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Three years into the global financial crisis, multinational companies that had made huge profits during the consumer boom that preceded it faced a major dilemma: people were no longer buying the expensive premium products that once sold well in Europe, the Global Post Reports.
John Rice, President & CEO, Global Growth and Operations at GE says that are tremendous opportunities in the transportation, aviation and the oil & gas sectors in China.
All the central bank stimulus is turning investors away from safe havens and toward riskier currencies, giving this strategist a plan.
The Fed's QE3 has Brazil talking currency wars, and it's also pushing up commodity prices. This strategist sees a trade.
European equities rose on Friday, briefly testing last week's 14-month highs, as banking shares were lifted by speculation Spain was moving towards a bailout request.
Ray Dalio, founder and co-chief investment officer of the world's largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, predicts a “10 to 15 year managed depression” in Southern Europe. In a worst case scenario, he painted a much darker picture.
Praise all around for Mario Draghi and his ECB's bold strategy of "conditional" bond buying across the euro zone, if and when deemed necessary. "This is the big game changer", insists Polish finance minister Jacev rostowski, echoing what virtually all of his colleagues both inside and out of the EU have voiced over these past weeks.
Spain bailout hopes lift the euro and Brazil fires a warning shot — it's time for your FX Fix.
Euro zone leaders may feel like they are amid the throes of the longest hangover ever as the region struggles with an addiction to debt and finds it hard to sober up. But never fear! CNBC is on hand to help with its Twelve Steps guide to put the euro zone back on the path to recovery.
It may be the age of austerity for many in Britain. For a former doctor, Geoffrey Lipman, it is anything but. Dr. Geoffrey Lipman, who is retired, gets about $78,000 a year in his government pension.
The Italian government has slashed its economic growth forecast for 2012, saying the eurozone’s third largest economy is now heading for a contraction of 2.4 per cent, twice as deep as it previously estimated. The FT reports.
Jim Cramer explains why Howard Schultz reminds him of Steve Jobs, the late founder and CEO of Apple.
It's not known exactly what the presidential candidates will talk about, but the theme of this year’s conference is decidedly non-political. In fact, it's downright world-builder-y: "Designing for Impact."
EU authorities are working behind the scenes to pave the way for a new Spanish rescue program and unlimited bond buying by the European Central Bank, by helping Madrid craft an economic reform program that will be unveiled next week, the FT reports.
Economic reports from China and Europe have been disappointing, but for this strategist, they suggest a bullish trade.
"In a normal year before 2008 you’d find 20 percent of the £2 million-plus market was ‘City money’," says a London real-estate agent.
Emerging market currencies have been laggards, but this strategist thinks that could change.
Spain borrowed money at the lowest rates in months on Thursday, but the country's business leaders want the government to seek help from the European Central Bank to prevent the country’s interest rates from rising again.
European shares closed lower Thursday, hurt by a disappointing business activity report and amid ongoing worries over global growth.
Safer to own than to consume, tobacco stocks have earned enormous returns for investors during the euro zone crisis, mimicking the safe haven of the fixed-income markets sought by jittery investors.
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European shares closed largely higher on Wednesday, as investors bet the U.S. Federal Reserve would hold off on hiking interest rates.
Geoffrey Yu, senior foreign exchange strategist at UBS, discusses sterling ahead of the Scottish referendum and how the currency would react to either Yes or No outcomes.
Scott Schneeberger, senior analyst at Oppenheimer & Co., discusses Fedex's strategy after the group announced it is hiking its shipping prices and says it is well positioned to capitalize on e-commerce.