Tens of thousands of Greeks rallied in Athens as Greece defaulted on its 1.5 billion euro IMF repayment, fueling fears the country will exit the euro zone.» Read More
There is no shortage of challenges facing the world today and many investors are frozen waiting for clarity in these times of uncertainty. The problem is, in all likelihood, the world will not settle down any time soon and we will surely continue to see geopolitical shifts and unrest plaguing the investment world. So what are investors to do?
The was weaker Wednesday morning on a trifecta of concerns. First, the expectation that Portugal's government will crumble after its parliament rejects an austerity budget raises the prospect the country will become the third in the euro zone to need a bailout.
The crisis in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands of people will not have an effect on the European Central Bank's interest rate policy, Manfred Schepers, vice-president finance and chief financial officer for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, told CNBC.
Greece will have to restructure its debt, but Spain is out of the woods, according to former European Central Bank Board Member Otmar Issing.
European stocks are set to open slightly lower on Wednesday ahead of a range of events taking place in the region, the largest of them being the UK Budget and the Portuguese parliament's vote on the government's latest austerity measures.
The German public opinion is increasingly against the idea of paying to save the weaker euro zone periphery member countries, Erik Nielsen, chief European economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC.
With Portugal’s main opposition Social Democrats (PSD) announcing they will vote Wednesday against a raft of new austerity measures proposed by Prime Minister Jose Socrates, analysts expect the country will have no choice but to seek a bailout from Europe.
The euro has been strengthening despite serious looming problems in the region, and this strategist expects that when traders focus, the results won't be pretty.
European shares look set to open ever so slightly higher on Tuesday, following Asian stocks higher.
When European Union leaders gather in Brussels at the end of the week to finalise a much-anticipated “grand bargain” to solve their debt crisis, the eyes of the financial markets will be focused on an unlikely place: Finland, reports the Financial Times.
Fears that the world economy is facing another downturn are being overplayed, despite the political upheaval caused by recent unrest in the Middle East and the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, Jim O'Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, said.
Investors are so focused on the troubles in Japan and Libya that the euro is just strengthening on the sidelines, this analyst says. But for how long?
The dollar has been in the dumps for weeks now, despite all the turmoil in the world. Is it losing its safe-haven status? And how should you trade it?
Risk-on investors are back in action, and the euro is riding high — it's time for your FX Fix.
Our stress tests are better than your stress tests. In the case of the US stress tests for banks versus the stress tests for European banks, there is no contest.
European stocks look set to start the week in positive territory, following Asian shares that rose as investors digested the ongoing Japan nuclear crisis and unrest in the Middle East and North Africa.
The G-7's intervention has halted the yen's rise, but what happens next isn't clear. Here's how to trade.
The Group of Seven nations have agreed to a secret protocol to guide their coordinated intervention and won’t reveal it in order to keep currency markets guessing, according to people familiar with the matter.
Knee-jerk reactions to catastrophes often fall wide of the mark, Stephen King, chief economist at HSBC told CNBC.
Defaults in euro zone sovereign debt and a major fall in US stocks and are unlikely before 2013, according to a research report by Smithers &Co.