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  • Investors Move to Sidelines: Barclays Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 4:48 AM ET
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    Economic data on both sides of the Atlantic pointing to a slowdown is rattling investors' nerves and is likely to keep them on the sidelines for the rest of the month, Barclays Capital expects.

  • Hungary's Austerity Avoidance Right Decision: Minister Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 4:18 AM ET
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    As its European neighbours continue to struggle, Hungary, which turned down part of an International Monetary Fund/European Union loan last year, has won grudging international acceptance for its focus on job creation.

  • Are ECB Hawks Banking on the Wrong Problem? Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 2:16 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Whilst the Bank of England sits on the sidelines, the boss of the European Central Bank on Thursday is expected to signal he will raise rates next month to curb inflationary pressures.

  • Gilt Investors Look to Monetary Stimulus in UK Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 1:07 AM ET
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    Only weeks ago, quantitative easing, the emergency policy of pumping money into the financial system to revive the economy, was considered firmly over. Now, amid a stream of gloomy data that has raised renewed fears of a double-dip recession in the UK, it could soon be back on the agenda, reported the FT.

  • Busch: Trading the European Central Bank Meeting Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 11:45 AM ET

    The ECB meets on Thursday amidst speculation that the central bank will indicate a future tightening of monetary policy. Here's how to trade it.

  • How to Trade Euro Debt-Deal Talk Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 11:29 AM ET
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    Slowly but surely, negotiators seem to be inching toward some kind of fix - at least for now - for the euro debt mess. Here's how to trade it.

  • ECB Set to Hold Rates, Pull Trigger in July Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 10:34 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank looks set to keep its benchmark interest rate stable at 1.25 percent at its June 9 meeting, analysts told CNBC.com. Policymakers will remain "strongly vigilant" on inflation and global growth concerns, meaning that a rate rise in July looks likely.

  • The Road to Recovery Gets Steeper Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 5:20 AM ET
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    What is one to make of recent economic data, particularly in the advanced countries? Is the world economy slowing? If so, should policy do anything about it and, if so, what might the alternatives be? The FT reports.

  • Greek News 'Depressing' but Not Scary: SAP Exec Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 4:19 AM ET
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    Talk about a possible default by Greece has caused some concern for SAP in Central and Eastern Europe but it is not changing the company's plans, Manfred Joseph, managing director at SAP CEE, told CNBC.com.

  • Fed Chief Ben Bernanke Testifies to House Budget Committee

    There was no guidance on the end of the second round of quantitative easing or QE2 and no guidance on the chance of QE3, but Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday confirmed market expectations that the United States' borrowing costs will remain low for the foreseeable future.

  • Time to Listen Up Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 2:07 PM ET
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    Looking for a currency trade? Prepare to listen for clues expressed in central banker-speak on Wednesday.

  • 'Poster Child of Entitlement' Must Change: Economist Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 4:44 AM ET
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    A new government is in place in Portugal, tasked with tackling the problems facing one of the sick men of Europe. Unfortunately, new faces in government do not in any way change the problems being faced by a country, according to one analyst.

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    Soft restructuring is only a temporary measure, and a German-led plan to convince private investors to voluntarily extend maturities on Greek debt will not prevent a default, analysts told CNBC.com.

  • Double-Dip Unlikely so Buy Stocks: Economist Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 3:53 AM ET
    Fed Chief Ben Bernanke Testifies to House Budget Committee

    Despite weak economic data a double dip recession is unlikely and investors should favor stocks over bonds, according to Chris Watling, the CEO of Longview Economics in London.

  • Think 'the Germans' Won't Pay? Think Again: Wadhwa Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 3:36 AM ET
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    German banks, Spanish farmers, Greek debt - what should Germany finance next? Answer: None of the above. End of discourse, writes CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa.

  • ECB Firefight Leaves It Exposed to Greek Shock Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 12:15 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    As euro zone politicians scramble to bring Greek public finances back under control, the question of how much the European Central Bank will lose if they fail to avert a default has taken on greater importance, reported the FT.

  • Bernanke Testifies to Congress on U.S. Monetary Policy

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke weighs in on the economy Tuesday, and he is expected to acknowledge the recent slowdown but may withhold a view on the duration.

  • How to Trade the Central Bank Meetfest Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 9:52 AM ET
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    This week will be chockablock with central bank meetings. Here's how to trade them.

  • Dollar on Downdraft, Peruvian Sol Under a Cloud Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 7:58 AM ET
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    The dollar is down again, the euro is twitching, and an election in Peru is casting a shadow — time for your Monday FX Fix.

  • Germans Have No Choice But to Pay: Wadhwa Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 1:20 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    Whether we like it or not, whether we're the German or French tax payer who has to foot the bill or the Greek, Spanish or Irish citizen who feels the pain of austerity in his or her respective purse – there is no choice!