & Partners, told CNBC Thursday.
Large swathes of Britain's service sector suffered their first fall in output since April 2009 last month, a major survey showed on Thursday, pointing to a sharp slowdown in economic growth at the end of 2010.
The euro zone's strategy of slashing spending to reduce debt in the wake of the credit crisis is "clearly wrong" and is likely to be counterproductive for the region’s economic growth, Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, told CNBC Thursday.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may resign in late 2011 as deflation continues to dash hopes of strong economic growth in the U.S. economy, Jim Walker, founder and CEO of Asianomics, told CNBC Friday.
Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to prioritize jobs and economic growth in 2011, but his New Year's message warns of tough times ahead with harsh budget cuts needed to tackle Britain's massive deficit.
It is what will lead the U.S. economy to a self-reinforcing virtuous cycle of increases in production, income, and spending, and it is what will enable risk assets to continue to outperform less risky assets. This condition will prevail for a while. The path to successful investing is to ride these trends and get off before they are discredited, says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.
The European banking sector does not need another round of stress tests because the exposure of large banks to sovereign debt is already public, Société Générale Chairman and CEO Frédéric Oudéa told CNBC Tuesday.
There is a risk of another recession next year, protectionism could cause major problems in 2011 and recent stock market strength could be curtailed, Roger Nightingale, strategist at Pointon York, told CNBC Monday.
A crisis in the municipal bond market in the US would be similar to the one sweeping through the euro zone now, Steven Major, global head of fixed income research at HSBC, told CNBC Wednesday.
Apple will buy Facebook, Congress will block a third round of quantitative easing and the S&P will reach a new all-time high. These are just some of the outrageous predictions for 2011 put forward by Saxo Bank in its annual "Black Swan Exercise."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that Europe will do everything to secure the stability of the euro, which has come under pressure in the euro zone debt crisis.
Rather than simply doubling up on a faltering liquidity approach, the time has come for Germany to lead a more holistic solution focused on addressing the periphery’s debt overhang and competitiveness problems.
Bond vigilantes will target Portugal and force the country to seek a bailout within a month, but Spain will not need to turn to its European peers for help, Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify trading told CNBC on Wednesday.
The risks of debt deflation and disorderly sovereign and private-sector defaults are rising because policymakers are pressing ahead with spending cuts and raising taxes before seeing strong signs of an economic recovery, economist Nouriel Roubini wrote in a commentary piece for Project Syndicate.
Standard & Poor's has warned that Belgium may have its credit rating downgraded within six months in light of the country's ongoing political deadlock.
Europe was nowhere near ready for the euro when it was introduced in 1999 and the sovereign debt crisis has proven critics of a one-size-fits-all monetary policy right, London mayor Boris Johson wrote in an opinion piece for UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph on Monday.
Some countries in Western Europe are bankrupt or are having serious liquidity problems and they should be allowed to restructure their debt, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Tuesday.