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  • 'Insolvent' Portugal Will Soon Plead for Help: Citi Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 7:58 AM ET

    The euro zone debt crisis has been playing second fiddle to the US-led rise in global bond yields over the last month. Tax reform led to a sharp rise in US yields and other markets followed, but the ongoing crisis in Europe could again be dominating investor attention, according to Citi Chief Economist Willem Buiter.

  • Austerity measures put in place by peripheral euro zone countries will eventually bear fruit, but going forward bond investors will have to start getting used to taking losses on their principal, Erik Nielsen, the Chief European Economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC Friday.

  • PIGS Debt Riskier Than Iraq, CDS Prices Show Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 3:59 AM ET

    Greece has become the world's riskiest borrower in the fourth quarter of 2010, surpassing Venezuela, while Spain, Portugal and Ireland were riskier than Iraq.

  • European Shares to Pause Ahead of US Jobs Report Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 2:03 AM ET

    European shares were set to pause after a brisk rally this week, with investors reluctant to take large positions ahead of a U.S. job report that will shed more light on the recovery.

  • Cash-Strapped Greece Cracks Down on Fun Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 7:42 AM ET

    The Greek government announced Thursday it is shutting down bars and nightclubs in Athens that are guilty of tax offenses in an effort to put more teeth into revenue collection.

  • Bear Case for Crisis Round II Is Wrong: Strategist Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 7:24 AM ET

    Fears of a second round of the financial crisis are misplaced and investors shouldn't bank on another tranche of quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve, Guy Monson, managing partner & CIO at Sarasin & Partners, told CNBC Thursday.

  • UK Services PMI Hits 20-Month Low in Dec. Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 7:18 AM ET

    Large swathes of Britain's service sector suffered their first fall in output since April 2009 last month, a major survey showed on Thursday, pointing to a sharp slowdown in economic growth at the end of 2010.

  • Europe's Austerity Approach 'Clearly Wrong': Stiglitz Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 7:01 AM ET
    Joseph Stiglitz

    The euro zone's strategy of slashing spending to reduce debt in the wake of the credit crisis is "clearly wrong" and is likely to be counterproductive for the region’s economic growth, Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, told CNBC Thursday.

  • European Stocks Expected to Follow Wall Street Higher Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 2:01 AM ET

    European shares were set to edge higher on Thursday, after Wall Street reversed early losses following upbeat U.S. data on jobs creation and services sector growth.

  • December chain store sales and weekly jobless claims top the list of what traders will be watching Thursday.

  • Will Swiss Central Bankers Destroy The Euro? Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 1:11 PM ET
    Euros at an angle

    When the Swiss central bank confirmed today that it has excluded Irish government debt from a list of assets considered eligible as collateral for its repo transactions, it created broader worries about the exposure of other eurozone nations to decisions from Alpine bankers.

  • Eurozone Sovereign Debt: A Menu of Bad Options Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 11:35 AM ET

    Welcome to the world of European sovereign debt restructuring proposals — where politicians dream of making the world other than it is by act of Parliament.

  • China Tightening Will 'Get Much Worse': Strategist Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 5:27 AM ET

    China is nowhere near seeing the end of inflation and the amount of monetary tightening it will have to implement will surprise the markets, Arjuna Mahendran, head of investment strategy at HSBC Private Bank told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Swiss Central Bank Excludes Irish Bonds as Collateral Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 5:00 AM ET
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    The Swiss central bank confirmed it has excluded Irish government debt from a list of assets considered eligible as collateral for its repo deals – operations under which it lends money against collateral.

  • European Shares to Track Losses in Commodities Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 2:02 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European stocks were seen retreating on Wednesday, losing ground for the first time this year, as heavyweight resource-related shares feel the pinch of a sell-off in commodity prices.

  • Commodities traders at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    The hot commodities trade caught a chill Tuesday and could continue to struggle in the short term as some excess is wrung from the markets.

  • Eurozone Inflation Considered Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 1:38 PM ET
    Euros at an angle

    The annualized rate of inflation in the Eurozone for December came in today at 2.2 percent.

  • Morning Note: Commodity Correction or Bubble Burst? Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 11:02 AM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on whether today's commodity sell-off is a sign of a deflating bubble or a temporary correction.

  • Supply-Side Obama? Trust but Verify Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 9:37 AM ET

    The past is not always a prologue to the future. But looking at some of the big winners and losers of 2010 does provide some strong hints of a positive 2011.

  • Currency Trade of the Week Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | 6:20 PM ET

    In this new segment, one of the market's top traders gives us the country where the fastest money in the world is moving next.