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Patrick Allen

Patrick Allen
CNBC EMEA Head of News


  • European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Will the tumult in Europe quiet down in the year ahead?

  • Reality Forces EU to Soften Stance on Greece

    Germany and the IMF appeared to soften their stance on the Greek debt crisis over the weekend ahead of an EU Summit which could decide whether the debt ridden euro member is given a new tranche of international aid.

  • David Cameron

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron warned of the growing risk that Britain’s creditors could start to question “our ability and resolve to pay off our debts” on Wednesday as he wrapped up his Conservative Party’s annual meeting in Birmingham, Britain’s second city.

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    As Iran’s Currency Plunges, Investors Warned on Debasement Social cohesion and trust in a country’s currency are intrinsically linked, according to Dylan Grice from the strategy team at Societe Generale who is warning that history is ‘replete’ with great disorders in which social cohesion has been undermined by the debasement of a currency.

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    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has said he will do “whatever it takes” to defend the euro and Ben Bernanke’s Federal Reserve has gone to infinity and beyond in an attempt to revive the U.S. economy, but a growing number of market watchers are beginning to doubt unconventional monetary policy will actually work.

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    Bob Janjuah, the bearish contributing strategist at Nomura in London has long predicted the S&P 500 will head towards 800, a level not seen since the aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. With the S&P 500 closing on Monday at 1,456, Janjuah has been forced to review his timing.

  • Spain Economic Crisis

    Thursday was a big day for the euro. European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi unveiled a plan that could see the central bank buying up unlimited amounts of bonds in a move he believes makes the euro irreversible and will draw a line under the euro zone debt crisis. Markets reacted positively to the news, but as always with the euro zone debt crisis, there is a snag.

  • Global markets are at an inflection point and the focus is about to shift from crisis in the euro zone to a crisis in the United States according to David Bloom, the global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC.

  • President Obama will hold onto the White House if the S&P 500 remains above 1,200 until Americans go to the polls according to Paul Dales, the senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics.