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Recent stress tests have shown that Portuguese banks are more resilient and well-capitalized than their counterparts in Spain, which were more severely affected by the housing bubble, Portuguese Finance Minister Fernando Teixeira Dos Santos told CNBC Wednesday.
Stocks were off their sessions high, pulling back after European markets closed but still positive after enduring days of whipsaw trading.
Nobody knows the trouble I have seen.... With almost 40 years of experience you think I would be calmer when market turmoil hits. But I guess it's part of the human condition to forget the pain and remember the good times.
Once upon a time, the European Economic Community-remember that quaint post-World War II institution-thrived without a single currency. A larger European Union can again, but it needs to jettison the fantasy that the benefits of capitalism can be accomplished without adequate incentives to work hard and invest.
Europe's travails can and should be teaching us something: Do not wait until it is too late to get your fiscal house in order.
One day Team Obama announces a plan for enhanced rescission authority to impound wasteful spending. The next day the House surfaces a $200 billion “stimulus” plan to spend on transfer payments for welfare, even more unemployment compensation, still more Medicaid, and a bunch of special-interest subsidies.
A 10 percent rise for the FTSE-100 index and Dow Jones Industrial Average looks possible, according to technical charts, Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial, told CNBC Wednesday.
Without the support of the UK or many euro-zone members, the EU looks split on key issues at a time when the Treasury Secretary thinks they should be standing united.
Traders fret the only thing that will halt the volatile selling in risk assets is a clear solution to Europe's sovereign debt crisis, and that seems elusive.
Cramer goes “Off the Charts” to find out.
A recent spike in the rate banks charge each other for short-term borrowing is reviving investor fears that the market is returning to the abyss of the credit crisis.
Don't lose sleep over the market turmoil! Oppenheimer's Carter Worth thinks the stock market is like a good mattress - one that may give a little but still has firm support.
Stocks are getting battered across-the-board yet again today, with all of the major U.S. stock indices down 2 percent as of this writing. The Dow is down over 1300 points, or 12 percent, from its recent April 23rd high.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is urging Europeans to conduct some form of a banking stress test, a senior Administration official told CNBC Tuesday.
The Euro is in big danger. German patience, if it can be called that, will reach the limit. The US voter should realize we are bailing out the euro zone, and who signed up for that?
The theme of risk aversion continues to build back up after Friday’s temporary respite. The latest trend reinforcing bad news is the South Korea-North Korea conflict; the European bank contagion with Spanish banks in the spotlight, and US growth slowing.
The EU faces some of the same structural and debt problems then faced by the United States — a North-South (or North-Periphery) divide; and state fiscal budgets run amok.
Sovereign debt concerns in Europe have taken hold of global stock markets and the 'flight-to-safety" flow into US bonds will continue, experts told CNBC.
It wasn't just your stock portfolio that got banged up by Europe's sovereign debt crisis—the U.S. economy may also be a little bruised.
Action in three key areas of the market suggest the recent sell-off might not be such a terrible omen after all.