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  • Australia's Core Inflation Jumps, Rings Rate Alarm Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 1:29 AM ET

    Underlying inflation in Australia speeded past expectations last quarter to hit the very top of the central bank's target range, sharply lifting the risks of a hike in interest rates as early as next month.

  • Japan's September Trade Surplus Hits Record High Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 9:45 PM ET

    Japanese exports to the United States fell in September from a year earlier at the fastest pace in four years but overall exports rose, pushing the trade surplus up to a record high.

  • Greenspan: Recession Chance 'Less than 50-50' Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 12:27 PM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    The U.S. economy still faces pressure from a drawn-out housing-market slowdown but will "probably not" slip into recession as a result, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Tuesday.

  • Fed's Evans Says US Economy Is "Moving Forward" Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 8:22 PM ET

    Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said on Monday that outside of housing the U.S. economy is "moving forward," and that the Fed could not afford to go soft on inflation.

  • Gloom & Doom Economist Says Worst Is Yet to Come Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 2:51 PM ET

    Marc Faber, editor and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, thinks the worst is yet to come for the global economy. Appearing on CNBC's "Squawk Box," the economist and managing director of Marc Faber Ltd., explained his bearish outlook -- and offered advice for how to play a glum market.

  • Australia Producer Prices Add to Inflation Pressure Sunday, 21 Oct 2007 | 10:44 PM ET

    Australian producer prices rose faster than expected last quarter, led by higher food and construction costs, fueling concerns consumer inflation could accelerate enough to provoke another hike in interest rates.

  • Zoellick Wins Backing for New World Bank Strategy Sunday, 21 Oct 2007 | 8:38 PM ET

    World Bank President Robert Zoellick on Sunday won support from bank member countries for his strategy to lead the poverty-fighting institution for the next five years, including plans to give the private sector a bigger role in poor countries.

  • Crisis Was 'Accident Waiting to Happen': Greenspan Sunday, 21 Oct 2007 | 5:23 PM ET

    An unusually high degree of risk taking across asset classes made recent financial market turmoil all but inevitable, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Sunday.

  • Tiger's Robertson Sees 'Doozy of a Recession' Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 4:22 PM ET

    Hedge fund legend Julian Robertson said he expects the U.S. economy is heading for a "doozy of a recession."

  • New Regulations? Food Industry Unlikely to Be Fazed Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 2:29 PM ET

    Tighter food regulations under consideration could benefit consumers and companies alike, as Congress looks to help the industry through a crisis in confidence driven by a spate of high-profile recalls.

  • Bernanke: Uncertainty 'Pervasive' for Fed Policymakers Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 10:43 AM ET

    Federal Reserve policymakers weigh a broad range of economic scenarios to determine the right moves on interest rates during times of uncertainty, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday.

  • Fed's Hoenig Says 'Wait and See' on Interest Rates Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 12:27 PM ET

    Federal Reserve policy maker Thomas Hoenig said on Wednesday he was open minded about the future direction of U.S. interest rates but was on alert for fallout from financial market woes.

  • Housing Slump Deepens, While Inflation Heats Up Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 3:09 PM ET

    Groundbreaking for new homes and permits for future building both hit a 14-year low last month, reviving worry about a deepening housing slump and fueling hopes for more interest-rate cuts.

  • Bernanke Spooks Investors With Market Outlook Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 1:51 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke, President Bush's top economic adviser, speaks in the Oval Office at the White House after Bush named him to take over the Federal Reserve from retiring Alan Greenspan, in Washington, Monday, Oct. 24, 2005. It was the third time in as many years the president has turned to the 51-year-old Bernanke for a sensitive post. Bush named him to the Fed board in 2002, then made him chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers earlier this year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spooked investors by saying a full recovery in financial markets may not happen right away.

  • Foreigners Dumped U.S. Assets in August Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 12:24 PM ET

    Foreign investors fled from U.S. assets in August as a meltdown in the U.S. subprime mortgage market triggered a global credit crunch, Treasury Department data showed on Tuesday.

  • Paulson: Housing Remains Drag on Economy, Markets Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 11:59 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson warned that the  housing correction would continue to hurt the economy and financial markets and called for assistance for homeowners.

  • Ben Bernanke's Speech Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 9:36 AM ET

    The text to a speech given by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on "The Recent Financial Turmoil and its Economic and Policy Consequences" on October 15, 2007 in New York City.

  • UK Sept. Inflation is Steady at 1.8% Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 8:28 AM ET

    Consumer prices in the United Kingdom rose 1.8 percent in September compared with a year earlier, unchanged from the previous month, the government said Tuesday.

  • Trichet Begs for Verbal Discipline on Euro Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 12:41 AM ET

    Verbal discipline is key for the smooth functioning of currency markets, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet tells CNBC Frankfurt correspondent Silvia Wadhwa in an exclusive interview, a veiled plea to European leaders to stand by the ECB.