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  • IMF Chief's Plan To Boost Global Growth Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 11:18 AM ET
    IMF Chief's Plan To Boost Global Growth

    Europe's debt crisis has worsened and the world economy has entered into a dangerous new zone, says Christine LaGarde, IMF managing director. CNBC's Maria Bartiromo asks LaGarde why she is focusing on short-term measures.

  • U.S. Market Discounting Euro Stress Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 11:06 AM ET
    U.S. Market Discounting Euro Stress

    Has recent decline in the stock market due to news in Europe run its course? Sharing perspectives, with John Morris, Crestwood Advisors managing partner and Gene Peroni, Advisors Asset Management senior vice president.

  • Asian Currencies Fall, European Leaders Flail Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 8:39 AM ET

    European leaders talk and talk, and hot money cools toward Asia — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Greece needs a collective effort by itself, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the rest of the euro zone members to resolve the crisis, according to Zhu Min, Deputy Managing Director, who spoke to CNBC from the summer meeting of the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China.

  • Stocks Rally May Go On, If Europe Allows It Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:18 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    News that Germany and France are ready to stand by Greece and avoid it leaving the euro helped stocks to rally following a conference call between Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Wednesday.

  • Delivering Alpha: Credit & the Hunt for Yield Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 4:20 PM ET
    Delivering Alpha: Credit & the Hunt for Yield

    As investors continue to reach for yield, are we heading for a credit bubble, with CNBC's David Faber; Peter L. Briger, Jr., Fortress Investment Group LLC principal and co-chairman; Marc Lasry, Avenue Capital, co-founder and chief executive; Bruce Richards, Marathon Asset Management president and CEO; Boaz Weinstein, Saba Capital Management LP founder.

  • Support For Greece Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 4:03 PM ET
    Support For Greece

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs shares details on the rally that started when the leaders of France and Germany signaled their support for Greece.

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    The BRICS turn the tables and the Belarussian ruble takes a dive - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • BlackRock CEO: Global Debt Concerns Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 8:05 AM ET
    BlackRock CEO: Global Debt Concerns

    The financial crisis of 2008 to 2009 was very different than what we are seeing today, says Laurence Fink, BlackRock chairman/CEO, who says there is currently a lot of de-risking, but European governments are moving in very small steps right now.

  • Five More Reasons to Worry About Euro Zone Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 3:20 AM ET

    Investors will have to deal with an avalanche of news flow from Europe on Wednesday ahead of a crucial meeting of euro zone finance ministers and US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Friday.

  • Farrell: Flight to Quality Shows Glimmers of Growth Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 10:38 AM ET

    Predications of global economic collapse are overstated, and ignore the market, says blogger Vince Farrell.

  • In Europe, Fear, in Turkey, Cheers Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 8:12 AM ET

    Everybody's worried about the euro zone, but Turkey gets some good news — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Farrell: Greek Crisis Begs US TARP-Type Solution Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 1:07 PM ET
    The Von Trapp Family from the Sound of Music.

    The idea of a European Union sounded so good, but the question always was when push came to shove, what would prevail: country or union?

  • Steinbock: Europeans are Turning into Finns Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 11:03 AM ET

    As the euro zone enters the most dangerous phase of its debt crisis, bailout patience is eroding in the fiscally responsible tier of the zone. While Brussels wonders whether the Finns have become Euro-skeptic, the reality is the reverse. Europeans are turning into Finns.

  • The cost of insuring Italian debt against default rose to a record high on Monday one day before a key bond sale, while Greek credit default swaps also hit historic highs on growing worries that the country may go bankrupt.

  • ECB Credibility Fears Raised by Stark Resignation Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 4:46 AM ET
    Outgoing European Central Bank’s executive board member Juergen Stark

    It has been another dramatic weekend in the euro zone. On Friday, Germany’s representative on the European Central Bank's governing council, Juergen Stark, resigned in protest at the bank's decision to buy Italian and Spanish bonds. He will be replaced by German deputy finance minister Joerg Asmussen.

  • 'Only a Matter of Time' Before Greek Default: Bove Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 3:22 AM ET

    Greece is unable to repay its debts, according to Richard Bove, banking analyst at Rochdale Securities, and given that the euro zone banking system has yet to mark sovereign debt holdings to market, many banks will be forced to raise new capital.

  • Dutch PM Calls For Europe Budget Tsar Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 1:09 AM ET

    The European Union should appoint a new budget tsar with powers to dictate taxes and spending in euro zone countries and who could ultimately adjudicate whether countries should be kicked out of the euro, the Dutch prime minister has argued in the Financial Times.

  • Stocks Soar as Italy and Greece Act on Austerity Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 8:51 AM ET

    George Soros is warning the euro zone debt crisis could be worse than the Lehman crisis but stocks across Europe are sharply higher this morning following news from Athens and Rome on how they plan to tackle their budget deficits.

  • Markets 'Trying to Catch Falling Knife': Fund Manager Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    The current market volatility and uncertainty has made finding what to buy even more difficult, Pedro De Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital, told CNBC.com Wednesday.