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  • German Idealism Will Lead to Euro Crisis: Strategist Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 6:43 AM ET

    Germany's reticence to come to the rescue of the Greek government has been widely criticised across the euro zone.

  • How the Greek Downgrade Will Affect Markets Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 4:41 AM ET

    Whispers of contagion are sending a chill through bond markets, while the euro is likely to fall further and things don't look pretty for stocks. Smart money is likely to go into gold.

  • Greece Just Tip of Debt Crisis Iceberg: Roubini Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 4:40 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The sovereign debt crisis will get worse and bond vigilantes could move on to even bigger economies like the United States and Japan when they are done sweeping through vulnerable European nations, according to economist Nouriel Roubini.

  • The Euro Is a One-Way Bet -- Down Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 4:25 AM ET
    Euro bills

    The man who is likely to succeed Jean-Claude Trichet as the President of the European Central Bank told CNBC that the Greek bailout will be implemented soon and dismissed the idea that the euro zone is at risk of falling apart.

  • Greece Will Be Forgotten Like Dubai: Currency Expert Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 6:41 AM ET

    There is no evidence of contagion from the Greek debt debacle to other markets, but the country's woes will help push the euro down, boosting exports for some countries in the single European currency area, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange research at HSBC, told CNBC Monday.

  • Charts: Stock Rally Entering 'Irrational Exuberance' Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 6:17 AM ET

    The recent rally in stocks has lost momentum and investors should bail out now or face a summer of sharp declines, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist from Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • mohamed el-erian

    The Greek debt bailout is similar to the subprime crisis in the US and likely will send global investors looking for safety, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

  • Greece Taps Cash, but It Will Still Roil the Markets Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 8:54 AM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    Greece gave in to market pressure and officially requested financial aid from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund Friday, but analysts and traders say the rollercoaster ride for investors is not over.

  • For Sake of Euro, Let Greece Go Bankrupt: Jim Rogers Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 4:12 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Allowing Greece to go bankrupt may cause a lot of pain but it will be better for the single currency in the long run, investor Jim Rogers said in an interview with CNBC on Friday.

  • This Is a V-Shaped Recovery: Jim O'Neill Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | 3:25 AM ET

    The world economy is clearly in a V-shaped recovery and those talking up a double dip recession are way off the mark, Jim O'Neill, the head of global economic research at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC.com.

  • World Faces 'Sovereign DisCredit': Economists Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 10:40 AM ET

    The global economy is facing a lost decade or a fully-fledged recession unless policy makers change their ways now, economists at Independent Strategy said.

  • Sovereign Debt Crisis Likely to Spread: Roubini Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 3:05 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The sovereign debt crisis facing Europe, which started in Greece, is spreading to many other large economies in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), according to New York University professor of economics Nouriel Roubini.

  • Over-Regulating Banks Will Kill Recovery: Investor Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 9:37 AM ET

    If governments around the world come down too hard on the banking sector with punitive regulation they could cause the economic recovery to stall, George Godber, senior investment manager from Charles Stanley, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Spirit of Reagan, Thatcher Doomed: HSBC Economist Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 4:27 AM ET

    The political philosophies espoused by former leaders Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher will wither and die as the West watches its financial and political power ebb away to the East, according to HSBC’s chief economist.

  • George Soros Talking the Euro to ‘Death’ Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 2:31 AM ET
    ** FILE ** Euro coins fall out of the hands of a person in Frankfurt, central Germany, Feb. 4, 2007. The euro set an all-time high against the dollar Friday, April 27, 2007, buying US$1.3682 as fears about a U.S. economic slowdown mounted amid signs of weak growth. L(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    The billionaire investor said he believes that Germany’s insistence on an interest rate of 5 percent for the aid package has compromised the rescue because it would water down its impact.

  • Stranded in Europe: News Crew Waits for Clear Skies Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 3:23 PM ET
    Vienna Terminal

    Perhaps, you’ve been mystified, like me and the CNBC crew here in Vienna, by how a big cloud now covering much of Europe has brought us back to the Stone Age, travel-wise.

  • European Airline and Travel Stocks Plunge Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 12:03 PM ET
    Airplane Takeoff

    Shares in European airline and travel stocks fell heavily on Monday as ash from an Icelandic volcano looked set to bring much of Europe to a standstill for a 5th straight day.

  • Goldman News Helps Greece in Short Term Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 5:14 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    It's probably not the favor that the bank was hoping to deliver, but the SEC's decision to charge the Wall Street giant with fraud has definitely taken the spotlight off Athens and its budgetary woes.

  • Europe Counting Economic Cost of Volcano Sunday, 18 Apr 2010 | 10:06 AM ET

    European Commission President Jose-Manuel Barroso on Sunday called for Europe to co-ordinate any steps to address the economic impact of Icelandic Volcano which has grounded flights across the continent.

  • China's Expansion May Make the Rest of BRICs Uneasy Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 7:35 AM ET
    Brazil, Brazil Flag

    The yuan's peg against the dollar and a bigger say on the international scene may be making all the headlines as the BRIC leaders meet in the Brazilian capital over the next 24 hours. But the big story is the growth in trade and investment between the four economic power houses – and how this is shaping relations between them.

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