• Citigroup Warrants Bring In $312.2 Million Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 8:46 AM ET
    Treasury Building

    The Treasury Department says it has received $312.2 million from the sale of warrants it held in Citigroup. The sale was the government's latest effort to recoup costs from the $700 billion financial bailout.

  • Divided But Standing Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 2:33 AM ET

    At least for this year, the euro zone will remain united  and no country is likely to default, analysts told CNBC.com. But debt restructuring is on the horizon for later.

  • AIG CEO Gets Good Prognosis, Will Stay Until 2012 Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 5:08 PM ET
    Robert Benmosche

    American International Group said Monday that CEO Robert Benmosche, who has been battling cancer, has received a favorable prognosis and is expected to remain in his position at AIG until his retirement in 2012.

  • Treasury Announces Citigroup Warrant Auction Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 10:27 AM ET
    Treasury Building

    The government says it will sell 465.1 million warrants it holds from Citigroup in an auction on Tuesday.

  • Investor Clouds Over Europe Are Lifting Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 12:40 PM ET

    Day by day, investors in Europe tell me their confidence is growing that the Union is moving decisively towards fixing its problems.

  • Why Some European Markets Rose Thursday Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 2:16 PM ET

    Hidden among an otherwise sea of red due to China fears, some markets rallied: Athens' ASE up 2.6 percent, Portugal's PS120 up 1.1 percent and Spain's IBEX spacer up 0.76 percent.  More importantly, there's a growing bid under peripheral European debt.

  • Spain is planning to inject billions of euro into the nation's struggling savings banks, known as cajas, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

  • Germany Will Pay to Rescue the Euro: Bank CEO Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 5:36 AM ET

    Expanding the EFSF is not the right solution, said Andreas Treichl, the CEO of Erste Bank, the Austrian-based bank focused on lending in Eastern Europe. Treichl added that one way or another, Germany will ultimately end up picking up the bill.

  • Support Grows for Larger European Rescue Fund Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 12:25 PM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Support was rising Monday for plans to increase the lending power of the rescue fund for the debt-laden euro zone countries. The New York Times reports.

  • 'Explosive' Food Prices the Biggest Risk: Analyst Monday, 17 Jan 2011 | 2:26 AM ET
    Wheat field

    Overheating emerging markets, in China in particular, pose the biggest threat to the market and political situation in 2011 according to Philippe Gijsels, head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets.

  • AIG CEO: It May Take 18 Months to Shed US Stake Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | 6:01 PM ET
    AIG headquarters at 180 Maiden Lane.
  • How to Trade a Stronger Euro Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 11:37 AM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders reveal a second derivative trade off of a European recovery.

  • The Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill that raises the state income tax from a maximum rate of 3% to 5%. They also raised the corporate income tax...As painful as they are, we are in the position of having no choice and yet, these tax increases will not raise the expected amounts.

  • Commentary: The Sobering Truth About Portugal Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 2:02 PM ET
    lisbon portugal

    So, Portugal sold 1.2 billion euros of debt ($1.61 billion). Big deal. What does that prove? Surely in the context of sovereign debt, the amount is tiny. Moreover, Lisbon won't tell us who bought the paper.

  • Spain's Position Is Strong: Santander Vice Chairman Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 2:55 AM ET

    Spain is different than other euro zone periphery countries as its fiscal position is strong, Matias Rodriguez Inciarte, vice chairman of bank Santander, told CNBC Wednesday in an interview.

  • For Bank Investors, Wait for Dividends Coming to End Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 2:13 PM ET

    When the biggest US banks submit their capital plans to the Fed on Friday, it will mark an important post-crisis milestone for the industry, clearing the way for many of them to resume providing dividends.

  • lisbon portugal

    Despite denials by the Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates that the country will not be seeking financial aid from the IMF or the European Union, technical discussions are being held ‘quietly’ among European leaders about a possible bailout plan, the Portuguese newspaper Publico reported on its Web site.

  • AIG Issuing Warrants to Shed Government Stake Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 7:52 AM ET
    AIG headquarters at 180 Maiden Lane.

    Insurance giant American International Group Inc. is issuing 75 million warrants as part of its plan to free itself from U.S. government ownership.

  • A Bank of America branch.

    A team of 15 to 20 top officials at the bank, led by the chief risk officer, has been scouring thousands of documents in the event that they become public, the New York Times reports.

  • The European Union Is Over Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 9:48 AM ET

    The decision by the European Union last week to create a permanent bailout fund may not end the sovereign-debt crisis but it will—eventually—end the European Union as we know it.

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