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    The yen's slide stops and all eyes are on the European Central Bank - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    Germany's top court said on Tuesday a parliamentary committee set up to approve urgent action by the euro zone bailout fund was "in large part" unconstitutional, in a ruling that may hamper Berlin's ability to tackle Europe's debt crisis.

  • Patterson: Buy USD vs. Swedish Krona?

    What S&P's Greece downgrade means, a look at LTRO, and Sweden's currency is sensitive to global equity sentiment, says Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan Asset Management. As a result, Patterson wants to buy the U.S. dollar vs. the Swedish Krona to hedge against an equity pullback.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    If enough banks borrow in the European Central Bank's refinancing operation, risk currencies could get a lift.

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    The yen's slide continues and emerging market central banks eye the euro - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Issuing statements which criticize Greek efforts to resolve its debt crisis could “destroy” the latest bailout deal for the embattled Mediterranean country, a key member of the Greek government told CNBC Monday.

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    German tax collection experts have volunteered to go to Greece to help combat widespread evasion, in a move that risks reigniting tensions between Berlin and Athens, the Financial Times reports.

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    Britain’s two part-nationalized banks plan to tap the European Central Bank’s special three-year funding scheme for a combined amount of about 15 billion euros ($20 billion), on a par with some of the euro zone’s largest banks, the Financial Times reports.

  • Money Match Up

    The euro hits a two-month high, it's best level since December 9th. What's behind the rally, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. Also, Wednesday's LTRO auction will show the real health of the European banking system. Making money off the LTRO auctions.

  • One of the challenges investors face today is how to reconcile seemingly conflicting messages coming from different markets. Is Dow 13,000 consistent with a 10 year U.S. Treasury at 2% and gold at almost $1,800? Is $125 Brent oil consistent with cyclically low implied volatility in many market segments, as well as widening CDS spreads for Middle Eastern oil producers?

  • We count down our five most popular videos from the past week, February 17 to February 24, 2012. 

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    Risk appetite grows and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi talks tough - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Solving the European Debt Dilemmas

    With the substantial rally, there is a significant risk of a correction in the short term, says Gemma Godfrey, Brooks Macdonald Asset Management, who says liquidity pumped into banks has not been passed to the wider economy.

  • Model at the Burberry fashion show

    Asian consumers, and especially the Chinese, are driving the growth in the luxury sector, which has continued unabated despite the woes of the economy elsewhere.

  • Mario Draghi

    Market watchers, journalists and self-declared ECB experts of all ilk have fostered the long-cherished (and equally long misguided) view that ECB council members walk into the meetings waving the flag of their respective countries. They don´t.

  • No Risk to Inflation: ECB's Liikanen

    The ECB will always focus on price stability as it is its sole mandate, but right now there is no "particular concern" when it comes to inflation expectations, ECB council member Erkki Liikanen told CNBC in an interview.

  • Investors trying to take advantage of rising commodity prices should avoid buying smaller, non-diversified mining companies, a commodities fund manager told CNBC Thursday.

  • Take Off Risk?

    Markets are trading near session lows after breaking 13,000 yesterday, with the Fast Money team.

  • UBS headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

    Swiss Bank UBS plans to sell more loss-absorbing capital to meet tougher rules for banks following a $2 billion Tier 2 note issue, it said on Wednesday.

  • The second Greek bailout deal was finally clinched in the early hours of Tuesday morning, but market reaction has been decidedly mixed so far.