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  • Some Euro Countries Could Benefit from Debt Crisis Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 9:51 AM ET

    The sovereign debt crisis, wrecking havoc on some periphery euro zone member states, could turn out to be a positive for many core European counties, Karen Olney, chief European equity strategist at UBS, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Progress in Europe? Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 1:02 PM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    This time of September is always one of the busiest but most exciting times of the year as fall in New York kicks off with a decidedly international flavor. Last week, New York was home to two important events: the opening of debate at the U.N. General Assembly and the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.

  • Busch: European Sovereign Animal House Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 10:33 AM ET

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  • Euro Survival 'Silly' Question: Ex-ECB Board Member Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 5:45 AM ET

    The question whether the single European currency will survive the current crisis is "silly", Otmar Issing, president of the Center for Financial Studies and a former ECB board member told CNBC.

  • Spain Debt Crisis 'Exaggerated': Prime Minister Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 5:44 PM ET

    Fault lines in Spain's fiscal health were "exaggerated" by markets, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told CNBC Wednesday, adding that a stiff set of austerity measures adopted by the country have already boosted investor confidence.

  • Debt Restructuring in Euro Zone Inevitable: Economists Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 8:05 AM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Demand may be strong for bonds issued by periphery euro-zone countries but those countries must restructure their debt at some point because yields are unsustainably high, two economists told CNBC Wednesday.

  • EU Derivatives Curbs Protect Big Banks: Risk Adviser Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 5:27 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The European Union's proposals to revamp the derivatives sector are actually likely to benefit the banks that are already too big to fail, risk consultant Satyajit Das told CNBC Thursday.

  • Wilbur Ross, Carlyle to Buy Troubled Irish Bank Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 7:39 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Vulture investor Wilbur Ross, along with private equity firm Carlyle and Dublin-based Cardinal Group, will buy troubled Irish bank Education Savings Bank, Ross told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Young Greeks Seek Options Elsewhere Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 5:47 AM ET

    In two weeks, Alexandra Mallosi, 29, will be packing her bags and leaving the quiet Athens suburb of Holargos for Abu Dhabi to start a job as a hotel sales manager. It was not a tough decision, reports the New York Times.

  • Give Private Sector Chance to Innovate: Tony Blair Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 2:15 PM ET

    Governments that bolstered their countries’ ailing institutions impacted by the financial crisis need to step back and give the private sector a chance to innovate and rebuild, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Trichet Calls for Tougher Euro Rules Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 3:25 PM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    Eurozone members that break the region's rules on public finances should be excluded temporarily from Europe’s political decision-making, the president of the European Central Bank has proposed. The FT reports.

  • Commentary: Irish Black Hole Remains a Mystery Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 8:53 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    The one thing they won’t tell me, or more accurately can't tell me is the one thing I came to Dublin to find out: just how big is the Irish banking black hole?

  • Will the Strong Swiss Franc Hurt Banks? Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 5:13 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Swiss franc's safe-haven reputation helped it hit a new high against the euro, but the currency's strength risks hurting those who have relied on its vigor.

  • Halal Foods Expand Reach in France Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 4:57 AM ET

    For years, Anissa Benchamacha bought her meat in a parking lot, from vendors hawking near-expired products to Muslims eager to find food that met their religious requirements.

  • US Falls Down Competitiveness League Table Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 4:01 AM ET

    The United States fell two places to fourth position behind Switzerland, Sweden and Singapore in this year's World Economic Forum's "Global Competitiveness Report."

  • Banks Have a 'Reputational Problem': Unicredit CEO Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 8:48 AM ET

    The new rules that will be imposed on banks to ensure a crisis like the one that started in 2007 will not be repeated are necessary, but they will take time to implement, Unicredit CEO Alessandro Profumo told CNBC at a banking conference in Frankfurt.

  • 'Bankrupt' Western Governments Need 'Ruthanasia' Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 5:44 AM ET

    Western governments are bankrupt, Ruth Richardson, ex-New Zealand finance minister whose austerity cuts were dubbed "Ruthanasia," warned in a CNBC interview.

  • Fears Grow over the Fate of Irish Economy, Banks Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 3:10 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    The Irish economy is back in focus for investors across the world, after the former Celtic Tiger extended guarantees to its banking industry and depositors.

  • Europe Bank Stress Tests Haunting Markets Again Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 3:27 AM ET

    The Wall Street Journal has been analyzing the results of the European banking stress tests and wrote in a story published Tuesday that "some banks didn't provide as comprehensive a picture of their government-debt holdings as regulators claimed."

  • Europe's Economy Needs More Flexibility: Trichet Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | 6:08 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    The rest of the year will be "less buoyant than the second quarter" and the ECB remains "very cautious and prudent," ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC in an exclusive interview.