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  • Latin America is a “very underestimated area of opportunity” for business, Chris Viehbacher, CEO of the drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • European Sovereign Debt: Crisis That Isn't Going Away Saturday, 8 Jan 2011 | 12:03 PM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    Less than a month after bailing out Ireland, and after a holiday lull in the markets that may have looked mistakenly like calming, the European Union is again struggling to persuade investors that it has the cash and the will to address the root cause of its travails. The New York Times reports.

  • Focus on China's H-Shares, Ditch A-Shares: Mobius Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 2:32 AM ET

    Emerging equity markets were amongst the top performers in 2010 and Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group, expects the trend to continue this year. The global investor remains heavily exposed to the sector.

  • The popular social networking site has raised $500 million from the investment bank and a Russian investor in a deal that values the company at $50 billion, the New York Times reports.

  • Estonia

    On Saturday, Estonia completes its trip from Soviet republic to full-fledged member of the euro zone, reports the New York Times.

  • Market Insider: Russian Roulette Could Pay Off in 2011 Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 8:38 PM ET
    The Spasskaya Tower in Red Square, Moscow.

    As Russia moves to lure foreign investors, some strategists see the Russian bear as the emerging market bull for 2011.

  • Goldman’s Wordsmith Coins 2011 ‘Year of USA’ Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | 12:25 PM ET

    The strategist known for coining 'BRICs' shares his insight for the next batch of "growing economies" in 2011.

  • Outrageous Predictions: Congress to Block Fed's QE3 Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 10:16 AM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Apple will buy Facebook, Congress will block a third round of quantitative easing and the S&P will reach a new all-time high. These are just some of the outrageous predictions for 2011 put forward by Saxo Bank in its annual "Black Swan Exercise."

  • Putin on the "Hill" Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 10:20 AM ET

    As I sat watching a video of Vladimir Putin warble "Blueberry Hill" this weekend, I couldn't help but think, what would Ronald Reagan say?

  • Euro Zone Is Imperiled by North-South Divide Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 4:49 AM ET
    lisbon portugal

    The euro once meant flush banks and easy credit, but these days it has laid bare a cold reality: Portugal shares the high wages and prices of richer northern European neighbors, but not their competitiveness, reports the New York Times.

  • Pops & Drops: Regal, Aeropostale, Kroger and More Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 1:22 PM ET

    As the S&P 500 index rose by 1 percent Thursday, these market movers caught the attention of the "Fast Money" traders.

  • BUSINESS—Nesto Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 3:28 PM ET
    Nuclear power plant

    A trade war over the weak dollar, a building boom for nuclear-power plants and major state and municpal debt defaults.

  • Russia 'Cheap Compared to Everything': Strategist Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 9:21 AM ET

    Fear of political instability and corruption allegations have kept many investors away from Russia, but now could be the time to take advantage of the emerging market as Europe is in the grip of a debt crisis and valuations are cheap, Roland Nash, chief strategist at Renaissance Capital, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • For Russia's Poor, Blond Hair Is Snippet of Gold Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 7:13 AM ET
    Paris goes green!

    The road into town is a potholed track, passing villages of log cabins and fallow fields that speak to the poverty that has gripped this part of central Russia for as long as anyone can remember. The New York Times reports.

  • The Enduring Myth of Gold’s Record High Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 10:23 AM ET
    Gold

    the New York Times reports.

  • Irish Debt Woes Revive Concern About Europe Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 4:33 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    When interest rates soared last week on Irish government bonds, it served as a warning to other indebted nations of how difficult it could be to roll back decades of public sector largess. The New York Times reports.

  • Mortgage

    Covered bonds, a financing tool that has been popular in Europe since the 18th century, are winning converts here as a new way to finance residential and commercial mortgages, reports the New York Times.

  • Police Raid Bank of Russian Media Tycoon Lebedev Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 7:23 AM ET

    A spokesman for Alexander Lebedev says the Russian banking and media tycoon is being held inside the Moscow headquarters of a bank he owns while masked police rifle through company files.

  • Russia's Kamchatka Volcanoes Spew Giant Ash Clouds Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 3:18 AM ET

    Two volcanoes erupted Thursday on Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, tossing massive ash clouds miles into the air, forcing flights to divert and blanketing one town with thick, heavy ash.

  • E-Mail Spam Falls After Russian Crackdown Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 8:23 AM ET
    Hand using mouse with laptop

    Spam around the world dropped by an estimated one-fifth after Russia’s pursuit of a suspected spam kingpin, reports The New York Times.

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