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  • Germans Losing Patience with Picking Up Tab Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 1:45 AM ET

    The German public opinion is increasingly against the idea of paying to save the weaker euro zone periphery member countries, Erik Nielsen, chief European economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC.

  • As Big Vote Nears, Bailout Looms for Portugal Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 1:42 AM ET

    With Portugal’s main opposition Social Democrats (PSD) announcing they will vote Wednesday against a raft of new austerity measures proposed by Prime Minister Jose Socrates, analysts expect the country will have no choice but to seek a bailout from Europe.

  • Finland Holds Key to Euro Zone ‘Grand Bargain’ Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 3:08 AM ET
    Finland

    When European Union leaders gather in Brussels at the end of the week to finalise a much-anticipated “grand bargain” to solve their debt crisis, the eyes of the financial markets will be focused on an unlikely place: Finland, reports the Financial Times.

  • Where Will Warren Buffett Hide From Goldman Sachs? Sunday, 20 Mar 2011 | 8:23 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    "I'm on my way to an unknown destination in Asia where I'm going to look for a cave," Warren Buffett  joked. "If the U.S. Armed forces can't find Osama bin Laden in 10 years, let Goldman Sachs try to find me."

  • Deadline Set for EU Countries' Failing Banks Plan Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 12:55 AM ET

    European governments must put in place emergency bank recapitalization mechanisms within the next three months, according to the chairman of the new pan-European banking regulator, the Financial Times reports.

  • Citigroup Tops List of Banks Who Received Federal Aid Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 1:05 AM ET
    Uncle Sam taking money out of your wallet

    The bank that exposed the federal government to the greatest potential loss during the government bailout was Citigroup, which received a grand total of $476.2 billion in cash and guarantees, according to a new report of the Congressional Oversight Panel which oversees the TARP program.

  • Big Deadline Facing Spain's Nervous Savings Banks Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 12:57 AM ET

    New rules capital requirement for banks in Spain come into force on Thursday and Spain's vulnerable savings banks are looking around for any extra cash.

  • ECB Helped Fuel Irish Bubble, Says Ex-PM Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 11:57 PM ET

    The European Central Bank was guilty of a “major failure of supervision” in not restraining lenders from fueling the property bubble in Ireland, says a former prime minister, the Financial Times reports.

  • Treasury Recoups $2.7 Billion in Ally Financial Sale Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 6:22 PM ET
    Treasury Building

    The Treasury Department says it has sold trust preferred securities the government held in Ally Financial for $2.7 billion, the latest step in its efforts to recoup the costs of the $700 billion financial bailout.

  • Wall Street Securitization Machine Back Into Gear? Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 6:24 AM ET

    In the last few weeks, a number of big banks have successfully bundled and sold new securities backed by commercial real estate loans. The NYT Reports.

  • Irish Voters Set to Take Revenge on Ruling Party Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 6:23 AM ET
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    Ireland goes to the polls on Friday in a general election expected to sweep the ruling coalition from power – the first defeat for a eurozone government since the onset of the debt crisis.

  • Ireland's Leading Party Wants New Bailout Terms Monday, 21 Feb 2011 | 6:09 AM ET
    protestors irish prime ministers office

    The leading party in Ireland's national election campaign wants to spread the pain from the nation's bank collapse to investors in bank bonds.

  • When to Buy A Bank Stock? Cramer's 2 Criteria Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 7:55 PM ET

    BB&T has both elements, so Cramer chats with CEO Kelly King.

  • TARP Makes Future Bailouts More Likely: Top Official Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 4:21 PM ET

    One of the most significant legacies of TARP is that it has increased the chance  of more bailouts,  Neil Barofsky, the government program’s special inspector general, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Lewis said he found it “amazing” that the Irish government has “socialized” the banks—some $80 billion in senior and subordinated debt—and made it the financial responsibility of Irish taxpayers, who didn’t create it.

  • ECB Halts Emergency Purchases of Bonds Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 4:52 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank suspended its emergency purchases of euro zone government bonds last week as the debt crisis eased, allowing it to focus on combating rising inflation, reports the Financial Times.

  • Business Leaders See Euro Zone Break-Up Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 5:59 AM ET
    Euro bills

    An overwhelming majority of business and financial leaders from around the world think there is a chance that one or more eurozone countries will leave monetary union over the next three years, reports the Financial Times.

  • SunTrust Secondary Coming Sooner Than You Think Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 7:23 PM ET

    Analysts are saying the end of March, but Cramer wants investors ready long before that.

  • 2010 Budget Deficit to Hit $1.5 Trillion: CBO Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 11:31 AM ET
    US Capitol Building with cash

    New budget estimates released Wednesday predict the government's deficit will hit almost $1.5 trillion this year, a new record.

  • Citigroup Warrants Bring In $312.2 Million Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 8:46 AM ET
    Treasury Building

    The Treasury Department says it has received $312.2 million from the sale of warrants it held in Citigroup. The sale was the government's latest effort to recoup costs from the $700 billion financial bailout.

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