Despite the lack of economic good news, euro zone countries are finding it increasingly easy to borrow thanks to record-low bond yields.» Read More
Q, the twinkly-eyed boffin who provides James Bond with his trademark high-tech gadgetry, faces fresh competition. The heads of British intelligence are appealing to small and medium-sized technology companies to help to provide the gizmos they need for covert operations, the Financial Times reports.
Elizabeth Warren took direct aim at Wall Street chief executives – who “wrecked our economy” and “strut around Congress . . . acting like we should thank them” – in a primetime address on Wednesday night that solidified her reputation as a rising liberal star. The FT reports.
Citigroup is launching a commodity trade finance business to capitalize on the pullback from the market by European lenders such as BNP Paribas, the Financial Times reports.
Anastasia Kastaniotou, a struggling mother of three, stood near the Greek Parliament building on Wednesday and threw up her hands as she contemplated an €11.5 billion austerity package that her country’s government was trying to tie up this week to keep Greece in the euro, the New York Times reports.
The European Central Bank is expected to come out swinging Thursday with a bond buying program intended to knock down rates for its weaker sovereigns.
The private bank of Goldman Sachs is quietly beefing up its lending to wealthy individuals with a host of new loan products and credit offerings. The FT reports.
Nokia and Motorola unveil new mobile phones; buzz is building for Amazon’s announcement tomorrow.
The European Central Bank will refrain from publishing any formal cap on bond yields when it announces a new plan to buy distressed eurozone sovereign debt at its governing council meeting on Thursday, two people familiar with the matter said. The FT reports.
David Malpass, President, Encima Global believes that ECB chief Mario Draghi can win over German opposition to the central bank's bond-buying plans. He explains why.
Investors are poised for good news from the European Central Bank, but these strategists are taking a dimmer view.
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To restore economic growth requires policy makers to adopt the all-round perfection of British heptathlete Jessica Ennis.
The scandal over global interest rates has state officials like Janet Cowell of North Carolina working intensely behind the scenes to build a case for suing the nation’s largest banks.
A slowdown in Germany could make politicians there even more averse to a bailout for the neighbors, this strategist says.
Italian and Greek governments hope to raise more than $2 billion from selling off land and properties, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.
During the 1970s and 1980s Sweden was lauded for its exemplary standard of living. Synonymous with high taxes, low unemployment and an iconic welfare system, the “Swedish model” became something other countries could be envious of. But a new report is challenging that belief.
The UK’s benchmark FTSE index has suffered this year compared to the country’s currency and bonds, a trend that is not set to end anytime soon, according to analysts.
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The "iconic London building", the Gherkin, has been put on the market for $1.1 billion. Julian Stocks, partner at Deloitte Real Estate, comments on potential buyers and the London office sector.
Carlos Caicedo, principal analyst at IHS Country Risk, says that Argentina defaulting and then restructuring its debt a few months later could lead to capital flight, currency fluctuations and social unrest.
Hans Humes, founder and CEO of Greylock Capital, discusses Argentina's bond woes and says holdout bondholders need "some kind of gesture" from the country.