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  • Credit Suisse

    Declining volumes on global stock markets appear to show that real money trading activity is at decade lows, according to a new report from Credit Suisse, and investors believe volumes will stay low for two more years unless global resolutions to the risks of the economic crisis are found.

  • Why The UK’s Auto Industry Remains Crisis Free Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 1:29 AM ET

    It’s not all doom and gloom for Europe’s car industry. Although continental European auto car makers are facing strong headwinds from the euro zone’s economic woes, the industry in the U.K. is flourishing and has managed to remain unaffected.

  • For Europe’s Economy, a Lost Decade Looms Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 7:41 PM ET
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    The euro zone is hurtling back into recession, economists declared after official figures this week portrayed a shrinking economy. But by some measures the downturn has been under way for years. The NYT reports.

  • European Union Flag

    “The best laid plans are laid to waste” so the saying goes, and according to the latest report from Nomura, plans by Germany and the European Central Bank (ECB) to stabilize and indeed salvage the euro zone are in serious jeopardy.

  • off shore oil rig

    China’s sluggish growth and contractions in oil supply and demand should be enough to convince oil market bulls that the oil rally can’t continue for long, Neil Atkinson, Director of Energy Research and Analysis at Data Monitor, told CNBC.

  • Is Greece Using a Ponzi Scheme to Remain Solvent? Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:39 AM ET
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    Greek and other heavily-indebted euro zone countries' banks are staying afloat thanks to a system which creates a circular flow of cash not unlike a Ponzi scheme, analysts told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Banks complain that tighter regulation means that too much capital is tied up in regulatory funds and not enough gets to consumers.  But they should get used to it as this is the “new normal” if we want economic growth, Professor Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) told CNBC.

  • Greece to Exit Euro Zone Next Month? Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 6:01 AM ET
    The Greek national flag is seen flying above the parliament building on Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.

    Another day, another prediction of a Greek exit from the euro zone. But unlike the vast majority who give a medium term timeline for a "Grexit", one strategist told CNBC it could come as early as next month.

  • Small Caps Face Strong Headwinds: Expert Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 3:38 AM ET

    Due to increasing U.S. growth concerns and the weakening breadth of demand for equities, small caps face strong headwinds, Gerry Fowler, global head of equity & derivative strategy at BNP Paribas, told CNBC.

  • European Union Flag

    The euro is “irreversible,” but leaders must implement changes to prevent the euro zone debt crisis from cascading across the continent, Olli Rehn told CNBC Tuesday.

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    The member states of the euro zone have become addicted to central bank funding and are on course for years of prolonged stagnation, similar to that seen in Japan in the 1990s, according to Nick Beecroft, Chairman and Senior Market Analyst at Saxo Capital Markets UK.

  • How Bad Is Greece? Worse Than You Think, Ross Says Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 7:50 AM ET
    Wilbur Ross, chairman and chief executive officer of WL Ross & Co. LLC.

    Though other parts of the continent are improving, Greece actually is worse up close than it appears from the outside, investor Wilbur Ross told CBNC.

  • German Economic Model Vindicated by GDP Data Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 6:32 AM ET

    Germany’s reputation as the healthy man of Europe has been reinforced by better-than-expected growth in gross domestic product for the second quarter, as growth contracted in the broader euro zone.

  • The Next Safe Haven in Europe: German Real Estate Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 5:43 AM ET
    Reichsstrasse houses in historic centre.

    Despite yielding extremely low or even negative returns, German Bunds have not lost their safe haven appeal, underscoring the huge appetite among investors for low risk assets as the euro zone debt crisis drags on. But a new asset class is on the rise – and many believe it has a lot more to offer.

  • Europe’s Core Begins to Look Like the Periphery Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 2:02 AM ET
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    For most of the euro zone debt crisis, the distinction between the core and peripheral countries of the euro zone have been quite clear — the periphery seemed to cause all the trouble, and the core picked up the bill.

  • Trade Body Says UK Tourism Slumped During Olympics Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 7:00 AM ET
    London Bridge

    A leading trade association for British tour operators says tourism slumped during the Olympics.

  • Alaska: The Next Libor Litigation Frontier? Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 6:05 AM ET
    Anchorage, Alaska

    The Libor scandal, which began in London with bankers accused of manipulating a key global interest rate, has reached the Alaskan wilderness. Or at least that's the hope of New York plaintiffs' lawyer Brian Murray.

  • European Bank Note

    The euro zone should have started off with fewer members, and struggling members should be pushed out, a former European Central Bank (ECB) member who helped shape the euro at its inception told CNBC.

  • Greece Detains 6,000 During Raids on Immigrants Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | 6:10 AM ET
    Police detain a group of immigrants in central Athens on August 5,2012. Greek police authorities launched a large scale operation in central Athens in an effort to control illegal immigration in the Greek capital, more than four thousand immigrants have been detained so far.

    Greek police say they have detained some 6,000 people in Athens on suspicion that they have entered the country illegally and will deport more than 1,600 of them to their home countries.

  • London Olympics an ‘Economic Failure’: Roubini Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | 5:16 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    Famously bearish economist Nouriel Roubini has branded the Olympics an “economic failure”, saying Londoners have left the city and tourists have stayed away following “excess warnings”.

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