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  • Greece Taps Cash, but It Will Still Roil the Markets Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 8:54 AM ET
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    Greece gave in to market pressure and officially requested financial aid from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund Friday, but analysts and traders say the rollercoaster ride for investors is not over.

  • For Sake of Euro, Let Greece Go Bankrupt: Jim Rogers Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 4:12 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Allowing Greece to go bankrupt may cause a lot of pain but it will be better for the single currency in the long run, investor Jim Rogers said in an interview with CNBC on Friday.

  • This Is a V-Shaped Recovery: Jim O'Neill Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | 3:25 AM ET

    The world economy is clearly in a V-shaped recovery and those talking up a double dip recession are way off the mark, Jim O'Neill, the head of global economic research at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC.com.

  • World Faces 'Sovereign DisCredit': Economists Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 10:40 AM ET

    The global economy is facing a lost decade or a fully-fledged recession unless policy makers change their ways now, economists at Independent Strategy said.

  • Sovereign Debt Crisis Likely to Spread: Roubini Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 3:05 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The sovereign debt crisis facing Europe, which started in Greece, is spreading to many other large economies in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), according to New York University professor of economics Nouriel Roubini.

  • Over-Regulating Banks Will Kill Recovery: Investor Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 9:37 AM ET

    If governments around the world come down too hard on the banking sector with punitive regulation they could cause the economic recovery to stall, George Godber, senior investment manager from Charles Stanley, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Spirit of Reagan, Thatcher Doomed: HSBC Economist Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 4:27 AM ET

    The political philosophies espoused by former leaders Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher will wither and die as the West watches its financial and political power ebb away to the East, according to HSBC’s chief economist.

  • George Soros Talking the Euro to ‘Death’ Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 2:31 AM ET
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    The billionaire investor said he believes that Germany’s insistence on an interest rate of 5 percent for the aid package has compromised the rescue because it would water down its impact.

  • Stranded in Europe: News Crew Waits for Clear Skies Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 3:23 PM ET
    Vienna Terminal

    Perhaps, you’ve been mystified, like me and the CNBC crew here in Vienna, by how a big cloud now covering much of Europe has brought us back to the Stone Age, travel-wise.

  • European Airline and Travel Stocks Plunge Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 12:03 PM ET
    Airplane Takeoff

    Shares in European airline and travel stocks fell heavily on Monday as ash from an Icelandic volcano looked set to bring much of Europe to a standstill for a 5th straight day.

  • Goldman News Helps Greece in Short Term Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 5:14 AM ET
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    It's probably not the favor that the bank was hoping to deliver, but the SEC's decision to charge the Wall Street giant with fraud has definitely taken the spotlight off Athens and its budgetary woes.

  • Europe Counting Economic Cost of Volcano Sunday, 18 Apr 2010 | 10:06 AM ET

    European Commission President Jose-Manuel Barroso on Sunday called for Europe to co-ordinate any steps to address the economic impact of Icelandic Volcano which has grounded flights across the continent.

  • China's Expansion May Make the Rest of BRICs Uneasy Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 7:35 AM ET
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    The yuan's peg against the dollar and a bigger say on the international scene may be making all the headlines as the BRIC leaders meet in the Brazilian capital over the next 24 hours. But the big story is the growth in trade and investment between the four economic power houses – and how this is shaping relations between them.

  • George Soros Is Right, the Euro May Be Doomed Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 5:04 AM ET
    Euro bills at teller window

    If the euro can't go ahead, it will go backwards, the famous financier said. "It's important to understand that if you don't make the next steps forward for the euro, the euro will go to pieces and the European Union too," Soros added.

  • Tap Emerging Markets Via German Stocks: Investor Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 9:47 AM ET

    Investors looking to benefit from emerging market growth should buy German export stocks, Matthias Born, portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • A Few Investing Nuggets that May Go Unnoticed Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 4:30 AM ET

    Investors are underestimating the strength of the German and French economies, which will return to strong growth in the second and third quarters on the back of export and investment strength, Bob Parker, an analyst with Credit Suisse, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • George Soros Warns About Greek 'Debt Spiral' Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 3:22 AM ET
    George Soros

    The legendary investor who forced the pound out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1992 believes that the rescue package is only "a little step" that may not stop Athens falling into a "debt spiral".

  • This Is Still a Short-Term Fix for Greece Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 6:53 AM ET

    The next 24 hours will be critical for Greece and its economy. After news over the weekend that the euro zone put together a rescue package, Athens will now test the markets reaction.

  • What Should Be Done About Market Bubbles? Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 5:32 AM ET

    Before we blame Greenspan for the past bubble and bust, it is worth reiterating that of course there was a lot of blame to go around in this area.

  • Hungary Votes, but What of the Economy? Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 5:07 AM ET
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