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  • Do you remember that very strong European Competition czar who battled Microsoft and Intel, accusing them of anti-competitive behavior? The question now is: will she be strong enough to battle Germany’s Angela Merkel?

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    Stocks and gold are crowded markets and there is a risk that everybody will want to exit at the same time, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer at Eclectica, told CNBC Friday.

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    Australia's rate hike may not signal a stampede to raise rates. But smaller central banks could be tempted to tighten sooner rather than later.

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    High unemployment and a lack of stimulus for private demand by countries like Japan and Germany could slow down the world recovery, famous bear Nouriel Roubini, chairman of RGE Monitor, told CNBC Monday.

  • Munich is the most attractive European city for real estate investment judging by the level of demand, surpassing London and Paris, due to its diversified economy and growing population, according to a report by LaSalle Investment Management.

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    The crisis the world went through is just an appetizer for a future one because the weaknesses that created it have not been addressed, Marc Faber, author and publisher of the Gloom, Doom and Boom Report, told CNBC Friday.

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    Young foreigners are coming to China to look for work in its unfamiliar but less bleak economy, driven by the worst job markets in decades in the United States, Europe and some Asian countries.

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    The Federal Reserve is preparing regulation that would see it veto banks' compensation policies if it believes they encourage bank employees to take too much risk, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

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    The economic recovery may be sharper than many forecasters, including the International Monetary Fund, have predicted, precisely because the recession was so deep, Michael Mussa, senior fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, told CNBC.com.

  • Out here in Germany the debate about bad banks is heating up. Is our model actually working? Is the shifting of toxic assets from banks’ balance sheets into as specially created bad banks, the right answer to stabilize the financial system?

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    Never has economic data has been so frosty and refreshing. As it prepares for Oktoberfest German investors confidence rose to a 3-year high. Will stocks get a buzz from recovery?

  • Jim Rogers

    The Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department should have let 10 banks fail, not just Lehman Brothers, for the financial system to clean itself up, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Monday.

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    Abolish the Federal Reserve and let AIG go bankrupt for the world economy to emerge cleaner from the financial meltdown, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC a year ago.  A year after Lehman Brothers collapsed, here is what Jim Rogers tells CNBC:

  • JP Morgan changed its preference to traditional, credit-exposed banks from investment banks after regulators pledged to toughen capital rules for financial institutions, Reuters reported Wednesday, quoting research by the bank.

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    September has historically been a month when stocks rose only if they had fallen in the preceding months, but this does not mean this month should be the same, as conditions now are very different, two market analysts told CNBC Tuesday.

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    A weaker dollar and government intervention in the markets are to be expected as President Barack Obama reappointed Ben Bernanke as Fed chairman, analysts said.

  • Prices in the 16 countries that use the euro fell on an annual basis for the second straight month in July and by more than previously anticipated, official figures showed Friday.

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    Many market experts and economists are saying that the world has avoided the next Great Depression, but concerns still abound about how long negative or slow economic growth will continue.

  • The surprise rise in German and French gross domestic product does not mean the world recession is over, and central banks are likely to make mistakes that would bring about a second recession, Roger Nightingale, strategist at Pointon York, told CNBC Friday.