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  • ECB Won't Take Debt 'Haircut': Jean-Claude Trichet Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    During Europe's financial crisis the European Central Bank has been "an anchor of stability and confidence," former president Jean-Claude Trichet said.

  • Vultures Would 'Love to Exploit' Euro Weakness Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 6:57 AM ET
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    Following the daily swings of the euro zone debt crisis, it can be difficult to focus on the long-term, bigger picture.

  • Next Crisis? Why Markets Are Worried About Italy Now Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 11:48 AM ET

    The markets are making it clear they think Italy will be better off financially if the country’s Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, steps down. There’s a reason for that.

  • Pro: ECB Will Cut Interest Rates, But Not Right Away Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 1:38 PM ET

    Stubbornly high euro zone inflation data on Monday reinforced money market bets that the European Central Bank will wait until December to cut interest rates. That sentiment was echoed by Hedgeye Risk Management CEO Keith McCullough.

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    A month-long rally for stocks and a European Union deal on its debt crisis have lifted investors' mood, but at least one economist is amazed at the reaction to Europe’s latest attempt to solve its sovereign debt woes.

  • Nations Underestimated Gravity of Debt Crisis: Trichet

    "We said from the very beginning that is was something which was potentially very important and that one should not underestimate the gravity of the situation... we were not pleasing a lot of interlocutors including the governments that had a tendency to say 'no it's not that important, it's not a big deal' and so forth and I would say that unfortunately experience has proved that our diagnosis was right," Jean Claude Trichet, outgoing head of the European Central Bank told CNBC in an interview.

  • EU Leaders Didn't Listen on Debt: Trichet Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 2:33 AM ET
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    Too many European Union leaders did not understand the gravity of the Greek debt situation following years of failure to adhere to rules on borrowing, the outgoing boss of the European Central Bank told CNBC. 

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    The euro is a credible currency, and the euro zone as a whole has better economic fundamentals than the U.S. and Japan, Jean-Claude Trichet, the outgoing European Central Bank President, told TVN-CNBC in an interview Friday.

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    The finance chiefs of the world's leading economies opened the door Saturday for the International Monetary Fund to play a bigger role in fighting the eurozone's escalating debt troubles.

  • G20 Strains Cast Shadow Over Paris Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 3:08 AM ET

    Discord over the euro zone crisis, currencies and global economic governance threatens to overshadow the Group of 20 finance ministers meeting in Paris on Friday and Saturday, the FT reports.

  • First Aid is Not a Cure for Euro Zone Crisis Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 2:24 AM ET
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    Should we feel confident that the crisis will soon be over? No. At least, nobody now sees the euro zone crisis as a little local difficulty. It has become the epicenter of an aftershock of the global financial crisis that could prove even more destructive than the initial earthquake, writes Martin Wolf in the FT.

  • EU Banks Face Higher Capital Thresholds Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 3:45 PM ET

    European authorities plan to set a higher than expected capital threshold for the region’s banks and give them six to nine months to achieve that level or face government recapitalisations under the auspices of the eurozone’s 440 billion euro rescue fund, senior regulators said. The FT reports.

  • Roubini Talks Recession and Euro Slips Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 8:00 AM ET

    British data confuses, Trichet talks tough, and Dr. Doom is gloomy again - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • ECB's Trichet: Crisis Has Reached 'Systemic Dimension' Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 4:29 AM ET
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    The crisis plaguing the euro zone has reached a "systemic dimension", outgoing European Central Bank President Jean Claude Trichet said on Tuesday, warning that the risk of economic shocks spreading further across the financial sector has increased.

  • ECB's Trichet: Euro Will Hold Value Over Next 10 Years Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 11:09 AM ET
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    Jean-Claude Trichet defended his run as European Central Bank president in an interview with CNBC on Thursday, saying the bank had delivered its key objective of price stability and that the euro was here to stay.

  • Trichet Speaks to CNBC Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 10:45 AM ET
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    ECB chief Jean-Claude Trichet talks to CNBC about what needs to be done in Europe and his legacy with the European Central Bank.

  • European Central Bank Urged to Cut Rates, but Will It? Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 1:17 AM ET
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    The European Central Bank (ECB) was urged to slash the euro zone base rate to one percent as the European debt crisis threatened a second recession but high inflation makes such a move unlikely.

  • Fear and Loathing in the Euro Zone Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 12:41 AM ET
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    A positive feedback loop between banks and weak sovereigns is emerging, with a potentially calamitous effect on the euro zone and the global economy, Martin Wolf writes in the FT.

  • Cramer: What to Watch Next Week Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 6:13 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host lays out his “Game Plan.”

  • ECB Steps Up Purchases of Italian, Spanish Bonds Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 5:03 AM ET
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    The European Central Bank was buying Italian and Spanish government bonds in the markets on Thursday, traders told CNBC.