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  • Some Spanish Savings Banks Want More Time to Recover Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 4:08 AM ET

    Spanish savings banks, which have been ordered to raise more capital by the government, are facing an uphill struggle to persuade investors to help them improve their balance sheets, reports the New York Times.

  • For Germany’s Banks, a Grim Future Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 4:49 AM ET
    Global Credit Crisis

    The woes of WestLB, which has received $11 billion in taxpayer support since 2009, are symptomatic of a larger problem in the German economy. Many of its biggest banks are still on government life support after making bad lending bets during the bubble years. The New York Times reports.

  • Spiking inflation in the UK has just hit 4 percent—double the Bank of England's inflation target.

  • Morning Note: Rising Inflation, Red Hot Metal Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 11:05 AM ET

    One of Fast Money's Pros reveals the bet hedge fund managers are making given rising global prices

  • Europe Makes Effort to Shed a Light on Short Selling Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    The French financial markets regulator has begun to require hedge funds and other investment managers to disclose their short positions when they reach 0.5 percent of a company’s outstanding stock, reports the New York Times.

  • A Crisis of Faith in Britain’s Central Banker Monday, 7 Feb 2011 | 7:24 AM ET

    A central banker need not be loved, but at the least he should command respect — and in Britain these days Mervyn King cannot count on either, reports the New York Times.

  • UK to Relax Entry, Visa Rules for the Super-Rich Monday, 7 Feb 2011 | 3:57 AM ET

    Multimillionaire foreigners will find it easier to make a home in the UK under government plans to relax immigration rules for the ­super-rich. The Financial Times reports.

  • Egypt Officials Seek to Nudge Mubarak Out Saturday, 5 Feb 2011 | 9:18 AM ET

    As protests continued for a 12th day, Egypt's newly named vice president and other top military leaders were discussing steps to limit President Mubarak’s decision-making authority and possibly remove him from the presidential palace in Cairo, the NYT reports.

  • Poll Shows Britons' Hostility to Immigration Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 6:39 AM ET

    Britons are much more hostile towards immigration than other developed nations, according to a poll of people in the US, Canada and across western Europe.

  • Merkel, in Reversal, Urges Rescue of Euro Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 5:03 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    When the heads of the EU meet in Brussels on Friday, they will hear new ideas on how to save the euro, delivered by Mrs. Merkel and the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, but written largely in Berlin, reports the New York Times.

  • The Blame Game: How Officials Explain Poor Data Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 11:46 AM ET

    As snow blankets the Northeast, the "Fast Money" traders consider whether the cold is throwing off economic figures.

  • Data Shouldn't Derail UK Plan for Cuts: Deputy PM Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 11:25 AM ET

    Recent figures showing contracting in the UK economy were disappointing, but the data shouldn't stop plans to lower the deficit, UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg told CNBC.

  • Drinking Up Davos With Coca-Cola Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 3:35 AM ET

    The snow started coming down Tuesday evening and a crisp white blanket covered Davos before sunrise. But much of the talk late yesterday and Wednesday morning was about snow in the UK — and whether it's really to blame.

  • Thursday: Need to Know Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 3:29 AM ET
    Heard in Davos 2011 - Dispatches From The Conference

    The United States continues to be the major conversation point at a World Economic Forum lacking a definitive major issue.

  • A Little Inflation Good for the Global Economy: Soros Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 12:00 PM ET
    George Soros

    Higher commodities prices and an uptick in China's inflation rate  are putting the global economy in a better situation by cutting the potential for deflation, George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Slow Growth, No Growth, Snow Growth Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 4:13 AM ET

    The snow started coming down Tuesday evening and a crisp white blanket covered Davos before sunrise. But much of the talk late yesterday and Wednesday morning was about snow in the UK — and whether it's really to blame.

  • Wednesday: Need to Know Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 3:37 AM ET
    Davos skyline at night

    As the Congress Center fills up, everyone is asking about President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

  • Roubini on Spending Freeze Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 3:19 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini guest hosts Squawk Box on CNBC.

    The White House plan to partially freeze government spending is just "spare change" compared to a budget deficit of more than $1 trillion and eventually the US will have to raise taxes, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Wednesday.

  • UK Slouches Into Austerity Recession Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 10:22 AM ET
    Police officers hold back demonstrators trying to gain entry to 30 Millbank, the headquarters of Britain's Conservative Party, during a protest in central London.

    The economic numbers out of London this morning are dismal.

  • A Hefty Price for Entry to Davos Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 8:33 AM ET
    Everyone gets the same color badge chain. But badge colors highlight the WEF caste system.

    Chief executives, government leaders and academics around the world are headed to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting this week — a heady power gathering that mixes business, politics and Champagne in the Swiss Alps.