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  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has led the charge into the battered stock market of late by making large acquisitions at a time when most investors are fiercely protecting their cash. One analyst told CNBC that even though he is suffering some heavy losses in the short term, the strategy will pay off.

  • The Fed could cause Zimbabwe-like inflation making the US a 'banana republic,' famous bear Marc Faber said.

  • Top executives at companies taking government money from the TARP will likely see their pay slips capped at $500,000 under a new initiative to be announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama. But one analyst told CNBC that the move could have a negative effect.  

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average won’t find a secure base until it sheds another 1,000 points, which it could do before March, but that will signal the capitulation is over, Alpesh Patel, principal from Praefinium Group, told CNBC.

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    Why can't the banks trust each other? I mean, they can pay back their money, can't they? Don't they just make more?

  • Nouriel Roubini, RGE Monitor

    US and global stocks are still likely to fall because the corporate and economic news will be worse than expected, Nouriel Roubini, RGE Monitor Chairman, told CNBC in Davos.

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    The recent lull in the government bond market's bullish tone only enhances the arguments for ramping-up a portfolio of the heretofore dullards of the financial markets.

  • The euro will not be around in the next 20 years, but Britain would have been better off had it joined the single European currency when it had a chance, legendary investor Jim Rogers told a British newspaper.

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    The new bank bailouts are not likely to work because they are run by the same people who prolonged the economic agony, Marc Faber, publisher of the Gloom, Doom and Boom Report, told CNBC.

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    Like children at a funfair with a few quid in their pockets, Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling have dropped their latest coin (this one’s worth 100 billion pounds, or $146 billion) into the whack-a-mole game that is the UK financial market.

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    Airbus expects orders to dip below deliveries in 2009 for the first time in six years as airlines curb spending amid the economic crisis, the planemaker's head said Thursday.

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    The European Central Bank remains stuck to staff projections that the euro zone economy will shrink by just 0.5 percent this year while inflation slows to 1.4 percent and warns of a low-interest rate trap.

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    Government bonds are still the safest bet for investors in these uncertain times, and the euro will face an uphill battle as weak economies will need more flexibility, Hugh Hendry, Chief Investment Officer and Partner at Eclectica, told CNBC.

  • There is a big chance that the Chinese economy will contract, as exports are falling because of the financial crisis that has gripped Western economies, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer and partner at hedge fund Eclectica, told CNBC.

  • The head of Europe's biggest economy said Thursday that world leaders should be looking at the massive U.S. deficit and other economic imbalances, not just problems caused by financial markets, as they debate a new global order.

  • For most investors, the best thing about 2009 is that it isn't 2008, as one analyst pointed out. CNBC experts share their predictions for the year to come as the world goes through the worst recession in generations.

  • The Swiss franc is likely to shine over the next two years as other currencies are set to weaken, Christopher Locke, technical analyst at Oystertrade.com Management told CNBC.

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    The first half of next year will be very bad for the world economy, but investors will find value in stock markets as some deeply discounted shares will stage a rebound, Marc Faber, editor and publisher Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, told CNBC.

  • Standard & Poor's lowered the credit ratings and outlooks for 12 major U.S. and European banks Friday, including Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, citing increasing industry risk and a deepening economic slowdown.

  • Constellation Energy's Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in Scriba, New York.

    Constellation Energy is breaking up with Warren Buffett's MidAmerican Energy Holdings in favor of France's EDF, but Buffett doesn't go home empty-handed.