What does 2012 hold for the world economy? Will it fall into a double dip recession? Will the euro zone take us all down with it? While acknowledging that predicting what will happen next year is a dangerous business, economist and founder of Strategy Economics Matthew Lynn decided to try anyway.
Famous economist Nouriel Roubini, credited for predicting the financial crisis, made a plea to policymakers to take the tough action needed to address current economic problems, in an article published on the Financial Times' website.
What were the biggest business stories of the year? Many a journo-hotshot will be glad to tell you. But here at CNBC.com, we like when our readers tell us what interests you.
Jefferies shares are trading higher after reporting better-than-expected earnings, with Sean Egan, Egan-Jones Ratings Company.
A break-up of the euro would be “absurd” and “unthinkable,” Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB), told CNBC Tuesday.
The year ahead will see slow global economic growth combined with political uncertainty to create to a similar outlook for stock markets to 2011 with a significant chance of continued stock market volatility, according to a research note published by HSBC’s global head of equity strategy, Gary Evans.
With the holidays looming, it’s easy to fall prey to retail tactics that coax you to spend more as you frantically gather gifts for those on your list. Here are some tips to avoid these spending traps.
Euro shorts take cover and Indonesia gets a ratings boost - it's time for your FX Fix.
An extended bank holiday in the European Union to halt a steep market fall, a third party candidate winning the race for the White House, and 50 European banks being nationalized are just a few of Saxo Bank's "outrageous predictions" for 2012.
Traders have been bracing for sovereign rating cuts in Europe ever since Standard & Poor's issued a warning. Here's what to do.
Fitch downgraded its credit ratings on five major European banks as part of a broader review of its ratings on the largest banks in the world.
The outlook for the euro is iffy at best, this strategist says - but watch out for positioning risks.
Europe clouds the market and the Swiss expect slowness - it's time for your FX Fix.
The European Union summit generated some results - but not everything investors hoped for. Here's how to trade the euro now.
The euro zone agreement underwhelms and the Australian trade surplus slips — it's time for your FX Fix.
Another week, another euro zone crisis! It feels as if this crisis is never ending, self perpetuating until an eventual Armageddon that will at the very best end with the break-up of the euro zone and at the very worst in World War III.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing criticisms of leaving the UK isolated after he said he would not agree to a new European Union treaty.
The European debt crisis has revealed that the euro zone is in a final phase and cannot be saved as a single entity, David Murrin, chief investment officer at Emergent Asset Management, told CNBC Tuesday.
If European policymakers were looking for further impetus to get a workable solution in place to their debt crisis, Standard & Poor’s may have provided it.
The euro slips on credit warnings, and Metallica rocks currencies — it's time for your FX Fix.