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  • How to Kick-Start Economic Growth Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 4:29 AM ET
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    People are often biased by their immediate surroundings, to the extent that it crowds out other relevant thinking. We econometricians suffer from this; we are constantly trying to counter effectively the bigger influence of more recent data on results

  • Banks Face New European Stress Tests Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 1:10 AM ET
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    Europe’s top banking regulator has started to re-examine the strength of the region’s banks, modelling a big writedown of all peripheral eurozone sovereign debt, reported the FT.

  • Bank of England Seen Holding Rates; Easing Unlikely Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 12:26 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    The UK’s central bank, the Bank of England, is expected to hold interest rates at their current level of 0.5 percent on Thursday as the global economic crisis appeared to worsen and the International Monetary Fund warned that a second global recession could not be ruled out.

  • Investor Takes a Swipe at Bank of France Governor Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 9:47 AM ET
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    Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer has been met with skepticism over her insistence on Wednesday that French banks are generally in good health and that the French central bank — as well as Belgium's — would back troubled lender Dexia in order to ensure it has enough liquidity.

  • British Pound Lightens, Aussie Lifts Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 7:32 AM ET

    Turkey gets tough and the Australians go shopping - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • ‘Force the Issue’ on Greece: Investment Manager Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 6:22 AM ET
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    It would be better if policymakers let a disorderly default of Greece take place and recapitalized banks, an analyst told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Spain Likely to Miss Growth Forecasts: Minister Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 2:33 AM ET
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    As the Spanish economy fails to drag itself out of the mire created by its debt burden, its Employment Minister Valeriano Gomez admitted to CNBC that it would likely miss growth targets this year.

  • How to Keep the Euro on the Road Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 12:53 AM ET
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    The euro zone was launched on a wing and a prayer. The wing has fallen off and the deities are not listening to prayers. Everyone focuses on averting a crash. But it is as vital to ask how to fly securely, the FT reports.

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    The chances of the US being able to help bailout Europe are minimal because of weaknesses in the American economy, influential Citi banker William Rhodes told CNBC Tuesday.

  • ECB's Noyer Doesn't Expect Bigger EFSF Sunday, 2 Oct 2011 | 10:50 PM ET
    Bank of France governor Christian Noyer leaves the Elysee Palace after a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy about the financial crisis.

    European Central Bank member Christian Noyer said on Monday it is unrealistic to expect an increase in Europe's bailout fund beyond what was agreed in July, but that he is open to schemes that would allow leveraging to expand capacity.

  • Poll: Is the Euro Overvalued? Sunday, 2 Oct 2011 | 6:14 PM ET
  • Greece to Miss Deficit Targets Despite Austerity Sunday, 2 Oct 2011 | 10:49 AM ET
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    Greece will miss a deficit target set just months ago in a massive bailout package, according to government draft budget figures released on Sunday, showing that drastic steps taken to avert bankruptcy may not be enough.

  • Greece Due to Unveil Plan to Sack State Workers Sunday, 2 Oct 2011 | 6:01 AM ET
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    Greece was expected to unveil its plan on Sunday to begin laying off state workers, the most contentious part of a reform package demanded by the EU and IMF.

  • Greek Older Civil Servants to Face Brunt of Cuts Saturday, 1 Oct 2011 | 8:27 PM ET
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    Greece and debt inspectors have apparently agreed that older civil servants near retirement age will bear the brunt of personnel cuts in the public sector, according to media reports.

  • Traders work in the crude oil options pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    Stocks closed out their worst quarter since the financial crisis, but it might be too early for investors to breathe a sigh of relief, as volatility will likely continue.

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    The UK is likely to see more quantitative easing next week or at the latest by November, according to one economic advisor.

  • Castle Square in Warsaw old town, 30th July 2010. (Photo by Luis Davilla/Cover/Getty Images)

    Concerns over investment in Central and Eastern Europe have grown as a solution to the problem of sovereign debt in the peripheral euro zone has eluded policymakers and global growth has slowed.

  • EFSF Expansion Only a Short-Term Fix: Ex-Fed VP Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 12:18 PM ET
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    The German Parliament's vote to expand the role of the European Financial Stability Facility has given the markets a "confidence boost," but it is only a short-term fix to Europe's solvency issues, Dino Kos, former N.Y. Fed executive vice president, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Bailouts Are Not the Solution: Market Pro Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 10:15 AM ET
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    As the sovereign debt crisis worsens, there is still a lack of a long term solution. Current rumors center on Europe extending their ability to bail out periphery economies.However, politics and implementation issues pose a significant challenge.As Greece has shown, so far these bailouts haven’t worked, and with debt burdens rising and problems spreading to the core, the situation is only getting tougher.

  • Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg takes part in a question and answer session with community groups at the Frontline Church in Liverpool, England.

    The U.K. deputy prime minister said on Thursday that any solution to the euro zone crisis must not lead to some member states dictating terms to other European nations—such as the U.K.—that are outside the currency union.