• Euro bills in hand

    The euro will keep rising and will likely end the year at up to $1.50, as the European Central Bank pursues a highly deflationary policy, despite buying euro-denominated bonds, economist Warren Mosler, founder and principal of broker/dealer AVM, told CNBC.com.

  • Can Rally Endure If Employers Keep Slashing Jobs? Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 5:51 PM ET

    The latest employment data doesn’t bode well for Friday's widely followed jobs report. Can the rally endure if employers slash more jobs?

  • Currency War? Why Countries Are Rushing to Devalue Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 2:37 PM ET

    While countries have different reasons for devaluing their currencies, one of the common threads is a desire to keep up with the cost of goods from other export-driven nations.

  • Commentary: That's Right, Blame the Germans Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 9:01 AM ET

    If there is any lesson the Germans should have learnt from two lost wars and the Great Depression, then it is that they must avoid inflation.

  • US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will call on emerging nations to show more flexibility on currencies in exchange for a greater say in international financial institutions, a Treasury official told CNBC Wednesday.

  • IMF Chief Warns on Exchange Rate Wars Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 6:31 AM ET
    IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned that governments are risking a currency war if they try to use exchange rates to solve domestic problems, reports the Financial Times.

  • Amid Austerity, Britain Keeps Welfare for Well-Off Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 6:19 AM ET

    Every week without fail Lucy Elkin, a comfortably middle-class mother of two small children, receives a £33.20 child benefit payment, or about $52, from the debt-plagued British government, reports the New York Times.

  • If a global double dip happens, the downside on corporate junk is much more daunting than it is for sovereign debt.

  • Stocks are set to close out the third quarter with the best quarterly performance in a year, but traders are wondering what October will bring after September's record-setting performance and outsized moves in commodities, bonds and the dollar.

  • Strong Yuan Won't Hurt China or US: Strategist Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 8:28 PM ET

    China is absolutely right in resisting calls from the U.S. to revalue its yuan, said Andrew Freris, senior investment strategist, Asia at BNP Paribas Wealth Management, noting that this is a "very U.S. dollar-centric" world.

  • Should You Fear October? Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 7:30 PM ET

    Cramer doesn’t think so, but don’t be surprised if you see headlines trumpeting that message very soon.

  • Commentary: Twin Nightmares of Deflation and 'Double Dip' Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 12:20 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    In the present circumstances, analysts tell me the weaker dollar is probably 'good' for most Americans. We are battling the power of two nightmares: double dip and deflation.

  • Progress in Europe? Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 1:02 PM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    This time of September is always one of the busiest but most exciting times of the year as fall in New York kicks off with a decidedly international flavor. Last week, New York was home to two important events: the opening of debate at the U.N. General Assembly and the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.

  • NYSE trader

    Traders are watching the slow drip of economic data for the next catalyst that could jolt the market out of its doldrums — in either direction.

  • Busch: European Sovereign Animal House Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 10:33 AM ET


  • Euro Survival 'Silly' Question: Ex-ECB Board Member Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 5:45 AM ET

    The question whether the single European currency will survive the current crisis is "silly", Otmar Issing, president of the Center for Financial Studies and a former ECB board member told CNBC.

  • Spain Debt Crisis 'Exaggerated': Prime Minister Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 5:44 PM ET

    Fault lines in Spain's fiscal health were "exaggerated" by markets, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told CNBC Wednesday, adding that a stiff set of austerity measures adopted by the country have already boosted investor confidence.

  • Debt Restructuring in Euro Zone Inevitable: Economists Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 8:05 AM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Demand may be strong for bonds issued by periphery euro-zone countries but those countries must restructure their debt at some point because yields are unsustainably high, two economists told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Demand Strong in Irish Debt Auctions; Yields Rise Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 5:48 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Ireland's four- and eight-year sovereign bond auctions saw strong demand, pushing the euro higher versus the dollar.

  • Ireland Prepares for Make-or-Break Debt Auction Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 3:55 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Investors are anxiously waiting for Ireland's auction of longer-term government bonds later Tuesday to see whether demand for periphery euro-zone debt is still going strong despite fears that gripped markets Friday.