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    Anyone expecting the Bank of England to make a move on interest rate or monetary easing policy this month is guaranteed to be disappointed, economists have told CNBC.com

  • Although stocks closed down for the second straight day, Cramer on Wednesday called it nothing more than a “rain delay.”

  • Here's a simple strategy to play Friday's employment report using the euro and the dollar.

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    The negative market reaction to signs that the Federal Reserve is unlikely to take part in more quantitative easing soon has led to worries that the market rally will fade.

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    The euro is on a downward path against the dollar, though the pair are likely to remain in the same general range they have been trading in for the past two years, because the greenback is not necessarily a better currency.

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    When Lehman Brothers collapsed at the height of the financial crisis, JPMorgan Chase was at the center of the storm. The bank was a major lender to the firm, which filed the biggest bankruptcy in United States history. The NYT reports.

  • Cashin's Market Wisdom

    Arthur Cashin, UBS Financial Services, reflects on his time at Paine Webber, as it celebrates its listing 40 years ago.

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    Like a marriage that no longer works, the euro zone should accept its fate, split up and get divorced, according to Roubini Global Economics.

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    If the ongoing gas leak at French oil company Total’s Elgin-Franklin well is not brought under control, the firm could see its share price drop by 50 percent, according to Stuart Joyner, head of oil and gas at Investec Securities.

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    A clutch of Europe’s biggest banks are preparing to return a chunk of the cheap three-year funding they recently took from the European Central Bank as early as this year. The FT reports.

  • Money Match Up

    Crude falls 10 percent from its 52-week high on concerns about global growth and talk of a release from the SPR. The trade, with CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Money in Motion traders. Also, the case for Canada and the payroll playbook. With Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank.

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    The euro zone gets a bigger firewall and the yen gets a year-end lift - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

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    Spain was the first test of the euro zone's determination to impose tight discipline in its new fiscal regime, and it has failed, Juergen Stark, a former executive member of the European Central Bank's board, told CNBC on Friday.

  • Don't Rely Solely on ECB: Former ECB Official

    Painful reforms are needed in the euro zone to contain the debt crisis and officials should not rely only on the European Central Bank's measures to boost liquidity to solve the issues, Juergen Stark, former member of the ECB's board, told CNBC.

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    European markets flashed a very clear warning signal today, which has left some investors to question if the ECB-inspired honeymoon is over.

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    The euro has been a Teflon currency lately, but this strategist says concerns are building.

  • Throughout the financial crisis, many national economies have looked to their government and foreign lenders for financial support, which translates to increased spending, borrowing and in most cases, growing national debt.Deficit spending, government debt and private sector borrowing are the norm in most western countries, but due in part to the financial crisis, some nations and economies are in considerably worse debt positions than others.External debt is a measure of a nation's foreign liab

    Some nations around the globe are in considerably worse debt positions than others. Here are nations with the world's greatest debts.

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    When does a rising sovereign bond yield curve signify positive sentiment? When it’s at rock-bottom to start with. A steepening yield curve, as well as the rise in absolute yields, suggests that the market expects interest rates to be rising sooner than the 2015 date that the Fed has implied.

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    Now that the European Central Bank has tamped down disaster fears, a few currencies are poised to shine.

  • Will There Be a Third Bailout for Greece?

    David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director at the International Monetary Fund doesn't see a third bailout for Greece and says the country is committed to the current program.