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  • Why 'Merkelvellianism' Could Backfire for Angela Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 8:53 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks in front of a flag of the European Union

    Angela Merkel's euro zone strategy may be backfiring, as calls grow for a more radical approach.

  • Hollande's Year: French-Bashing and 'Communism' Monday, 6 May 2013 | 4:40 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande

    After one year in office, no French president has been as unpopular as Francois Hollande.

  • Europe Growth Data Have Been Way Off Mark Friday, 3 May 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    The EU's growth forecasts are proving to be so off the mark, that the real question is whether anyone should even pay attention to them.

  • ECB's Nowotny: Talk of Negative Rates Overblown Friday, 3 May 2013 | 3:34 AM ET

    The euro jumped against the dollar after ECB Governing Council Member Ewald Nowotny told CNBC on Friday that the markets over-interpreted Mario Draghi's comments on negative deposit rates.

  • ECB's Liikanen: We're Ready and Able to Act Friday, 3 May 2013 | 2:12 AM ET
    Erkki Liikanen, governor of the Bank of Finland

    European Central Bank board member Erkki Liikanen told CNBC on Friday that he agreed with the bank's decision to cut interest rates by 25 basis points and said there was no split on the governing council regarding the decision.

  • Reinhart, Rogoff: Austerity Is Not the Only Answer Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:32 AM ET
    Carmen Reinhart

    The Harvard economists have responded once again to the ongoing contentious debate over whether tough austerity measures are helpful or harmful.

  • Are You an Austerian or a Spendanigan? Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 3:13 AM ET
    Olli Rehn

    Since the financial crash five years ago, the economic world can clearly be separated into two factions: the "austerians" and the "spendanigans."

  • Not What You Thought: Iceland's Real Winner Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 5:21 AM ET
    Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson, leader of Iceland's Progressive Party (L) and Bjarni Benediktsson (R), leader of the Independence Party

    The Independence Party may have won the most votes, but the Progressive Party in Iceland is the real winner of the election.

  • Cyprus Politician: We May Be Headed for Depression Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 10:06 AM ET
    Stormy weather at Cavo Greco, Cyprus

    Marios Mavrides a member of parliament for Cyprus's ruling party argues that things are very bad for the economy and the broken banking system risks a depression.

  • UBS CEO: Our Radical Overhaul Is Working Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    UBS CEO told CNBC Tuesday that the company is reaping the benefits of its radical restructuring, after the company reported a net profit of 988 million Swiss francs, beating expectations of a 510 million Swiss francs profit.

  • Is Italy's Economy Minister Draghi's Man in Rome? Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 5:46 AM ET
    Fabrizio Saccomanni

    Now that Fabrizio Saccomanni has "made it" to head the economy ministry, markets may expect him to be the ECB's new man in Rome.

  • Gold Fall: No Big Deal for South Africa? Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    South Africa is the world's biggest gold producer after China, so you would expect this year's 15.6 percent drop in gold to have a big impact. Not so.

  • Spain 'Throws in the Towel' on Austerity Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 9:02 AM ET

    Spain will take until 2017 to meet the European Commission's budget deficit target of 3 percent of gross domestic product, the country revealed on Friday.

  • China's Credit Bubble: Where Did All the Money Go? Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 7:09 AM ET

    After China's first quarter growth numbers disappointed markets, two analysts say China is failing to benefit from its brisk credit growth.

  • Economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff revealed they have received "hate-filled" and "threatening" emails since their influential research on austerity was exposed as containing a error last week.

  • UK Avoids 'Triple-Dip,' but Struggle Ahead Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:55 AM ET

    U.K. GDP grew 0.3 percent in the first quarter of 2013 but analysts warned that the economy will struggle in the months ahead.

  • Why Italy Is a Safer Bet Than Spain: Strategist Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 8:26 AM ET

    For most of the past year, bond investors have clubbed Italy and Spain together. But the time has come for bond investors to "decouple" Italy from Spain, argues a strategist.

  • Europe Ruins the Earnings Season Party Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 1:12 AM ET

    Earnings season is well and truly underway, but weakness from Europe has spoilt the party on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Libor Must Be Based on 'Fact, Not Fiction' Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 7:09 AM ET

    U.S. regulator Gary Gensler said the world needs an alternative to the scandal-plagued Libor.

  • Greece, Cyprus May Be Forced to Exit Euro: Citi Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 8:02 AM ET

    Major debt restructuring for both Cyprus and Greece will probably force the struggling euro zone countries to leave the single currency, according to Citigroup.