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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.

  • Euro Zone Countries 'Have Cancer': Risk Consultant Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 9:01 AM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    Periphery euro zone countries are seriously ill and will have to default on their debt at some point, Satyajit Das, a risk consultant and author of "Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives" told CNBC Thursday.

  • An anti-government protestor holds a blooded Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

    Egypt’s stock market is braced for a possible sell-off of shares when trading resumes on Tuesday after being closed for more than a month because of the country's political crisis.

  • Irish Voters Set to Take Revenge on Ruling Party Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 6:23 AM ET
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    Ireland goes to the polls on Friday in a general election expected to sweep the ruling coalition from power – the first defeat for a eurozone government since the onset of the debt crisis.

  • Labor Unions Are 'Bankrupting States': Sen. Johnson Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 12:43 PM ET

    The collective bargaining process with public sector unions needs to be restructured to keep labor unions from “bankrupting states,” Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-Wisc.), told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Gaddafi's Scorn Is Good News for Swiss Economy Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 9:53 AM ET
    Swiss Francs

    An unfortunate turn in Swiss-Libyan diplomatic relations in 2008 may now have a silver lining for the Alpine economy.

  • US House Prices To Continue Falling: Economist Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 5:34 AM ET

    The second leg of the US housing downturn will continue throughout the year and could be nasty if a vicious circle of falling prices and rising foreclosures continues, according to Capital Economics.

  • Can Portugal Escape a Bailout? Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 2:05 AM ET
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    Following in the footsteps of Greece and Ireland, the Portuguese market looks set for a speculative attack, Silvio Peruzzo, European economist at RBS in London, told CNBC.

  • Will the Euro Crisis Strike Back? Monday, 21 Feb 2011 | 8:07 AM ET

    If previous EU responses to the euro crisis are any guide, investors should not be expecting a highly-coordinated, shock-and-awe approach like those we have seen from the US authorities.

  • The uprisings in the Middle East have been in part blamed on soaring food prices but one market watcher told CNBC those states with huge oil wealth should be better able to keep their people appeased by subsidizing food prices and other incentives.

  • Hunger Stalks Risk-On Trade: Analyst Monday, 21 Feb 2011 | 3:40 AM ET
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    The risk-on trade that has driven equities and commodity prices since the Federal Reserve started talking about the second round of quantitative easing last year is under threat from inflation, one analyst warned Monday.

  • Inflation Is the Taboo Subject at the G20 Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 9:50 AM ET

    In the five-star Westin Hotel in Paris Friday, the world's top central bankers met to discuss the risks facing the global economy in 2011.

  • 16 Stocks Ready to Run     Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 2:22 PM ET

    The stocks and sectors that perform best when inflation hits anywhere in the world, with Thomas Lee, JPMorgan chief U.S. equity strategist.

  • A Crisis of Faith in Britain’s Central Banker Monday, 7 Feb 2011 | 7:24 AM ET

    A central banker need not be loved, but at the least he should command respect — and in Britain these days Mervyn King cannot count on either, reports the New York Times.

  • Emerging Markets, Commodities Are Best Bets: Roubini Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 7:30 AM ET

    Investors facing a global economy that is moving back and forth between "risk on" and "risk off" should look to emerging markets and commodities, Nouriel Roubini, chairman of Roubini Global Economics, told CNBC Thursday.

  • 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.