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  • A Generation to Descend Mount Everest of Debt: OECD Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 5:45 AM ET

    The debt crisis facing the developed world is big and will take a generation to resolve, Angel Gurria, Secretary General of the OECD, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Slower Growth for 'Inclusive' China Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 2:59 AM ET
    Great Wall of China

    The Chinese authorities find the short-termism of the US and Europe rather amusing. It is said that while the Americans use a watch to tell the time, the Chinese use a calendar. That probably does not do the Chinese long-term mind set justice, given the authorities' focus on five-year plans.

  • Ten Reasons UK Rates Will Not Rise Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 1:44 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, made it clear to the market on Wednesday that UK rates would have to rise at some point.

  • The Town Known as Terrorism Central Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 1:14 AM ET
    Osama bin Laden

    It will forever be known as the place where the United States finally caught up with Osama Bin Laden but the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad has been described as the country’s ‘Terrorism Central,’ according to the executive director of the Asia-Pacific Foundation.

  • Bank of England Raises Medium-Term Inflation Forecast Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 6:11 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    The Bank of England raised its medium-term inflation forecast to just under 2 percent in its May inflation report, potentially paving the way for a November rate rise.

  • Bahrain Expels Reuters Correspondent Amid Criticism Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 3:29 AM ET
    Young Indian Muslims pose with placards during a protest rally against the ongoing political turmoil in Bahrain, Libya, and Yemen.

    The Reuters correspondent in Bahrain, Frederik Richter, has been asked to leave the country amid what critics say are steps to stifle free reporting in the kingdom

  • Investor Appetite for Risk Boosts Goldman Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 1:22 AM ET
    Wall Street sign

    Goldman Sachs said its traders lost money on only one day in the last quarter, underlining how volatile markets and investors’ appetite for risk have helped revive Wall Street’s biggest source of revenue, reported the FT.

  • Kass on Housing Stocks  Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 5:16 PM ET

    Doug Kass, of Seabreeze Partners, says stocks will sell off this spring after home buyers turn out to be no shows, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.

  • Commodities Tomorrow  Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • At this time last year we were breathlessly awaiting the debut of Recovery Summer I, with expectations of sustained economic growth and signs of a strong recovery in the job market. Today, fresh off the advance screening of a strong April jobs report, anticipation is building for Recovery Summer 2, but the same questions that dogged RSI will still impact RS2.

  • Boehner Lays Down the Debt-Ceiling Gauntlet Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 10:36 AM ET
    John Boehner (R)

    Mr. Boehner is making this suggestion: Let’s say there’s a $2 trillion debt-limit increase proposed by the administration. In that case, there would have to be $2 trillion-plus in spending cuts in order to get Republican support. This is tough stuff.

  • Commodities Give a Lift, Euro Rumors Give Whiplash Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 9:44 AM ET

    Rumor time for the euro, good times for commodity currencies. Time for your daily FX Fix.

  • UK Example for Euro Periphery Countries: Osborne Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 5:58 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    Europe should help countries that are in trouble but these countries need to show that they are tackling their deficit problems themselves, like Britain has done, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne told CNBC in an interview Tuesday.

  • Greece Denies Report It Is Seeking New EU Aid Package Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 4:26 AM ET

    Greece on Tuesday denied a Dow Jones report that it expects a new aid package of nearly 60 billion euros ($85.71 billion) to deal with its debt crisis.

  • Crisis Is a Sideshow to European Success: Analyst Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 2:48 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    As far as Europe’s real economy is concerned, the problems on the periphery are just that, peripheral, according to Credit Suisse’s Robert Barrie.

  • Egypt Stocks Rebound After Clashes Monday, 9 May 2011 | 9:14 AM ET

    Egyptian stocks rebounded on Monday after deadly sectarian clashes in Cairo shook investors still uncertain about the recovery in the country’s security situation.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    Speculation over the weekend that Greece could leave the euro zone was “utterly unrealistic" and would be a “catastrophe” for the country and for the wider European Union, Yiannos Papantoniou, former Greek finance minister and president of the Centre for Progressive Policy Studies told CNBC on Monday.

  • Banks Could Absorb Greek Restructuring: SocGen CEO Monday, 9 May 2011 | 5:15 AM ET

    The boss of the French banking giant has told CNBC that the European banking sector could absorb a restructuring of Greek debt, whatever form it took.

  • Where’s the Beef, GOP? Friday, 6 May 2011 | 5:28 PM ET

    Are we headed for more political business as usual, where Republicans give up too much and get too little back in the debt-ceiling fight? Today’s papers are loaded with stories on the GOP giving up Paul Ryan’s Medicare-reform package. It’s being called “political reality.”

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook  Friday, 6 May 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman discusses the week's top business stories, including the massive commodities selloff, retail sales and the killing of Osama bin Laden.