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  • Europe Stocks To Follow Asia Higher Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 3:36 AM ET

    After two days of heavy selloffs instigated by the disasters in Japan, European shares look set open higher at the start of trading Wednesday.

  • EU Exec Says Should Consider Nuclear "Stress Tests" Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 7:45 AM ET
    The coal fueled Fiddlers Ferry power station emits vapour into the night sky on November 16, 2009 in Warrington, United Kingdom.

    European Union governments should consider the possibility of "stress tests" on European nuclear power stations to check they meet safety requirements, the EU's executive Commission said on Tuesday.

  • Europe Stocks Set for Steep Losses at Start Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 1:53 AM ET

    Stocks across Europe are indicated to drop sharply when trading starts Tuesday pulled down by a major selloff in Japan and weakness across the rest of Asian markets.

  • Japanese markets are behaving consistent with recent post-disaster pattern: a lower stock market, lower government bond yields and a mixed outcome for the currency. 

  • Markets Applaud European Debt Crisis Package Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 9:55 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Markets have cheered a surprisingly broad European package of measures to tackle the government debt crisis that has over the past year threatened the existence of the euro currency.

  • The yen is stable for now after moves by the Bank of Japan, and the dollar is depressed by OPEC selling — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Euro Zone Progress, but No End Game Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 2:27 AM ET
    eu building brussels

    Friday night’s deal in Brussels was only made possible by sovereign downgrades and skyrocketing bond yields that still have the potential to push the periphery countries over the edge.

  • Europe to Open Lower, Hit by Japan Quake Toll Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:43 AM ET

    European shares are seen opening lower on Monday as markets continue to look at the impact of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday.

  • Soldiers pull a boat across floodwater as they help to evacuate residents of Tagajo city, Miyagi

    Traders went home Friday thinking about Japan's tragic earthquake and tsunami, more possible unrest in the Middle East, and Europe's sovereign debt problems.

  • EU Leaders Agree: Half a Loaf Is Better than None Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 5:07 PM ET

    Euro zone leaders have agreed to coordinate their economic policies more closely — more or less. 

  • Euro Stocks Look Lower Ahead of Summit, 'Rage' Day Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 1:31 AM ET
    Traders sit in front of their screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares look set for a lower open on Friday ahead of Saudi Arabia's "Day of Rage" and the European Union Summit in Brussels.

  • Not-So-Great Expectations for the EU Leaders' Summit Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 3:17 PM ET

    Debt crisis? What debt crisis? The EU leaders want to work on their competitiveness pact at their March 11 meetup. Expect the euro to continue slipping.

  • Europe Is Gloomy and the Land Down Under is Down, Too Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 9:57 AM ET

    Euro traders are glum ahead of the EU summit, and rate cuts sting in New Zealand. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • Europe Shares Look Weak as Moody's Cuts Spain Rating Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 2:34 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 futures fell further on Thursday after Moody's announced that it had downgraded Spain's sovereign debt by one notch to Aa2 with a negative outlook.

  • Greeks Adopt ‘Won’t Pay’ Attitude Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 2:08 AM ET

    Local residents in a small town north of Athens, angry at losing their exemption from paying tolls for using a 500m stretch of motorway, raised a banner saying “Den Plirono” (“I won’t pay”).  In four months, Den Plirono has grown to a nationwide anti-austerity movement, reports the Financial Times.

  • Big Deadline Facing Spain's Nervous Savings Banks Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 12:57 AM ET

    New rules capital requirement for banks in Spain come into force on Thursday and Spain's vulnerable savings banks are looking around for any extra cash.

  • Revolts Raise Fear of Migration in Europe Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 11:47 PM ET
    Libyan opposition supporters demonstrate in Benghazi, Libya.

    Many in Europe worry that they will face new waves of illegal immigration not only from the liberated areas in the north, but from much of sub-Saharan Africa as well, the New York Times reports.

  • 15 Countries That Consume The Most Alcohol Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 1:25 PM ET
    From country to country around the world, people’s relationship with alcohol varies greatly. In some places it serves as a point of national identity, and in others it has become detrimental to a country's overall health. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) released on the global status of alcohol, in order to help countries combat the harmful use of alcohol and avoid negative health and social consequences. Along with data on estimated cost of alcohol abuse, drinking ages and drunk-dr

    Around the world, people’s relationship with alcohol varies greatly. In some places it is a point of national identity, in others it has become detrimental to a country's overall health.

  • Busch: Don't Believe the European Central Bank Hype Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 10:28 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    Currency traders eager for an interest rate hike by the European Central Bank have large long euro positions. Here's a trade to take the other side.

  • Concerns Over Latest EU Bank Stress Tests Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 1:37 AM ET

    Key parts of a stress test for European banks designed to raise investor confidence in the sector have been softened by regulators despite widespread derision of a similar exercise last year, which was seen by financial markets as too lax, reports the Financial Times.