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  • Bank of England in Rate Stalemate Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 9:23 AM ET

    UK interest rates are expected to remain on hold at 5 percent when the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee announces its decision Thursday, as fear of inflation prevents aggressive cuts that could boost Britain’s weakening economy, analysts told CNBC.com.

  • European Central Bank Rate Decision Timeline Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 9:22 AM ET

    This is a timeline of the European Central Bank's rate decisions from 2007 to date.

  • Fed's Hoenig Warns Inflation Must Not Get Too High Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 2:56 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve must be ready to raise benchmark interest rates in a timely manner given the "troublesome" inflation outlook, Kansas City Fed President Thomas Hoenig said Tuesday.

  • Paulson Says Markets Emerging From Crunch: WSJ Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 10:10 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said U.S. financial markets are emerging from the credit crunch that many economists believe has pushed the country to the brink of recession, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  • Martin Feldstein

    Martin Feldstein, head of  the National Bureau of Economic Research, told CNBC: "the odds are we will slide into a recession."

  • Dollar Slips on Fannie Results; Risk Appetite Drops Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 9:19 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar extended declines against the euro and a basket of six major currencies for a second day Tuesday after earnings results from Fannie Mae came in weaker than expected.

  • A View from the Top: What the CEOs are Saying Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 7:38 AM ET

    Chief executives from around Europe discussed their companies' earnings, opportunities and the challenges they face in 2008 with CNBC Europe Tuesday.

  • Australia Trade Deficit Narrows on Mineral Exports Monday, 5 May 2008 | 10:36 PM ET

    Australia's trade deficit narrowed by more than expected in March as mineral exports rebounded from supply disruptions, while a coming price bonanza could mean a long-awaited return to surpluses is not far away.

  • High Foreclosure Rates Hurt Broad Economy: Bernanke Monday, 5 May 2008 | 9:10 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Monday said conditions in mortgage markets remain strained, posing a threat to the economy, and urged steps be taken to prevent home foreclosure where possible

  • Dollar and Euro

    The U.S. dollar slipped Monday against the euro but edged up against the British pound ahead of European Central Bank and Bank of England meetings later this week.

  • Asia Fears Lost Decade, Unrest from Food Price Shock Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 11:09 PM ET

    Soaring food prices may throw millions of Asians back into poverty, undo a decade of gainsand stoke civil unrest, regional leaders said as they urged a boost to agricultural production to meet rising demand

  • Australia Inflation Gauge Hits New Highs in April Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 10:21 PM ET

    A private measure of Australian inflation hit new highs in April as households paid more for health, fuel and rent, keeping upward pressure on interest rates just a day before a central bank policy meeting.

  • Bush Says Rebate Checks Will Boost Ailing Economy Saturday, 3 May 2008 | 6:40 PM ET

    President Bush sought to assure Americans Saturday that federal checks en route to them as part of a stimulus plan will help spur the ailing economy and pay for soaring gas and food prices.

  • Dollar at 2-Month High Vs. Yen, Cheered by Data Friday, 2 May 2008 | 2:02 PM ET

    The dollar climbed to two-month peaks against the yen and a basket of currencies on Friday after a government report showed the U.S. economy shed just 20,000 jobs in April, fewer than economists had expected.

  • Fresh off its strongest month in nearly a year, the dollar looks set to extend its rally next week on signs the Fed is on hold after seven months of aggressive interest rate cuts.

  • Consumer Bankruptcies Soar Nearly 48% in April Friday, 2 May 2008 | 11:36 AM ET
    debt collector

    Bankruptcy filings by U.S. consumers jumped 47.7 percent in April from one year ago as families cope with fallout from the subprime mortgage crisis, the American Bankruptcy Institute said.

  • Jobs Report Fuels Hopes Economy Has Hit Bottom Friday, 2 May 2008 | 10:50 AM ET
    Manufacturing Cars

    Fewer U.S. jobs were lost in April than economists feared and the unemployment rate  improved, raising hopes an economic downturn was not gathering steam.

  • Factory Orders Jump in March, Beating Forecasts Friday, 2 May 2008 | 10:10 AM ET

    New orders at U.S. factories jumped a much stronger than expected 1.4 percent in March, and durable goods orders for the month rose a revised 0.1 percent, a government report showed.

  • Australia Retail Sales Flattered by Rising Prices Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 10:47 PM ET

    Australian retail sales rose more than expected in March, sending the local dollar higher, but much of the rise was due to consumers having to pay more for food and was not taken as a revival in consumption.

  • Friday's Jobs Report Likely To Bring More Bad News Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 4:44 PM ET

    Investors are anticipating another gloomy reading on U.S. employment on Friday, though market reaction may be somewhat muted.