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  • If a global double dip happens, the downside on corporate junk is much more daunting than it is for sovereign debt.

  • Should You Fear October? Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 7:30 PM ET

    Cramer doesn’t think so, but don’t be surprised if you see headlines trumpeting that message very soon.

  • Regulate Banks Individually: French Financial Expert Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 9:29 AM ET

    New EU banking regulation must focus on institutions’ individual business models, rather than simply their size, Jacques de Larosière, co-president of think tank Eurofi told CNBC.

  • The Dow Level Needed to Restore Confidence Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | 3:26 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on retail, tobacco, housing and more.

  • Greek Bank Stress Tests Delayed Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 6:01 AM ET

    The international community has postponed bank stress tests for Greece to give the country breathing space as Athens prepares to test the success of its European roadshow last week by raising more money in the capital markets.

  • Give Private Sector Chance to Innovate: Tony Blair Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 2:15 PM ET

    Governments that bolstered their countries’ ailing institutions impacted by the financial crisis need to step back and give the private sector a chance to innovate and rebuild, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Commentary: Irish Black Hole Remains a Mystery Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 8:53 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    The one thing they won’t tell me, or more accurately can't tell me is the one thing I came to Dublin to find out: just how big is the Irish banking black hole?

  • Anglo Irish Close To Being Wound Down? Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | 7:15 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    It is a big week for Ireland following news that the European Commission wants Anglo Irish, the nationalized lender, wound down and with conflicting reports regarding the bank's future emerging.

  • Will German Growth Push Euro Interest Rate Up? Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | 5:25 AM ET

    How much longer will Germany want or need to be a member of the euro zone is a question that's been increasingly asked since the start of this financial crisis.

  • Congress and the White House may throw a curveball and roll out a tax cut ahead of the midterm elections rather than boost stimulus spending, Harvard's Niall Ferguson told CNBC.

  • Strong Yen Helps to Fuel Germany’s Export Boom Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 4:33 AM ET

    A stronger yen is good news for German machinery and auto companies whose main competitors often are based in Japan. The New York Times reports.

  • Austerity Equals Confidence: Trichet Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 4:23 AM ET

    Prudent fiscal policy will help foster confidence within the euro zone, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC.

  • Companies Shunning Banks on Stress Tests Doubts Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 3:34 AM ET

    Leading UK and continental European companies are increasingly shunning banks from Spain, Italy and even Germany because they do not believe the Europe-wide stress testing of banks gave a true picture of their financial health. The FT reports.

  • Second Leg of Crisis Beginning: Hedge Fund Manager Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 5:38 AM ET
    NYSE Trader

    September and October hold bad news for stock markets and banks remain overleveraged as we head into the second leg of the financial crisis, says Pedro De Noronha of Noster Capital.

  • Why Even Central Bankers Are Unsure What to Do Now Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 1:16 PM ET
    Jackson Hole Wyoming

    What was obvious at last week's annual meeting of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wy., was that they aren't certain how to conduct policy now that interest rates are near zero. There also are big differences about what to do when things return to “normal.”

  • About 36% of Irish Firms at 'High Risk' Of Collapse Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 8:49 AM ET

    A recent study concluded that 38,000 of Irish companies are at a "high risk" of collapse and show signs consistent with business failure, the Irish Examiner newspaper reported Monday.

  • UK Faces Economic 'Hurricane': Labour Politician Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 4:27 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    Ed Balls will on Friday say that a “hurricane is about to hit” Britain’s economy, in the most dramatic warning yet by a Labour politician that the coalition’s plans to cut the deficit risk pitching the country into a double-dip recession. The FT reports.

  • Debt Fears Slink Back in Euro Markets Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 9:52 AM ET

    When the European Union stepped in this spring with a €750 billion ($955 billion) rescue package to back Europe’s weaker economies, the threat of imminent default practically disappeared, the New York Times reports.

  • Watch Out for Sovereign Default in Disguise: Analyst Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 6:08 AM ET

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  • France's Sarkozy Unveils G20 Leadership Agenda Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 4:41 AM ET
    Nicolas Sarkozy, President-elect France

    Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday set out his agenda for France’s forthcoming presidency of the G20 group of leading economies, proposing measures to reduce currency fluctuations, curb commodity speculation and speed up reform of international institutions.