In a world preoccupied by crises, the global economy has taken something of a back seat. But there are signs it is in trouble despite being awash with cash from low interest rates.» Read More
Of all the ills afflicting the U.S. economy, inflation has been pretty low on the list. Looks like it's time to add it back.
Interest rates and whether bonds are expensive may be up for debate, but some are tipping bond picks, with emerging Europe among the favorites.
The dollar was up around a third of a percent against the yen as markets listened to the Bank of Japan's latest comments on policy on Friday.
Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, says the European Central Bank is acting on its mandate of price stability.
Jurgen Stark, former member of the ECB executive board, discusses the euro strength and says the effect of currency depreciation on competitiveness is and "illusion" and only short-term.
Jurgen Stark, former member of the ECB executive board, says that low inflation in Europe is not a threat but actually "good news".
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Retail sales missed expectations, and state unemployment benefits claims climbed higher than expected.
The real economy is not "functioning correctly", says former ECB President, Jean-Claude Trichet, and governments must continue to implement structural reforms.
The ECB latest action are "absolutely justified", and Mario Draghi must continue to send strong messages to governments and the private sector says Jean-Claude Trichet, former ECB president.
The dollar extended gains against the euro, amid expectations that the Federal Reserve could raise rates sooner than expected.
Veteran trader Art Cashin tells CNBC he's keeping an eye on commercial and industrial lending activity, which could "perk up" markets even more.
CNBC's Mary Thompson speaks to Ken Moelis, Moelis & Company founder & CEO, about how current market conditions favor M&A and what specific sectors he expects to pick up this year. Moelis also comments on how the ECB's rate decision will affect M&A.
Kevin Gaynor, head of macro strategy at Nomura, discusses monetary policy in the U.S. and euro zone and says the ECB trade is more about rates than it is about the euro.
Is the S&P 500 about to take 2,000 for the first time ever? Traders are divided.
U.S. markets will be looking to the European Central Bank for a push in this data-light week, veteran trader Art Cashin told CNBC Monday.
"The market still shows good value," says Milton Ezrati, Lord Abbett senior economist & market strategist, in discussing if the market is fairly valued.
Discussing the health of the economies in Europe amid a low rate environment, and what could help boost the U.S. economy, with Mark Grant of Southwest Securities. He does not see the 10-year Treasury getting to 3 percent for years.
The euro rose against the dollar and the yen on Monday, on confidence that the ECB will not be easing policy again soon.
Francesco Filia, CEO and CIO of Fasanara Capital, says that the latest ECB action will bode well for equities and bonds in Europe -- especially Italian and Greek equities.