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  • European Shares Set for Gains, GDP Data Eyed Friday, 13 May 2011 | 1:16 AM ET

    European stocks are expected to open higher despite a negative session in Asia anb following another volatile trading session for commodities on Thursday.

  • Volatility to Continue: Investment Banker Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 6:49 AM ET

    Volatility is here to stay, the boss of French investment bank Natixis has told CNBC in an exclusive interview on Thursday.

  • A Generation to Descend Mount Everest of Debt: OECD Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 5:45 AM ET

    The debt crisis facing the developed world is big and will take a generation to resolve, Angel Gurria, Secretary General of the OECD, told CNBC Thursday.

  • The Gas Sell-Off – Speculators or Fundamentals? Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 4:43 AM ET

    Wednesday’s dramatic price action in the commodities market sparked a debate over whether the losses were driven by fundamentals or traders getting into trouble as CME Group implemented margin calls in the gasoline market, as it had done a week earlier with silver.

  • Europe Must Stay Vigilant to Avoid Future Crisis: IMF Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 3:33 AM ET

    Europe’s recovery is on track, but reform of the financial services sector and strong policy action to improve the fiscal health of EU member states is needed in order to prevent future crises, the International Monetary Fund has said.

  • 'Widowmaker' Oil Trade Lives Up to Its Name Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 3:10 AM ET
    An oil refinery in Elizabeth, N.J. is shown in this aerial photo of Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007. Oil prices extended their rise above $78 a barrel Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007 after finishing at a record close the previous session as a production increase from OPEC failed to calm market concerns about the availability of supplies for winter in the Northern Hemisphere. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Big oil traders who bet on a rise in gasoline prices relative to heating oil ahead of the summer driving season may have thought they broke the curse of a "widowmaker" trade even as oil prices crashed.

  • European Shares to Follow US, Asia Lower Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 1:56 AM ET

    European stocks were indicated to open lower as a fresh selloff in commodities hit stocks in the US and Asia.

  • Stock Markets Finding Confident Stride? Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 1:21 AM ET
    Wall Street sign

    Positive data from the United States on jobs and corporate earnings are very good news for Wall Street, according to Mike Lenhoff, the chief strategist at Brewin Dolphin in London

  • 'I Will Be Shorting US Bonds': Jim Rogers Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 8:13 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Veteran investor Jim Rogers said on Wednesday he plans to short US bonds and sees more currency turmoil in the markets this fall.

  • Did Geithner Block Better Deal for Irish People? Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 2:22 AM ET
    United States Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    In Ireland the Irish Times columnist Morgan Kelly has caused a stir by suggesting that his country needs to break free of the terms of its bailout from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund if it is to thrive as a nation.

  • Bound to Rebound, Buy Gold: HSBC Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 1:45 AM ET
    Gold

    Following a dramatic couple of weeks for those holding gold, HSBC has told clients the precious metal is ‘bound to rebound’ and that they could use the losses as a buying opportunity.

  • Europe to Shrug off Greece Pessimism, Open Higher Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 1:10 AM ET

    European shares were indicated to open higher, after overnight gains on Wall Street and in Asia and despite persistent comments that Greece will need fresh money from the European Union.

  • Italy Next to Seek EU Bailout: Wealth Manager Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 12:31 AM ET
    Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy

    Italy is next in line to seek a bailout from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund as a 'slow-motion banking crisis' unfolds in the country, Felix Zulauf, President of Zulauf Asset Management said.

  • Euro Zone Crisis Plan Is Failing: Willem Buiter Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 6:54 AM ET

    The plan to deal with the euro zone debt crisis and avoid restructuring before 2013 is failing, Willem H. Buiter, Chief Economist at Citi Investment Research and Analysis said on Tuesday.

  • UK Example for Euro Periphery Countries: Osborne Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 5:58 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    Europe should help countries that are in trouble but these countries need to show that they are tackling their deficit problems themselves, like Britain has done, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne told CNBC in an interview Tuesday.

  • Greece Denies Report It Is Seeking New EU Aid Package Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 4:26 AM ET

    Greece on Tuesday denied a Dow Jones report that it expects a new aid package of nearly 60 billion euros ($85.71 billion) to deal with its debt crisis.

  • European Shares to Open Higher on Chinese Trade Data Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 2:30 AM ET

    European stock market futures pointed to a slightly higher open after Wall Street closed Monday slightly up on the back of commodity related news and China posted its highest trade surplus in four months in April.

  • Not Comfortable Being Bullish, Says Bull Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 1:02 AM ET
    Global Markets

    Last week spelt the end of the inflation story and this is a reason to be bullish. That is the view of UK-based Michael Browne, a fund manager at Martin Currie.

  • Egypt Stocks Rebound After Clashes Monday, 9 May 2011 | 9:14 AM ET

    Egyptian stocks rebounded on Monday after deadly sectarian clashes in Cairo shook investors still uncertain about the recovery in the country’s security situation.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    Speculation over the weekend that Greece could leave the euro zone was “utterly unrealistic" and would be a “catastrophe” for the country and for the wider European Union, Yiannos Papantoniou, former Greek finance minister and president of the Centre for Progressive Policy Studies told CNBC on Monday.

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