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  • More Social Unrest, Currencies Turmoil: Jim Rogers Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 3:59 AM ET
    International investor Jim Rogers

    More social and political turmoil is likely in the future so commodities prices will continue rising, renowned investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC.

  • Bernanke, BLS Lie About Inflation: Dr. Doom Faber Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 8:19 AM ET

    Global inflation is far higher than official statistics reveal, Marc Faber, editor and publisher of the “Gloom, Boom and Doom” report told CNBC on Wednesday, with increases in the cost of living amounting to between five and eight percent in the United States and just below that in Europe.

  • Commentary: The Crisis Catapulted Us in the Future Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 5:20 AM ET
    Financial Crisis

    Did the financial crisis change very much? That was the FT's Martin Wolf's question as he went to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos last week. The answer is: yes. Above all, it has accelerated the arrival of our future.

  • Spain Confident Demand for Bonds Is Strong: Campa Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 4:33 AM ET
    Spain

    The Spanish government is ready to implement further austerity measures to defend this year's budget deficit target and is confident that demand for Spanish bonds will stay strong, Jose Manuel Campa, Secretary of State for the Economy, told CNBC.

  • Egypt Protests Negative for Growth: Nouriel Roubini Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 6:15 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini guest hosts Squawk Box on CNBC.

    Risks that the troubles in Egypt may spread have increased and the uprisings have a negative effect on growth, as well as contributing to higher prices, economist Nouriel Roubini said.

  • Dublin, Ireland

    Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan will press ahead with a plan to impose a 90 percent charge on bankers' bonuses when the budget bill is published on Friday, newspaper the Irish Independent reported.

  • World Bank President Robert Zoellick said Monday he hopes the global economy will have a sustainable recovery in 2011, but added he sees a number of dangers that could see his hopes dashed.

  • Will Switzerland Peg Its Franc to the Euro? Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 6:58 AM ET
    Zurich, Switzerland

    Swiss policymakers will hold an emergency meeting with key business groups, labor unions and representatives from the machinery, tourism and pharmaceutical sectors to discuss the Swiss franc's damaging impact on the Alpine country's economy Friday.

  • US Fiscal Policy Could Cause 'Buyers' Strike': Pro Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 4:37 AM ET

    A lack of action on the US fiscal position could lead to a "buyers strike," according to Bob Parker, a special advisor to Credit Suisse.

  • Financial Crisis Has 'Drained' the World: WEF Report Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 4:35 AM ET

    Over three years of financial crisis have "drained the word’s capacity" to deal with further shocks according to the World Economic Forum’s closely-watched Global Risks Report.

  • Spain's Position Is Strong: Santander Vice Chairman Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 2:55 AM ET
    Spain

    Spain is different than other euro zone periphery countries as its fiscal position is strong, Matias Rodriguez Inciarte, vice chairman of bank Santander, told CNBC Wednesday in an interview.

  • History Doesn’t Always Repeat Itself Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 7:14 PM ET

    Hey, did you hear? The U.S. today is like Japan in the 1990s. (Well, maybe not.)

  • lisbon portugal

    Despite denials by the Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates that the country will not be seeking financial aid from the IMF or the European Union, technical discussions are being held ‘quietly’ among European leaders about a possible bailout plan, the Portuguese newspaper Publico reported on its Web site.

  • Greece

    Greek Finance Minister George Papanconstantinou sought to reassure investors over the country’s debt burden on Tuesday, saying spreads between Greek and German bonds were high because of broader market turbulence rather than real threat of default.

  • Investors have very short memories and the major economies of the world are not as strong as the markets would have us believe, Pedro Noronha, fund manager at Noster Capital, said Monday.

  • 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".

  • 'Insolvent' Portugal Will Soon Plead for Help: Citi Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 7:58 AM ET

    The euro zone debt crisis has been playing second fiddle to the US-led rise in global bond yields over the last month. Tax reform led to a sharp rise in US yields and other markets followed, but the ongoing crisis in Europe could again be dominating investor attention, according to Citi Chief Economist Willem Buiter.

  • Austerity measures put in place by peripheral euro zone countries will eventually bear fruit, but going forward bond investors will have to start getting used to taking losses on their principal, Erik Nielsen, the Chief European Economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC Friday.

  • PIGS Debt Riskier Than Iraq, CDS Prices Show Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 3:59 AM ET

    Greece has become the world's riskiest borrower in the fourth quarter of 2010, surpassing Venezuela, while Spain, Portugal and Ireland were riskier than Iraq.

  • Cash-Strapped Greece Cracks Down on Fun Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 7:42 AM ET

    The Greek government announced Thursday it is shutting down bars and nightclubs in Athens that are guilty of tax offenses in an effort to put more teeth into revenue collection.