Martin Baccardax

Baccardax, a former bond salesman who spent 8 years on the trading floor in Toronto and London, has worked in and around the global financial markets for more than 25 years, covering companies from birth in the bond markets to death in the bankruptcy courts -- and all points in between.
Following television stints with CNBC Europe in London, where he served as on-air Economics editor co-anchor of the Closing Bell program, Baccardax was named London Bureau Chief in October 2016.

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CBS and Viacom Shares Edge Higher on Renewed Merger Talk Reports

CBS and Viacom Shares Edge Higher on Renewed Merger Talk Reports

CBS shares edged higher in pre-market trading Wednesday following a report that suggested it is prepared to make a third attempt to combine with Viacom following last year's ouster of longtime CEO Les Moonves.

Trump Ups Pressure on Powell Ahead of Fed Decision: 'Let's See What He Does'

Trump Ups Pressure on Powell Ahead of Fed Decision: 'Let's See What He Does'

President Donald Trump added a new wrinkle to Wednesday's Federal Reserve policy decision late yesterday when he suggested that Jerome Powell's future as Chairman may hinge on his consent to lower interest rates.

Amazon Air Networks Reaches Lease Deal for 15 Boeing 787-800s at Paris Air Show

Amazon Air Networks Reaches Lease Deal for 15 Boeing 787-800s at Paris Air Show

Amazon said Tuesday that it will lease and additional fifteen cargo airplanes from Boeing, through a deal with General Electric's aviation unit, in order to boost its global delivery network.

Snap Gains on Analysts Upgrades as Messaging App Maker Wins Back Wall Street

Snap Gains on Analysts Upgrades as Messaging App Maker Wins Back Wall Street

Snap shares traded sharply higher Tuesday following a pair of analyst upgrades for the instant messaging app maker as it wins back faith from Wall Street amid improving revenues and longer user engagement.

Facebook Extends Gains as Libra Cryptocurrency Details Revealed in White Paper

Facebook Extends Gains as Libra Cryptocurrency Details Revealed in White Paper

Facebook extend gains for a fourth consecutive session Tuesday, taking their one-week gain past 10.6%, as investors react to details of its 'Libra' cryptocurrency plans revealed by its backers in a published white paper.

Dow Futures Jump, European Stocks Gain as ECB Easing Signals Add to Fed Pressure

Dow Futures Jump, European Stocks Gain as ECB Easing Signals Add to Fed Pressure

U.S. equity futures traded higher Tuesday, while European stocks reversed earlier declines, as investors reacted to comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi that suggested further monetary easing just hours ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting

ECB President Draghi Hints at QE Return Just Hours Ahead of Fed Rate Meeting

ECB President Draghi Hints at QE Return Just Hours Ahead of Fed Rate Meeting

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi laid the foundation for a potential re-opening of the Bank's controversial quantitative easing program Tuesday, telling a conference in Portugal that it has room to buy more bonds in order to stoke inflation in the currency area just hours ahead of the Federal Reserve's own rate-setting meeting in Washington.

Facebook Libra: Five Questions for the World's Newest Cryptocurrency

Facebook Libra: Five Questions for the World's Newest Cryptocurrency

Facebook Libra: Five questions facing the social media group's bold plan for a global cryptocurrency that could reach more than 2.4 billion customers.

Pfizer Nabs Array Biopharma in $11.4 Billion Takeover of Cancer Drug Specialist

Pfizer Nabs Array Biopharma in $11.4 Billion Takeover of Cancer Drug Specialist

Pfizer said Monday it has agreed to acquire Array Biopharma in an all-cash deal that values the cancer drug specialist at around $11.4 billion.

Boeing Tops Dow as Planemaker Boosts 10-Year Industry Outlook to $8.7 Trillion

Boeing Tops Dow as Planemaker Boosts 10-Year Industry Outlook to $8.7 Trillion

Boeing shares jumped to the top of the Dow Jones Industrial Average Monday after the planemaker forecast the global aerospace and defense market would grow to nearly $9 billion over the next ten years.