PARIS, Aug 30- Left-leaning European national government leaders meeting in Paris agreed more needed to be done to boost growth in the bloc but that EU rules limiting budget deficits should not be overhauled, German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said.» Read More
He has survived criminal charges and if you believe all the stories, bunga bunga parties, but could the latest debt crisis be the final nail in the coffin for Silvio Berlusconi's political career?
"Italy's problems are out of their hands and it's really the lack of credibility of the measures of the EU that were announced at the summit a week or so back that's at the heart of the problem," Peter Westaway, chief economist for Europe at Nomura told CNBC. "The key player here may actually be the European Central Bank. The ECB may need to come in and start buying bonds," he added.
The bear market is on its way back, economist and contrarian investor Marc Faber, the editor and publisher of The Gloom Boom & Doom Report told CNBC Tuesday.
Dealing with the European debt contagion and the problems faced by the banks, including Commerzbank and Unicredit Group, with Ron Insana, CNBC contributor, and David Doll, Sequent Asset Management.
The debt ceiling debacle and the latest Greek bailout deal are almost behind us, but euro and dollar investors still aren't happy.
With the U.S. debt ceiling crisis on the verge of being resolved, investor attention is returning to continued global economic weakness, particularly in Europe, Credit Suisse global strategist James Sweeney told CNBC Tuesday.
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The dollar will face months of weakness in the run up to the U.S elections next year, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy, HSBC told CNBC Tuesday
Progress on the Greek government's structural reform program has been "impressive" and could succeed in reducing the country's debt to GDP (gross domestic product) ratio to sustainable levels, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Tuesday.
Amid signs that the European debt crisis -- which already has seen Greece, Ireland and Portugal seek aid from the European Union and International Monetary Fund -- is now spreading to Italy, analysts at Goldman Sachs are predicting that while painful, debt consolidation will succeed as soaring borrowing costs force governments to act.
As the world waited for news on whether the House would pass the debt ceiling deal on Monday, stocks in Italy came under heavy pressure with the country's banks again seeing heavy losses.
Any Busch, BMO Capital Markets, explains why it's a mixed picture for the US dollar.
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.
Shares in French Bank Credit Agricole fell in early Paris trade on Friday after the group announced it took a hit in the second quarter for an expected loss at its Greek Emporiki Bank unit and its participation in an EU-led rescue plan for Greece.
Europe's debt crisis has pushed yields on bonds of peripheral countries to record levels and sent shares of some banks tumbling. But one expert who advises institutional investors on risk and hedging strategies says peripheral long-end bonds and some bank stocks offer investors a great investment opportunity.
Greece had to adopt a very strict program, because it waited too long, says Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, European Central Bank and CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Investors are unlikely to take up in sufficient numbers the voluntary swap scheme set up by the euro zone for Greek bonds because they will be tempted to sell at the higher prices found at the short-end, investment bank JPMorgan says.
Just days after European policymakers toasted a 109 billion euro ($156 billion) bailout aimed at hauling Greece back from the brink of insolvency, speculation some of its hapless bondholders might opt out of a crucial distressed debt exchange is gathering pace.
Even after billions in debt forgiveness and a massive second bailout, Greece still faces a debt to GDP ratio of at least 100 percent, Charles Dallara, managing director of the Institute for International Finance, told CNBC in an exclusive interview Monday.
The increasing acceptance of Islamophobia and anti-immigration rhetoric in the mainstream of European political discourse has created a space for a resurgent and self-confident far-right that has become a credible threat to security and society.