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  • 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
    Brazil, Brazil Flag

    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
    Hungary

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  • Greek Rescue Could Happen over the Weekend: UBS Friday, 9 Apr 2010 | 9:49 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    An aid package for Greece could come as early as this weekend, as the Balkan country is in danger of running out of cash, analysts at UBS wrote in a research note Friday.

  • Would Rescuing Greece Make Matters Worse? Friday, 9 Apr 2010 | 4:07 AM ET

    Attempts to rescue Greece are simply making matters worse and the quicker the crisis comes, the better for the world.

  • Is Geithner's Visit to India Actually a Roadshow? Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 | 5:36 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    The Greek Finance Minister will travel to the U.S. in two weeks to drum up support for his latest bond auction that he hopes will raise $10 billion ($13.4 billion).

  • Greek Debt Chief: EU Deal Talk Hurt More than Helped Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 9:03 AM ET

    The talk around the deal agreed by EU leaders to support Greece in case it needs more liquidity hurt the country more than it helped, Petros Christodoulou, director general of Greece's Public Debt Management Agency, told CNBC.

  • Europe In for More Nasty Surprises: Chief Investor Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 7:35 AM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Of all the regions in the world, Bhaskar Laxminarayan, chief investment officer at Pictet Asia, told CNBC he has the least confidence in Europe right now and warned that there could be more negative surprises coming out of the region.

  • ECB's Weber Says Current Rate Levels Appropriate Sunday, 28 Mar 2010 | 11:07 AM ET
    Flags of member states of the European Union.

    European Central Bank Governing Council member Axel Weber said current interest rate  levels are appropriate, signaling that the central bank will stick to low rates for some time, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday.

  • Greece Still Needs to Slash Budget Deficit: Roubini Friday, 26 Mar 2010 | 1:30 PM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    Greece's debt deal could help the struggling euro zone country avoid a "refinancing crisis," but Greece still needs to cut its budget deficit to resolve its long-term problems, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Friday.

  • Charts: Euro is Coming Full Circle Vs. Dollar Friday, 26 Mar 2010 | 7:36 AM ET

    The euro is set to remain weak against the dollar as the currency wipes out nearly all the gains it built during 2009, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst from Tostrams Groep told CNBC Friday.

  • Ratings Agencies or Swaps: Who D'ya Trust? Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 9:45 AM ET

    The risk of default for Greek debt is priced much higher than that of Eastern European countries like Romania or Turkey. But Greece is rated investment grade while the two Black Sea countries are rated below investment grade.

  • Charts: Long-Run Bull Warns of Short-Run Drop Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 7:54 AM ET

    European stocks should power higher over the long term, but the next month could take a chunk out of the market, Julius De Kempenaer, manager at Taler Trend Fund, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Tough Love of IMF May Shock Greece Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 6:03 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    If Greece believes the easiest way out of its financial crisis would be with the help of the International Monetary Fund instead of its European neighbors, it could be in for an unpleasant surprise.

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