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  • Earnings, Debt Crisis to Set Tone for European Stocks Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 1:08 AM ET
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    European stocks are expected to open flat on Tuesday ahead of a report on the Spanish banking industry and a raft of earnings from across Europe before the opening bell.

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    As investors prepare for another trading week, stocks are in risk mode on expectations that euro zone policy makers will do whatever it takes to preserve the euro.

  • European Stocks Seen Sharply Higher on Draghi Hopes Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 1:11 AM ET
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    European stocks are expected to open sharply higher on Monday on hopes that the European Central Bank and U.S. Federal Reserve will this week deliver measures to boost growth and contain the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Don't Let Nomura Scandal Taint Japan: Pro Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 3:13 AM ET
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    Bad news out of Japan including the resignation of Nomura's CEO following an insider trading scandal and  a sharp drop in profits at Nissan, investors should not shy away from Japan, Ed Rogers, chief executive officer at Rogers Investment Advisors K.K. told CNBC.

  • No Greek Exit This Year: Strategist Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 9:54 AM ET
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    There’s little chance that Greece will leave the euro zone by the end of the year and a solution to the country's problems should focus on the top-slicing of its debt, Steven Major, Global Head of Fixed Income Strategy at HSBC told CNBC.

  • Retail Shake-Up: Hugo Boss, Marc Jacobs and...Bosideng? Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 6:43 AM ET
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    With a seemingly never-ending debt crisis which has prompted a slowdown in consumer spending, investing in Europe might not appear particularly attractive right now. But Bosideng, a Chinese fashion brand specializing in down-filled clothing, thinks differently.

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    With growth slowing across most major markets, one well-known stock market bear is predicting big losses for stocks in the third quarter, despite the chance of further central bank action to help shore up confidence.

  • FTSE, CAC, DAX Seen Flat After Italian Downgrade Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 12:54 AM ET
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    European stocks are expected to struggle to find direction at the European open as hopes of further policy action by US and European authorities to boost growth are offset by more bad news on the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Spanish Region of Catalonia: Using Debt to Get Rich Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 9:48 AM ET
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    Residents of Catalonia will proudly claim that its region is the wealthiest of all regions in Spain and highlight the region's attractiveness for tourists, Barcelona's importance as shipping hub and the concentration of industrial activity around the Catalan capital. But while the beauty of Catalonia is worth boasting about, the region's finances are looking ugly.

  • How Much Lower Will the Euro Go? Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 6:14 AM ET
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    The euro is hovering close to the crucial 1.20 level against the dollar — and analysts warn it will fall even further without further intervention by euro zone authorities.

  • European Stocks Seen Lower on Spain and Apple Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 1:08 AM ET
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    European stocks are expected to open lower on Wednesday amid concerns over Spain and Greece’s finances and following a rare earnings miss by Apple. With Spain’s borrowing costs soaring after an auction of short term debt on Tuesday an alarm signal was sounded when the cost of borrowing over 5 years rose above the cost of 10 year borrowing.

  • CNOOC's Nexen Deal: A Sign of Things to Come? Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 8:12 AM ET
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    CNOOC's planned $15 billion takeover of Canadian oil producer Nexen shows the Chinese Communist government will not stand in the way of state enterprises' ambitions, paving the way for similar deals in future, experts told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • German Market Seen Lower on Moody's Warning Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 2:03 AM ET
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    The open of the European market is expected to be mixed by spread betting firms following Monday’s highly volatile start to the trading week. Fears over Spain’s finances had seen its borrowing costs soar past 7.5 percent and its stock market trading lower by as much as 5.5 percent before rallying to close just 1 percent lower.

  • Spanish Stocks Sink as Full Bailout Fears Grow Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 5:24 AM ET
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    Spanish stocks fell sharply on Monday amid fears that a number of regional governments will ask Madrid for financial support. Meanwhile new data showed the Spanish economy contracted 0.4 percent in the three months from April to June.

  • European Stocks Seen Sharply Lower on Spanish Fears Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 1:09 AM ET
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    European stocks are expected to open sharply lower on Monday amid concerns over the ability of Spain’s regions to pay their debts. On Friday, Spanish stocks fell by nearly 6 percent on news that Valencia had requested aid from the Spanish government to help it meet debt repayments.

  • French advertising agency Publicis remains upbeat on its prospects for the rest of the year despite posting disappointing numbers for the second quarter, Publicis CEO Maurice Levy told CNBC on Friday.

  • Euro vs. Dollar: Who’s the Ugliest One of All? Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 5:07 AM ET
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    The euro may be winning the unpopularity contest in the markets at the moment, but the dollar is close behind, according to David Bloom, head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC.

  • Sell Spain Before Troika Comes to Town: S&P Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 4:25 AM ET
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    Anyone holding Spanish stocks should sell before Madrid is forced to go cap in hand to the European Union and International Monetary Fund, according to analysts at S&P Capital IQ.

  • Europe Shares Seen Lower; Spanish Bank Bailout Eyed Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 2:48 AM ET
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    European shares were called lower on Friday tracking Asian markets overnight after corporate earnings in the U.S. proved a mixed bag and investors waited for euro zone finance ministers to approve an agreement to lend up to 100 billion euros ($122.5 billion) to Spain so it can recapitalize its banks.

  • Spain Will Remain Liable for Bank Aid: Germany Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 5:52 AM ET
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    German deputy finance minister Steffen Kampeter on Thursday reiterated that the Spanish state is liable for the $123 billion in aid that other euro zone countries are injecting into the country’s ailing banking sector and that the aid does not amount to a blank check.

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