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  • Merkel Says European Should Replace Strauss-Kahn Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 6:46 AM ET

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated on Thursday that she wanted a European to become the next IMF chief and that Dominique Strauss-Kahn's exit before the end of his term was an argument in favour of such a move.

  • Central Banks Snap Up Gold in First Quarter Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 4:26 AM ET

    Demand from central banks for gold surged in the first quarter and the fear factor will support prices, according to the World Gold Council.

  • Saudi Looks to Alternatives Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 4:05 AM ET
  • Just 20 Percent Back Greek Austerity: Poll Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 2:38 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Just 20 percent of the Greek electorate believe the country should abide by the terms of the European Union/International Monetary Fund loan agreement and pay off all its debts, according to a poll in a Greek newspaper.

  • European Stocks to Open Higher After Selloff Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 2:04 AM ET

    European stocks were indicated to open stronger Wednesday after Tuesday's sell-off, as Asian shares shrugged off a mixed US close.

  • How to go Defensive: Short Equity, Long Quality Assets Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 1:28 AM ET
    Wheat field

    If you think developed markets are in a low growth environment for some time, invest accordingly and take a view on the growth outlook, says Stewart Richardson, RMG Wealth Management.

  • Gold and Oil Bull Runs to Return in 2012: Analyst Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 1:11 AM ET
    Molten gold

    Gold and oil will resume their uptrend – but maybe not just yet – Eugene Weinberg, commodity analyst at Commerzbank, told SquawkBox Europe .

  • Three Reasons Oil Will Trade Above $100 Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:53 AM ET
    A Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) oil rig near the shores of the state of Campeche, Mexico.

    The price of oil has been very volatile in recent weeks, but one investor believes over the medium term there are good reasons for crude prices to remain above $100 a barrel.

  • European Shares Expected to Open Higher Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:44 AM ET

    European shares are expected to open higher on Thursday with the DAX, CAC and FTSE 100 predicted to begin trade 30 points higher by spread betters in London.

  • Saudi Arabia Worried About Speculators' Interest in Oil Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:31 AM ET
    Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz
  • Will the UK See a Summer of Discontent? Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:25 AM ET
    Angry demonstrators clashed with police in a student protest outside parliament as the coalition government faced its biggest test yet in a vote on proposals to triple university tuition fees.

    The shadow of the Winter of Discontent is looming over the UK again. Increasing unemployment, belt-tightening in the public sector, and a harder line from unions are ringing alarm bells for businesses.

  • WTO Ruling 'Clear Win for Fair Trade': Boeing Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:28 PM ET
    The Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its international debut at the Farnborough Airshow in the UK in July.

    The World Trade Organisation’s ruling that European subsidies for Airbus must end is “a clear, final win for fair trade,” the company’s main US competitor Boeing said today.

  • BP-Rosneft Flop 'Good For Russia': Shareholder Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 5:30 AM ET
    Russia

    The collapse of BP’s share swap deal with Rosneft is not only good for the company, but “a victory for the rule of law”, Mattias Westman, the founder of Prosperity Capital Management and one of TNK-BP’s largest shareholders told CNBC.

  • Dollar Is Cheap but Will Remain Weak: Strategist Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 1:51 AM ET
    Dollars and Euro

    The dollar is cheap but is likely to remain weak according to David Bloom, the global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC in London.

  • Should Investors Buy the SMI? Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 1:35 AM ET
    Switzerland

    The S&P 500 and MSCI emerging market index are both sitting on healthy gains since the start of the year but the Swiss SMI is range bound around 6,500 points. Why? One analyst believes it is all down to the weak dollar.

  • Prepare for Surge in Mergers and Acquisitions: Strategist Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:50 AM ET

    Low levels of leverage, the availability of bank capital and improving business confidence should presage a renewed surge in corporate mergers and acquisitions, according to an equity strategist at HSBC.

  • Don't Blame Speculators for Commodities' Rise: CEO Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:37 AM ET

    The role of financial investors in commodity markets is overestimated, veteran oil trader and CEO of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Tom Leaver told CNBC.com.

  • Strauss-Kahn Won't Have Diplomatic Immunity: IMF Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 2:23 PM ET
    IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    In a possible setback to Dominique Strauss-Kahn's defense, the IMF said in a statement that its managing director will not enjoy diplomatic immunity in the sexual assault case against him.

  • More Bad Weather Could See Record Food Prices Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 4:00 AM ET
    Wheat field

    With drought threatening food production in the EU, US and China analysts at Renaissance Capital believe the next 8-10 weeks will be crucial to prices in 2011 and 2012.

  • Saudi Stock Exchange May Join MSCI Index Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 3:27 AM ET

    Saudi Arabia might be the next to join the ranks of MSCI, an influential index provider, which could see more international investors gain access to the Middle East's largest stock market.

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