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  • Debt Crisis May Spread to US, Japan: Roubini Friday, 7 May 2010 | 8:34 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    Despite Thursday's unexplained surge in selling that drove the Dow down 900 points, the stock markets are being driven lower by fears over the global economy and the debt crisis spreading, economist Nouriel Roubini, of RGE Monitor, told CNBC Friday.

  • Somebody Should 'Hang' the NYSE: Jim Rogers Friday, 7 May 2010 | 7:31 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    The suspected erroneous trades that exacerbated the Wall Street's fall on Thursday should be investigated and solutions must be found if the New York Stock exchange is to maintain its reputation, investor Jim Rogers told CNBC late Thursday.

  • Euro Will Collapse Like Tower of Babel: Economist Friday, 7 May 2010 | 4:16 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    'Eurocrats' can't see the fanciful construction of the euro is going to collapse, just like the 1930s gold bloc, says this economist.

  • Farr: Bill Gross, Rating Agencies, and Mob Mentality Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 3:24 PM ET

    Faithful readers of my weekly market commentary know that I value the opinion of PIMCO bond manager Bill Gross. Gross has compiled a terrific record as a fixed-income manager, and he regularly proves to be ahead of the curve on issues affecting the global economy.

  • European Union, Currency Are Headed for Collapse: Gartman Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 12:55 PM ET
    Protestors escape tear gas fired by policemen in Athens.

    The European debt crisis likely will not end until the euro collapses as a currency and takes the entire European Union with it, said hedge fund manager Dennis Gartman.

  • What Prudential's 'Shambolic' Rights Issue Shows Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 6:28 AM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Prudential shareholders may grudgingly acknowledge that the pursuit of exciting new opportunities in Asia is the right long term strategy. But in the short term they need convincing the big price tag for AIA and the delayed rights issue are the correct way of achieving that.

  • Greek Crisis Hydra Engulfs the Euro Zone Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 3:59 AM ET

    The market is already beginning to ask if the German public and the EU have the stomach for a rescue package for Portugal, Spain, Ireland and even for Italy.

  • Greece is a 'Sideshow' Compared to Spain Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 11:34 AM ET

    Huge moves up in the yield of Greek paper and a growing concern about other EU members and their ability to grow out of large budget deficits has investors thinking twice.

  • UBS Dividend in Next 2-3 Years 'Symbolic': CFO Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 10:11 AM ET
    Swiss Bank

    Financial regulations could significantly influence UBS' profitability in both the near and long term and they will constrain the Swiss bank from resuming dividend payments, CFO John Cryan told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Debtor Nations

    The Greek debt crisis is beginning to take a back seat, while the earnings season has got off to a solid start, therefore stocks are once again a good place for investors, Bruno Verstraete, CEO of Nautilus Invest in Zurich, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Has Europe Used up Its Ammo on Greece? Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 4:39 AM ET
    Debtor Nations

    For now, Greece has been saved but at what cost? The sums involved are staggering and could have been much lower if the euro zone's governments had appreciated the size and scale of the problem earlier and learned the lessons of history.

  • Greek communist protesters draped banners on the Acropolis. May 4, 2010.

    Despite yields on Greek debt falling after the bailout deal, analysts and investors warn that there are still pitfalls that could threaten the single European currency.

  • Greece Gets Help, but Is It Enough? Sunday, 2 May 2010 | 10:02 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    Greece announced Sunday a long-delayed rescue package that will require years of painful fiscal belt-tightening, but the deal probably will not defuse the potential threats to other European countries, The New York Times reports.

  • Commentary: Europe's Debt Crisis Is About to End Saturday, 1 May 2010 | 8:23 AM ET

    European officials are finally getting spurred into action by the danger of contagion and sources in the City say Greek debt is a screaming buy.

  • While the EU/IMF/ECB continuing to work towards an agreement on Greece, my thoughts turn to the voting that will occur next week in Germany.

  • Tackling the Debt Crisis: Four Ways To Make Money Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 1:03 PM ET
    One hundred dollar bill and one hundred euro bank note

    No good crisis comes without good opportunities, and the events unfolding with European debt are no exception.

  • V-Shaped Recovery vs. European Woe Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 11:53 AM ET
    Recovery sign

    Right now investors face a V-shaped-recovery theme at home and the serious debt troubles plaguing Greece, Spain, Portugal, and perhaps other countries in Europe.

  • Farr: European Contagion Spreads Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 9:54 AM ET

    While Portugal and Spain are the most recent targets of S&P downgrades, Italy or even Ireland could be next.

  • Yoshikami: The Betrayal of Greece Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 9:44 AM ET
    View over the caldera of Santorini in Greece.

    With dramatic headlines of Greek troubles spreading and the euro hitting fresh lows against the dollar, the situation grows more critical each day. But today's news only highlights a part of the problem.

  • Farrell: Greece's Risky Business Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 12:06 PM ET

    The market is highly skeptical about a rescue which was only emphasized by Standard and Poors downgrading the rating on Greece to "junk." Wow guys, way to be timely.