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  • FTSE, DAX, CAC, Seen Opening Unchanged Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 3:02 AM ET
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    European shares are seen opening flat to unchanged Friday behind Asian shares moving upward overnight, as new data suggests the US economy has turned a corner.

  • New Jobs in Euro Zone to Remain Scarce: Economist Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:08 AM ET

    New jobs are likely to remain hard to find in the euro zone with the exception of Germany at least during the first half of the year as employers continue to tread carefully, Francois Cabau, an analyst at Barclays Capital, wrote in a research note.

  • IMF Approves $36 Billion in Funding for Greece Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 1:35 PM ET
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    The International Monetary Fund said it has approved 28 billion euros ($36.56 billion) in funding for crisis-hit Greece over the next four years.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC, Seen Higher, IMF Loan for Greece Eyed Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 2:30 AM ET
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    The main European markets were expected to open slightly higher Thursday ahead of the expected approval of a 28 billion euro ($36.49 billion) loan for debt-plagued Greece by the International Monetary Fund.

  • Bond Market Selloff Signals Higher Rates Ahead Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 3:18 PM ET
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    The selling wave that hit the Treasury market this week reflects an improving view of the U.S. economy and could be start of a period of slightly higher interest rates.

  • Farr: Is This Rally or This Economic Recovery Real? Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 12:59 PM ET
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    Do you believe the economic recovery is real and sustainable? Those are really two questions, and we suppose someone will want to parse our definition of “real.”

  • Treasury Auction Could Signal Direction of Rates Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 12:27 PM ET

    The auction of $13 billion in 30-year bonds today could be very telling about the direction of rates in the near term.

  • Greece Should Switch to Dollar to Be Saved: Analyst Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 8:51 AM ET
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    Switching to the dollar from the euro would help Greece get out of its crisis and would at the same time be an electoral boost for U.S. President Barack Obama, an analyst with London-based Strategy Economics consultancy group wrote.

  • Regulations Could Make Insurers Flee UK: Analyst Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 6:13 AM ET

    The potential relocation of UK insurers away from Britain will turn “from a trickle into a flood,” says one analyst. Craig Scarr, Head of Insurance at accountancy firm Mazars warned that something needs to be done to stem the threat of new European capital rules, known as Solvency II.

  • The Perennial Debate: Spending or Austerity? Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 5:33 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    The UK government has so far placed the strongest emphasis on what is inaccurately termed “austerity” rather than on “spending,” in order to get the economy back on track.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Higher on Stress Test Boost Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 2:13 AM ET
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    European shares are seen getting a lift Wednesday after the earlier-than-expected annual bank stress test results in the US saw most of the financial institutions pass, boosting Asian shares overnight.

  • Dollar Lifts, Japan Holds Steady Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 7:33 AM ET

    Greece's bailout gets a green light and the dollar gets a lift - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Spain Has ‘Worse Problems Than Greece’: Analyst Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 7:24 AM ET

    Spain’s eye-wateringly high unemployment and the collapse of its real estate market mean that Spain has significantly worse problems than Greece, an analyst told CNBC.com Tuesday.

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    Banks will face stiff penalties and intense public scrutiny if they fail to live up to the standards of a $25 billion mortgage settlement with state and federal authorities, according to court documents filed as part of the deal Monday in federal court in Washington. The NYT reports.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Higher; Greek Deal Approved Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 3:34 AM ET
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    European shares are called to open higher Tuesday following the final approval for Greece’s 130 billion euros ($172 billion) bailout.

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    The Fed is expected to hold its firepower for now and will probably not say much new after it meets Tuesday.

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    The International Monetary Fund will be discussing a third bailout for Greece at its meeting later this week, former first deputy managing director John Lipsky told CNBC Monday.

  • Euro Weakness Wanes: What's Next? Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 10:23 AM ET
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    Axel Merk, Merk Investments president and CIO, discusses how to play the euro just as the ECB provides unlimited cash to the region's financial system.

  • El-Erian on the Markets Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 8:38 AM ET
    El-Erian on the Markets

    "We are living in a financial repression right now," says Mohamed El-Erian, PIMCO CEO & co-CIO, sharing insight on the Greek default, the euro zone crisis, and the outlook for the markets and economy.

  • Dollar Lifts, Yuan Slips, Myanmar Loosens Up Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 8:16 AM ET

    The yuan slips and Myanmar gets ready to float - it's time for your FX Fix.