Central Banks


  • Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, explains why the ECB chose to keep its interest rates unchanged and says it remains "ready to consider all available instruments" if needed.

  • Should the ECB have cut rates?     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 7:45 AM ET

    Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, says the ECB should have cut its interest rates "months ago" as it would help the peripheral countries.

  • Further rate cut would be useless: Expert     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 7:30 AM ET

    Henri Sterdyniak, director of the Globalisation Department at the French Economic Observatory, says the ECB won't cut its interest rates and that the market wants Draghi to reaffirm they will remain low for a while.

  • Global markets: Italy stocks rebound     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 6:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investor sentiment was curbed by the impasse over the U.S. spending bill.

  • How the strong euro is hurting the recovery     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Jean-Michel Six, chief European economist at Standard & Poor's, discusses how the strong euro is making things difficult for the euro zone and argues it would be pointless for the ECB to cut rates further on Wednesday.

  • Dollar shorts get louder as shutdown continues Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 4:22 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Investors should bet against the dollar, currency strategists say as the U.S. government shutdown entered its second day on Wednesday.

  • Inflation not concern for ECB: Strategist     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    Francois Mallet, global head of strategic cooperation at Kepler Cheuvreux, says that inflation is at a low level and the European Central Bank should be concerned with job creation and boosting economic activity.

  • Is Australia’s rate-cutting cycle over? Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 1:21 AM ET

    Perhaps Australia's central bank is close to ending its cycle of rate cuts. That's the talk after the latest central bank meeting.

  • Shinzo Abe’s letdown puts onus on Bank of Japan Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 11:48 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk through the Togoshi shopping district in Tokyo, October 1, 2013.

    A lack of detail about how the government will buffer the economy from a rise in sales tax adds pressure on the BoJ to step up its monetary stimulus.

  • Mark Patterson, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress explains why he thinks there is a way out for the U.S. from the current shutdown and the looming debt ceiling.

  • Cashin: 'Armistice rally' push stocks higher     Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss what's causing markets to move higher, after last night's government shutdown.

  • Economic impact of shutdown     Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 10:40 AM ET

    Ed Lazear, Hoover Institution senior fellow, provides insight on the impact of the government shutdown on the broader economy.

  • Markets are 'pushing aside' shutdown: Pro     Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 6:31 AM ET

    Over two-thirds of the times the markets have been positive post-shutdown, says Darrell Cronk, Wells Fargo Private Bank, sharing his thoughts on how a short-term government shutdown will likely impact equity markets, with Michelle Girard, RBS chief U.S. economist.

  • Global markets: Europe shares move higher     Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 6:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Louisa Bojesen reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors shrug off the U.S. government shutdown and look for buying opportunities.

  • Did the Fed predict the shutdown?     Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    David Zervos, global head of fixed income strategy at Jefferies, says the Fed might have decided not to taper on concerns over the political situation and explains what the impact of this move was.

  • European Central Bank to stick to policy course Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 10:04 PM ET

    The European Central Bank is set to stick to its policy course on Wednesday while keeping a wary eye on risks to the euro zone's nascent recovery.

  • Santelli's Midday Bond Report     Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 1:32 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Cashin: Traders looking for 'Cinderella move'     Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani is joined by Art Cashin, of UBS, to discuss what the markets are expecting as the threat of a government shutdown looms.

  • Evans' Eye on the deficit     Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 9:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans shares her thoughts on the likely impact of a government shutdown.

  • Global markets: Europe stocks lower     Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 6:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, while Italian stocks tumble as political chaos in the country curbs investor sentiment.

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