• A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set to rise on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street, as encouraging weekly U.S. jobless data boosted confidence about a recovery in the labor market.

  • More Social Unrest, Currencies Turmoil: Jim Rogers Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 3:59 AM ET
    International investor Jim Rogers

    More social and political turmoil is likely in the future so commodities prices will continue rising, renowned investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC.

  • European Shares to Open Lower; Eyes on Trichet Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 2:22 AM ET

    European shares were expected to slip in opening trade on Thursday, with a recent rally losing steam as investors stayed cautious.

  • Jean-Claude Trichet

    Like a warning curl of smoke, inflation talk is working its way through financial markets.

  • Bernanke, BLS Lie About Inflation: Dr. Doom Faber Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 8:19 AM ET

    Global inflation is far higher than official statistics reveal, Marc Faber, editor and publisher of the “Gloom, Boom and Doom” report told CNBC on Wednesday, with increases in the cost of living amounting to between five and eight percent in the United States and just below that in Europe.

  • Commentary: The Crisis Catapulted Us in the Future Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 5:20 AM ET
    Financial Crisis

    Did the financial crisis change very much? That was the FT's Martin Wolf's question as he went to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos last week. The answer is: yes. Above all, it has accelerated the arrival of our future.

  • Spain Confident Demand for Bonds Is Strong: Campa Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 4:33 AM ET

    The Spanish government is ready to implement further austerity measures to defend this year's budget deficit target and is confident that demand for Spanish bonds will stay strong, Jose Manuel Campa, Secretary of State for the Economy, told CNBC.

  • A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set to rise on Wednesday, tracking advances on Wall Street and in Japan and extending gains from the previous session.

  • A youth with an Egyptian flag painted on his face stands in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.

    With the Middle East in the background, financial markets are turning their attention to Friday's jobs report and other U.S. economic data slated for this week.

  • 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.

  • European Shares to Open Higher; BP Resumes Dividends Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 2:07 AM ET

    Financial bookmakers predicted gains for the leading European benchmark indexes on Tuesday, with the focus seen shifting back to the economic outlook and company earnings.

  • Protestors hold an anti-President Hosni Mubarek sign in Tahrir Square during afternoon anti-government protests in central Cairo, Egypt.

    Tuesday's "million" person march in Egypt could keep the heat on oil prices, which have gushed nearly 8 percent in two sessions.

  • Protests in Egypt Expose Rift Between Rich and Poor Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 7:36 AM ET
    Egyptian demonstrators shout slogans next to burning police vehicles in Cairo on January 28, 2011.

    Some accuse the Mubarak government of deliberately fanning class tensions to create demands for the restoration of its brutal security state. But such resentments have built up here for nearly a decade. The NYT reports.

  • Egypt Protests Negative for Growth: Nouriel Roubini Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 6:15 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini guest hosts Squawk Box on CNBC.

    Risks that the troubles in Egypt may spread have increased and the uprisings have a negative effect on growth, as well as contributing to higher prices, economist Nouriel Roubini said.

  • 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.

  • Europe’s Banks Hint at Return to Health Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 4:59 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Europe’s banking system is returning to health amid signs that financial institutions are no longer hoarding cash, according to key indicators, reports the Financial Times.

  • European Shares Set to Fall on Egypt Worries Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 2:13 AM ET
    Traders sit in front of their screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set to fall on Monday as concerns grew the Egyptian anti-government protests could spark instability elsewhere in the Middle East.

  • Protestors stand with a soldier as he waves an Egyptian flag on an army tank in Tahrir Square on January 29, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

    The U.S. dollar is finding a firmer footing in a flight-to-safety play and may do so as long as Egypt remains in turmoil. The path after that, however, is less clear.

  • Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak throw fire bombs at police in Suez on January 27, 2011.

    Unrest in Egypt has replaced Europe's debt crisis as a flash point for markets, and any unfolding developments there will no doubt affect trading in the week ahead.