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  • Bank of England Divided on Inflation Outlook Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 6:23 AM ET

    Minutes to the Bank of England's latest interest rate meeting reveal a division among policymakers on the outlook for inflation amid a still weak economy and the debt crisis.

  • Forget Europe, Worry About China: Hugh Hendry Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 6:15 AM ET

    Hugh Hendry, the outspoken fund manager who runs Eclectica Asset Management in London, told CNBC he is betting China’s credit bubble is about to burst, causing another global crisis.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    Current efforts to reform financial regulation are “cosmetic” and won’t prevent another crisis, economist Nouriel Roubini said Tuesday.

  • US Tempts Investors Spooked by Euro Zone Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    Investors worried about the euro zone’s proliferating debt crisis have found safety across the Atlantic on Wall Street, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

  • Charts: Euro to Fall Further Toward $1.15 Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 7:44 AM ET

    The euro is set to continue its recent sharp declines against the dollar and could fall to between $1.18 and $1.15, Roelof van den Akker, senior technical analyst from ING Commercial Banking told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Could America Live with European Austerity? Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 4:26 AM ET
    Riot policemen push back demonstrators as they try to approach the finance ministry in Athens.

    European finance ministers meet in Brussels Tuesday and much of the talk will focus on how the sinners can be punished.

  • Can PIIGS Dance the Austerity Two-Step? Monday, 17 May 2010 | 4:59 PM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Call it the eurozone two-step.  That’s what the euro nations in distress will be asked to dance  on Tuesday as their ministers present their recovery plans to the body of 16 eurozone finance ministers engaged in an emergency meeting in Brussels.

  • Greek Leader Considers Action Against US Banks Monday, 17 May 2010 | 6:22 AM ET

    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou declared he is not ruling out taking legal action against U.S. investment banks for their role in creating the spiraling Greek debt crisis.

  • How Close Did Europe Come to Lehman-Style Crisis? Monday, 17 May 2010 | 4:15 AM ET

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  • Can German Muscle Force a Thrifty Euro Zone? Monday, 17 May 2010 | 3:41 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    With the euro under pressure on Monday euro zone and European Union finance ministers heading for a meeting in Brussels over the next 48 hours, the German government is pressing other members of the euro to adopt their own versions of the so-called balanced budget law.

  • German Lawmaker Calls for Trichet's Resignation Monday, 17 May 2010 | 3:26 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    Following the European Central Bank’s decision to start buying assets to relieve liquidity problems within the euro zone, a leading German lawmaker has called for ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet to resign.

  • EU Bailout Package Just a 'Fig Leaf': Rogoff Friday, 14 May 2010 | 8:13 AM ET

    The European Cental Bank's bailout package is just a $1 trillion fig leaf covering the problem and a better move would have been to arrange for Greece and Portugal to leave the European Union.

  • Banks In Peril from EU Debt Shell Game: Economist Friday, 14 May 2010 | 6:16 AM ET

    Any assumption that the financial crisis is behind us is way off the mark, as the European Union is just shifting debt obligatoins between the public and private sector and not dealing with the undelying problem.

  • UK Stops Supplying €500 Notes to Fight Crime Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 9:01 AM ET

    Banknote wholesalers will no longer supply the 500 euro note in the UK as part of measures to prevent money laundering, the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) announced Thursday on its Web site.

  • ECB's 'Bazooka' Fights Speculators, Hurts Euro Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 4:03 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    The European Central Bank's decision to buy government bonds in the secondary markets will likely stop speculators, but it may push the euro down by more than 10 percent.

  • As Gold Soars, Is It Too Late to Cash In on the Rally? Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 8:11 AM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    Much of the demand for the precious metal is reportedly coming from Germany, where the memory of hyperinflation continues to significantly influence thinking.

  • Cameron May Need to Cut Spending More than Thatcher Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 7:12 AM ET
    David Cameron

    The Queen was made to hang around for 5 days this week while her elected representatives attempted to form Britain’s next government.

  • 'Psychotic' Dow Swings Leave Europe Gun Shy Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 5:44 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange

    Last Thursday’s intraday volatility, which saw the Dow plummeting nearly 1000 points, has left European investors tentative about Wall Street, according to market participants.

  • Great Recovery an 'Illusion': Economist Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 4:56 AM ET

    The great recovery is an illusion, and the banking crisis is likely to be very costly for the world economy, according to economist Jamie Dannhauser at Lombard Street Research.

  • TARP, PIIGS, STUPID, Time to GASP Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 4:19 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    The only thing missing from the weekend’s $1 trillion rescue package for Europe is a good acronym, Timothy Scala, a macro strategist at hedge fund Sophis Investments told CNBC.com Wednesday.

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