The European Central Bank (ECB) was urged to slash the euro zone base rate to one percent as the European debt crisis threatened a second recession but high inflation makes such a move unlikely.
A positive feedback loop between banks and weak sovereigns is emerging, with a potentially calamitous effect on the euro zone and the global economy, Martin Wolf writes in the FT.
The “Mad Money” host lays out his “Game Plan.”
The European Central Bank was buying Italian and Spanish government bonds in the markets on Thursday, traders told CNBC.
The European banking system is the biggest threat to global equities, according to a survey of investors by Barclays Capital.
Euro leaders squabble and the Russian ruble is rocked - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.
Europe's debt crisis has worsened and the world economy has entered into a dangerous new zone, says Christine LaGarde, IMF managing director. CNBC's Maria Bartiromo asks LaGarde why she is focusing on short-term measures.
Has recent decline in the stock market due to news in Europe run its course? Sharing perspectives, with John Morris, Crestwood Advisors managing partner and Gene Peroni, Advisors Asset Management senior vice president.
Greece needs a collective effort by itself, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the rest of the euro zone members to resolve the crisis, according to Zhu Min, Deputy Managing Director, who spoke to CNBC from the summer meeting of the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the update on riots in Italy ensuing as a final austerity package has been aprroved.
As the euro zone enters the most dangerous phase of its debt crisis, bailout patience is eroding in the fiscally responsible tier of the zone. While Brussels wonders whether the Finns have become Euro-skeptic, the reality is the reverse. Europeans are turning into Finns.
Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, issued a strong defense of the euro over the weekend.
It has been another dramatic weekend in the euro zone. On Friday, Germany’s representative on the European Central Bank's governing council, Juergen Stark, resigned in protest at the bank's decision to buy Italian and Spanish bonds. He will be replaced by German deputy finance minister Joerg Asmussen.
Greece is unable to repay its debts, according to Richard Bove, banking analyst at Rochdale Securities, and given that the euro zone banking system has yet to mark sovereign debt holdings to market, many banks will be forced to raise new capital.
Currency intervention gains steam, economic reports lose it - it's time for your FX fix.
The euro is nothing more than an economic mirage because it lacks the essential building blocks of a long-term secure currency, according to Tim Martin, chairman of UK pub restaurant chain JD Wetherspoon.
The boss of the Greek debt office (PDMA) has told CNBC that Friday is not the deadline for the debt swap plan.
Markets Friday will debate the merits of President Obama's $447 billion jobs package and monitor G-7 finance ministers, who meet in France against a backdrop of weaker global growth and fears of financial contagion from Europe.
The Greek tragedy in several acts would appear to be approaching a climactic moment. The warnings coming out of Berlin all week have been hard to ignore: "Greece either puts up or shoves off" would seem to be the blunt message being offered.
The European Union should appoint a new budget tsar with powers to dictate taxes and spending in euro zone countries and who could ultimately adjudicate whether countries should be kicked out of the euro, the Dutch prime minister has argued in the Financial Times.