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  • Recession 'Three Months' Away: Manager Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 3:42 AM ET
    Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    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.

  • Countdown to Recession: Three Months? Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 2:00 AM ET
    Countdown to Recession: Three Months?

    "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.

  • Options Action: Utilities Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 5:34 PM ET
    Options Action: Utilities

    Putting utilities to good use, with Scott Nations, NationShares.

  • When Should you Short Euro? Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 5:33 PM ET
    When Should you Short Euro?

    Todd Gordon, Aspen Trading, explains why the euro is a sell longer-term. "Sell the euro higher," he tells the Fast Money traders.

  • Specter of Second Recession Looms in West Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:21 AM ET

    After the turbulence of the summer, there has been plenty of speculation about whether Western economies may suffer a double dip into recession after recovering from the downturn of 2008-09.

  • Yen Stays Strong, Swiss Franc Falters Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 8:07 AM ET

    The Swiss franc slumps, the yen powers on, and George Soros has some suggestions - time for your FX Fix.

  • Money Match Up: U.S. Dollar Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 5:30 PM ET
    Money Match Up: U.S. Dollar

    Discussing Italy's new austerity plan, and whether there is a double-dip to dunk the dollar, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders.

  • Lack of Clarity Fueling Euro Debt Crisis Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 4:30 PM ET
    Lack of Clarity Fueling Euro Debt Crisis

    "The problems in the European markets are based on a lack of clarity and a lack of a long term solution," Gemma Godfrey, head of research at Credo Capital told CNBC. "Things are getting a lot worse......the ECB is using debt to solve a problem of debt," she added.

  • Whack-a-Mole Time in the Currency Markets Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 3:45 PM ET
    gavel and money

    European leaders are scurrying from one crisis to the next, and it doesn't bode well for the euro, this strategist says.

  • Swiss Franc Sags, Dollar Slips Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 8:02 AM ET

    Tough talk from the Swiss works on the franc and debt worries dog the euro — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Commentary: Bailout Upon Bailout, Blah Blah Blah Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 7:44 AM ET
    British-born actor Elizabeth Taylor in costume as the Egyptian queen Cleopatra, for the film, 'Cleopatra,' directed by Joseph Mankiewicz, 1963.

    It’s all getting a bit Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in the euro zone recently. The European Union seems to think that if it’s worth doing in the first place, its worth fighting for

  • Unemployed men queuing for coffee and bread at a soup kitchen run by the Bahai Fellowship at 203 East 9th Street, New York, circa 1930.

    As the European markets were braced for another turbulent day, one analyst at Citi warned that a decade of economic slowdown could follow if Italy and Spain default on their debt repayments.

  • Short-Selling Ban Will Not Deter Bears: Analysts Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 2:05 AM ET

    A 15-day short selling ban , which will be implemented on Friday morning across several European countries, has attracted opprobrium from market participants, who see the restrictions as a superficial move that will do little to solve the underlying problems of the euro zone and stop  market turbulence.

  • France's Financial Dance    Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 12:38 AM ET

    French minister says broader GDP and deficit-cut targets remain, with CNBC's Ross Westgate.

  • Labor Market Reforms Key for Italy? Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 12:21 AM ET
    Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy

    High labor taxes and low visibility on economic growth and business climate are just some of the reasons that are keeping Italian businesses from offering jobs, especially long term contracts.

  • Time for a European Bond: UK Finance Minister Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 11:22 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    U.K. finance minister George Osborne has called upon his euro zone peers to do whatever it takes to ensure stability, indicating the British government would back a so-called euro bond to avoid a disastrous break up of the euro.

  • What the Sovereign Debt Selloff Really Means Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 10:56 AM ET

    There's a currency worry behind all the selling of Italian and Spanish bonds, this economist says.

  • Getting the U.S. Back on Track Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 10:06 AM ET
    Getting the U.S. Back on Track

    Insight on how strong the U.S. banking system is, with William Isaac, former FDIC chairman.

  • One-Off Tax for Wealthy Italians to Reduce Debt Burden? Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 8:17 AM ET
    Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy

    Italy has one of the highest savings rates in the OECD and holds considerable household wealth. In fact, the country's household wealth is five times as high as the country's gross domestic product (GDP). None of this appears to add up with the country's miserable public finances.

  • Societe General Stirs Markets Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 7:02 AM ET
    Societe General Stirs Markets

    CNBC's Ross Westgate has the story on the concerns surrounding SocGen's stock as well as other European banks.