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  • Japan Crisis Won't Derail ECB Rate Plans: Official Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    The crisis in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands of people will not have an effect on the European Central Bank's interest rate policy, Manfred Schepers, vice-president finance and chief financial officer for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, told CNBC.

  • Why Greece Can't Shoulder Debt, but Spain Can Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 3:33 AM ET

    Greece will have to restructure its debt, but Spain is out of the woods, according to former European Central Bank Board Member Otmar Issing.

  • Europe to Open Lower; UK Budget, Portugal Vote on Tap Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 2:00 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European stocks are set to open slightly lower on Wednesday ahead of a range of events taking place in the region, the largest of them being the UK Budget and the Portuguese parliament's vote on the government's latest austerity measures.

  • As Big Vote Nears, Bailout Looms for Portugal Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 1:42 AM ET

    With Portugal’s main opposition Social Democrats (PSD) announcing they will vote Wednesday against a raft of new austerity measures proposed by Prime Minister Jose Socrates, analysts expect the country will have no choice but to seek a bailout from Europe.

  • Fed's Fisher Says He Is 'Concerned' by Inflation Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 12:00 PM ET
    Richard W. Fisher

    High commodity prices have an impact on general price inflation in the United States but there are also price pressures from imported goods, particularly from China, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher told CNBC Tuesday.

  • The Battle for Europe’s Economic Soul Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 6:19 AM ET

    A list of measures EU heads of state will likely sign off on later this week could very well entrench Germany’s strength at the heart of Europe and the weakness of those on the periphery. CNBC'c Patrick Allen comments.

  • Unchanged Open for Europe on Libya, Japan Worries Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 3:50 AM ET
    Businessman with crystal ball

    European shares look set to open ever so slightly higher on Tuesday, following Asian stocks higher.

  • Forget Geopolitics, Watch the ISM: Strategist Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 2:03 AM ET

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  • Fears of Another Downturn Overplayed: Jim O'Neill Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 1:30 AM ET
    Anti-Gaddafi rebel runs away as smoke rises following an air strike by Libyan warplanes.

    Fears that the world economy is facing another downturn are being overplayed, despite the political upheaval caused by recent unrest in the Middle East and the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, Jim O'Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, said.

  • Egypt Stock Exchange To Re-Open as Chairman Resigns Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 11:04 AM ET
    Egyptian anti-government protesters wave a Tunisian flag along with national banners during continuing demonstrations in Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square.

    Egypt's stock exchange will re-open Wednesday after being closed for more than seven weeks, a spokesman for the exchange said on Monday after the country's new Prime Minister accepted the resignation of the exchange's chairman.

  • History Shows Libya Unrest Could Help Dollar Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 6:00 AM ET

    Having analyzed the impact on the dollar of numerous wars and military interventions in the Middle East since 1973, Bank of New York Mellon is telling investors that the greenback should hold up well as the international community imposes a no-fly zone over Libya.

  • Europe to Follow Asia, Open Higher Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 3:13 AM ET

    European stocks look set to start the week in positive territory, following Asian shares that rose as investors digested the ongoing Japan nuclear crisis and unrest in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Defaults in euro zone sovereign debt and a major fall in US stocks and are unlikely before 2013, according to a research report by Smithers &Co.

  • Europe Stocks to Open Higher on G7 Intervention Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 1:52 AM ET

    European stocks are likely to open higher on Friday, as Group of Seven countries agree to joint intervention to stem the yen's gains.

  • Europe Set for Higher Open Despite Nuclear Fears Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 3:40 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares are set to open higher on Thursday even as the nuclear crisis in Japan worsened and yen surged to a record high against the dollar.

  • Japan Nuclear Impact 'Worrisome': Stephen Roach Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 1:47 AM ET
    A Rescue worker wipes his forehead after carrying a body from the rubble of a village destroyed by the devastating earthquake March 16, 2011 in Kesennuma, Miyagi province, Japan.

    The world economy is still very fragile and the impact of the Japanese earthquake and the nuclear crisis is distressing, Stephen Roach, non-executive chairman at Morgan Stanley, Asia, told CNBC in an interview.

  • Bahrain Fighting Moves from Roundabout to Villages Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 10:38 AM ET
    Anti-government protestors open their arms in front of military vehicles near Pearl Square in Bahraini capital Manama, on March 16, 2011, after Bahraini police killed at least two protesters and wounded dozens more as they assaulted a peaceful protest camp in the capital's Pearl Square, an opposition party official said. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

    Manama's central financial district and the iconic Pearl Roundabout were quiet Wednesday night, despite earlier calls from opposition groups who said they planned to regain their presence there.

  • Europe Stocks To Follow Asia Higher Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 3:36 AM ET

    After two days of heavy selloffs instigated by the disasters in Japan, European shares look set open higher at the start of trading Wednesday.

  • Bahrain Military to Secure Capital Tonight: Sources Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 3:50 PM ET
    A Bahraini anti-regime protester holds up a poster with a caricature image of Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa calling him a "war criminal" during a demonstration in the capital Manama.

    The Bahrain military plans to secure the country's capital Tuesday night, clearing the Pearl Roundabout where protests have been held since mid-February, and securing government buildings, sources in the country told CNBC.

  • Markets Will Need Convincing on Reactor: Advisor Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 6:38 AM ET
    Japan's share prices plunged across the board after reports of rising radiation.

    The market reactions to the tragic events in Japan over the last few days have been rational and investors will need convincing the nuclear crisis has been averted before any rally according to Bob Parker, a senior advisor to Credit Suisse in London.

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