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  • UK Recovery Still Uncertain: Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 2:57 AM ET

    The UK economy returned to growth in the first quarter of 2011 but the outlook for the rest of the year remains worrying, according to a report published Tuesday by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

  • Lessons for Europe From Reagan's Austerity Measures Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 2:51 AM ET

    Austerity is - to put it bluntly - not going very well for a number of euro zone countries forced to impose measures on their economies and voters.

  • 4 Reasons to Short Oil: Economist Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 2:26 AM ET
    Oil Refinery

    Oil prices have recovered from a short sharp sell-off late last month to hit fresh highs but could be about to sell off again, according to Julian Jessop, the chief international economist at Capital Economics.

  • European Shares Expected to Fall Slightly Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 12:47 AM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    European stocks were indicated to open slightly lower on Tuesday, following lackluster trade in both Asia and the U.S.

  • Brazil's "economic miracle" is alive and well despite growing concern that the Latin American powerhouse is in danger of overheating, the managing partner of Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual said Monday.

  • Stocks Are Good Bet as Inflation Looms: Mobius Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 7:36 AM ET

    Stocks are the safest place to be as inflation fears mount, Mark Mobius, Chairman, Templeton Emerging Markets Group, told CNBC Monday.

  • United States Federal Reserve

    The Federal Reserve is on a different monetary planet to the rest of the world, according to Credit Suisse UK Economist Robert Barrie.

  • ECB to Make PIG of a Decision Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 1:44 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    The ECB is this week expected to lift rates by 25 basis points in a bid to reign in inflation despite ongoing fears over the financial health of Portugal, Ireland and Greece.

  • Europe Stocks to Start the Week Lower After Rally Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 1:18 AM ET

    European shares were set to dip on Monday, consolidating after hitting three-week highs in the previous session, with weak copper prices likely to put pressure on heavyweight mining stocks.

  • Greece Seizes Yachts to Collect Tax Money: Official Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 12:45 PM ET
    Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou speaks during a press conference in the Finance ministry in Athens on February 24, 2011. Police clashed with protestors in Athens yesterday on the sidelines of a large demonstration on the year's first general strike against the debt-hit Socialist government's grueling austerity policies. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Greek government has declared war on its super-rich tax evaders, confirming Friday that it will chase taxpayers who own swimming pools, yachts and island homes.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    Recapitalizing Irish banks would be bad if done with government money, because it would affect the country's ability to fund itself even further, Nouriel Roubini, Chairman of Roubini Global Economics, told CNBC on Friday.

  • Muni Bonds Unlikely To Be Next Leg of Crisis Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 3:57 AM ET

    The US municipal bond market is unlikely to cause the next leg of the financial crisis according to John Higgins, a senior market economist at Capital Economics.

  • Why Marc Faber Is Such a Bear Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 3:10 AM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    The thing about predictions is that if you make enough of them, eventually they’ll start to come true. Being a good enough prognosticator to hold the investor community’s attention most of the time is an entirely different matter.

  • European Shares To Start the Quarter Up Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 1:06 AM ET

    European stocks were indicated to open higher on Friday, the first day of the second quarter, with investors eagerly awaiting the U.S. non-farm payroll numbers for March.

  • Portugal 2010 Deficit Estimate Comes In Above Targets Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    Portugal's National Statistics Institute estimates the debt-stressed country's national budget deficit last year was 8.6 percent — way above the government's target of 7.3 percent.

  • Euro Zone Inflation Jumps to 29-Month High Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 6:23 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Euro zone inflation defied expectations of a small decline and surged higher in March, an early estimate showed on Thursday, a week before the European Central Bank is expected to raise interest rates to stem price growth.

  • Low Growth, High Inflation: Marriage Made in Hell Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 5:07 AM ET
    HSBC

    HSBC is cutting growth targets and raising inflation forecasts following dramatic rises in commodity prices that threaten the global recovery.

  • Peripheral Banks To Feel Ireland Stress Test Pain Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 2:28 AM ET

    The publication of new stress tests for Ireland’s banks Thursday will once again throw the troubled country into the spotlight, but the results could cause unrest in Europe’s southern periphery as well, as investors fret over which banks there will need additional capital.

  • Portugal Bailout Already Priced In: Analyst Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 2:05 AM ET
    Portugal

    A Portuguese bailout is almost certain, but markets have already priced such an event in and are unlikely to move sharply following a rescue, Stephane Deo, Head of European Economic Research at UBS, told CNBC.

  • Europe Stocks to Open Flat; Irish Stress Tests Eyed Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 1:55 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 indicated to open flat on Thursday after ending the previous day at a three-week high, with investors watching for the results of Irish bank stress tests, due to be released later in the day.

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