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  • Europe's Undervalued, but I'm Not Buying: Barton Biggs Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 4:07 PM ET

    Investments in debt-stricken Europe are “undervalued,” “unloved” and “now oversold,” Barton Biggs, the managing partner at Traxis Partners hedge fund, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • European Union, Currency Are Headed for Collapse: Gartman Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 12:55 PM ET
    Protestors escape tear gas fired by policemen in Athens.

    The European debt crisis likely will not end until the euro collapses as a currency and takes the entire European Union with it, said hedge fund manager Dennis Gartman.

  • What Prudential's 'Shambolic' Rights Issue Shows Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 6:28 AM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Prudential shareholders may grudgingly acknowledge that the pursuit of exciting new opportunities in Asia is the right long term strategy. But in the short term they need convincing the big price tag for AIA and the delayed rights issue are the correct way of achieving that.

  • The Correction Has Started: Strategist Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 4:42 AM ET

    The correction in stock markets has already started, Philippe Gijsels, head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Greek Crisis Hydra Engulfs the Euro Zone Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 3:59 AM ET

    The market is already beginning to ask if the German public and the EU have the stomach for a rescue package for Portugal, Spain, Ireland and even for Italy.

  • UBS Dividend in Next 2-3 Years 'Symbolic': CFO Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 10:11 AM ET
    Swiss Bank

    Financial regulations could significantly influence UBS' profitability in both the near and long term and they will constrain the Swiss bank from resuming dividend payments, CFO John Cryan told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Has Europe Used up Its Ammo on Greece? Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 4:39 AM ET
    Debtor Nations

    For now, Greece has been saved but at what cost? The sums involved are staggering and could have been much lower if the euro zone's governments had appreciated the size and scale of the problem earlier and learned the lessons of history.

  • Greek communist protesters draped banners on the Acropolis. May 4, 2010.

    Despite yields on Greek debt falling after the bailout deal, analysts and investors warn that there are still pitfalls that could threaten the single European currency.

  • CNBC Survey: Hung Parliament Bad for Business Monday, 3 May 2010 | 8:03 PM ET

    More than three quarters of business leaders think that a hung parliament will be bad for the UK economy, a survey commissioned by CNBC showed Tuesday.

  • German State PM Assures 'Yes' to Greek Bailout Monday, 3 May 2010 | 8:00 AM ET
    Greek Labor Unions Strike

    Hesse Prime Minister Roland Koch said Monday he sees no danger that the Greek bailout could be stopped by constitutional challenge.

  • Commentary: Europe's Debt Crisis Is About to End Saturday, 1 May 2010 | 8:23 AM ET

    European officials are finally getting spurred into action by the danger of contagion and sources in the City say Greek debt is a screaming buy.

  • How German Politics Deepened the Greek Crisis Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 9:10 AM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Had Frau Merkel listened to Herr Schaeuble from the beginning, a lot of time and money would have been saved.

  • Beware the 3 Recovery 'Derailers' Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 7:11 AM ET

    The growing sovereign debt crisis that started in Greece is just one of three potential "derailers" of the global economic recovery, Harry Samuel, global co-head of fixed income and currencies and head of global Treasury services at RBC Capital Markets, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Greece 'Nearly Insolvent,' Bailout Won't Work: Roubini Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 5:44 PM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Europe's current bailout plan for Greece "is not going to work" because "Greece is nearly insolvent," well-known economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Swaps Not Responsible for Crisis, Greece Is: Papantoniou Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 9:05 AM ET
    Traders at the NY Stock Exchange

    A lack of competitiveness, not credit default swaps (CDS), brought Greece to the brink of financial catastrophe, former Greek Finance Minister Yannos Papantoniou told CNBC.com Wednesday.

  • What the Debt Crisis Means for Business Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 8:30 AM ET

    The market reaction to the debt crisis in Greece and the euro zone has spooked investors across the world and led to heavy selling of stocks. But is the crisis actually impacting real businesses, given Greece makes up only two percent of euro zone gross domestic product?

  • German Idealism Will Lead to Euro Crisis: Strategist Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 6:43 AM ET

    Germany's reticence to come to the rescue of the Greek government has been widely criticised across the euro zone.

  • How the Greek Downgrade Will Affect Markets Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 4:41 AM ET

    Whispers of contagion are sending a chill through bond markets, while the euro is likely to fall further and things don't look pretty for stocks. Smart money is likely to go into gold.

  • Greece Just Tip of Debt Crisis Iceberg: Roubini Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 4:40 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The sovereign debt crisis will get worse and bond vigilantes could move on to even bigger economies like the United States and Japan when they are done sweeping through vulnerable European nations, according to economist Nouriel Roubini.

  • The Euro Is a One-Way Bet -- Down Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 4:25 AM ET
    Euro bills

    The man who is likely to succeed Jean-Claude Trichet as the President of the European Central Bank told CNBC that the Greek bailout will be implemented soon and dismissed the idea that the euro zone is at risk of falling apart.

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