*MSCI world equities highest since 2008. LONDON, May 20- Brent crude oil slipped towards $104 per barrel on Monday on ample supplies, weaker demand for fuel and a strong dollar, despite strong equity markets. Brent crude futures for July were down 55 cents at $104.09 per barrel by 1040 GMT, after three straight sessions of gains.» Read More
Even as the U.S. grapples to bring its debt under control, Asia has another problem on its hand: surging currency reserves, mostly in dollar denominated assets. But experts say there's no easy solution to the problem.
With US politicians sealing a deal to cut spending over the next 10 years, Asian stock markets were rallying on Monday. But analysts said the rally was likely to be short-lived and Asian policymakers needed to grapple with surging currencies and rebalancing growth.
The holy month of Ramadan is set to begin in the Arab World on Monday, and this year it arrives with a somewhat unique trading cocktail of post-revolution political ambiguities and global economic uncertainties. It may be the worst performing emerging market so far this year (down 29.7%), but that never stood in the way of profitable equity strategies.
David O'Neil, CIO at ASEAN Investment Management discusses why he is bullish on Vietnam.
The U.S. dollar and Treasurys, which proved to be safe havens during the global financial crisis, can no longer be viewed as such, instead emerging markets were now a safer bet, renowned investor Mark Mobius told CNBC on Friday.
How to play market volatility, with Jonathan Corpina, Meridian Equity Partners; John Brady, MF Global, and Win Thin, Brown Brothers Harriman.
Investment strategies for navigating choppy markets and the debt divide, with Frank Sustersic,Turner Investment Partners.
America is "becoming a bit of a laughingstock" to Europe because of its inability to resolve its debt problem, Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris told CNBC Wednesday.
U.S. companies reporting strong quarterly growth can thank their emerging-market businesses for the push, Mike Thompson, head of valuations/risk strategy research at Standard & Poor's, told CNBC Monday.
"There is no stopping the fact that high speed rail plays a very important part in China¿s expansion and urbanisation plans," Andrew Leung, founder & chairman of Andrew Leung International Consultants. told CNBC. However, he said in the short term China¿s railway disaster at the weekend would cast a shadow over China¿s railway industry.
With the rising price of oil putting the spotlight on energy, BlackRock Managing Director Dan Rice gave his top energy investment picks to CNBC on Friday.
China's slowing economy is better than a continued boom followed by a bust, Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman told CNBC Friday.
A look at whether Europe's debt crisis can be contained and its impact on the emerging markets, with Blaise Antin, TCW Group, and Jeffrey Palma, UBS.
This may come as a surprise: Chinese consumers are often more willing to drop a huge chunk of money on fashion—especially Western brands—than consumers in the US and Europe. This offers a huge opportunity for retailers as China's fashion industry is set to become the world’s second fashion market, and account for about 30 percent of the global fashion market’s growth over the next five years, according to a recent report from Boston Consulting Group.
Myanmar's kyat currency has appreciated 20 percent in the past year, squeezing traders and exporters who are struggling to break even as inflation pushes up costs and the new government does nothing to tame the currency's rise.
Foreign direct investment in Indonesia surged 21 percent in the second quarter of 2011 from a year earlier, as strong commodity prices attracted investors into the mining sector in the world's top exporter of thermal coal and tin.
Slowing manufacturing demand for copper in China and throughout southeast Asia did not put much of a dent in Freeport McMoRan's second-quarter earnings. But the company could adjust if growth falls too low, CEO Richard Adkerson told CNBC Thursday.
For the automotive-repair sector, the economy is good, Snap-On CEO Nicholas Pinchuk, told CNBC Thursday.
The Central Bank of Turkey (CBT) has kept interest rates unchanged at a record low of 6.25 percent, in line with analyst expectations. It underscored that it may narrow the interest rate corridor gradually if global growth concerns and “sovereign debt problems regarding some European economies” dent risk appetite.