The European Central Bank has room to cut interest rates further, Executive Board member Peter Praet said on Tuesday, adding that the central bank is paying "great attention" to euro zone inflation.» Read More
The Squawk on the Street team discusses the latest major headlines, including bank earnings that beat the Street's estimates, the Spanish Treasury auction and Verizon posting Q1 profits $0.59 vs. a $0.58 estimate.
Depending on the results of tomorrow's Spanish bond auction, what is the next step in the euro zone debt crisis? Michael Yoshikami, Destination Wealth Management and Brian Peery, Hennessey Funds, offer investment advice.
The share price of Spanish energy company Repsol plunged in early trading Tuesday after the news that Argentina’s government will seize control of Repsol-backed energy company YPF.
Mining companies have suffered from a selloff recently, but are set to return to favor with a number of analysts recommending buying after recent losses.
A look at how to play next week's economic reports, including the Spanish and Italian bond auctions, with Chad Deakins, RidgeWorth Capital Management and Rod Smyth, Riverfront Investment Group.
The French government likes social media — so much so that the country’s sovereign wealth fund has invested 10 million euros in an online network. The NYT reports.
The second bailout for Greece, the epicenter of the euro zone debt crisis, and recent liquidity programs have not resolved the euro zone debt crisis and the EU is unlikely to survive, George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management said on Thursday.
Global utilities have underperformed in 2012, but opportunities exist for investors in well regulated and politically stable regions, Per Lekander, analyst at UBS, told CNBC.
Directors often dole out personal safety perks to ease a chief executive’s tax bill. By classifying the benefits as security measures, the executives typically get a better tax treatment on the services. It’s a common corporate tax trick. The New York Times reports.
With its falling home prices and rising corporate and personal bankruptcies, Spain — whose economy is nearly five times larger than Greece — has now become the greatest threat to the global markets.
"Spain is on the road to restructuring, just like the rest of the European nations," says Scott Minerd, Guggenheim CIO.
Even as lawmakers scramble to meet the demands of creditors who want Greece to liberalize its job market and cut red tape, politicians are still trading favors — often government jobs — for votes.
A Spanish hamlet of mostly retirees is voting on whether it should allow marijuana-growing as a source of revenue to pay off its debt.
Most of London's most exclusive hotels have been booked for the Olympics, snapped up by Olympic officials or companies block-booking rooms for favored customers, but there are still amazing places to stay. If you can afford the bill.
Credit rating agencies are sparring in public over new ratings as they seek to enhance reputations damaged during the financial crisis. The Financial Times reports.
Spain becomes the focus as euro debt fears return, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs. Meanwhile CNBC's Gary Kaminsky weighs in on the low interest rate environment. And CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks with Jeff Carter, independent trader, on the buzz at the CME.
Barclays Capital is tempering its bullish stance on European stocks in the short term as the investment bank sees markets entering a sideways correction phase.
Experts say the euro zone is facing a $5-6 trillion problem and Spain's banking system has $80 billion worth of bad loans with only $50 billion provisions. Discussing trends in the market, with John Browne, Euro Pacific Capital and Doug Sandler, RiverFront Investment Group.
When Lehman Brothers collapsed at the height of the financial crisis, JPMorgan Chase was at the center of the storm. The bank was a major lender to the firm, which filed the biggest bankruptcy in United States history. The NYT reports.
Like a marriage that no longer works, the euro zone should accept its fate, split up and get divorced, according to Roubini Global Economics.