The Rundown


  • 'Strong H1 results' from Qantas: Macquarie  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:32 PM ET

    Sam Dobson, director and senior Analyst at Macquarie, discusses the better-than-expected first-half results from Qantas and explains how markets are interpreting news of no dividend payments.

  • Nasdaq near 5,000: Should you worry about a bubble?  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:19 PM ET

    Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Asset Management Group, explains why markets won't see a return of 2000's dot-com bubble burst as the tech-heavy Nasdaq nears levels not seen in 15 years.

  • For the second half of FY 2015, Air New Zealand could enjoy an $80 million benefit from lower fuel prices and the addition of new capacity, says CEO Christopher Luxon.

  • Why BofA remains an oil bear  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:31 PM ET

    With rising supply and a lack of recovery in demand, oil prices will still see downside pressure over the coming months, says Francisco Blaunch, head of Global Commodities Research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

  • Yellen serves up barriers to rate hike: Pro  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:23 PM ET

    Lindsey Piegza, chief economist at Sterne Agee, says the Fed still wants to see more improvements in the U.S. economy, which could extend the rate hike timeline to 2016.

  • 'US rate hike in June still on the table': Pro  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:07 PM ET

    Jeremy Hill, managing director at Old Blackheath Companies, explains why Fed Chair Janet Yellen's testimony doesn't write off the possibilities of a rate hike in June.

  • Markets will stay calm despite Greek drama: Pro  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 5:52 PM ET

    Shane Oliver, head of Investment Strategy & chief economist at AMP Capital Investors, says concerns over Greece's bailout won't spark a repeat of the 2010-2012 euro zone crisis.

  • Why Athens delayed the submission of reform list  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 5:33 PM ET

    Greece's left-wing Syriza party is looking for a "face-saving way" after backtracking from its election promises, says Bill Adams, senior international economist at the PNC Financial Services Group.

  • In 2015, headwinds abound for BHP Billiton  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 5:08 PM ET

    Sean Fenton, director & portfolio manager at Tribeca Investment Partners, discusses the outlook for the global miner following the announcement of half-year profit results.

  • Greek debt won't be repaid, says this expert  Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 5:48 PM ET

    Kingsley Jones, founder and CIO of Jevons Global, explains why it is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt.

  • Euro stabilized on Greek bailout relief  Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 5:32 PM ET

    Andrew Abrahamian, head of FX Strategy at Compass Global Markets, says news of a bailout extension is lending support to the euro and outlines his expectations for Greece's reform list due Monday.

  • For US stocks, sky seems to be the limit: Pro  Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    Ben Lichtenstein, president at Tradersaudio.com, explains his bullish outlook for the U.S. stock markets.

  • Did Greece's Syriza 'badly overplayed its hand'?  Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 5:09 PM ET

    Jacob Kirkegaard, research fellow at Peterson Institute for International Economics, attributes the left-wing party's tough rhetoric to "irrational exuberance" after an election win and the party being politically inexperienced.

  • Traders work on the trading floor of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, which is seen with Chinese New Year decorations.

    Asian markets enjoyed a higher open on Wednesday, with Tokyo shares at a fresh 8-year high, following a positive lead from Wall Street overnight.

  • Easing will take mainland shares higher: Pro  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 5:52 PM ET

    With Beijing nervous about growth, expect more rate cuts over the next 6 months, which will boost stock markets, says Chris Konstantinos, director of International Portfolio Management at Riverfront Investment Group.

  • Will Year of the Sheep be good for China stocks?  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 5:49 PM ET

    As the Year of the Sheep beckons, CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar summarizes the performance of the Chinese stock market in the previous zodiac years.

  • BOJ will ease - the question is when  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 5:34 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan will announce additional easing measures but the timing remains uncertain, says Daisuke Nomoto, senior portfolio manager at Columbia Management Investment Advisers.

  • Markets expecting a Greek deal: Expert  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 5:16 PM ET

    Jim Awad, managing director of Plimsoll Mark Capital, attributes the overnight rally on Wall Street to optimism that Greece and its international creditors will reach a deal this week.

  • Asian stocks mixed on Greece fears, earnings Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 6:36 AM ET
    A woman waves a Greek national flag during an anti-austerity, pro-government demonstration outside the Greek parliament in Athens on the eve of a crucial euro zone finance minister's meeting to discuss the country's future, February 11, 2015.

    Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday as a break down in negotiations over Greece, along with a mixed bag of earnings, depressed trading sentiment.

  • Japan isn't out of the woods yet: Expert  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 5:47 PM ET

    While Japan Inc looks attractive, the country's economy remains a problem that needs to be solved by Prime Minister Abe, says Richard Martin, managing director at IMA Asia.

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