CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including talks of sanctions against Russia and a ruling by The Hague against the Russian government to pay more to ex-Yukos shareholders.» Read More
As pressures mount in the euro zone, rating agencies are in an impossible bind, the FT reports. This year many investors have complained that the agencies have been slow to recognize the scale of problems, downgrading periphery debt too late – but when the agencies have actually acted – most notably with Spain this week – they have been accused by politicians of fermenting a new market crisis.
European shares are expected to open flat Friday, though concerns about the euro zone debt crisis linger and could weigh on markets.
Stocks should take Friday's futures and options expiration in stride, as traders set up for the final two weeks of the year and the chance that Santa's rally is yet to come.
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European shares were set to open flat to slightly lower Thursday, continuing to pause from strong gains earlier in the week.
Asia’s clean bill of health presents two major opportunities. The first is to re-ignite the drive towards closer economic cooperation that has been stalled since the late 1990s Asian Financial Crisis.
Bond vigilantes will target Portugal and force the country to seek a bailout within a month, but Spain will not need to turn to its European peers for help, Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify trading told CNBC on Wednesday.
European stocks were indicated to open lower after Moody's put Spain's credit rating on review for a possible downgrade, on worries over the country's debt and funding needs for next year.
The risks of debt deflation and disorderly sovereign and private-sector defaults are rising because policymakers are pressing ahead with spending cuts and raising taxes before seeing strong signs of an economic recovery, economist Nouriel Roubini wrote in a commentary piece for Project Syndicate.
European investors were set to take a wait-and-see approach to start Tuesday, with indications of little change to major markets at the opening bell.
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Europe was nowhere near ready for the euro when it was introduced in 1999 and the sovereign debt crisis has proven critics of a one-size-fits-all monetary policy right, London mayor Boris Johson wrote in an opinion piece for UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph on Monday.
Perhaps there’s a lesson to be learned from the Germans whose economy has bounced back from the recession quicker that the US’s and who have a workforce that is, largely, working.
As German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy meet in the small German town of Freiburg to discuss their next move in the euro-zone debt crisis, the market is still questioning what International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Khan calls the EU’s "piecemeal" response.
European shares looked set to extend their winning streak to a fifth session Friday as investor sentiment got a boost from positive economic data from the U.S.
New developments on the EU debt trading speculation front.
Austerity measures have been a major point of tension between European governments and their population, often resulting in violent clashes.
In late 2006, the German engineering giant Siemens, one of world’s largest companies, was engulfed in a corruption scandal.
European stocks looked set to continue the strong performance of the previous session at the open Thursday as commodities regained strength and boosted the major indexes.
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