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  • European Central Bank Urged to Cut Rates, but Will It? Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 1:17 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    The European Central Bank (ECB) was urged to slash the euro zone base rate to one percent as the European debt crisis threatened a second recession but high inflation makes such a move unlikely.

  • Banks Face New European Stress Tests Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 1:10 AM ET

    Europe’s top banking regulator has started to re-examine the strength of the region’s banks, modelling a big writedown of all peripheral eurozone sovereign debt, reported the FT.

  • Endowment Investment Strategies Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 2:42 PM ET
    Endowment Investment Strategies

    Discussing the state of college endowments from the Barefoot Economic Summit, with Chas Cocke, Investure managing director, and CNBC's David Faber.

  • Troika in 'Chicken Game' With Greece: Kyle Bass Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 2:00 PM ET
    Bass Kyle

    “They are forcing Greece to almost internally default and figure out who they are going to pay, and who they are not going to pay,” said Bass.

  • The State of Sovereign Debt Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 12:02 PM ET
    The State of Sovereign Debt

    Insight into what is next for Greece and discussing the steps the European Union has taken to lever global debt, with Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Management managing partner and CNBC's David Faber at the Barefoot Economic Summit.

  • Our Austerity Plan Will Work: UK Prime Minister Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 11:28 AM ET
    David Cameron

    The British Prime Minister David Cameron defended the coalition government’s austerity plans on Wednesday telling delegates at the Conservative party’s annual conference in Manchester: “Our plan is right, and our plan will work.”

  • What Does Osborne’s 'Credit-Easing' Really Mean? Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 9:39 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    When chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, got up to speak at the Conservative party conference on Monday, he knew he had to tread a fine line between optimism that the British economy could recover and wasn’t going to fall into a "double-dip" recession, versus facing down calls from the Liberal Democrats to ease public spending cuts and those on the right of his own political party calling for an end to the 50p tax rate at the very least.

  • Euro Debt Holders Will Have to Take Losses: El-Erian Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 7:46 AM ET
    Mohamed El-Erian

    "This time around there's going to be a lot more burden sharing. I don't think the market has quite understood that it's not simply a matter of recapitalization," says the CEO of the world's largest bond fund.

  • British Pound Lightens, Aussie Lifts Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 7:32 AM ET

    Turkey gets tough and the Australians go shopping - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • ‘Force the Issue’ on Greece: Investment Manager Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 6:22 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    It would be better if policymakers let a disorderly default of Greece take place and recapitalized banks, an analyst told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Greek Default 'Inevitable': Former Government Minister Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 5:44 AM ET

    As strikes threatened to bring struggling Greece to a standstill Wednesday, pessimism about the future of the euro zone — in its current form at least — continued to plague the Continent.

  • Spain Likely to Miss Growth Forecasts: Minister Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 2:33 AM ET

    As the Spanish economy fails to drag itself out of the mire created by its debt burden, its Employment Minister Valeriano Gomez admitted to CNBC that it would likely miss growth targets this year.

  • How to Keep the Euro on the Road Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 12:53 AM ET

    The euro zone was launched on a wing and a prayer. The wing has fallen off and the deities are not listening to prayers. Everyone focuses on averting a crash. But it is as vital to ask how to fly securely, the FT reports.

  • Deutsche Bank Scraps Profit Target; to Cut 500 Jobs Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 4:57 PM ET

    Deutsche Bank scrapped its profit target for this year, announced 500 job cuts and said that it would take further impairment charges on its holdings of Greek sovereign debt, sending its shares down on Tuesday.

  • EU Ministers Look at Bank Aid Plans Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 4:49 PM ET
    Olli Rehn

    European Union finance ministers are examining ways of co-ordinating recapitalisations of financial institutions after they agreed that additional measures were urgently needed to shore up the region’s banks. The FT reports.

  • What Currency Investors Should be Reading Now Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 4:27 PM ET

    The guest blogs are carrying some smart currency-related commentaries today. Here's a guide.

  • Dexia Plunges on Greek Exposure Fears Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 2:15 PM ET
    Dexia Plunges on Greek Exposure Fears

    Executives at Franco-Belgian bank Dexia are scrambling to put forth a restructuring plan, in the face of a market onslaught, with CNBC's Mary Thompson and Steve Liesman.

  • Vince Farrell: Hey Europe, It's Time for Action Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 1:05 PM ET

    The 17 families meeting the last few days — and I can't remember if it was the EU, the ECB, the IMF, the EIB, CIA, FBI or what- decided to make no decision except to cancel the meeting scheduled for October 13, and meet in November.

  • Busch: The Greek Endgame is Now Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 11:13 AM ET

    The euro ministers are working on a restructuring for Greece that includes much larger haircuts for the private sector and that they don’t want to make a payout until this is settled.

  • Australia Surprises, China Talks Tough Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 8:05 AM ET

    Australia may cut rates, China may start a trade war, and the Greek tragedy plays on - time for your FX Fix.