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  • 10 Things You Probably Don't Know About Money Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 5:20 PM ET

    We use money every day, unfurling folded bills and digging for change. But beyond the occasional glance at a new quarter, how much do you really know about money?

  • Protestors hold an anti-President Hosni Mubarek sign in Tahrir Square during afternoon anti-government protests in central Cairo, Egypt.

    Tuesday's "million" person march in Egypt could keep the heat on oil prices, which have gushed nearly 8 percent in two sessions.

  • Protestors stand with a soldier as he waves an Egyptian flag on an army tank in Tahrir Square on January 29, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

    The U.S. dollar is finding a firmer footing in a flight-to-safety play and may do so as long as Egypt remains in turmoil. The path after that, however, is less clear.

  • Euro Crisis Would Hit China, Then America: Author Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 3:44 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Problems in Europe could end up dragging growth in China, hit commodity prices and derail the nascent American recovery, according to Satyajit Das, the author of "Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives".

  • Youth Employment Should Be a High Priority Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 2:31 AM ET
    Job Search

    Youth unemployment represents one of the most significant barriers to economic and social development throughout the world, John Studzinski is Senior Managing Director and Head of Financial Advisory at Blackstone says in this guest blog for CNBC.

  • Why Are Youth Unemployment Rates Higher? Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 2:27 AM ET
    Unemployment Line

    At the global level, the youth unemployment rate in 2009 was 2.7 times higher than the adult unemployment rate. In four of nine regions the ratio went beyond 3. Why are youth unemployment rates so much higher than adult rates?

  • Fighting Youth Unemployment With Mobile Phones Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 2:25 AM ET

    As young people who've suffered directly from long-term unemployment, we're sure of one thing: youth joblessness is a massive challenge—but one that can be overcome through innovation.

  • Sunspots Predict 'Major Crisis' After 2013: Chartist Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 4:27 AM ET

    Sunspots are moving in direct correlation with activity in the markets and they are predicting a crisis in about three years, technical analyst Charles Nenner told CNBC Monday.

  • Why Spain Is NOT Like Greece, Ireland, Portugal Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 5:33 AM ET

    Fortunately, the important news from Spain is good and the recent market punishment, which has seen sovereign spreads to Germany rise substantially, is unwarranted.

  • Nissan to Shift Output to Dollar Economies Sunday, 21 Nov 2010 | 8:02 PM ET
    The Nissan Leaf

    Nissan is planning to shift the balance of its production and support functions towards dollar-linked economies, including the U.S. and China, to protect itself against currency volatility, the Japanese carmaker’s chief executive has said. The FT reports.

  • Chinese policy makers are striving to curb inflation, but their approach carries risks. For one thing, their plan flies in the face of steps the U.S. has been urging. The NYT reports.

  • Currency Fight With China Divides US Businesses Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 8:10 PM ET
    Chinese Yuan and US Dollar

    American businesses that import Chinese goods face higher prices, but exporters are predicting sales growth. The NYT reports.

  • The US Congress should focus on a medium-term plan to cut government debt to dispel fears about the world's biggest economy, Olivier Blanchard, IMF chief economist, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Ambition to Build China’s Futures Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | 3:08 AM ET
    CHina Stocks

    China’s commodities exchanges do not yet play a global role and they are limited by laws banning foreign participation as well as China’s renminbi capital controls. The FT reports.

  • Foreign Banks Under Fire in South Korea Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 12:03 AM ET

    Hundreds of South Korea’s small and midsized exporters have threatened to boycott a number of significant foreign-owned banks after they suffered heavy losses from currency derivative investments. The FT reports.

  • Farrell: G20 Follow—Why Bother? Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 10:21 AM ET

    A decaf latte with skim milk and artificial sweetener is called, in some places, a why bother. No caffeine, no fat, no sugar—why bother? It would be too much to say the meeting of the G20 finance ministers this past weekend was a complete why bother, but, in my eyes, close to it.

  • Luxury In Thrall to the Currency War Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 6:58 AM ET
    Louis Vuitton Store

    The currency wars that are dominating the attention of the world’s central bankers are also playing out in the niche world of luxury goods.

  • The dollar may be set to rise as currency wars bring more controls on flows of capital and a rise in protectionism, David Bloom, currency strategist at HSBC, told CNBC.

  • Scale of Currency Moves 'Unprecedented': Analyst Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 8:37 AM ET

    The scale of the swings in the currency markets is "unprecedented," looking at how quickly the dollar has declined in the last month, Derek Halpenny, European Head of Global Currency Research Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, told CNBC Thursday.

  • China Is ‘Bad Guy’ in Currency War: Krugman Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 4:20 AM ET

    China is to blame for the currency tensions as the cheap yuan is contributing to global trade imbalances, says Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.