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  • Ten Big Questions for JPMorgan Friday, 11 May 2012 | 4:05 AM ET
    JP Morgan Chase headquarters

    US biggest bank in asset, JPMorgan, revealed on Thursday that it suffered a trading loss of at least $2 billion from a failed hedging strategy.

  • Problems Ahead Rain on Spain 'May Day' Parade Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 11:19 AM ET
    Spain

    May Day protests by labor unions were supposed to convey the strength of feeling on the part of the "hombre" on the street to austerity and labor reform. But on a soaking wet afternoon in Madrid's Puerta del Sol, roughly 15,000 people failed to fill the square to capacity, writes CNBC's Rebecca Meehan.

  • Will the ECB's Low Rate Create New Asset Bubbles? Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 3:44 AM ET
    European Union Flag

    The ECB might help the periphery by holding rates as low as it can, even if it risks something that might resemble a reflationary boom for the core.

  • Spain: Reform, Grow, or Restructure? Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 2:02 AM ET
    Spain

    Tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets of Spain’s capital on Sunday to protest against new austerity measures that will hit health and education benefits.

  • HK Chief Executive in Hot Water Over $6,900 Hotel Stay Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 3:56 AM ET
    Prince Philippe of Belgium and Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang pose for a photo at Laeken Castle on September 8, 2011 in Brussels, Belgium.

    He's got two months in office before retiring, but Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang, the head of the territory's government, is stuck in controversy again over charges of living it up on taxpayers' money.

  • Growth in Europe? Call It a Very Vague Aspiration Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 2:26 AM ET

    The UK is back in recession, and the UK Chancellor, George Osborne, is adamant that he still knows what to do.

  • What Happens If Plan A(usterity) Fails? Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 3:24 AM ET

    A couple of weeks ago European finance ministers attended an informal meeting in Copenhagen to sign off on one of the final components of the plan to deal with the debt crisis once and for all.

  • Pass the Buffett Rule So We Can All Move On: Sullivan Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 2:26 PM ET
    Warren Buffett and President Barack Obama

    For the majority of the country, $4 gas isn’t going to doom the American economy. Here’s why.

  • The Real Threat Is Spain, Not Greece: Sullivan Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 5:05 PM ET
    Spain

    With its falling home prices and rising corporate and personal bankruptcies, Spain — whose economy is nearly five times larger than Greece — has now become the greatest threat to the global markets.

  • Why $4 a Gallon Gas Doesn’t Matter: Sullivan Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 9:08 AM ET

    For the majority of the country, $4 gas isn’t going to doom the American economy. Here’s why.

  • Give Hong Kong’s Next Chief Executive a Chance Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 3:37 AM ET
    Pro-democracy activists march during a protest denouncing the government's voting policy in Hong Kong on April 1, 2012, in the first demonstration since Leung Chun-ying, 57, was elected as Hong Kong's next chief executive on March 25 by a 1,200-strong election committee packed with pro-Beijing elites.

    I wonder if the thousands of protestors who clashed with police here on Sunday realized the irony that it was April Fool’s Day, because a lot of what took place on a lovely cool and crisp bright weekend made Hong Kong look really foolish.

  • SouthGobi Resources may be about to lose one ‘big brother’ but stands to gain an even larger one with greater clout, if a proposed deal by Chalco to buy Ivanhoe Mining’s controlling stake in the Mongolian-focused coal producer is completed.

  • Will Political Risk Derail World Economic Growth? Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 2:27 AM ET
    World in Hand

    In a tentative recovery, everyone’s looking for the next nasty that could spring up and derail growth next — the answer is political risk... All over the world.

  • A Long ‘Good Buy,’ or Market for Muppets? Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 5:01 AM ET

    With stocks having doubled in value since the March 2009 lows, many will treat a once in a lifetime call to buy stocks with caution. 2009 was a once in a generation time to buy stocks, so was 2003. Both followed once in a generation chances to short stocks. It is amazing how many generational opportunities you can get into a single decade these days, writes CNBC's Patrick Allen.

  • Hong Kong chief executive candidates Leung Chun-ying (L), Henry Tang (C) and Albert Ho (R) pose for a picture before a chief executive candidates forum in Hong Kong on March 16, 2012.

    It’s the dirtiest, nastiest election yet in Hong Kong’s short modern history as a part of China. The race between Henry Tang and Leung Chun-ying has decomposed into mudslinging over Tang’s infidelity, illegal construction, and Leung’s alleged ties to organized crime, commercial conflicts of interest, and allegations that he advocated draconian police crackdowns on protestors nearly a decade ago.

  • As Putin Takes the Helm, All Is Not Well in Russia Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 10:07 AM ET
    Vladamir Putin

    Vladimir Putin is back as president-elect. He was first elected in 2000. Since his election the term has been lengthened to 6 years, so he's definitely in the top job through 2018. And possibly through 2024 (at which stage he'll be 72 and in charge of Russia for half his adult life), if he manages another term as is constitutionally permitted.

  • How Long Will the Iranian Standoff Last? Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 7:22 AM ET
    This satellite image shows the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Iran and United Arab Emirates.

    The standoff - an escalating tit-for-tat combination of sanctions and counter-threats - is unlikely to be resolved in the coming weeks.

  • At the ECB, a Change in Style but Not in Policy Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 4:56 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    Market watchers, journalists and self-declared ECB experts of all ilk have fostered the long-cherished (and equally long misguided) view that ECB council members walk into the meetings waving the flag of their respective countries. They don´t.

  • Arrests at Murdoch Empire Further Rattle Dynasty Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 4:20 AM ET
    News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch looks down as he leaves the One Aldwych Hotel surrounded by his personal security team to speak with reporters after meeting with the family of murdered school girl Milly Dowler on July 15, 2011 in London, England.

    The latest arrests at Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper empire have sparked renewed concerns about whether News Corp will continue to back the papers, CNBC.com's Catherine Boyle writes.

  • EU Officials Try to Coax India Into Iran Faceoff Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 5:45 AM ET
    Tehran, Iran

    India, which imports 12 percent of its oil from Iran, has not jumped on the drawdown bandwagon just yet.

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