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  • Low Growth, High Inflation: Marriage Made in Hell Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 5:07 AM ET
    HSBC

    HSBC is cutting growth targets and raising inflation forecasts following dramatic rises in commodity prices that threaten the global recovery.

  • Irish Bank Stress Tests May Not Reveal All Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 2:53 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    The stress tests, due to be published later Thursday, are expected to show the country's banks need more liquidity support than first believed, but even so, some analysts say they will still be insufficient.

  • Europe Stocks to Open Flat; Irish Stress Tests Eyed Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 1:55 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 were indicated to open flat on Thursday after ending the previous day at a three-week high, with investors watching for the results of Irish bank stress tests, due to be released later in the day.

  • Europe Shares To Shrug Off Downgrades, Open Up Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 1:49 AM ET

    European stocks are set to open higher on Wednesday, despite ratings downgrades for Portugal and Greece.

  • The 'Grand Bargain' Is Just a Start Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 11:43 PM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Will the euro zone survive its crisis? That was the question I raised three weeks ago. My answer was: yes. My argument was that economic self-interest and political will would combine to preserve the common currency, in spite of the difficulties, Martin Wolf from the Financial Times writes.

  • Dollar's Outlook Beats the Euro's, Fund Manager Says Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 5:24 PM ET
    Euro coins

    The euro is currently overvalued, and it may have to fall to undervalued levels before the sovereign debt crisis is resolved, says this money manager.

  • Fast Money, March 29, 2011     Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders discuss the day's top trades and the stocks they'll be watching tomorrow.

  • Fed officials have been singing different tunes about monetary policy recently, but one voice has risen above the rest to boost the dollar and pressure Treasury bonds.

  • Emerging-market currencies are sliding with commodity prices, but hawkish central bankers are propping up the euro and the dollar. Get your daily FX Fix right here.

  • Market Breakdown     Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 8:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli & Todd Colvin, MF Global take a look ahead of today's markets.

  • Picking a Winner When Everyone's 'Ugly' Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 5:11 AM ET

    What do you do when the ugly get uglier and you are looking for a profit in the currency markets?

  • Trading the Euro and the Wall of Worry Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 3:49 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    Like stocks, the euro has so far this year shrugged off the so-called wall of worry. Concerns that the likes of Greece, Ireland or Portugal could default have not led to euro losses.

  • European Stocks Indicated To Open Higher Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:33 AM ET
    annuities

    European shares were indicated to open slightly higher Tuesday, with worries about Japan's nuclear crisis and Middle East unrest still running high.

  • Fast Money, March 28, 2011     Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders discuss the day's top trades and the stocks they'll be watching tomorrow.

  • Irish Bank Liquidity and Wilbur Ross Deal Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 12:46 PM ET

    With Ireland's bank stress test results coming out on March 31st, the announcement of a possible European Central Bank liquidity chess move has the markets bracing for bad news.

  • Busch: Fed Talk = Dollar Rally? Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 12:13 PM ET

    I'm looking to see if we get the same consistent message from members of the Federal Reserve: the economy has recovered, there are risks to the current monetary policy and there needs to be an explicitly stated "exit" program.

  • Merkel's State Defeat Could Bring Uncertainty Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 8:20 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The heavy and humiliating defeat for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's collation in regional elections on Sunday is unlikely to derail parliamentary support for euro zone rescue measures but may bring uncertainty in financial markets, according to an analysis by Barclays Capital.

  • Fiscal Tightening Driven by Emotion: Analyst Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 3:41 AM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    While some areas of the world have a relaxed attitude to fiscal and monetary policy, Europe, and much of the developed world, puts too much emphasis on tightening, according to Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management.

  • Forget Twin Shocks, Growth Will Rock: Buiter Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 3:28 AM ET

    The twin shocks of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the rise in oil prices will not greatly alter growth prospects for 2011 and 2012, according to Willem Buiter, chief economist at Citigroup.

  • European Shares To Open Lower as Oil Falls Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 2:34 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 were indicated to open lower Monday, after a defeat of Angela Merkel's conservatives in a regional stronghold and with oil prices slipping.