Draghi's pledge

Draghi's pledge

It took the utterance of one man to turn a dismal week in equity markets into a sudden overnight success, as if the sun had just come out.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Weill's regrets ... now?

Weill's regrets ... now?

Unlike Paul Volcker, Sanford Weill spoke up just a little too late.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Fed options

Fed options

The U.S. Federal Reserve is gearing up for another round of economic stimulus without, of course, revealing yet what is to come.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Lessons from Greece

Lessons from Greece

With Spain and Greece dragging on equity markets to start the week, its a sure bet that things will get worse before they get better.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Seeing red

Seeing red

If all eyes are on Spain's stumbling economy, this week all eyes are seeing red, as the country's bond yields rose precariously.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Libor rated

Libor rated

The London interbank offered rate or Libor is likely to see some changes soon, if it isn't jettisoned altogether, that is.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Legal treason

Legal treason

For two years there has been a new regulatory sheriff in town and this week, peacock-proud, one presumes, it announced its first regulatory victory.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Fed up

Fed up

In June, when the U.S. Federal Reserve extended its operation twist, stocks on Wall Street hit a speed bump, dropping for the day.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
IMF and commonsense

IMF and commonsense

The United States has been handed a dose of European medicine, as the International Monetary Fund advised the government to raise its debt ceiling soon.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
A spectacular miss

A spectacular miss

Regulators in Britain are now coming under fire for a failure to act early in the Libor manipulation scandal that already cost a few bankers their jobs.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Demand doesn't cure all

Demand doesn't cure all

China was supposed to be easy pickings for U.S. automakers, the perfect symbiosis of maker and market.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Prices push policies

Prices push policies

The European Central Bank on Thursday turned to one of its basic policy tools and lowered its benchmark interest rate to 0.75 percent, a historic low.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
A bank robbery

A bank robbery

How could a bank be so brazen as to try to manipulate the Libor benchmark and then write congratulatory in-house e-mails about their attempts to do so?
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Barclays' big sacrifice

Barclays' big sacrifice

British banking giant Barclays sacrifice its chairman Marcus Agius Monday in a veiled effort, it would seem, to head off complaints against its chief executive.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
EU makes the plays

EU makes the plays

There is not much in the playbook about leaders in Europe suddenly forming a block to oppose German Chancellor Angela Merkel on key financial strategies.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Trusting banks

Trusting banks

With delicious timing and opportunistic understatement, researchers at polling firm Gallup said confidence in banks among U.S. adults had fallen to a new low.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Balancing points

Balancing points

At some point, the financial balance shifts for both the borrower and the lender, but that point in Europe is moving quickly.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Let's get radical

Let's get radical

Leaders in the eurozone could take two radical steps forward in a hurry, but are unlikely to get much further than that.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Stigma works

Stigma works

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rebuffed three of her peers over the weekend and a friend, Christine Lagarde, director of the International Monetary Fund.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Merkel's new partners

Merkel's new partners

There is no more Merkozy in Europe.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Markets ignore money

Markets ignore money

The U.S. Federal Reserve announced a new round of monetary stimulus this week that turned out to be the ultimate futile gesture.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Taming Russia

Taming Russia

While U.S. investors fret over the predicament in Europe and tie themselves further down in China, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has another idea.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
On Fed's menu: Mush

On Fed's menu: Mush

Was that a boost provided to markets on the day after the elections in Greece reinforced the status quo?
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Syriza party falls short

Syriza party falls short

With poetic justice, perhaps, the New Democracy in Greece eked out a victory Sunday with clear implications.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
The fate of the euro

The fate of the euro

Arguably, the election in Greece on Sunday is the most important the country has ever faced.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
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