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The euro is not in trouble but there are big imbalances in the euro area that need to be addressed, the Eurogroup's president Jean-Claude Juncker told CNBC Wednesday.
Financial bookmakers expect to see Europe's top indexes rising on Wednesday, with resource-related shares finding support in rising metal and commodity prices.
The dollar is finding friends, as it always does when the world looks a little shaky.
The Irish government is poised to take a majority stake in Bank of Ireland, which will leave the Republic without a single significant lender independent of state control.
Stocks ended sharply lower Tuesday amid concerns the Irish debt crisis would spread to other euro zone countries and the effects of the crisis in Korea prompted investors to dump risky assets. Microsoft and JPMorgan fell, while HP rose.
Stocks are getting ripped by North Korea and Ireland, with all the fears that go along with those two stories. People should not panic. A lot of good news out there is suggesting a strong economy, regardless of what the Fed says.
Stocks continued to sink as the dollar rose Tuesday as investors grew skittish about the prospects of the Irish debt crisis spreading to other periphery euro zone countries as well as escalating tensions in Korea. Chevron and Exon fell, while HP rose.
Yesterday, we blasted the Bazooka Theory at work in the European Union's bailout of Ireland. Today the Wall Street Journal provides even more evidence of the stupidity of the theory:
Japan will be forced to take austerity measures similar to those embarked upon in many European countries, but Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s five-month-old government has so far failed to take decisive action to get Japan’s economy back on track, Tobias Harris, author of "Observing Japan" said.
U.S. stock index futures remained lower after news of a better-than-expected revision for third quarter Gross Domestic Product as investors added an escalating conflict in Korea to the growing list of concerns dragging market sentiment lower.
Portugal is bracing for an increase in speculative trades against it as some investors expect it to be the next European nation to need a bailout now that Ireland is taking a massive loan to prop up its banks.
European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday, as investors were rattled by mounting tensions in the Korean peninsula.
Tuesday's economic headlines should show that the third quarter grew at a slightly better rate than reported, but the Fed's view of next year is likely to be worse than its previous forecast.
Stocks clawed back, but still ended mixed, as techs and retailers rose in the final half hour of trading and the market continued to digest a potential insider trader scandal as well as a lack of clarity over the direction of financially troubled European countries. BofA and JPMorgan fell, while HP rose.
Stocks pared losses Monday afternoon as techs and retailers rose in the final half hour of trading as the market continued to digest a potential insider trader scandal as well as a lack of clarity over the direction of financially troubled European countries. BofA and JPMorgan fell, while HP rose.
Sure, commodities prices have been under pressure as concerns that Ireland's debt crisis will spread has weakened the Euro and strengthened the U.S. dollar index. But for energy and base metals in particular, the real story continues to be China.
Stocks slumped as a lack of positive news failed to counter worries about Europe's efforts to address debt problems in Ireland as well as other periphery euro zone countries. Bank of America and JP Morgan fell, HP rose.
Doing what other US officials should have been doing all along, the Force, otherwise known as Gentle Ben, struck back last week and defended US monetary policy. But more importantly, in a very nice way, he told other nations to look to their own houses andback off on the criticism of the US.
U.S. stock index futures were indicated a higher open for Wall Street Monday as the European Union and International Monetary Fund hammered out the details of a bailout for the Irish economy.
The biggest bailout the European Union will have to do if it comes to it will be Spain and it is worrying that there is not a set mechanism on how to go about it, Cornelia Meyer, CEO & Chairman, MRL Corporation, told CNBC Monday.