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  • Euro Has no Emotional Appeal: Ex-ECB Official Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 11:38 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    Europe faces an important challenge in creating greater awareness of the importance of a stable currency, but to achieve that goal, its citizens will need to grow more attached to the euro, Otmar Issing, former European Central Bank chief economist, told CNBC.

  • 'Football Field' Scares Stock Bears: Strategist Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 6:11 AM ET

    Investors expect Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to print more money as the growth rate remains too low, and this is the reason behind the very strong rally in September, Philippe Gijsels, a strategist with BNP Paribas Fortis, told CNBC.com Friday.

  • Unemployment line

    Job creation should be put at the heart of the economic recovery plan as the negative impact of high unemployment is worsening, a report by the research arm of the International Labour Organization (ILO) said.

  • Some Euro Countries Could Benefit from Debt Crisis Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 9:51 AM ET

    The sovereign debt crisis, wrecking havoc on some periphery euro zone member states, could turn out to be a positive for many core European counties, Karen Olney, chief European equity strategist at UBS, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Bill Gross: Say Goodbye to Double-Digit Returns Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 9:00 AM ET
    Bill Gross

    The "new normal" means saying goodbye to double-digit returns, as leverage and deregulation are "fading from the horizon and their polar opposites are in the ascendant," Bill Gross, managing director at Pimco, wrote Wednesday in his October investment outlook.

  • World Split on Stimulus Spending: Global Poll Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 4:46 AM ET

    Over half of the people in the some of the world's biggest economies are opposed to their government's spending money in stimulus programs, according to a BBC World Service poll published Tuesday.

  • Asia to Make up 32% of Travel Spending by 2020 Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 10:31 AM ET
    Beach

    Asia will make up one third of the global travel market by 2020 and the industry must adapt to its new-found consumers, according to a report from Oxford Economics Thursday. 

  • Euro Survival 'Silly' Question: Ex-ECB Board Member Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 5:45 AM ET

    The question whether the single European currency will survive the current crisis is "silly", Otmar Issing, president of the Center for Financial Studies and a former ECB board member told CNBC.

  • World Economy Is 'Run from the Bedroom': Academic Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 9:26 AM ET

    The real secret to economic growth lies in the bedroom because smaller families, as a result of improving child survival rates, provide the advanced workforce that can boost countries' development, Hans Rosling, director of Gapminder, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Debt Restructuring in Euro Zone Inevitable: Economists Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 8:05 AM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Demand may be strong for bonds issued by periphery euro-zone countries but those countries must restructure their debt at some point because yields are unsustainably high, two economists told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Demand Strong in Irish Debt Auctions; Yields Rise Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 5:48 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Ireland's four- and eight-year sovereign bond auctions saw strong demand, pushing the euro higher versus the dollar.

  • Ireland Prepares for Make-or-Break Debt Auction Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 3:55 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Investors are anxiously waiting for Ireland's auction of longer-term government bonds later Tuesday to see whether demand for periphery euro-zone debt is still going strong despite fears that gripped markets Friday.

  • Greece Had 'Lack of Credibility:' Prime Minister Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 6:23 PM ET

    The government of Greece suffered from a "lack of credibility" that worsened the nation's sovereign debt crisis, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou told CNBC Monday, in a candid discussion of the country's recent fiscal makeover.

  • Greece Had 'Lack of Credibility:' Prime Minister Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 5:14 PM ET

    The government of Greece suffered from a "lack of credibility" that worsened the nation's sovereign debt crisis, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou told CNBC Monday, in a candid discussion of the country's recent fiscal makeover.

  • Another Greek Bailout Likely in 3 Years: Analyst Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 11:05 AM ET

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  • Gold Rally Could Break $1,500 by Christmas: Investor Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 9:58 AM ET

    The recent rally in gold prices looks set to continue and the precious metal could break above $1,500 before Christmas, John Meyer, head of resources at Fairfax IS, told CNBC Monday.

  • Dublin, Ireland

    A planned auction for Irish government bonds is likely to go ahead despite jitters concerning the country's banks and debt that roiled markets Friday, analysts said Monday.

  • Irish Debt Trepidation Roils Markets - Again Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 10:32 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Irish stocks fell Friday, dragged down by weak banking shares while the cost of insuring the country's sovereign debt soared to a new record high after analyst comments brought the former Celtic tiger's banking sector problems back into the limelight.

  • 'Quite Strong' 4Q Stock Rally Coming: Senior Adviser Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 5:07 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange Traders

    A strong rally for stock markets is likely in the fourth quarter but the US economy faces sluggish growth, especially if the Bush tax cuts are not rolled over, Bob Parker, a senior adviser at Credit Suisse, told CNBC Friday.

  • EU Derivatives Curbs Protect Big Banks: Risk Adviser Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 5:27 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The European Union's proposals to revamp the derivatives sector are actually likely to benefit the banks that are already too big to fail, risk consultant Satyajit Das told CNBC Thursday.

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