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  • Dollar Gains as Euro Temporarily Hit by Debt Crisis Woes Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    The was weaker Wednesday morning on a trifecta of concerns. First, the expectation that Portugal's government will crumble after its parliament rejects an austerity budget raises the prospect the country will become the third in the euro zone to need a bailout.

  • Japan Crisis Won't Derail ECB Rate Plans: Official Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    The crisis in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands of people will not have an effect on the European Central Bank's interest rate policy, Manfred Schepers, vice-president finance and chief financial officer for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, told CNBC.

  • Why Greece Can't Shoulder Debt, but Spain Can Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 3:33 AM ET

    Greece will have to restructure its debt, but Spain is out of the woods, according to former European Central Bank Board Member Otmar Issing.

  • Europe to Open Lower; UK Budget, Portugal Vote on Tap Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 2:00 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European stocks are set to open slightly lower on Wednesday ahead of a range of events taking place in the region, the largest of them being the UK Budget and the Portuguese parliament's vote on the government's latest austerity measures.

  • Germans Losing Patience with Picking Up Tab Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 1:45 AM ET

    The German public opinion is increasingly against the idea of paying to save the weaker euro zone periphery member countries, Erik Nielsen, chief European economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC.

  • As Big Vote Nears, Bailout Looms for Portugal Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 1:42 AM ET

    With Portugal’s main opposition Social Democrats (PSD) announcing they will vote Wednesday against a raft of new austerity measures proposed by Prime Minister Jose Socrates, analysts expect the country will have no choice but to seek a bailout from Europe.

  • The euro has been strengthening despite serious looming problems in the region, and this strategist expects that when traders focus, the results won't be pretty.

  • Unchanged Open for Europe on Libya, Japan Worries Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 3:50 AM ET
    Businessman with crystal ball

    European shares look set to open ever so slightly higher on Tuesday, following Asian stocks higher.

  • Finland Holds Key to Euro Zone ‘Grand Bargain’ Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 3:08 AM ET
    Finland

    When European Union leaders gather in Brussels at the end of the week to finalise a much-anticipated “grand bargain” to solve their debt crisis, the eyes of the financial markets will be focused on an unlikely place: Finland, reports the Financial Times.

  • Fears of Another Downturn Overplayed: Jim O'Neill Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 1:30 AM ET
    Anti-Gaddafi rebel runs away as smoke rises following an air strike by Libyan warplanes.

    Fears that the world economy is facing another downturn are being overplayed, despite the political upheaval caused by recent unrest in the Middle East and the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, Jim O'Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, said.

  • Euro Rising on Inattention, Analyst Says Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 5:36 PM ET
    One euro and U.S. dollar

    Investors are so focused on the troubles in Japan and Libya that the euro is just strengthening on the sidelines, this analyst says. But for how long?

  • Trading the Dollar Without its Special Status Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 11:53 AM ET

    The dollar has been in the dumps for weeks now, despite all the turmoil in the world. Is it  losing its safe-haven status? And how should you trade it?

  • It's On! Risk, That Is Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 9:49 AM ET

    Risk-on investors are back in action, and the euro is riding high — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Middle East Turmoil

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  • Europe to Follow Asia, Open Higher Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 3:13 AM ET

    European stocks look set to start the week in positive territory, following Asian shares that rose as investors digested the ongoing Japan nuclear crisis and unrest in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • How to Trade the G-7's Yen Intervention Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 7:07 PM ET
    Dollars and Yen

    The G-7's intervention has halted the yen's rise, but what happens next isn't clear. Here's how to trade.

  • Backroom Talks, Secret Protocol Mark G7 Intervention Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    The Group of Seven nations have agreed to a secret protocol to guide their coordinated intervention and won’t reveal it in order to keep currency markets guessing, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Knee-jerk reactions to catastrophes often fall wide of the mark, Stephen King, chief economist at HSBC told CNBC.

  • Defaults in euro zone sovereign debt and a major fall in US stocks and are unlikely before 2013, according to a research report by Smithers &Co.

  • Europe Stocks to Open Higher on G7 Intervention Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 1:52 AM ET

    European stocks are likely to open higher on Friday, as Group of Seven countries agree to joint intervention to stem the yen's gains.

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