The argument is widely heard in Europe and elsewhere: If only Greece and other struggling euro-zone countries could let their currency depreciate, as other collapsing economies have done when hit by debt crises – in Asia and Latin America, for example.
Investors are playing the markets carefully during these volatile conditions but stocks will resume their way up once the wave of international bad news subsides, Robert Doll, BlackRock vice chairman, told CNBC Wednesday.
As the rest of the world speculates which bank/country/continent will require another bailout, Canada serves as a “shining” example on how to escape the debt spiral, Jim O’Neill, chief economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC on Tuesday.
Just how much the US economy will expand this year and next remains a question among economists—with the wild card being the impact of European turmoil on US growth.
The developing theme is that China and others are experiencing slower growth due to the slowdown in Europe. With that theme, there are articles circulating about the drop in commodity prices signaling a global slowdown.
The European Central Bank may have shocked the markets with its prediction that bank losses are likely to increase in the near-term, but other economists believe the worst is behind us, and that governments have the power to force banks to lend.
The euro will drop even further against the dollar because Europe's problems will not be easy to solve, Dennis Gartman, author of "the Gartman Letter," told CNBC Tuesday.
Sellers dominated May with the Dow's total monthly loss totaling 8%; that's the worst May drop since 1940. Are we in for a cruel summer?
Thanks Fitch. The ratings agency's latest downgrade could force the market to again test key levels of resistance. What must you know?
I thought I understood how dire things were in Europe. Then I saw it explained by Clarke and Dawe. Troubling.
Recent stress tests have shown that Portuguese banks are more resilient and well-capitalized than their counterparts in Spain, which were more severely affected by the housing bubble, Portuguese Finance Minister Fernando Teixeira Dos Santos told CNBC Wednesday.
Once upon a time, the European Economic Community-remember that quaint post-World War II institution-thrived without a single currency. A larger European Union can again, but it needs to jettison the fantasy that the benefits of capitalism can be accomplished without adequate incentives to work hard and invest.
Stocks erased most of their earlier losses in the final half-hour of trading Tuesday as materials and consumer discretionary stocks advanced.
Don't lose sleep over the market turmoil! Oppenheimer's Carter Worth thinks the stock market is like a good mattress - one that may give a little but still has firm support.
The next financial Tsunami is emerging and will ripple to America, just as our mortgage debacle gave Europe fits.
Stock index futures pointed to a sharp decline Tuesday, while European and Asian shares dived as well, amid ongoing sovereign debt concerns and new worries about tensions between North and South Korea.
Sovereign debt concerns in Europe have taken hold of global stock markets and the 'flight-to-safety" flow into US bonds will continue, experts told CNBC.
It wasn't just your stock portfolio that got banged up by Europe's sovereign debt crisis—the U.S. economy may also be a little bruised.
Stocks clawed their way back to near even in seesaw trading on Monday as tech names pushed higher but oil and financials struggled to make gains.