Angela Merkel


  • Merkel Meets Troika Heads     Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 1:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa reports on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's statement that Europe shouldn't hesitate to re-capitalize its banks if needed from Berlin. Also, CNBC's Simon Hobbs Sue Herera, and Tyler Mathisen weigh in.

  • Global Economic Landscape     Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 12:29 PM ET

    CNBC's David Faber speaks to Barbara Matthews, BCM International Regulatory Analytics founder and managing director regarding German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments on bank re-capitalization at the Barefoot Economic Summit.

  • Barroso Wants Coordinated Bank Recapitalization Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 5:41 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    The European Union's executive proposed coordinated recapitalization of banks on Thursday as the bloc's regulators met to review capital buffers of stressed lenders.

  • Banks Face New European Stress Tests Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 1:10 AM ET

    Europe’s top banking regulator has started to re-examine the strength of the region’s banks, modelling a big writedown of all peripheral eurozone sovereign debt, reported the FT.

  • How to Keep the Euro on the Road Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 12:53 AM ET

    The euro zone was launched on a wing and a prayer. The wing has fallen off and the deities are not listening to prayers. Everyone focuses on averting a crash. But it is as vital to ask how to fly securely, the FT reports.

  • Vince Farrell: Hey Europe, It's Time for Action Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 1:05 PM ET

    The 17 families meeting the last few days — and I can't remember if it was the EU, the ECB, the IMF, the EIB, CIA, FBI or what- decided to make no decision except to cancel the meeting scheduled for October 13, and meet in November.

  • The chances of the US being able to help bailout Europe are minimal because of weaknesses in the American economy, influential Citi banker William Rhodes told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Market's Hopes Rest on Germany: Kyle Bass     Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 1:12 PM ET

    Legendary hedge fund manager Kyle Bass is featured prominently in Michael Lewis' new book, "Boomerang." Lewis explains what markets want from Germany in its handling of the European debt crisis, with Mark Dow, Pharo Management.

  • As the enlargement of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) draws nearer, opinion is still divided on whether changes to the bailout fund will be enough to stench the flood of problems facing the eurozone.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    The present crisis of the Eurozone is a direct consequence of a half hearted, half considered, half explained and therefore half finished integration process, writes the former Prime Minister of Hungary.

  • Christie Considering 2012 Presidential Run     Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 10:30 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood has the story on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's consideration to run for President in 2012.

  • Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg takes part in a question and answer session with community groups at the Frontline Church in Liverpool, England.

    The U.K. deputy prime minister said on Thursday that any solution to the euro zone crisis must not lead to some member states dictating terms to other European nations—such as the U.K.—that are outside the currency union.

  • 2011 'Banking Crisis in Slow Motion': Investor Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    Recent declines in banking and financial stocks are part of a "banking crisis in slow motion," one investor told CNBC as the markets awaited the outcome of a key vote on the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) in Germany.

  • Citigroup Cuts Global Growth Forecasts — Again Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 7:16 AM ET

    Economists at Citigroup have again cut their global gross domestic product forecasts for 2011 and 2012 as growth prospects “continue to deteriorate quickly.”

  • Euro Zone Impact on US Economy     Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 5:00 AM ET

    Matt Bishop, US business editor at The Economist magazine, told CNBC why US investors should be concerned about the outcome of the German vote on expanding the EU bailout fund.

  • Can Euro-Crisis Be Contained?     Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 7:33 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs has the details on Thursday's key debt vote in Germany, and debating whether Europe's crisis can be contained, with Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Co. chairman/CEO; Andrew Busch, BMO Capital Markets strategist; and John Ryding, RDQ economics chief economist.

  • 10 Reasons the Euro Zone Rescue Fund Could Fail Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 7:13 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Stocks have rallied in recent days on hopes that European Union leaders and policy-makers are close to an agreement that would significantly increase the firepower of the European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF)-- essentially the euro zone's rescue fund for troubled member states -- so that it can help deal with the zone's long-simmering debt crisis.

  • Europeans Split on Financial Transaction Tax Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 5:00 AM ET
    Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, President of the European Commission

    As European markets fell Wednesday immediately after European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso confirmed plans for a financial transaction tax, the idea was met with scorn in some quarters.

  • Fear and Loathing in the Euro Zone Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 12:41 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    A positive feedback loop between banks and weak sovereigns is emerging, with a potentially calamitous effect on the euro zone and the global economy, Martin Wolf writes in the FT.

  • Euro Crisis Coming to End?     Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 7:20 PM ET

    Discussing whether the euphoria over a potential solution to the European debt crisis are premature, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs; Jeffrey Frankel, Harvard University, and Nicholas Burns, Harvard University. "I'm not confident Greece will have discipline," says Burns. "The Greek political crisis is worsening- there's a certain chaos in Greek politics now."