Germany is trying to play both ends against the middle, says Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates, sharing his thoughts on Greece and Germany's relationship with the rest of Europe.» Read More
George Davis, chief technical analyst at RBC Capital Markets, weighs in on the euro's slide on more dire news out of Europe.
European shares close solidly higher as Wall Street rallies. European commodity stocks are boosted by Alcoa's outlook. The ECB meets Thursday: the Euro zone enters recessionary territory. Fitch says it doesn't foresee cutting France's AAA rating this year. Fitch also says countries under review, like Italy and Spain, could be cut one or two notches. Germany's Merkel and the IMF's LaGarde are slated to meet today in Berlin. Philips says European weakness will hurt its Q4 profits. The Bank of France says the
The euro lifts, the French and German leaders meet, and the Swiss go shopping - it's time for your FX Fix.
There is a 'low probability' that the euro zone will break up because the costs to debtors and creditors are just too large, Philip Poole, Global Head of Macro and Investment Strategy at HSBC Global Asset Management told CNBC Monday.
Commercial banks' overnight deposits at the European Central Bank hit a new record high of 464 billion euros, data showed on Monday, and traders said they could hit half a trillion euros by next week.
Crosscurrents from Europe, a gaggle of Fed speakers and the start of earnings season in the coming week will provide a critical test for markets in the new year.
Steve Weiss, Short Hills Capital, discusses the euro's first decline below $1.27 since September 2010, and Willie Williams, Societe General weighs in on the trade to make on the euro.
Creating a stronger currency union will take time, and the two leaders should concentrate on putting out the immediate fire first, by finding ways to boost growth, analysts told CNBC.com.
The downturn in the euro zone's vast private sector economy eased slightly towards the new year thanks to an upturn in Germany, although the region still looks firmly on course for recession, surveys showed on Wednesday.
The euro's having a good day for a change. Here's why, and how to trade the shift in mood.
In 2011 investors had a lot to worry about. The euro zone crisis, credit rating downgrades, slowing growth, crisis in North Africa and the tragic nuclear and natural disasters which hit Japan all led to a relentless 12 months of market volatility.
UK chief financial officers (CFOs) see the break - up of the European single currency as the greatest threat to their businesses in 2012, a survey from the accountancy firm Deloitte showed on Tuesday.
The euro has been getting slammed, and this strategist sees the tough times continuing - but not for too long.
The euro stays weak, the yen gets a lift, and Poland makes a move - it's time for your year-end FX Fix.
There was a wide-ranging change of the guard in Europe in 2011. In 2012, there could be an even bigger shift, with several key countries facing possible changes at the top.
Yield on the Italian 10-Year is up some 7% ahead of Thursday's bond auction, with CNBC's Melissa Lee, Bob Pisani & Carl Quintanilla.
The global markets. European stocks rise to a two-week high, although volume is extremely light heading into the holiday. Moody's keeps Austria's AAA rating with a stable outlook. Ten-year Italian bonds remain near 7 percent -- Italy will hold a series of bond auctions next week. Greece must decide whether it will take a 70- or 50-percent haircut. And a decision on European downgrades will come in January, according to S&P. With Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief global strategist, and Stephen Weiss, Short Hill Cap
U.S. futures are up the last trading day before Christmas and a day after the House agrees to accept Senate terms on the payroll tax cut. In Europe, the markets rally into the holidays. The euro is slightly up against the dollar.
What does 2012 hold for the world economy? Will it fall into a double dip recession? Will the euro zone take us all down with it? While acknowledging that predicting what will happen next year is a dangerous business, economist and founder of Strategy Economics Matthew Lynn decided to try anyway.
For the first time in our survey, not one newsmaker emerged a winner. See how President Obama, Bernanke, Brian Moynihan and others fared.