U.S., Europe May Take Economic Action

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/158405549/158405528" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

There's apparently a feeling that the U.S. and Europe are poised to make moves that will help the global economy. Investors are betting the Federal Reserve will launch new stimulus action. They're also betting some decisive action will be taken soon to reign in the fiscal crisis in Europe.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with markets rather optimistic.

Stock market averages in Asia closed higher today for the third day in a row. There's apparently a feeling that the U.S. and Europe are poised to make moves that will help the global economy. Investors are betting that the Federal Reserve will launch new stimulus action. And they're also betting that some decisive action will be taken soon to reign in the fiscal crisis in Europe.

Tomorrow, markets will focus on China. That country is due to release some key figures, including industrial output and inflation.

Copyright © 2012 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.