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  • UK Faces Economic 'Hurricane': Labour Politician Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 4:27 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    Ed Balls will on Friday say that a “hurricane is about to hit” Britain’s economy, in the most dramatic warning yet by a Labour politician that the coalition’s plans to cut the deficit risk pitching the country into a double-dip recession. The FT reports.

  • Debt Fears Slink Back in Euro Markets Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 9:52 AM ET

    When the European Union stepped in this spring with a €750 billion ($955 billion) rescue package to back Europe’s weaker economies, the threat of imminent default practically disappeared, the New York Times reports.

  • France's Sarkozy Unveils G20 Leadership Agenda Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 4:41 AM ET
    Nicolas Sarkozy, President-elect France

    Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday set out his agenda for France’s forthcoming presidency of the G20 group of leading economies, proposing measures to reduce currency fluctuations, curb commodity speculation and speed up reform of international institutions.

  • Euro Zone Austerity Takes Toll on Growth Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 6:01 AM ET
    Euro coins

    The euro zone’s growth spurt lost momentum this month, as an expansion in output in Germany and France failed to make up for a near standstill elsewhere, the FT reports.

  • Data this week is expected to show Germany’s economy continues to outperform its peers in the euro zone and the US, but one economist is warning investors not to get carried away.

  • People Have 'Huge Disbelief' in Government: CIO Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 6:35 AM ET

    A big risk for markets is the fact that faith in the US government's ability to fight the economic markets is eroding, Steen Jakobsen, Chief Investment Officer at Litmus Capital Partners told CNBC Friday.

  • Western Economies Face Hyperinflation: Gold Bull Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 8:09 AM ET
    Gold

    The decline of the Western economic model will bring about hyperinflation and decades of painful readjustment, Egon von Greyerz, founder of gold investment intermediary Goldswitzerland.com told CNBC Thursday.

  • Switzerland

    The central bank reported that it lost 4.2 billion Swiss francs ($4.0 billion) in the second quarter, partly from its bid to check the rise of the Swiss franc against the weakening euro.

  • The Age of Austerity Challenges Stonehenge Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 11:04 AM ET
    Stonehenge, England

    The prehistoric monument of Stonehenge stands tall in the British countryside as one of the last remnants of the Neolithic Age. Recently it has also become the latest symbol of another era: the new fiscal austerity. The NYT reports.

  • Youth Unemployment Hits Record High Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 9:20 AM ET

    Global youth unemployment has hit a record high following the financial crisis and is likely to get worse later this year, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said Thursday.

  • Euro's Rally May Have Peaked: Strategist Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 8:36 AM ET

    The flight to safety following the Fed's decision to extend quantitative easing saw the dollar make big gains against the euro and one strategist said the euro's rally may have peaked for now.

  • Bernanke May Be More a 'Moderator' Than a Leader Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 9:40 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The blame for the uncertainty that surrounds Tuesday’s meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee should perhaps be placed on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's leadership style, or lack of it.

  • If Fed Decides to Ease, Will Others Follow? Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 3:33 AM ET

    If the Fed opts for quantitative easing, it may force the hands of other major central banks to be even more doveish.

  • The mid-summer rally is over and stocks will begin a downward leg before bottoming in October, as the world economy is in what looks like a Great Depression, Robin Griffiths, a technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Crescenzi: Message of the Money Market Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 10:47 AM ET

    For weeks, the money market correctly signaled a reduction in worry about the global banking system, continuing to act more like a liquidity market than a credit market ahead of the release of Europe's stress test results a week ago Friday and in its aftermath. If there's one place worries about banks will show up it is in the money market, where inter-bank rates are set.

  • Hungary Blames Its Central Bank for a Fiscal Crisis Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 9:23 AM ET
    Budapest, Hungary

    The governor of the Hungarian Central Bank has it worse than most. Not only has the new government placed the blame on him, among others, for Hungary's stagnant economy, it has slashed his salary by 75 percent. The NYT reports.

  • Fed Printing May Create 'Final Crisis': Marc Faber Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 5:50 AM ET
    Sheet of US one hundred dollar bills

    The Federal Reserve will create a "final crisis" by continuing to print money because it is underestimating the strength of the economy, Marc Faber, the author of "The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report," told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Deflation in the US? This is Not Japan: Economist Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 10:04 AM ET

    We think there are meaningful differences between the US today and Japan during the '90s. High on our list is the difference in wages. A straight forward construct of inflation reveals employee earnings are a primary driver. During the early part of the 1990s wages in Japan were averaging around 2.0%.

  • West Is Halfway Through 20-Year Decline: Chartist Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 8:56 AM ET

    The West is only half the way through a 20-year secular downturn that will not end until the children of the US baby boomers begin to flex their financial muscle in about 10 years time, according to Robin Griffiths, a technical strategist at Cazenove Capital.

  • European Bank Stress Tests Worked: Sort Of Saturday, 31 Jul 2010 | 12:20 PM ET
    Map of Europe

    A week after the authorities released results of stress tests on the largest European banks, market data is starting to provide an indication of whether the exercise had the desired effect on confidence. The answer: sort of. The NYT explains.

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