While Portuguese spreads have widened, they remain at a fraction of the gaps seen in 2010 and 2011, says Adam Posen, president of Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE).» Read More
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick provides insight to the potential default at Banco Espirito Santo, and real worries of a domino effect around the world.
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports European shares pared losses as Banco Espirito Santo seeks to calm concerns over its capital position.
Jurrien Timmer, Fidelity Investments, and Steve Miller, AIG non-executive chairman, provide perspective on what would likely relieve the global economic malaise. Also Timmer shares his outlook on the markets.
Europe shares regain footing and Portugal shares post gains, reports CNBC's Karen Tso, with the latest update on Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo.
Patrick Chovanec, Silvercrest Asset Management, and Bruce Kasman, JPMorgan chief economist, share their outlook on the markets and economy. Also Kasman weighs in on Portugal's bank problems and explains why he thinks there's not a systemic threat in Europe.
Mark Grant, Southwest Securities, explains why the Portuguese bank crisis may spread to Brazil and Italy, but will not be a disaster for U.S. markets.
Portugal's bank woes raise concerns of another EU crisis, reports CNBC's Steve Sedgwick.
Portugal's banking sector has gone through a transformative intervention, making its risk to Europe's banking system small, Antonio Roldan Mones, Portugal analyst at Eurasia Group.
Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, says Banco Espirito Santo has capital problems not solvency issues.
Paulo Soares de Pinho, associate professor at Nova School of Business and Economics, says the issues at Banco Espirito Santo won't spread across Portugal.
Pedro Santana Lopes, former Portuguese Prime Minister, says Banco Espirito Santo has a "good solvency situation" but the family behind the lender has questions to answer.
Pedro Santana Lopes, former Portuguese Prime Minister, says the government will not pay for Banco Espirito Santo.
Otto Dichtl, managing director at Stifel Nicolaus, says there are "question marks" around the amount of capital Banco Espirito Santo has, but the lender is unlikely to default.
Edward Hugh, an independent economist, says the euro zone debt crisis has not returned but the issues in Portugal are a "warning shot" that it might be back soon.
Giovanni Sabatini, managing director of the Italian Banks Association, says Italian Banks are in "good shape" and have worked hard to prepare for the asset quality review.
Khoon Goh, Senior FX Strategist at ANZ, expects the Japanese yen to weaken against the U.S. dollar soon if the problems in Portugal's banking sector don't escalate.
Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partners, discusses the concerns surrounding the euro zone's periphery markets.
James Lowell, CIO of Adviser Investments, expects markets to recoup losses once investors realize that fears over Portugal's banking sector are "individual and isolated."
The Fed issued a cease-and-desist order and a $975,000 fine to Banco Espirito Santo for a violation in 2012.
Banco Espirito Santo was fined $975,000 by the Federal Reserve in 2012. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight to the fine.