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The U.S. will have to follow Europe's economic lead and face up to its debt problems instead of just continuing with quantitative easing that will lead to a dollar decline, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, told CNBC Tuesday.
European stocks were seen rising on Tuesday, lifted by U.S. President Barack Obama's compromise deal to extend all Bush-era tax cuts for two years.
Companies that produce goods that are in demand in China could see further strong growth ahead, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.
Rating agency Standard & Poor's said it may downgrade Greece's long-term debt if new European bailout rules prove onerous to private holders of the country's bonds.
European shares are seen opening little changed Friday after Thursday's strong gains, with investors waiting for widely-watched US nonfarm payrolls data for near-term market direction.
Amid spreading fears of additional nations falling victim to the european debt crisis, Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told CNBC on Wednesday about his confidence in his country's latest reforms.
European stock index futures pointed to a rebound for equities on Wednesday, with better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing data helping to bolster positive sentiment.
A look at recent German headlines shows the difficulty the government of the euro zone’ biggest country faces in satisfying both the demands of its euro zone partners and those of its citizens.
European shares were set to rise Tuesday, bouncing back from seven-week closing lows in the previous session on worries about the euro zone debt crisis, after Wall Street cut its losses.
The premium investors demand to hold Belgian government bonds rather than benchmark German debt rose to its widest level since early 2009 on Monday as the country issued 2 billion euros of 2014, 2020 and 2035-dated bonds.
Economist Nouriel Roubini says Portugal should consider asking for a bailout before its financial plight worsens.
The euro is not in danger of breaking up, judging by its current levels against the other major currencies, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.
Sunspots are moving in direct correlation with activity in the markets and they are predicting a crisis in about three years, technical analyst Charles Nenner told CNBC Monday.
European shares were indicated higher Monday, expected to reverse some of last week's losses after the European Union agreed an 85 billion euros ($113 billion) bailout for Ireland at the weekend.
Belgium faces an important test Monday, when it aims to sell between 1.5 billion euros ($1.9 billion) and 2.5 billion euros worth of bonds in an auction that will indicate the level of investor confidence in the nation plagued by political turmoil and high levels of debt.
Fears of contagion from the euro zone crisis were running high Friday but correlations between markets suggested investors were not as afraid of a systemic crisis as they were back in May and June.
The world is on the brink of another financial crisis if the economic theories shaping today’s financial and public policy are not killed off, John Quiggin, author of "Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us," told CNBC Friday.
Clearing house LCH Clearnet doubled its margin requirement for Irish government bonds Wednesday, reacting to fears over uncertainty regarding the country's debt issues, which pushed yields on Irish debt higher.
The US Federal Reserve’s announcement it would buy another $600 billion in US government bonds to boost the economy will help the dollar stabilize, and no further easing is necessary, but it might exacerbate tensions at the meeting of G20 ministers which started in South Korea on Thursday, Nomura analysts said.
The European Central Bank’s reluctance to consider further monetary easing exacerbates the problems the euro zone is currently facing, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Thursday.
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