Political and business leaders invited to the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos this week will sift through the blessings and curses of global interdependence that not only brought the world’s economies to a collective low three years ago but also provide the only realistic return to prosperity
Global leadership in the sector is still fragmented—the U.S. China, Brazil and Israel can all lay claim in certain fields—but there's no doubt the sector’s center of gravity is moving slowly from the developed economies to the emerging markets.
After decades of boom to bust behavior, economies from Mexico to Brazil are looking dynamic, diverse and durable, helped by a wealth of natural resources and a good measure of fiscal discipline.
The catchy and no doubt memorable phrase coined by Pimco boss Bill Gross amid the financial crisis is rapidly disappearing from Wall Street’s lexicon—and probably Davos' as well.
While Europe struggles with its sovereign debt crisis, the U.S. is running up enormous budget deficits of its own. Which is in worse financial shape.
As demand for technology rises in the larger emerging markets, U.S.-based companies will find both more opportunities and competition for their products overseas.
Stocks are seeing some of their loftiest gains deflate, and that could continue as investors weigh dozens of major earnings reports and a fresh series of economic news in the week ahead.
Swiss policymakers will hold an emergency meeting with key business groups, labor unions and representatives from the machinery, tourism and pharmaceutical sectors to discuss the Swiss franc's damaging impact on the Alpine country's economy Friday.
Less than a month after bailing out Ireland, and after a holiday lull in the markets that may have looked mistakenly like calming, the European Union is again struggling to persuade investors that it has the cash and the will to address the root cause of its travails. The New York Times reports.
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.
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.
On Saturday, Estonia completes its trip from Soviet republic to full-fledged member of the euro zone, reports the New York Times.
Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche said it would appeal a decision by the US Food and Drug Administration to remove the approval for the drug’s indication for metastatic breast cancer, but analysts doubt the appeal would be successful.
Banking giant UBS launched a dress code for its retail client-facing employees in Switzerland, reminding them to button up.
Chemical giant Transammonia is ending all ties with Iran following a CNBC investigation into its business dealings there.
The euro once meant flush banks and easy credit, but these days it has laid bare a cold reality: Portugal shares the high wages and prices of richer northern European neighbors, but not their competitiveness, reports the New York Times.
Swiss bank UBS says customers may withdraw 15-40 billion Swiss francs ($15-41 billion) because of revised tax treaties between Switzerland and other European countries.
When interest rates soared last week on Irish government bonds, it served as a warning to other indebted nations of how difficult it could be to roll back decades of public sector largess. The New York Times reports.
Covered bonds, a financing tool that has been popular in Europe since the 18th century, are winning converts here as a new way to finance residential and commercial mortgages, reports the New York Times.
Fast-growing nations like Thailand are trying to devalue their exchange rates to bolster their export-driven economies, reports the New York Times.