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  • One in Three Yen Libor Banks Involved in Rigging Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 4:32 PM ET
    The Game Changer Rocking the Yen

    The official U.K. Libor manipulation report points the finger at five banks for helping UBS rig the rate. So which banks were they?

  • After UBS, Focus Turns to These London Brokers Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 9:23 AM ET
    UBS to Cut Up to 10,000 Jobs

    The UBS Libor settlement swings the spotlight on to the role of interdealer brokers in the burgeoning scandal, alleging that employees at these institutions actively "colluded" with rate-fixing efforts.

  • UBS Traders' 'Humongous' Libor-Fixing Boasts Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 6:59 AM ET
    Two young businessmen drinking champagne at bar counter

    The scale of Libor manipulation at Swiss bank UBS was laid bare today in documents published by U.K. authorities which showed one trader openly boasting of keeping the benchmark rate artificially low.

  • European Stocks Post Gains Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 6:12 AM ET
    European Stocks Post Gains

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports Greek banks are leading European markets higher, as shares in the National Bank of Greece rose by eight percent.

  • Global Miners Face Rising Risks in South Africa Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 5:59 AM ET

    South African President Jacob Zuma has kicked off five days of discussions over the country's economy, including the possible introduction of a mining tax and greater state intervention in the sector.

  • EU Downturn Will Worsen in 2013: Pimco Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 5:40 AM ET
    EU Downturn Will Worsen in 2013: Pimco

    Pimco Head of European Portfolio Management Andrew Balls says growth in Europe will contract by up to 1.5 percent next year, with policymakers facing severe economic and political hurdles.

  • Geithner Was Told of Libor Fears in 2008 Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 1:47 AM ET
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York was warned as early as mid-2008 that banks may have been misreporting their Libor borrowing rate to aid their own trading positions, much earlier than previously known.

  • Berlusconi: Italy May Be Forced to Leave the Euro Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 1:20 AM ET
    Berlusconi Threatens to Bring Down Monti Government

    Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Tuesday Italy would be forced to leave the euro zone unless the European Central Bank gets more powers to ensure lower borrowing costs.

  • Greece Rating Upgraded From 'Selective Default' Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 12:47 PM ET

    Rating agency S&P raised Greece's sovereign credit rating to B-minus with a stable outlook from selective default, citing its European partners' efforts to keep the country part of the euro.

  • Euro Zone Rescuer Draghi Faces Daunting 2013 Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 9:55 AM ET
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    With two short sentences, the head of the European Central Bank took the heat out of the euro zone crisis this year. In 2013 Mario Draghi has to live up to even bigger expectations.

  • Spain May Dodge Bailout, Market in Christmas Truce Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 8:20 AM ET

    Spain may not be fully out of the woods, but investors' favorable attitude towards the country suggests it is biding its time well and may get not need to request a bailout, analysts told CNBC.

  • Global Markets Update Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 6:10 AM ET
    Global Markets Update

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including

  • Italy's Political Leaders Keep Everyone Guessing Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 5:23 AM ET

    Political intrigue in Rome is keeping investors, economists and even politicians guessing over who will actually run in Italy's 2013 elections and why.

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    The Swiss National Bank is opening a branch in Singapore to allow for round-the-clock management of its foreign exchange reserves, which it needs to tap to defend the safe-haven franc from over-heating.

  • Risk Premium in Europe's Periphery Is Decreasing: Pro Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 4:30 AM ET
     Risk Premium in Europe's Periphery Is Decreasing: Pro

    Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, tells CNBC that Europe¿s periphery is relatively constructive with yields continuing to fall.

  • Is 2013 the Year of $50 Oil and $1,200 Gold? Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 4:29 AM ET

    Drastic falls in the price of oil and gold, doubling of the yield in 30-year Treasurys and mass nationalizations in Japan’s struggling electronics industry may be on the agenda next year.

  • European Stocks Open Higher Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 3:00 AM ET
    European Stocks Called Higher

    Ross Westgate takes you through the European market open as stocks are open higher.

  • Short Euro Between 1.33-1.35: Pro Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 5:30 PM ET
    Short Eur Between 1.33 - 1.35

    Kathy Lien, Managing Director, BK Asset Management sees some weakness in the Euro-Dollar cross going into the new year, explaining why the 1.33 to 1.35 range is a good place to short the Euro.

  • Italy's Mario Monti May Run For PM Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 11:31 AM ET
    Italy's Mario Monti May Run For PM

    Markets across Europe close mostly lower on "fiscal cliff" concerns, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Mario Monti is expected to make an announcement this week on whether he intends to run for Prime Minister.

  • Redefining the Business of Beauty Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 10:52 AM ET
    Redefining the Business of Beauty

    Discussing the business model, and experience for subscribers of Birchbox, with its co-founders Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp.

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