• Renewed slide in energy stocks sends Europe shares lower Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 10- European equities turned negative on Wednesday, as a fresh fall in the price of Brent crude oil hit energy stocks. "Crude oil is under punishment today once again on the back of the OPEC news. OPEC has cut its demand forecast for next year and this has unbalanced the demand and supply equation further and traders are not liking the sound of this at all, "...

  • PARIS, Dec 10- European stocks rose in a technical bounce on Wednesday after sliding 3 percent slide over two days, although energy stocks dropped again as Brent crude fell toward $65 a barrel. If Samaras fails to secure victory for his presidential candidate, snap national elections could be called which the leftist Syriza party-- a fierce opponent of Greece's...

  • Greece: Uncertainty in markets  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    After Greece's snap election announcement, there's a "new level of uncertainty reflected in the stock exchange and bond market" says Kostas Botopoulos, chairman at Hellenic Capital Market Commission.

  • Greece vs. ECB's bond buying  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    With the announcement of Greece's political uncertainty, Silvio Peruzzo, European economist at Nomura discusses how this could impact sovereign bond buying.

  • Greek issues won't stop ECB QE: BoFAML  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Gilles Moec, head of developed Europe economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says renewed problems in Greece's economy won't be enough to stop the European Central Bank pushing ahead with further stimulus measures.

  • Greek governments have spent too much: Ex-PM  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 2:05 AM ET

    Former Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis, says that successive governments have spent too much money.

  • *China consumer inflation marks 5- year low. TOKYO, Dec 10- Asian shares, the dollar and oil prices all slumped on Wednesday, pulling back as global growth concerns and political uncertainty in Greece prompted a flight to safety. Britain's FTSE 100 was expected to open 18 to 26 points higher, or as much as 0.3 percent; Germany's DAX was seen opening 69 to 78 points higher,...

  • Why Greece's political unrest may be a 'silver lining'  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:31 AM ET

    Naeem Aslam, Chief Market Analyst at AvaTrade, explains why ongoing political uncertainty in Greece presents an opportunity for the country.

  • Greek opposition's policy 'not sensible': Pro  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia, explains why the proposed policies by Greece's opposition camp are "scary stuff" and later discusses his outlook for the country's snap elections.

  • *Skymark soars as ANA says would consider helping it. TOKYO, Dec 10- Japanese stocks tumbled to a more than one-week low on Wednesday morning, as political uncertainty in Greece spooked world markets already under strain from a slide in crude oil prices and worries over global growth. Traders said the benchmark should be supported by its 25- day moving average of...

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 10- Gold was trading close to a seven-week peak on Wednesday, boosted by safe-haven bids as the dollar weakened on cautious comments by U.S. *Spot gold had eased 0.2 percent to $1,228.18 an ounce by 0051 GMT. *Dennis Lockhart, head of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, said he was in no rush to drop the Fed's pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a "...

  • TOKYO, Dec 10- Oil prices were knocked again on Wednesday, with Asian shares and the dollar also pulling back as global growth concerns and political uncertainty in Greece prompting a flight to safety. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.4 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock average was down more than 1 percent.

  • Cramer Remix: McDonald's reminds me of Kesha Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 7:05 PM ET

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer is rapping about the recent performance of some of the biggest names in the market, from McDonald's to Netflix

  • 'Wise' for Samaras to call election: Ex-Greek PM  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Former Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis, says the snap elections called by current Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will create more political stability for the country's future.

  • Cramer: Why the market decline made sense Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 6:11 PM ET
    Wide receiver Josh Huff #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles fumbles the football forced by defensive end Frostee Rucker #98 of the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter during the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 26, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.

    Jim Cramer thinks that the market decline that occurred on Tuesday actually made a lot of sense. What the heck? Here's why.

  • *Greece may get credit line till February- Schaeuble. If Samaras fails to secure victory in parliament for his presidential candidate, snap national elections will be called that the leftist Syriza party- a fierce opponent of Greece's bailout deal with the European Union and IMF- is likely to win. The Athens general stock index tumbled 12.8 percent, its biggest...

  • Greece nearing fresh elections?  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Greek economist Elena Panaritis discusses how Greece's citizens feel about the prospect of snap elections.

  • Greek share slump weighs on European equities Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 9- European shares fell to a two-week low on Tuesday, led down by a slump in Greek stocks after an unexpected decision to bring forward the country's presidential election in which the anti-bailout Syriza party is well placed to do well. Greek stocks sank 11.3 percent, set for their biggest single-session fall since November 1987, the Athens Stock...

  • ATHENS, Dec 9- Prime Minister Antonis Samaras named his candidate on Tuesday for the Greek presidency under a gamble that, if it fails, would force snap parliamentary elections when anti-bailout leftists would probably come out on top. Financial markets took the uncertainty badly, with Greek stocks and bonds tumbling on the plan to start voting for the...

  • Greek stocks plummet on fear of political crisis Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 4:31 AM ET

    If the vote in Greece's parliament is inconclusive, investors fear it could lead to general elections and a possible victory for an opposition party that wants to modify the bailout. The main left-wing opposition party, Syriza, which is leading in the polls, has said it will demand a substantial cut to what Greece owes in rescue loans if it is elected.