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  • Swiss Banker Who Broke Secrecy Rules To Be Jailed Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 6:15 AM ET

    A Swiss court has increased the prison sentence handed to a former banker who broke the country's strict banking secrecy laws.

  • Pros Say: Bank Profits Signal Recovery Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 6:18 AM ET

    Wall Street’s banking giants JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs turned in better-than-expected earnings for the first quarter, leading many investors to hope that the beleaguered sector is over the worst of its troubles.

  • Pros Say: ECB Should Help Eastern Europe Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | 1:34 AM ET

    Reports that the IMF suggested that Eastern European countries should adopt the euro as soon as possible to solve their current account deficit and exchange rate problems have been dismissed by some experts.

  • Timeline: The Eastern European Domino Effect Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | 1:33 AM ET

    The credit crisis has had a near-catastrophic effect on many of the emerging economies in Eastern Europe. The International Monetary Fund shelled out tens of billions in emergency loans for the region, while governments have collapsed and angry protesters took to the streets in some countries.

  • Can the East Really Sink the European Union@f1 Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | 1:33 AM ET

    The once-booming CEE is stealing the limelight again but this time for less palatable reasons. As one analyst put it, "Eastern Europe's problem is a greater weight on the Western European nations than the subprime is in the United States."

  • Pros Say: Don’t Bet on Economy Just Yet Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 5:28 AM ET

    Global stocks rose Thursday, ahead of the long Easter weekend, as governments and central banks take concerted efforts to restore economic growth.

  • Fed Easing Will Kill Dollar: Bank of China Exec Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 8:48 AM ET

    Quantitative easing measures and monetary policy in the United States will kill the dollar quickly unless there are balances to it as a global currency, Zhu Min, executive vice president of the Bank of China told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Pros Say: Huge Returns for a Kamikaze Portfolio Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 8:02 AM ET
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    Global stocks fell Wednesday, tracking Wall Street's overnight slide, as poor earnings from Alcoa sparked concerns about other corporates. Experts tell CNBC that despite the volatility, there are still "amazing" opportunities out there.

  • Pros Say: Prepare for Disappointing Earnings Season Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 4:45 AM ET

    Global stocks eked out small gains Tuesday ahead of the start of the U.S. corporate earnings season, which aluminum producer Alcoa kicks off later. Experts expects the first-quarter earnings to be a doozy for most American companies.

  • Global stocks and the euro gained Monday as hopes that the economic downturn is nearing its bottom spurred demand for riskier assets. Experts tell CNBC they see long-term value in the euro and gold, while they see short-term value in the dollar and stocks.

  • Pros Say: US Jobless Rate Could Hit 10.2% in '09 Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 7:11 AM ET

    While most Asian markets closed higher Friday on the back of the G20 summit optimism and a rally in tech stocks, European markets were lower ahead of the March U.S. jobs report. Economists polled by Reuters expect a decline of 650,000 jobs.

  • Soros: Dollar Will Remain Reserve Currency Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 4:38 AM ET

    The US dollar will remain the world's reserve currency for a while and it is probable that the world economy will start growing next year, with China, Brazil and India among the first to bounce back, billionaire investor and currencies expert George Soros told CNBC.

  • Global Interest Rates Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 10:19 AM ET

    As leaders from the most power nations from around the world meet at the G20 summit to discuss coordinated measures to contain the global slowdown, many policy makers continue to modify their fiscal policies.

  • Pros Say: Mark-to-Market Changes Won't Help Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 8:40 AM ET

    Global stocks powered higher Thursday as hopes grew that the US economic decline was reaching a bottom, while the euro gained despite expectations of an interest rate cut from the European Central Bank. Experts weigh in on how to help the economy.

  • Baccardax: G20 Needs to Keep it Real Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 10:12 AM ET

    Why should we pay attention to four-and-a-half hours of debate followed by highly choreographed photo ops and a communiqué that most of us could have cobbled together on the back of a swanky hotel envelope?

  • Pros Say: Buy Gold at $1,000 Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 4:54 AM ET

    Global stocks began the second quarter lower Wednesday ahead of the G20 summit in London which aims to tackle the financial crisis. Experts tell CNBC that gold is a good buy when above $1,000, but that long-term U.S. Treasurys may be losing their shine.

  • Pros Say: ECB May Announce Bonds Purchases Thursday Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 6:34 AM ET

    Global stocks were down ahead of a big week, which includes the G20 summit in London, the European Central Bank policy meeting and monthly employment data out of the U.S. Experts tell CNBC what they expect from the week ahead.

  • Dow Gains 90 Points After Late Surge Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 5:01 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Wednesday as a surge in the final minutes of trading pushed all three indexes in positive territory.

  • Stocks Climb After Home-Sales Surprise Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 10:50 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday after a pair of better-than-expected economic numbers. New-home slaes rose more than expected and durable-goods orders unexpectedly rose, snapping a six-month slide.

  • Norway Has World's Best Currency: Strategist Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    The Norwegian kroner is "the best currency in the world" and certainly preferable to the US dollar, UK pound and other currencies where governments are practicing quantitative easing, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange at HSBC, told CNBC Wednesday.