Articles by Shankar besta
China Construction

European Debt Concerns Weigh on China’s FDI

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into China continued to fall for the fifth consecutive month in March, as concerns over European sovereign debt crisis curbed investments by companies in the world’s second largest economy.
German Economy Minister Roesler and Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a session of the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin

More Signs of Germany Avoiding Recession

The business sentiment survey in Germany Thursday strengthened expectations that Europe's largest economy is on its way to avoid a contraction in the first quarter this year, easing concerns over country slipping back into recession.

Will Moody?s Downgrade US ?AAA? Rating?

Following Fitch?s affirmation of ?AAA? rating to U.S. debt, which was in sharp contrast to S&P?s downgrade, the focus now turns to whether Moody?s will retain top rating for the US.
One kilogram gold bars are seen in this picture illustration

Gold Likely to Hit New Highs This Year

The continuing sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone and S&P?s downgrade of the U.S. credit rating have increased the safe haven demand for gold and the prices have reached new highs. But investors remain skeptical whether there could be further rally in the price.
A trader working in the crude oil and natural gas options pits on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange in New York

After U.S. Downgrade, Who?s Next?

Following a surprise U.S. debt rating downgrade by S&P?s last Friday, now attention turns to other AAA-rated countries, which are at the risk of similar downgrade.
A Canadian five-dollar bill is seen in a posed photograph in Montreal.

Will Canada Intervene To Stem CAD Strength?

Following Japanese and Swiss authorities? intervention in the currency markets to weaken the sharp appreciation in their domestic currencies, now the market focus turns to Canada, where the Bank of Canada (BoC) expressed concerns over the persistent strength of Canadian dollar (CAD).