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

    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

    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
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    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
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    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

    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

    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
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    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!

  • Out of Work

    "There's a big debate about whether what we're seeing right now is the beginning of a sustained slowdown or just (the effect of) short-term factors," says one chief economist.

  • Money In Motion Web Extra Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 5:59 PM ET
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    Web-only advice and information for currency traders, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Money Match Up Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 5:30 PM ET
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    The dollar gets crushed on a weak jobs report. A look at the currency trade, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. Also, cold cash and hot commodities. And is now the time to sell gold, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter.

  • What Happens When Greece Defaults Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:41 AM ET

    Andrew Lilco at the Telegraph lays out the likely events of what happens in the event of a Greek default.

  • Bailiffs From Brussels Not Welcome in Athens: Analyst Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 8:32 AM ET

    The Greek people's reaction to the implemented austerity measures should not be ignored, warned Alastair Newton, managing director and senior political analyst at Nomura.

  • Blackrock Does Not Expect Double-Dip Recession Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 4:33 AM ET
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