World Economy


  • A strategist claims that crude oil could trade as low as $20 a barrel, while another economist expects a "vicious and a violent upside" stock market rally. Following are today's top videos:

  • Ukraine PM Risks Losing IMF Credit: PM's Aide Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 1:40 PM ET

    An aide to Ukraine's president said on Monday that Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko risked losing an IMF credit by attaching conditions to the adoption by parliament of financial measures required for the loan.

  • Poll: Are You Worried About Losing Your Job? Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 9:51 AM ET

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  • What the Pros Say: Yen is King Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    The yen continued to gain Monday even after the Group of Seven warned the Japanese currency posed a threat to financial and economic stability. CNBC's experts weigh in on whether now is the time to buy the currency.

  • This week is not only the last one of the month. It's also the week that could determine if GM holds on to the top spot in monthly auto sales in the U.S.

  • Governments May Have Caused Stocks Selloff: Dr. Doom Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 5:25 AM ET

    The wave of stock selloffs sweeping world markets may be partially caused by the fact that many governments increased guarantees for bank deposits, making them a much safer investment, Marc Faber, author of the "Gloom, Doom and Boom Report," told CNBC Monday.

  • Stocks Close Lower But Avoid Huge Selloff Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks ended the day significantly lower but avoided a catastrophe, as an orderly selloff staved off what some thought would be a massive market capitulation.

  • Global Markets

    Stock markets tumbled around the world Friday as investors moved to liquidate risky positions. Mounting evidence of a global recession kept most markets volatile.

  • Markets Ready to Make a Bull Run: Pimco's Gross Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 3:30 PM ET

    A bull run will begin for the stock market once major financial institutions have decreased their leverage, Bill Gross, head of bond titan Pimco, said on CNBC.

  • Busch: U.S. Not Doing A Great Job In Credit Crisis Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 1:46 PM ET

    The equity market collapse began in the Far East as Sony shares slide 14 pct after they issued a profit warning. The electronics maker cut its profit forecast in half as the strong Japanese yen and the ongoing credit crisis is hurting demand for its cameras and flat TVs.

  • Farrell: Try And Look Beyond The Moment Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 11:35 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    It's hard to drain the swamp when you are up to your butt in alligators. We are seeing a margin call on hedge funds of unprecedented proportion. But then we have seen unprecedented growth in the number of hedge funds.

  • Crescenzi: The Questions of Our Age Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 9:44 AM ET
    Tony Crescenzi

    The below note refers to the U.S. debt burden and the extreme bear case, which in actuality has been around since the 1980s and has been a failed investment approach since then, but which demands a bit more respect now given the scale of de-leveraging taking place.

  • GM's Management Team: Can They Stay In Control? Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 9:23 AM ET

    Whether it's the Wall Street Journal speculating about Cerberus Capital pushing for "fresh air" in the management at GM, or the steady flow of e-mails I get from people saying "Wagoner must go!", there is no shortage of people suggesting GM's leadership needs to change.

  • What the Pros Say: Rates Need to Come Down Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 6:18 AM ET

    Global markets tumbled severely on Friday as fears of a global economic slowdown reached a crescendo. In the midst of recession worries, CNBC's experts call for further rate cuts.

  • Third Time's the Charm: Dow Gains 172 Points Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 5:13 PM ET

    Stocks made a third attempt at a rally Thurdsay though techs took a beating amid worries about the outlook for the sector.

  • Rally Loses Steam; Techs Skid Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 2:05 PM ET

    A rally spurred by bargain hunting fizzled Thursday as weakness in technology leaders offset strength energy-related companies.

  • Poll: Voters Against Obama 'Wealth Redistribution' Plan Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 12:06 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    Election Day is only two weeks away, and as John McCain and Barack Obama make their final pitches to “close the deal” with voters, a stunning new ATI-News/Zogby poll shows a clear majority of undecided voters disagree with Obama’s plan for wealth redistribution in America.

  • Stocks Surge as Oil Boosts Energy Stocks Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    Stocks wavered after an early pop Thursday as the latest batch of earnings and a disappointing weekly jobless report stoked recession fears.

  • Busch: Official Wrong Thing At the Wrong Time Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 9:49 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    It seems there is a global effort to exacerbate the problems and worries of the world. Let's start in Japan where Prime Minister Taro Aso said today that people should not be over-concerned about daily movements in Japanese share prices, after the benchmark Nikkei average fell to a 5-year low.

  • Stocks Open Slightly Higher, Some Earnings Beat Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 9:39 AM ET

    U.S. stocks opened slightly higher despite worse-than-expected weekly jobless numbers and growing recession fears.

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