Spanish stocks fell over 2 percent on Monday amid political uncertainty after local elections that analysts say usher in a new "era" for the country.» Read More
Francois Mallet, MD, Head of Equity, Kepler Capital Markets recommends France's Carrefour, which he says will benefit from a new strategy and a new CEO.
Economists have uncovered a hole in Spain’s budget that threatens to allow the country’s regional governments to overspend this year, calling into question the credibility of Madrid’s deficit reduction plan agreed with Brussels, the Financial Times reports.
Spain expects to use about 60 billion euros, or $75 billion, of the 100 billion euros of bank rescue financing offered by European finance ministers in June, according to the Spanish economy minister, Luis de Guindos, the NYT reports.
Germany and China have been criticized for running a surplus, but they have given themselves a cushion and greater flexibility during the crisis, says Nick Carn, founder, Carn Macro Advisors. However, he warns, over-reliance on exports could lead China into trouble.
European markets are called to open cautiously Monday after mixed signals from euro zone politicians and officials over the weekend.
Fraser and Neave, the conglomerate at the center of the battle for Asia Pacific Breweries, will hand shareholders S$4 billion ($3.4 billion) from the sale of its stake in the maker of Tiger beer to Dutch brewer Heineken. The FT reports.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving activity from Europe.
The Republican Party’s idea to return to the gold standard is ludicrous and nonsensical and is simply a plan put forward by the political opposition to score points, according to analysts.
Mujtaba Rahman, Eurasia Group analyst, weighs in on action from the European Central Bank and whether some euro zone countries will seek exemption for their banks.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at Spanish bonds, as French and German leaders send a united message to Greece to continue on the path of reform.
When the latest market squall hit the eurozone last month, the governments of Spain and Italy responded with a time-honored defense; as panic mounted, they banned the short selling of shares in banks, in a desperate bid to shore up confidence.
Of all the many striking policy measures taken since the financial crisis, one of the most extraordinary has gone almost unremarked—the introduction of negative official interest rates by Denmark, the Financial Times reports.
Thank you Germany, Italy, Spain and, especially, the European Central Bank. They all said enough to provide markets and investors with a tranquil August so far. The question now is whether they will be able and willing to pivot - from re-assuring words to the series of actions required to enable this tranquility to grow deep roots.
The Spanish government is finalizing new rules to allow the state to intervene in troubled lenders and shut down banks that refuse to draw up adequate survival plans, the Financial Times reports.
Bill Gross, PIMCO co-CIO, explains why the Fed's qualification of a "sustainable economy" is important in understanding their economic strategies, with Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners; James Bianco, Bianco Research; and CNBC's Jeff Cox.
Matt Cheslock of Virtu Financial, explains which safe havens investors are putting their money in now.
Stocks are pulling back as hope for QE3 dissipates. Richard Madigan, JPMorgan Private Bank, weighs in on news from the Fed, Europe, and his outlook for China.
This policy expert says a four-part solution to the crisis is in order.
One of the world’s largest mining groups, Anglo American, could see its platinum production also affected by striking workers, according to trading company Vincom Commodities.
James Bullard, president of St. Louis Fed, says he supports colleagues who say big banks should be broken up.
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Pablo Calderon Martinez, teaching fellow of European studies at Kings College London, discusses a project that analyses how "European" individuals really are, through data.
Apple's iPhones have been a big seller for the tech giant, but a new report from UBS suggests they may be losing momentum. Gareth Jenkins, analyst at UBS, discusses.
Paul Webb of ADS Securities discusses the outlook for the euro-dollar after the Federal Reserve's comments on a potential U.S. rate hike.