As the European debt crisis roils the markets, American traders who once awoke at dawn are now rising in the dead of night to gain an edge when business begins in London, Paris and Frankfurt, the New York Times reports.
The latest response to the euro crisis sparks a debate over how far governments must bend to the power of markets, The New York Times reports.
In the fiscal accord, the nations that use the euro essentially agreed to go back to Plan A — that is, the principles and rules with which they created their common currency two decades ago.
There was a little progress to celebrate in Europe but that doesn't mean the end of volatility, says Hank Smith, chief investment officer, Haverford Investments. With Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN.
The surveillance images show Dominique Strauss-Kahn striding from an elevator at the Sofitel New York and also captured on tape, some curious images: two hotel workers appear to share a brief celebratory embrace and dance, the New York Times reports.
Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin on Thursday accused Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton of instigating protests over the results of Russia’s parliamentary elections by baselessly criticizing the vote as “dishonest and unfair” and he warned that Russia needed to protect against “interference” by foreign governments in its internal affairs.
Russian voters streamed to the polls on Sunday in a parliamentary election that has shaped up as a referendum on the governing party and Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin as he prepares to return to the presidency next year, reports the New York Times.
Europe's sovereign-debt crisis, which has dragged on for more than two years, is entering a pivotal week, as leaders across the continent converge to prevent a collapse of the euro and a financial panic from spreading.
The International Monetary Fund may be asked to assist further as leaders of the 17 European Union nations that use the euro prepare for a summit next week, reports the New York Times.
Bulgaria still wants to join the euro zone despite recent predictions that the single currency will collapse, but does not agree with a single tax rate in the currency area, Traicho Traikov, minister of economy for Bulgaria, told CNBC on Thursday.
A move announced by central bankers on Wednesday to contain the European debt crisis resulted in euphoria in global stock markets, but it also prompted skeptics to wonder: will this time be different? The New York Times reports.
In a stern pronouncement, Moody’s Investors Service this week warned of rising prospects for multiple defaults by countries in the euro zone and credit rating downgrades of nations across Europe if leaders should fail to resolve the spreading debt crisis. The NYT reports.
About $200 million in customer money that vanished from MF Global is believed to have surfaced at JPMorgan Chase in Britain, according to people briefed on the matter. The New York Times reports.
Hungary's economy ministry says a downgrade to junk status of the country's credit rating by Moody's has no real basis and is part of a series of "financial attacks" against the country.
As the European debt crisis threatens to engulf even France along with Italy and Spain, Bernard Connolly's longstanding proposition that a common currency for the region would end in ruin is getting a wider hearing.
Bank of England goes downbeat, and Eastern European currencies get punished - it's time for your FX Fix.
Support for democracy and free markets has fallen in Central and Eastern Europe as a result of the severe crisis the new European Union members went through, a report by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) showed on Tuesday.
As the bets that European banks made on United States mortgage investments went bust a few years ago, bankers piled into what they saw as a safe refuge: bonds issued by countries in Europe’s seemingly ironclad monetary union. The NYT reports.
Europe’s banking sector is ready for a shake-up as its largest financial institutions try to slim down their operations in response to the sovereign debt crisis. The NY Times repeorts.
The euro zone's problems are spilling over to its eastern neighbors, this strategist says.