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As the U.S. Fed moves closer to winding down some of its extraordinary easing, in Brazil, the impact of easy money policies in the developed world is felt every day.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron ruled out any bid by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown to take the top job at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday, saying Brown was in denial about the economic crisis.
Combine a number of countries into a currency union, and the voices of those proclaiming that sovereign default is akin to the arrival of the four horsemen of the apocalypse get louder.
Greece's lending costs, domestic mortgage rates and the price of consumer goods: all headed higher. The video game industry wishes it could say the same about sales. Here's what we're watching…
Discussing whether the IMF could take action against the United States regarding its mounting debt, Vince Reinhart, American Enterprise Institute, and CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Back in 1997, Thailand commenced its own banking crisis. The conventional wisdom was that the Thai economy was too small to affect other countries in the region. Nevertheless, the Asian crisis was soon in full swing, bringing down governments and moving from South East Asia to the whole of the region.
The IMF says the world's financial stability is still fragile and oil prices are a threat., with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.
As the European Central Bank’s rate hike and Federal Reserve’s policy skirmishes made headlines in the past week , in Brazil, the impact of easy money policies in the developed world is felt every day.
"Monetary policymaking is a notoriously difficult art. I say 'art' rather than 'science' deliberately," Dr Moorad Choudhry, Head of Business Treasury, Global Banking & Markets at Royal Bank of Scotland writes.
High Street retailers are dealing with the same pressures as their US counterparts and more.
The Greek government has declared war on its super-rich tax evaders, confirming Friday that it will chase taxpayers who own swimming pools, yachts and island homes.
Italy's president, Giorgio Napolitano, told CNBC the euro zone's third-largest economy was in no danger of going the way of Portugal and Ireland and seek a financial bailout.
The world's biggest economies are recovering from the Great Recession at troublesome speeds: too fast or too slow.
Perhaps we were wrong to cite the CBOE's VIX contract as a good indicator of market volatility? Recent events, including on-going military action in Libya and the Portugal sovereign debt crisis, would have suggested that the market should sell off on greater uncertainty, and yet the VIX fell from 29 last week to 17 today. Are investors becoming more sanguine about these issues?
The current market environment reminds me of the movie “Wayne’s world” that I saw longer ago than I care to remember. The party mood on the markets just continues in the face of clear and present dangers.
The heavy and humiliating defeat for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's collation in regional elections on Sunday is unlikely to derail parliamentary support for euro zone rescue measures but may bring uncertainty in financial markets, according to an analysis by Barclays Capital.
Attempts by Germany to renegotiate the structure of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) just as markets believed things had been settled at the meeting of euro zone leaders last week are an "ominous sign," Simon Derrick, the head of research at Bank of New York Mellon, wrote in a market note.
When European Union leaders gather in Brussels at the end of the week to finalise a much-anticipated “grand bargain” to solve their debt crisis, the eyes of the financial markets will be focused on an unlikely place: Finland, reports the Financial Times.
Jean Monnet, the father of European integration, once remarked that “Europe will be forged in crises, and will be the sum of the solutions adopted in crises.”
Did euro area policymakers finally pull a real live rabbit out of the hat? The headlines from Friday's summit are certainly impressive, advancing much quicker than expected and delivering the surprise of allowing the EFSF to intervene in the primary debt markets.