MSCI welcomes easing of China investor controls, raises liquidity concerns HONG KONG, Feb 6- Index provider MSCI Inc said on Friday it welcomed China's move to liberalise a major cross-border investment scheme, but that the country's handling of a summer stock sell-off raised concern over the liquidity of its markets. The announcement was the first formal update from the New York- headquartered firm after it said in June it would not...
| By: Michelle Price
Brazil states may be tempted to follow Eletrobras on privatization SAO PAULO, Feb 5- Cash-strapped Brazilian states, struggling with falling revenues during the worst recession in decades, may look to privatize power assets if state-controlled utility Eletrobras succeeds in selling distribution company Celg-D in March. "The whole question is if this move by the federal government could be echoed by the states; I think so," said...
| By: Luciano Costa
Fitch upgrades Ireland to 'A', hands government timely boost DUBLIN, Feb 5- Fitch raised Ireland's credit rating a notch to' A' on Friday, taking the unusual step of upgrading a country's debt in the middle of an election campaign, a move that could potentially hand the government parties a boost. Ireland's prime minister Enda Kenny called elections for Feb. 26 on Wednesday, kicking off campaigning for what promises to be a...
| By: Padraic Halpin
Futures Now: Crude lower after jobs report The Futures Now team discusses crude oil's 1 percent move lower, and whether the price will hold $30 after the jobs number, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, and Anthony Grisanti, GRZ Energy.
Netflix inspiring fashion world? CNBC's Phil Han reports on a move by luxury brand Burberry to provide their clothes immediately following its catwalk shows.
Ugh! Job growth is slowing now, too The U.S. economy created just 151,000 jobs in January amid multiple other signs that growth is slowing, though the unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent.
| By: Jeff Cox