Spain was the first test of the euro zone's determination to impose tight discipline in its new fiscal regime, and it has failed, Juergen Stark, a former executive member of the European Central Bank's board, told CNBC on Friday.
Painful reforms are needed in the euro zone to contain the debt crisis and officials should not rely only on the European Central Bank's measures to boost liquidity to solve the issues, Juergen Stark, former member of the ECB's board, told CNBC.
European markets flashed a very clear warning signal today, which has left some investors to question if the ECB-inspired honeymoon is over.
The euro has been a Teflon currency lately, but this strategist says concerns are building.
Some nations around the globe are in considerably worse debt positions than others. Here are nations with the world's greatest debts.
When does a rising sovereign bond yield curve signify positive sentiment? When it’s at rock-bottom to start with. A steepening yield curve, as well as the rise in absolute yields, suggests that the market expects interest rates to be rising sooner than the 2015 date that the Fed has implied.
Now that the European Central Bank has tamped down disaster fears, a few currencies are poised to shine.
David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director at the International Monetary Fund doesn't see a third bailout for Greece and says the country is committed to the current program.
Mitt Romney sought to use the coveted endorsement of Jeb Bush on Wednesday to amplify his call for Republicans to rally behind his candidacy and get on with the mission of ousting President Obama. The NYT reports.
The dollar's had a nice run, but the strategists at Goldman Sachs say the tide is just about ready to turn.
As a scholar of the Great Depression, Ben Bernanke is focused on parallels between today and 1937, points out CNBC's Kelly Evans. CNBC's Larry Kudlow also weighs in.
CNBC's Steve Liesman shares highlights from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimonies before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
We've turned the corner. When I say “we,” I of course mean the world. And once again the economy that will have the greatest influence on world recovery is that of the United States. The unsubtle sign of US recovery is jobs growth, which we referred to last week and which has exceeded expectations.
Global equity valuations are very attractive compared to government bonds stocks and are currently relatively cheap, Stuart Reeve, Portfolio Manager at Blackrock Equities told CNBC.
The euro has been trading in a narrow range, and this strategist sees a dollar-trading opportunity when it budges.
Joe Lewis, founder of the Tavistock Group and one of the world's best known currency traders, says with regard to Greece, the recent agreement is just the end of the beginning. Austerity will not work and the euro, he believes, will move higher on the larger bailout fund.
A burden has been lifted off Greece's back, but the country will need to stick to its proposed reform to become a successful economy once again, Charles Dallara, managing director of the Institute of International Finance told CNBC.
How American got its mojo back. The U.S. dollar's incredible rally and how strong can the greenback get, with CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Money in Motion traders. And the dollar's gain is gold's pain. Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital, on why gold will glitter again.
Forget the U.S., E.U. and Japan. Look to Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region for stable sources of income.
During its 125th anniversary auction, Glenfiddich set a world record for the most expensive bottle of single malt whisky ever sold at auction; the 55-year-old Glenfiddich sold for $94,000.