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  • European Shares Lower on French Downgrade Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 6:15 AM ET
    European Shares Lower on French Downgrade

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks drift lower after Moody's stripped France of its AAA-rating.

  • Berlusconi Succession Battle Begins Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 3:35 AM ET
    Berlusconi Succession Battle Begins

    The contest to fill Silvio Berlusconi’s shoes and lead Italy’s centre right into elections next year has opened with about a dozen candidates stepping forward, including Benito Mussolini’s grand-daughter. The FT reports.

  • Bonds Switch Signals End of Cult of Equity Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 2:10 AM ET
    Markets to Spike ‘One Last’ Time: Nomura's Janjuah

    It is a once in a generation moment. For the first time in more than 50 years UK pension funds are holding more bonds than equities.  The FT reports.

  • Spain Woos Foreigners to Thin Its Inventory of Unsold Homes

    Spain plans to offer residency permits to foreigners who buy houses priced at more than 160,000 euros ($203,845) as part of its efforts to revive a collapsed real estate market and divest itself of hundreds of thousands of unsold homes.

  • France Is Dealt Another Downgrade — Who Is Next? Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 9:06 PM ET
    Tax Uncertainty Puts Muni Bonds Back in the Spotlight

    Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service stripped France of its prized triple-A credit rating on Tuesday, triggering worries the move could heighten the risk of a downgrade for other top-rated nations, including the United States and the single currency bloc’s largest economy Germany.

  • Europe's Troubles Moving Into Core Countries: Economist

    Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand, HSBC says France's rating downgrade is a sign that a peripheral euro zone country story is moving to the core countries, and that Europe's debt woes will be around for quite some time.

  • Germany Won't Follow With a Downgrade Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 5:30 PM ET
    Germany Won't Follow With a Downgrade: Pro

    Jacob Kirkegaard, Research Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) says it is highly unlikely that Germany will be downgraded following a ratings cut on France. He says this downgrade doesn't change the fundamental outlook of the euro area.

  • Your Currency Trade on Rising Oil Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 4:41 PM ET
    Your Currency Trade on Rising Oil

    This pro says the Norwegian krone is the way to go.

  • Europe Shares Close Up on US Fiscal Deal Hopes Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 11:42 AM ET

    The European stock indexes closed sharply higher on Monday on signs of progress in U.S. negotiations to avert the looming $600 billion “fiscal cliff” of tax hikes and spending cuts.

  • Santelli 'Cynical' Ahead of Greek Bailout Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    Santelli 'Cynical' Ahead of Greek Bailout

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Mark Grant, Southwest Securities, about why they are not very optimistic about an economic recovery in Greece.

  • Santelli: Bending It Like Europe Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    Santell: Bending It Like Europe

    CNBC's Rick Santelli weighs in on making markets move through fiscal reform.

  • Stocks in Cyber Security Set to Take Off: Analyst Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 10:37 AM ET
    Stocks See Classic Risk-On, Reflation Trade

    The recent wave of cyberattacks targeting major U.S. banks has cast doubt onto the effectiveness of security infrastructure within the online banking sector. Though worrisome, there is a potential beneficiary set to gain from this threat, explains one analyst: the cyber security industry.

  • Steinbock: Is Finland Pricing Itself Out of Global Competition?

    During the past two years, the Eurozone focus has been on the ailing Southern European economies and their austerity fatigue. In the next two years, it will be on the last triple-A economies in Northern Europe and their bailout fatigue, including Finland.

  • How Low Can the Euro Go? Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 8:45 AM ET
    Trouble Brewing for Euro as Greece Worries Grow

    This week is fixing to be an action packed one for the euro, and this strategist has a trading plan.

  • Goldman to Clients: Brace for Another 8% Drop in S&P Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 8:43 AM ET
    Market Disappoints Greatest Number of Investors—Again

    The S&P 500 is set to fall another 8 percent by the end of the year, on top of the 7 percent decline seen since the year’s high reached in September, according to a new strategy note by Goldman Sachs.

  • Aussie Jumps, Euro Lifts, Korea Cuts

    Risk appetite is on the rise and the Bank of India is ready to move — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Debt: Taxing Problem For Europe & U.S. Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 7:04 AM ET
    Debt: Taxing Problem For Europe & U.S.

    Steve Forbes, Forbes Media chairman & editor-In-chief, and Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School finance professor, discuss how to deal with Europe's growing debt problem." I think the ECB will end up lowering the euro," Siegel said.

  • Middle East Tensions Rising Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 6:55 AM ET
    Middle East Tensions Rising

    Steve Forbes, Forbes Media chairman & editor-In-chief, and Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School finance professor, discuss how escalating tensions in Gaza are impacting oil prices, and the markets. "We're not energy independent yet," Siegel added.

  • Maersk to Switch Away From Shipping Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 4:53 AM ET

    Danish conglomerate AP Møller-Maersk has delivered a damning assessment of the state of the container shipping sector by signalling it will switch investment to its other businesses. The FT reports.

  • France's Complicated Tax System May Be Main Problem Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 2:59 AM ET
    France's Complicated Tax System May Be Main Problem

    High tax levels in France have recently made the headlines, whether it be regarding the new 75 percent income tax, or over celebrities leaving the country on a quest for tax havens. But France’s main tax issue may lie elsewhere, Fanny Combourieu, lawyer at SJ Berwin, a law firm specializing in tax law, told CNBC.

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