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  • Trichet: Euro Zone in Better Shape Than US, Japan Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 11:47 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    The European Central Bank is not worried about the health of the euro zone as a whole and it will stick to its role of fighting inflation, ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC in an interview Thursday.

  • Deutsche Telekom Confident AT&T Deal Will Get OK Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 7:04 AM ET
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    Deutsche Telekom's CEO Rene Obermann is confident that the sale of its US unit T-Mobile USA to AT&T will get regulatory approval, he told CNBC Thursday.

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    The price of gold could almost double as central banks' reserves are depleted, according to the chairman of a gold industry association.

  • ECB Needs to Signal Intervention: Analysts Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 2:26 AM ET
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    July's rate hike could well have been Jean-Claude Trichet's last as president of the European Central Bank, but markets will be watching for signals that the bank is preparing to take some role in future interventions in European markets, economists and analysts told CNBC.com.

  • Is August an Underestimated Crisis-Prone Month? Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 8:18 AM ET
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    For Angela Merkel there are few things which are as set as her summer holidays. She always leaves Berlin for two weeks with her invisible husband for a hiking holiday in the Tyrol Alps.

  • Is Italian Bond Selloff Becoming Self-Fulfilling? Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 7:34 AM ET
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    Events on Wednesday could prove crucial to attempts to again come to grips with the European debt crisis, after Italian borrowing costs hit a 14-year high on Tuesday.

  • Will Berlusconi Finally Be Forced Out Over Debt? Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 6:06 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    He has survived criminal charges and  if you believe all the stories, bunga bunga parties, but could the latest debt crisis be the final nail in the coffin for Silvio Berlusconi's political career?

  • Markets to Keep Pressure on Italy; ECB Only Hope? Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 12:05 PM ET
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    Markets are likely to keep up the pressure on Italy and Spain and the European Central Bank seems to be the only authority that could act quickly, analysts told CNBC.com Tuesday.

  • Greek Reforms Might Actually Work: OECD Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 6:00 AM ET
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    Progress on the Greek government's structural reform program has been "impressive" and could succeed in reducing the country's debt to GDP (gross domestic product) ratio to sustainable levels, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Tuesday.

  • People Drink in Tough Times? Not True: Diageo CEO Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 4:54 AM ET
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    Developing markets will make up half of the world's biggest liquor maker's revenue in the next three years, as their consumption is rising while in some developed states consumers are suffering, the CEO of Diageo, Paul Walsh, told CNBC on Tuesday.

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    Amid signs that the European debt crisis -- which already has seen Greece, Ireland and Portugal seek aid from the European Union and International Monetary Fund -- is now spreading to Italy, analysts at Goldman Sachs are predicting that while painful, debt consolidation will succeed as soaring borrowing costs force governments to act.

  • Lack of Trust in Italy Puts Euro at Risk: Manager Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 2:35 AM ET
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    As the world waited for news on whether the House would pass the debt ceiling deal on Monday, stocks in Italy came under heavy pressure with the country's banks again seeing heavy losses.

  • With Debt Deal, Time to Worry About Europe Again Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 2:38 AM ET
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    The financial markets don't know which way to look. On either side of the Atlantic we have a debt disaster that would on its own be a recipe for short fingernails or worse. But despite Monday's headlines, it is Europe that presents the far greater risk to the global economy.

  • Choudhry on Long-Term Swap and Bond Yields Puzzle Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 9:20 AM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Should the return from a government bond should always sit below that of a bank asset? The almost universal answer to this question is yes, but this is not always the case, writes Moorad Choudhry, Head of Business Treasury, Global Banking & Markets, Royal Bank of Scotland.

  • Credit Agricole Shares Fall After Greek Unit Hit Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 6:14 AM ET
    A man walks outside the Bank of Greece headquarters during a demonstation against government's austerity measures in central Athens.

    Shares in French Bank Credit Agricole fell in early Paris trade on Friday after the group announced it took a hit in the second quarter for an expected loss at its Greek Emporiki Bank unit and its participation in an EU-led rescue plan for Greece.

  • Europe Stocks Called Sharply Lower on US Debt Fears Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 2:12 AM ET
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    European stocks are expected to fall sharply at the open on Friday, following the rebel Republicans' refusal to back a budget plan proposed by congressional leaders

  • Europe Set for More Losses on Huge Day for Earnings Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 2:16 AM ET
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    European stocks were expected to open lower on Thursday, adding to losses from Wednesday's session which was dominated by fears over the US debt ceiling.

  • WOTS Now: Juniper Becomes Hemlock Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
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    The Fast Money traders weigh in on Juniper's downgrade, Cisco, Corning, Dunkin, and Amazon, and Dan Dicker, MercBloc with a trade on oil. Also, Greece is downgraded once again, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Not All Londoners Happy Ahead of 2012 Olympics Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 8:11 AM ET
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    London has been waiting for the Olympics since they were awarded to the UK's capital by the International Olympics Committee in 2005.

  • Op-Ed: Don't Get Spooked by German Comments Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 5:47 AM ET
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    Let's make this quite clear: there is no need for the markets to get spooked by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble's comments about "no carte blanche for ESFS bond buying".