*Stocks exposed to Russia under renewed pressure. LONDON, March 7- European shares fell on Friday, amid growing tension over Crimea, as investors tried to shield themselves from any confrontation between Russia and Ukraine on the weekend.» Read More
Africa share valuations are compelling and the region is ripe for investment, Graham Stock, chief strategist at Insparo Asset Management, told CNBC Thursday.
Discussing the ECB's announcement to buy covered bonds on hopes to improve bank funding, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management.
Jean-Claude Trichet will chair his last monetary policy meeting at the ECB, with CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa.
"Now is absolutely the right time to invest in Africa. We are talking about price-earning ratios in the low single digits in some cases. There are some very attractive opportunities across a wide range of countries," Graham Stock, chief strategist at Insparo Asset Management, told CNBC.
"Putin is the real leader of Russia. He is the father of Russia," Andrei Kostin, chairman and president of VTB Bank, told CNBC, when asked to rate Vladimir Putin's chances of becoming president.
Investors need to recognize the fact that the days of non volatile markets are over, says Michael Yoshikami, founder & CEO of YCMNET Advisors.
Rajat Nag, Director General at the Asian Development Bank, discussed with CNBC how weak external demand from key trading partners had decreased developing Asia's growth prospects.
The chairman of the US Federal Reserve has accused China of damaging prospects for a global economic recovery through its deliberate intervention in the currency market to hold down the value of the renminbi. The FT reports.
Scott Nations, chief investment officer at NationsShares and Pat Dorsey, vice chairman, director of research & strategy at The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, advise investors looking for EM exposure to go with a company like Yum! but caution to monitor U.S. sales and China worries.
Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO and CIO of the fixed-income investment management firm DoubleLine Capital, told CNBC Tuesday “junk bonds are actually cheap now. They’ve gone from the richest in history to a massive underperformance versus government bonds.”
Jeffrey Sachs, "The Prices of Civilization" author, explains how a Greek default would break up the euro zone. "Hesitation to act can bring down entire economies," he says.
Australia may cut rates, China may start a trade war, and the Greek tragedy plays on - time for your FX Fix.
Goldman Sachs analysts cut their outlook for the price of Brent oil and for copper going into 2012, saying that they see "a flatter upward trajectory for commodity prices, with increasing risks to both the up and the downside."
The chances of the US being able to help bailout Europe are minimal because of weaknesses in the American economy, influential Citi banker William Rhodes told CNBC Tuesday.
Foreign investors continued selling emerging market bonds and currencies on Tuesday, extending the rout that has plagued the market in recent weeks. One strategist told CNBC there may be plenty of more selling to come.
Matt Huang, Strategist at Macquarie Asian Markets sees big risks from the selloff in emerging market bonds.
A look at why concerns over whether China could be slowing is the "real elephant in the investment room," with Mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott.
Once a sure-bet, investors are beginning to doubt how long emerging market plays can generate steady returns.
"We fear a systemic collapse of the banking system," Louis Gargour, CIO of LNG Capital, told CNBC.
With only two countries apart from Slovakia left to approve the extension of the euro zone's bailout fund, all eyes are on the Eastern European nation of around 5 million people who are not keen on helping richer Greece.