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  • Blackrock Does Not Expect Double-Dip Recession Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 4:33 AM ET
    European Central Bank

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  • Washington, Beijing to Block Money Printing Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 4:05 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    The economic data in the US is heading south and investors are beginning to question whether the Federal Reserve will extend its asset-buying program beyond the end of the month.

  • UK Care Home Companies in Critical Condition Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 3:35 AM ET

    The UK's care homes system is under the microscope as Southern Cross, its biggest care homes company, teeters on the brink of collapse.

  • Saudi Arabia Needs Oil at $90: HSBC Analyst Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 3:33 AM ET

    Saudi Arabia needs an oil price that allows it to meet its long-term fiscal targets while not incentivizing investment in new sources of energy, according to HSBC researchers.

  • The foreign exchange market is running scared and there will be a fresh round of quantitative easing, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange markets at HSBC told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Buy Grains Before China Runs Out: Expert Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 2:48 AM ET

    China’s self-sufficiency in wheat, rice and corn could be reversed in dramatic fashion in the next few years offering investors a chance to make big returns, according to Richard Ferguson, the global head of agriculture at Renaissance Capital in London.

  • Europe Markets Seen Falling on US, Greece Worries Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 2:37 AM ET
    A broker works as his control screen shows a graph of activity on the French Stock Exchange in Paris.

    European stocks were expected to open sharply lower on Thursday after tumbling on Wednesday in response to US data showing a slowdown in manufacturing activity in May and a lower than expected increase in private sector jobs.

  • Fears Grow Over Double-Dip Recession Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 2:20 AM ET

    One fund manager calls it a horror show, others are predicting the Federal Reserve will have to extend its unconventional measures and stocks across the world are falling heavily.

  • Greece Is More Like Argentina Than Uruguay: Economist Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 1:59 AM ET
    Swimming pool in Greece

    Past voluntary debt reprofilings in Latin America have worked to varying degrees, but "soft" restructuring is not going to solve Greece's debt problems, according to Stuart Culverhouse, chief economist of frontier markets specialist Exotix

  • Jobs Malaise Warrants Easy Policy: Fed Officials Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 1:35 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The high unemployment rate means the Fed's ultra-easy money policies remain the right course of action, top Federal Reserve officials said on Wednesday.

  • Asia, Europe Look to End US Credit Ratings Supremacy Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 1:18 AM ET
    Nanjing street shopping district.

    Privately, European officials and analysts have been complaining that the bulk of the main rating agencies – two out of three – are based in the US and not always objective when it comes to rating European countries.  In Asia and Europe, officials are looking for solutions.

  • Formula 1 track, Bahrain

    The state of emergency in Bahrain, a business hub scrambling to salvage its business-friendly brand, has now been lifted.

  • Stock Headwinds Should Keep Investors on Defensive Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 4:48 AM ET
    Tobacco

    Buying defensives that make cash and hand money back to shareholders via buybacks and dividends is a popular strategy at the moment, as macro headwinds keep the bulls at bay.

  • Greek Restructuring: Off the Table, Not Off the Menu Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 4:06 AM ET

    The complexity of European politics should prevent any reprofiling of Greek debt this year, according to a political analyst, but markets are still waiting for any sign of a prospective default.

  • Will Silver Shine Brighter? Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 3:41 AM ET
    Silver bar and coins

    There’s been a lot of attention paid to more glamorous and expensive gold, but could silver prices be about to have a resurgence?

  • IMF Not Paying Greek Tranche Seems Certain: Report Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 3:16 AM ET
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen in Washington, DC.

    It seems certain the IMF will not pay its share of an aid tranche to Greece at end-June but the global lender is seen taking part in a new programme, a German newspaper reported on Wednesday without quoting any sources.

  • New Greek Plan the Same as Failed Old Greek Plan Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 3:00 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Confidence in the new plan to save Greece is misplaced according to Carl Weinberg, the chief economist at High Frequency Economics.

  • Strongest Case for Stocks – No Alternatives Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 2:47 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The strongest case for stocks is a lack of alternatives but investors should be prepared for setbacks and get into defensive shares like consumer staples and healthcare as global growth has peaked, according to Philipp E. Baertschi, the chief strategist at Sarasin in Zurich.

  • Europe Shares Seen Mixed After Tuesday's Rally Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 1:53 AM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    European shares were set to edge up on Wednesday, adding to gains in the previous session, and after a rally on Wall Street, though renewed worries about the US economy and caution ahead of employment data were expected to limit the upside.

  • Greece: Tax Cuts or Crackdown on Tax Cheats? Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 1:45 AM ET
    Greece

    As the race for a new bailout for Greece continues, one of the main bones of contention between opposition politicians and the Greek government is tax.

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