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The crisis in the euro zone has exposed the flaws of the 17-member currency union, and its leaders will need to take urgent action if they want the euro to survive, Warren Buffett told CNBC on Monday.
The message from Germany is clear: there will be no bailout of the euro zone via monetizing debt through bond purchases by the European Central Bank. This stance, according to Chris Tinker, an equity strategist at Libra Investment Services in London, means higher borrowing costs acting as a mechanism for pushing through structural reforms.
Ireland is viewed by many on the outside as the best performer from the struggling euro zone peripheral economies, but there are plenty of voices within the country who doubt this can continue.
European stocks were called to open lower on Monday tracking Asia overnight as fears persist over the ability of European leaders to resolve the debt crisis in the euro zone and how to tackle funding difficulties for European banks.
If a week is a long time in politics, two weeks covering affairs of state in Italy can seem like an eternity. Maybe that's why Rome got its moniker, but having covered the fall of Berlusconi and the rise of Monti's technocrats, there's some relief things moved along quicker than I and investors feared.
A third of the price that Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Money is paying to buy Northern Rock will be funded from the state-owned bank’s current capital base, the Financial Times has discovered.
Signals of market stress are increasing, with a growing number of measures now flashing yellow and some on the verge of flashing red. The longer this persists, the greater the risk of very large market moves - in either direction, depending on the economic and financial catalysts.
The week's top business news and investing advice, including how to play Europe and gold.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on markets waiting to hear if the IMF will get a loan from the ECB, and the Fast Money traders take a look at whether gold is losing its safe-haven appeal.
A scandal is brewing in Dublin over reports the Irish budget was presented to the German Bundestag's budget committee for approval after a meeting Wednesday between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny
A check on the economy, with Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo Securities and James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management, who weigh in on the markets.
European stocks were called to open lower on Friday after Asian shares fell for the fourth day running in overnight trading as concerns grew over European borrowing costs.
Earlier this year, Deutsche Bank quietly decided to reduce its exposure to Italian government bonds. But it did not do that by simply selling debt; instead it achieved this partly by buying protection against sovereign default with credit derivatives contracts. The FT reports.
Euro contagion fear still rattles the market, but St. Louis Fed president, James Bullard says those fears are overblown. Discussing whether the former Fed governor has it right, and if QE3 is on the way, with Randy Kroszner, University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Despite Thursday's sell-off, are there encouraging economic signs on the horizon? Robert Doll, BlackRock chief equity strategist; Liz Ann Sonders, Charles Schwab chief investment strategist; and Art Laffer, Laffer Investments chief investment officer, provide insight.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thoughts of the day on green energy companies.
Questcor is a rare growth biotech, says Mad Money's Cramer, with a spectacular 42% growth rate, selling at 23 times earnings. Discussing the company's outlook, with Donald Bailey, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. CEO.
Using the PEG ratio, Mad Money's Cramer shows investors how they can buy Starbucks for less, on a growth basis, than they'd pay for Dunkin Brands.
This stock is expensive, says Mad Money's Jim Cramer, but it represents the future of tech, with a broad suite of cloud based software and a rapidly growing subscription base. Discussing the company's growth prospects, with Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com, Inc. CEO
Mad Money host Jim Cramer weighs in on Thursday's Spanish bond auction and its impact on global markets.