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European shares closed higher on Monday after strong macroeconomic data out of China, upbeat comments about Greece's future in the euro zone, and hopes that Spain is edging closer to requesting a bailout.
Investors should not be spooked by recent events in the South African mining industry as the market offers a number of strong investment opportunities, Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group told CNBC Monday.
China’s economic data is no longer the main driver for financial markets in the Asian region as global economic events take precedence over regional concerns, Chris Tinker, Equity Strategist at Libra Investment told CNBC.
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High-frequency trading firms — the lightning-quick, computerized companies that have risen in the last decade to dominate the nation’s stock market — are now struggling to hold onto their gains. The NYT reports.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including news Spain may be edging closer to seeking a bailout.
Germany and the IMF appeared to soften their stance on the Greek debt crisis over the weekend ahead of an EU Summit which could decide whether the debt ridden euro member is given a new tranche of international aid.
"The key is to get Greece back on track, if we put upon them obligations that they simply cannot deliver on, because it's just too hard and too much -- the program is not going to be credible," IMF's managing director, Christine Lagarde told CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.
Banks, which have been sitting on a pile of real estate assets or listing them at only slight discounts, are beginning to slash prices, eager to get out of the business of being landlords, the NYT reports.
A pensioner whose home was repossessed is taking on some of the world’s leading banks in the first known class-action lawsuit claiming that alleged Libor manipulation made mortgage repayments for thousands of Americans more expensive than they should have been. The FT reports.
Three principals of hedge fund GLG Partners are sitting on a $220m paper loss two years on from their firm’s acquisition by Man Group in the industry’s biggest merger.
With anti-austerity protests across Europe resulting in civil unrest, Switzerland is taking unusual precautions to prepare its army for a refugee crisis or the possibility of protests at home created by a financial crisis.
Christine Lagarde, IMF managing director, says she would rather have a difficult, yet a credible program for Greece.
Jim Walker, Founder and CEO, Asianomics says devaluing the euro will lead to short term pain but will eventually result in growth in the euro zone economy.
Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS says that the Fed's primary concern is the U.S but it is aware of the impact that QE has on emerging economies.
Louis Kuijs, Chief China Economist, RBS warns that despite the recent positive data on China's exports, momentum will fall as 2013 comes around.
John Horner, FX Strategist, Deutsche Bank, says that despite strong export data from China, investors remain pessimistic over the AUD.
William Rhodes, President & CEO of William R. Rhodes Global Advisors says that more leadership is needed to stabilize the European region.
Ray Attrill, Co-Head of FX Strategy, NAB says that Germany is likely to give Greece more time to meet its austerity promises.
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde talks to CNBC's Maria Bartiromo about the impact of extreme austerity on Europe and whether Greece can get a better deal.
Bitcoin fans learnt that one of the virtual currency's exchanges will enforce customer verification checks from Thursday.
Google is challanging Apple's iPhone with MotoX, the FT reports.
The recent move by the Swiss government to allow banks to sidestep secrecy laws won't prevent them from depositing money in the country.
Bob Baur, chief global economist at Principal Global Investors, and Mike Amey, portfolio manager at PIMCO, discuss the potential problems of implementing the Volcker rule.
Peter Long, CEO of TUI Travel PLC, says customers are opting for all inclusive package holidays as incomes are under pressure.
John Wraith, rates strategist at Bank of America Merill Lynch Global Research, says the U.K.'s economy is not strong enough to cope with higher interest rates.