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  • Busch: US Crisis Lesson For Europe Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 10:57 AM ET

    Case in point, it seems the IMF is the only body that may have the legal capability to assist these countries in their time of need. This reminds me of something, what is it?

  • How Critical Is the Fed’s Independence? Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 2:22 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    There are some who blame the Fed for missing warnings signs leading up to the financial crisis; others have said the Fed caused the crisis with its “easy-money” policies.

  • Vote on Dr. Doom's New Nickname Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 9:12 AM ET
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  • In Davos, Regulators Tell Bankers New Rules Coming Saturday, 30 Jan 2010 | 8:23 AM ET
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    Government regulators from the U.S. and Europe laid out their financial reform plans Saturday before a skeptical banking industry, asking financiers for input but adamant that change was coming with or without their support.

  • Farrell: Time For A Correction? Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 8:56 AM ET

    The market needs a correction after a 60% gain from last March and the news of the day Thursday was that Greece was looking for some help.

  • Stiglitz: Regulate Banks. Now. Everywhere. Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 5:55 AM ET
    Davos, Switzerland

    Officials in Davos should try to reach a global consensus about the need for a new regulatory regime for banks, Nobel Prize laureate Joseph Stiglitz told CNBC Friday.

  • US, Europe Debt Levels Not Sustainable: ECB's Trichet Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 1:24 PM ET
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    The current levels of budget deficits in both Europe and the U.S. are not sustainable and Europe's economic recovery will only be modest, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC Thursday.

  • Everyone's Talking About China Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 11:46 AM ET
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    China is here in Davos—big time. It’s here in numbers, here as a topic for hallway chatter and here as an issue at every major plenary session.

  • Six Euro Countries Would Fail Without Props Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 9:01 AM ET
    Kenneth Rogoff

    There are huge debt problems brewing in Europe, and Greece, in particular, may have to overreact to defend itself, says Harvard professor Kenneth Rogoff.

  • Others Will Follow Greek Debt Tragedy: Niall Ferguson Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 3:24 AM ET
    Davos, Switzerland

    The world debt overhang is threatening the world recovery, because markets will realize at some point how risky it is and the yields on bonds will increase, Niall Ferguson, professor of history at Harvard University, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Global Economy at Risk of Another Recession: Soros Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 1:28 PM ET
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    There is a "serious risk" the global economy could slip back into recession if world wide government stimulus measures are taken away, George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Roubini: Asset Bubble Is Beginning Now Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 6:38 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    Withdrawing economic stimuli and tightening monetary policy are difficult choices, but asset bubbles are cropping up, Nouriel Roubini told CNBC in Davos.

  • Euro Will Be Here Forever: ECB's Weber Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 5:08 AM ET
    ** FILE ** Euro coins fall out of the hands of a person in Frankfurt, central Germany, Feb. 4, 2007. The euro set an all-time high against the dollar Friday, April 27, 2007, buying US$1.3682 as fears about a U.S. economic slowdown mounted amid signs of weak growth. L(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    The European Central Bank will start phasing out the measures it took to boost liquidity at the height of the crisis and it cannot cater to the needs of individual countries with problems, Axel Weber, ECB governing council member, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Debt of PIGS Weighs On European Union Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:24 AM ET
    ** FILE ** Euro coins fall out of the hands of a person in Frankfurt, central Germany, Feb. 4, 2007. The euro set an all-time high against the dollar Friday, April 27, 2007, buying US$1.3682 as fears about a U.S. economic slowdown mounted amid signs of weak growth. L(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    The budget problems of EU members Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain have made the unflattering acronym, PIGS, common parlance in global economic circles, such as that of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week.

  • Central Banks May Face Race To Hike Interest Rates Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:24 AM ET
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    Monetary policy will be a hot topic at conference, where participants will no doubt be debating who first, how much and when.

  • Greece Must Restore Credibility: Swedish Minister Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 4:51 AM ET

    Greece needs to act on fraudulent reporting and political meddling of statistics to regain its credibility in the eyes of the European Union, Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg told CNBC late Tuesday.

  • The Future Reserve Currency Is the Euro: Strategist Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 4:06 AM ET

    The euro will become the world's favorite reserve currency because Europe has a better growth strategy than the US, David Roche, global strategist at Independent Strategy told CNBC.

  • Cherry Picking Defensives in Europe Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 8:58 AM ET

    Investors should continue to invest in defensive stocks in strong dividend sectors like telecommunications, technology and pharmaceuticals, said Willem Nabarro, head of European equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas on Tuesday.

  • For First Big Rate Rise, Look to China Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 8:01 AM ET

    Investors around the world are trying to gauge the moment when the world's major central banks begin to push interest rates back up from  historic lows. Which country raises first and fastest may set the tone for the global tightening of liduidity.

  • Amount of Counterfeit Euros Up, ECB Says Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | 9:33 AM ET

    The number of counterfeit euro bank notes withdrawn from circulation rose 8 percent during the last six months of 2009, with the 20 euro ($28.80) bill the most widely forged, the European Central Bank said Monday.