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  • Dollar Lifts, Japan Holds Steady Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 7:33 AM ET
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    Greece's bailout gets a green light and the dollar gets a lift - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Banks will face stiff penalties and intense public scrutiny if they fail to live up to the standards of a $25 billion mortgage settlement with state and federal authorities, according to court documents filed as part of the deal Monday in federal court in Washington. The NYT reports.

  • An Architect of a Deal Sees Greece as a Model Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 11:17 AM ET
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    A lead adviser to Greece on its debt deal,  Mitu Gulati, argues that instead of repeated austerity-based bailouts, other European countries should cut a deal directly with their creditors to reduce their debt loads.

  • Bindi: The Russian Elections - Bad News for the EU Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 11:27 AM ET
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    The Russian Presidential elections have once again revealed the EU’s many contradictions and exposed its dwarf-size political mass.

  • Trading The Globe: Behind Russia's Selloff   Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 10:23 AM ET
    Trading The Globe: Behind Russia's Selloff

    Insight on whether Russia's stock market is lower as a result of political concerns over Vladimir Putin's re-election, with Tim Seymour, EmergingMoney.com founder.

  • Police and Protesters Clash in Moscow Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 4:49 AM ET
    Moscow riot police detain an activist during an unsacnctioned anti-Putin opposition rally at the Pushkin Square March 5, 2012 in central Moscow, Russia.

    Police and demonstrators clashed and hundred of arrests were made in central Moscow on Monday night during protests against widespread fraud in Sunday’s election of Vladimir Putin to a third term as Russia’s president, the Financial Times reports.

  • 10 Game-Changing Elections in 2012 Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 3:44 PM ET
    There was a wide-ranging change of the guard in 2011. In Europe struggling countries such as Italy and Greece brought in the technocrats, or voted out administrations, which had failed to solve their economic crises. In the Middle East two entrenched regimes toppled under popular uprisings and a third after a revolution.In 2012, there could be an even bigger shift, with several key countries facing possible changes at the top. Citizens that rid themselves of dictators and have not yet decided wh

    There was a wide-ranging change of the guard  in Europe and the Middle East in 2011. Here are 10 other elections that could change the game of global politics in 2012.

  • Protesting Putin's Victory   Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:26 PM ET
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    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on thousands of protesters filling the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg, to challenge Vladimir Putin's re-election victory.

  • The World's Biggest Oil Reserves Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:08 PM ET
    Heat rises from stacks at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, California.

    With the most recent data from the Energy Information Administration and the CIA World Factbook, here are the countries with the biggest proven oil reserves.

  • Vladimir Putin's Victory   Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 10:52 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin's Victory

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on Russia's Vladimir Putin as he prepares to re-occupy the Kremlin following his presidential election victory.

  • Vladimir Putin Elected Russian President   Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 6:41 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin Elected Russian President

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details from the Russian election. Vladimir Putin wins the presidency amid allegations of fraud.

  • Investors Positive About Putin Election Win: CIO

    Jochen Wermuth, the founding partner of Wermuth Asset Management, told CNBC investors were pleased with Russia's recent presidential election, as the populace showed new signs of engaging with the democratic process.

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    Russian strong man Vladimir Putin is expected to win back the presidency in this weekend’s election, but  it will be nearly impossible for him to maintain the status quo of a regime that many Russians believe is corrupt from top to bottom.

  • Inside Russia's Volatile Market   Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 10:44 AM ET
    Inside Russia's Volatile Market

    Investing in Russia requires nerves of steel, says CNBC's Steve Liesman, who explains why Russia has been very very good and very very bad for foreign investors.

  • Bullish Case for Turkey & Brazil   Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 5:28 PM ET
    Bullish Case for Turkey & Brazil

    Is it time to look outside the U.S. for growth opportunities? The Fast Money traders with a look at investing in Turkey and Brazil.

  • Run on European Banks Still Possible: Economist Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 12:27 AM ET
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    A run on European banks that would create systemic risks is still possible if a major financial institution gets into trouble, Brad Bourland, chief economist and head of proprietary investment at Jadwa Investment, warned in a CNBC interview.

  • BRICs to Discuss Plans for Multilateral Bank Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 10:00 PM ET
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    Officials from top emerging market countries will discuss fledgling plans to set up a multilateral bank to fund projects in developing nations during upcoming Group of 20 meetings, a senior Brazilian government official said on Thursday.

  • Tim Seymour: Don’t Panic As Oil Hits New Highs Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 7:16 PM ET

    As oil hit nine-month highs Thursday, “Fast Money” pro Tim Seymour took a longer view on the effects that would have in the consumer space.

  • BRICs No Safe Haven From Western Doom: Study Monday, 20 Feb 2012 | 8:12 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.

    Investors turning to the still-expanding BRIC economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China should be aware that these countries remain exposed to risks – including internal conflict and the impact of climate change – which could undermine their potential for attractive returns, a new report by global analysts Maplecroft warned on Monday.

  • Billionaire Sports Team Owners Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 5:26 PM ET
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    Check out some of the billionaires from all over the world who have added a major sports team or two to their portfolios.