Global Markets 2011 - Special Report

Guy Johnson

Anchor, European Closing Bell, CNBC

Guy Johnson co-anchors " European Closing Bell," CNBC’s dynamic wrap-up to the trading day, with in-depth coverage of the day's market action and expert analysis from the major players in the European business and financial world. Johnson also hosts " Europe This Week," with all the key news and interviews from the last five trading days.

Johnson has worked for CNBC for more than 12 years and for the last three years has led the channel's coverage of Europe's sovereign debt crisis. He has travelled extensively to Athens, Dublin and Lisbon, plus a host of other locations throughout the region.

Johnson joined CNBC in 1999 with solid international journalistic experience behind him. Previously Johnson worked at ITN and on Channel 5's main news programmes, covering a wide range of stories from politics to business, to legal and social affairs. Prior to that Johnson worked in the Middle East, covering stories from the troubles on the West Bank to the economic recovery of Kuwait. He started his career in London as economics correspondent for Financial Times television.

He is a regular contributor to City AM and does daily interviews with LBC radio.


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    Negotiators remain divided, however, on the issue of what will happen to the remaining 50 percent of the current outstanding 205 billion euros ($284.9 billion) of debt load.

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    Europe has too many broken banks and the time has come to fix them. With Dexia's problems laid bare, it must now be apparent to even the most myopic politician that the European Banking Authority's 2011 stress tests were a complete failure, writes CNBC's Guy Johnson.

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    So far the Greeks' implementation has been anything but impeccable. The end will probably come towards the end of the year, writes CNBC's Guy Johnson.

  • Olli Rehn Speaks Out

    CNBC's Guy Johnson has the story on the EU Commissioner's comments on Europe's debt crisis.

  • European Central Bank

    The financial markets don't know which way to look. On either side of the Atlantic we have a debt disaster that would on its own be a recipe for short fingernails or worse. But despite Monday's headlines, it is Europe that presents the far greater risk to the global economy.

  • EU Leaders Meet, Now What?

    CNBC's Guy Johnson with the latest details on the EU meeting in Brussels.

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    Jean Claude Trichet says the European Central Bank wants to remain flexible. Let us hope his flock of hawks and doves means this, because the next few months are going to be a bumpy ride.

  • Interest rates

    It is all but certain that the ECB will raise rates this week. It has been itching to do so for some time. Now that the moment has arrived, what will the move actually mean for the euro zone and the global economy?

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    This was pegged as the summit to end all summits; the end of the euro-zone debt crisis; a clear road map for the future.

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    Friday night’s deal in Brussels was only made possible by sovereign downgrades and skyrocketing bond yields that still have the potential to push the periphery countries over the edge.