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  • Soros Calls for ECB to Stop the Bond Run Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 2:05 AM ET
    George Soros

    Billionaire investor George Soros believes the euro zone bond market is facing a similar situation to the banking system in 2008 and wants the European Central Bank to step in to stop a self-fulfilling crisis of confidence.

  • 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.

  • ECB Steps Up Purchases of Italian, Spanish Bonds Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 5:03 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank was buying Italian and Spanish government bonds in the markets on Thursday, traders told CNBC.

  • US AAA in Peril: States Impact     Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 5:36 PM ET

    States with more federal workers are now on credit watch, says Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal & Co.

  • Markets to Keep Pressure on Italy; ECB Only Hope? Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 12:05 PM ET
    Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy

    Markets are likely to keep up the pressure on Italy and Spain and the European Central Bank seems to be the only authority that could act quickly, analysts told CNBC.com Tuesday.

  • Distressed Debt Deals Set to Follow Stress Tests Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 4:07 AM ET

    Bankers believe that an additional disclosure requirement, relating to previously unpublished details of banks’ credit exposures, could trigger approaches for credit portfolios from specialist buyers. The FT reports.

  • Greek Parliament Passes Austerity Package Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 10:13 AM ET
    Amid tear gas, demonstrators hold a banner reading 'NO' during clashes with riot police in front of the Greek Parliament.

    The Greek Parliament has voted to back a package of deep spending cuts that should go some way in clearing a  path for  a second bailout for the country.

  • Martin Wolf: Why Austerity Alone Risks a Disaster Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 3:35 AM ET
    A protester wears national flags on her hand as she protests at Syntagma square.

    Enjoy the coming slump. That is not what the Bank for International Settlements says to the US and other over-indebted economies. But it is what its latest annual report implies, writes FT columnist Martin Wolf.

  • Europe Situation 'Does Not Look Good': Mobius Monday, 16 May 2011 | 1:55 AM ET

    Commodity prices are in an upward trend despite the dramatic falls witnessed in recent days, and will rise in US dollar terms over the longer term, while the situation in Europe "does not look good," Templeton Emerging Markets Executive Chairman Mark Mobius told CNBC in an interview.

  • Post-Bernanke Bond Strategy     Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 12:21 PM ET

    Discussing high yield bond strategies with James Keenan, BlackRock head of leveraged finance.

  • Hunt for Yield: How Fed Pushes Investors Into Risky Assets Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 11:56 AM ET

    The Fed's monetary easing has caused a domino effect in the markets: As investors crowd into the riskier asset classes, they pull returns down, making it even harder to meet yield targets.