Australian stocks have enjoyed solid gains amid the party in global equities, rising around 20 percent over the past six months, but one strategist fears the rally could be short-lived.
Abe will have a tough job trying to convince his G-8 colleagues next month that his "three arrows" stimulus program is not just a subterfuge to boost exports, says this economist.
The deteriorating economic and political triggers in Europe appear likely to cause a bout of serious risk-off, Mike Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal said.
Find out why this pro trader is buying the dips in crude oil.
The Australian dollar has had a swift, hard fall and now Goldman Sachs is predicting it could fall to as low as $0.80.
Bullish momentum should drive stocks higher into the week ahead, with all eyes on a speech by Fed Chairman Bernanke.
As the school year draws to a close, report cards are in for some of the world's most influential central bankers as well. Here's who passed with flying colors and who didn't make the grade.
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.
The run-up in Google's share price has led some investors to compare it to Apple. But not so fast, Mike Santoli says.
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.
Abhay Desphande, First Eagle, shares some of his favorite Japan equity plays, but warns investors not to try and pick out individual stocks. And the Fast Money traders debate the bull and bear trade on JC Penney.
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.
Nominated by venture capitalists, industry analysts, and beat reporters, CNBC has created the ultimate list of 50 innovators disrupting the marketplace.