Markets could be in for macro overload in the week ahead with central bankers, Friday's jobs report and OPEC dominating the headlines.» Read More
The European Central Bank looks set to keep its benchmark interest rate stable at 1.25 percent at its June 9 meeting, analysts told CNBC.com. Policymakers will remain "strongly vigilant" on inflation and global growth concerns, meaning that a rate rise in July looks likely.
What is one to make of recent economic data, particularly in the advanced countries? Is the world economy slowing? If so, should policy do anything about it and, if so, what might the alternatives be? The FT reports.
Talk about a possible default by Greece has caused some concern for SAP in Central and Eastern Europe but it is not changing the company's plans, Manfred Joseph, managing director at SAP CEE, told CNBC.com.
There was no guidance on the end of the second round of quantitative easing or QE2 and no guidance on the chance of QE3, but Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday confirmed market expectations that the United States' borrowing costs will remain low for the foreseeable future.
Looking for a currency trade? Prepare to listen for clues expressed in central banker-speak on Wednesday.
A new government is in place in Portugal, tasked with tackling the problems facing one of the sick men of Europe. Unfortunately, new faces in government do not in any way change the problems being faced by a country, according to one analyst.
Soft restructuring is only a temporary measure, and a German-led plan to convince private investors to voluntarily extend maturities on Greek debt will not prevent a default, analysts told CNBC.com.
Despite weak economic data a double dip recession is unlikely and investors should favor stocks over bonds, according to Chris Watling, the CEO of Longview Economics in London.
German banks, Spanish farmers, Greek debt - what should Germany finance next? Answer: None of the above. End of discourse, writes CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa.
As euro zone politicians scramble to bring Greek public finances back under control, the question of how much the European Central Bank will lose if they fail to avert a default has taken on greater importance, reported the FT.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke weighs in on the economy Tuesday, and he is expected to acknowledge the recent slowdown but may withhold a view on the duration.
This week will be chockablock with central bank meetings. Here's how to trade them.
The dollar is down again, the euro is twitching, and an election in Peru is casting a shadow — time for your Monday FX Fix.
Whether we like it or not, whether we're the German or French tax payer who has to foot the bill or the Greek, Spanish or Irish citizen who feels the pain of austerity in his or her respective purse – there is no choice!
"There's a big debate about whether what we're seeing right now is the beginning of a sustained slowdown or just (the effect of) short-term factors," says one chief economist.
Web-only advice and information for currency traders, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.
The dollar gets crushed on a weak jobs report. A look at the currency trade, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. Also, cold cash and hot commodities. And is now the time to sell gold, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter.
Andrew Lilco at the Telegraph lays out the likely events of what happens in the event of a Greek default.
The Greek people's reaction to the implemented austerity measures should not be ignored, warned Alastair Newton, managing director and senior political analyst at Nomura.
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