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  • Give Private Sector Chance to Innovate: Tony Blair Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 2:15 PM ET

    Governments that bolstered their countries’ ailing institutions impacted by the financial crisis need to step back and give the private sector a chance to innovate and rebuild, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Trichet Calls for Tougher Euro Rules Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 3:25 PM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    Eurozone members that break the region's rules on public finances should be excluded temporarily from Europe’s political decision-making, the president of the European Central Bank has proposed. The FT reports.

  • Commentary: Irish Black Hole Remains a Mystery Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 8:53 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    The one thing they won’t tell me, or more accurately can't tell me is the one thing I came to Dublin to find out: just how big is the Irish banking black hole?

  • Will the Strong Swiss Franc Hurt Banks? Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 5:13 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Swiss franc's safe-haven reputation helped it hit a new high against the euro, but the currency's strength risks hurting those who have relied on its vigor.

  • Halal Foods Expand Reach in France Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 4:57 AM ET

    For years, Anissa Benchamacha bought her meat in a parking lot, from vendors hawking near-expired products to Muslims eager to find food that met their religious requirements.

  • US Falls Down Competitiveness League Table Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 4:01 AM ET

    The United States fell two places to fourth position behind Switzerland, Sweden and Singapore in this year's World Economic Forum's "Global Competitiveness Report."

  • Banks Have a 'Reputational Problem': Unicredit CEO Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 8:48 AM ET

    The new rules that will be imposed on banks to ensure a crisis like the one that started in 2007 will not be repeated are necessary, but they will take time to implement, Unicredit CEO Alessandro Profumo told CNBC at a banking conference in Frankfurt.

  • 'Bankrupt' Western Governments Need 'Ruthanasia' Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 5:44 AM ET

    Western governments are bankrupt, Ruth Richardson, ex-New Zealand finance minister whose austerity cuts were dubbed "Ruthanasia," warned in a CNBC interview.

  • Fears Grow over the Fate of Irish Economy, Banks Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 3:10 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    The Irish economy is back in focus for investors across the world, after the former Celtic Tiger extended guarantees to its banking industry and depositors.

  • Europe Bank Stress Tests Haunting Markets Again Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 3:27 AM ET

    The Wall Street Journal has been analyzing the results of the European banking stress tests and wrote in a story published Tuesday that "some banks didn't provide as comprehensive a picture of their government-debt holdings as regulators claimed."

  • Europe's Economy Needs More Flexibility: Trichet Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | 6:08 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    The rest of the year will be "less buoyant than the second quarter" and the ECB remains "very cautious and prudent," ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC in an exclusive interview.

  • Will German Growth Push Euro Interest Rate Up? Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | 5:25 AM ET

    How much longer will Germany want or need to be a member of the euro zone is a question that's been increasingly asked since the start of this financial crisis.

  • No Bank Will Escape from Regulation: EU Officials Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | 3:20 AM ET

    "No actor, no product, no sector, no territory should no longer be able to escape sensible and intelligent regulation and supervision," Michel Barnier, the EU Commissioner for financial services, warned in an interview with CNBC.

  • Strong Yen Helps to Fuel Germany’s Export Boom Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 4:33 AM ET

    A stronger yen is good news for German machinery and auto companies whose main competitors often are based in Japan. The New York Times reports.

  • Austerity Equals Confidence: Trichet Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 4:23 AM ET

    Prudent fiscal policy will help foster confidence within the euro zone, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC.

  • International Monetary Fund Warns G7 on Debt Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 3:34 AM ET

    The world’s most developed economies, which have been racking up spending since the mid-1960s, face record levels of debt as a result of the 2008-9 financial crisis and have little room for maneuver, the International Monetary Fund warned on Wednesday. The New York Times reports.

  • US Must Stop Printing Money, Copy Europe: Rogers Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 3:07 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    The United States needs to stop printing money and take on austerity measures like the Europeans did, in order for the economy to recover, renowned investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Monday.

  • Why Even Central Bankers Are Unsure What to Do Now Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 1:16 PM ET
    Jackson Hole Wyoming

    What was obvious at last week's annual meeting of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wy., was that they aren't certain how to conduct policy now that interest rates are near zero. There also are big differences about what to do when things return to “normal.”

  • The World’s Safest Banks 2010 Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 9:15 AM ET
    In a global economy that has been plagued by troubles in the world’s financial systems, the words “safe” and “bank” still give people pause. The shakeup of banking systems around the world raises the question: "Which banks are the safest?" These rankings are being published first on CNBC.com. For the past 19 years, has compiled a list of the World’s 50 Safest Banks, and in the current recessionary environment of increased regulation and oversight, long-term safety of banks is of key interest. Th

    In a global economy that has been plagued by troubles in the world’s financial systems, the words “safe” and “bank” still give investors pause.

  • Sovereign Debt Crisis Still a Challenge: Axel Weber Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 12:31 PM ET

    While immediate market tensions have mostly passed, the sovereign debt crisis continues to be a challenge in Europe and fiscal consolidation is an important “long-term project,” said Axel Weber, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank.

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