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  • Scale of Currency Moves 'Unprecedented': Analyst Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 8:37 AM ET

    The scale of the swings in the currency markets is "unprecedented," looking at how quickly the dollar has declined in the last month, Derek Halpenny, European Head of Global Currency Research Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Norwegians Convicted for Outwitting 'Trading Robots' Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 5:29 AM ET

    The two men worked out how the computerized system would react to certain trading patterns – allowing them to influence the price of low-volume stocks. The FT reports.

  • Greek Bond Market Star Performer in Euro Zone Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 5:58 AM ET

    A combination of better data than expected, China’s pledge to buy the country’s bonds and hopes that international bail-out loans will be extended have boosted investor sentiment. The Financial Times reports.

  • Ireland Open to Letting Banks Renegotiate Debt Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 7:01 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Ireland has opened the door to a renegotiation with senior bondholders of its two nationalized banks despite previously opposing any such move. The FT reports.

  • Google Search

    The internet giant is using its vast database of web shopping data to construct the ‘Google Price Index’ – a daily measure of inflation. The Financial Times reports.

  • Bond Market at 'Extreme Danger Level': Strategist Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 9:34 AM ET

    A small rise in inflation may trigger a correction for the bond market, as too many investors have piled in, Roman Scott, managing director at Calamander Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • How Washington Pushed Europe to Save the Euro Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 4:57 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    This year’s rescue plans for Greece and the euro zone were driven partly by rising US anxiety about the risks to global financial stability stemming from Europe’s slowness to take action. The FT reports.

  • 'Animal Instincts' Dominate Euro Zone Bond Market Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 3:54 AM ET

    Investors in euro zone bond markets stand accused of letting “animal spirits” affect their judgment on the risk of a European debt default. The FT reports.

  • Cost of EU Rises, Even as Countries Make Cuts Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 4:52 AM ET
    People demonstrate to say ''no to austerity'', in Brussels. Police threw a ring of steel around EU headquarters as tens of thousands in a sea of banners from across Europe took to the streets in a worker backlash against painful spending cuts. The protest, the biggest such march since 2001 when 80,000 people invaded the Belgian capital, was timed to coincide with an EU plan to fine governments running up deficits.

    Despite mounting public protests across the Continent, an austerity drive unparalleled in modern, united Europe is building, reports the New York Times.

  • 10 Big Positives in This Market Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 7:57 PM ET

    Let the media come up with the negatives. Cramer? He’s focused on what’s going right.

  • With Greece hitting its marks on the financial bailout earlier this year, it is now taking steps to streamline business and investment processes to promote growth, the country’s finance minister, George Papaconstantinou, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Euro bills in hand

    The euro will keep rising and will likely end the year at up to $1.50, as the European Central Bank pursues a highly deflationary policy, despite buying euro-denominated bonds, economist Warren Mosler, founder and principal of broker/dealer AVM, told CNBC.com.

  • Can Rally Endure If Employers Keep Slashing Jobs? Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 5:51 PM ET

    The latest employment data doesn’t bode well for Friday's widely followed jobs report. Can the rally endure if employers slash more jobs?

  • Currency War? Why Countries Are Rushing to Devalue Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 2:37 PM ET

    While countries have different reasons for devaluing their currencies, one of the common threads is a desire to keep up with the cost of goods from other export-driven nations.

  • Commentary: That's Right, Blame the Germans Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 9:01 AM ET

    If there is any lesson the Germans should have learnt from two lost wars and the Great Depression, then it is that they must avoid inflation.

  • US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will call on emerging nations to show more flexibility on currencies in exchange for a greater say in international financial institutions, a Treasury official told CNBC Wednesday.

  • IMF Chief Warns on Exchange Rate Wars Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 6:31 AM ET
    IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned that governments are risking a currency war if they try to use exchange rates to solve domestic problems, reports the Financial Times.

  • Amid Austerity, Britain Keeps Welfare for Well-Off Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 6:19 AM ET

    Every week without fail Lucy Elkin, a comfortably middle-class mother of two small children, receives a £33.20 child benefit payment, or about $52, from the debt-plagued British government, reports the New York Times.

  • If a global double dip happens, the downside on corporate junk is much more daunting than it is for sovereign debt.

  • Stocks are set to close out the third quarter with the best quarterly performance in a year, but traders are wondering what October will bring after September's record-setting performance and outsized moves in commodities, bonds and the dollar.

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