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European stocks were expected to open higher on Thursday after ending Wednesday lower as the Moody's downgrade of Portugal's sovereign credit rating to "junk" status renewed concerns over euro zone debt, ahead of interest rate decisions by the European Central Bank and the Bank of England.
The European Central Bank is expected to raise rates by 25 basis points on Thursday, as indicated in its June press conference, despite ongoing concerns over the euro zone's periphery.
While the Greek sovereign default saga steadily trundles along its course, contagion is not the only problem European policymakers are going to have to struggle with. The Euro Area recovery is slowing, and fast, writes Edward Hugh, independent economist.
Dennis Gartman, the Gartman Letter, explains why the euro will hit new lows.
Even in the face of an ongoing debt crisis, Europe is still an attractive investment opportunity, David Mussafer, co-chairman of Advent International Company, a global private equity firm, told CNBC Wednesday.
Despite credit turmoil, could European stocks be attractive? Where to find investment opportunities in global markets, with David Mussafer, Advent International.
The cost of insuring Portuguese debt against default hit a record high on Wednesday and yields on Portuguese bonds spiked after Moody's cut the country's credit rating to junk and warned it may need another bailout.
The situation facing European countries like Greece and Portugal is directly comparable to the economic crisis which hit Latin America in the late 1990s, Andy Brough, co-head of Schroders’ Pan European Small and Mid Cap team, told CNBC Wednesday.
The biggest question in any debt crisis is whether a credible path back to solvency can be found. For Greece, this now seems very unlikely, the Financial Times reports.
European stocks were expected to edge higher on Wednesday after a mixed close on Tuesday and following the decision by credit rating agency Moody's to downgrade Portugal's credit rating to junk status.
Moody's downgraded Portugal debt to junk citing risk of a second bailout, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Evangelos Venizelos, who was brought in as Finance Minister of Greece two weeks ago, said Greece's part in the euro zone was "not reversible" in a first on CNBC interview Tuesday.
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The Arab Spring helped boost diamond prices as the region's wealthy individuals moved their cash from stocks and bonds to safe haven investments and tangible assets , a London-based fund manager told CNBC Tuesday.
The current situation in the euro zone is "untenable" and policymakers will have to either pursue greater European economic integration or see countries exit the euro, George Magnus, Senior Economic Advisor, UBS told CNBC Tuesday.
Growth in the euro zone's dominant service sector slowed for a third straight month in June, and by more than an initial estimate, with sluggish new orders dimming the outlook, a survey showed on Tuesday.
European shares are expected to open flat to slightly lower on Tuesday as one-month high equity prices prompt investors to take profits ahead of the euro zone services PMI and retail sales data, which may offer some short-term direction to the market.
The European Central Bank will continue to accept Greek debt as collateral for loans unless all the major credit rating agencies it uses declare it to be in default, said a senior finance official to the Financial Times.
A Greek default is coming and the European authorities trying to avoid it will have to face up to it eventually, a leading economist told CNBC Monday.
The price of corn is the latest of a series of signals that remind investors about 2008, the year the financial crisis spread across the globe and Lehman Brothers collapsed, Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at Bank of New York Mellon, wrote in a note Monday.