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  • European Clearing House Warns Irish Bond Traders Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 6:28 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Fears over the health of the euro zone bond market intensified after one of Europe’s biggest clearing houses warned investors they could be compelled to stump up more money to trade in Ireland’s debt. The FT reports.

  • Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

    Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s beleaguered prime minister, blamed the media, the leftwing opposition and even the mafia for creating a scandal over his relationship with a teenage Moroccan belly-dancer, reports the Financial Times.

  • Schork Oil Outlook: How High Can Crude Go? Watch Dollar Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 12:56 PM ET

    With the Fed deciding to purchase another $600 billion of U.S. government debt ($100 billion above the market consensus), the question is, how much lower can the dollar go? In other words, how much higher can crude oil go?

  • Euro Strength Here to Stay; Gold to Hit $1,400: Charts Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 7:19 AM ET

    The euro's recent strength against the dollar is likely to continue and it could move back up to its January high against the greenback, Carol Harmer, chief market analyst for Mercury Forex and Charmer Charts, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Fed to Spend $600 Billion More To Help Boost US Economy Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 3:32 PM ET
    Sheet of US one hundred dollar bills

    The Federal Reserve launched a controversial new policy on Wednesday, committing to buy $600 billion more in government bonds by the middle of next year in an attempt to breathe new life into a struggling U.S. economy.

  • Portugal PM Blames Speculation for Rise in Bond Yields Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 8:58 AM ET
    Portugal

    José Sócrates, Portugal’s prime minister, has blamed an increase in government bond yields on “speculative movements”, saying growing pressure on the country’s borrowing costs had no economic justification. The Financial Times reports.

  • The Fed's Big Gamble: Here's What Could Go Wrong Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 7:29 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The Federal Reserve is about to take a huge risk in hopes of getting the economy steaming along again. Nobody is sure it will work, and it may actually do damage.

  • Mortgage

    Covered bonds, a financing tool that has been popular in Europe since the 18th century, are winning converts here as a new way to finance residential and commercial mortgages, reports the New York Times.

  • The Era of High Growth Is Over: Derivatives Expert Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 9:54 AM ET

    The times when developed economies grew at high rates are behind us and the next crisis will hit when people realize this, Satyajit Das, author of Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives told CNBC Tuesday.

  • These Stocks Are Better Than Bonds: Charts Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 7:43 AM ET

    Investors disappointed with the yield on government bonds should look to good-quality companies with strong dividends such as Deutsche Telekom and Nestle, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Tax Shortfalls Spur New Fear on Europe’s Recovery Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 10:06 AM ET

    Some EU countries face the prospect of missing the budget deficit targets forced upon them this year by impatient bond investors, as tax revenue missed projections. The New York Times reports.

  • Three Potential Consequences of ‘Currency War’ Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 2:10 PM ET

    Fears of a "currency war," in which countries devalue their currencies to gain a trade advantage, dominated headlines last week ahead of the weekend meetings in South Korea of the finance ministers from the 20 leading economies that make up the Group of 20 (G-20).

  • Farrell: G20 Follow—Why Bother? Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 10:21 AM ET

    A decaf latte with skim milk and artificial sweetener is called, in some places, a why bother. No caffeine, no fat, no sugar—why bother? It would be too much to say the meeting of the G20 finance ministers this past weekend was a complete why bother, but, in my eyes, close to it.

  • Luxury In Thrall to the Currency War Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 6:58 AM ET
    Louis Vuitton Store

    The currency wars that are dominating the attention of the world’s central bankers are also playing out in the niche world of luxury goods.

  • The dollar may be set to rise as currency wars bring more controls on flows of capital and a rise in protectionism, David Bloom, currency strategist at HSBC, told CNBC.

  • Grab Health-Care Stock in Niche Markets: Analyst Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 10:54 AM ET

    Investing in health-care stocks that occupy a niche position in a growing market is a solid bet, Vadim Alexandre, health-care analyst at Daniel Stewart told CNBC on Friday.

  • As Dollar’s Value Falls, Currency Conflicts Rise Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 6:19 AM ET

    Fast-growing nations like Thailand are trying to devalue their exchange rates to bolster their export-driven economies, reports the New York Times.

  • Halftime: Beige Book To Confirm Or Deny Rally Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 1:16 PM ET

    Info in the Beige Book, released later today, could be the key catalyst behind the market's next big move!

  • S&P 'Has to Come Lower'; Below 1,109 Likely: Charts Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 6:35 AM ET

    The S&P 500 is set to decline over the next two weeks and could fall below 1,109 points, Carol Harmer, director of Charmer Charts, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Bank Balance Sheets 'Full of Rotten Stuff': Jim Rogers Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 6:00 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    The problems banks have with mortgages will take a long time to be solved and bank stocks are not attractive despite the recent drop in price following fears over problems with foreclosures, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Wednesday.