World Economy


  • 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.

  • Reforms to IMF hit serious deadlock - G20 official Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 2:14 AM ET

    *G20 gives U.S. until year-end to ratify reforms to the Fund. WASHINGTON, April 13- Reforms to the International Monetary Fund have hit a deadlock despite a declaration from global financial chiefs that they would move forward without the United States if it fails to ratify the changes by year-end, a G20 official said on Sunday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 13- 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.

  • Finance officials: Global economy turns the corner Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth.

  • Hints of possible deal on Ukraine gas emerge at G20 Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 7:43 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 11- Behind statements that Russia will not budge in demanding Ukraine repay its debts for its natural gas deliveries, hints emerged at a meeting of G20 finance chiefs this week that a deal in which Moscow eases its stance might be in the works.

  • Fast Money Final Trade: TM, GLNG, YHOO, BIIB     Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 5:26 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders share their final trades of the day.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- Finance chiefs from around the globe on Friday gave the United States until year-end to ratify long-delayed reforms to the International Monetary Fund and threatened to move forward without it if it fails to do so.

  • "We are monitoring the economic situation in Ukraine, mindful of any risk to economic and financial stability, and welcome the IMF's recent engagement with Ukraine as the authorities work to undertake meaningful reforms," the G20 said during the IMF-World Bank spring meetings in Washington.

  • TEXT-G20 finance officials' April 2014 communique Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 11- The following is the full text of the communique and an accompanying annex issued on Friday by the finance ministers and central bankers of the Group of 20 nations after a two-day meeting.

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