Financial Reform


  • Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, tells CNBC he is hopeful the outcome of the presidential election will end uncertainty in the market..

  • Will France Undertake 'Shock' Job Market Reforms? Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 1:04 AM ET

    One of France's most high-profile business figures has released a report which could be the wake-up call many believe France’s economy needs – or could end up gathering dust on an Elysee shelf.

  • Greece’s Recovery Coming – But at a Cost Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 5:25 AM ET

    Greece’s economy, in its fifth year of recession, is showing “tentative signs” of stabilization despite on-going political uncertainty, according to the latest research note from Credit Suisse. The bank pointed to increased industrial production and exports, as well as an improvement in competitiveness that is “well under way,” but also warned of the growing social cost.

  • We Should Debate Breaking Up Banks: Carlyle Pro Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 11:34 AM ET
    Carlyle Capital

    The managing director of private equity giant Carlyle Group says ending too big to fail is a debate the market needs to have.

  • Sandy Weill: The Guy Who Made the Bank Monster Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 11:44 AM ET
    Sandy Weill

    So the inventor of the financial superstore has finally turned against his creation.

  • Ben Simpfendorfer, Managing Director of consultancy Silk Road Associates urges economic reform in China. He says stimulus measures only provide a temporary shortfall to fill the gap in demand, and that China needs to bring the private sector back into play.

  • Glenn Levine, Senior Economist at Moody's Analytics says the Indian Prime Minister may find it tough to push through reforms due to India's acrimonious political situation.

  • Rahul Bajoria, Regional Economist, Barclays says Manmohan Singh's post as India's Finance Minister gives him the opportunity to pass much-needed economic reforms and to restore investor confidence.

  • The Cheerios Effect Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 7:43 PM ET
    Bart Chilton | Commissioner U.S. Commodity Futures

    Ever noticed how breakfast cereal tends to cluster together when the milk is added? There's a lesson in there for how to handle the global economic crisis.

  • Bush Family Business: Political Dynasty     Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 7:16 AM ET

    Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida (R), and his son, George P. Bush, St. Augustine Partners, discuss ways to empower small business and the policy reforms needed to carry them out.

  • Santelli Rant on the Fed: Who's the 'Big Cheese'     Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 11:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli weighs in on the Federal Reserve and reforms that could bring about growth and control costs. "Who's the big cheese? The big cheese isn't Ben Bernanke. The big cheese isn't Mario Draghi. The big cheese is Wisconsin," he says.

  • Diane Lin, Fund Manager, Pengana Capital says the tools that have been used to measure China's economic performance over the last decade won't be applicable in the coming ten years because of the structural changes taking place. She also explains why HSBC PMI data will continue to be weaker than government data.

  • China's Financial Reforms     Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 9:05 PM ET

    Diane Lin, Fund Manager at Pengana Capital discusses China's move to expand its foreign investment quota.

  • Risks Rising for Troubled Spain: Citi Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 3:21 AM ET

    With the Greek debt issue finally off the agenda following the completion of its debt restructuring and the euro zone still basking in the glow of the European Central Bank’s long-term refinancing operation, which pumped a trillion euros into the banking system, attention has turned to Spain’s finances.

  • Republicans and the Ryan Plan     Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Debating the merits of Rep Paul Ryan's plan to cut taxes and implement entitlement reforms, with Keith Boykin, CNBC contributor; David Freddoso, Washington Examiner; and Joe Watkins, former George H. W. Bush White House aide.

  • San Diego: Sun, Surf, and Big Money Problems     Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 7:53 PM ET

    Discussing San Diego's serious labor problem, with Roger Hedgecock, syndicated talk show host.

  • Blueprint for China to Open Up Markets Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 6:19 PM ET
    Chinese Yuan and US Dollar

    China should accelerate the loosening of capital controls, its central bank said, in a report outlining the path to a freely tradable currency and more open capital markets. The Financial Times reports.

  • Top 10 Bankruptcies in 2011 Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 9:18 AM ET
    The last four months of the year have seen a big jump in U.S. companies declaring bankruptcy.  In fact, four of the 10 largest bankruptcies of 2011, which span across industries including aviation, telecommunications, energy, and banking, were declared just last month.According to ratings agencies Moody's and Standard & Poor's, the rising trend of corporate defaults is expected to continue into 2012, given global growth uncertainties, the debt crisis in Europe, and tightening funding conditions.

    The last four months of the year have seen a big jump in U.S. companies filing for  bankruptcy protection. We’ve ranked the top 10 bankruptcy filings of 2011, using data from banktruptcydata.com.

  • Analysis: Vietnam Under Economic Strain Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 9:27 PM ET

    The number of property transactions in China’s largest cities has fallen to dangerously low levels, according to regulatory documents obtained by the Financial Times, and this could have a significant ripple effect. The FT reports.

  • Scott Cohn on Crime Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:36 PM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam

    Add health care fraud to ponzi schemes and insider trading at the top of the list of wrongdoing in the financial world.