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  • Swiss drugs industry supplier Lonza is to buy U.S.-listed Arch Chemicals for some $1.2 billion, creating the world's largest player in the microbial control market, the groups said on Monday.

  • Whatever Happens, Commodities Win: Jim Rogers Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 2:46 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    "If the world economy gets better, I earn money on commodities. If the global economy gets worse then they will print more money and I will make money in commodities," Rogers said.

  • Italy, Spain Will Mean More 'Carnage': Fund Manager Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 12:57 AM ET

    As euro zone finance ministers meet to discuss the latest plan on the table aimed at solving the Greek debt crisis, one fund manager is warning that Italy and Spain will be downgraded, raising the possibility of "carnage" for global markets.

  • EU Stance Shifts on Greece Default Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 12:26 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    European leaders are for the first time prepared to accept that Athens should default on some of its bonds as part of a new bail-out plan for Greece that would put the country's overall debt levels on a sustainable footing, reported the FT.

  • El-Erian: Keep a Close Eye on Italy Sunday, 10 Jul 2011 | 7:10 PM ET

    What happened in Italy last week was notable. If it continues, it would mark a significant extension of the regional debt crisis that Europe has repeatedly failed to come to grips with.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 6:12 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including retail picks, gaming stocks and railway bets.

  • Euro Slides, Dollar Droops Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    The euro gets hit by Italian drama and the dollar falls on a gloomy employment report - time for your FX Fix.

  • Sovereign CDS Index Hits High     Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 9:17 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports on the rising cost of insuring debt in 15 European countries.

  • Onward & Upward Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:37 AM ET

    Our special report, "NASA: The Next Generation," explores  the impact of the space shuttle's end to the future of the agency and America's place in space.

  • Staying In The Race Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:23 AM ET
    Buzz Aldrin stands on moon surface with US flag during Apollo 11 mission.

    The end of NASA’s space shuttle program will limit U.S. manned flight in the short term but is unlikely to threaten the country's long-term competitiveness in the space sector.

  • Next Stop: Deep Space Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:22 AM ET
    Artist rendering of the Sierra Nevada Corp. Dream Chaser, which justreceived $80 million from NASA. It is one of the new generation ofprivate-sector space vehicles that will carry humans and cargo to theInternational Space Station.

    The space agency is leaving the low-orbit travel to the private sector and focusing its R&D efforts on exploring deep space.

  • Europe’s banks are growing increasingly angry over the stress tests being run by European regulators, complaining that the process has been excessively rigid, with damaging changes to the exercise rushed through at the last minute, according to the FT.

  • Jean-Claude Trichet

    The European Central Bank is going easy on Portugal, making the euro bounce. Whether the lift will last is another matter.

  • ECB Hikes Rates, Hints at Dovish Stance in August Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 9:08 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank raised interest rates by 25 basis points to 1.50 percent on Thursday, as it continued to brush off concerns over sovereign debt worries in the euro zone periphery, but President Jean-Claude Trichet hinted that a further rise in August is unlikely.

  • ECB to Shrug Off Periphery Concerns, Raise Rates Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 1:50 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank is expected to raise rates by 25 basis points on Thursday, as indicated in its June press conference, despite ongoing concerns over the euro zone's periphery.

  • 'Euro to Get Worse,' Says Gartman     Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 5:15 PM ET

    Dennis Gartman, the Gartman Letter, explains why the euro will hit new lows.

  • A Northern Currency that's Ready to Light Up Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 3:36 PM ET
    Canadian Loons

    The Canadian dollar is poised to beat very low expectations, unlike one major currency we could name.

  • In Europe, a Move to Slash Phone Roaming Charges Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 12:23 PM ET

    Over the next three years, the fees that consumers pay to browse the Internet with smartphones and tablets may be cut by as much as 78 percent, under a plan being proposed by the European Commission on Wednesday.

  • Money in Motion: The Euro Trade     Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 9:53 AM ET

    A look at what investors can expect from the euro ahead of tomorrow's ECB rate decision, with Rebecca Patterson, JP Morgan Asset Management.

  • Christine Lagarde's News Conference     Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 9:40 AM ET

    Christine Lagarde, new head of the International Monetary Fund holds a news conference at the IMF headquarters as the European debt crisis takes center stage.