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  • Greece Needs Deflation to Be Saved: Economist Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 5:11 AM ET

    Greece needs to go through a period of deflation to return to competitiveness and ensure sustainable growth, John Sfakianakis, group chief economist at Banque Saudi Fransi, told CNBC Friday.

  • Time to Buy Irish Bonds: Economist Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 2:17 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Investors should buy Irish sovereign debt as an expected European Union bailout will boost prices, Bob McKee, chief economist at Independent Strategy, told CNBC Thursday.

  • 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 are indicated to open flat Friday, ahead of a conference at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt where Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet will both speak.

  • Palin Says She Could Beat Obama in 2012 Election Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 12:41 PM ET
    Sarah Palin

    Sarah Palin says she could defeat President Barack Obama if she were to seek the White House in 2012,  according to the transcript of an interview with ABC News.

  • European Shares Seen Tracking Asian Stocks Higher Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 2:20 AM ET

    European shares looked set to open higher Thursday, tracking gains in Asia and on optimism that the situation in Ireland will be resolved.

  • For the Markets, Fed Stimulus Has Become Yesterday's News Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 2:09 PM ET
    A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    "The focus has shifted from QE2," says one market pro. "QE2 was supposed to send the dollar down. Instead it's going up. Interest rates were supposed to go down. Instead they've gone up."

  • European Shares to Open Mixed; Irish Fears Persist Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 2:32 AM ET

    European shares were set to open mixed Wednesday as worries over the debt situation in the euro zone persist and fears of monetary tightening in China because of the danger of inflation increased.

  • European Shares to Open Lower; Ireland Still in Focus Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 2:13 AM ET
    Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    European shares were set to open lower on Tuesday as fears Dublin could seek money for its stricken banks from an EU emergency fund linger among investors.

  • Will Europe Break Up? Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 3:10 PM ET

    Is the real threat of the European debt crisis being underreported in the US?

  • Could the European Union Actually Break Apart? Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 1:47 PM ET

    In an article in today's Financial Times, Portuguese finance Minister Fernando Teixeira dos Santos was discussing the implications of the current simultaneous credit crises in Greece, Portugal, and Ireland.

  • How the Smartphone Is Killing the GPS Device Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 11:37 AM ET

    The auto navigation device may soon begin to disappear, industry experts say, as satellite-tracking technology is absorbed into smartphones and automobiles. The New York Times reports.

  • The euro is likely to lose some of its strength over the short term, but if Ireland asks for bailout funding and establishes a clear mechanism of how it will work, some nerves in the markets will be settled, Richard Yetsenga, global head of emerging-markets currency strategy at HSBC told CNBC Monday.

  • Greece Sees Deficit Above Target After Revisions Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 7:00 AM ET

    Greece expects the budget deficit in 2010 will be larger than initially targeted after the EU's statistics agency said Monday the country's debt last year was actually much higher than projected.

  • EU Tries To Stop The Emerald Island Meltdown Friday, 12 Nov 2010 | 12:50 PM ET
    Ireland and European Union

    The European Union may have managed to stanch the bleeding—for the moment—on Irish bonds.

  • Halftime: Has Apple Lost Leadership of the Nasdaq? Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 2:06 PM ET

    Veracruz founder Steve Cortes thinks so and here's how he's trading it.

  • Monetary Easing a ‘Necessary Evil’: Roubini Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 11:26 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The European Central Bank’s reluctance to consider further monetary easing exacerbates the problems the euro zone is currently facing, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Thursday.

  • Irish Bank Chief Seeks to Attract Foreign Buyers Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 6:03 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Patrick Honohan, Ireland’s central bank governor, on Wednesday put a “For Sale” sign over the country’s ailing banks, stressing that foreign ownership of the troubled sector was “not as far-fetched a scenario as it might appear to some”, reports the Financial Times.

  • Doubts Grow Over ‘Peripheral’ Euro-Zone Nations Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 3:40 AM ET

    The rumbling crisis over the integrity of the eurozone has entered a new and ominous phase, with economists and bond market investors questioning the ability of “peripheral” European economies to stay in the euro without yet another rescue package. The FT reports.

  • Morici: Fed Easing and G20 Hypocrisy Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 10:45 AM ET

    The United States should tax purchases of yen, yuan and euro used to import goods from those three economies. Set it at about 40 percent until the Gang of Three agrees to acceptable exchange rate reforms.

  • HSBC and StanChart Call for Basel III Rewrite Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 4:30 AM ET

    Some of the biggest trade finance providers, led by HSBC and Standard Chartered, are lobbying to have tough capital rules toned down, warning that if they are not, world trade could be severely hampered. The Financial Times reports.