• US Money Market Funds Build Liquidity Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 12:49 AM ET
    US Capitol Building

    US money market funds are stockpiling cash in case Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling, distorting the short-term market for US government debt and raising borrowing costs for banks and other financial institutions, reported the FT.

  • EU to Ask Banks to Reveal Compensation Packages Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 6:54 AM ET

    Banks in Europe will be required to disclose more information about the number of their employees earning more than one million euros ($1.4 million) under proposals put forward by Brussels. The FT reports.

  • Money Market Funds Cut Euro Bank Exposure Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 12:35 AM ET

    US money market funds have sharply cut their exposure to banks in the euro zone over the past few weeks and reduced the availability of credit, even in stronger countries such as France, the FT reported.

  • Investors Scramble to Prepare for the Unthinkable Saturday, 23 Jul 2011 | 2:49 PM ET

    World markets have behaved until now as if it were inevitable that Congress would raise the debt ceiling  before the Treasury Department exhausts its ability to pay all of its bills in early August. The breakdown of negotiations Friday has jolted that sense of equanimity, the New York Times reports.

  • Banks Brace For Hits on Greek Bonds Friday, 22 Jul 2011 | 12:45 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

    Banks across Europe are braced to take as much as 17 billion euro ($24.5 billion) of writedowns on their holdings of Greek sovereign debt within a matter of days.

  • Trader's Eye on the Markets     Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 6:39 AM ET

    Yra Harris, Praxis Trading weighs in on pre-market futures and what to keep an eye on during the trading day.

  • Shelved IPOs Create Logjam in Europe Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 12:46 AM ET

    The logjam of initial public offerings is building in Europe, after almost $10bn of flotations were shelved in the first half of the year due to market volatility and investors’ disillusionment with recent listings.

  • Brooks Arrest Raises Risk of Action in US Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 6:55 AM ET
    News Corp

    News Corp is facing heightened legal risks in its home US market over the phone hacking and police bribery scandal after the arrest of Rebekah Brooks, the former News International chief executive, but legal analysts believe US authorities are unlikely to take rapid action against the company. The FT reports.

  • Distressed Debt Deals Set to Follow Stress Tests Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 4:07 AM ET

    Bankers believe that an additional disclosure requirement, relating to previously unpublished details of banks’ credit exposures, could trigger approaches for credit portfolios from specialist buyers. The FT reports.

  • Stock Futures Well Off Lows     Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 9:00 AM ET

    The Squawk on the Street news team take a look at stock futures rebounding off lows.

  • Europe’s banks are growing increasingly angry over the stress tests being run by European regulators, complaining that the process has been excessively rigid, with damaging changes to the exercise rushed through at the last minute, according to the FT.

  • Natural Gas Fizzles     Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 3:22 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports a build up in natural gas inventories sent futures plummeting today.

  • Moment of Truth for the Euro Zone Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 2:15 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    The biggest question in any debt crisis is whether a credible path back to solvency can be found. For Greece, this now seems very unlikely, the Financial Times reports.

  • Pre-Market Buzz     Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    A preview of market activity and what to watch for at the open, with Pat Kernan, Cardinal Capital Management.

  • Futures Market Preview     Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 8:36 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli with a look at today's futures activity at the CME, with Barry Knapp, Barclays.

  • Morning Markets Meeting     Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 7:48 AM ET

    A preview of today's futures and commodities markets, with Nicholas Bennenbroek, Wells Fargo; Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, and Stephen Schork, The Schork Report.

  • London Stock Exchange Open to Nasdaq Approach Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 12:44 AM ET
    NASDAQ MarketSite Tower, Times Square, New York, NY

    The London Stock Exchange would be open to considering a merger of equals with Nasdaq OMX, the US exchange operator, in the first sign that the British bourse could yet turn its attention to securing its future in another big merger after its attempted tie-up with Canada’s TMX Group collapsed, the FT reports.

  • Futures Market Preview     Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 8:34 AM ET

    A look ahead of the futures trading day, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • State Is Now Dominant Force in US Capital Markets Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 6:47 AM ET

    By the time you read this column today, a fascinating shift will almost certainly have occurred in the nature of US finance: for the first time the government will be the biggest source of outstanding home mortgage and consumer credit loans in the US, eclipsing private sector banks or investors.

  • Corn Trades Limit Down     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 12:55 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on the crop report and the dramatic drop in grain futures.

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