Eurozone break-up fears hit two-year high – business live


Rolling economic and financial news, as a new survey finds that investors are more concerned about Greece leaving the eurozoneBank of England’s Carney and Habgood at TSCLatest: Greek reform bills could be delayedSentix: 38% of investors see eurozone break-up this yearGrexit fears highest since autumn 2012Stunning German retail sales figures Continue reading... Business | The Guardian Read more [...]

Increased Fears About Environment, but Little Change in Consumer Behavior, According to New National Geographic/GlobeScan Study


WASHINGTON (Sept. 26, 2014)—A new global analysis released today by the National Geographic Society and GlobeScan finds that concern about environmental problems has increased in most countries surveyed, and that more people now expect global warming will negatively affect them during their lifetime than in 2012. Despite this, National Geographic’s Greendex, a comprehensive measure of consumer behavior in 65 areas related to housing, transportation, food and consumer goods, shows that sustainable Read more [...]

BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey Investors Turning to Cash as Geopolitics and Interest Rate Rise Fears Bite


Dateline City: NEW YORK Europe Bears Brunt of Falling Sentiment but Emerging Markets Thrive Rising geo-political temperatures combined with the threat of rising U.S. interest rates have led global investors to scale back risk and take cash levels to two-year highs, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for August. Read more [...]

Asia tour: Obama heads for Seoul amid nuclear test fears


US President Barack Obama is due in Seoul, shortly for a visit that comes amid concern that North Korea may be planning a fourth nuclear test. Mr Obama, who arrives from Japan on the second stop of his Asian tour, will hold talks with South Korean leader Park Geun-hye. Their talks are set to focus on North Korea, following reports of activity at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site. Mr Obama is also expected to express grief over last week's ferry disaster. More than 300 people were killed or remain Read more [...]

School stabbing in Pennsylvania renews fears


Sophomore Alex Hribal, 16, is charged as an adult with four counts of attempted homicide in the attack in Murrysville. At least two adults and 19 students are wounded. MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — The hallways were buzzing with pupils arriving for classes at Franklin Regional Senior High School when screams, shouts and the thunder of running feet broke the morning routine. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

Dublin house price boom sparks fears over asset bubble


Irish capital's rich postcode areas see 22% increase in property prices while costs outside the capital remain stagnantThe Irish capital is at the centre of a new house price boom, according to a survey this week that named Dublin as the world's fifth fastest rising property market, and raised concerns over a new asset bubble in the republic.The banks of the River Liffey are hosting a resurgent property market that is exceeded only by Jakarta, Auckland, Bali and Christchurch, said estate agency Knight Read more [...]

BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey Finds Fears Growing Over China, but Europe and U.S. Holding Firm


Dateline City: NEW YORK Investors Increase Cash Positions and Scale Back GEM Equity Exposure Growing fears of a hard landing for China’s economy have further marginalized emerging market equities. But investors have sent a clear signal that sentiment toward developed world equities remains strong, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for February. A growing proportion of investors – 46 percent in February – say that a China hard landing and commodity Read more [...]