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  • US to Face Euro Zone's Problem Next Year: Strategist Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 5:19 AM ET

    The U.S. will have to follow Europe's economic lead and face up to its debt problems instead of just continuing with quantitative easing that will lead to a dollar decline, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • European stocks were seen rising on Tuesday, lifted by U.S. President Barack Obama's compromise deal to extend all Bush-era tax cuts for two years.

  • Buy What China Wants – It Will Rise: Charts Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 7:32 AM ET

    Companies that produce goods that are in demand in China could see further strong growth ahead, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • S&P Weighing Possible Downgrade of Greece Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 3:44 AM ET

    Rating agency Standard & Poor's said it may downgrade Greece's long-term debt if new European bailout rules prove onerous to private holders of the country's bonds.

  • Europe Shares to Take Their Cue From US Jobs Data Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 2:13 AM ET

    European shares are seen opening little changed Friday after Thursday's strong gains, with investors waiting for widely-watched US nonfarm payrolls data for near-term market direction.

  • Full Transcript of CNBC's Interview with Zapatero  Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 4:31 AM ET

    Amid spreading fears of additional nations falling victim to the european debt crisis, Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told CNBC on Wednesday about his confidence in his country's latest reforms.

  • Chinese Manufacturing to Lift European Stocks Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 2:14 AM ET

    European stock index futures pointed to a rebound for equities on Wednesday, with better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing data helping to bolster positive sentiment.

  • German Papers Decry the Country's 'Hesitant Hegemony' Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 9:22 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    A look at recent German headlines shows the difficulty the government of the euro zone’ biggest country faces in satisfying both the demands of its euro zone partners and those of its citizens.

  • European Stocks to Rebound From 7-Week Lows Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 2:21 AM ET

    European shares were set to rise Tuesday, bouncing back from seven-week closing lows in the previous session on worries about the euro zone debt crisis, after Wall Street cut its losses.

  • Belgian Debt Yields up Amid Euro Zone Fears Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 7:37 AM ET
    Aerial view of a town square Bruges Belgium

    The premium investors demand to hold Belgian government bonds rather than benchmark German debt rose to its widest level since early 2009 on Monday as the country issued 2 billion euros of 2014, 2020 and 2035-dated bonds.

  • Roubini: Portugal Should Consider Rescue Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 6:19 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    Economist Nouriel Roubini says Portugal should consider asking for a bailout before its financial plight worsens.

  • Charts Show the Euro Won't Break Up Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 4:54 AM ET

    The euro is not in danger of breaking up, judging by its current levels against the other major currencies, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Sunspots Predict 'Major Crisis' After 2013: Chartist Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 4:27 AM ET

    Sunspots are moving in direct correlation with activity in the markets and they are predicting a crisis in about three years, technical analyst Charles Nenner told CNBC Monday.

  • European Stocks to Open Higher After Irish Bailout Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 2:06 AM ET

    European shares were indicated higher Monday, expected to reverse some of last week's losses after the European Union agreed an 85 billion euros ($113 billion) bailout for Ireland at the weekend.

  • Think BIIGS: There's One Euro Country Under the Radar Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 10:57 AM ET
    leie river ghent belgium

    Belgium faces an important test Monday, when it aims to sell between 1.5 billion euros ($1.9 billion) and 2.5 billion euros worth of bonds in an auction that will indicate the level of investor confidence in the nation plagued by political turmoil and high levels of debt.

  • Euro Fears Abound but They're Not as Bad as in May Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 10:00 AM ET

    Fears of contagion from the euro zone crisis were running high Friday but correlations between markets suggested investors were not as afraid of a systemic crisis as they were back in May and June.

  • Kill Economic Theories: 'Zombie Economics' Author Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 9:39 AM ET

    The world is on the brink of another financial crisis if the economic theories shaping today’s financial and public policy are not killed off, John Quiggin, author of "Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us," told CNBC Friday.

  • Clearing House Doubles Irish Bonds Margin Requirement  Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 10:02 AM ET
    annuities

    Clearing house LCH Clearnet doubled its margin requirement for Irish government bonds Wednesday, reacting to fears over uncertainty regarding the country's debt issues, which pushed yields on Irish debt higher.

  • No Third Round of US Asset Buying: Nomura Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 11:56 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The US Federal Reserve’s announcement it would buy another $600 billion in US government bonds to boost the economy will help the dollar stabilize, and no further easing is necessary, but it might exacerbate tensions at the meeting of G20 ministers which started in South Korea on Thursday, Nomura analysts said.

  • Monetary Easing a ‘Necessary Evil’: Roubini Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 11:26 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The European Central Bank’s reluctance to consider further monetary easing exacerbates the problems the euro zone is currently facing, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Thursday.

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