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Data pointing to promising levels of bank lending and money supply in the United States, which have been touted as signs of a recovery, should be treated with caution according to Albert Edwards, strategist at Societe General.
President Obama skipped dessert at a long summit meeting dinner in Cambodia on Monday to rush back to his hotel suite. It was after 11:30 p.m., and his mind was on rockets in Gaza rather than Asian diplomacy. He picked up the telephone to call the Egyptian leader who is the new wild card in his Middle East calculations, the New York Times reports.
Amid wrangling over how much money the European Union spends at a time of grinding austerity across the Continent, Martin Ehrenhauser, an Austrian member of the European Parliament, lobbed a sobering question this summer at the union’s Brussels bureaucracy: How many bottles of booze does it have stocked in its wine cellars, the New York Times reports.
The U.S. embassy in Paris has taken the unusual step of flatly denying a French report that Washington was responsible for a cyber attack on the Elysée palace shortly before Nicolas Sarkozy was succeeded as president by François Hollande in May this year, the Financial Times reports.
When the hacker group Anonymous attacked the website of the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe last week, it said it was responding to the OSCE’s “betrayal of democratic values” following Ukraine's October parliamentary elections. The Global Post reports.
Hopes were rising in Brussels that an unlikely deal with the U.K. over the EU’s long-term budget was taking shape, although the chief negotiator was trying to resolve a deluge of last-minute complaints from other countries on the eve of what could be a gruelling summit. The FT reports.
Christopher Ferrarone, Global Equity Strategist, UBS says that ECB's "Outright Monetary Transactions" programme is meaningful and that Europe's recovery will continue unless something drastic happens in Greece or Spain.
Adolfo Laurenti, Deputy Chief Economist & MD at Mesirow Financial, says there are a lot of conflicts to be reconciled at the European Union meeting but it is unlikely to result in a breakdown in budget talks.
European shares closed higher after choppy trade on Wednesday as investors watched for signs of progress on a delayed deal to unlock aid to keep Greece solvent.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on market-moving events in Europe; CNBC's Gary Kaminsky has the play on increasing yields; and a look at what's moving U.S. stocks today, with CNBC's Bob Pisani.
Bill O'Neill, CIO at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, informs CNBC that the U.S. will lead a surge toward self-sustaining growth in 2013, improving the outlook for equity investment.
Mike Lynch, the founder of Autonomy who is engaged in a war of words with Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Meg Whitman over allegations of fraud, is firmly at the heart of the British establishment and was once dubbed the “British Bill Gates” by the media.
Japan's exports slide again and Bank of England members question QE — it's time for your FX Fix.
Hewlett Packard’s surprising announcement of accounting irregularities at Autonomy caught the market by surprise on Tuesday and led to a nearly 12 percent decline in the company’s stock. But Autonomy’s accounting had been questioned by analysts years ago, according to one equity analyst that CNBC spoke to.
CNBC's Ross Wesgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as the IMF and finance ministers have yet to reach a deal on Greek debt.
Greece’s international lenders once again failed to reach an agreement on how to bring down its debt levels, delaying the release of vital aid to Athens and pushing the euro lower. Yet all is not lost for Greece and the single currency, analysts told CNBC.
Whatever the reasons behind Mitt Romney’s failure to convince the U.S. electorate that he was the man for the job, and there are myriad explanatory factors, it seems his team’s position on economics was one of them.
Almost five years ago, a friend of Kweku Adoboli sent him an email about Jérôme Kerviel, the rogue trader who had just lost 4.9 billion euros at French bank Société Générale, the Financial Times reports.
Cyber warfare has arrived, but has yet to reach its full potential. What would a real digital war look like? Like the most terrifying sci-fi movie you've ever seen.
The fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza is likely to have only a limited impact on Israel's economy if it ends quickly, Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer told CNBC’s "Closing Bell" on Tuesday.
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Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie, founder of Mallow and Marsh, explains how her business grew from making marshmallows in her kitchen to a recent deal with supermarket chain Sainsbury's.
Jeffery Rothfeder, author of "Driving Honda", says that Honda's strategy of setting up localized operations in every market it goes into means the group gets the best margins in the auto industry.
Ian Cheshire, Kingfisher's chief executive, discusses the French business environment and says that he agrees with the French prime minister's call for monetary policy easing from the ECB.