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  • Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    Rates can only go up when we believe the consumer can deal with them and that means when some of the pressures have started to ease.

  • Will Another Lehman-Style Crisis Be Prevented? Monday, 16 May 2011 | 12:32 AM ET

    Decisions by politicians on how to deal with debt on both sides of the Atlantic will be crucial to prevent another Lehman-style crisis, economists and analysts told CNBC in a debate about banking in the European Union and in the US.

  • Five Things to Watch: IMF Shocker and More Sunday, 15 May 2011 | 8:53 PM ET
    IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    Criminal charges against the IMF chief, flood fears remain after a Mississippi river spillway is opened, and a rundown of retailers report earnings. Here's what we're watching…

  • Money In Motion, May 13, 2011     Friday, 13 May 2011 | 5:30 PM ET

    A detailed look at currency trading, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Rising volatility in stocks and commodities could continue to be a dominant theme in the week ahead, as investors watch the latest U.S. economic reports for signs the recovery is moving forward.

  • The Inflation Conversation     Friday, 13 May 2011 | 8:07 AM ET

    Following the sharp debate in markets about whether we are on the verge of a pickup in inflation or if the recent decline in commodity prices means we are out of the inflation woods, with CNBC's Steve Liesman & Randy Kroszner, former Federal Reserve Governor/University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • Big Banks Take Hit on Capital Surcharge Friday, 13 May 2011 | 8:01 AM ET
    New York City Skyline

    The world's biggest banks are likely to be hit by capital surcharges that increase progressively based on a lender's size, how connected it is to other banks and how easily it could be replaced in a crisis, global regulators have told the Financial Times.

  • Man Up, Europe Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 9:31 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    European leaders can't seem to agree on how - or whether - to help Greece. But they sure aren't helping the euro.

  • Risk Is Out, Dollar Is In Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 9:18 AM ET

    Risk is off, debt worries are on, and the dollar is in again - time for your FX Fix.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hedge Funds & Europe     Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    Discussing global economies; investment strategies and Europe's banking woes, with hedge fund investor, Jamie Dinan, York Capital chairman/CEO.

  • Greece Negatives Priced In?     Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 9:55 AM ET

    Looking at an under the radar way to play the action in Greece, with Andrew Busch, BMO Capital Markets/Money in Motion currency trader.

  • Euro Dips, Loonie Lifts Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 9:40 AM ET

    Sovereign debt is weighing on the euro, but the loonie is lifting off again. Time for your FX Fix.

  • European Market Update     Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 9:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Guy Johnson takes a look at the mixed stocks, as upbeat earnings and Greece concerns take center stage.

  • No Risk of Euro Zone Contagion: BNP CEO Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 4:58 AM ET

    The boss of French banking giant BNP Paribas has told CNBC that he sees no risk of contagion from the problems facing Greece, Portugal and Ireland.

  • Bahrain Expels Reuters Correspondent Amid Criticism Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 3:29 AM ET
    Young Indian Muslims pose with placards during a protest rally against the ongoing political turmoil in Bahrain, Libya, and Yemen.

    The Reuters correspondent in Bahrain, Frederik Richter, has been asked to leave the country amid what critics say are steps to stifle free reporting in the kingdom

  • Pace of UK Growth Under Threat Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 11:44 PM ET

    Britain's economy is unlikely to grow as fast as before the financial crisis because its most productive sectors have been hardest hit, jeopardising government plans to cut the deficit, reports the FT.

  • Farrell: Rumor of the Day — Greece is the Word Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 3:42 PM ET

    Rumor in the market today is that another 60 billion Euros will be flowing to Greece from the EU or the IMF, or maybe both. It really should come from the IMF in my mind since they are the yahoo's that predicted long term interest costs for Greece would be 5.6% in 2012. While there is always a chance for a miracle, long term Greek bonds are at an almost 16% yield. So if Greece is to get money, it'll have to come from the EU or the IMF.

  • Why Greece Will End Up Getting More Money From EU Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 3:39 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    Germany and the rest of Europe will loan Athens more money to keep Greece servicing its debt and prevent writedowns by European governments and banks on loans they've already made to Greece.