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The ECB meets this week. The markets continue to abuse the Euro against most major currencies as concerns over European banks remain strong.
Investors have very short memories and the major economies of the world are not as strong as the markets would have us believe, Pedro Noronha, fund manager at Noster Capital, said Monday.
Greek bond yields hit another record high Monday amid a broader flare-up in Europe's debt crisis and despite better than expected deficit reduction figures.
Problems in Europe could end up dragging growth in China, hit commodity prices and derail the nascent American recovery, according to Satyajit Das, the author of "Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives".
European stocks were seen mostly unchanged on Monday, following last week's strong gains, as investors brace for this week's flurry of debt auctions in the euro zone.
Less than a month after bailing out Ireland, and after a holiday lull in the markets that may have looked mistakenly like calming, the European Union is again struggling to persuade investors that it has the cash and the will to address the root cause of its travails. The New York Times reports.
Yesterday (Thursday), WTI prices fell 2.13% while the USD strengthened 1.13% against the Euro. On cue, analysts and talking heads began to raise the WTI/USD inverse correlation argument to explain the price movements. Not so fast.
The euro zone debt crisis has been playing second fiddle to the US-led rise in global bond yields over the last month. Tax reform led to a sharp rise in US yields and other markets followed, but the ongoing crisis in Europe could again be dominating investor attention, according to Citi Chief Economist Willem Buiter.
Austerity measures put in place by peripheral euro zone countries will eventually bear fruit, but going forward bond investors will have to start getting used to taking losses on their principal, Erik Nielsen, the Chief European Economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC Friday.
Greece has become the world's riskiest borrower in the fourth quarter of 2010, surpassing Venezuela, while Spain, Portugal and Ireland were riskier than Iraq.
European shares were set to pause after a brisk rally this week, with investors reluctant to take large positions ahead of a U.S. job report that will shed more light on the recovery.
The Greek government announced Thursday it is shutting down bars and nightclubs in Athens that are guilty of tax offenses in an effort to put more teeth into revenue collection.
Fears of a second round of the financial crisis are misplaced and investors shouldn't bank on another tranche of quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve, Guy Monson, managing partner & CIO at Sarasin & Partners, told CNBC Thursday.
Large swathes of Britain's service sector suffered their first fall in output since April 2009 last month, a major survey showed on Thursday, pointing to a sharp slowdown in economic growth at the end of 2010.
The euro zone's strategy of slashing spending to reduce debt in the wake of the credit crisis is "clearly wrong" and is likely to be counterproductive for the region’s economic growth, Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, told CNBC Thursday.
European shares were set to edge higher on Thursday, after Wall Street reversed early losses following upbeat U.S. data on jobs creation and services sector growth.
December chain store sales and weekly jobless claims top the list of what traders will be watching Thursday.
When the Swiss central bank confirmed today that it has excluded Irish government debt from a list of assets considered eligible as collateral for its repo transactions, it created broader worries about the exposure of other eurozone nations to decisions from Alpine bankers.
Welcome to the world of European sovereign debt restructuring proposals — where politicians dream of making the world other than it is by act of Parliament.
China is nowhere near seeing the end of inflation and the amount of monetary tightening it will have to implement will surprise the markets, Arjuna Mahendran, head of investment strategy at HSBC Private Bank told CNBC Wednesday.