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  • Blog: Greece Has Problems but Perspective Please! Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 11:10 AM ET
    Parthenon temple on Acropolis Hill, Athens, Greece

    Debt crisis! Public Spending out of Control! Bond Market Panic! Eurozone Collapse Fears! These headlines and many others of the same ilk are often used to describe situations akin to the present one facing the Greek economy.

  • Greek Finance Minister: Idea of Euro Exit 'Absurd' Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 5:43 AM ET

    The euro has been very good for Greece and the possibility of the country exiting the euro zone, as some analysts speculated recently, is "absurd," Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou said Wednesday.

  • Does Greece Need Heroic Help Now? Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 2:50 AM ET
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    Greece is in dire need of a modern day Leonidas. The country is facing present day foes equal perhaps to Sirens, Minotaurs and snake-haired Gorgons all added together.

  • EU Could Make an Example of Greece Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | 2:53 AM ET
    Parthenon temple on Acropolis Hill, Athens, Greece

    The European Union finance ministers will try to pin down Greece on its strategy for reducing its huge deficit and plans to reform its statistics office.

  • Merkel's Coalition Disenchantment Monday, 18 Jan 2010 | 12:11 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Suddenly the rest of the world – and that mainly means the Anglo-American world – has discovered that German Chancellor Angel Merkel has had a “difficult start” to the new year and that her coalition is “troubled by perpetual squabbling”.

  • Belgium May Run Out of Beer Amid AB InBev Strike Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 10:17 AM ET
    Workers of AB InBev stand on a picket line as they strike outside the InBev Brewery in Leuven, Belgium.

    Belgian beer lovers hoping to forget the economic slowdown and freezing weather over a few pints of their favorite brew may be in for a shock, UK newspaper the Telegraph reported.

  • Iceland Plea for Aid Meets with Cold Response Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 8:24 AM ET

    Icelandic pleas for further aid met with a cool response on Thursday as the IMF suggested its hands may be tied by an Anglo-Dutch debt impasse and Sweden signaled no immediate funds were on the way.

  • Taxing Banks May Cause Double Dip: Risk Manager Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 5:29 AM ET
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    Taxing the banks in Europe and the United States may cause a double-dip recession because there will not be enough money to finance the recovery, Robert Sloan, author of "Don't Blame the Shorts" told CNBC Thursday.

  • The Bulls Are Naked: Currency Strategist Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 6:11 AM ET

    The bulls' time has run out as investors start to realize the global economy has a structural problem after bad news such as Societe Generale's profit warning and Friday's US jobs data, David Bloom, head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, told CNBC Wednesday.

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    Three veterans of the auto industry share their thoughts in the Detroit auto show, what cars are hot and not, the industry's prospects for this year and the lessons of a disastrous 2009.

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    The sheer number of hybrid and electric vehicles on display at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit certainly illustrates the green commitment of automakers, but other--more significant--environmental improvements will be less noticeable.

  • Britain Warns Iceland of Pariah Status in Debt Dispute Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 7:20 AM ET
    Icelandic President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson announces in a speech televised to the nation that he would not sign a controversial bill to compensate the British and Dutch governments over the failure of Icesave bank, instead referring the issue to a referendum.

    Britain warned Iceland on Wednesday that it could be blocked from joining the European Union after the tiny North Atlantic nation's president voted against the repayment of $5.7 billion in loans to Britain and the Netherlands.

  • Moody's smaller than expected downgrade of Greece's credit rating shows that markets are starting to believe the government's efforts to contain the budget deficit, Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Gold at 'Significant Risk' of Correction: Roubini Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | 5:46 AM ET
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    The rally in gold prices is developing into a bubble and the precious metal faces "significant risks of a downward correction," Nouriel Roubini, chairman of RGE Monitor, said in a research note, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.

  • Governments and companies will soon find themselves battling over the small supply of private savings available, paving the way for another recession, Ron Napier, head of Napier Investment Advisors, told CNBC Monday.

  • US May Wind Up Green With Envy Sunday, 15 Nov 2009 | 6:20 PM ET
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    Despite recent advances, the U.S. lags far behind other major countries when it comes to clean energy investment and experts say it may never compete on equal terms, let alone lead.

  • Unemployment to Rise for 10-11 More Months: IMF Chief Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 7:43 AM ET
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    The crisis is not over as unemployment is likely to continue rising for the next 10 to 11 months, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the IMF, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Gold Spells Trouble for Greenback: Charts Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 6:10 AM ET

    The value of gold and silver are on the rise, but this spells trouble for the declining dollar index which could push as low as 66 points, according to Chris Zwermann, strategist from Zwermann Financial.

  • RBS Faces Forced Sales and 3,700 UK Job Cuts Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 1:11 AM ET
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  • Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    The world will slump into a depression similar to that in the 1930s if stimulus measures are pulled out too soon, an economist warned. But investors have a chance to make good money in stock markets, a strategist said.