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  • Irish PM: Thanks Europe, Warns Bond Holders Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 12:49 AM ET
    Ireland and European Union

    Ireland’s new prime minister Enda Kenny has thanked both German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet for their backing of the Irish people through the recent financial crisis.

  • Economic growth is not taking hold and current policy is insufficient, Moorad Choudhry, Head of Business Treasury, Global Banking & Markets at the Royal Bank of Scotland writes.

  • Brazil's Rising Inflation Hampers Growth Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 1:09 PM ET
    Mall in Sao Paolo, Brazil

    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 Would Veto Brown IMF Role Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 7:47 AM ET
    Prime Minister Gordon Brown

    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.

  • Stop Avoiding Euro Debt Restructuring: Choudhry Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 3:39 AM ET
    Stacks of 5-Euro bills

    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.

  • Bank of America

    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…

  • IMF Takes Aim at U.S.     Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    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.

  • Spain: The Regional Maginot Line? Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 5:17 AM ET
    Spain

    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.

  • World's Financial Stability     Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 9:10 AM ET

    The IMF says the world's financial stability is still fragile and oil prices are a threat., with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • IMF Upbeat on Global Economy     Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 11:33 AM ET

    The IMF is releasing its economic outlook, saying the global recovery will continue over the next two years, with CNBC's Steve Liesman. But what impact will events in Japan have on worldwide growth?

  • 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.

  • The European Blues     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    The sentiment that there will always be another bailout in Europe is rapidly coming to an end, reports CNBC's Guy Johnson.

  • "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.

  • US Consumer Having It Bad? Welcome to the UK Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 2:42 AM ET

    High Street retailers are dealing with the same pressures as their US counterparts and more.

  • Greece Seizes Yachts to Collect Tax Money: Official Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 12:45 PM ET
    Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou speaks during a press conference in the Finance ministry in Athens on February 24, 2011. Police clashed with protestors in Athens yesterday on the sidelines of a large demonstration on the year's first general strike against the debt-hit Socialist government's grueling austerity policies. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    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 Worried About Jobs, Won't Seek Bailout Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 10:48 AM ET
    President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano

    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.

  • Developing Economies Grow Too Fast: Analysis Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 4:20 AM ET
    China

    The world's biggest economies are recovering from the Great Recession at troublesome speeds: too fast or too slow.

  • VIX Shows Investors Are Upbeat; But They Shouldn't Be Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 1:35 AM ET

    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?

  • Will Dangers Spoil Markets' Party Mood? Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 3:20 AM ET
    Question Marks

    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.

  • Merkel's State Defeat Could Bring Uncertainty Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 8:20 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    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.