Finland has informed its 900,000 military reservists of their roles in the event of a military crisis against a backdrop of rising tensions.» Read More
Ian Williams, Chairman at Charteris Portfolio Managers says that gilts are at their most expensive compared to equities since the second world war.
Benchmark oil prices will likely extend gains this week after Fed Chief Ben Bernanke kept stimulus in play at his speech in Jackson Hole and as the industry assesses the damage in the Gulf of Mexico after tropical storm Isaac forced the closure of almost all offshore oil production.
Only a quarter of Germans think Greece should stay in the eurozone or get more help from other countries in the currency union, a Financial Times/Harris poll has found.
Even as Greece desperately tries to avoid defaulting on its debt, American companies are preparing for what was once unthinkable: that Greece could soon be forced to leave the euro zone. The NYT Reports.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke promised no specific action in his Friday speech, and this strategist has a plan for trading on the talk.
On August 21, a Chinese fisherman caught a rare fish worth over $475,000. As impressive a haul as that is, it didn’t represent the highest known payday for something caught from the sea.
This weekend, 35,000 Americans football fans descend on Dublin, Ireland. The reason? The Emerald Isle Classic, better known as the Notre Dame-Navy game. The game is not only the 86th time these two college football programs have faced off against each other, it is also a major economic event for Ireland's sluggish economy.
Many feel that Greece's fate, including its continued membership of the eurozone, rests in the hands of the Troika, those charged with evaluating Greek's reform efforts, its financing needs and how they should be met.
Since March 2009, when European indices sunk to the lowest in over a decade, continued volatility has meant many investors have been underweight equities. But a turnaround may be on the horizon for European stocks, according to some strategists, who say new policies in Europe could boost equities.
Discussing how to jump-start the U. S economy and finding a long term solution for Europe's debt crisis, with CNBC's Steve Liesman and David Lipton, IMF first deputy managing director.
Lawrence Lindsey, The Lindsey Group, president & CEO, weighs in on which steps to take to bring about economic recovery in the U.S.
Bernanke's speech looms and commodity prices dent currencies down under — it's time for your FX Fix.
Edward Lazear, former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the outlook on the U.S. economy and how to get Americans back to work, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
The legendary German Mittlestand is opening to investment, but some worry its successful culture may be threatened, the Global Post reports.
Fast-growing technology companies would be allowed to float as little as 10 per cent of their business on the London Stock Exchange under proposals being weighed up by Downing Street, the Financial Times Reports.
The European Central Bank would be given sweeping authority over all 6,000 eurozone banks under a plan being drawn up by the European Commission, putting Brussels on a collision course with Germany and the ECB itself, which have urged a more decentralised first step towards “banking union”, the Financial Times Reports.
Is it time for some eurozone governments to start selling that metaphorical family silver? Or, more specifically look at their all-too-real gold reserves, to find a solution to Europe’s crisis? That is a question which has recently been buzzing around in some policy making and investing circles. The FT reports.
This strategist says the euro has gotten ahead of itself.
Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart, the world's richest woman, has told Australians envious of rich people that they should stop complaining, work harder, and cut down on drinking, smoking and socializing.
Italy lifts the euro but China sinks the Aussie -it's time for your FX Fix.
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Vincenzo Scarpetta, political analyst at Open Europe, discusses what you need to know about this weekend's Spanish regional elections.
Christoph Schmidt, chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts, discusses Germany in relation to the ECB's monetary policy.
European equities closed mixed on Friday as investors focused on a central bank meeting in Portugal and a speech from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.