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  • Jean-Claude Trichet

    While Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke maintains allies at the top of the central bank, finding support in the financial community is getting progressively tougher.

  • Fed to European Central Bank: So What? Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 1:44 PM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    Just because the European Central Bank raised interest rates today to stave off inflation, don't expect the Fed to take a similar tack with U.S. rates, these strategists say.

  • Euro to Weaken, Yen Too, Strategist Says Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    The euro is overvalued despite the European Central Bank's rate hike, and the yen is rich as well, this strategist says.

  • ECB Rate Hike Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 11:27 AM ET
    ECB Rate Hike

    ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet announces a rate hike of a quarter point, which he attributes to rising oil prices. CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses the impact the hike is likely to have. Also, is Bernanke falling behind the curve, with Steven Ricchiuto, Mizuho Securities USA, and Zane Brown, Lord Abbett.

  • European Central Bank Hikes and Portugal Bails Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    Portugal throws in the towel, the Bank of England holds steady, and the European Central Bank tightens its purse strings — it's time for your Eurocentric FX Fix.

  • ECB v. Fed Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:45 AM ET
    ECB v. Fed

    Discussing whether the ECB is jumping the gun and the Fed is lagging, with Keith McCullough, CEO, Hedgeye Risk Management. For places like Portugal, Greece and Ireland, he says, things will end badly.

  • Santelli & Weekly Jobless Claims Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:29 AM ET
    Santelli & Weekly Jobless Claims

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the weekly jobless claims number, which fell to 382,000. Steve Liesman provides analysis and discusses whether the ECB rate decision will stick. Jim Iurio, Institutional Services, discusses, as well.

  • O'Neill: Master of the Market Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 7:00 AM ET
    O'Neill: Master of the Market

    Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs' chairman of asset management, discusses the situation in Portugal and Europe, as well as the current market environment. He also voices his opinion about global economies and a monetary system that needs to change.

  • ECB & a US Government Shutdown Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 6:20 AM ET
    ECB & a US Government Shutdown

    CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa reports from Frankfurt on the expected rate hike by the ECB. Many see it as a warning that countries have to be responsible for getting their own fiscal houses in order. And John Harwood reports on a new NBC-Wall Street Journal Poll. Also, a look at the weather forecast for The Masters in Augusta, Georgia.

  • Policy Makers Open Pandora's Box: Economist Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 5:05 AM ET

    The West's attempts to kick-start growth have opened up a 'Pandora's Box' of economic distortions that have taken the emerging world to the outer reaches of economic experimentation, according to HSBC chief economist Stephen King.

  • Gravity Exists Even for Stocks, Economist Warns Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 4:10 AM ET

    Portugal has finally gone cap in hand to the European Union, the European Central Bank is about to raise rates and the market is obsessed by Fed speak and looking for clues on when the second round of creating money — or quantitative easing — will come to an end.

  • Commentary: Austerity Does Not Help Euro Zone Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 2:39 AM ET

    After months of speculation, Portugal last night accepted what many had claimed has been inevitable since the fourth quarter of 2009 and went cap in hand to the European Union as its borrowing costs became unsustainable following another big jump in yields.

  • The Euro Zone's Worst Government Debt Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 1:05 AM ET
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    Global investors have followed every twist in the ongoing debt crisis engulfing the euro zone. See what countries have the most indebted governments, and how their economies are faring.

  • Europe Stocks to Open Lower; Portugal to Seek Aid Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:57 AM ET

    European stocks were indicated to open slightly lower on Thursday ahead of interest rates decisions by the European Central Bank and the Bank of England, as well as news that Portugal will seek financial aid from the European Union.

  • Sell Euros Before ECB Rate Move, Strategist Says Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Traders are so certain the European Central Bank will raise interest rates tomorrow that any indication of dovishness will hurt the euro, this strategist says.

  • Dennis Gartman: Central Banks Too Aggressive Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 1:58 PM ET

    Does raising rates suggest the world's economies are better than they actually are? Renown trader Dennis Gartman weighs in.

  • Yen Droops, Swiss Franc Climbs Higher Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:57 AM ET

    The yen is continuing its slide as the Bank of Japan meets, but an expected European Central Bank action is having the opposite effect. Time for your daily FX Fix.

  • Could 2011 Be Worse Than 2008? Don't Rule It Out Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 2:04 AM ET

    2011 is beginning to look very like 2008 before the collapse of Lehman Brothers—except the numbers involved are much bigger this time around, according to Simon Derrick, the chief currency strategist at Bank of New York Mellon.

  • Europe to Open Higher Ahead of Portugal Debt Auction Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 12:56 AM ET

    European stocks were indicated to open slightly higher on Wednesday, following positive but muted trade in Asia.

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    The euro has been trading as if there is no such thing as a sovereign debt crisis, and that decoupling is overdone, this strategist says.