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  • European Central Bank Hikes and Portugal Bails Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    Portugal throws in the towel, the Bank of England holds steady, and the European Central Bank tightens its purse strings — it's time for your Eurocentric FX Fix.

  • ECB Decision     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 9:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses the ECB's decision to raise rates a quarter point, which some say was long overdue and others say could seriously endanger the recovery. Simon Hobbs & Rick Santelli weigh in.

  • ECB v. Fed     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:45 AM ET

    Discussing whether the ECB is jumping the gun and the Fed is lagging, with Keith McCullough, CEO, Hedgeye Risk Management. For places like Portugal, Greece and Ireland, he says, things will end badly.

  • Santelli & Weekly Jobless Claims     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the weekly jobless claims number, which fell to 382,000. Steve Liesman provides analysis and discusses whether the ECB rate decision will stick. Jim Iurio, Institutional Services, discusses, as well.

  • Squawk Stories     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:01 AM ET

    Headlines, comps and CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa discusses the ECB's decision to raise interest rates by a quarter point.

  • Reaction to ECB Decision     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 7:44 AM ET

    Discussing the European Central Bank's decision to raise rates by a quarter point, with CNBC's Steve Liesman. U.S. economists don't necessarily agree it's a good decision, but others question whether Bernanke and the U.S. Fed are actually behind the curve. MIT Sloan School Dean David Schmittlein also weighs in.

  • Roach: Masters of the Market     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 7:25 AM ET

    Stephen Roach, Morgan Stanley Non-Executive chairman & Yale senior lecturer, discusses this recovery and why it's different. He also talks about the possibility of an ECB rate hike, and the role of the Fed in the financial crisis.

  • O'Neill: Master of the Market     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs' chairman of asset management, discusses the situation in Portugal and Europe, as well as the current market environment. He also voices his opinion about global economies and a monetary system that needs to change.

  • ECB & a US Government Shutdown     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 6:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa reports from Frankfurt on the expected rate hike by the ECB. Many see it as a warning that countries have to be responsible for getting their own fiscal houses in order. And John Harwood reports on a new NBC-Wall Street Journal Poll. Also, a look at the weather forecast for The Masters in Augusta, Georgia.

  • Squawk's Top of the Morning     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 6:00 AM ET

    A roundup of the day's news with CNBC's Joe Kernen & Becky Quick. Including a rally in Portuguese bank stocks after the country asks for a bailout, Moody's warning it could cut UK banks senior debt ratings and another strike in Greece. Also, Libya accuses the British of striking an oil pipeline.

  • Policy Makers Open Pandora's Box: Economist Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 5:05 AM ET

    The West's attempts to kick-start growth have opened up a 'Pandora's Box' of economic distortions that have taken the emerging world to the outer reaches of economic experimentation, according to HSBC chief economist Stephen King.

  • Gravity Exists Even for Stocks, Economist Warns Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 4:10 AM ET

    Portugal has finally gone cap in hand to the European Union, the European Central Bank is about to raise rates and the market is obsessed by Fed speak and looking for clues on when the second round of creating money — or quantitative easing — will come to an end.

  • Commentary: Austerity Does Not Help Euro Zone Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 2:39 AM ET

    After months of speculation, Portugal last night accepted what many had claimed has been inevitable since the fourth quarter of 2009 and went cap in hand to the European Union as its borrowing costs became unsustainable following another big jump in yields.

  • The Euro Zone's Worst Government Debt Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 1:05 AM ET
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    Global investors have followed every twist in the ongoing debt crisis engulfing the euro zone. See what countries have the most indebted governments, and how their economies are faring.

  • Europe Stocks to Open Lower; Portugal to Seek Aid Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:57 AM ET

    European stocks were indicated to open slightly lower on Thursday ahead of interest rates decisions by the European Central Bank and the Bank of England, as well as news that Portugal will seek financial aid from the European Union.

  • Sell Euros Before ECB Rate Move, Strategist Says Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Traders are so certain the European Central Bank will raise interest rates tomorrow that any indication of dovishness will hurt the euro, this strategist says.

  • Dennis Gartman: Central Banks Too Aggressive Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 1:58 PM ET

    Does raising rates suggest the world's economies are better than they actually are? Renown trader Dennis Gartman weighs in.

  • Yen Droops, Swiss Franc Climbs Higher Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:57 AM ET

    The yen is continuing its slide as the Bank of Japan meets, but an expected European Central Bank action is having the opposite effect. Time for your daily FX Fix.

  • Could 2011 Be Worse Than 2008? Don't Rule It Out Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 2:04 AM ET

    2011 is beginning to look very like 2008 before the collapse of Lehman Brothers—except the numbers involved are much bigger this time around, according to Simon Derrick, the chief currency strategist at Bank of New York Mellon.

  • Europe to Open Higher Ahead of Portugal Debt Auction Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 12:56 AM ET

    European stocks were indicated to open slightly higher on Wednesday, following positive but muted trade in Asia.