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Rising regulation and economic austerity could produce a toxic mix in 2011. That was the view of many of the bankers that I spoke to last week at the International Institute of Finance spring meeting in Vienna.
Stocks will navigate choppy waters in the week ahead, but could sail a bit more smoothly—barring any nasty, new surprises from Europe.
Greece will eventually default on its debt because the country is highly indebted and the euro zone's approach towards saving it is the wrong one, Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics, told CNBC Friday.
Portugal raised about 1.5 billion euros yesterday and Spain 3.9 billion euros today in auctions that were surprisingly oversubscribed.
Don't get used to Thursday's advance. The traders are concerned we may give back most of it by the close.
The United States is a decade away from being Greece, if it fails to get on the path of fiscal responsibility, former US Comptroller of the Currency David Walker told CNBC Thursday.
The economic situation today is drastically worse than a couple years ago, and the euro is doomed as a concept, Nassim Taleb, professor and author of the bestselling book "The Black Swan," told CNBC on Thursday.
Everybody is so bearish about the euro that it looks like now is a good time to buy the single European currency, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Thursday.
The market had plenty of reasons to rally but the bulls just couldn’t keep it together and by the close the Dow surrendered a triple digit gain.
For years, almost nobody paid attention to the sky-is-falling alarms of Edward Hugh, a gregarious British blogger and self-taught economist who repeatedly predicted that the euro zone could not survive. The NYT reports.
The United States will have to adopt austerity measures similar to the ones taken in Europe, because the problems faced are largely the same, Timothy Scala, macro-strategist at Sophis Investments, told CNBC.com.
Investors looking for clues about the markets cannot help but notice that gold is making another record high and that stocks are continuing to struggle.
The euro hit an all-time low versus the Swiss franc Tuesday, after hitting a 4-year low against the dollar the previous day. The single currency recovered in morning trade but fell back against the greenback in early afternoon, and analysts say it will remain volatile. Check out what the pros have to say.
The world's sovereign debt crisis should be tackled in the same way one tackles fictitious zombies – “save those you can, but leave many to die,” Nicoholas Colas, ConvergEx chief market strategist, wrote in a research note.
Jerome Kerviel goes to trial Tuesday over unauthorized trades that cost French bank Societe Generale 4.9 billion euros ($6 billion) in 2008.
Don’t trust a move higher, Cramer says, until these six problems are solved.
Due to the fractional nature of the European Union and European Monetary Union, the coordination of the process won’t be nearly as streamlined as the US.
Highly-correlated global markets will likely continue to correct until October, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC on Monday. But there is a very good chance of a mid-summer rally within the correction, he added.
The weakening euro could continue to strong-arm markets in the week ahead, as investors worry about contagion from Europe's sovereign debt crisis and the potential for a bigger setback in the U.S. economic recovery.
A weak jobs report hobbled the US’ ability to counterbalance the Continent’s debt troubles. Now investors must keep an even closer watch on the EU.