NEW YORK, Feb 8- U.S. bank stocks and bonds took a pounding on Monday as recession fears compounded concern about their exposure to the energy sector and expectations that global interest rates are unlikely to rise quickly. I think that's what financials are reflecting- that their net interest margins are going to be further compressed under collapsing bond...» Read More
Fears that struggling euro zone country Slovenia are closer to asking for an international bailout re-emerged this week with lawmakers warning that the country might soon not be able to fund itself.
Italy and Spain have launched landmark new debt-raising initiatives on Wednesday, capitalizing on market demand.
Goldman Sachs caused a rally in U.K. homebuilders on Wednesday with an ultra-bullish analysis of the country's resurgent housing market.
ECB Executive Board Member Joerg Asmussen expressed confidence in the U.S. government, but warned that in Europe, depositors could still be tapped if a bank failed in the future.
European companies and their investors have been pinning hopes on growth in the U.S. and Asia to offset weak growth at home — but strategists have told CNBC that stock-pickers should be very careful to avoid big third-quarter disappointments.
Five years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, families in major countries around the world are still too spooked to take chances with their money.
An Italian Senate committee on Friday recommended that Silvio Berlusconi be expelled from the Senate following his conviction for tax fraud in August.
European Union lawmakers have thrown out cuts made to the 2014 budget for the 28-country bloc, further inflaming tensions over the long-running spending battle.
Ireland is set to enact the most fundamental change to any bailed-out country’s political system since the euro zone credit crisis began.
Euro zone unemployment numbers point to a tepid regional recovery, analysts said on Tuesday, after official data showed unemployment levels remained unchanged in August.
Manufacturing output in the euro zone fell in September, signalling that the region could not be recovering as well as expected.
Russia needs to drop its consumption-led growth model behind if it wants its economy to grow, the global chief executive of Russian investment business VTB Capital, told CNBC.
Trouble at the top in Italy is not confined to its politicians.
Just as you thought the crisis in Europe was over and markets seem to be enjoying confidence and stability, along comes another curve ball.
Greece's lenders called a temporary halt to their latest mission, saying they had made good progress and expected to resume talks soon.
The Fed could start reducing its asset purchases this year based on economic forecasts but the decision could be pushed into next year, a top Fed official said on Friday.
The Bank of England could get new advisory powers to intervene in Britain's Help to Buy scheme, if there are signs it is creating a housing bubble.
The wage gap between developed and emerging economies is set to shrink significantly, according to new research, and could lead to a major shift in where firms put their manufacturing base.
Britain is mounting a legal challenge against the European Union's cap on bankers' bonuses, the country's Treasury told CNBC on Wednesday.
Investors confident in Europe's upturn should consider purchasing bonds from the region's struggling peripheral countries, euro zone analysts said.