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  • ECB Set to Hold Rates, Pull Trigger in July Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 10:34 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank looks set to keep its benchmark interest rate stable at 1.25 percent at its June 9 meeting, analysts told CNBC.com. Policymakers will remain "strongly vigilant" on inflation and global growth concerns, meaning that a rate rise in July looks likely.

  • A recovery in the US housing market and growth for the US economy are key to the global economic recovery, along with growth in China and further funding for Greece, Gary Baker, head of European equity strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch told CNBC.

  • The Road to Recovery Gets Steeper Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    What is one to make of recent economic data, particularly in the advanced countries? Is the world economy slowing? If so, should policy do anything about it and, if so, what might the alternatives be? The FT reports.

  • Greek News 'Depressing' but Not Scary: SAP Exec Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 4:19 AM ET
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    Talk about a possible default by Greece has caused some concern for SAP in Central and Eastern Europe but it is not changing the company's plans, Manfred Joseph, managing director at SAP CEE, told CNBC.com.

  • Dollar Drags, Brazil's Real Sags Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    The dollar is dragging again, and the real is returning to earth. Here's your Tuesday FX fix.

  • Dollar Rise Will Spell Trouble for Gold: Analysts Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 5:03 AM ET
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    The long term price of gold could come under pressure from a rallying dollar as the risk from the sovereign debt crisis subsides, Barclays Capital analysts said on Tuesday.

  • 'Poster Child of Entitlement' Must Change: Economist Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 4:44 AM ET
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    A new government is in place in Portugal, tasked with tackling the problems facing one of the sick men of Europe. Unfortunately, new faces in government do not in any way change the problems being faced by a country, according to one analyst.

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    Soft restructuring is only a temporary measure, and a German-led plan to convince private investors to voluntarily extend maturities on Greek debt will not prevent a default, analysts told CNBC.com.

  • Double-Dip Unlikely so Buy Stocks: Economist Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 3:53 AM ET
    Fed Chief Ben Bernanke Testifies to House Budget Committee

    Despite weak economic data a double dip recession is unlikely and investors should favor stocks over bonds, according to Chris Watling, the CEO of Longview Economics in London.

  • Think 'the Germans' Won't Pay? Think Again: Wadhwa Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 3:36 AM ET
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    German banks, Spanish farmers, Greek debt - what should Germany finance next? Answer: None of the above. End of discourse, writes CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa.

  • ECB Firefight Leaves It Exposed to Greek Shock Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 12:15 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    As euro zone politicians scramble to bring Greek public finances back under control, the question of how much the European Central Bank will lose if they fail to avert a default has taken on greater importance, reported the FT.

  • Strauss-Kahn Pleads Not Guilty     Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 11:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson has the update on Dominique Strauss-Kahn's plead of not guilty on sexual assault charges.

  • Dollar on Downdraft, Peruvian Sol Under a Cloud Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 7:58 AM ET

    The dollar is down again, the euro is twitching, and an election in Peru is casting a shadow — time for your Monday FX Fix.

  • Strike and We'll Change the Law, UK Warns Unions Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 6:42 AM ET

    The UK government will send a warning to unions Monday that it is prepared to change the law should it deem it necessary to avoid the threat of coordinated strikes.

  • The Trading Week Ahead     Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 6:19 AM ET

    Investors do no see the Euro currency continuing to strengthen and the jobs data is also a big concern on the markets, with Scott Shellady, Manager of Agricultural Products, XFA Futures and Antony Chan, JPMorgan provate wealth.

  • Portugal's New Government     Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 6:18 AM ET

    The latest on Portugal's new government facing a daunting task of austerity with CNBC's Geoff Cutmore.

  • Commodities will weaken in the short term as the Chinese economy starts to slow, but prices could once again move higher from this fall boosted by power constraints in China, Jim Lennon, head of commodities research at Macquarie Bank told CNBC on Monday.

  • Europe has not yet had its financial crisis while America is still recovering from its crisis in 2008 according to Jim McCaughan, the CEO of Principal Global Investors.

  • Portugal's New Government Faces Daunting Task Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 2:03 AM ET

    Having failed to secure a majority in Sunday’s election, the new conservative-led coalition will face a daunting task as it attempts to turn around its country’s ailing finances, according to Barclays Capital.

  • Germans Have No Choice But to Pay: Wadhwa Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 1:20 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    Whether we like it or not, whether we're the German or French tax payer who has to foot the bill or the Greek, Spanish or Irish citizen who feels the pain of austerity in his or her respective purse – there is no choice!

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