The prospect of the ECB's 1-trillion euro bond-buying program has cheered markets, but Cyprus' finance minister said it must not stop reform efforts.» Read More
As the euro zone crisis grinds on, the pressure on the Swiss franc's peg to the euro is intensifying.
Amid Greece's economic woes, there is some good news: importers and top sommeliers are becoming more interested in the increasing quality (and rising prices) of Greek wines.
David Marcus, Evermore Global Advisors, has been a long-time investor in European stocks. "There is a crisis and everyone is in panic mode," he says. "But when we run into that burning building, we're finding that investors have dumped good ones with bad ones."
To put it simply, Greece's financial woes have been brewing for decades as the Greeks consistently voted in representatives across the political spectrum who promised the people more than the economy could deliver.
A look at the latest market moves, with Ira Epstein, The Linn Group managing director.
The Irish government announced a budget targeting the country's rapidly shrinking wealthy population, but this still may not be enough to win the bailed-out country further concessions from its international lenders, economists have warned.
Despite a near record number of companies in the pipeline, the post-Facebook drought in initial public offerings may last all through the summer, say analysts.
The "Squawk on the Street" news team reports on the market-moving stories ahead of Friday's open, including a jump in futures on hopes global central banks will act if Greek elections spark market turmoil; Mario Draghi indicates the European Central Bank will respond to post-election turmoil in Greece; and Micosoft is gears up for a major announcement Monday.
Don Marron, Lightyear Capital chairman & CEO, and Donald Marron, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy director, discuss how Europe's sovereign debt worries have created a crisis of confidence in the markets.
Tracking overseas jitters and the impact on U.S. markets, with Roger Altman, Evercore Partners founder & chairman, and Jack Malvey, BNY Mellon chief global markets strategist.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports one of the problems at the root of the Greek debt crisis is the inability to collect revenue, with Harry Theoharris, Greek Ministry of Finance.
Officials brace for the Greek election and it's tax time in Russia — time for your FX Fix.
Louis Gerstner, The Carlyle Group senior advisor, discusses a wide-range of global topics, including the complexity of running a big company; containing Europe's debt contagion; the growing education epidemic; and partisan politics in Washington.
CNBC's Steve Liesman has the latest details on a report that says European Central Bank president Mario Draghi stands ready to support the euro zone's banking system.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including signals the ECB stands ready to provide further liquidity to solvent banks.
Where can investors find buying opportunities amid Europe's current financial crisis? David Joy, Ameriprise Financial chief market strategist, and Cliff Corso, Cutwater Asset Management CEO & CIO, provide insight.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details of a poll that shows pro-bailout parties the front-runners ahead of this weekend's elections in Greece, as leftist leader Alexis Tsipras slams bailout plan and vows to stay in the euro. John Milios, Tsipras' economic advisor, weighs in.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports Europe's central banks are prepared to act if the results of the Greek elections shock the markets, and the ECB is ready to provide more liquidity if needed to support euro zone banks.
The government appears to be taking the proposals of the Independent Commission on Banking, in the UK seriously and looks as if it may implement the majority of Sir John Vickers proposals, writes the Financial Times’ Martin Wolf.
Tough global bank reforms will be disproportionately difficult to implement in developing economies and will damage their growth, a global taskforce of bankers and businessmen from emerging markets is set to warn, the FT reports.
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European equities opened higher on Thursday as investors await the outcome of the European Central Bank's (ECB) policy meeting.
Roberto Henriques, head of financials credit research at JP Morgan, says investors are likely to migrate into higher risk asset classes in the wake of ECB QE.
Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, told CNBC the IPO market continues to be extremely robust in the U.K. thanks to government policies over the past few years.