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  • Jean-Claude Trichet

    The euro zone’s debt crisis is just the center of an “adjustment” which is affecting all advanced economies, former European Central Bank (ECB) President Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC.

  • Latin America Fears Fed Monetary Stimulus: Chile Minister Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 12:07 PM ET
    Latin America

    More monetary stimulus programs from the Federal Reserve or the European Central Bank will force Latin American currencies to over-appreciate, Chile Finance Minster Felipe Larrain told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Gloomy Global M&A Set to Fall by a Third Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 8:20 AM ET
    Safety Deposit Boxes

    International mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are set to fall sharply in 2012, new OECD data showed on Thursday, amid fears over the euro zone debt crisis, slowing growth in China, and concerns that the United States is heading for a "fiscal cliff" of expiring tax cuts and automatic spending cuts which could result in a recession.

  • Dutch Put the Brakes On, but Still Favor Europe Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 5:22 AM ET
    Government Buildings Reflected Along River

    The early Thursday morning victory of pro-European parties in the Dutch elections proves that despite growing euroskpticism in the Netherlands, the country still favors Europe, Adriaan Schout, deputy director of the Netherlands Institute of International Relations told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Europe Finally Gets Its ‘Bazooka’; Markets Rally Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 10:57 AM ET
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    Europe cleared a number of major hurdles in its quest to find a comprehensive solution to the euro zone debt crisis on Wednesday, with a German court giving its heavily-anticipated approval for a new rescue fund and the unveiling of new proposals for a European banking union and more European integration.

  • Europe Must Become Federation of States: EU's Barroso Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 5:44 AM ET
    Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, President of the European Commission

    European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso called for more European integration to help tackle the euro zone debt crisis in his State of the Union speech on Wednesday through the creation of a “federation of nation states”.

  • Entrepreneurs Are Finding Silver Linings in Greece Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 8:31 AM ET
    Man with wings

    Greece can still offer business opportunities for the savvy and creative entrepreneur, according to a new enterprise helping start-up businesses in Greece conquer the home market, and beyond.

  • Markets’ Next Bogeyman? Looming Inflation Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 5:13 AM ET
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    Creeping inflation could be the next big swing factor in equity markets, particularly if central banks continue to inject more liquidity into the markets, a number of economists and strategists have warned.

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    Thought August was quiet in the market? You were right, and volumes figures prove it.

  • Statue and Italian Flag in front of Vittorio Emanuele monument.

    The 2013 general elections in Italy will allow for the government’s so-called “Monti approach” to continue, the Italian minister of economic development Corrado Passera, told CNBC in an exclusive interview.

  • Euro Zone Will Pay ‘Terrible Price’: Jim Rogers Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 4:34 AM ET
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    A “terrible price” will be paid for the euro zone crisis eventually, whether the European Central Bank (ECB) embarks on mass bond purchases or not, Jim Rogers, investor and co-founder of the Quantum Fund with George Soros, told CNBC Monday.

  • Germany Must Crack Export Dependence: Pimco Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 12:48 PM ET
    Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

    Germany must break its reliance on exporting to the rest of Europe if it is to thrive despite the world economic slowdown, Pimco Managing Director Andrew Bosomworth told CNBC.com.

  • Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

    Germany must accept shared leadership of the European Union if the region is to prosper, ex-European Commission President Romano Prodi, told CNBC on Friday.

  • Ireland to Stick to Austerity Program: Deputy PM Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 10:41 AM ET
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    Ireland has emerged as a poster boy for austerity within the euro zone, and the country’s Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) told CNBC that the secret is determination from its people and quick decision-making.

  • Is the ECB's New Plan Too Late to Save Greece? Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 8:46 AM ET
    A one Euro coin stands on a map of Brussels.

    European markets may have breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced its new unlimited bond-buying program, but some economists have said that it won’t help Greece get out of its “debt trap.” Indeed, one economist told CNBC that Greeks fear that in the process of “saving” the euro zone Greece itself will be sacrificed.

  • A one Euro coin stands on a map of Brussels.

    European markets may have breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced its new unlimited bond-buying program, but some economists have said that it won’t help Greece get out of its “debt trap.” Indeed, one economist told CNBC that Greeks fear that in the process of “saving” the euro zone Greece itself will be sacrificed.

  • The headquarters of the Swiss commodities giant Glencore in Baar, Switzerland.

    Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair helped to broker a new deal between commodity trader Glencore and London-listed miner Xstrata, that was struck at a secret meeting in London, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

  • Munich May Not Have Enough Beer for Oktoberfest Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 5:02 AM ET
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    Beer brewers in Munich may not be able to supply enough beer for the annual Oktoberfest beer festival, local newspaper Munich TZ reported, but the problem is not a lack of the alcoholic beverage.

  • Behind ECB's Bond Buying: Mixing Politics and Finance Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 5:21 PM ET
    The guardian of the euro - Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, ECB, behind a glass euro coin.

    In an historic mix of monetary policy and fiscal politics, the European Central Bank plans buy the short-term debt of troubled European governments if they enter a program to solve their debt and deficits problems.

  • ECB’s New Bond Plan: OMT! Crisis Averted, for Now Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 12:05 PM ET
    ECB’s New Bond Plan: OMT! Crisis Averted, for Now

    The European Central Bank’s new bond buying program buys time for the embattled euro zone but leaves the ball in the court of  Madrid and Rome, telling them that purchases of  sovereign bonds would come with strict conditions.

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