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  • Yoshikami: China's Moves Affect Your Strategy Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 10:26 AM ET
    Chinese Yuan and US Dollar

    China has finally bowed to international pressure, and this move is seen as an attempt by China to placate the West and ease international criticism of its rigid currency policy ahead of the G20 leaders meet in Toronto this coming weekend; a face-saving way of giving in to pressure from the US, EU and international financial institutions to allow its currency to appreciate.

  • Talk of '2-Tier Euro Zone' Could Upset Euro: ING Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 5:49 AM ET
    Euro bills and U.S. dollars being exchanged

    The rebound of Europe's single currency may be jeopardized by reports over the weekend that France and Germany are mulling a two-tier euro zone, ING Bank analysts said Monday.

  • Derivatives Could Grow Under New Rules: Citi CEO Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 4:47 PM ET
    Vikram Pandit

    Running derivatives through clearinghouses, part of the proposed financial regulations reforms now in Congress, will make them more secure and eventually may pump up their volume, Vikram Pandit, CEO of Citigroup told CNBC Friday.

  • Government Expanded 'Like a Cancer': Marc Faber Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 10:41 AM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    Governments have intervened too much in free markets since the crisis started, to the point that they are affecting the health of the world economy, Marc Faber, the author of "The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report" told CNBC Thursday.

  • Inspector General to Slam MMS on Spill: Report Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 8:44 AM ET
    off shore oil rig

    The Minerals Management Service, the agency in charge of regulating offshore drilling in the US, has investigated the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in a “completely backwards” manner, according to remarks expected to be made Thursday to a Congressional panel by Mary L. Kendall, the acting inspector general of Interior, the Wall Street Journal reported

  • Jim Rogers: I Bought the Euro; Oil to Go Higher Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 5:57 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    As European governments promised they will take steps to reduce gaping budget deficits, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC he bought the single European currency, as he said he would.

  • Double-Dip Risk Is Rising in the Euro Zone: Roubini Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 8:35 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The risk of a double-dip recession is growing, especially in the euro zone, where restructuring Greece's debt is inevitable, famous economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Markets 'Overreact' to Europe's Problems: Almunia Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 3:26 AM ET

    Investors are "clearly overreacting" to the scale of the euro zone crisis, Joaquin Almunia, EU Commissioner for Competition Policy and vice president of the European Commission.

  • Interest rates in the United States, the euro zone and Britain are going to be left at a record low for a while, despite various noises made by central bankers, David Bloom, head of foreign exchange research at HSBC, told CNBC Monday.

  • US Economist Fears Greek Debt Default in August Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 7:52 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Greece will eventually default on its debt because the country is highly indebted and the euro zone's approach towards saving it is the wrong one, Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics, told CNBC Friday.

  • Debt Spreading 'Like a Cancer': Black Swan Author Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 5:39 AM ET
    Nassim Taleb

    The economic situation today is drastically worse than a couple years ago, and the euro is doomed as a concept, Nassim Taleb, professor and author of the bestselling book "The Black Swan," told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Now May Be the Time to Buy the Euro: Jim Rogers Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 4:01 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Everybody is so bearish about the euro that it looks like now is a good time to buy the single European currency, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Thursday.

  • US Needs Austerity Too: Hedge Fund Strategist Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 6:00 AM ET

    The United States will have to adopt austerity measures similar to the ones taken in Europe, because the problems faced are largely the same, Timothy Scala, macro-strategist at Sophis Investments, told CNBC.com.

  • China and US Stuck in 'Currency Trap' Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 6:53 AM ET
    Chinese Yuan and US Dollar

    Fears over default or restructuring by a euro-zone member like Greece or Portugal have been rife for months and are raising big concerns about losses on the balance sheets of banks in Europe and beyond.

  • Want to Get out of Debt? Copy Canada: Jim O'Neill Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 4:51 AM ET
    Canadian flag

    As the rest of the world speculates which bank/country/continent will require another bailout, Canada serves as a “shining” example on how to escape the debt spiral, Jim O’Neill, chief economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Worst for European Banks is Behind: Strategist Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 10:08 AM ET
    A broker works as his control screen shows a graph of activity on the French Stock Exchange in Paris.

    The European Central Bank may have shocked the markets with its prediction that bank losses are likely to increase in the near-term, but other economists believe the worst is behind us, and that governments have the power to force banks to lend.

  • Euro to Go Under $1.20 'Almost Certainly': Gartman Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 8:44 AM ET
    Euro bills and U.S. dollars being exchanged

    The euro will drop even further against the dollar because Europe's problems will not be easy to solve, Dennis Gartman, author of "the Gartman Letter," told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Counterfeit Combat: Hardest Notes to Fake Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 10:31 AM ET
    In the United States alone, there's an estimated $70 million in fake currency floating around. Fortunately, as the technology counterfeiters use improves, so does that of authentic bills. All across the globe, experts are devising high-tech methods to combat counterfeiters. Color-changing ink, special polymers and holographs are just some of the innovative technologies incorporated into today's banknotes. In 2007, the International Association of Currency Affairs began picking the best new count

    In the U.S. alone, there's an estimated $70 million in fake currency floating around. Click to see some of the world's currencies that are most impervious to fraud.

  • And What If the Pound Were Undervalued? Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | 9:28 AM ET

    Sterling is undervalued against the euro. Just about every trading desk that I talk to seems to think so. However, very few of them tell me that they will be willing to back the pound until the general election is over.

  • UK Pound Faces Bigger Plunge: Analyst Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 8:40 AM ET

    Markets generally remain way too optimistic over the economic recovery, but the UK has the potential for the biggest disappointment with the pound set to slide as low as $1.31 by year end, Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange at BNP Paribas, said Tuesday.