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The first half of next year will be very bad for the world economy, but investors will find value in stock markets as some deeply discounted shares will stage a rebound, Marc Faber, editor and publisher Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, told CNBC.
Standard & Poor's lowered the credit ratings and outlooks for 12 major U.S. and European banks Friday, including Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, citing increasing industry risk and a deepening economic slowdown.
When the Federal Reserve policymakers decide on interest rates Tuesday, investors will probably look one step beyond their decision, to gauge how much money will the Fed be willing to print once it is out of rate ammunition.
German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck singled out British Prime Minister Gordon Brown for criticism in a "Newsweek" interview, accusing him of switching to economic policies that would saddle a generation with debt.
Bonds look more attractive than stocks in the current climate, as share prices may take another dive, and investors should worry about preserving the money they have rather than making any more, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer and partner at Eclectica told CNBC.
Northern Rock, the nationalized mortgage lender, said Wednesday it would wait at least six months before moving to repossess homes when payments fall behind.
The European and U.S. stimulus plans are not going to help economies which are relying on wide current account deficits and which are now hemorrhaging capital, Ian Harnett, European strategist at Absolute Strategy Research, said Wednesday.
The European economy will remain in recession for at least two years as companies slam the brakes on capital spending because of the financial crisis, Charles Cara, European equity strategist from Absolute Strategy Research, said.
Italian shopkeepers pay about 250 million euros a day to Mafia protection rackets and loan sharks and fear the current downturn could allow the mob to further tighten its stranglehold on the vulnerable economy.
The group of euro-member countries fell into "a serious recession in September" and economic contraction will continue through next year, pushing interest rates sharply lower, Bank of America said in a research note Tuesday.
President-Elect Barrack Obama should attend the upcoming summit of the G20 developing and industrialized countries in Brazil to show that the US has a truly international leader, Mohamed El-Erian, Co-CEO of Pimco, told CNBC Friday.
The nonfarm payrolls data may be even worse than the consensus estimate, as the U.S. economy is taking further blows from the financial crisis, Mohamed El-Erian, Co-CEO of Pimco, told CNBC Friday.
European Union finance ministers backed on Tuesday proposals for a reform of the G8 club of major industrial nations and an end to self-regulation in global financial markets that critics say caused the credit crisis.
The wave of stock selloffs sweeping world markets may be partially caused by the fact that many governments increased guarantees for bank deposits, making them a much safer investment, Marc Faber, author of the "Gloom, Doom and Boom Report," told CNBC Monday.
The banking sector has been hard hit by the financial turmoil and governments pumped tens of billions in banks but one of the conditions was that bankers get no bonuses. Tell us what you think.
The International Monetary Fund has launched a probe into allegations of improper behavior in relation with a subordinate by its chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
The manager of a successful hedge fund which made money betting against the financial and property sectors called bankers and traders who took the other side of his bets "idiots" in a farewell letter and urged high achievers in business to live their lives otherwise than glued to their Blackberries.
Commodities will benefit the most from the coordinated bailouts because the plans are sowing the seeds of future poverty, fuelling an already raging inflationary fire, analyst Puru Saxena, CEO at Puru Saxena told CNBC on Tuesday.
European governments announced plans to bail out banks by buying stakes in them and the U.S. is also expected to follow suit by injecting $250 million into banks, sending stocks soaring. What do you think?
The U.S. stock market is unlikely to fall very much from the current levels and opportunities have arisen, but emerging markets are still going to grow faster, Mark Mobius, lead portfolio manager at Templeton and an emerging markets specialist, told CNBC.