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Ireland on Tuesday extended its guarantee for short-term bank liabilities, including corporate and interbank deposits, as expected as the government sought to reassure investors. Irish bond spreads hit fresh peaks on Tuesday on renewed jitters about the health of the European banking sector exerting more pressure on Ireland.
Western governments are bankrupt, Ruth Richardson, ex-New Zealand finance minister whose austerity cuts were dubbed "Ruthanasia," warned in a CNBC interview.
The Irish economy is back in focus for investors across the world, after the former Celtic Tiger extended guarantees to its banking industry and depositors.
Commodities investor Dennis Gartman explains why he thinks the precious metal is bound to push higher.
The Wall Street Journal has been analyzing the results of the European banking stress tests and wrote in a story published Tuesday that "some banks didn't provide as comprehensive a picture of their government-debt holdings as regulators claimed."
The rest of the year will be "less buoyant than the second quarter" and the ECB remains "very cautious and prudent," ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC in an exclusive interview.
Analysts at Denmark's Saxo Bank see tough times ahead for the markets and recommend that investors stick to bonds.
A stronger yen is good news for German machinery and auto companies whose main competitors often are based in Japan. The New York Times reports.
Prudent fiscal policy will help foster confidence within the euro zone, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC.
The world’s most developed economies, which have been racking up spending since the mid-1960s, face record levels of debt as a result of the 2008-9 financial crisis and have little room for maneuver, the International Monetary Fund warned on Wednesday. The New York Times reports.
Stocks could finish August on a cranky note before entering September - historically the worst performing month for stocks.
What was obvious at last week's annual meeting of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wy., was that they aren't certain how to conduct policy now that interest rates are near zero. There also are big differences about what to do when things return to “normal.”
The analyst who gave The Men's Warehouse an upgrade explains what he sees in the corporate apparel retailer.
While immediate market tensions have mostly passed, the sovereign debt crisis continues to be a challenge in Europe and fiscal consolidation is an important “long-term project,” said Axel Weber, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank.
When the European Union stepped in this spring with a €750 billion ($955 billion) rescue package to back Europe’s weaker economies, the threat of imminent default practically disappeared, the New York Times reports.
Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday set out his agenda for France’s forthcoming presidency of the G20 group of leading economies, proposing measures to reduce currency fluctuations, curb commodity speculation and speed up reform of international institutions.
Dismal news on housing overwhelmed stocks Tuesday, and the markets now look to Wednesday's housing and durable goods reports with newly lowered expectations.
Economist Joseph Stiglitz warned that Europe is at risk of going into a double-dip. Meanwhile, Greece's 10-year climbed 30 basis points to 10.55 percent causing renewed concerns about the health of its economy. For right now it looks like the European recovery is showing signs of weakening and possibly sliding back.
Existing home sales data is expected to be dreary but stocks may do little more than drift Tuesday.
Data this week is expected to show Germany’s economy continues to outperform its peers in the euro zone and the US, but one economist is warning investors not to get carried away.