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  • Why Sovereign Debt Pain Has Only Just Started Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 9:45 AM ET
    What's Next?

    The rise in Greek yields is a clear warning markets are in the mood to 'punish any country that takes creditors for granted. '

  • Proposed Bank Rules Surprised Many Around the World Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 2:37 PM ET

    The proposed new banking rules here in the U.S. caught many international bankers off guard and were one of the most prominent topics of discussion at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • World Financial Leaders Focus on Budget Crises Saturday, 6 Feb 2010 | 9:34 AM ET
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    Amid fears that go-it-alone moves such as President Barack Obama's plan to break up big banks will further hamper the fledging economic recovery, finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of Seven major industrial countries meet.

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    Global shares slid to three-month lows Friday, but the US market recovered in late trading, while the dollar and Treasurys rose.

  • Farrell: Dancing the Potomac Two Step Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 8:37 AM ET

    Why would you ever want to be President? Everyone who comes to the job does so with some vision and dream and quickly has to learn how to dance the dance if anything is to be done. It's harder now than ever with the accumulated debt we have built up.

  • Head Fake, Or More Pain To Come? Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 1:23 PM ET

    Catch me if you've heard this one before. A global crisis emerges from some obscure country, and the VIX surges by some mind-boggling amount.

  • Busch: US Crisis Lesson For Europe Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 10:57 AM ET

    Case in point, it seems the IMF is the only body that may have the legal capability to assist these countries in their time of need. This reminds me of something, what is it?

  • How Critical Is the Fed’s Independence? Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 2:22 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    There are some who blame the Fed for missing warnings signs leading up to the financial crisis; others have said the Fed caused the crisis with its “easy-money” policies.

  • Vote on Dr. Doom's New Nickname Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 9:12 AM ET
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  • In Davos, Regulators Tell Bankers New Rules Coming Saturday, 30 Jan 2010 | 8:23 AM ET
    Government Regulation

    Government regulators from the U.S. and Europe laid out their financial reform plans Saturday before a skeptical banking industry, asking financiers for input but adamant that change was coming with or without their support.

  • Greece Is The Word Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 5:36 PM ET

    It seems like such a small and picturesque nation. Why are the financial concerns of Greece on every investor's lips?

  • Farrell: Time For A Correction? Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 8:56 AM ET

    The market needs a correction after a 60% gain from last March and the news of the day Thursday was that Greece was looking for some help.

  • Lagarde on Euro Zone: No Way Out and No Bailout Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 6:50 AM ET
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    Euro zone member states must meet their commitments on budget stability and cannot be bailed out by the euro zone, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde told CNBC in Davos on Friday.

  • Stiglitz: Regulate Banks. Now. Everywhere. Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 5:55 AM ET
    Davos, Switzerland

    Officials in Davos should try to reach a global consensus about the need for a new regulatory regime for banks, Nobel Prize laureate Joseph Stiglitz told CNBC Friday.

  • Others Will Follow Greek Debt Tragedy: Niall Ferguson Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 3:24 AM ET
    Davos, Switzerland

    The world debt overhang is threatening the world recovery, because markets will realize at some point how risky it is and the yields on bonds will increase, Niall Ferguson, professor of history at Harvard University, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Roubini: Asset Bubble Is Beginning Now Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 6:38 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    Withdrawing economic stimuli and tightening monetary policy are difficult choices, but asset bubbles are cropping up, Nouriel Roubini told CNBC in Davos.

  • Euro Will Be Here Forever: ECB's Weber Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 5:08 AM ET
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    The European Central Bank will start phasing out the measures it took to boost liquidity at the height of the crisis and it cannot cater to the needs of individual countries with problems, Axel Weber, ECB governing council member, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Debt of PIGS Weighs On European Union Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:24 AM ET
    ** FILE ** Euro coins fall out of the hands of a person in Frankfurt, central Germany, Feb. 4, 2007. The euro set an all-time high against the dollar Friday, April 27, 2007, buying US$1.3682 as fears about a U.S. economic slowdown mounted amid signs of weak growth. L(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    The budget problems of EU members Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain have made the unflattering acronym, PIGS, common parlance in global economic circles, such as that of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week.

  • Slash and Burn: How Ireland Is Cutting Spending Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 9:15 AM ET
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    The country's budget slashes pay in the public sector and is now being seen as the model that countries such as Greece need to mimic.

  • Fire 'Overpaid' Air Traffic Controllers: Ryanair CEO Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 6:10 AM ET

    Ireland's government should be tougher on striking "overpaid" public workers if it wants to help the country get out of the economic recession, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary told CNBC Thursday.