World Economy


  • Portuguese issues impacting hedge funds?     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    Portugal's second largest bank is reportedly at risk of missing a debt payment. CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on the safety of hedge funds in Europe.

  • Global issues: Buy or sell?     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    How concerned should traders be about Portugal's second largest bank reportedly at risk of missing a debt payment, with Michael Farr of Farr, Miller & Washington, and Paul Christopher, Wells Fargo Advisors.

  • Bad data to watch     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Global fears are weighing on stocks. CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight to just one piece of bad news after another.

  • Cashin says contagion fears remain     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss Thursday's trading action in Europe, as markets closed lower amid growing concerns around Portuguese banks and EU sovereign debt.

  • Liesman's world of worry     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    With U.S. stocks getting hit by global fears, CNBC's Steve Liesman looks at the contrast between global weakness and pretty good economic data in the United States.

  • Saudi America? Close...but no cigar: Analysts Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    Construction of the Keystone Pipeline in Prague, Okla., (L) and an oil pipeline in northeastern Saudi Arabia.

    The U.S. is producing vast amounts of oil—but isn't quite in Saudi Arabia's league just yet, according to experts.

  • World leaders need to worry about water: Gorbachev Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Former leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev.

    By 2025, 1.8 billion people will live in regions with water scarcity. The international community needs to act now, says Mikhail Gorbachev.

  • El Nino likely striking in summer: US forecaster Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    The U.S. weather forecaster put the chances of the El Nino weather phenomenon striking during the Northern Hemisphere summer at 70 percent.

  • Take shelter! Housing remodeling boom may be done Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:18 AM ET
    In Summerville, S.C., 84 Lumber workers load a container of US-manufactured building materials bound for Mongolia.

    Is the housing remodeling boom over? A status update from Lumber Liquidator is acting as a possible canary in the coal mine.

  • *Asia up as Wall St rises with Fed in no hurry to end QE. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.3 percent. It's still unrealistic to count on exports to be an important contributor to economic growth, "said Wang Jun, an economist at the China Centre for International Economic Exchanges in Beijing.

  • Priciest city also among the poorest Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:00 PM ET
    Slums on the outskirts of Luanda, Angola

    Poverty-stricken, traffic-clogged and crime-ridden aren't characteristics you would typically associate with costly cities.

  • Fast Money Final Trade: UA, GLD, TLT, ETE     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 5:58 PM ET

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

  • Stock Pops & Drops: AA, GRMN, MRVL, RAI     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 5:45 PM ET

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

  • Brazil's soccer wipeout may wipe out its president Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 5:41 PM ET
    An emotional fan reacts to Brazil's brutal 7-1 loss to Germany during the World Cup's semi-final match Tuesday.

    After Brazil's brutal World Cup loss, its populace could focus on the tournament's costs amid a flagging economy.

  • Look for strong numbers when retailers report Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:57 PM ET
    Storage bins sit on display for sale at a Container Store Group Inc. location in New York.

    The Container Store tanks after disappointing earnings. Other retail reports shouldn't be that bad.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Activity in Gaza drove up gold prices today, but didn't have an impact on oil prices, which fell, in spite of an inventory drawdown.

  • LONDON, July 9- Zinc steadied on Wednesday but stayed near the previous session's 3- year high as investors held firm to the view that the metal will face shortages due to mine closures and is currently a good proxy for recovering global growth. Copper prices hovered near their highest in almost five months, while aluminum touched a fresh 13- month top.

  • Indian stocks hit     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody provides insight to the selloff in Indian stocks.

  • How Croatia can cash in on its natural beauty Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:05 PM ET
    The Croatian national flag, left, sits alongside the European Union one

    In the face of booming tourism, Croatia is faced with something of a dilemma: how to build on its natural assets without spoiling them.

  • Cashin says 'there's a lot of leverage out there'     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss the market's "muted" response to a dozen or so stocks that had 7 or 8-percent moves on no company-specific news. Also Cashin weighs in on high valuations in the social media group. They are starting to develop a 1999, 2000 attitude, says Cashin.

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