Stephen Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program "Squawk Box Europe ." Sedgwick is also CNBC's OPEC reporter, covering major meetings and interviewing top OPEC oil ministers, non-OPEC ministers and heads of bodies such as the IEA and EIA.
Prior to joining CNBC, Sedgwick worked for the UK Press Association on the City desk and at Dow Jones on the European Markets desk. At Dow Jones, Stephen regularly broke market-moving stories and was a contributor to The Wall Street Journal Europe.
Before his career in journalism, Stephen spent 11 years trading in the financial markets, specialising in equity and bond market derivative products. In 1988, Stephen joined Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (formerly Kleinwort Benson Securities) and worked as an equity option marketmaker before moving on to Credit Lyonnais where he became Head of the London option market-making team on Liffe.
Sedgwick studied politics at the University of London, with a focus on world economic development, IMF, World Bank and WTO; and journalism at the National Council for Training Journalists.
The market is set for a strong earnings season with corporate guidance giving a clear indication that surprises will be on the upside, according to Saxo Bank.
The Monetary Policy Committee is not set to raise the base rate from its current 0.5 percent level until the second quarter of 2011, according to a poll of economists conducted by Reuters last week. But is the MPC any clearer about the UK economic outlook than the rest of us?
If EU nations want to sustain a currency union with Germany, they have to implement economic and budgetary changes that bring their performance into alignment with Germany, according to Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities.
Equity markets have switched from fear to outright complacency in the space of one year and are ignoring the warning signs, according to SquawkBox Europe's guest host, Phillippe Gijsels, head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets.
Markets generally remain way too optimistic over the economic recovery, but the UK has the potential for the biggest disappointment with the pound set to slide as low as $1.31 by year end, Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange at BNP Paribas, said Tuesday.
After a year and a half of corporate cost-cutting programs, which have scythed shareholder payouts, a growing number of companies are feeling confident enough to increase dividends and reinvigorate the income story.
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Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program "Squawk Box" (Europe) and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.