*Yen slides broadly as Russia sanctions seen as modest. The yen fell broadly after the United States and the European Union imposed what investors perceived to be only modest economic sanctions on some officials of Russia and Ukraine following Crimea's vote to join Moscow.» Read More
European markets end the day down across the board, on concerns about Greece. SocGen, Unicredit lead European banking shares lower. The IIF says a disorderly Greek default would cost the euro zone $1.3 trillion. The Greek Finance Minister says the bond swap offer is final. And euro zone economic output was down .3 percent in Q4 compared to Q3. With Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief global strategist.
The Russian Presidential elections have once again revealed the EU’s many contradictions and exposed its dwarf-size political mass.
Markets should be poised for a 5 percent correction from their current levels as the global economy remains choked by the ongoing euro zone debt crisis and the rising oil prices pose a threat, a CEO told CNBC Tuesday.
Markets close in the red yesterday as concerns over Greece and slowing growth in China were overshadowed by better than expected services data in the U.S.; Dallas Fed president Fisher says the markets are hooked on monetary morphine and sees no reason for further quantitative easing, and today Americans will vote in primaries in caucuses in 11 states as President Obama will push his agenda today and push back against some of his critics, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.
CNBC's Martin Soong with a preview of Tuesday's Asian markets and a look at whether the latest concerns about China's lowered growth projections are overdone, with David Riedel, Riedel Research Group, and Geoffrey Dennis, Citi Global Emerging Markets equity strategist.
How do investors trade amid weak economic data and lower growth targets in China? Andrew Goldberg, JP Morgan Funds, and Richard Bernstein, Richard Bernstein Advisors, weigh in with some strategies.
Discussing Street sage, Laszlo Birinyi's bullish call of 1700 for the S&P, with Mark Matson, Matson Money CEO, and Jason Pride, Glenmede director of investment strategy.
China trimmed its economic growth outlook for the year from 8% to 7.5%, an eight year low. Discussing what this means for investors, with Richard Madigan, J.P. Morgan Private Bank chief investment officer.
Discussing the trade on China's slow growth and what that means for commodity prices, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter.
European shares fall on renewed worries about Greek debt swap. BP shares rise on news of a $7.8 billion Gulf oil spill settlement. Euro zone retail sales rise .3 percent in January from December. Russia's Putin wins another Presidential term. Daimler says Mercedes-Benz sales up 20 percent in February vs. last year. With John Ryding, RDQ Economics.
CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details from the Russian election. Vladimir Putin wins the presidency amid allegations of fraud.
Markets ended last week lower across the board and a key market driver this week will be the February unemployment as investors are waiting to see if the nation's unemployment will be taken down further; oil surged to over $110 a barrel last week with rising tensions in Iran, and European headlines could also dominate as private investors decide to accept Greece's debt restructuring terms this week as the bailout hinges on this decision, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.
Advance Emerging Capital CEO, Slim Feriani, told CNBC why Russia accounts for 13 percent of his firm's emerging market fund.
"China has started the year 2012 in pretty challenging circumstances: I see some headwinds both on the domestic front, but also on the external front," Louis Kuijs, project director at Fung Global Institute, told CNBC. "So we see an economy that is not growing extremely fast," he added.
Jochen Wermuth, the founding partner of Wermuth Asset Management, told CNBC investors were pleased with Russia's recent presidential election, as the populace showed new signs of engaging with the democratic process.
"I think there is going to be a lot of questions about the fairness of the vote, but it does not look like the Kremlin's giving any ground on that at the moment," Wall Street Journal reporter, Greg White, told CNBC.
With little fanfare, China’s currency has appreciated significantly in the last year and a half, leading many economists to question whether the exchange rate is still the most important economic issue for the United States to press with China’s leaders. The New York Times reports.
Another round of quantitative easing in the U.S. will depend on the direction of the S&P 500, Marc Faber, editor of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report told CNBC Monday, following Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s failure last week to hint at QE3.
CNBC's Steve Liesman has the story on whether Russia's Vladimir Putin is losing his grip on power.
European markets finish the week with a mixed results. Bank stocks are among the best performers. Analysts say ECB liquidity injection has eased fears, but the ECB's Draghi warns not to expect further injection of funds into banks. Spain intends to base 2012 budget on higher deficit target than stated earlier. With Jim Bianco, Bianco Research and Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial.