"We continue to get strong economic releases out of the United States," said Richard Scalone, co-head of foreign exchange at TJM Brokerage in Chicago. Analysts said the weak German business sentiment underscored the impact of tensions surrounding Russia and Ukraine on Germany, Europe's biggest economy.» Read More
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.
A big risk for markets is the fact that faith in the US government's ability to fight the economic markets is eroding, Steen Jakobsen, Chief Investment Officer at Litmus Capital Partners told CNBC Friday.
The decline of the Western economic model will bring about hyperinflation and decades of painful readjustment, Egon von Greyerz, founder of gold investment intermediary Goldswitzerland.com told CNBC Thursday.
Several economic reports could break the quiet trading mood Thursday, including weekly jobless claims—which have moved stubbornly higher for the past two weeks—the Philadelphia Fed survey, and leading indicators.
Struggling to reduce traffic jams and a high crime rate, Maastricht is pushing to make its legalized use of recreational drugs a Dutch-only policy, banning sales to foreigners who cross the border to indulge.