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  • European Markets Want a Hawk in the ECB Nest Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 12:24 AM ET

    One month after Bundesbank president Axel Weber announced he was stepping down, saying goodbye to his chances of running the European Central Bank, many in the markets miss him already.

  • The Ratings Risks of Getting a House in Order Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 5:06 AM ET

    For weeks now, events in the Middle East have taken the spotlight off the euro zone and its fiscal problems. But on Monday, Moody’s weighed into the issue by downgrading Greek debt to B1, from Ba1, with outlook negative.

  • Higher Oil Drives ECB and Fed Even Further Apart Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 4:54 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet talks about rate rises to fight inflation, while Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is still more worried about unemployment.

  • Commentary: All Quiet on the Peripheral Front? Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 3:16 AM ET

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  • Euro Stocks to Open Lower on Libya Unrest Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 2:40 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European stocks look set to open lower on Monday as ongoing unrest in Libya sent U.S. and Brent crude to new 2-1/2 year highs.

  • European Stocks To Rise 17% This Year? Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 12:15 AM ET

    Both the euro area's public debt and public deficit are lower than those in the US, so the euro and European stocks could post a strong rise this year, Peter Westaway, chief Europe economist at Nomura, said.

  • Hidden Debt Makes Governments Insolvent: Bear Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 12:13 AM ET

    A mountain of debt is growing but because it is off governments' balance sheets it has been so far ignored, Albert Edwards, global strategist at Societe Generale, said.

  • ECB April Rate Hike Would Be 'a Mistake': Roubini Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 6:32 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The European Central Bank should not raise interest rates in its next meeting because it risks widening the gap between struggling periphery economies and the stronger ones at the center of the euro zone, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Friday.

  • European Stocks To Rise on US Payrolls Data Hopes Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 2:11 AM ET
    A broker works as his control screen shows a graph of activity on the French Stock Exchange in Paris.

    European shares were set to rise on Friday after sharp gains on Wall Street and in Asian equities on growing optimism on a key U.S. jobs report.

  • Euro Zone Countries 'Have Cancer': Risk Consultant Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 9:01 AM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    Periphery euro zone countries are seriously ill and will have to default on their debt at some point, Satyajit Das, a risk consultant and author of "Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives" told CNBC Thursday.

  • European Stocks To Open Higher as Oil Prices Drop Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 2:15 AM ET

    European stock index futures pointed to a rebound on Thursday on optimism over the health of the U.S. economy following forecast-beating data, and as oil prices dropped.

  • European Stocks To Open Lower; Oil Prices in Focus Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 2:16 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday, mirroring losses in U.S. and Asian shares as rising tensions in the Middle East and North Africa lift oil prices.

  • Middle East in Crisis: a Worst-Case Scenario Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 3:00 AM ET
    An international oil tanker passes through the Suez canal in Ismailia, Egypt.

    The Middle East crisis will lead to an 'energy shock' for the West, increasing stagflation, David Murrin, author of "Breaking the Code of History" and hedge fund manager, said.

  • European stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday after bullish comments by Warren Buffett helped Wall Street gain overnight .

  • An anti-government protestor holds a blooded Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

    Egypt’s stock market is braced for a possible sell-off of shares when trading resumes on Tuesday after being closed for more than a month because of the country's political crisis.

  • Oil Supply-Side Shock Would Hurt: Economist Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 8:35 AM ET
    Oil Rig

    There is rarely a happy ending when the price of crude jumps sharply, Stephen King, the chief economist at HSBC in London, said.

  • European Stocks to Open Higher as Oil Price Falls Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 2:04 AM ET
    A stock broker sits in front of a board displaying German share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/M., western Germany.

    European shares were set to edge up on Friday, snapping five straight sessions of falls, after a retreat in crude prices.

  • Bahrain Central Banker Slams Rating Agencies Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 9:39 AM ET

    Rating agencies were hasty downgrading Bahrain without taking into consideration the long-term prospects and relying only on political factors, Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Bahrain central bank governor, told CNBC Thursday.

  • The $220 a Barrel Oil Call and the Risk Trade Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 4:59 AM ET
    An international oil tanker passes through the Suez canal in Ismailia, Egypt.

    Oil could hit $220 a barrel if "Libya and Algeria were to halt oil production together," analysts at Nomura investment bank predicted.

  • European Shares Seen Opening Down as Oil Surges Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 2:08 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European stocks were seen inching lower on Thursday, adding to this week's sell-off as mounting worries over unrest in Lybia sent U.S. crude oil futures above $100 a barrel.

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