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  • 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
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    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.)

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    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
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    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.

  • Bear Case for Crisis Round II Is Wrong: Strategist Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 7:24 AM ET

    Fears of a second round of the financial crisis are misplaced and investors shouldn't bank on another tranche of quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve, Guy Monson, managing partner & CIO at Sarasin & Partners, told CNBC Thursday.

  • UK Services PMI Hits 20-Month Low in Dec. Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 7:18 AM ET

    Large swathes of Britain's service sector suffered their first fall in output since April 2009 last month, a major survey showed on Thursday, pointing to a sharp slowdown in economic growth at the end of 2010.

  • Europe's Austerity Approach 'Clearly Wrong': Stiglitz Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 7:01 AM ET
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    The euro zone's strategy of slashing spending to reduce debt in the wake of the credit crisis is "clearly wrong" and is likely to be counterproductive for the region’s economic growth, Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Economist Ties Gold Bet to Bernanke Resignation Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 6:52 AM ET
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    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may resign in late 2011 as deflation continues to dash hopes of strong economic growth in the U.S. economy, Jim Walker, founder and CEO of Asianomics, told CNBC Friday.

  • Happy New Year, Prepare for Tough Times Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 4:10 AM ET
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    Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to prioritize jobs and economic growth in 2011, but his New Year's message warns of tough times ahead with harsh budget cuts needed to tackle Britain's massive deficit.

  • Crescenzi: Top-10, Top-Down Themes for 2011 Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    It is what will lead the U.S. economy to a self-reinforcing virtuous cycle of increases in production, income, and spending, and it is what will enable risk assets to continue to outperform less risky assets. This condition will prevail for a while. The path to successful investing is to ride these trends and get off before they are discredited, says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.

  • Europe Does Not Need More Stress Tests: SocGen CEO Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 3:26 AM ET

    The European banking sector does not need another round of stress tests because the exposure of large banks to sovereign debt is already public, Société Générale Chairman and CEO Frédéric Oudéa told CNBC Tuesday. 

  • Recession Risk Remains in 2011: Strategist Monday, 27 Dec 2010 | 7:11 AM ET

    There is a risk of another recession next year, protectionism could cause major problems in 2011 and recent stock market strength could be curtailed, Roger Nightingale, strategist at Pointon York, told CNBC Monday.