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    The European Central Bank must act sooner rather than later in order to avoid a grave outcome for the euro area and possibly the euro itself, according to Credit Suisse Economist Yiagos Alexopoulos.

  • Thanks to the European debt crisis, we’re now in what the “Mad Money” host calls DEFCON three—two stages away from a huge financial collapse.

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    Stocks are likely to be more subdued Tuesday, taking their cue from the bond market and keeping a wary eye on Europe.

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    Here's how to keep your trading focus between the upcoming European government bond auctions and meetings.

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    The euro got a bit of a lift on talk of a new grand plan, but this strategist says it's an opportunity to sell the single currency against another.

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    Stocks staged a massive rally Monday after investors became convinced that the European debt crisis, once and for all, just might be fixed. Not convinced? Don't worry, you're not alone.

  • Will the Euro Survive?

    Alessio De Longis, OppenheimerFunds, discusses volatility in the currency markets and also answers to whether the euro will exist a year from now.

  • Why I Was Wrong on Banks: Bove

    Bank shares haven't improved with fundamentals, says Dick Bove, Rochdale Securities. "The American banks are getting these better than expected earnings results and part of that is Europe," he says.

  • Market Outlook

    Final thoughts on where the economy is headed, with James Rohr, PNC Financial Services Group chairman/CEO.

  • Bank of France governor Christian Noyer leaves the Elysee Palace after a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy about the financial crisis.

    Market chatter about a European recession is increasing but Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France, told CNBC on Monday that despite an expected weak fourth quarter, the French and Italian economies are not as bad as it seems.

  • Euro Debt Crisis & U.S. Markets

    A look at the European market rally and discussing whether the ECB will announce the amount of debt they will buy, with Marchel Alexandrovich, Jefferies International and Maury Harris, UBS Investment Research.

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    After a week that saw stocks fall heavily and euro zone borrowing costs rise sharply, a report in the Italian press highlighted just how eager for some kind of action the market is.

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    There will be huge opportunities for investors over the next 16 to 20 months because markets will soon reach a "cathartic moment" as they head towards total dire straits, a chief economist told CNBC.

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    Guess where we'll be getting our cues from this week. From the bond markets and the politicians! Tadaaa! Fantastic! So something new to look for then! Unfortunately...not the case. Glancing at the agenda, the most important political event to be aware of is the Euro group meeting of Finance Ministers on Tuesday.

  •  No Sign That Europe Will Fall Back Into Recession: ECB's Noyer

    Christian Noyer, governor of the Banque de France, told CNBC, " I don't believe that at all, I see nothing in the fundamentals of France that would warrant a significant change in the external assessment of its economy."

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    The funding hole for European banks is deepening following a sharp fall in bond issuance this year as market turmoil leads to a region-wide credit crunch, the Financial Times reports.

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    The stories that may well materialize in the next few weeks will be more heavily influenced by what happens this week to Europe's latest yield curve inversion, core bond rates, and policy announcements.

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    Shoppers may put traders in the mood to buy. Plus, retail sales, auto sales and the jobs report in the week ahead.

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    With talk of a possible euro zone breakup on the rise, here's way to value some possible outcomes.

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    The lamps of liquidity are going out all across Europe.