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  • 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.

  • Commentary: The ECB's Dangerous Game Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 3:41 AM ET

    Despite the euro zone's recovery still looking very fragile, the central bank's key playmakers seem determined to talk about pushing policy back onto a more "normal" footing.

  • Greece

    As the government of Prime Minster George Papandreou struggles to get the nation’s financial house in order — reducing the size of its bloated civil service, chasing after tax evaders and overhauling its pension system — it has also begun to tackle a much less talked about problem: the cozy system of “closed professions” that has existed here for decades, costing the economy billions of dollars a year.

  • 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.