The yen held off a five-year trough on the euro and a six-month low versus the dollar on Thursday following a whippy session overnight that lacked conviction as key event risks including U.S. jobs data loomed.» Read More
With Greek debt continuing to soar at record levels, there is growing concern in some European markets that they too will soon face the same problems.
The world economy is clearly in a V-shaped recovery and those talking up a double dip recession are way off the mark, Jim O'Neill, the head of global economic research at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC.com.
The global economy is facing a lost decade or a fully-fledged recession unless policy makers change their ways now, economists at Independent Strategy said.
The sovereign debt crisis facing Europe, which started in Greece, is spreading to many other large economies in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), according to New York University professor of economics Nouriel Roubini.
Poor Vikram Pandit. The guy can't catch a break. Citi finally puts up a good number and the market has to concern itself with Goldman fallout, Icelandic volcanic fallout and Grecian fallout.
The billionaire investor said he believes that Germany’s insistence on an interest rate of 5 percent for the aid package has compromised the rescue because it would water down its impact.
The sell-off in oil has intensified as much of Europe is still paralyzed by air travel disruptions caused the the volcanic ash cloud hovering above parts of the continent.
Speculators have begun to zero in on another small member of Europe’s troubled monetary zone, the New York Times reported, highlighting the same economic flaw that brought Greece to the verge of insolvency.
Google slid lower in extended trade Thursday, despite earnings that topped expectations. What happened?
Kerry Killinger, former head of the failed Washington Mutual, appeared before Congress the other day and "accept(ed) responsibility for our performance and (was) deeply saddened by what happened." And then blamed everyone and everything under the sun for the largest bank failure ever.
If the euro can't go ahead, it will go backwards, the famous financier said. "It's important to understand that if you don't make the next steps forward for the euro, the euro will go to pieces and the European Union too," Soros added.
Greece easily sold a bunch of short term bills Tuesday morning with demand far exceeding the supply. An originally planned sale of 1.2 billion Euros in 6 and 12 month bills was expanded to 1.56 billion Euros. The yields were so high, however, as to be painful.
The Dow Transport Index is set for a rally toward 4,750, a move that indicates a rise for stocks across the board, Roelof van den Akker, technical analyst at ING Commercial Banking said Wednesday.
The legendary investor who forced the pound out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1992 believes that the rescue package is only "a little step" that may not stop Athens falling into a "debt spiral".
Big brother and big sister came to the rescue—sort of—and said they would throw in 60 billion of Euros—maybe—if Greece needed it. If they need it?
The U.S. dollar's strength appears to be waning as the focus turns from Europe's debt worries to China's possible appreciation of its currency, Chris Zwermann, global strategist and technical analyst at Zwermann Financial said Tuesday.
Over the weekend, the EU and IMF announced a support package for Greece that appeared initially to mollify German constitutional concerns.
The next 24 hours will be critical for Greece and its economy. After news over the weekend that the euro zone put together a rescue package, Athens will now test the markets reaction.
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In an exclusive to CNBC.com, Fast Money Trader Brian Kelly says "China's lending practices have been compared to the US during the 2000's and without the automatic stabilizers of the free market it is likely that tremendous imbalances exist. In the word's of Warren Buffet...when the tide goes out we see who has been swimming naked."