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  • 'Animal Instincts' Dominate Euro Zone Bond Market Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 3:54 AM ET

    Investors in euro zone bond markets stand accused of letting “animal spirits” affect their judgment on the risk of a European debt default. The FT reports.

  • Stocks Fall, But End Higher for Quarter Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 5:12 PM ET

    Stocks declined after a volatile session, but ended the month with the best September results in 71 years.  American Express and Caterpillar fell.

  • Stocks Fall Ahead of Close; Up for Quarter Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 3:47 PM ET

    Stocks declined as the session end neared as quarter-end rebalancing, and profit-taking, caused the markets to waver despite positive economic news.  American Express and Caterpillar fell.

  • Stocks Extend Losses, Led by Technology Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 12:03 PM ET

    Stocks extended losses on the last trading day of the session despite a series of economic reports providing evidence of returning strength in the U.S. economy. Caterpillar and Hewlett-Packard fell, while Boeing rose.

  • Futures Rise After Jobless Claims, GDP Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 9:27 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures rose after the government report jobless claims were better than expected, and the reading on second quarter GDP was revised slightly higher.

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

  • Some Euro Countries Could Benefit from Debt Crisis Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 9:51 AM ET

    The sovereign debt crisis, wrecking havoc on some periphery euro zone member states, could turn out to be a positive for many core European counties, Karen Olney, chief European equity strategist at UBS, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Dublin to Put Fresh $6.8 Billion into Anglo Irish Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 5:02 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Ireland will unveil on Thursday a fresh taxpayer-funded recapitalization of Anglo Irish Bank, the institution at the centre of the country’s property meltdown, amid rising alarm over the country’s financial health. The FT reports.

  • Stocks Close Near Highs After See-Saw Session Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 4:10 PM ET

    Stocks ended near session highs on Tuesday as investors considered the impact of the Fed's next moves to bolster the economy as well as weak reports on the economy. Pfizer and Intel  rose, Cisco and P&G fell.

  • Stocks Add to Gains Before Close; Cisco Falls Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 3:46 PM ET

    Stocks continued to rebound ahead of the closing bell Tuesday as investors considered the impact of the Fed's next moves to bolster the economy as well as weak reports on the economy. Pfizer and Intel  rose, Cisco and P&G fell.

  • Stocks Climb, Led by Health Care; Cisco Slips Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 1:26 PM ET

    Stocks climbed into positive territory Tuesday as investors expected the Federal Reserve to pump more money into the economy, supporting equities. Travelers and Intel rose, while Cisco and Alcoa fell.

  • Futures Advance After Case-Shiller Index Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 9:18 AM ET

    Stock index futures added to gains Tuesday after a report that home prices stabilized in July, and despite the return of European debt concerns.

  • Euro Survival 'Silly' Question: Ex-ECB Board Member Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 5:45 AM ET

    The question whether the single European currency will survive the current crisis is "silly", Otmar Issing, president of the Center for Financial Studies and a former ECB board member told CNBC.

  • Debt Restructuring in Euro Zone Inevitable: Economists Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 8:05 AM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Demand may be strong for bonds issued by periphery euro-zone countries but those countries must restructure their debt at some point because yields are unsustainably high, two economists told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Demand Strong in Irish Debt Auctions; Yields Rise Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 5:48 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Ireland's four- and eight-year sovereign bond auctions saw strong demand, pushing the euro higher versus the dollar.

  • Ireland Prepares for Make-or-Break Debt Auction Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 3:55 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Investors are anxiously waiting for Ireland's auction of longer-term government bonds later Tuesday to see whether demand for periphery euro-zone debt is still going strong despite fears that gripped markets Friday.

  • Dublin, Ireland

    A planned auction for Irish government bonds is likely to go ahead despite jitters concerning the country's banks and debt that roiled markets Friday, analysts said Monday.

  • Wilbur Ross, Carlyle to Buy Troubled Irish Bank Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 7:39 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Vulture investor Wilbur Ross, along with private equity firm Carlyle and Dublin-based Cardinal Group, will buy troubled Irish bank Education Savings Bank, Ross told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Dublin, Ireland

    "We are being punished because we have exposed our dirty linen on the banking front," Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan told CNBC in an interview. "We've made no secret of it."

  • Ireland Extends Bank Guarantee Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 1:09 PM ET

    Ireland on Tuesday extended its guarantee for short-term bank liabilities, including corporate and interbank deposits, as expected as the government sought to reassure investors. Irish bond spreads hit fresh peaks on Tuesday on renewed jitters about the health of the European banking sector exerting more pressure on Ireland.