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  • European Stocks to Open Up on Lower Oil Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 2:22 AM ET

    European stocks are set to buck the recent trend of losses, at least for the start of trading, and open higher Tuesday on lower oil and mixed markets in Asia.

  • European Markets Want a Hawk in the ECB Nest Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 12:24 AM ET

    One month after Bundesbank president Axel Weber announced he was stepping down, saying goodbye to his chances of running the European Central Bank, many in the markets miss him already.

  • Blog: Does the West Want To Go the Japanese Route? Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 12:22 AM ET
    Cash Register

    The West is poorly positioned to handle this latest oil price scare. The buffers which typically limit downside economic risks are no longer working.

  • ECB Helped Fuel Irish Bubble, Says Ex-PM Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 11:57 PM ET

    The European Central Bank was guilty of a “major failure of supervision” in not restraining lenders from fueling the property bubble in Ireland, says a former prime minister, the Financial Times reports.

  • Busch: The Illusion of an Impervious Euro Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 10:56 AM ET

    The price of oil is soaring and European leaders have their work cut out for them on the sovereign debt crisis - but the euro has rallied. Investors, be careful.

  • Traders are "short" the dollar at record levels, and Moody's has downgraded Greece - a lot. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • Higher Oil Drives ECB and Fed Even Further Apart Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 4:54 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet talks about rate rises to fight inflation, while Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is still more worried about unemployment.

  • Euro Stocks to Open Lower on Libya Unrest Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 2:40 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European stocks look set to open lower on Monday as ongoing unrest in Libya sent U.S. and Brent crude to new 2-1/2 year highs.

  • Traders 'Short' Dollar as Currency Loses Attraction Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 1:59 AM ET

    Hedge funds and forex dealers are betting record amounts against the dollar, reflecting a growing belief that the US currency has lost its haven appeal and that euro zone interest rates will soon rise, the Financial Times reported.

  • European Stocks To Rise 17% This Year? Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 12:15 AM ET

    Both the euro area's public debt and public deficit are lower than those in the US, so the euro and European stocks could post a strong rise this year, Peter Westaway, chief Europe economist at Nomura, said.

  • Hidden Debt Makes Governments Insolvent: Bear Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 12:13 AM ET

    A mountain of debt is growing but because it is off governments' balance sheets it has been so far ignored, Albert Edwards, global strategist at Societe Generale, said.

  • The currency markets have been trading on perceptions and expectations of interest rate changes. For the dollar to reverse its slide, an increase in US rate expectations will have to happen without other nations indicating that they will raise rates as well.

  • Decent U.S. employment numbers are failing to really lift the dollar, and Greece is talking tough about market upheaval. Is a Freaky Friday in the offing? Here's your daily FX fix.

  • ECB April Rate Hike Would Be 'a Mistake': Roubini Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 6:32 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The European Central Bank should not raise interest rates in its next meeting because it risks widening the gap between struggling periphery economies and the stronger ones at the center of the euro zone, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Friday.

  • European Stocks To Rise on US Payrolls Data Hopes Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 2:11 AM ET
    A broker works as his control screen shows a graph of activity on the French Stock Exchange in Paris.

    European shares were set to rise on Friday after sharp gains on Wall Street and in Asian equities on growing optimism on a key U.S. jobs report.

  • Maria's Market Message     Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo discusses the day's top business and financial stories, including Wall Street's rally, a good jobless claims number, and gold's big hit. And EADS has decided not to appeal the Air Force tanker decision.

  • Geithner on Libya, Global Competition     Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 2:48 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner discusses efforts to freeze Libyan assets and the country's top priorities on the global economic front. The stronger the world is, he says, the stronger our recovery will be in the U.S.

  • Holding Steady in Europe, Reaching High in China Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 9:45 AM ET

    The European Central Bank decides to keep interest rates at the low, low rate of 1%, but hints that could change as early as April. Meanwhile, in China, a central bank governor predicts the yuan will become a reserve currency. Your daily FX fix, right here.

  • Euro Zone Countries 'Have Cancer': Risk Consultant Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 9:01 AM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    Periphery euro zone countries are seriously ill and will have to default on their debt at some point, Satyajit Das, a risk consultant and author of "Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives" told CNBC Thursday.

  • European Stocks To Open Higher as Oil Prices Drop Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 2:15 AM ET

    European stock index futures pointed to a rebound on Thursday on optimism over the health of the U.S. economy following forecast-beating data, and as oil prices dropped.