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  • Chaos in Yemen Drives Economy to Edge of Ruin Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 2:47 AM ET
    Yemenis take part in an anti-government demonstration against President Ali Abdullah Saleh

    Even as Yemen’s political crisis deepens, the country is on the brink of an economic collapse so dire it could take years to recover, and hobble efforts to rebuild its fragmented society, the New York Times reports.

  • Moody's Reveals Huge Taxpayer Subsidy for Banks Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 3:44 PM ET

    The news that Moody’s is reviewing the debt ratings of Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citigroup shows how dependent these banks have been on the invisible and unwilling support of the American taxpayer.

  • It all turns on the criteria that make up the ten categories in our point system and this year has brought some interesting changes. Here's the rundown.

  • Bailiffs From Brussels Not Welcome in Athens: Analyst Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 8:32 AM ET

    The Greek people's reaction to the implemented austerity measures should not be ignored, warned Alastair Newton, managing director and senior political analyst at Nomura.

  • Disappointing UK Manufacturing Fuels Recovery Fears Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 3:28 AM ET

    The latest numbers for UK manufacturing showed a continued weakening, prompting concerns that the economic recovery is likely to be more protracted than forecasts have suggested.

  • China Land Price Fall Threatens Local Finances Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 9:44 PM ET
    Apartment buildings in Liaoning Province, China.

    If recent land auctions across China are anything to go by, then Beijing’s efforts to cool the country’s sizzling residential property market are finally beginning to work after a year of moral suasion and threats to local governments, banks and developers. The FT reports.

  • Morici: Lessons from Euroland for the United States Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    Greece’s finances are out of control. Its bonds are downgraded to junk; and without a German and European Central Bank bailout, it will be forced to restructure its debt. The United States is losing control of its finances too, and bond rating agencies have threatened to downgrade its debt.

  • DP World Starts Trading in London Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 6:44 AM ET

    DP World, Dubai’s global port operator, began trading on the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday as the company seeks to tap into global liquidity.

  • IMF Not Paying Greek Tranche Seems Certain: Report Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 3:16 AM ET
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen in Washington, DC.

    It seems certain the IMF will not pay its share of an aid tranche to Greece at end-June but the global lender is seen taking part in a new programme, a German newspaper reported on Wednesday without quoting any sources.

  • Greece: Tax Cuts or Crackdown on Tax Cheats? Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 1:45 AM ET
    Greece

    As the race for a new bailout for Greece continues, one of the main bones of contention between opposition politicians and the Greek government is tax.

  • Wheat field

    The prices of staple crops will more than double in 20 years, unless fundamental changes are made to the international food system, warns the international charity Oxfam.

  • Are UK Banks Healthy or Not? Analysts Clash Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 7:03 AM ET
    A woman leaves a branch of Barclays Bank in central London, Monday, April 23, 2007. ABN Amro NV and Barclays PLC announced Monday they have agreed to merge, in the largest cross-border combination in European banking history. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Investors should buy UK banks now while they are cheap as their share prices will rise significantly over the next two years, a report published by Societe Generale said; but other analysts contradicted this view because of the gloomy economic outlook.

  • Will Return of 95% Mortgages Boost UK Homebuilders? Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 6:28 AM ET
    Construction worker in New York City.

    British homebuilders and mortgage lenders are considering making it easier for first-time buyers to get the 95 percent mortgages which many believe contributed to the credit crisis, in a move that risks sparking a wave of criticism.

  • No UK Rate Rise Until Recovery Secured, Bank Told Monday, 30 May 2011 | 6:10 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    The Bank of England (BoE) was warned by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) on Monday that raising interest rates before November risked damaging the recovery of the UK economy.

  • Being a New Face Will Help Me Beat Obama: Pawlenty Friday, 27 May 2011 | 12:03 PM ET

    Republican presidential contender Tim Pawlenty said he can unite the party and defeat President Obama in 2012.

  • 62% Top Tax Rate Coming?     Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 7:45 PM ET

    Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary, and Steve Moore, WSJ, discuss whether a 62% tax rate could be on the way.

  • Cuts Threatening UK Economic Recovery: OECD Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 8:41 AM ET
    British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House July 20, 2010 in Washington, DC.

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) warned the British government on Thursday that it must ease the pace of deficit reduction or risk damaging the recovery of the UK economy.

  • UK's Cable Sees New Economic Bomb Going Off: Report Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 7:08 AM ET

    The UK has failed to make enough structural changes to its economic model to avoid another financial crisis, Vince Cable, the UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills told the New Statesman magazine.

  • Maple Group Goes Hostile With TMX Bid Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 1:32 AM ET
    Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    A group of Canadian banks and pension funds said on Wednesday it will take its C$3.6 billion ($3.7 billion) bid for TMX Group directly to shareholders after the exchange operator rejected the bid in favor of a friendly offer from the London Stock Exchange.

  • Can Silicon Valley Save California?     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 2:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on all the new money and millionaires the recent tech IPO frenzy has created, and whether taxes on the added wealth will help California with its budget problems.

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