TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, July 29- The dollar eased versus the yen on Wednesday but held above a recent two-week low as investors awaited hints from the U.S. Ahead of the Fed's policy statement due at 1800 GMT, trading could be swayed by month-end related flows, with Wednesday being the last trading day for settlement before the month end, traders said.» Read More
Global stocks ended the week in the red, near 6-year lows, as pessimism over the economy and banking sector set in, scaring investors away from stocks and back into bonds and gold.
Global stocks were mostly higher Thursday as recent selling pressure eased and safe-haven buying of the dollar and gold subsided, but reminders of the global economic gloom and financial sector woes kept investors cautious.
Global stocks were mixed Wednesday, a day after US President Barack Obama signed off on the $787 stimulus bill. Experts on CNBC said that although defensives were hot property last year, they are too pricey this year.
The euro rebounded Wednesday after falling to 2-1/2 month lows against the dollar the previous day. Gold also traded higher, above $970 an ounce, as investors steered clear of stocks on global economy worries.
A year ago UK lending facility Northern Rock was nationalized by the government. Since then, there has been the nationalization and saving of many more financial institutions worldwide.
Global stocks fell again Tuesday, with Japan's Nikkei index closing near a 4-month low and European markets trading at 2-week lows, as investors fled for safety from the deteriorating global economic conditions and volatile banks. Experts tell CNBC where to find good places to invest.
Global stocks were down Monday as doubts intensified about the health of the global economy after data showed Japan's economy shrank in the last quarter at the fastest pace since 1974. But experts interviewed by CNBC are still bullish on the yen.
For the week ending Friday, February 6, 2009, stocks edged up on a surprising rise in December pending home sales, a smaller than expected contraction in January’s ISM Non-Manufacturing Index, and strong earning results from the pharmaceutical sector.
Investors will have to short government bonds at some point despite their current attraction, as the amount of debt issued is "staggering" and inflation risks are down the road, Jim Rogers, CEO of Jim Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Tuesday.
The rally on the Dow Jones Transportation Index will fail and a long-term downturn can be expected for the index, Roelof Van den Akker, chartist at ING Wholesale Banking said Tuesday.
Global stocks ended the week lower Friday on heightened economic fears. The dollar and government bonds gained as investors parked their money in safe havens.
The yen rose toward a 13-1/2 year high against the dollar and a seven-year peak versus the euro on Thursday. While the sterling fell again against the greenback, nearing $1.3618, its lowest since September 1985.
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Global stocks were down again Wednesday on continued signs of trouble in the financial sector. Experts tell CNBC that there is more bad news to come.
Barack Obama will become the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday. Ahead of Obama's inauguration, global stocks were mixed on investors' concerns about the economic difficulties confronting the incoming president. Experts on CNBC expect the dollar and U.S. stock market to fall on Obama's induction.
Global stocks were up Thursday after the U.S. said it would support Bank of America's purchase of Merrill Lynch with a $20 billion investment by the government and a promise to protect against losses on bad loans, removing a risk for investors. Experts highlight four perils that will dominate 2009.
The European Central Bank is widely expected to cut interest rates by 50 basis points Thursday, to a record low of 2 percent. But how low will the central bank go? Experts tell CNBC euro-zone rates could bottom at 0.5 percent.
A day ahead of the European Central Bank's rate decision, more dismal data showed the euro zone needs monetary easing. But experts tell CNBC that central banks' interest-rate cuts have little impact on the economy in the current financial turmoil.
The euro remained under pressure Tuesday despite the German government approving a second stimulus package worth $64 billion to help Europe's largest economy.
The euro fell against the dollar and the yen Monday ahead of the European Central Bank's interest-rate decision on Thursday. Experts tell CNBC that the single euro-zone currency will experience headwinds this year.