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  • Commentary: The Nice Years Are Over Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    What Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, called the Nice (“non-inflationary, consistently expansionary”) decade has vanished. In its place, we see what I would now call the Nasty (“nightmare of austere and stagflationary years”), the Financial Times reports.

  • European stocks were indicated to open higher on Friday as the euro nears a 15-month high against the dollar.

  • Jean-Claude Trichet

    While Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke maintains allies at the top of the central bank, finding support in the financial community is getting progressively tougher.

  • Fed to European Central Bank: So What? Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 1:44 PM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    Just because the European Central Bank raised interest rates today to stave off inflation, don't expect the Fed to take a similar tack with U.S. rates, these strategists say.

  • Fast Alert: Sotheby's, Call the Close     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:58 PM ET

    Rumors of a failed Asian art auction drive down shares of Sotheby's, and the Fast Money traders call the close. Hint: Avoid the Euro.

  • Euro to Weaken, Yen Too, Strategist Says Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    The euro is overvalued despite the European Central Bank's rate hike, and the yen is rich as well, this strategist says.

  • ECB Rate Hike     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 11:27 AM ET

    ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet announces a rate hike of a quarter point, which he attributes to rising oil prices. CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses the impact the hike is likely to have. Also, is Bernanke falling behind the curve, with Steven Ricchiuto, Mizuho Securities USA, and Zane Brown, Lord Abbett.

  • 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.