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  • UK 'on Rocky Road to Redemption': Economic Advisor Monday, 17 Jan 2011 | 3:02 AM ET

    The closely watched Ernst & Young ITEM club has warned the Bank of England not to raise interest rates despite soaring inflation.

  • 'Explosive' Food Prices the Biggest Risk: Analyst Monday, 17 Jan 2011 | 2:26 AM ET
    Wheat field

    Overheating emerging markets, in China in particular, pose the biggest threat to the market and political situation in 2011 according to Philippe Gijsels, head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets.

  • Central Banks Cloud Commodity Outlook: Economist Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | 8:56 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    Jean-Claude Trichet’s hawkish comments on inflationary pressures and the resultant jump in the euro following Thursday’s European Central Bank's press conference talk has turned attention back to central bank exit strategies, an economist said Friday.

  • Europe Stocks Expected To Track Wall Street Losses Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | 2:16 AM ET

    European stocks were set to dip Friday, tracking losses on Wall Street and in Tokyo, with heavyweight resource-related shares feeling the pinch of lower commodity prices.

  • EU Stocks to Open Mixed, on Debt, Rates Expectations Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 2:19 AM ET

    European shares were seen mixed on Thursday, as investors take a breather after a brisk two-day rally, bracing for further debt auctions in the euro zone as well as interest rate decisions.

  • I'd Lend My 401K to a Bowery Wino — If... Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 11:51 AM ET
    Euros at an angle

    I would lend my 401K to a Bowery wino—especially at 7 percent interest—if someone with deep enough pockets promised to take me out at par.

  • Farrell: The PIIGS are Back and Japan Said What? Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 9:13 AM ET

    The early morning hoopla Tuesday was that Japan had pledged to support the Eurozone in its continuing fight against the ill winds of threatened illiquidity by buying bonds. Probably bonds issued by the Financial Stability thing that has been set up by the European central bank.

  • Europe Shares to Dip Ahead of Portugal Auction Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 2:05 AM ET

    European shares were set to open flat to lower on Wednesday as caution over the euro zone debt crisis prevailed ahead of a closely-watched Portuguese bond auction.

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    Despite denials by the Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates that the country will not be seeking financial aid from the IMF or the European Union, technical discussions are being held ‘quietly’ among European leaders about a possible bailout plan, the Portuguese newspaper Publico reported on its Web site.

  • Greece

    Greek Finance Minister George Papanconstantinou sought to reassure investors over the country’s debt burden on Tuesday, saying spreads between Greek and German bonds were high because of broader market turbulence rather than real threat of default.

  • Banking regulators have quietly taken a major step toward harmonized global regulation by agreeing to raise worldwide capital requirements whenever an individual country declares a credit bubble.

  • Europe Shares to Rise on Earnings Optimism Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 2:14 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set to rise on Tuesday, after Wall Street finished off lows, and Alcoa kicked off earnings season by beating forecasts.

  • Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    European sovereign debt is the US stock market's bad penny—it keeps turning up where it's not wanted and at the most inopportune times.

  • Investors have very short memories and the major economies of the world are not as strong as the markets would have us believe, Pedro Noronha, fund manager at Noster Capital, said Monday.

  • Greece Borrowing Rates Hit New Record Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 6:02 AM ET

    Greek bond yields hit another record high Monday amid a broader flare-up in Europe's debt crisis and despite better than expected deficit reduction figures.

  • Will Portugal Ask for EU/IMF Aid This Week? Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 4:52 AM ET

    Will this be the week that Portugal becomes the latest euro zone country to call in the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to bail it out? The answer to that question will become clear on Wednesday when Lisbon taps the bond market for the first time in 2011.

  • European Shares Seen Flat Ahead of Debt Auctions Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 2:31 AM ET

    European stocks were seen mostly unchanged on Monday, following last week's strong gains, as investors brace for this week's flurry of debt auctions in the euro zone.

  • Campbell: What to Watch in 2011 Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    From Portugal and Spain to the state of housing in the US, here are some notable themes to watch for in 2011.

  • European Shares to Pause Ahead of US Jobs Report Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 2:03 AM ET

    European shares were set to pause after a brisk rally this week, with investors reluctant to take large positions ahead of a U.S. job report that will shed more light on the recovery.

  • In his new book, "HOW TO RUN THE WORLD Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance," Khanna takes a look at the current global chaos and offers up a road-map out of the "Dark Ages."