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  • Market Tips: Get Out of Stocks and Bonds Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | 6:10 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed Friday, with European shares paring earlier gains after preliminary data showed the euro zone economy's recovery faltered in the fourth quarter, on top of investors still uncertain as to what will happen to Greece.

  • Market Tips: Keep to Shorter-Term Bonds Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 5:36 AM ET

    Global stocks rose on Thursday, hitting a one-week high, as investors looked to European Union leaders to lay the foundations for a financial rescue of Greece at a summit in Brussels, Belgium.

  • US, Europe Will All Default On Their Debt: Marc Faber Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 2:38 PM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    The governments of every developed economy will eventually default on their sovereign debt, including the US, the UK and Western Europe, Marc Faber, editor of the Gloom, Boom & Doom report, told CNBC.

  • Opportunities in Greece, Spain: Portfolio Manager Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 8:44 AM ET

    It is certainly time to watch out for investment opportunities in Greece, Kingsley Jones, international portfolio manager at Macquarie Funds Management Group, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Baltic Poor Take Austerity Measures on Chin Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 6:19 AM ET
    Lithuania

    As financial markets panic about the risks to the euro from laxer governments in southern Europe, the northern Baltic states are already in tight fiscal bandages as they experience Europe's most severe recession.

  • Market Tips: Volatile Swings Will Continue Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 5:34 AM ET

    Global stocks were mostly higher on Wednesday and Greece's borrowing costs fell on the prospects of a bailout, while safe-haven German government bonds dipped and the euro eased after the previous session's hefty gains.

  • Europe Searches for Way Out Of Its Growing Debt Crisis Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 12:00 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    Financial markets are betting heavily that Greece's crushing debt could drag down the entire eurozone, and that could force reluctant EU leaders into an embarrassing bailout.

  • Why Sovereign Debt Pain Has Only Just Started Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 9:45 AM ET
    What's Next?

    The rise in Greek yields is a clear warning markets are in the mood to 'punish any country that takes creditors for granted. '

  • Europe Should Burn the Speculators: Stiglitz Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 7:12 AM ET
    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Countries like Greece are being "attacked by financial markets" and the European Union should intervene in the stock market to "teach speculators a lesson," according to Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.

  • Market Tips: Why You Should Stay in Stocks Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 6:47 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed on Tuesday and investor sentiment remained weak on euro zone fiscal deficit concerns. But experts told CNBC the recent pullback is routine and investors should stay fully invested in stocks.

  • Market Tips: 2010 Is About Stocks, Not Markets Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 6:15 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed on Monday, with European shares rebounding from three-month lows. But investors remained wary of the situation in the euro zone regarding sovereign debt. Experts told CNBC this year is about all about stocks and not markets. They share their investment strategies.

  • Critical Time for the Double Dip Scenario Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 4:49 AM ET

    A pause is all very well, but if the monetary crutch that has supported recovery is kicked out too soon, that double dip scenario could become a reality.

  • Portugal Adds Political Crisis to Debt Woes Mix Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 11:07 AM ET

    Portuguese authorities' favorite expression is: Portugal is not Greece. Everybody, from the country's central bank governor to economists in private banks, says this.

  • Market Tips: From Now on, Volatility Rules Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 7:07 AM ET

    Global stocks were lower on Friday, with Asian markets hitting five-month lows, as investors dumped riskier assets after growing sovereign debt problems in the euro zone and rising U.S. jobless claims sparked jitters about the global recovery.

  • Europe Testing How Much Tax Is Too Much Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 6:27 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Here we go again. The German government said this week it's going to buy a stolen CD which apparantly contains the names of 1,500 Germans with secret bank accounts in Switzerland.

  • 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.

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