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  • Ireland Prepares for Make-or-Break Debt Auction Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 3:55 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Investors are anxiously waiting for Ireland's auction of longer-term government bonds later Tuesday to see whether demand for periphery euro-zone debt is still going strong despite fears that gripped markets Friday.

  • Dublin, Ireland

    A planned auction for Irish government bonds is likely to go ahead despite jitters concerning the country's banks and debt that roiled markets Friday, analysts said Monday.

  • Irish Debt Trepidation Roils Markets - Again Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 10:32 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Irish stocks fell Friday, dragged down by weak banking shares while the cost of insuring the country's sovereign debt soared to a new record high after analyst comments brought the former Celtic tiger's banking sector problems back into the limelight.

  • Crescenzi: Central Banks and Gold Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 9:53 AM ET
    Gold

    An article published in the Financial Times Wednesday discusses a forecast by GFMS, a consultancy, which believes that the world’s central banks will purchase 15 tonnes of gold on a net basis this year, the first net purchase since 1988, according to GFMS. Central banks for a number of years have been liquidating their gold stockpiles in favor of holding paper currencies such as the U.S. dollar.

  • Young Greeks Seek Options Elsewhere Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 5:47 AM ET

    In two weeks, Alexandra Mallosi, 29, will be packing her bags and leaving the quiet Athens suburb of Holargos for Abu Dhabi to start a job as a hotel sales manager. It was not a tough decision, reports the New York Times.

  • Give Private Sector Chance to Innovate: Tony Blair Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 2:15 PM ET

    Governments that bolstered their countries’ ailing institutions impacted by the financial crisis need to step back and give the private sector a chance to innovate and rebuild, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Couldn't Have a Recession if We Tried: Economist Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 8:46 AM ET

    The global economy is in a weak recovery, but it's a recovery nonetheless and the world couldn't even talk itself into a recession, Paul Donavan, international economist at UBS, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Japan Conditions US and EU for Intervention Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 10:18 AM ET
    Japan prime minister Naoto Kan

    Japan has been conditioning the US and Europe for Tokyo’s potential intervention against the rising yen, according to Naoto Kan, prime minister.

  • Commentary: Irish Black Hole Remains a Mystery Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 8:53 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    The one thing they won’t tell me, or more accurately can't tell me is the one thing I came to Dublin to find out: just how big is the Irish banking black hole?

  • Will the Strong Swiss Franc Hurt Banks? Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 5:13 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Swiss franc's safe-haven reputation helped it hit a new high against the euro, but the currency's strength risks hurting those who have relied on its vigor.

  • Halal Foods Expand Reach in France Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 4:57 AM ET

    For years, Anissa Benchamacha bought her meat in a parking lot, from vendors hawking near-expired products to Muslims eager to find food that met their religious requirements.

  • US Falls Down Competitiveness League Table Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 4:01 AM ET

    The United States fell two places to fourth position behind Switzerland, Sweden and Singapore in this year's World Economic Forum's "Global Competitiveness Report."

  • Ireland Extends Bank Guarantee Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 1:09 PM ET

    Ireland on Tuesday extended its guarantee for short-term bank liabilities, including corporate and interbank deposits, as expected as the government sought to reassure investors. Irish bond spreads hit fresh peaks on Tuesday on renewed jitters about the health of the European banking sector exerting more pressure on Ireland.

  • 'Bankrupt' Western Governments Need 'Ruthanasia' Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 5:44 AM ET

    Western governments are bankrupt, Ruth Richardson, ex-New Zealand finance minister whose austerity cuts were dubbed "Ruthanasia," warned in a CNBC interview.

  • Fears Grow over the Fate of Irish Economy, Banks Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 3:10 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    The Irish economy is back in focus for investors across the world, after the former Celtic Tiger extended guarantees to its banking industry and depositors.

  • UPDATE - Halftime Pt. 2: Gold to Hit New Highs? Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 1:53 PM ET

    Commodities investor Dennis Gartman explains why he thinks the precious metal is bound to push higher.

  • Europe Bank Stress Tests Haunting Markets Again Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 3:27 AM ET

    The Wall Street Journal has been analyzing the results of the European banking stress tests and wrote in a story published Tuesday that "some banks didn't provide as comprehensive a picture of their government-debt holdings as regulators claimed."

  • Europe's Economy Needs More Flexibility: Trichet Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | 6:08 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    The rest of the year will be "less buoyant than the second quarter" and the ECB remains "very cautious and prudent," ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC in an exclusive interview.

  • S&P 500 May End Year at 1022: Saxo Bank Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | 4:06 AM ET

    Analysts at Denmark's Saxo Bank see tough times ahead for the markets and recommend that investors stick to bonds.

  • Strong Yen Helps to Fuel Germany’s Export Boom Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 4:33 AM ET

    A stronger yen is good news for German machinery and auto companies whose main competitors often are based in Japan. The New York Times reports.