World Economy


  • Viceroy: Fuel The Fire, Not The Fear Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 8:39 AM ET

    Anthony Viceroy, President of Global Operations, Porter Novelli writes, "Recently the fear of losing a job has led people to set aside their natural inclination to take chances. Even those with great track records are looking over their shoulders nervously. So should they believe a boss who tells them to be bold and dare to fail—who says “the only failure is not daring to try?"

  • Futures Fall as Earnings Mostly Disappoint Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 8:17 AM ET

    US stock index futures turned lower ahead of the open Tuesday after key corporate earnings sounded a note of caution for investors.

  • Pros Say: Bank Rally is Over ... for Now Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 6:15 AM ET

    US financial stocks saw a stellar rally in recent weeks as the beleaguered sector bounced from an extreme slump. But investors baulked at more buying Monday in the wake of Bank of America’s quarterly earnings results.

  • Roubini: 'Suckers Rally' to Fade Amid Economy Woes Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 4:11 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    Well-known economist Nouriel Roubini, one of the few experts to foresee the current global crisis, said Tuesday a recent "suckers rally" in stock markets would fade as the U.S. economy continues to wither and the financial system suffers unexpected shocks.

  • Treasury Must Boost TARP Transparency, Safeguards Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 1:38 AM ET
    Treasury Building

    Taxpayers are increasingly exposed to losses, and the government is more vulnerable to fraud, under initiatives that have created a federal bank bailout program of "unprecedented scope," a government report finds.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 1:27 PM ET

    President Obama’s top economic advisers have determined that they can shore up the nation’s banking system without having to ask Congress for more money any time soon, according to administration officials.

  • Govern-ator To Detroit: You'll Be Back! Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 12:04 PM ET
    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    When I was first asked to moderate a question and answer session with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, I immediately thought, "What a delicious opportunity to talk to a man who has told Detroit to 'get off its butt' and start building the next generation of cars and trucks people want."

  • Economy Difficult, but Signs of Firming Seen: GE CEO Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 9:19 AM ET

    The economy is still difficult, but we’re seeing some signs of firming, General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt told CNBC in a live interview.

  • Schork Oil Outlook: A New Mantra For Bulls Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 8:45 AM ET

    Less bad is good… so goes the mantra of today’s bull. So goes the rational for buying global shares… and so goes the rational for buying oil, writes Stephen Schork.

  • Pros Say: Consumers Crucial for Recovery Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 6:01 AM ET

    As investors look for signs of an economic turnaround in corporate earnings and stock market performance, concerns still remain over the state of consumers and their willingness to spend as the recession grinds on.

  • Market Tips: Citigroup is a Buy, Beware of Gold Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 4:11 AM ET

    Citigroup posted a better-than-expected loss for the first quarter last week, joining the growing list of beleaguered Wall Street giants with tentative signs of recovery.

  • Hedge Fund Pershing Says Not Short Bank Stocks Saturday, 18 Apr 2009 | 2:13 PM ET

    Pershing Square Capital Management tells CNBC it is not short the stocks of any banks.

  • Stocks Close Higher for Sixth Straight Week Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 5:43 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher despite some selling in the final half hour of trading, giving the market its sixth straight weekly gain and its longest weekly winning streak since 2007.

  • Financial Cards

    Remember the Iraqi "Most Wanted" playing cards which were a hit in 2003? Millions of decks sold. Now an out-of-work financial services worker named Jason Witt is hoping to cash in on the "Financial Crisis Most Wanted Playing Cards".

  • Bernanke Says Credit Downturn to Do Lasting Harm Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 4:08 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Friday that the U.S. recession had done lasting harm to household finances and that regulators must protect consumers from willfully confusing forms of credit.

  • UPS, DHL Scrap Airlift Agreement Talks Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 3:32 PM ET

    UPS said Friday that talks with DHL about carrying some of its air packages have ended, scuttling a venture that originally was expected to generate up to $1 billion in annual revenue for the world's largest shipping carrier.

  • Can A Nation Really Go Carbon Neutral? Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 3:31 PM ET
    The Maldives

    Cities, companies and even Scandinavian rock festivals are striving to cut carbon emissions to zero, but analysts are divided over whether it is achievable or even appropriate in fighting pollution and climate change.

  • Stocks Wobble as Earnings Worries Nag Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 2:36 PM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop Friday from a rebound in consumer sentiment to its highest level since September. But the bounce quickly slowed t o a dribble as earnings worries nagged at the market.

  • Byron Wien: Q4 Will Be Positive Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 2:07 PM ET

    Byron Wien, Pequot Capital chief investment strategist, offered CNBC his expert market insights and outlook for the economy.

  • Is It Time To Speculate? Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 1:03 PM ET

    President Obama's speech this week about the economy may have given fresh impetus to a special class of business leader—those looking at the recession as an opportunity in which to strengthen their company.

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