Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst, Nomura says that the polls are close ahead of Israel's elections next month and that there's a risk that Tel Aviv could cut off tax revenue from Palestine.
Mike Crofton, President & CEO, Philadelphia Trust Company says that Techs are a great place to be next year as the "cloud" phenomenon gets bigger.
Spain is likely to remain in deep recession until the end of next year, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as optimism grows that U.S. lawmakers will finalize a deal to solve the "fiscal cliff" before Christmas.
Erwin Grandinger, political analyst at the EPM Financial Services Group in Berlin, tells CNBC that German MPs are engaged in a petty argument when the next Greek bailout tranche should be received.
Bankia’s subordinated debt and hybrid securities holders will face large losses on their investments as part of a restructuring demanded by Brussels in return for eurozone aid. The FT reports.
Peter Boockvar, Equity Strategist & Portfolio Manager, Miller Tabak & Company believes that any deal on the "fiscal cliff" will be negative for the U.S. economy.
Financial markets react negatively to three dangerous games of chicken being played out around the globe.
Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, tells CNBC it will be critical to see whether and overhauld of Spanish banks boosts or further stifles economic growth.
Aid to Spain eases that country's pain but Greek drama still weighs on the euro — it's time for your FX Fix.
New Year is a time for reflection. So let’s start now and revisit the question: What is the point of the euro?
The European Commission gave the go ahead for Spain to overhaul its stricken nationalized banks on Wednesday and opened the door for nearly 40 billion euros in euro zone aid to be disbursed, offering hope for an end to Spain's banking crisis.
Even as markets have been focused on a potential bailout for Spain, analysts say Italy, which is heading for a protracted recession, may also need aid in 2013.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including growing concern U.S. lawmakers are failing to make headway in budget talks.
The number of people out of work in France soared again in October to hit its highest level in 14-and-a-half years, piling pressure on Socialist President Francois Hollande who has promised to halt the relentless rise by the end of 2013.
Junior debt holders in Spain's Bankia could lose as little as 10 percent of the face value of their investment as a condition for the nationalized lender to receive European aid, a source involved in the talks said.
For a few hedge funds, Greek debt is turning into one of the trades of the year.
Beat Wittmann, CEO and Partner at independent investment-management group, Dynapartners says that the U.S. needs some form of tax reform and that Congress will eventually meet a deal on the "fiscal cliff."
Colin Chapman, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Stratfor, discusses geopolitical risks in 2013 including the upcoming elections in Japan and South Korea.
Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, says that there's a lot of opportunity in Asian stocks, especially over the longer term.