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  • France, Germany Clash Over Banking Union Plan Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 7:59 AM ET

    Germany and France publicly clashed on Tuesday over plans to put the European Central Bank in charge of supervising banks, deepening a dispute over the scope of the ECB's powers that threatens to undermine one of Europe's boldest reforms.

  • Greece has hired Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley to conduct a voluntary buy back of its debt, a senior finance ministry official told Reuters.

  • Why All Is Not Lost for Greece, or the Euro...Yet Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 3:45 AM ET

    Greece’s international lenders once again failed to reach an agreement on how to bring down its debt levels, delaying the release of vital aid to Athens and pushing the euro lower. Yet all is not lost for Greece and the single currency, analysts told CNBC.

  • Trouble Brewing for Euro as Greece Worries Grow Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 10:57 PM ET

    The euro, which hit a two-month low against the dollar on Tuesday as hopes that Greece would receive essential aid soon, faces further losses as concern about Greece’s future grow, currency analysts warn.

  • State-Owned Enterprises: The State Advances Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 10:04 AM ET

    The state’s grip on the economy has been tightening. Could foreign pressure persuade the new leadership to reverse course?

  • Will Spain Finally Give Markets What They Want? Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 2:32 AM ET

    Will they or won’t they? That’s the big question markets have been asking about Spain for the past few weeks—whether the country will ask for a credit line from Europe’s rescue fund and trigger a bond-buying program by the European Central Bank (ECB).

  • Zeti Akhtar Aziz, governor of Bank Negara Malaysia

    Malaysia, which refused bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during the Asian financial crisis, says Greece should be given more time to implement reforms and clean up its finances, otherwise an overly-stringent austerity drive could push the country into a prolonged recession and make recovery even more unlikely.

  • US-China Trade Spat Has 'More Bark Than Bite': Lamy Sunday, 23 Sep 2012 | 9:31 PM ET
    Chinese president Hu Jintao (R) talks to Pascal Lamy (L), the Director-General of the WTO.

    A dispute between the U.S. and China over illegal trade practices, which has sparked worries over a potential trade war between the world’s two largest economies, has “more bark than bite”, according to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Director General Pascal Lamy.

  • Why Europe Needs to Do More Than Cut Interest Rates Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 10:31 PM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank needs to go beyond lowering interest rates – which has already been priced in by markets – to boost growth and authorities may be better off ramping up their asset-purchasing programs instead, economists tell CNBC.

  • Ultrapure Cerium

    China’s dominance over rare earths supply could be challenged in the coming years as investors pour money into exploration outside China, says the CEO of Canadian rare earths miner Quest Rare Minerals.

  • WTO Action Will Not Solve Rare Earths Supply Woes: Pro Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 3:17 AM ET
    Ultrapure Cerium

    A day after the United States, the European Union and Japan filed a joint complaint to the World Trade Organization against China’s export restrictions on strategic rare earth metals, the President of  exploration firm U.S. Rare Earths tells CNBC that the trade case will not help solve current supply issues.

  • World’s Most Polluted Countries Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 12:50 AM ET
    Emerging nations around the world are often heralded for their fast growth, but we don’t often hear about the downsides of that rapid development.The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries. Almost all the worst offenders are either major oil and gas producers, or emerging economies that are growing rapidly.The WHO study looked at air quality in 91 countries, measured by t

    The World Health Organization recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries.

  • Global Crisis 'May Not Be Over Yet': OECD Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 10:55 AM ET

    The US and Japan “have yet to produce credible medium-term plans” to stabilize their debt, while other countries need to provide more clarity on how their fiscal consolidation targets will be met, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2011 Economic Outlook, which says that risks to the global recovery remain significant.