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  • Tracking the rise of volatility  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 9:19 PM ET

    Jeff Carbone, Founder and Senior Partner at Cornerstone Financial Partners, says the divergence in central bank policies will likely fuel more volatility in financial markets.

  • Why Denmark won’t ‘pull a Switzerland’ Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:44 PM ET
    A Danish two krone coin

    After Switzerland's surprise move to unpeg its franc, speculators are eyeing Denmark's currency peg, but the Danes likely won't follow suit, analysts say.

  • Santelli: Not going anywhere quickly  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:37 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Guggenheim's Minerd: ECB QE will work if rates fall Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    Scott Minerd of Guggenheim Investment Management

    Scott Minerd of Guggenheim Partners thinks quantitative easing in Europe could work, but not for the reason you might think.

  • Greek vote results were 'hardly surprising'  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:10 AM ET

    Discussing the Greek elections, David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International, says he's "hardly surprised" by the election results.

  • Is the euro the Charlie Brown of currencies? Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 11:35 PM ET

    The euro may be the Charlie Brown of currencies. Like the comic character, it's under a cloud of negatives, with analysts tipping further downside.

  • Tracking the rise of economic nationalism  Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 7:13 PM ET

    As exemplified by the Swiss National Bank, individual countries are taking precautionary measures to avoid being impacted by global monetary policies, says Jimmy Koh, Economic-Treasury Research, UOB.

  • Keep up the good work, World Bank chief tells Modi Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 1:09 PM ET
    Jim Yong Kim, president of World Bank Group.

    Jim Yong Kim said at the World Economic Forum on Saturday that India's new prime minister is making "extremely promising" reforms.

  • Relax—it's all under control, officials tell Davos Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    Global policymakers and businessmen ended Davos optimistically, citing the effects of low oil prices and aggressive monetary policy in Europe.

  • 4 ways to play the currency wars Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:54 PM ET
    People queue outside a currency exchange office in Geneva, January 16, 2015.

    "Fast Money" traders looked at plays in exchange-traded funds that would yield gains with choppy currencies.

  • Euro, dollar to hit parity by 2016: Economist Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 4:36 PM ET

    Forces will push the euro to parity with the dollar as the euro zone looks to break through a period of sluggish growth, an analyst said.

  • The week that was: QE & the ECB  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:51 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. Stocks ended the week positive. Europe instituted a bond-buying boost. And is McDonald's poised for a comeback?

  • Are we in a currency war?  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 2:30 PM ET

    Central banks around the world are digging in for a protracted fight over currencies. CNBC asked experts what do to in the event of a full-blown currency war.

  • Santelli: Somewhat treading water  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Why European easing could disappoint the gold bugs Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:08 AM ET

    Investors often think of stimulative central bank policies as boosters for gold. But the ECB move could put a damper on the yellow metal.

  • Cooperation in Washington DOA? Not so fast Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:36 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) listens to President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Many pundits have written off cooperation between Obama and the GOP-controlled Congress. But not so fast, says Scott Paul.

  • It's downhill for US after Saudi king dies: Experts Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:38 PM ET

    The Saudis ultimately want higher oil prices, Again Capital partner John Kilduff tells CNBC after the death of King Abdullah.

  • Will ECB QE spur American-style growth?  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 4:50 AM ET

    At Davos, Christian Clausen, CEO of Nordea, discusses whether quantitative easing in Europe will feed into the real economy.

  • Greece will keep the euro  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 4:05 AM ET

    At Davos, Benoît Coeuré, executive board member of the European Central Bank, says that if the euro zone country want the ECB to buy their bonds, they need a European and IMF program.

  • 'Neither will win' from Greek election: Pro  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:45 PM ET

    Colin Chapman, President at Australian Institute of International Affairs in New South Wales, discusses his outlook for Greece as the nation heads into a general election that could determine whether it stays in the euro zone.

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