"We continue to get strong economic releases out of the United States," said Richard Scalone, co-head of foreign exchange at TJM Brokerage in Chicago. Analysts said the weak German business sentiment underscored the impact of tensions surrounding Russia and Ukraine on Germany, Europe's biggest economy.» Read More
December chain store sales and weekly jobless claims top the list of what traders will be watching Thursday.
When the Swiss central bank confirmed today that it has excluded Irish government debt from a list of assets considered eligible as collateral for its repo transactions, it created broader worries about the exposure of other eurozone nations to decisions from Alpine bankers.
Welcome to the world of European sovereign debt restructuring proposals — where politicians dream of making the world other than it is by act of Parliament.
China is nowhere near seeing the end of inflation and the amount of monetary tightening it will have to implement will surprise the markets, Arjuna Mahendran, head of investment strategy at HSBC Private Bank told CNBC Wednesday.
The Swiss central bank confirmed it has excluded Irish government debt from a list of assets considered eligible as collateral for its repo deals – operations under which it lends money against collateral.
European stocks were seen retreating on Wednesday, losing ground for the first time this year, as heavyweight resource-related shares feel the pinch of a sell-off in commodity prices.
The hot commodities trade caught a chill Tuesday and could continue to struggle in the short term as some excess is wrung from the markets.
The annualized rate of inflation in the Eurozone for December came in today at 2.2 percent.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on whether today's commodity sell-off is a sign of a deflating bubble or a temporary correction.
The past is not always a prologue to the future. But looking at some of the big winners and losers of 2010 does provide some strong hints of a positive 2011.
In this new segment, one of the market's top traders gives us the country where the fastest money in the world is moving next.
The Fast Money traders unveil their contrarian investment theses for the new year.
There’s a way, just a question of the will: There are a couple of early articles out broaching the topic of whether firms will begin hiring.
Stocks cross into 2011 with a positive tilt, but the December jobs report and other data will put investor faith in the recovery to the test in the very first week of the year.
The dollar is closing out December near its lows for the month, but odds are good that it will see a rebound in January.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may resign in late 2011 as deflation continues to dash hopes of strong economic growth in the U.S. economy, Jim Walker, founder and CEO of Asianomics, told CNBC Friday.
If any place in the world epitomises the David and Goliath battle that is upending the global beer industry it is Belgium, home to both the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, and arguably the famous small-scale “craft” beers, the trappist ales made and distributed by monks, reports the Financial Times.
Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to prioritize jobs and economic growth in 2011, but his New Year's message warns of tough times ahead with harsh budget cuts needed to tackle Britain's massive deficit.
On Saturday, Estonia completes its trip from Soviet republic to full-fledged member of the euro zone, reports the New York Times.
There is no U.S. economic data to sway markets Friday, but there will be plenty to look forward to next week, when the December employment report caps a heavy week of important numbers.