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Abigail Doolittle, Peak Theories Research LLC, discusses the euro vs. the dollar and what the charts have to say about the euro's next move. With Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank.
Louise Coioper, BCG Partners markets analyst, discusses the pending S&P downgrades in Europe and says the differential between the haves and have nots has increased. And Rick Santelli weighs in on the downgrade's impact on currency markets.
Senior European officials say S&P is about to downgrade several countries in Europe -- France confirmed it has already been downgraded. Insight on what this means for global markets, with March Chandler, Brown Brothers Harriman chief global currency strategist.
The U.S. markets are off the lows of the day, but still down on European downgrade concerns. Jamie Dimon blames regulatory activities for hampering bank's business. Jefferies raises Safeway from hold to buy. And Gizmodo says Microsoft's Bing is better than Google, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.
Markets are mostly down across Europe, weakened by reports of euro zone country downgrades by S&P. France & Austria ratings are expected to be downgraded a notch, from AAA. Ratings cuts do not include Germany, according to Reuters. The euro vs. dollar is at its lowest level since August 2010. And Greek negotiators are less optimistic about avoiding a default. With James Bianco, Bianco Research, and Jacques Cailloux, RBS.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details on why debt swap negotiators are less optimistic about averting default.
Discussing the role of the ECB in Europe's recovery, with Ned Phelps, Columbia University Center on Capitalism and Society director/Nobel Prize winner (2006).
Yields in a 3-year auction of Italian bonds fell, boosting European stocks. The yield came down to 4.83% from 5.62%, lowest since September 2011. But analysts said demand could have been slightly better, after an auction of Spanish debt on Thursday saw very robust demand from investors.
In the US stock index futures are broadly flat but Dow futures are up about 15 points on optimism about a solution to the euro zone debt crisis. In Europe, banks lead shares higher ahead of an Italian bond auction. Yields are down across the board after two successful auctions of Spanish and Italian debt on Thursday. Asian markets were mostly higher as a result of Thursday's successful European debt auctions.
Banks lost some momentum Thursday after leading the run-up in the S&P this year. Can financials sustain uptrend? Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group, says yes.
European shares mixed after weak U.S. economic data this morning. The Bank of England and the ECB leave key rates unchanged. Yields fall sharply in Spain and Italy debt auctions. There are now signs of economic stabilization, according to ECB President Mario Drahi. Recession in euro zone may be less likely, as a result.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details on the range of issues discussed between the Greek prime minister and finance minister.
European markets see gains across the board as bond yields fall, reports CNBC's Rebecca Meehan.
Michael Ozanian, Forbes executive editor, and Don Luskin, Trend Macro chief investment officer, discuss how investors can protect their portfolios, amid recession fears in Europe. Also, will the euro zone's debt crisis keep a lid on the market's rally? David Malpass, Encima Global founder & CEO, provides perspective.
Stocks edge lower after the S&P 500 hit its 5-month high yesterday. What's holding the markets back? Jeremy Zirin, UBS, and Rick Fier, Conifer Securities, discuss new signs the Germany economy is slowing down.
European markets fall as Fitch says ECB should ramp up bond buying. The euro falls to a 16-month low vs. the dollar following Fitch comments. Italian banking stocks rebound, led by Unicredit. There was strong demand for the sale of German bonds. The German economy shrinks during the 4th quarter. Merkel praises the Italian government for speed of launching reforms. Italian PM Monti warns of austerity exhaustion and says austerity alone will not solve all of his country's problems. A new report calls organized crime "Italy's Biggest Bank." Commercial bank overnight deposits at the ECB hit another record high. Natural gas stocks are weak as natural gas hits its lowest level since September 2009. With Yra Harris, Notes from Underground blog.
CNBC's Rick Santelli says that the focus on Europe will increase as investors will try and get involved with the CDS market or try and short financial and service companies in Europe or even globally.
Germany's Q4 GDP fell to .25 percent, reports CNBC's Ross Westgate, who examines the European markets.
European shares close solidly higher as Wall Street rallies. European commodity stocks are boosted by Alcoa's outlook. The ECB meets Thursday: the Euro zone enters recessionary territory. Fitch says it doesn't foresee cutting France's AAA rating this year. Fitch also says countries under review, like Italy and Spain, could be cut one or two notches. Germany's Merkel and the IMF's LaGarde are slated to meet today in Berlin. Philips says European weakness will hurt its Q4 profits. The Bank of France says the
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details on the guidelines for a Greek debt deal.
Bitcoin fans learnt that one of the virtual currency's exchanges will enforce customer verification checks from Thursday.
Google is challanging Apple's iPhone with MotoX, the FT reports.
The recent move by the Swiss government to allow banks to sidestep secrecy laws won't prevent them from depositing money in the country.
Sean Rad, CEO of Tinder, says the app is a "more efficient way" for people to form relationships, and explains how it plans to monetize in the future.
Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Group, is no stranger to political upheaval. He tells CNBC where in the region he sees the best potential, and why he is positive on Egypt.
In an exclusive interview with CNBC, veteran investor Mark Mobius discusses investing in frontier markets and explains how the global impact of a tapering by the US Federal Reserve is being exaggerated.