Weighing the Chance of Japanese Growth Turning Positive

Investors await data from Japan ranging from industrial production, household spending and employment, which paint a mixed-to-negative picture of the Japanese economy. The data comes as investors await an announcement from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on a likely delay to increasing the nation’s sales tax, and a possible package of additional fiscal spending. Abe had earlier warned of the risk of a global economic crisis which showed an economy potentially veering into a crisis on the scale of the 2008 Lehman Brothers collapse. Credit Suisse Senior Advisor Bob Parker discusses with Bloomberg's Nejra Cehic in London and Manus Cranny in Dubai on "Countdown."

European Stocks Gain on Boost From Earnings
55:16 - European stocks returned to gains for the first time in four days as the Stoxx 600 rose 0.64 percent. Bloomberg's Mark Barton breaks down the day's trading on "Bloomberg Markets: European Close." (Source: Bloomberg)
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