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  • Sarkozy, Merkel, Blair Call for New Capitalism Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 9:34 AM ET

    The head of Europe's biggest economy said Thursday that world leaders should be looking at the massive U.S. deficit and other economic imbalances, not just problems caused by financial markets, as they debate a new global order.

  • Russian Oligarchs Also Duped by Madoff: Report Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 4:58 AM ET
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    The woman who pulled in European money for Bernie Madoff has disappeared from view, the New York Times reports.

  • Pros Say for 2009: Banks Will Start Lending Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 2:46 AM ET

    For most investors, the best thing about 2009 is that it isn't 2008, as one analyst pointed out. CNBC experts share their predictions for the year to come as the world goes through the worst recession in generations.

  • Charts Predict: The Best Currency for 2009 Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 5:19 AM ET

    The Swiss franc is likely to shine over the next two years as other currencies are set to weaken, Christopher Locke, technical analyst at Oystertrade.com Management told CNBC.

  • Find Value in First Half 'Disaster': Dr. Doom Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 5:08 AM ET
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    The first half of next year will be very bad for the world economy, but investors will find value in stock markets as some deeply discounted shares will stage a rebound, Marc Faber, editor and publisher Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, told CNBC.

  • Twelve Major Banks Downgraded by S&P Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    Standard & Poor's lowered the credit ratings and outlooks for 12 major U.S. and European banks Friday, including Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, citing increasing industry risk and a deepening economic slowdown.

  • As Rates Race to Zero, Printing Presses Gear Up Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 2:18 AM ET

    When the Federal Reserve policymakers decide on interest rates Tuesday, investors will probably look one step beyond their decision, to gauge how much money will the Fed be willing to print once it is out of rate ammunition.

  • Poll: Who Is Right in the "Crass" Bailouts Row? Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 3:29 AM ET

    German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck singled out British Prime Minister Gordon Brown for criticism in a "Newsweek" interview, accusing him of switching to economic policies that would saddle a generation with debt.

  • Wake up, No Such Thing as a Screaming Buy: CIO Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 6:08 AM ET

    Bonds look more attractive than stocks in the current climate, as share prices may take another dive, and investors should worry about preserving the money they have rather than making any more, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer and partner at Eclectica told CNBC.

  • Northern Rock Extends Mortgages Grace Period Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 8:59 AM ET

    Northern Rock, the nationalized mortgage lender, said Wednesday it would wait at least six months before moving to repossess homes when payments fall behind.

  • Stimulus Won't Protect from Capital Flight: Strategist Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 8:20 AM ET

    The European and U.S. stimulus plans are not going to help economies which are relying on wide current account deficits and which are now hemorrhaging capital, Ian Harnett, European strategist at Absolute Strategy Research, said Wednesday.

  • Europe to Stay in Recession 2 Years: Strategist Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 3:12 AM ET

    The European economy will remain in recession for at least two years as companies slam the brakes on capital spending because of the financial crisis, Charles Cara, European equity strategist from Absolute Strategy Research, said.

  • Downturn May Tighten Mafia Grip on Italy's Economy Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 10:15 AM ET

    Italian shopkeepers pay about 250 million euros a day to Mafia protection rackets and loan sharks and fear the current downturn could allow the mob to further tighten its stranglehold on the vulnerable economy.

  • Euro Zone Already in 'Serious Recession': BofA Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 6:02 AM ET

    The group of euro-member countries fell into "a serious recession in September" and economic contraction will continue through next year, pushing interest rates sharply lower, Bank of America said in a research note Tuesday.

  • Mohamed El-Erian, co-chief executive officer of Pacific Investment Management Co.

    President-Elect Barrack Obama should attend the upcoming summit of the G20 developing and industrialized countries in Brazil to show that the US has a truly international leader, Mohamed El-Erian, Co-CEO of Pimco, told CNBC Friday.

  • US Economy 'Has Fallen off a Cliff': El-Erian Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 4:02 AM ET

    The nonfarm payrolls data may be even worse than the consensus estimate, as the U.S. economy is taking further blows from the financial crisis, Mohamed El-Erian, Co-CEO of Pimco, told CNBC Friday.

  • European Union finance ministers backed on Tuesday proposals for a reform of the G8 club of major industrial nations and an end to self-regulation in global financial markets that critics say caused the credit crisis.

  • Governments May Have Caused Stocks Selloff: Dr. Doom Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 5:25 AM ET

    The wave of stock selloffs sweeping world markets may be partially caused by the fact that many governments increased guarantees for bank deposits, making them a much safer investment, Marc Faber, author of the "Gloom, Doom and Boom Report," told CNBC Monday.

  • POLL: Should Bankers Still Get Bonuses? Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 3:56 AM ET

    The banking sector has been hard hit by the financial turmoil and governments pumped tens of billions in banks but one of the conditions was that bankers get no bonuses. Tell us what you think.

  • IMF Chief Probed over Ties with Co-Worker Sunday, 19 Oct 2008 | 12:51 PM ET

    The International Monetary Fund has launched a probe into allegations of improper behavior in relation with a subordinate by its chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.