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Bundesbank's Nagel: There is strength in the German economy
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German central bank losses soar, wiping out risk provisions

Joachim Nagel, president of Deutsche Bundesbank, during the central bank’s “Annual Report 2023” news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024.  Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Losses incurred by the German central bank rocketed into the tens of billions in 2023 due to higher interest rates, requiring it to draw on the...

'I don't think we're facing the next GFC,' UBS U.S. chief economist says
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Next global financial crisis is not ahead: UBS U.S. chief economist

Despite indicators like U.S. credit card debt pointing toward financial and economic pressures, another global financial crash is not imminent, UBS chief U.S. economist Jonathan Pingle believes. U.S. credit card debt soared to $1.08 trillion in the third quarter of 2023, data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York showed earlier this month. This...

The year ahead 'certainly presents incredible alpha opportunities,' says Harvey Schwartz
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Carlyle’s Harvey Schwartz: ‘Incredible alpha opportunities’ ahead

Several of Wall Street’s biggest names convened in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for the kingdom’s annual Future Investment Initiative, during which they weighed in on risks and opportunities for investors and the global economy. Bankers speaking on panel discussions notably stressed headwinds — particularly in the short term — from multiple wars, an economic slowdown and...