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  • ECB, BoE Leave Interest Rates Unchanged Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 9:11 AM ET

    The European Central Bank left rates unchanged as expected on Thursday, with analysts saying the doves in the governing council had the upper hand.  The Bank of England also left the rates on hold, with analysts expecting it to ease monetary policy early next year.

  • South Korea Holds Interest Rates as Expected Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 11:23 PM ET

    South Korea's central bank held its main interest rate steady at 5.0 percent for the third month in a row on Thursday, as widely expected, amid turbulent global markets and despite growing inflationary pressures.

  • Australia Unemployment Is Up, Full-Time Jobs Surge Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 10:20 PM ET

    Unemployment in Australia unexpectedly ticked up from 33-year lows in October but the number of full-time jobs increased by the biggest amount in 16 years, underlining the continued strength of the economy.

  • Dollar Plunges on China Central Bank Comments Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 12:25 PM ET

    The dollar dropped to record lows versus the euro Wednesday after comments by a Chinese official stoked fears the central bank of the world's fourth largest economy would reduce its holdings of U.S. assets.

  • Fed's Lacker Says Economic Risks Are 'Balanced' Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 10:58 AM ET

    The risks posed by the credit market turmoil and inflation were about balanced, and there was some improvement in inflation, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker said on Wednesday.

  • Market Insider/Wednesday Look Ahead Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 10:28 AM ET

    The shrinking U.S. dollar, record oil prices and some major earnings reports will dominate Wednesday trading. Oil edged past $98 moving deeper into record territory in overnight trade. Traders are betting crude has the legs to run through $100 in the next couple of days.

  • ECB May Intervene if Euro Rises to $1.50: Analysts Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 9:45 AM ET

    European Central Bank policymakers have been relaxed about the euro's steep rise against the  dollar -- in public at least -- but its move towards $1.50 is raising the prospect that it might intervene.

  • ECB Should Take Euro, Oil into Account: France Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 9:08 AM ET

    The European Central Bank should take into account a range of factors such as the strong euro and high oil prices when setting monetary policy, France's Secretary of State for Europe Jean-Pierre Jouyet said on Wednesday.

  • Australia's Central Bank Lifts Rates to 11-Year High Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 9:45 PM ET

    Australia's central bank raised interest rates to an 11-year high on Wednesday as it battled to contain inflation, a decision charged with unusual political implications just two weeks before a national election.

  • Wall Street Is Pressing Fed For More Rate Cuts Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 3:42 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    It's been less than a week since the Federal Reserve hinted it was done lowering interest rates. Yet Wall Street is already clamoring for yet another cut.

  • Caterpillar CEO Sees 'Soft Landing' for Economy Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 12:44 PM ET

    James Owens, the chief executive of Dow component Caterpillar, sees a soft landing in store for the U.S. economy.

  • Dollar Hits Record Low vs. Euro on Rate-Hike Fears Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 12:01 PM ET
    Dollar and Yen

    The dollar fell to all-time lows against the euro and a basket of major currencies Tuesday as investors feared the fallout from the credit turmoil was far from over and the Fed will have to cut interest rates some more.

  • Wall Street Is Pressing Fed For More Rate Cuts Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 12:01 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke may not have many soothing words for Wall Street when he testifies before Congress on Thursday.

  • Soros Forecasts 'Serious' US Economic Correction Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 10:13 AM ET

    Billionaire investor George Soros forecast on Monday that the U.S. economy is "on the verge of a very serious economic correction" after decades of overspending.

  • Market Insider/Tuesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 7:46 AM ET

    Financial stocks held the market underwater Monday and will continue to figure in Tuesday's trading as investors struggle to sort out what the credit mess means for Wall Street and the banking industry.

  • Falling Home Prices Pose Major Risk: Greenspan Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 4:23 AM ET
    On his last day as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Alan Greenspan smiles as he presides over his final Federal Open Market Committee meeting at the the Fed's headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006. He is speaking to Deborah J. Danker, at left, special assistant to the board, with Vice Chairman Roger W. Ferguson Jr., at right. Greenspan has held the post for more than 18 years and is widely viewed as the most successful chairman in the Fed's 92-year h

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said on Tuesday that falling U.S. home prices and high inventories of unsold properties presented a major risk to the U.S. economy and financial markets.

  • Dollar Edges Up vs. Euro on U.S. Services Data Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 12:31 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar edged up Monday against the euro in European trading, helped by better-than-expected growth in the U.S. services sector.

  • Stop Trading!: Fed Will Cut Another 100 Basis Points Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 11:12 AM ET

    Forget the Bernanke speak. Cramer doesn't think the central bank has any choice but to keep cutting rates.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Week Ahead: How Dangerous Is The Financial Sector? Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | 1:30 PM ET

    Stocks could be setting up for a bit of a bounce back but first investors need to decide just how radioactive the financial sector has become. Heading into the weekend, market rumors of lurking credit issues plagued bank and brokerage stocks.

  • Dollar Hits Record Low as Financial Stocks Drop Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 4:29 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar sank to record lows against the euro and a major currency basket on Friday, as persistent worries about unreported losses at financial firms overshadowed a strong U.S. payrolls report.