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  • Will Fed Trigger Bond Sell-Off? Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 5:50 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The first two rounds on quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve were good for stocks and bad for bonds, CNBC's Patrick Allen writes.

  • Lessons for America From Austerity’s Canary Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 5:03 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking on Fiscal Policy

    Having just spent a week in the US I can confirm Americans and the British share an awful lot in common.

  • Fed's Bullard Jolts Bonds and Dollar—But Not Stocks Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 4:58 PM ET

    Fed officials have been singing different tunes about monetary policy recently, but one voice has risen above the rest to boost the dollar and pressure Treasury bonds.

  • Buying Gold = Shorting Mankind's Wisdom: Analyst Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 1:43 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    Despite mankind's ability to adapt and invent new materials and make use of new resources, humans seem "hopelessly incapable of learning past wisdom and apparently doomed to repeat past follies," according to Dylan Grice, a research analyst at Societe Generale.

  • BoJ Needs to Get Grip on Market Sentiment: Strategist Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 6:10 AM ET
    Japan's share prices plunged across the board after reports of rising radiation.

    The Bank of Japan needs to hold of market sentiment or risk the economy falling into a bigger-than-expected recession, according to Phillipe Gijsels of BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets.

  • Euro Zone Debt Agreement a Ponzi Scheme: Ferguson Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 2:07 AM ET

    "I think this whole thing is a Ponzi scheme in which governments that are already in deep red ink are trying to generate more red ink," Niall Ferguson, history professor at Harvard University, told CNBC.

  • Interest Rates Will Rise Soon: Historian Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 2:06 AM ET

    Interest rates will have to rise soon even if major central banks – like the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England – keep monetary policy ultra relaxed for now, Niall Ferguson, Professor of History at Harvard University, told CNBC in an interview.

  • Will Fed Announce the Death of Quantitative Easing? Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:37 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is unlikely to drop a bombshell in the markets like his counterpart at the European Central Bank did when he pre-announced a rate rise, ING chief international economist Rob Carnell wrote in a market note.

  • What Currencies Will Benefit From High Oil Prices? Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:36 AM ET
    Dollars and Yen

    Oil prices are driven by a supply shock rather than increased demand due to a stronger world economy, so investors in currencies look to "risk" rather than "macro" factors, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange research at HSBC, wrote in a market note.

  • Betting on Oil, Inflation Now a Crapshoot: Economist Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 4:29 AM ET

    Currently, oil prices are  just as likely to rise as to fall and, consequently, there's a 50 percent  chance  that recent rises in European inflation are behind us, according to Carl B. Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics.

  • Aid for Bahrain, Oman, Would Be Positive for Stocks Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 12:59 AM ET
    Bahraini anti-government protesters gather in Pearl Square, in Manama.

    Foreign ministers from the Gulf Cooperation Council are expected to discuss an aid package in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia later Thursday, focused on help from the four countries with fortunate annual budgets to the other two: Oman and Bahrain.

  • Still Time to Dump Bailed-Out Banks: Economist Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 4:46 AM ET
  • Europe Debt Crisis May Boil to Surface This Week Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 2:50 PM ET

    The moment of truth for Europe's sovereign debt crisis may be far closer than investors think.

  • Axel Weber Sees 'Genuine Risk' of Higher Inflation Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 11:02 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's warning that a rate increase is possible next month is the correct answer to rising inflation risks, Axel Weber, the head of the Bundesbank, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • European Markets Want a Hawk in the ECB Nest Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 12:24 AM ET

    One month after Bundesbank president Axel Weber announced he was stepping down, saying goodbye to his chances of running the European Central Bank, many in the markets miss him already.

  • Blog: Does the West Want To Go the Japanese Route? Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 12:22 AM ET
    Cash Register

    The West is poorly positioned to handle this latest oil price scare. The buffers which typically limit downside economic risks are no longer working.

  • Higher Oil Drives ECB and Fed Even Further Apart Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 4:54 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet talks about rate rises to fight inflation, while Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is still more worried about unemployment.

  • Commentary: All Quiet on the Peripheral Front? Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 3:16 AM ET

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  • Hidden Debt Makes Governments Insolvent: Bear Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 12:13 AM ET

    A mountain of debt is growing but because it is off governments' balance sheets it has been so far ignored, Albert Edwards, global strategist at Societe Generale, said.

  • ECB April Rate Hike Would Be 'a Mistake': Roubini Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 6:32 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The European Central Bank should not raise interest rates in its next meeting because it risks widening the gap between struggling periphery economies and the stronger ones at the center of the euro zone, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Friday.