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  • Tough Love of IMF May Shock Greece Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 6:03 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    If Greece believes the easiest way out of its financial crisis would be with the help of the International Monetary Fund instead of its European neighbors, it could be in for an unpleasant surprise.

  • Hobbs: Why Angela Merkel is Playing With Fire Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 10:39 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Opinion polls suggest Angel Merkel’s coalition will lose control of the German Senate in regional elections on May 9. No wonder she wants to fire a populist shot at voters. But in refusing to underwrite a few billion euros of Greek debt the Chancellor is playing with fire.

  • Stock Rally to Go Another 10-20%: Wealth Manager Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 10:07 AM ET

    I nvestors wanting to take part in the market's upside but also looking to protect against the downside risks  should focus on three areas , Sani Hamid, director of wealth management at Financial Alliance,  told CNBC.

  • Dutch Minister: US is Blocking Trade Talks Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 9:21 AM ET

    The Dutch economic affairs minister has accused the U.S. government of being the most important hindrance to global trade talks, the so-called Doha round of negotiations which have dragged on for almost a decade.

  • Back to the 'Nifty Fifty': Invest Like It's the '60s Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 9:00 AM ET

    Dusting off an old long-play record of the Rolling Stones or Beatles and harking back to the heyday of the 1960s and 70s is one thing. But Guy Monson, CIO & managing partner from Sarasin & Partners, has taken baby-boomer nostalgia to the next level and is looking to the bygone era for investment advice.

  • And What If the Pound Were Undervalued? Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | 9:28 AM ET

    Sterling is undervalued against the euro. Just about every trading desk that I talk to seems to think so. However, very few of them tell me that they will be willing to back the pound until the general election is over.

  • This Is Still a Bear-Market Rally: Analyst Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | 6:52 AM ET

    Equity markets have switched from fear to outright complacency in the space of one year and are ignoring the warning signs, according to SquawkBox Europe's guest host, Phillippe Gijsels, head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets.

  • Manchester to Lead UK Toward Recovery? Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 10:56 AM ET

    When talking about recovery in the UK economy, most look to London, the financial capital, for signs that things are getting better. But Manchester, one of the country's second- or third-biggest cities, depending on who you believe, would like to think it has something to do with it. And the latest figures show that.

  • EU Chief Calls for Quick Deal to Help Greece Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 7:45 AM ET
    Flags of member states of the European Union.

    European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso says the EU needs to agree as soon as possible on a mechanism to support Greece financially if needed.

  • The Bank of England is not expecting a double dip recession for the global economy despite some risk signals, policy maker Andrew Sentance told CNBC.

  • UK Public Sector Debt at 60% of GDP in February Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 6:45 AM ET

    Public sector debt in the United Kingdom climbed above 60 percent of GDP in February as government agencies borrowed another 12.4 billion pounds ($19 billion), the Office for National Statistics said Thursday.

  • Marc Faber: We Have a New Gold Standard Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 5:53 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    The markets have created their own gold standard because of uncertainties regarding other asset classes, Marc Faber, author of "The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report," told CNBC Thursday.

  • Merkel: Make It Possible to Expel Nations From Eurozone Wednesday, 17 Mar 2010 | 2:49 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says there needs to be a mechanism to expel countries from the eurozone if they persistently break its financial rules.

  • Ireland Economy Turning Green Leaf: IDA CEO Wednesday, 17 Mar 2010 | 12:16 PM ET

    "The government has taken very decisive action in cutting capital spending and the salaries of public service workers ... We are in the right direction in terms of winning more foreign investment, says IDA CEO O'Leary.

  • Charts: Euro Could Jump to $1.45 in Two Weeks Wednesday, 17 Mar 2010 | 7:46 AM ET

    The recent weakness of the euro against the dollar is set to change and the euro could rise to $1.45 in the next two weeks, Chris Zwermann from Zwermann Financial told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Jim Rogers Sizes Up Two Global Bubbles Wednesday, 17 Mar 2010 | 7:40 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    The euro is unlikely to still exist as a currency over the longer term, the pound will fall substantially in the next few years and US Treasurys and some real estate in China are the world's two current bubbles, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC.com Wednesday.

  • New York, London Tied as Top Financial Center Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 9:08 AM ET

    London and New York share the top place in a ranking of financial centers around the world published Friday, followed by Hong Kong and Singapore.

  • UK Pound Faces Bigger Plunge: Analyst Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 8:40 AM ET

    Markets generally remain way too optimistic over the economic recovery, but the UK has the potential for the biggest disappointment with the pound set to slide as low as $1.31 by year end, Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange at BNP Paribas, said Tuesday.

  • Greece to Go to IMF if EU Refuses Aid: Report Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 7:31 AM ET

    Greece is likely to formally ask the European Union for financial aid if the cost of borrowing does not fall in coming weeks and, if it doesn't get it, may go to the International Monetary Fund, Greek government officials told Dow Jones Newswires.

  • Economy 'Far too Close' to Double Dip: Roubini Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 5:07 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    Poor economic data in the US coupled with Europe's debt crisis are contributing to an increase of the risk of the US economy going through a double-dip recession, Nouriel Roubini said.

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