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  • Europe Should Burn the Speculators: Stiglitz Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 7:12 AM ET
    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Countries like Greece are being "attacked by financial markets" and the European Union should intervene in the stock market to "teach speculators a lesson," according to Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.

  • European Central Bank in a Squeeze Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 5:44 AM ET

    Whether he likes it or not, Jean-Claude Trichet is not just the president of the European Central Bank. Mr. Trichet, 67, is also the de facto president of Europe, at least for the 16 nations that rely on the euro as their common currency.

  • World Financial Leaders Focus on Budget Crises Saturday, 6 Feb 2010 | 9:34 AM ET

    Amid fears that go-it-alone moves such as President Barack Obama's plan to break up big banks will further hamper the fledging economic recovery, finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of Seven major industrial countries meet.

  • Portugal Adds Political Crisis to Debt Woes Mix Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 11:07 AM ET

    Portuguese authorities' favorite expression is: Portugal is not Greece. Everybody, from the country's central bank governor to economists in private banks, says this.

  • Farrell: Dancing the Potomac Two Step Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 8:37 AM ET

    Why would you ever want to be President? Everyone who comes to the job does so with some vision and dream and quickly has to learn how to dance the dance if anything is to be done. It's harder now than ever with the accumulated debt we have built up.

  • Head Fake, Or More Pain To Come? Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 1:23 PM ET

    Catch me if you've heard this one before. A global crisis emerges from some obscure country, and the VIX surges by some mind-boggling amount.

  • Busch: US Crisis Lesson For Europe Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 10:57 AM ET

    Case in point, it seems the IMF is the only body that may have the legal capability to assist these countries in their time of need. This reminds me of something, what is it?

  • Chanos Bullish on Cisco, Bearish on China, Greece Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 10:32 AM ET

    American billionaire and president of Kynikos Associates, James Chanos joined the "Squawk Box" team, offering his perspectives on Cisco, China and Greece.

  • Europe's Spanish Dilemma: Who Does What? Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 4:54 AM ET

    Spain's presidency has as its bedrock the '2020 Strategy' plan. A plan to create jobs and to make Europe a 'smarter, greener social market'. But Spain itself has the worst jobs picture anywhere in the EU27.

  • How Critical Is the Fed’s Independence? Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 2:22 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    There are some who blame the Fed for missing warnings signs leading up to the financial crisis; others have said the Fed caused the crisis with its “easy-money” policies.

  • Greece Is The Word Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 5:36 PM ET

    It seems like such a small and picturesque nation. Why are the financial concerns of Greece on every investor's lips?

  • Farrell: Time For A Correction? Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 8:56 AM ET

    The market needs a correction after a 60% gain from last March and the news of the day Thursday was that Greece was looking for some help.

  • Lagarde on Euro Zone: No Way Out and No Bailout Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 6:50 AM ET

    Euro zone member states must meet their commitments on budget stability and cannot be bailed out by the euro zone, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde told CNBC in Davos on Friday.

  • Stiglitz: Regulate Banks. Now. Everywhere. Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 5:55 AM ET
    Davos, Switzerland

    Officials in Davos should try to reach a global consensus about the need for a new regulatory regime for banks, Nobel Prize laureate Joseph Stiglitz told CNBC Friday.

  • Banker Outrage at the WEF Party Scene Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 5:07 AM ET

    Take Davos, add banking and a few drinks after the sessions are over and the banker outrage bubbles up.

  • Why Greece Is too Small to Fail Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 5:02 AM ET

    Surely even the most hard-line of EU leaders are not blind to the fact that if Greece goes over the cliff then there will be other targets for the markets. Targets such as Portugal, Ireland, Spain and non-euro zone countries like the U.K.

  • Greek Economy Needs 'Structural Changes': PM Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 5:38 PM ET
    The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou told CNBC Thursday that his country has to make substantial changes to recover from its devastating financial problems.

  • Everyone's Talking About China Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 11:46 AM ET

    China is here in Davos—big time. It’s here in numbers, here as a topic for hallway chatter and here as an issue at every major plenary session.

  • Six Euro Countries Would Fail Without Props Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 9:01 AM ET
    Kenneth Rogoff

    There are huge debt problems brewing in Europe, and Greece, in particular, may have to overreact to defend itself, says Harvard professor Kenneth Rogoff.

  • Others Will Follow Greek Debt Tragedy: Niall Ferguson Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 3:24 AM ET
    Davos, Switzerland

    The world debt overhang is threatening the world recovery, because markets will realize at some point how risky it is and the yields on bonds will increase, Niall Ferguson, professor of history at Harvard University, told CNBC Thursday.