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Support for democracy and free markets has fallen in Central and Eastern Europe as a result of the severe crisis the new European Union members went through, a report by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) showed on Tuesday.
As the bets that European banks made on United States mortgage investments went bust a few years ago, bankers piled into what they saw as a safe refuge: bonds issued by countries in Europe’s seemingly ironclad monetary union. The NYT reports.
Europe’s banking sector is ready for a shake-up as its largest financial institutions try to slim down their operations in response to the sovereign debt crisis. The NY Times repeorts.
The euro zone's problems are spilling over to its eastern neighbors, this strategist says.
When Jon S. Corzine joined MF Global last year it seemed like a strange choice — the firm had none of the glamour, let alone the profits or footprint of Goldman Sachs, the bank he ran during the 1990s.
The world economy is on the verge of a new and deeper jobs recession that will delay the global recovery further and may spark social unrest in "scores of countries," the International Labor Organization said on Monday.
The recent global market stock rally has brought on plenty of skeptics, who remain unconvinced the uptrend is here to stay and have cautioned investors to stay away. Still, there are a number of analysts in the bullish camp who say markets have been overly negative and are forecasting better times ahead
The guns in Libya have barely quieted, and NATO’s military assistance to the rebellion that toppled Col.Muammar el-Qaddafi will not end officially until Monday.But a new invasion force is already plotting its own landing on the shores of Tripoli. The New York Times reports.
Austrian bank Erste announced on Friday that it had drastically reduced its credit default swaps (CDS) portfolio and that it would close it by the end of the year, after valuing it based on what it would be worth in the market - known as marking to market - earlier in the month.
The agreement by European leaders on Thursday to provide Greece with a second aid package has been greeted with optimism by market watchers, who are now closely eyeing what role China will play in the resolution of the crisis.
Though financial institutions are not yet turning away customers at the door, they are trying to discourage some depositors from parking cash with them. NYT reports
As EU leaders scramble to present a united front for this weekend’s critical meeting in Brussels, anxiety is growing in Europe, and not just about the euro, the NYT reports.
Slovakia will most probably cave in to international pressure and vote for the expansion of the euro zone's bailout fund, but the previous rejection should serve as a lesson, analysts told CNBC.com Wednesday.
Growth in emerging markets slowed to its weakest pace for more than two years between July and September as manufacturing output decelerated amid fears of a global slowdown, according to figures from HSBC.
The direct financial impact of the euro zone debt crisis will be felt in Asia as trading volumes on financial markets fade, just as they have in the west. When markets are as jittery as they are now, it seems geographic diversification counts for little. The FT reports.
Regulators in the United States and overseas are cracking down on computerized high-speed trading that crowds today’s stock exchanges, worried that as it spreads around the globe it is making market swings worse. The New York Times reports.
The prospect of guaranteeing the debt of richer but more spendthrift countries like Greece, Portugal and even Italy has led to public outrage in tiny Slovakia, the second-poorest country in the euro zone where the average worker earns just over $1,000 a month. Now it is threatening to derail a collective European bailout . The New York Times reports.
G20 finance ministers will meet in Paris at the end of the week to put the finishing touches on the economic reform agenda, prior to the November summit. In addition, the EFSF is set to get the final rubber stamp when Slovakia's parliament votes on the fund. Sarah Hewin, head of European research at Standard Chartered Bank, and Patrick Armstrong, managing partner at Armstrong Investment Managers, joined CNBC to discuss.
Greek civil servants are on a 24-hour strike to protest austerity, with CNBC's Steve Sedgwick.