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  • Sterling has taken a beating against many currencies recently, most notably versus the dollar, where it fell to a 23-year low of $1.35 last week.

  • As dominant global stock markets continued to decline Friday, are emerging markets better places for investors to put their money? Experts interviewed on CNBC believe so.

  • Global stocks bounced back from 7-week lows Thursday, following an overnight recovery in the US stock market on the back of strong earnings reports from Apple and IBM. Experts tell CNBC they see investment potential in the energy and tech sectors, as well as in various parts of Asia.

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  • Global stocks, as well as oil, were down again Wednesday, as the reality of a longer-than-expected economic downturn weighed on investors. Experts tell CNBC where are good places to invest during these tough times.

  • Global stocks were mixed Tuesday, while oil, gold and sterling fell ahead of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration. Experts interviewed on CNBC expect further weakness for the precious metal, the UK currency and the Japanese stock market.

  • Global stocks began the week higher Monday while government bonds fell after Britain launched a second multi-billion rescue plane for its troubled banks and the incoming U.S. administration planned more measures to help the economy. Experts tell CNBC cash and diversification are key.

  • Global stocks could finish the week in the green Friday after the U.S. House of Representative's announcement of a $825 billion plan to support the economy and the Senate's decision to release the remaining $350 billion of the TARP fund. But experts on CNBC don't see global markets recovering in the near term.

  • Global stocks spent another day down Thursday as woes at global financial companies looked set to continue, reinforcing the concerns about the economic downturn. But experts tell CNBC say to expect double-digit percentage gains for U.S. stocks.

  • Investors struggled to keep a year-end stocks rally going, battered by worries about the state of the global economy and uncertainty about the impact of numerous government rescue plans.

  • Global stocks, emerging market currencies and high-grade credit all benefited in the last month from a steady improvement in investors' risk tolerance.

  • Global stocks, emerging market currencies and high-grade credit all benefited in the last month from a steady improvement in investors' risk tolerance.

  • Two-thousand-and-nine may not be shaping up to be the "year of recovery" that investors expected, as Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at ODL Securities, sees stocks and commodities both being weaker this year.

  • A W-shaped recovery is more likely than a V-shaped one this year, and stocks look relatively attractive compared to other asset classes such as bonds, Juerg Zingg, managing partner at Q Investments, told CNBC.

  • Asian stocks hit a two-month high Monday on expectations of a global economic recovery taking place late 2009 as governments increase stimulus measures to aid ailing economies. As a result, investors are beginning to venture back into riskier assets. Experts tell CNBC to expect a rally late January/early February.

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    The steel industry, having entered the recession in the best of health, is emerging as a leading indicator of what lies ahead. As steel production goes — and it is now in collapse — so will go the national economy, the New York Times reported.

  • Global stocks are set to end their worst year ever since the Great Depression on Wednesday. After such a turbulent year, investors are hoping 2009 will be better. Experts tell CNBC where they see value for next year.

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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.

  • Global markets were down Friday, tracking Wall Street's overnight losses. The dollar continued to fall, on track for the biggest weekly decline since 1985, and oil remained near 4-1/2 year lows.

  • Global markets look set to remain volatile until year-end, as the dollar reverses several months of gains and hits a 2-1/2 month low against the euro, and as oil falls to the $40-a-barrel level despite OPEC's historic supply cut.

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