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  • Stagecoach Stock a Good Bet: Pro Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 9:34 AM ET
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    UK transport group Stagecoach is a decent mid-cap investment tip according to Scott Evans, Co-Head of Equity Research at Espirito Santo Investment Bank.

  • Euro Zone: Lehman Moment or Muddle Through? Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 8:23 AM ET
    European Union Flag

    Fears of the euro zone providing a “Lehman moment” – an event which puts the final spark to the tinderbox of a global economic crisis – have been growing for months.

  • European Central Bank President Mario Draghi testifies before the European Parliament's economic affairs committee in his role as the head of the European Systemic Risk Board on May 31, 2012 in Brussels.

    European markets were called to open lower on Friday after new stimulus measures announced by central banks failed to inspire investor confidence and markets waited for a crucial U.S. employment report.

  • Greek Terror Suspects Vanish in Middle of Trial Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 6:36 PM ET
    The Greek national flag is seen flying above the parliament building on Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.

    Two suspected members of a Greek domestic terrorist group have gone missing in the middle of their trial, officials said Thursday, prompting orders for a judicial investigation and the suspension of an Athens police official.

  • Risk but Also Rewards in Corporate Bonds: Pro Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 10:30 AM ET
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    High-yield corporate bonds in Europe offer some good value investment, Patrick Legland, Societe Generale’s global head of research told CNBC.

  • Merkel Makes New Enemies, This Time at Home Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 6:41 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    With her insistence on deeply unpopular austerity measures, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has won few friends in debt-laden southern European counties. But suggestions that she bowed to pressure from other euro zone leaders at a key summit last week have left her with new enemies, this time closer to home.

  • Two Reasons Why Brent Could Head Back to $110/Barrel Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 2:29 AM ET
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    Oil prices could be back up at $110 per barrel by the end of the year, according to Harry Tchilinguirian, Head of Commodity Markets Strategy at BNP Paribas.

  • These Stocks Remain Long Term Value Buys: Pro Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 2:27 AM ET
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    Shares in UK broadcaster ITV remain a good value long term buy, according to Chris Tinker, founder of Libra Investment Services Ltd has told CNBC.

  • European Shares Seen Lower; Rate Decisions Eyed Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 1:00 AM ET
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    European shares are called to open the trading day lower as markets remain cautious ahead of interest rate decisions from the European Central Bank (CNBC EXPLAINS) and the Bank of England.

  • Equity Weakness Ahead as Fiscal Union 'Riot' Continues Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 9:47 AM ET
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    Market participants will continue to "riot" to get policy makers to integrate fiscal policy across the euro zone and help restore consumers' confidence in the banking system, creating weakness in stock markets, Nancy Curtin, Chief Investment Officer of Close Brothers Asset Management told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • ECB Rate Cut: Lagarde ‘Not Sure’ Would Be Best Move Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 4:09 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank may “have room” to cut interest rates on Thursday’s meeting, but this is not necessarily the best way to deal with the euro zone debt crisis at the moment, Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, told CNBC.

  • European Shares Seen Higher as Hopes Grow for Rate Cut Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 1:34 AM ET
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    European shares are called to open the day slightly higher as trading is expected to be thinner due to the Fourth of July public holiday in the United States and the closure of markets there.

  • France 'the Best Place' to Invest: Minister Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 11:22 AM ET
    France Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici

    France may have a new President who once declared the world of finance his "true enemy", but it remains an attractive place to invest, finance minister Pierre Moscovici told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • European Shares Called Higher on Fed Stimulus Hopes Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 2:37 AM ET
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    European shares are called to open higher Tuesday on the back of stronger Asian shares overnight which were boosted by renewed speculation that the Federal Reserve may yet press the stimulus button.

  • Swiss Franc Cap Won’t Last the Summer: Pro Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 1:12 AM ET
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    The currency cap the Swiss National Bank set on the franc will not be sustainable and could be withdrawn shortly, Stephen Isaacs, chairman of the investment committee at Alvine Capital told CNBC.

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    The euro zone is lacking in “lifeboats” as the Titanic once was, a UK politician warned Monday as employment and manufacturing data painted a gloomy picture of the region’s prospects.

  • Market's Summit Euphoria to Fade Fast: Economist Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 3:01 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande (L) speaks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R)

    The euphoria following last week’s euro zone summit will not last as traders return to work and realize there are no “executable” proposals on the immediate horizon, according to an economist.

  • European Shares to Open Higher; Libor Scandal Grows Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 1:53 AM ET
    A European Union, left, and a Hungarian national flag, fly outside the Magyar Nemzeti Bank, Hungary's central bank, in Budapest.

    European shares were called to open higher on Monday as sentiment brightened at the start of the third quarter. European leaders agreed to shore up the region’s banks last week and investors turned their attention to the health of the U.S. economy.

  • Banks Risk Distorting Our Democracy: Stiglitz Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 8:07 AM ET
    Joseph Stiglitz

    Under-regulated and over-powerful banks weaken the global economy and lead to higher inequality, Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz told CNBC.

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    After a long night of negotiation, EU leaders announced an agreement aimed at easing the two-year old debt crisis shortly before dawn in Brussels, but questions still remain.

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