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  • Market Tips: Where to Invest as Risk Aversion Returns Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 5:31 AM ET

    Global stocks were lower on Thursday with the euro hitting a 7-month low against the dollar as concerns intensified that Greece's fiscal problems could spread to other highly-indebted euro zone countries.

  • Inside the BRIC's Enigmatic 'R' Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 3:20 AM ET

    Russia is still one of the most enigmatic, complex and confusing countries on this planet. It is a country that ever since the break down of the Soviet Union in 1991 has been promising modernization, promising to invest in new technologies and promising to reduce its economic dependence on its vast natural resources.

  • Three Reasons to Buy Stocks Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 7:35 AM ET

    The stock rally of 2009 can continue this year as there are three key factors underpinning the market, Kevin Gardiner, head of investment strategy EMEA at Barclays Wealth, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Market Tips: The Cyclical Betting Playbook Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 5:40 AM ET

    Global stocks rose for the third straight day on Wednesday as better-than-expected U.S. company earnings and firm economic data raised expectations that the recovery would keep strong momentum in the first quarter.

  • Europe's Spanish Dilemma: Who Does What? Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 4:54 AM ET

    Spain's presidency has as its bedrock the '2020 Strategy' plan. A plan to create jobs and to make Europe a 'smarter, greener social market'. But Spain itself has the worst jobs picture anywhere in the EU27.

  • Market Tips: Bank on Asia, Techs Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 5:42 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed on Monday after many indexes in January logged their worst performance since February last year. Experts told CNBC to invest in Asian banks, as their outlook has improved, and techs, especially mid- and small-cap companies.

  • Why Greece Is too Small to Fail Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 5:02 AM ET

    Surely even the most hard-line of EU leaders are not blind to the fact that if Greece goes over the cliff then there will be other targets for the markets. Targets such as Portugal, Ireland, Spain and non-euro zone countries like the U.K.

  • Greek Economy Needs 'Structural Changes': PM Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 5:38 PM ET
    The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou told CNBC Thursday that his country has to make substantial changes to recover from its devastating financial problems.

  • The Bull Market has Turned, Take Profits: Investor Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 6:59 AM ET

    After correctly calling the stock market rebound after the lows of March 2009, Michael Browne, portfolio manager from Sofaer Global Research, is changing his bullish stance and selling stocks.

  • Oil Could Sink to $40 on Stronger Supply: Economist Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 9:02 AM ET

    The price of oil could be set to catch investors by surprise and slump to $40 a barrel in 2010 as crude supply outstrips demand, Chris Watling, CEO of Longview Economics, told CNBC late Monday.

  • Market Tips: Shorting the Yen Is Top Trade Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 5:39 AM ET

    Global stocks were lower on Tuesday after Standard & Poor's cut its rating outlook on Japan and China implemented a clampdown on lending, hitting investor confidence about a global recovery.

  • Market Tips: Risk Aversion Back in Vogue Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 5:42 AM ET

    Global stocks were mostly lower on Monday as investors continued to digest President Obama's bank restriction plans. Experts told CNBC they foresee risk aversion coming back into play this year and that the dollar is likely to gain this week against the euro.

  • Chance of a Double Dip is 40%: Roach Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 7:24 AM ET
    What's Next?

    The global economy faces a 40 percent chance of plunging back into recession within the next couple of years and growth will remain weak, Stephen Roach, chairman, Asia of Morgan Stanley, told CNBC Friday.

  • Marc Faber: White House Should Let Markets Work Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 6:11 AM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    Interventions in the market will bring about unintended consequences, the author of the "Gloom, Boom & Doom Report" said. He also weighs in on the dollar, stocks and gold.

  • Market Tips: Growth Too Weak to Undo 09's Damage Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 5:54 AM ET

    Global stocks dipped on Friday, with financials stocks getting hit after President Obama proposed sweeping restrictions on banks. Experts told CNBC how to invest while the global economy slowly recovers.

  • Marc Faber: Sovereign Defaults Will Proliferate Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 3:01 AM ET

    Defaults on sovereign debt are likely to proliferate in the next crisis, Marc Faber, guest host for "Squawk Box Europe" and author of the "Gloom, Boom & Doom Report" said.

  • Slash and Burn: How Ireland Is Cutting Spending Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 9:15 AM ET

    The country's budget slashes pay in the public sector and is now being seen as the model that countries such as Greece need to mimic.

  • Fire 'Overpaid' Air Traffic Controllers: Ryanair CEO Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 6:10 AM ET

    Ireland's government should be tougher on striking "overpaid" public workers if it wants to help the country get out of the economic recession, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary told CNBC Thursday.

  • Market Tips: How to Fight the Inflation Threat Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 6:00 AM ET

    Developed and emerging stock markets diverged on Thursday with the latter falling on worries China will take more measures to temper growth after reporting its fastest quarterly growth in two years.

  • Blog: Greece Has Problems but Perspective Please! Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 11:10 AM ET
    Parthenon temple on Acropolis Hill, Athens, Greece

    Debt crisis! Public Spending out of Control! Bond Market Panic! Eurozone Collapse Fears! These headlines and many others of the same ilk are often used to describe situations akin to the present one facing the Greek economy.

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