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  • Businessman with crystal ball

    Investing in the Philippines, Peru or Uganda may seem excessively risky for many investors. Not so, says HSBC Senior Economist Karen Ward.

  • France

    Just as Nicolas Sarkozy broke through to the top spot in the polls, France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen announced she would stand in the country’s presidential elections this spring.

  • Last year was a difficult year for the hedge fund industry, with returns down 6.4 percent, but the drop hasn’t stopped experienced professionals from moving away from big investment banks to set up their own firms.

  • European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank (ECB) is widely expected to leave interest rates on hold Thursday, a week after banks took up more of its cheap loans offered in another attempt to avert a crunch and calm financial markets.

  • Detective Comics

    In Stanley Gibbons’ world famous London stamp shop, collectors marvel at the rare “plate 77 penny red” stamp while turmoil rages far away in the financial markets.  The rare stamp, seen as the holy grail of stamps from Great Britain, costs nearly $900,000 – a sizeable investment and one that an increasing number of investors are considering as an alternatives to today’s unstable markets.

  • View of Iran's oil industry installations in Mahshahr, Khuzestan province, southern Iran.

    Rising oil prices have displaced Greece as a source of investor anxiety, a new HSBC report says, warning that if the trend of rising oil prices persists, a fragile economic recovery in the developed world could quickly be derailed and inflation could return to emerging markets.

  • Google

    Google is set launch its new privacy policy on Thursday, consolidating 60 guidelines into a single one, but the Internet giant is facing major challenges from regulators and consumer organizations.

  • olympic_flag_200.jpg

    Preparations for London’s 2012 Olympic Games remain on time and under budget, the UK’s Minister for Sport and the Olympics said in a quarterly report released on Tuesday, with more than 500 million pounds ($793 million) of contingency funds as yet untouched.

  • CES-justin-timberlake-140.jpg

    With interest rates on savings accounts at record lows and uncertain returns in the stock market, investing in technology start-ups has become increasingly appealing.

  • oil_price_up2.jpg

    The steep rise in oil prices due to concern over cuts in supply from OPEC member Iran is the single-biggest risk to the performance of Asian markets, Kelvin Tay, Chief Investment Strategist, Singapore UBS Wealth Management told CNBC on Friday.

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  • Leadership: Jean Todt

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Worldwide Exchange

  • Market's 'day of reckoning' ahead?  Yeah, it's called an economic cycle: Pro

    Rebecca Patterson, Bessemer Trust, and Michael Ryan, UBS, discuss Carl Icahn's warning for the markets, and provide their outlook on the markets and economy. I think the most "critical risk" for the globe right now is deflation, says Ryan.

  • 3 factors  for economic growth: Pro

    We still have the drag on low oil and the strong dollar but those are likely to fade over time, says Michael Gapen, Barclays, sharing his outlook on the markets and economy.

  • Must Read: President Obama's economic legacy

    The "Worldwide Exchange" crew discusses the morning's top attention-grabbing headlines, including an article in The Wall Street Journal on the failure of U.S. economic policies, and an article written by Andrew Ross Sorkin for New York Times Magazine about President Obama's economic legacy.