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  • US Stocks Could Fall 20%: Marc Faber Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 3:29 AM ET
    Marc Faber

    The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average could plummet 20 percent from their recent highs, veteran investor and author of the Gloom, Boom and Doom report, Marc Faber, told CNBC.

  • Mulberry Stock Plunge Sends Chill Down Luxury Sector Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 7:25 AM ET
    Mulberry Stock Plunge Sends Chill Down Luxury Sector

    Call it two-for-two. For the second time in as many months, a London-listed luxury company has warned on its profits, sending a shock wave through the luxury goods sector.

  • Grisanti: What to Watch This Week - Futures Now

    High-frequency trading could have positive effects on the functioning of financial markets, contradicting an increasingly popular view that such trades have increased volatility and should be curbed or even banned, a U.K. government report found.

  • West in a ‘Colossal Mess’ in Five to 10 Years: Marc Faber

    The debt burden in the United States and other Western countries will continue to go up, Marc Faber, Author of the Gloom, Boom and Doom report told CNBC on Monday, leading to a “colossal mess” within the next five to ten years.

  • Earnings: Rainy Weather Ahead in Europe This Fall Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 6:27 AM ET
    Is the Consumer Bouncing Back?

    Investors have been warned to brace themselves for a weak third-quarter earnings season, but analysts have picked out some key sectors which may outperform.

  • UK Tax Story ‘Sensationalized’: Starbucks CEO Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 6:03 AM ET
    UK Tax Story ‘Sensationalized’: Starbucks CEO

    The widespread criticism and controversy leveled at global coffee chain Starbucks over the amount of tax the company has paid in the U.K. has been exaggerated, chief executive Howard Schultz told CNBC-TV18 in India.

  • Men Better at Saving for Retirement Than Women: Report

    The gap in the amount women and men save for retirement in the U.K. has reached a record high, according to the latest Women and Pensions report from investment firm Scottish Widows.

  • Brixit Looming? UK Looks Sidelined With Veto Threats Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 9:32 AM ET
    British Prime Minister, David Cameron

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to be distancing himself increasingly from other European Union countries at a European summit on Friday. At the gathering, he said he was prepared to block a European Union budget deal if it is not acceptable to Britain’s interest, whilst his appearance left fellow politicians highlighting his increasing disengagement from the European table.

  • EU Needs New Laws to Tackle Failed Banks: Liikanen Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 7:02 AM ET
    European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    Europe needs new legislation to help failed banks unwind as quickly as possible, according to Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen who is leading the EU advisory group on banking reform.

  • Energy markets may be eagerly waiting for production at a key new Kazakh oilfield to kick off, but Kazakhstan’s deputy prime minister Kairat Kelimbetov told CNBC that there is more to Kazakhstan than just oil production.

  • How to Predict the Good Investments of the Future Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 5:41 AM ET
    How to Predict the Good Investments of the Future

    Throw that crystal ball out – if you want to be a good investor you’ve got to think like a futurist just like Warren Buffett does, Michael Lee, author of book entitled “Knowing Our Future: The Startling Case for Futurology”, told CNBC.

  • Is Euro Zone Really Back ‘On Track’? Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 3:54 AM ET

    French President Francois Hollande seems to think that the euro zone is “on track” to solving its crisis during yet another summit – but market observers are taking this with a pinch of salt.

  • UK’s Farage to Starbucks: Stop Playing Both Sides Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 4:34 PM ET
    UK’s Farage to Starbucks: Stop Playing Both Sides

    Coffee giant Starbucks should stop aggressively promoting its sense of corporate responsibility if it plans to continue using tax strategies that help the company avoid paying high taxes in the U.K., a European lawmaker told CNBC Thursday.

  • Morici: Who Would Deliver More Jobs — Romney or Obama? Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 10:58 AM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney participate in the second presidential debate at Hofstra University.

    The presidential debates have clearly established what Americans may expect from an Obama second term or a Romney Administration.

  • Catalonia Independence Is a Myth: Report Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 8:53 AM ET
    Costa del Sol region in Spain.

    Spain’s richest region, Catalonia has threatened to break away from Spain, but it is unlikely the move will succeed because the Spanish government is prepared to use “any legal instrument” to stop the region from holding a crucial referendum, according to UBS economist Matteo Cominetta.

  • Cost of Four Euro Exits? $22 Trillion: Study Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 8:41 AM ET
    Cost of Four Euro Exits? $22 Trillion: Study

    A Greek departure from the euro currency, followed by other southern European countries, would cut 17 trillion euros ($22 trillion) from global economic growth, causing a worldwide recession hitting the U.S. and China, a study by a German think tank has found.

  • People walk by closed shops in Athens on Oct. 18, 2012, during the 24-hour general strike.

    As EU leaders prepare to meet in Brussels on Thursday, Greece’s workers aim to make their voices heard by holding a 24-hour strike bringing the country to a halt. But with the economy in the fifth year of a recession, the lost production could cost the economy 100 million euros, according to one expert and prove counterproductive.

  • Fall Season in the Euro Zone: Calm Before the Storm? Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 3:53 AM ET

    The fall has heralded a period of relative calm in the euro zone, which has been the focus of market worries for much of the past two years.

  • Buildings in Røros, Norway

    Norway, which chose to remain outside the EU and the euro currency, enjoys an enviably stable economy and a booming housing market — but it could be going down the perilous route taken by Spain and Ireland, according to economists and recent analysis.

  • China’s Economic Downturn Is the New Normal: Expert Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 7:42 AM ET

    China’s economic downturn represents the beginning of a "new normal" investors will have to adjust to, Dr. Wang Qing of the China International Corporation told CNBC on Tuesday.

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