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  • Putin expects sanctions against Russia to be lifted Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 8:02 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Russian President Vladimir Putin has encouraged businesses to expand domestically before Western nations lift economic sanctions, allowing once again the sale of many foreign goods in Russia. Russia's economy is expected to contract 3.8 percent this year in the World Bank's estimates, battered by the sanctions and capital outflows.

  • LONDON, May 26- The next change to bank capital requirements in Britain is likely to be a tightening rather than a loosening as the economic recovery moves towards a peak, a Bank of England policymaker has said. Martin Taylor, a member of the BoE's Financial Policy Committee, said a global deal on banking standards was close and the industry in Britain was well...

  • Which European markets are the most attractive?   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 3:00 AM ET
    Which European markets are the most attractive?

    James Butterfill, global equity strategist at Coutts, discusses where to invest in Europe.

  • Bank of Italy governor's speech will be 'cautious'   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 2:15 AM ET
    Bank of Italy governor's speech will be 'cautious'

    Francesco Galietti, founder and CEO of Policy Sonar, discusses what to listen for in Ignazio Visco's central bank statement.

  • BANGKOK, May 26- Thai exports fell less than expected in April, but the fourth straight month of declining shipments shows the country's key growth engine still cannot push the struggling economy ahead. Santitarn Sathirathai, senior economist at Credit Suisse in Singapore, said trade headwinds are "somewhat dissipating" and the April data showed tentative...

  • NEW YORK— The stock market endured its worst day in three weeks on Tuesday as investors fretted over Greece's debt crisis and a surge in the U.S. dollar. Time Warner Cable rose after agreeing to be acquired by Charter Communications for $55 billion. Time Warner closed up $12.42, or 7 percent, to $183.60.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 5 Monday, 25 May 2015 | 9:09 PM ET

    TAIPEI- Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke speaks on Asian economies- 0830 GMT. TEL AVIV, Israel- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "The Federal Reserve and the Global Economy" before a conference in honor of Professor Haim Ben-Shahar- 1630 GMT. PARIS- ECB Governing Council Member Christian Noyer gives an annual press conference in...

  • Europe closes lower, Spanish, Greek stocks tumble   Monday, 25 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe closes lower, Spanish, Greek stocks tumble

    European equities closed lower on Monday amid low volumes, with a number of markets shut for the holiday weekend.

  • The impact of a Greek exit   Monday, 25 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    The impact of a Greek exit

    Nick Hungerford, chief executive officer of Nutmeg, explains why a possible "Grexit" would have "far less effect than two or three years ago."

  • *Weakened AKP under attack over economy. ISTANBUL, May 25- Murat Dalga stands in a shop filled with everything but customers and swears he won't be voting for Turkey's ruling AK Party this time around. That has given the opposition a new line of attack and highlights the difficulties a weakened AKP will face after the June 7 polls, when it will need to bring in overdue...

  • LONDON, May 25- Gold prices were marginally lower on Monday, as the dollar gained traction against major currency rivals, on signs the Federal Reserve is preparing to tighten monetary policy for the first time in six years in 2015.. Fed Chair Janet Yellen indicated on Friday that the U.S. central bank was poised to raise rates this year, with the world's largest...

  • Why Greek situation is not sustainable   Monday, 25 May 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Why Greek situation is not sustainable

    Are markets pricing in a Grexit? Philippe Waechter, head of economic research at Natixis Asset Management, explains why no one wants to imagine Greece leaving the euro zone.

  • 'Brexit': A question that needs to be answered   Monday, 25 May 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    'Brexit': A question that needs to be answered

    The Bank of England is under pressure, following plans of how to deal with a Brexit were leaked. CNBC's Julia Chatterley discusses recent developments.

  • ECB's QE: Awful long way to go   Monday, 25 May 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    ECB's QE: Awful long way to go

    Simon Grose-Hodge, head of investment advisory at LGT Bank Singapore, explains why the European Central Bank's monetary policies need to keep on going.

  • EU equity markets: Further to go?   Monday, 25 May 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    EU equity markets: Further to go?

    Pierre-Yves Gauthier, founding partner at AlphaValue, explains why very few investors are really committed to European equities.

  • *Weakened AKP under attack over economy. ISTANBUL, May 25- Murat Dalga stands in a shop filled with everything but customers and swears he won't be voting for Turkey's ruling AK Party this time around. That has given the opposition a new line of attack and highlights the difficulties a weakened AKP will face after the June 7 polls, when it will need to bring in overdue...

  • SHANGHAI, May 25- China will slash import tariffs on consumer goods including skincare products, Western-style clothes and diapers from June, potentially giving a fillip to global brands and bolstering domestic consumption amid faltering economic growth. China retail sales rose 10 percent last month, but eased from March as data showed that China's economy...

  • "With the negotiations between Greece and the rest of the euro area at an impasse, an impatient German Chancellor Merkel has warned that an agreement must be reached before the end of the month," said Thomas Costerg, senior economist at Standard Chartered. Greece cannot make a payment to the International Monetary Fund due on June 5 unless foreign lenders...

  • Ireland first country to vote yes on gay nuptials Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 1:34 PM ET
    People celebrate a landslide victory of a Yes vote after a referendum on same sex marriage was won by popular ballot vote by a margin of around two-to-one at Dublin Castle on May 23, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

    Ireland is now the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, The NY Times reports.

  • What will get Europe's economy rolling again? Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 9:42 AM ET

    SINTRA, Portugal— What's behind Europe's sluggish recovery and high jobless rate? The European Central Bank convened some of the world's most prominent economists Thursday through Saturday to probe those questions at the Penha Longa golf resort set amid steep, densely forested hills near the town of Sintra, Portugal, near the Atlantic Ocean.

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