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  • 'Most Dangerous Decade Since the 1950s': Strategist Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 6:00 AM ET
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    Over the 100 years from 1950 to 2050, this decade will be seen as the "inflection decade" as both the developed and emerging economies make radical changes to adapt to a more dominant Asia, Anil Gupta, professor of strategy at University of Maryland told CNBC Monday.

  • Ex-IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Admits 'Moral Failing' Sunday, 18 Sep 2011 | 4:38 PM ET
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    The former IMF chief admitted to a “moral failing” but denied he had sexually assaulted a New York hotel maid in a widely-anticipated interview on French television.

  • Chipping Away at Public Debt

    In the new book, the authors examine past attempts to re-establish sustainable public finances - what works, what doesn't and why.

  • The Downturn Scenario Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 9:28 AM ET
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    The recession call is not conclusive. I’m the first to admit it. And my optimistic instincts rebel against the downturn scenario. But facts are facts. They must be reported. And the numbers aren’t good.

  • Europe's Impossible Choice: The Greek Exit Paradox Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 12:56 AM ET
    A man walks outside the Bank of Greece headquarters during a demonstation against government's austerity measures in central Athens.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have both said that Greece will not leave the euro, but the "unthinkable" is now being seriously considered at all levels.

  • Lagarde Speaks Out Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:24 PM ET
    Lagarde Speaks Out

    Greece will remain in the Eurozone, says the IMF's managing director Christine Lagarde. CNBC's Maria Bartiromo spoke with the organization's managing director, who is not backing away from her comments that the Eurozone banks will need to raise capital.

  • Central Banks Provide Band-Aid for Europe's Ills Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 2:19 PM ET
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    The arm-in-arm effort by central bankers to increase U.S. dollar liquidity in Europe is essentially a band-aid solution, and the euro is already backing off its gains.

  • Greece Is Showing 'Reform Fatigue': IMF Chief Lagarde Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 12:13 PM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    France, Germany, and other euro zone countries want Greece to remain in the monetary union, "but there will be a price," Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), told CNBC Thursday.

  • IMF Chief's Plan To Boost Global Growth Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 11:18 AM ET
    IMF Chief's Plan To Boost Global Growth

    Europe's debt crisis has worsened and the world economy has entered into a dangerous new zone, says Christine LaGarde, IMF managing director. CNBC's Maria Bartiromo asks LaGarde why she is focusing on short-term measures.

  • The No.1 Priority: Job Creation in Europe Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 10:22 AM ET
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    Governments can "create" jobs in a non-Keynesian manner. The first thing to do is generate incentives for private sector companies to hire more staff, writes Moorad Choudhry, Head of Business Treasury, Global Banking & Markets at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

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    Greece needs a collective effort by itself, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the rest of the euro zone members to resolve the crisis, according to Zhu Min, Deputy Managing Director, who spoke to CNBC from the summer meeting of the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China.

  • Stocks Rally May Go On, If Europe Allows It Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:18 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    News that Germany and France are ready to stand by Greece and avoid it leaving the euro helped stocks to rally following a conference call between Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Wednesday.

  • Pressure on European Leaders Ahead of IMF Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 7:27 AM ET
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    Markets around the world have been waiting for decisions from euro zone leaders on greater fiscal integration and euro bonds since July.

  • Five More Reasons to Worry About Euro Zone Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 3:20 AM ET
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    Investors will have to deal with an avalanche of news flow from Europe on Wednesday ahead of a crucial meeting of euro zone finance ministers and US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Friday.

  • American Economic Decline? Exaggerated Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
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    Despite the laundry list of troubles—and constant predications of an American decline— many analysts say the U.S. is far from losing its ranking as the number one economy on the globe.

  • 'Nobody's Leaving the Euro': OECD Secretary-General Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 5:04 AM ET

    Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, issued a strong defense of the euro over the weekend.

  • Fear of Greece Leaving Euro Lingers Over Markets Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 2:30 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    There are plenty of officials who would argue there is no possibility of Greece being excluded from the euro zone in the event of a bankruptcy, writes BNY Mellon's Simon Derrick.

  • Greece's Borrowing Costs Hit Record High of 20% Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 2:38 PM ET
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    Debt-crippled Greece's borrowing costs reached a new record high Tuesday on fears about the country's austerity program, a new blow as Prime Minister George Papandreou chaired a cabinet meeting aimed at finding ways to speed up delayed structural reforms.

  • Will German Court Decision Derail the Euro? Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 8:52 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    On Wednesday, investors will wait with bated breath for news from Germany again, where the Federal Constitutional Court has the power to make or break the fate of the euro zone.

  • ECB Bond Buying Has Not Helped Italy: Analyst Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 6:52 AM ET
    Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy

    Italy has been allowed to backtrack because the European Central Bank bought Italian bonds before an austerity package had been agreed, Nick Firoozye, head of European rates strategy at Nomura told CNBC Tuesday.