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  • Merkel: EU Will Do Everything to Secure Euro Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 8:15 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that Europe will do everything to secure the stability of the euro, which has come under pressure in the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Germany in a Lose-Lose Situation: El-Erian Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 2:45 PM ET

    Rather than simply doubling up on a faltering liquidity approach, the time has come for Germany to lead a more holistic solution focused on addressing the periphery’s debt overhang and competitiveness problems.

  • Portugal to Need Bailout in 1 Month: Head of Trading Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 10:04 AM ET

    Bond vigilantes will target Portugal and force the country to seek a bailout within a month, but Spain will not need to turn to its European peers for help, Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify trading told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Back-Load Spending Cuts or Return to Crisis: Roubini Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 11:16 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The risks of debt deflation and disorderly sovereign and private-sector defaults are rising because policymakers are pressing ahead with spending cuts and raising taxes before seeing strong signs of an economic recovery, economist Nouriel Roubini wrote in a commentary piece for Project Syndicate.

  • Belgium Warned Over Debt Rating by S&P Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 7:09 AM ET
    leie river ghent belgium

    Standard & Poor's has warned that Belgium may have its credit rating downgraded within six months in light of the country's ongoing political deadlock.

  • 'Snooty' Europhiles Owe Penitence: London Mayor Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 10:25 AM ET
    Boris Johnson

    Europe was nowhere near ready for the euro when it was introduced in 1999 and the sovereign debt crisis has proven critics of a one-size-fits-all monetary policy right, London mayor Boris Johson wrote in an opinion piece for UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph on Monday.

  • Some European Countries Are Bankrupt: Jim Rogers Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 7:00 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Some countries in Western Europe are bankrupt or are having serious liquidity problems and they should be allowed to restructure their debt, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Tuesday.

  • US to Face Euro Zone's Problem Next Year: Strategist Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 5:19 AM ET

    The U.S. will have to follow Europe's economic lead and face up to its debt problems instead of just continuing with quantitative easing that will lead to a dollar decline, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Cramer Busts 5 Bearish Sentiments Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 11:10 PM ET

    When you hear pundits spouting these canards, ignore them.

  • ECONOMY—Liesman Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 11:22 AM ET
    European Central Bank (ECB) chief Jean-Claude Trichet

    Interest rates are flat, TARP pays for itself and the Euro holds steady.

  • ECONOMY—Bozzo Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 7:36 AM ET

    Economic growth will be subpar, the jobless rate drifts lower, deflation remains a concern, deficit reduction goes nowhere and heads roll in Washington.

  • S&P Weighing Possible Downgrade of Greece Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 3:44 AM ET

    Rating agency Standard & Poor's said it may downgrade Greece's long-term debt if new European bailout rules prove onerous to private holders of the country's bonds.

  • Belgian Debt Yields up Amid Euro Zone Fears Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 7:37 AM ET
    Aerial view of a town square Bruges Belgium

    The premium investors demand to hold Belgian government bonds rather than benchmark German debt rose to its widest level since early 2009 on Monday as the country issued 2 billion euros of 2014, 2020 and 2035-dated bonds.

  • 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.

  • Think BIIGS: There's One Euro Country Under the Radar Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 10:57 AM ET
    leie river ghent belgium

    Belgium faces an important test Monday, when it aims to sell between 1.5 billion euros ($1.9 billion) and 2.5 billion euros worth of bonds in an auction that will indicate the level of investor confidence in the nation plagued by political turmoil and high levels of debt.

  • Euro Fears Abound but They're Not as Bad as in May Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 10:00 AM ET

    Fears of contagion from the euro zone crisis were running high Friday but correlations between markets suggested investors were not as afraid of a systemic crisis as they were back in May and June.

  • Kill Economic Theories: 'Zombie Economics' Author Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 9:39 AM ET

    The world is on the brink of another financial crisis if the economic theories shaping today’s financial and public policy are not killed off, John Quiggin, author of "Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us," told CNBC Friday.

  • Greece Needs Deflation to Be Saved: Economist Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 5:11 AM ET

    Greece needs to go through a period of deflation to return to competitiveness and ensure sustainable growth, John Sfakianakis, group chief economist at Banque Saudi Fransi, told CNBC Friday.

  • 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.

  • Federal Reserve 'Terrified' of Deflation: El-Erian Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 3:53 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve will announce a new round of easing next week because it is “terrified” of deflation, Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive officer of PIMCO, told CNBC.

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