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  • Stock Market Bear Expects a 'Nice 10% Equity Selloff' Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 2:30 AM ET
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    Stock markets are likely to see a selloff of around 10 percent in the second quarter but over the longer term share prices may go even lower, according to Bob Janjuah, co-head of global macro research and head of tactical asset allocation at Nomura Securities.

  • Short Aussie, Long Peso: Strategist Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 2:21 AM ET
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    With a bearish outlook on the Chinese economy, this analyst says his strategy is to stay short of the Aussie dollar.

  • Europe Stocks Seen Lower on Renewed Debt Worries Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 1:23 AM ET
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    European shares are seen retreating Wednesday following sharp falls in global equity markets overnight as euro zone debt fears rear their head once again despite a surprise first quarter profit from Aluminium producer Alcoa in the U.S.

  • Commodity Prices More Likely to Fall: IMF Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 10:01 AM ET
    West Virginia Patriot mining operations at the Guston strip mine just outside of Starcity West Virginia.

    Commodity exporting nations should prepare for a future in which commodity prices are far less likely to increase at the pace of the last decade and could in fact decrease, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) report warned on Tuesday, in an update to its World Economic Outlook.

  • Gold Bull Market Has Not Ended Yet: Analysts Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 8:45 AM ET
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    Investors should make the most of recent falls in the price of gold and buy the precious metal by the summer to benefit from another record high by the end of the year, analysts said on Tuesday.

  • Back Trading After Long Weekend? Batten Down Hatches Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 7:04 AM ET
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    European traders logging on Tuesday morning for the first time since Thursday found a shakier marketplace than they left.

  • What to Watch for in Eastern Europe Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 1:45 AM ET
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    South-Eastern Europe could throw up some surprises to the downside, Peter Attard Montalto, emerging market economist at Nomura, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Europe Shares Seen Lower on Weak US Jobs Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 1:25 AM ET
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    European shares are expected to fall sharply when the market opens after a long Easter weekend as weaker jobs growth data from the U.S at the end of last week hurt investors’ confidence.

  • Cocoa Prices Set for a Comeback? Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 9:30 AM ET
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    Cocoa prices have fallen about 30 percent in the past twelve months, but Keith Flury, Senior Commodity Analyst at Rabobank says they will continue to edge lower in the short-term.

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    The problems faced by Spain and the long-term effects of the European Central Bank’s mass liquidity injections are still weighing down stock and currency markets around the world.

  • Europe Stocks Seen Higher on Potential Bargain Hunting Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 1:35 AM ET
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    European shares are called to open broadly higher Thursday despite a sell off in global markets Wednesday on the back of renewed concerns over the euro zone’s debt crisis, with Spain in the spotlight and markets already dented by little hope of further monetary stimulus stateside.

  • Euro Seen Weaker Against 'Equally Bad' Dollar Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 6:00 AM ET
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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.

  • Once Critical of Greece, Holland Faces Hard Questions Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 2:34 AM ET
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    Known for their strong work ethic and no-nonsense attitude, the Dutch were close to losing their patience with troubled Greece earlier this year. But with the AAA-rated country now also firmly among the euro zone’s budget sinners, it needs to get its books in order fast.

  • European Stocks Called Lower as Fed Stimulus Hopes Fade Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 1:33 AM ET
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    European stocks are called to open firmly lower Wednesday after the U.S Federal Reserve meeting minutes showed that more monetary easing was unlikely.

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    Some of the greatest and best-educated brains in the euro zone have pondered the question: how would you break up the euro zone?

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    The nomination of a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood to run in Egypt's presidential race has further clouded an already complex political transition, making an immediate economic recovery less likely and heightening the risk of a currency crisis, according to analysts.

  • Will 50% Unemployment Leave Europe's Young Scarred? Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 2:49 AM ET
    People wait in line at a government employment office in the center of Madrid.

    Experts say that without healthy economic growth, the euro zone's young will continue to be hit hard by unemployment – and the blow will likely leave them scarred.

  • European Shares Seen Flat; Eyes on Spain Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 1:28 AM ET
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    European shares are called to open flat Tuesday after Asian shares rose overnight following solid economic data from the United States.

  • Euro Zone: Disaster or Recovery in Sight? Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 8:01 AM ET
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    Despite a better first quarter than expected in the stock markets, opinion is still divided on the fate of the euro zone.

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    Concerns over Spain, high oil prices and the speed of an economic slowdown in China will lead to a shift in investor sentiment in the second quarter, prompting a pause in the rally that saw markets climb to multi-year highs in the first quarter of 2012, analysts said on Monday.

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