CNBC's Wilfred Frost reports the latest of European banks stress test results. The "Fast Money" traders weigh in. » Read More
Gold hit a near three-week high on Friday after much slower-than-expected U.S. economic growth weighed on the dollar.
The "Fast Money Halftime Report" joined by CNBC's Wilfred Frost discuss the health and stability of European banks.
Gildas Surry, senior analyst at Axiom Alternative Investments, says there could be an issue of contagion in both Italy’s and Europe's financial markets.
When discussing the upcoming ECB stress tests, BNP Paribas CFO, Lars Machenil says the bank has a diversified approach which makes it resilient to many turbulences.
How bad will the ECB stress tests be for Italian banks? Gildas Surry, senior analyst at Axiom Alternative Investments, discusses which lenders will be in the spotlight.
Citi has forecast a “gradual shift towards helicopter money” by advanced economies, as countries struggle to boost growth and inflation in uncertain geopolitical climes.
William Hobbs, head of investment strategy UK and Europe at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, says there’s a lot that needs to be done for Italy’s banks, and recapitalization won’t completely fix that.
Santander CFO José García Cantera discusses the current state of non-performing loans, the European Central Bank’s stress tests and the overall state of Europe’s banks.
Post-Brexit, central banks around the world have come up with suggestions of even more stimulus policies, says The Pain Report's Jonathan Pain.
Vasileios Gkionakis, global head of FX strategy at UniCredit Research, talks about the possibility of central banks introducing 'helicopter money'.
Asia markets traded mixed on Monday, as traders eye key central bank meetings in the U.S. and Japan due later in the week.
Security threats hanging over Europe are another instance where the Fed and the ECB have to deploy policy instruments in the months ahead.
Bank of Singapore's Richard Jerram says Italian banks are a particularly concern of the EU stress test because of the lack of a clear solution.
The dollar index also hit its highest level since March.
Gold fell as investors cashed in profits following a gain in the previous session.
Asia markets fell on Friday, with Nintendo and McDonald's Holdings losing steam despite the highly popular "Pokemon Go" finally launching in Japan.
Cicero Group's Andrew Naylor says it's still too early to determine the long-term repercussions of Brexit which will play out over the next two years.
Credit Suisse's Bob Parker says Italian banks account for 360 billion to 400 billion euros of the euro zone's 1 trillion euros-worth of non-performing loads.
The ECB showed its maintaining a pragmatic approach and could even consider public intervention, says JPMorgan Asset Management's Nicholas Wilcox.
Industrial bellwether General Electric reports earnings Friday morning, as market focus turns to the Fed.