Falling corporation tax has been a key driver of profitability over the last two decades, increasing pressure on CEOs to reduce their company's tax bill, Markit's Will Duff-Gordon told CNBC on Tuesday.» Read More
Jamie Dimon speaks out, PC sales are in decline; U.S. sets tariffs on solar panels and Spain is downgraded by the S&P for the third time this year.
As the Greek government contemplates shedding state-owned assets to help pay down staggering debts, it could consider leasing or even selling the rest of the port to China, the New York Times reports.
Risk-sensitive currencies have been on a roll, but these strategists say the fun is about to end.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday for a third consecutive session, with resurging worries about the global economic outlook undermining investor sentiment.
Earnings weigh on risk and the IMF issues a euro zone warning — it's time for your FX Fix.
Trading volumes for stocks have decreased since 2008 and a series of high profile glitches have continued to hurt investor confidence. On Tuesday, erroneous trades led to a spike in a number of U.S.-listed stocks including Pandora and Nokia.
Sir Mervyn King has given his clearest admission yet that he no longer believes price stability should be the Bank of England’s sole objective, arguing that central bankers should be flexible with inflation targets to head off future financial crises. The FT reports.
Capital and liquidity rules for the biggest UK banks have been quietly relaxed in an effort to stimulate lending, a move that puts Britain at the forefront of a global experiment to use bank regulation to moderate the economic cycle.
Jose Vinals, Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department at the IMF says the concentration of government bonds in Japan's banking system is a concern.
Equities finish lower, Alcoa and Yum get earnings season off to a good start.
Don't look now, but Norwegian housing prices are on a tear.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Athens on Tuesday wearing apparently the same lime green jacket in which she celebrated Germany's defeat of Greece in the 2012 European Football Championship.
European shares closed lower in thin trade on Tuesday, with concerns continuing to surround the euro zone as German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes her first diplomatic visit to Athens since the start of the debt crisis in 2009.
As the markets close across Europe, CNBC's Simon Hobbs offers insight. Michelle Caruso-Cabrera weighs in on the protests in Greece amid German Chancellor Merkel's visit, and explains Greece's need for even more money. Nariman Behravesh, IHS chief economist, offers insight.
Labor unrest in South Africa is weighing on the rand, and this strategist sees more weakness ahead.
Greece and Spain drive the euro and Japan and South Korea shrink their swap — it's time for your FX Fix.
Iraq’s contribution to the world’s oil supply will significantly increase to more than 8 million barrels a day by 2035, outstripping its current output, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.
Noted investor and the publisher of the Gartman Letter, Dennis Gartman rubbished the latest warning on global economic weakness to come from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) saying he “paid no attention [to it] whatsoever.”
With its economy still reeling from the housing crash, Ireland is making a bold move to help tens of thousands of struggling homeowners, the New York Times reports.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel flies into the heart of Europe's debt crisis on Tuesday, facing protests by angry Greeks to bring a message of support to a near-bankrupt nation fighting to stay in the euro.
Goldman Sachs has upgraded its target for the S&P 500, forecasting it will climb a further 5 percent to 1750.
Citigroup's Jonathan Stubbs told CNBC that European equities have "rarely" been so appealing to investors.
There are no signs of a turnaround for the euro zone after six straight quarters of recession, and even once mighty Germany is struggling.
Rumors that Brazil's social security fund called Bolsa Familia was to be cancelled led to a bank run over the weekend.
An independent Scotland is at risk of a Cyprus-style banking crisis, as its banking sector would be "exceptionally large."
As U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron heads to Brussels this week to discuss EU tax policies, he knows there are far more taxing questions at home regarding regarding the EU.
Eric Wasserstrom, managing director at Suntrust Robinson Humphrey, tells CNBC that in his own view the Jamie Dimon JPMorgan vote is unlikely to garner sufficient support to compel the board to make a change.
Jed Kolko, chief economist at Trulia, tells CNBC that the housing starts tumble is likely to be a blip and should recover next month.
Alex Simmons, UK editor in chief at IGN, tells CNBC that the new Xbox will be an improved version of the 360 but needs to become more like an entertainment hub than a traditional Xbox.