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  • For Germany’s Banks, a Grim Future Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 4:49 AM ET
    Global Credit Crisis

    The woes of WestLB, which has received $11 billion in taxpayer support since 2009, are symptomatic of a larger problem in the German economy. Many of its biggest banks are still on government life support after making bad lending bets during the bubble years. The New York Times reports.

  • Muni Meltdown     Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    Insight on whether now is a good time to buy munis, with Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Partners managing partner.

  • Europe's Day of Reckoning     Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 12:15 PM ET

    Discussing zero interest rate policy as an inescapable trap, and the reasons why Europe is currently caught in the throes of a true credit crisis, with Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Partners managing partner.

  • Nice Day For The Dollar, A Little Less So For Europe Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 10:43 AM ET

    The dollar delivers, and the pound takes a pounding. Here's your daily wrap of news getting attention in currency circles.

  • Liquidity-Induced Bubble Could Burst: Fund Manager Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 2:45 AM ET

    "While valuations are not yet stratospheric we question where the support may come from for continued earnings growth in 2012 and 2013," Pedro de Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital in London, said.

  • Europe Stocks Set To Open Higher on Earnings Hope Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 2:10 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 shares were set to edge up Wednesday on optimism for European companies' health as the latest raft of results is released.

  • Europe Shares to Open Higher, Eyes on UK Inflation Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 2:15 AM ET
    Traders sit in front of their screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares are expected to open higher on Tuesday, extending the previous session's 29-month closing high.

  • The Euro And The Yuan Could Use Some Good Lovin' Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 12:25 PM ET

    Europe gets messier, and the Chinese are (finally) buying someone else's stuff—Here's your FX Fix.

  • Weber Says Hawkish Views Led to ECB Race Exit Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 5:29 AM ET

    Bundesbank president Axel Weber said a lack of political acceptance in the eurozone for his hawkish monetary views had driven his abrupt decision not to run. The FT reports.

  • Hey Europe Have You Heard, There's A Party Going On Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 2:16 PM ET
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's stepping down has kicked off a massive celebration in Egypt, but the unrest there sure isn't helping the euro.

  • ...and new claims of abuse in the trading world—it's time for your FX Fix.

  • An interesting take on why Germany central banker Axel Weber appears to have taken himself out of the competition.

  • Has the Euro Dodged a Bullet, or Is It Buying Time? Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 3:54 PM ET
    Euro coins in hand

    Tracking the ups and downs of the euro debate is a little wearying. Policy decisions are postponed, inflation hawks suddenly turn dovish, Germany sends conflicting signals on helping (or not helping) weaker neighbors…you get the picture.

  • ...and jitters are spreading—it's time for your FX Fix.

  • European Stock Markest Set for a Mixed Open Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 2:23 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 shares were set for a mixed open on Wednesday, staying close to 29-month highs, as worries about the effect of China raising rates were offset by some strong corporate data.

  • Crescenzi: Investing in the Global Bond Supermarket Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 4:58 PM ET

    It is important to recognize the idea that the U.S. bond market is in the latter stages of a 30-year journey during which a “duration tailwind” pushed down market interest rates and boosted returns.

  • Europe Makes Effort to Shed a Light on Short Selling Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    The French financial markets regulator has begun to require hedge funds and other investment managers to disclose their short positions when they reach 0.5 percent of a company’s outstanding stock, reports the New York Times.

  • European Shares to Pause for Breath After Rally Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 2:22 AM ET
    A broker works as his control screen shows a graph of activity on the French Stock Exchange in Paris.

    European stock index futures pointed to a mixed open for equities on Tuesday, with shares pausing for breath after a rally since the beginning of the month.

  • Busch: BOE, Bernanke and Currency Wars Monday, 7 Feb 2011 | 11:29 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman

    Three things you need to know about this week - what will the Bank of England do, what will Bernanke say and watching the currency wars.

  • A Crisis of Faith in Britain’s Central Banker Monday, 7 Feb 2011 | 7:24 AM ET

    A central banker need not be loved, but at the least he should command respect — and in Britain these days Mervyn King cannot count on either, reports the New York Times.