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  • Chinese Economy Strong? Depends Who You Ask Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 6:39 PM ET
    China Trade

    It’s a week of dueling predictions for the Chinese economy—in a debate that pits the International Monetary Fund against one of the most successful investors in the hedge fund sector.

  • Could Stress Tests Be Europe's Last Chance? Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 4:30 PM ET

    Friday at noon, New York time, 91 banks in Europe will reveal how strong they would be if the region went back into recession over the next two years and the sovereign debt they hold plunged in value.

  • European Stress Tests Lacking in Details Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 2:39 AM ET

    Whereas critics of the US bank stress tests complained that there were too many details, the concern about European tests is that there are too few.

  • Bullish Investors Push Stocks Higher Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 6:13 PM ET

    A third straight day of gains had the bulls claiming victory over the bears. But how long will it last?

  • Japan Vulnerable to Debt Crisis in 5-10 Years: Rogoff Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 12:32 AM ET

    Japan is vulnerable to a sovereign debt crisis in five to 10 years from now, warned Kenneth Rogoff, former chief economist the International Monetary Fund.

  • Spain's Secretary of State for the Economy Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 3:37 PM ET
    Spain

    Moody’s Investors Service may cut Spain’s credit rating as much as two levels. The rating agency is currently reviewing Spain’s AAA foreign and local currency sovereign bond ratings. Spain continues to face fiscal challenges and falling growth expectations.

  • The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    Investors everywhere were stashing whatever money they had into anything that might provide safety. Reflecting on those terrifying days of yore, you might understand why so much buying pressure amid market panic may have driven yields so low, but what about now?

  • Busch: Bad Things Happening Around the Globe Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010 | 9:53 AM ET

    Stocks are dropping over concerns over Spanish bank funding, lower China growth, IMF warning on Austria, SF Fed warning on US states, and strikes in Europe.

  • US Needs to Stop Spending: Former IMF Economist Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | 11:17 AM ET

    The US needs to stop being the world spender of first and last resort, former IMF chief economist Raghuram G. Rajan told CNBC Monday.

  • Why Greece Would Rather Sell Islands than Default Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | 11:11 AM ET
    Swimming pool in Greece

    As reports resurface that Greece is considering selling leases to some of its islands to pay down debt, fears are growing that the euro zone member could restructure its debt over the summer months. But analysts disagree, saying this would be bad for German banks.

  • Kirkegaard: The Euro Is Safer than Ever – Here's Why Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 8:22 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    The argument is widely heard in Europe and elsewhere: If only Greece and other struggling euro-zone countries could let their currency depreciate, as other collapsing economies have done when hit by debt crises – in Asia and Latin America, for example.

  • European Markets Showing Strength Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 4:03 PM ET

    Another solid close for European bourses today, with many markets closing at or near session highs.

  • Kirkegaard: Why a Weaker Euro Would Not Help Greece Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 10:01 AM ET

    The argument is widely heard in Europe and elsewhere: If only Greece and other struggling euro-zone countries could let their currency depreciate, as other collapsing economies have done when hit by debt crises – in Asia and Latin America, for example.

  • Kirkegaard: The Importance of Exports In the Euro-Zone Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 9:48 AM ET
  • Debt Crisis May Cause Run on Europe Banks: Strategist Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 4:16 AM ET

    Coordinated liquidity measures and quantitative easing may have to return and banks could take another hit to their balance sheet because of the sovereign debt problems in the euro zone, according to Ashok Shah, the CIO at London & Capital.

  • Greek Disease in the House Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 4:09 PM ET

    Are we to believe that Obama will rescind the excess appropriations? Hardly. And since pay-go is dead, most of this new spending will not be offset. It will add to deficits and debt. It’s the Greek disease. The welfare state run amok. Right here at home.

  • Morici: Who Needs The Euro Anyway? Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 11:47 AM ET
    Euro coins

    Once upon a time, the European Economic Community-remember that quaint post-World War II institution-thrived without a single currency. A larger European Union can again, but it needs to jettison the fantasy that the benefits of capitalism can be accomplished without adequate incentives to work hard and invest.

  • Farrell: Prepare For A Counter-Trend Rally Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 11:53 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The Euro is in big danger. German patience, if it can be called that, will reach the limit. The US voter should realize we are bailing out the euro zone, and who signed up for that?

  • Busch: Germany Takes Critical Step Monday, 24 May 2010 | 10:38 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Merkel is showing the rest of Europe that they are serious about their own deficits and are serious about the rest of Europe following their lead.

  • Farrell: Trichet—A Vestal Virgin No More Monday, 24 May 2010 | 9:47 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    For a few happy years, European Central Bank head Jean-Claude Trichet looked down from Mt. Olympus—which is really his 35th floor office—and saw that all was good.