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  • 'We Need Fiscal Union': EU Commissioner Almunia Sunday, 4 Sep 2011 | 9:48 AM ET
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    Greater fiscal and political union is needed in Europe, and will be discussed by euro zone leaders within months, Joaquin Almunia, EU Competition Commissioner, told CNBC Saturday.

  • Crunch Week Begins for Italy; Government Under Fire Sunday, 4 Sep 2011 | 8:58 AM ET
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    The Italian government is still wrangling over how best to balance its budget, losing credibility with key leaders and opinion formers.

  • Swiss C. Bank Buys German, French Bonds: Report Saturday, 3 Sep 2011 | 6:17 AM ET
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    The Swiss central bank has started to buy French and German government debt from the markets to try to bring the Swiss franc down, Dow Jones newswire wrote on Saturday, quoting a report by German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

  • How to Trade on the Upcoming ECB Meeting Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 9:46 PM ET
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    This week's European Central Bank meeting will show whether the ECB can save the global economy. Here's how to get ready.

  • The Buck Stops Here Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 5:58 PM ET
    The Buck Stops Here

    The final word from the currency pits, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Money Match Up Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 5:30 PM ET
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    With the fed out of bullets, can the ECB save the global economy? The currency trade behind next week's ECB meeting, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. And will the Bank of Japan intervene again when it meets next week?

  • "If you look at the situation of the economic crisis it was always more political than financial. We need to simplify the decision-making process because at the moment it is far too complicated," Jose Maria Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain, told CNBC.

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    In Greece, "further economic weakness expected this year, partly driven by the global slowdown, can only make things worse also on the fiscal front," according to economists at Credit Suisse in London.

  • Berlusconi Risks Drawing Italy Back Into the Mire Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 3:39 AM ET
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    Silvio Berlusconi’s government in Italy could be about to make a serious mistake that would have major ramifications for the euro zone and global markets.

  • Brazil Surprises, Euro's In a Funk Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 7:45 AM ET
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    Brazil slashes interest rates and manufacturing reports disappoint in Europe and Britain — it's time for your Thursday FX Fix.

  • IMF and Euro Zone Clash Over Estimates Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 12:32 AM ET
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    International Monetary Fund staff have provoked a fierce dispute with eurozone authorities by circulating estimates showing serious damage to European banks’ balance sheets from their holdings of troubled eurozone sovereign debt. the FT reports.

  • September Might Not Be So Bad for Stocks: Cohen Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 5:44 PM ET
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    For the past three decades September has been dreadful for the stock market, Abby Joseph Cohen told CNBC Wednesday, but August was particularly volatile.  Could that mean a better month ahead?

  • Swiss Franc Rises, Dollar Steadies Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 8:55 AM ET
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    The Swiss step back and Fed watchers are busy - time for your Wednesday FX Fix.

  • Eurozone Inflation Stats Suggest End to Rate Hikes Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 7:30 AM ET
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    Inflation in the 17 euro countries remained steady at 2.5 percent in August, adding to expectations the European Central Bank will hold off from raising interest rates — and may even consider cutting them — as economic growth slows.

  • Struggling with a Great Contraction Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 11:04 PM ET
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    Many ask whether high-income countries are at risk of a “double dip” recession. But Martin Wolf of the FT argues the first one never ended. The question, according to him, is how much deeper and longer this recession or “contraction” might become.

  • Inflation Could Become a Problem in 2013 Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 11:30 AM ET
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    "Inflation fears at the start of the year were always something I was skeptical about and which I always thought were overdone," Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, told CNBC. However, he added he was concerned that inflation could become an issue in 2013.

  • Rush to Ring Fence British Banks    Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 11:20 AM ET

    The UK proposal to ring-fence investment banking from retail banking, which is currently under consideration by the Independent Commission on Banking, is "barking mad ", John Cridland, director general of the Confederation of British Industry, told CNBC.

  • Analysts Weigh In on Bill Gross 'Mistake' on Bonds Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 11:02 AM ET
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    Pimco's manager in charge of the world's largest bond fund, Bill Gross, may have made a mistake when betting against US bond prices earlier this year, but the economy has deteriorated faster than anyone had appreciated, analysts told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Euro Slips, Yen Stays Strong Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 9:15 AM ET
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    Recession warnings sting, Italian debt gets no love, and the euro's in a funk.

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    Global recession in 2012 is “65 to 75 percent certain" and could deteriorate into a lengthy depression, Roger Nightingale, economist and strategist at RDN Associates, told CNBC on Monday.