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US futures point to Wall Street opening higher on the back of a more positive sentiment in Asia and Europe. European shares rose on hopes Greece was nearing a debt swap deal needed to avoid a messy default, while European leaders agreed on stricter budget discipline measures to help prevent further debt accumulation in the region. Asian shares ended mostly higher today but worries over Portugal's refinancing ability capped gains.
Michael Holland, Holland & Company; David Goldman, Macrostrategy.com; and Andrew Busch, BMO Capital Markets, discuss today's market comeback; Europe's economic woes; and whether U.S. stocks are still ridiculously cheap.
A currency strategy on renewed interest in New Zealand's assets, with Amelia Bourdeau, Westpac Institutional Bank.
Kathy Lien, Director of Currency Research, GFT says the key issue to watch in Europe is whether Portugal and Greece will default.
Greg Peters, Morgan Stanley Research, explains why now is the calm before the storm in the European debt crisis.
CNBC's Mandy Drury reports on the down day for U.S. markets, which are off the lows. U.S. banks are down, while Thomas & Betts agrees to be bought by ABB Ltd. Carnival says it's going to take a hit over the Costa Condordia tragedy. They don't believe it will have a long-term impact. And word is that Facebook could file its IPO papers this Wednesday. Morgan Stanley is rumored to be handling the deal.
Markets in Europe extend losses as Wall Street slumps. Bank stocks among the biggest losers. Yields fall in the latest 5- and 10-year auction of Italian debt. Negotiations between Greece and private-sector creditors continue. Underwriters hike cost of insuring Portugal bonds and want upfront payment. And Germany's Merkel to actively support re-election efforts of Frances's Sarkozy.
Insight on how the decision out of Greece will move markets, with Chris Johnson, Johnson Research Group CEO/chief investment strategist and Boris Schlossberg, GFT Forex.
"One of these days something will get done, but whether it's today or not, I don't know," says Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief global strategist. "Let's remember whatever we agree to with Greece is essentially the model in which Portugal will follow," he adds.
US futures point to Wall Street opening lower on the back of news from Europe and Asia. European shares extended losses today as worries about debt swap talks between Greece and its private creditors continued to weigh on investor sentiment before a European Union summit. In addition, a full return to action for Asian markets, after the lunar New Year holiday, delivered a downbeat tape, with investors disappointed that the Chinese authorities have not eased monetary policy in the manner some had expected, and as the region gets its first chance to price in softer than forecast US fourth-quarter GDP data.
Greg Bundy, Vice Chairman / Senior Adviser, AIMS Finance is more woried of a European recession then defaults and believes that the crisis is delaying US recovery. Nevertheless, he likes US equity markets on the back of strong earnings and balance sheets.
Andrew Economos, MD & Head of Sovereign & Institutional Strategy Asia, JP Morgan Asset Management discusses his outlook for the euro zone crisis and expectations ahead of the EU summit this week.
The European Central Bank's recent lending facility was a good decision, says Jean-Claude Trichet, former ECB president.
The week's top business news and investing advice for next week, highlighting Apple's surge, Facebook's anticipated IPO, Ford, and the euro, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.
Discussing how to resolve debt issues surrounding Greece, with Jes Staley, JP Morgan Investment Bank CEO, and Mary Callahan Erdoes, JP Morgan Asset Management CEO.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, reports the major points you need to know when the the big summit of European leaders meet on Monday.
Sharing his currency trade on the Australian dollar vs the Mexican peso, with Willie Williams, Societe Generale institutional derivatives sales director.
Breaking down the areas of global growth by sector, with Ellen Kullman, DuPont chairman/CEO, and says the company is seeing growth in agriculture due to innovation.
U.S. markets mixed in response to 2.8 percent GDP growth. Chevron announces earnings were down 3.2 percent, while P&G beats but lowers estimates due to currency concerns. Ford cites increased commodity costs as it reports lower than expected Q4 profit. And Costa Cruises offers $14,460 to each Concordia passenger.
European markets end the day in negative territory following the release of U.S. GDP data. European auto stocks lead market lower. BNP Paribas to sell $11 billion energy loan portfolio. Italian bank loans help LSE beat analysts' revenue estimates for Q4. The EU's Rehn says a Greek deal could come as soon as today. Portuguese government bond yield hits new euro era highs. With Jon Najarian, OptionMonster.com.
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