The more of a bank’s balance sheet is equity, the less room there is for deposits. So what is the “right” level, Moorad Choudhry asks.
Juergen Michels, chief euro zone economist at Citigroup, tells CNBC why signs of weakness in the area suggest the recession will worsen further.
The clouds hanging over European consumers and dampening spending show no sign of lifting, as consumer confidence in the region continues to be the lowest in the world.
Samsung sold more smartphones than Apple in the third quarter of 2012, as consumers postponed purchases in anticipation of the iPhone 5, new research showed on Tuesday, while Nokia slipped down the rankings to be overtaken by Blackberry maker Research in Motion.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks retreat from the previous day's gains.
Output from euro zone factories in September fell by the most since January 2009, dragged down by Germany's spluttering industry that is succumbing to the impact of three years of crisis.
Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, explains to CNBC the disagreement between the EU and the IMF over the best way to provide the next tranche of bailout funds for Greece.
As unpalatable as it seems to euro zone policymakers, a sizeable reduction in Greece’s debt load is necessary to make the country’s debt sustainable in the long-term, according to a new report from Goldman Sachs.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as new economic data shows the euro zone debt crisis is taking its toll on Europe's largest economy.
Justin Knight, head of European rate strategy at UBS, explains to CNBC the differences between the EU and the IMF in their considerations regarding a two-year extension of bailout funds for Greece.
The euro, which hit a two-month low against the dollar on Tuesday as hopes that Greece would receive essential aid soon, faces further losses as concern about Greece’s future grow, currency analysts warn.
Eurozone finance ministers last night postponed agreement on Greece’s long-delayed €31.3 billion aid payment for yet another week as divisions between the International Monetary Fund and EU creditors over how fast Athens must reduce its burgeoning debt levels burst into the open. The FT reports.
Greece's new austerity budget is a start, but this analyst says it's time to go big.
As the Euro group of finance ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday announced that a final aid decision for Greece is not possible prior to a full debt analysis, a former European Central Bank (ECB) official told CNBC that Europe needs to help Greece with more time and less debt.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as worries about Greece's debt problems were offset by strong trade data from China.
The number of Spanish families facing eviction is mounting at a dizzying pace, and when they can’t move in with relatives, they often take over empty homes, and there are plenty of them. The NYT reports.
Andrew Lilico, director and principal at Europe Economics, explains to CNBC why it might be in Britain's best interest to relinquish its ties to the European Union.
Euro zone leaders face a new round of brinkmanship over Greece’s €174bn bailout after international lenders failed to bridge differences on how to reduce Athens’ burgeoning debt levels, pushing the country perilously close to defaulting on a €5bn debt payment due next week. The FT reports.
The euro's sliding, but be careful how you trade it.
We should feel a mix of great sadness and heightened concern upon seeing the latest unemployment numbers out of Greece.