BRASILIA, May 27- Brazil's Senate on Wednesday approved an austerity measure that cuts pension benefits as part of President Dilma Rousseff's drive to reduce a widening fiscal deficit and regain investors' confidence in the once-booming economy. On Tuesday, the Senate approved a similarly watered-down version of another measure curbing unemployment...» Read More
LONDON, March 15- British finance minister George Osborne offered a sweetener to pensioners on Sunday, less than two months before a national election, but promised there would be no big giveaways for voters when he sets out his final pre-vote budget. While his hopes of delivering major tax cuts have been frustrated by slow progress in bringing down Britain's...
Stephen Cecchetti, professor of international economics and finance at Brandeis International Business School, says that the quantitative easing program is already a success, however, the risk-sharing aspect may be problematic for Europe.
Regarding Greece's debt negotiations, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup, says "We have to stop wasting time and really start talks now seriously."
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the official start of quantitative easing in Europe and whether EU finance ministers will give any money to Greece.
Gary McGann, CEO of Smurfit Kappa, tells CNBC that Ireland needs to support SMEs which are fundamental to a sustainable recovery.
Danny McCoy, CEO of IBEC, tells CNBC that despite high debt levels in Ireland, he sees a strong year of growth ahead.
Notis Marias, Greek Independent MEP, explains why he thinks that the European Central Bank is profiting from Greece's debt.
CNBC's Julia Chatterley talks to Yanis Varoufakis, finance minister of Greece, and asks him how Greece will pay their bills and what are their future plans.
Euro zone finance ministers have approved a four-month extension of Greece's bailout. David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, says negotiations will continue to happen for a long time, despite the extension.
What does the Greek public think about the current debt negotiations? CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports from Athens.
Discussing Greece, Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group, says there's no reason for Greece to go bankrupt and leave the euro zone.
Discussing the Greek debt negotiations, Anthony Chan, chief economist and managing director at Chase, says that the four-month bailout extension means only "breathing" space for Greece and there is a lot of "tough work" still ahead.
If an agreement between Greece and the euro zone isn't reached by Monday, then the markets will react negatively says Themis Themistocleous, head European investment office at UBS Wealth Management.
Discussing the Greek debt negotiations, CNBC's Julia Chatterley talks to Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup and Hans Joerg Schelling, finance minister of Austria, on their thoughts.
CNBC's Julia Chatterley talks to Elena Panaritis, an adviser to the Greek Government, about the ongoing debt negotiations.
As Europe's debt talks with Greece's anti-austerity government continue, another austerity hater builds support in Spain.
CNBC's Annette Weisbach reports on the European Central Bank denying reports of capital controls for Greece.
Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Asset Management, says the European Central Bank is heaping more pressure on the Greek government by indirectly leaking the potential for capital controls.
James Davidson, fund manager at JPMorgan Asset Management, discusses Greek debt negotiations in terms of a Grexit and its potential for contagion.
Darren Ruane, head of fixed interest at Investec Wealth and Investment Limited, says the euro zone would like to put the Greece situation "to bed."