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  • France passes reform bill: Reaction Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    France passes reform bill: Reaction

    The French government has passed an economic reform bill by decree. Christian Keller, economist at Barclays weighs in on the rare, but "good move."

  • A call for increased regulatory reform Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    A call for increased regulatory reform

    Did the U.S. undertake enough financial reform during the 2008 banking crisis? Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and political science at Berkeley University, says he's worried they didn't.

  • Stubbs: Will extend, if Greece commits to reforms Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Stubbs: Will extend, if Greece commits to reforms

    Discussing the Greek debt negotiations, Alexander Stubbs, Prime Minister of Finland, says that it's clear that for the euro zone it was "18 to 1", saying that they are willing to extend the program, but Greece must commit to the structural reforms.

  • ECB's QE: When will the economic benefits show? Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    ECB's QE: When will the economic benefits show?

    When will the European Central Bank's bond-buying scheme benefit the European economy? Jim Russell, portfolio manager at Bahl & Gaynor, says it won't have benefits until late 2015

  • Cooperation in Washington DOA? Not so fast Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:36 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) listens to President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Many pundits have written off cooperation between Obama and the GOP-controlled Congress. But not so fast, says Scott Paul.

  • Washington has ZERO credibility: Bill Ehrman Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:28 PM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) listens to President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Recent moves by the Swiss and Chinese are about one thing: credibility. Washington, on the other hand, has zero credibility, says hedge-fund manager Bill Ehrman.

  • What's behind weak China housing, lending data? Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 9:11 PM ET
    What's behind weak China housing, lending data?

    Tim Condon, Head of Research, Asia of ING Financial Markets, says November's rate cut will soon begin to bear fruit for mortgage lending.

  • Cyprus: Out of the danger zone? Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    Cyprus: Out of the danger zone?

    Panicos Demetriades, former Cyprus central bank governor and professor of financial economics at the University of Leicester, discusses the country's economy and its reform plans, ahead of the first ECB meeting of 2015.

  • Here's the key to global growth: Treasury official Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    Global network

    As the global coalition for growth expands, it's important that each new addition adds value and has a clearly defined role, says this Treasury official.

  • Italian reforms: A step in the right direction? Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    Italian reforms: A step in the right direction?

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's labour reforms are a "step in the right direction", according to Anatoli Annenkov, senior European economist at Societe Generale, who argues that much more is needed, nevertheless.

  • QE isn't the answer for Europe Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    Sovereign QE isn't the answer for Europe

    Continued reform and measures to encourage banks to lend in Europe would be better than outright sovereign quantitative easing says Paras Anand, head of European equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment.

  • ECB will fulfil its mandate: France's Macron Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    ECB will fulfil its mandate: France's Macron

    The European Central Bank will fulfil its mandate in the next weeks, says Emmanuel Macron, French economy minister, adding that France will put forth further reforms to parliament.

  • A bid by China to rein in its "shadow banking" activity is producing results, thanks to slowing economic growth and tighter regulation.

  • Banker pay must stop encouraging misconduct: Carney Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:31 AM ET
    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, at the bank's quarterly inflation report news conference in London, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

    Repeated scandals at banks' trading desks show the sector's compensation must be regulated to stop encouraging misconduct, BOE Gov. Mark Carney said.

  • Lloyds bank to cut 9,000 jobs: Sources Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:24 AM ET

    Lloyds will next week announce plans to cut 9,000 jobs over the next three years, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • Treasury takes a big step to fight dirty money Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    Treasury is proposing a new regulation to make the financial system more transparent, says Undersecretary David Cohen.

  • Wall Street elite call for trading fee changes Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:04 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    Key Wall Street executives called for reform to some trading fees that could be causing market distortions and increased use of dark pools.

  • Goldman mortgage deal could reach $1.25B: Source Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    The FHFA filed 18 lawsuits against Goldman and other banks in 2011 over about $200 billion in mortgage-backed securities that later went sour.

  • Abe shoots 'third arrow': What it entails Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 5:00 AM ET
    Abe shoots 'third arrow': What it entails

    Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International, comments on Shinzo Abe's new measures and says their benefits won't be felt until next year at the earliest.

  • Bank regulators have gone too far: Dick Bove Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    Dick Bove

    There is something seriously wrong with bank regulation and litigation in the US today, says bank analyst Dick Bove.