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  • Europe Shares to Dip Ahead of Portugal Auction Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 2:05 AM ET

    European shares were set to open flat to lower on Wednesday as caution over the euro zone debt crisis prevailed ahead of a closely-watched Portuguese bond auction.

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    Despite denials by the Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates that the country will not be seeking financial aid from the IMF or the European Union, technical discussions are being held ‘quietly’ among European leaders about a possible bailout plan, the Portuguese newspaper Publico reported on its Web site.

  • Greece

    Greek Finance Minister George Papanconstantinou sought to reassure investors over the country’s debt burden on Tuesday, saying spreads between Greek and German bonds were high because of broader market turbulence rather than real threat of default.

  • Banking regulators have quietly taken a major step toward harmonized global regulation by agreeing to raise worldwide capital requirements whenever an individual country declares a credit bubble.

  • Europe Shares to Rise on Earnings Optimism Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 2:14 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set to rise on Tuesday, after Wall Street finished off lows, and Alcoa kicked off earnings season by beating forecasts.

  • Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    European sovereign debt is the US stock market's bad penny—it keeps turning up where it's not wanted and at the most inopportune times.

  • Investors have very short memories and the major economies of the world are not as strong as the markets would have us believe, Pedro Noronha, fund manager at Noster Capital, said Monday.

  • Greece Borrowing Rates Hit New Record Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 6:02 AM ET

    Greek bond yields hit another record high Monday amid a broader flare-up in Europe's debt crisis and despite better than expected deficit reduction figures.

  • Will Portugal Ask for EU/IMF Aid This Week? Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 4:52 AM ET

    Will this be the week that Portugal becomes the latest euro zone country to call in the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to bail it out? The answer to that question will become clear on Wednesday when Lisbon taps the bond market for the first time in 2011.

  • European Shares Seen Flat Ahead of Debt Auctions Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 2:31 AM ET

    European stocks were seen mostly unchanged on Monday, following last week's strong gains, as investors brace for this week's flurry of debt auctions in the euro zone.

  • Campbell: What to Watch in 2011 Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    From Portugal and Spain to the state of housing in the US, here are some notable themes to watch for in 2011.

  • European Shares to Pause Ahead of US Jobs Report Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 2:03 AM ET

    European shares were set to pause after a brisk rally this week, with investors reluctant to take large positions ahead of a U.S. job report that will shed more light on the recovery.

  • In his new book, "HOW TO RUN THE WORLD Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance," Khanna takes a look at the current global chaos and offers up a road-map out of the "Dark Ages."

  • European Stocks Expected to Follow Wall Street Higher Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 2:01 AM ET

    European shares were set to edge higher on Thursday, after Wall Street reversed early losses following upbeat U.S. data on jobs creation and services sector growth.

  • European Shares to Track Losses in Commodities Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 2:02 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European stocks were seen retreating on Wednesday, losing ground for the first time this year, as heavyweight resource-related shares feel the pinch of a sell-off in commodity prices.

  • Morning Note: Commodity Correction or Bubble Burst? Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 11:02 AM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on whether today's commodity sell-off is a sign of a deflating bubble or a temporary correction.

  • Supply-Side Obama? Trust but Verify Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 9:37 AM ET

    The past is not always a prologue to the future. But looking at some of the big winners and losers of 2010 does provide some strong hints of a positive 2011.

  • Morning Note: Europe to Pick Up China's Slack? Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | 11:05 AM ET

    The Fast Money traders unveil their contrarian investment theses for the new year.

  • New Belgian Beers Take on InBev Goliath Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 5:49 AM ET
    Budweiser Beer

    If any place in the world epitomises the David and Goliath battle that is upending the global beer industry it is Belgium, home to both the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, and arguably the famous small-scale “craft” beers, the trappist ales made and distributed by monks, reports the Financial Times.

  • Chadwick: A Look at 2011 Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 10:08 AM ET

    The fallout from the global crisis of 2008 will continue to impact economies around the world, but the amplitude will be lower, allowing for a return to a more normalized environment for growth and profits. As health returns to economies, so will investment returns.

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