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  • 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.

  • Economic Impact on Japan     Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:15 PM ET

    Discussing the possible economic outcomes after tomorrow's Fed decision, with John Silvia, Wells Fargo; John Ryding, RDQ Economics and a closer look at Japan's economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • 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.

  • Returning to Gold Standards?     Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 7:22 PM ET

    Insight on whether bringing gold and silver back as legal tender would bring a return to the Dollar, with Rep. Brad Galvez, (R-UT).

  • 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.

  • Bernanke in Denial     Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 7:30 PM ET

    Debating whether now is the time to sound the inflation alarm, with Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary and Steve Forbes, Forbes Media chairman/editor in chief.

  • 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.

  • Fed Drawing Up QE3?     Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 7:54 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman as the details on what former Federal Reserve vice chairman Donald Kohn has to say about QE2.