World Economy


  • Germany, France hammer out EU budget deal: Report Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    Germany and France are secretly discussing a deal to let European officials approve Paris's draft 2015 budget, a report said on Sunday.

  • LONDON, Oct 19- Evaporating inflation and slowing growth have put financial markets into such a spin that they could inflict further damage on the world economy. With the Fed set to turn off its money taps at the end of this month, investors appear to have woken up to poor growth prospects in much of the world, something International Monetary Fund chief Christine...

  • WHO: We'll police Ebola response—after it's over Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    A custodial worker wears a mask and eye protection to guard against the Ebola virus as he prepares to clean Ruth Cherry Intermediate School in Dallas.

    The World Health Organization promised that it would publish a full review of its handling of the Ebola crisis once the outbreak was under control.

  • China to inject $33 billion into banks: sources Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 12:45 AM ET

    The PBOC plans to inject about $32.66 billion of loans into select listed banks to keep liquidity ample and support the economy, sources told Reuters.

  • Singapore's worker curbs may hurt growth: IMF Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    Singapore's plans to cut reliance on foreign workers could reduce its competitiveness and growth potential while boosting inflation, the IMF said.

  • Kudlow: Oil's decline is a bad thing? Nonsense! Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 9:41 PM ET

    One of the absolutely stupidest things I have heard in recent weeks is that the recent drop in oil prices is bad, says Larry Kudlow.

  • Stock Pops & Drops: DLTR, AKS & URBN     Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 5:45 PM ET

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

  • Fast Money Final Trade: DEO, GS, F & IWM     Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 5:26 PM ET

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

  • *Bank of Canada to hold rates until Q3 2015. TORONTO/ BANGALORE, Oct 17- Inadequate growth in exports and business investment in Canada and a weak outlook for the global economy are likely to keep the Bank of Canada from raising rates before the second half of next year, a Reuters poll found. "It just makes for a very jittery market and that's just going to embolden the...

  • Why Venezuela is so desperate, in 5 easy charts Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:07 PM ET
    A technician takes a sample of crude oil from a well operated by Venezuela's state-owned oil company in Morichal, Venezuela.

    Despite its oil revenues, Venezuela's economic and fiscal situations are in free fall. Learn why here.

  • We may give Ukraine gas this winter: Russia Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 1:02 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Russia and Ukraine agreed to a deal for gas supplies for the winter period.

  • Did soothing comments by central banks prompt a snap back rally on Friday? UBS' Art Cashin and CNBC's Bob Pisani, provide insight.

  • IMF: Market sell-off may have been 'over-reaction' Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    PARIS— The head of the International Monetary Fund says market turmoil this week may have been an "over-reaction," as leading economic figures met to discuss Friday the global economy and worries about another recession in Europe. Reforms in France are also on the agenda at Friday's meeting in Paris, in a country crippled by flat growth and high unemployment.

  • The doves rule the day Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    The doves are flying. Is there any doubt that, when it really comes to who influences markets, central banks rule the world?

  • Ebola 'fear factor' biggest threat: Goldman Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:43 AM ET
    A CDC safety training course on Ebola in Anniston, Ala.

    Goldman economist Kris Dawsey said transportation and global shopping hubs could take a hit should concerns over the virus escalate.

  • Don't expect more QE: Boston Fed's Rosengren Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 7:35 AM ET
    Eric Rosengren, Boston Federal Reserve president

    Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren told CNBC that policymakers need time to process what's causing widespread turmoil in the financial markets.

  • Can EU muddle through economic tension?     Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Douglas Rediker, International Capital Strategies, provides perspective on whether a cohesive unit in Europe can address its economic concerns as the ECB considers quantitative easing against Germany's push back.

  • *China Q3 GDP figures next week to be closely watched. LONDON, Oct 17- Copper hit fresh six-month lows on Friday on concern about a surge of mine supply swamping the market and lingering jitters over global growth. Copper is widely regarded as having some of the weakest fundamentals among base metals as a wave of fresh supply from new and expanded mines works its way...

  • *China Q3 GDP figures next week to be closely watched. SYDNEY, Oct 17- London copper hit fresh six-month lows on Friday, as jitters over global growth returned to disrupt a fragile calm that had briefly shored up markets on signs of strength in the U.S. economy. Many countries are in recession and it's scary, "said analyst Ed Meir at broker INTL FCSTONE in New York.

  • Don’t hold your breath waiting for QE4 Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 3:44 AM ET

    Suggestions QE might go on a U.S. reunion tour helped to stem market losses, but don't hold your breath waiting for the Fed to whip out the checkbook, analysts said.

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