The euro slumped against the dollar on worries over whether Greece would secure aid before it runs out of cash in three weeks.» Read More
I have been thinking that we needed a 10% correction for some time (I use the S&P 500 average.) There are few rebounds off a major bottom that don't correct by at least 10% within 14 months of the bottom. I believe we are in that correction now.
Amidst all of the fear, panic, and growing stock market doom and gloom, I’d like to offer an important silver lining.
Having lost a regional vote in Westphalia, the politic overcame all and she scrambled to pander to the electorate who are good and mad that she is involving Germany in the European bailout.
The man at the eye of the financial storm that has engulfed the euro has learnt to be patient after 20 years confined to a wheelchair. But Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany’s finance minister, is also a man in a hurry, the Financial Times reported.
Speculators are not responsible for the current pressure on the euro, the currency is struggling because of political failures and diminished enthusiasm for the monetary union in Germany, Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy, told CNBC Thursday.
By and large, big blue-chip companies are executing well and have very strong balance sheets. In fact, the debt of several large-cap US multi-nationals is yielding less than like-duration US Treasury bonds. This is the first time in history this has happened.
Germany and France can't borrow or tax enough to cover all the debts of their southern neighbors.
Europe can survive the current economic crisis if its leaders make good on commitments to turn their economies around, Treasury Secretary Geithner told CNBC Wednesday.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published its detailed economic analysis of the Greek restructuring program. It makes for truly grim reading.
Next year should bring a big change in how you approach these stocks.
As the Flash Crash in U.S. equity markets May 6 illustrated, problems in Greece can have grave consequences for not merely other Mediterranean economies and Europe, but U.S. and the broader global economy.
The stock markets' March 2009 lows could be tested and even broken as sovereign debt continues to grow in Europe and stimulus measures wane, Philippe Gijsels, head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis global markets, told CNBC.com Tuesday.
The European Central Bank has bought €16.5bn of euro zone government bonds as part of international rescue plan, amid widespread investor concern that the intervention is not yet big enough to stabilize debt markets.
Call it the eurozone two-step. That’s what the euro nations in distress will be asked to dance on Tuesday as their ministers present their recovery plans to the body of 16 eurozone finance ministers engaged in an emergency meeting in Brussels.
Using those rates and the latest euro close of $1.236 on May 14, we can see how those currencies would trade against the greenback.
A new government is formed in Europe and problems ensue. They check the books from the outgoing administration and discover things are worse than they knew. If this sounds familiar, it should as this is what happened in Greece. It is now occurring in the United Kingdom.
If I had a "bucket list" to put together I would have the beaches at Normandy as number one. Greece and Turkey would be on the list as well. Never would I have thought of walking down the Red Carpet at the Cannes Film Festival (Or is it walking up the Red Carpet?).
As the euro plunges to a four-year low against the dollar and respected economists like Paul Volker wonder out loud if the currency will survive, reflection is necessary to determine why this once prestigious currency appears to be crashing on the rocks of uncertainty.
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After a brief respite following the announcement last week of a nearly $1 trillion bailout plan for Europe, fear in the financial markets is building again, this time over worries that the Continent’s biggest banks face strains that will hobble European economies, the New York Times reported.