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  • European Shares To Open Lower on Libya Worries Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
    Traders sit in front of their screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares are set to fall on Tuesday as concerns grow over the political unrest in Libya and Asian stock markets tumbled.

  • Will the Euro Crisis Strike Back? Monday, 21 Feb 2011 | 8:07 AM ET

    If previous EU responses to the euro crisis are any guide, investors should not be expecting a highly-coordinated, shock-and-awe approach like those we have seen from the US authorities.

  • A new law devised to help Greece crack down on tax cheats is only one of the many efforts Greek authorities have made over the past year to change what has long been a way of life in this country — rampant tax evasion. But so far, to little avail. The New York Times reports.

  • Ireland's Leading Party Wants New Bailout Terms Monday, 21 Feb 2011 | 6:09 AM ET
    protestors irish prime ministers office

    The leading party in Ireland's national election campaign wants to spread the pain from the nation's bank collapse to investors in bank bonds.

  • Why Europe's Banks Are on a Borrowing Binge Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 3:24 PM ET
    Euro bills

    Traders point to the fact that there is no sign that Europe’s credit markets are beginning to seize up as they did last spring, with banks worrying about each other’s counter-party risk. That’s evident from the fact that there is no spike in LIBOR, the interest rate at which banks borrow unsecured cash from each other on London's wholesale market.

  • Can the Rally Continue?     Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    As Bernanke faces heat over his policies, which some believe is causing inflation around the world, investors wonder whether the rally will continue, with David Katz, Matrix Asset Advisors; Barry Knapp, Barclays. and CNBC's Guy Johnson.

  • A mystery is brewing at the European Central Bank, and China is getting some indirect heat. Here's your FXFix for Friday.

  • Emergency ECB Lending Remains Elevated Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 7:07 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Demand for emergency loans from the European Central Bank has stayed at unusually high levels for a second day in a row.  The FT reports.

  • Egyptians Say Military Discourages an Open Economy Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 4:48 AM ET
    Marchers shake hands with Egyptian Army soldiers on tanks during a demonstration against President Hosni Mubarek in Tahrir Square January 29, 2010 in Cairo, Egypt. Egytian soldiers were for the most part interacting peacefully with the marchers in Tahrir Square during the afternoon hours.

    The Egyptian military defends the country, but it also runs day care centers and beach resorts.  Since the ouster last week of President Hosni Mubarak, of course, the military also runs the government. And some say it has already begun taking steps to protect the privileges of its gated economy, reports the New York Times.

  • Some Spanish Savings Banks Want More Time to Recover Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 4:08 AM ET
    Spain

    Spanish savings banks, which have been ordered to raise more capital by the government, are facing an uphill struggle to persuade investors to help them improve their balance sheets, reports the New York Times.

  • For Germany’s Banks, a Grim Future Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 4:49 AM ET
    Global Credit Crisis

    The woes of WestLB, which has received $11 billion in taxpayer support since 2009, are symptomatic of a larger problem in the German economy. Many of its biggest banks are still on government life support after making bad lending bets during the bubble years. The New York Times reports.

  • Muni Meltdown     Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    Insight on whether now is a good time to buy munis, with Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Partners managing partner.

  • Europe's Day of Reckoning     Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 12:15 PM ET

    Discussing zero interest rate policy as an inescapable trap, and the reasons why Europe is currently caught in the throes of a true credit crisis, with Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Partners managing partner.

  • Nice Day For The Dollar, A Little Less So For Europe Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 10:43 AM ET

    The dollar delivers, and the pound takes a pounding. Here's your daily wrap of news getting attention in currency circles.

  • Liquidity-Induced Bubble Could Burst: Fund Manager Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 2:45 AM ET

    "While valuations are not yet stratospheric we question where the support may come from for continued earnings growth in 2012 and 2013," Pedro de Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital in London, said.

  • Europe Stocks Set To Open Higher on Earnings Hope Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 2:10 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 shares were set to edge up Wednesday on optimism for European companies' health as the latest raft of results is released.

  • Europe Shares to Open Higher, Eyes on UK Inflation Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 2:15 AM ET
    Traders sit in front of their screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares are expected to open higher on Tuesday, extending the previous session's 29-month closing high.

  • The Euro And The Yuan Could Use Some Good Lovin' Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 12:25 PM ET

    Europe gets messier, and the Chinese are (finally) buying someone else's stuff—Here's your FX Fix.

  • Weber Says Hawkish Views Led to ECB Race Exit Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 5:29 AM ET

    Bundesbank president Axel Weber said a lack of political acceptance in the eurozone for his hawkish monetary views had driven his abrupt decision not to run. The FT reports.

  • Hey Europe Have You Heard, There's A Party Going On Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 2:16 PM ET
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's stepping down has kicked off a massive celebration in Egypt, but the unrest there sure isn't helping the euro.