TOKYO, July 24- Japan's economic recovery appears more fragile after a recent tax increase but the central bank looks less likely to ease policy, a Reuters poll showed, underscoring the uncertainty surrounding the world's third-biggest economy.» Read More
Discussing the possible economic outcomes after tomorrow's Fed decision, with John Silvia, Wells Fargo; John Ryding, RDQ Economics and a closer look at Japan's economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is unlikely to drop a bombshell in the markets like his counterpart at the European Central Bank did when he pre-announced a rate rise, ING chief international economist Rob Carnell wrote in a market note.
Oil prices are driven by a supply shock rather than increased demand due to a stronger world economy, so investors in currencies look to "risk" rather than "macro" factors, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange research at HSBC, wrote in a market note.
Currently, oil prices are just as likely to rise as to fall and, consequently, there's a 50 percent chance that recent rises in European inflation are behind us, according to Carl B. Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics.
Foreign ministers from the Gulf Cooperation Council are expected to discuss an aid package in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia later Thursday, focused on help from the four countries with fortunate annual budgets to the other two: Oman and Bahrain.
The moment of truth for Europe's sovereign debt crisis may be far closer than investors think.
The European Central Bank's warning that a rate increase is possible next month is the correct answer to rising inflation risks, Axel Weber, the head of the Bundesbank, told CNBC Tuesday.
One month after Bundesbank president Axel Weber announced he was stepping down, saying goodbye to his chances of running the European Central Bank, many in the markets miss him already.
The West is poorly positioned to handle this latest oil price scare. The buffers which typically limit downside economic risks are no longer working.
European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet talks about rate rises to fight inflation, while Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is still more worried about unemployment.
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A mountain of debt is growing but because it is off governments' balance sheets it has been so far ignored, Albert Edwards, global strategist at Societe Generale, said.
Insight on whether bringing gold and silver back as legal tender would bring a return to the Dollar, with Rep. Brad Galvez, (R-UT).
The European Central Bank should not raise interest rates in its next meeting because it risks widening the gap between struggling periphery economies and the stronger ones at the center of the euro zone, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Friday.
Periphery euro zone countries are seriously ill and will have to default on their debt at some point, Satyajit Das, a risk consultant and author of "Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives" told CNBC Thursday.
Debating whether now is the time to sound the inflation alarm, with Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary and Steve Forbes, Forbes Media chairman/editor in chief.
Egypt’s stock market is braced for a possible sell-off of shares when trading resumes on Tuesday after being closed for more than a month because of the country's political crisis.
CNBC's Steve Liesman as the details on what former Federal Reserve vice chairman Donald Kohn has to say about QE2.
Ireland goes to the polls on Friday in a general election expected to sweep the ruling coalition from power – the first defeat for a eurozone government since the onset of the debt crisis.