Exports are the main driver of Japan's economic growth. They are the beginning and the end of the country's business cycle, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Societe Generale chairman, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss the global economic system after the financial crisis, the European Central Bank's expectations and policies.
The Fed is facing a delicate situation because rising inflation in an economy pushing against its physical limits to growth will be difficult to control, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
Ten years after the global financial crisis, the world economy is in a "delicate balance" at risk of a central bank misstep or unresolved trade dispute, said Michael O'Grady, the CEO and president of Northern Trust.
European stocks ended Friday's session on a positive note, as a strong performance by markets overseas lifted sentiment.
There's a chance the leader may respond to the central bank's interest rate hike with broad economic reforms, says Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
"We are taking a more 'wait and see' attitude on the tariff issues. Certainly it is a key risk to what may happen in the economy and the markets going forward, but these things are very difficult to predict," U.S. Bank's Lisa Erickson said.
The ECB left benchmark interest rates unchanged on Thursday, with policymakers likely to argue the regional economy is robust enough to absorb spare capacity and generate inflation.
Jeremy Stretch, head of G10 FX strategy at CIBC Capital Markets, talks about the recent moves in the euro and where its heading, with comment on the ECB and its policy decisions.
Citi European Economist Guillaume Menuet reacts to the European Central Bank’s latest monetary policy decisions.
Christoph Rieger, head of interest rates strategy at Commerzbank, talks about interest rate expectations at the European Central Bank.
The European Central Bank (ECB) left benchmark interest rates unchanged on Thursday. CNBC's Joumanna Bercetche looks at the markets' reaction to the news.
Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability's Endowed Chair of Monetary Economics Volker Wieland takes a look at the ECB's current policy strategy, and what needs to be done.
ECB President Mario Draghi talks about Italy's economic policy and the recent moves seen in bond yields.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi discusses the cbank’s economic forecasts and inflation objectives.
ECB President Mario Draghi breaks down the bank's latest monetary policy decisions.
Ten years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, ECB President Mario Draghi reflects upon the financial crisis and where the economy is now.
Stocks in Europe reversed earlier gains by Thursday's close to finish lower, as investors digested fresh central banking news.
America's unsustainably large trade imbalances and soaring public debt are compelling issues of national security. Solutions should be sought through negotiations, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
A remarkable recovery of Japanese exports to China since the beginning of last year is a result of an apparent political rapprochement of the two countries — against a background of unresolved strategic differences, Michael Ivanovitch writes.