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  • Blog: Investors Beware, Sugar Rush Is Fading Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 12:12 AM ET

    Investors should be cautious and not just "buy the market"; many companies perform better in changing and changed economic circumstances and therefore as the sugar rush initiated in the first quarter of 2009 fades, this is the discipline that investors should once more return to.

  • What New Special Drawing Rights Could Mean For The Yuan Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 4:44 PM ET

    In case you haven't been paying attention to the IMF's proposals for changes to Special Drawing Rights - and really, who has been? - here are some reasons you should.

  • Egypt Youth Unemployment Was 'Time Bomb': IMF Head Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 3:47 AM ET
    IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    Youth unemployment in Egypt and Tunisia was a ticking "time bomb", IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn told CNBC Tuesday, adding that he had warned of such a situation developing back in the summer.

  • Commentary: The Sobering Truth About Portugal Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 2:02 PM ET
    lisbon portugal

    So, Portugal sold 1.2 billion euros of debt ($1.61 billion). Big deal. What does that prove? Surely in the context of sovereign debt, the amount is tiny. Moreover, Lisbon won't tell us who bought the paper.

  • lisbon portugal

    Despite denials by the Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates that the country will not be seeking financial aid from the IMF or the European Union, technical discussions are being held ‘quietly’ among European leaders about a possible bailout plan, the Portuguese newspaper Publico reported on its Web site.

  • Greece Borrowing Rates Hit New Record Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 6:02 AM ET

    Greek bond yields hit another record high Monday amid a broader flare-up in Europe's debt crisis and despite better than expected deficit reduction figures.

  • ECB Increases Intervention in Bond Markets Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 4:26 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank increased its intervention in government bond markets last week, indicating that the euro’s monetary guardian remained wary of an escalation of the eurozone debt crisis, reports the Financial Times.

  • No Safe Assets In 'Soft & Fluffy' Europe: Janjuah Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | 4:23 AM ET
    Flags of member states of the European Union.

    As German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy meet in the small German town of Freiburg to discuss their next move in the euro-zone debt crisis, the market is still questioning what International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Khan calls the EU’s "piecemeal" response.

  • Youth Employment Should Be a High Priority Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 2:31 AM ET
    Job Search

    Youth unemployment represents one of the most significant barriers to economic and social development throughout the world, John Studzinski is Senior Managing Director and Head of Financial Advisory at Blackstone says in this guest blog for CNBC.

  • Why Are Youth Unemployment Rates Higher? Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 2:27 AM ET
    Unemployment Line

    At the global level, the youth unemployment rate in 2009 was 2.7 times higher than the adult unemployment rate. In four of nine regions the ratio went beyond 3. Why are youth unemployment rates so much higher than adult rates?

  • How to Effectively Combat Youth Unemployment Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 2:26 AM ET
    Japanese job fair

    Youth joblessness around the globe is reaching crisis proportions, leaving as many as 100 million young people unable to find a job or lead productive and purposeful lives. The rise in youth unemployment also robs communities and countries of an historic opportunity to boost economic growth and prosperity.

  • Fighting Youth Unemployment With Mobile Phones Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 2:25 AM ET

    As young people who've suffered directly from long-term unemployment, we're sure of one thing: youth joblessness is a massive challenge—but one that can be overcome through innovation.

  • Cramer: Make Money—Believe in Ben Bernanke Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 3:30 PM ET

    A little faith can go a long way in this market.

  • Mohammed el Erian

    More European countries will need bailouts until policy makers address the underlying causes of their financial problems, which include too much government debt and not enough spending controls, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

  • 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.

  • Why Spain Is NOT Like Greece, Ireland, Portugal Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 5:33 AM ET

    Fortunately, the important news from Spain is good and the recent market punishment, which has seen sovereign spreads to Germany rise substantially, is unwarranted.

  • China Trumps Ireland In Commodities Selloff Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 3:42 PM ET

    Sure, commodities prices have been under pressure as concerns that Ireland's debt crisis will spread has weakened the Euro and strengthened the U.S. dollar index. But for energy and base metals in particular, the real story continues to be China.

  • In Bailouts, Spain Will Be 'the Biggie': Strategist Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 5:46 AM ET

    The biggest bailout the European Union will have to do if it comes to it will be Spain and it is worrying that there is not a set mechanism on how to go about it, Cornelia Meyer, CEO & Chairman, MRL Corporation, told CNBC Monday.

  • Did Austerity Manage to Save Eastern Europe? Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 10:09 AM ET

    CNBC went on the road this week to Central and Eastern Europe, a region that a year and a half ago was sending shockwaves through markets as some analysts were predicting its collapse.

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