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The “Euro bond” solution to the euro zone’s sovereign debt problems appears to be an idea whose time has come, Moorad Choudhry writes.
A viewer tweeted me last week (@louisabojesen) saying "Don't phone lines exist between Berlin and Paris? Why was the face-to-face meeting necessary between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel?"
With no fresh U.S. economic data to rattle markets Friday, traders are bracing for another ill wind from Europe.
Like a cyclone, speculation that Europe's banks are beginning to suffer from exposure to the sovereign debt crisis ripped across global markets, taking bank shares and other stocks lower.
Even as France and Germany were proposing new euro zone reforms, Finland was inking its own deal with Greece. Now others want in.
Ray Dalio "correctly points out that the Europeans did not use the short ban to raise, they didn't do anything [Timothy] Geithner did," Jim Cramer said. "So we have these banks, you don't really know what they own because there's absolutely very little clarity, and they don't have enough capital."
Consumers drive the American economy. However, as of late, they feel less like drivers and more like passengers on a runaway train. As the train barrels dangerously down the tracks, here are the five questions U.S. consumers should consider.
CNBC's David Faber and Mad Money host Jim Cramer discuss Ray Dalio.
The euro zone is stressing and central bankers are talking - it's time for your FX Fix.
The debate over whether a tax should be imposed on financial transactions continued Thursday morning as markets around Europe sank again.
As stock markets in Europe faltered Wednesday after Tuesday's meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy failed to reassure, some investors told CNBC that they are starting to become bullish after recent market falls.
The “Mad Money” host explains why Europe’s problems trump good news out of the US.
Cramer breaks down the weak economic data from Europe that rekindled fears of a global slowdown.
The Swiss franc is sliding on worries it will be pegged to the euro. But whether a peg is really feasible is unclear.
Euro zone countries pledged in July to obtain parliamentary approval for key Stability Fund powers. It's taking a dangerously long time for the markets.
German growth disappoints, British inflation rolls on, and Sarkozy and Merkel are set to meet - time for your FX Fix.
The euro's prospects right now aren't bad, but the longer term outlook is a lot less rosy, this strategist says.
European shares drop ahead of the Merkel-Sarkozy meeting Tuesday, with CNBC's Ross Westgate.
The next recession could happen within a quarter of a year, one fund manager told CNBC Tuesday, as weak German economic growth figures were announced.
"What we see is a soft patch and double dip recession risk three months down the line," Beat Wittmann, CEO of Dynapartners, told CNBC. "The markets are discounting this soft patch, but it could get worse¿ depending on political decisions and whether companies are investing into expansion and whether consumers are spending," he said.