Bullish momentum should drive stocks higher into the week ahead, with all eyes on a speech by Fed Chairman Bernanke.
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Indonesia is ready for a sudden withdrawal of foreign funds from the country once major central banks around the world start unwinding their aggressive monetary stimulus, a senior Indonesian government official says.
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Even as gold prices tumble a tug of war between physical buyers and institutional sellers will put a floor under the precious metal, said analysts.
Spain may have sank deeper into recession in the first quarter, but the executive director of the euro zone's largest bank says the economy will bottom out this quarter and sees green shoots appearing.
To really take the shine off the euro, policymakers need to show they are serious about pushing rates into negative territory.
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While growth in the world's third largest economy, Japan, surpassed expectations in the first quarter, an important pillar of growth was missing: revival in capital spending.
More fund managers believe "a hard landing" for China is among the biggest tail risks facing markets, a survey shows.
The weaker-than-expected Malaysian GDP figure for the first quarter prompted analysts to revise their growth forecasts downwards, even as a recent election win by the country's ruling party sparked optimism about the country's outlook.
Currency pairs rarely trade where they "should," says this forex expert, but he goes ahead and attempts a forecast for the dollar/yen.
Calls by an American billionaire investor for a break-up of Sony could mark the start of the third leg of Abenomics: shaking up corporate Japan by removing regulations that have hurt profitability.
The free trade talks between India and the EU, which started in 2007, were close to ending in a deal that would be the "biggest" free trade agreement that the EU would have entered into, India's Commerce Minister Anand Sharma told CNBC in Singapore.
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Chinese economic data for April has largely underperformed market expectations prompting many economists to rethink their growth projections for the world's second largest economy.
Well-supplied global oil markets are expected to keep a firm lid on prices this week, though upside surprises may come from better-than-expected U.S. data and continued unrest in the Middle East.
The dollar-yen trade could reach 120 by the end of 2014, according to economists at Capital Economics, who said the yen's downward drive will persist throughout this year and next.
Gold is a "classic bubble" and could go drop to $500 an ounce, Fortress Investment's Michael Novogratz tells CNBC. "Once bubbles pop, they go all the way down," he says.
Hedge fund titan David Tepper said he's still bullish on stocks and investors shouldn't worry about the Fed tapering its massive bond-buying program.