Stephen Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program "Squawk Box Europe ." Sedgwick is also CNBC's OPEC reporter, covering major meetings and interviewing top OPEC oil ministers, non-OPEC ministers and heads of bodies such as the IEA and EIA.
Prior to joining CNBC, Sedgwick worked for the UK Press Association on the City desk and at Dow Jones on the European Markets desk. At Dow Jones, Stephen regularly broke market-moving stories and was a contributor to The Wall Street Journal Europe.
Before his career in journalism, Stephen spent 11 years trading in the financial markets, specialising in equity and bond market derivative products. In 1988, Stephen joined Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (formerly Kleinwort Benson Securities) and worked as an equity option marketmaker before moving on to Credit Lyonnais where he became Head of the London option market-making team on Liffe.
Sedgwick studied politics at the University of London, with a focus on world economic development, IMF, World Bank and WTO; and journalism at the National Council for Training Journalists.
The rise in Greek yields is a clear warning markets are in the mood to 'punish any country that takes creditors for granted. '
Russia is still one of the most enigmatic, complex and confusing countries on this planet. It is a country that ever since the break down of the Soviet Union in 1991 has been promising modernization, promising to invest in new technologies and promising to reduce its economic dependence on its vast natural resources.
Spain's presidency has as its bedrock the '2020 Strategy' plan. A plan to create jobs and to make Europe a 'smarter, greener social market'. But Spain itself has the worst jobs picture anywhere in the EU27.
Surely even the most hard-line of EU leaders are not blind to the fact that if Greece goes over the cliff then there will be other targets for the markets. Targets such as Portugal, Ireland, Spain and non-euro zone countries like the U.K.
The euro has been very good for Greece and the possibility of the country exiting the euro zone, as some analysts speculated recently, is "absurd," Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou said Wednesday.
Happy Monday! At least it is for the likes of James Cameron, Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges who, among others, are savoring Golden Globe victory this morning. Not a sequel or remake in sight amongst the winners.
Whereas the global regulatory and political powers-that-be made a good job of feigning coordination in their collective panic-button-pushing stimulus at the height of the financial crisis, it seems that it’s everyone for themselves in the scramble to punish the perceived perpetrators.
There was a time when change was all the rage. This was a time when the world was sick of debt, sick of ineffectual politicians, sick of useless financial products that benefited no one and sick of bankers who paid themselves like star quarterbacks.
Cutmore anchors CNBC’s flagship "Squawk Box" in EMEA; the three-hour show bookends the opening of European equity markets.
Based in London, Tso co-anchors CNBC flagship show in EMEA, Squawk Box, a show that sets the news agenda every trading day.
Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program "Squawk Box" (Europe) and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.