World Economy


  • Stock Pops & Drops: WBMD, GOGO, HSP     Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 5:45 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was up on strong volume and fears from Ukraine. Gold saw some buying in spite of a stronger dollar. And platinum was higher on a possible mine workers strike in South Africa.

  • Retail vet: This is retail's huge problem Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 1:44 PM ET
    An employee rings up a customer at the Macy's flagship store in New York.

    It's now-or-never when it comes to whether pent-up demand can help the struggling retail sector, a J.C. Penney board member told CNBC on Monday.

  • Bulk of euro crisis is over: French central banker Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 11:44 AM ET
    Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France

    Economic growth seems solid, but the ECB stands "ready to act" if the euro remains strong, Banque de France chief Christian Noyer said.

  • CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss what to expect from the week before Easter, and the 1.1 percent rise in March retail sales.

  • The outlook for world trade in 2014 and 2015 is "brighter, but not as bright" as the WTO would have hoped, says, Roberto Azevedo, WTO director general.

  • Watch this stock as a 'proxy' for tech: Cramer Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

    The markets have a long checklist to cross off before mounting a comeback, and investors need to watch this tech stock this week, Jim Cramer said.

  • Currency manipulation: The ECB finally said it Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 9:55 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB)

    The ECB's Draghi actually admitted currency manipulation. Here's the takeaway for investors, says Michael Yoshikami

  • Gangbuster retail data give market what it needed Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    We need evidence that growth is picking up. That box was checked by March retail sales, which were just what we needed.

  • Sluggish Chinese economy     Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    Digging into China's slowing economy, and at what level of cost the country will inject risk into the system, with China Beige Book president Leland Miller.

  • Discussing views from the IMF and World Bank meetings over the weekend on emerging markets and Ukraine, with Alberto Ades, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including news Glencore Xstrata is selling its Peruvian mine.

  • Will Japan’s tax hike hobble the rest of Asia? Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 11:35 PM ET

    Japan's sales tax hike isn't just spurring concerns that its domestic economy may slow, some analysts worry the malaise may spread across the region.

  • This is to blame for Wall Street volatility     Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 10:13 PM ET

    David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore, says the flow of capital out of developed markets into emerging markets is causing volatility in stocks.

  • Vinai Thummalapally, Executive Director, Select USA, U.S. Department of Commerce, makes a case for investing in the U.S. as the nation hopes to ramp up FDI flows from Asian powerhouses like China.

  • Kerry Series, Founder & CIO at Eight Investment Partners, says record low valuations in China makes Hong Kong and mainland markets attractive.

  • Reuters Business News Schedule at 1700 GMT/1300 ET Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 3:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- For a bunch of people who just agreed the global economy is doing better, top officials from the world's rich and poor nations sound rather worried. -IMF-ECONOMY/, moved, by Jan Strupczewski and Krista Hughes, 870 words. PARIS- Two years ago, Greece's debt crisis almost brought the euro zone crashing down.

  • PARIS, April 13- Chinese economic growth data this week will offer the clearest indication yet of whether the world's second-largest economy will dodge a "hard landing". The International Monetary Fund warned last week on the risk of a "hard landing" in China.

  • IMF reforms hit dead end: G20 official Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 9:29 AM ET

    Reforms to the International Monetary Fund have hit a deadlock despite a declaration from global financial chiefs

  • Finance ministers: Economy stronger but fragile Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 5:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The world's top financial officials say they believe the global economy is strengthening but that growth remains fragile and open to risks of new geopolitical strife, as in Ukraine. Rich countries have been helping power the recovery led by the United States and Britain, and the eurozone and Japan are doing better.

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