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  • Farrell: Time For A Correction? Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 8:56 AM ET

    The market needs a correction after a 60% gain from last March and the news of the day Thursday was that Greece was looking for some help.

  • Why Greece Is too Small to Fail Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 5:02 AM ET

    Surely even the most hard-line of EU leaders are not blind to the fact that if Greece goes over the cliff then there will be other targets for the markets. Targets such as Portugal, Ireland, Spain and non-euro zone countries like the U.K.

  • Deutsche Bank CEO: Bank Rules Should Be Global Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 1:31 PM ET
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    President Barack Obama's plans to regulate the banking needs to be coordinated on a global level, said Josef Ackermann, CEO of Deutsche Bank.

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    The German reinsurance giant Munich Re says its happy Warren Buffett has a built a stake in the company worth over $1 billion.

  • Marc Faber: White House Should Let Markets Work Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 6:11 AM ET
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    Interventions in the market will bring about unintended consequences, the author of the "Gloom, Boom & Doom Report" said. He also weighs in on the dollar, stocks and gold.

  • Marc Faber: Sovereign Defaults Will Proliferate Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 3:01 AM ET
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    Defaults on sovereign debt are likely to proliferate in the next crisis, Marc Faber, guest host for "Squawk Box Europe" and author of the "Gloom, Boom & Doom Report" said.

  • Slash and Burn: How Ireland Is Cutting Spending Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 9:15 AM ET
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    The country's budget slashes pay in the public sector and is now being seen as the model that countries such as Greece need to mimic.

  • Fire 'Overpaid' Air Traffic Controllers: Ryanair CEO Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 6:10 AM ET

    Ireland's government should be tougher on striking "overpaid" public workers if it wants to help the country get out of the economic recession, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary told CNBC Thursday.

  • Blog: Greece Has Problems but Perspective Please! Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 11:10 AM ET
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.