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  • What to Watch for in Eastern Europe Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 1:45 AM ET
    Istanbul's Arasta Bazaar

    South-Eastern Europe could throw up some surprises to the downside, Peter Attard Montalto, emerging market economist at Nomura, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • When Lehman Brothers collapsed at the height of the financial crisis, JPMorgan Chase was at the center of the storm. The bank was a major lender to the firm, which filed the biggest bankruptcy in United States history. The NYT reports.

  • Romney’s Day to Relish Is Marred by Aide’s Gaffe Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 4:57 AM ET
    Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney sought to use the coveted endorsement of Jeb Bush on Wednesday to amplify his call for Republicans to rally behind his candidacy and get on with the mission of ousting President Obama. The NYT reports.

  • 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
    European Bank Note

    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
    Vladamir Putin

    The Russian Presidential elections have once again revealed the EU’s many contradictions and exposed its dwarf-size political mass.

  • Russia Is Our Biggest Call: Investor     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 5:40 AM ET

    Advance Emerging Capital CEO, Slim Feriani, told CNBC why Russia accounts for 13 percent of his firm's emerging market fund.

  • 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.

  • "I think there is going to be a lot of questions about the fairness of the vote, but it does not look like the Kremlin's giving any ground on that at the moment," Wall Street Journal reporter, Greg White, told CNBC.

  • Swap Talks Over Greece Could Test the Market Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 4:35 AM ET
    Greek Parliament

    The financial system could face a test this week as industry officials debate a provision of the Greek bailout, the New York Times reports.

  • Portugal’s Debt Efforts May Be Warning for Greece Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 7:22 AM ET

    Unlike Greece, Portugal is a debtor nation that has done everything that the European Union and the International Monetary Fund have asked it to, in exchange for the 78 billion euro (about $103 billion) bailout Lisbon received last May. The NYT reports.

  • European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank's rescue of the region's banks by showering them with cheap loans could be creating the conditions for another financial crisis several years from now. The New York Times reports.

  • Greece has found itself in a category of its own among struggling debtors — a nation Europe no longer trusts, The New York Times reports.

  • In Europe, Stagnation as a Way of Life Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 3:19 AM ET
    Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against plans for new austerity measures on October 19, 2011 in Athens, Greece.

    For all the struggles that Greece has gone through to satisfy its demanding lenders, Europe’s troubles are not going away, the New York Times reports.

  • Five Banks Bid for AIG Assets Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 4:15 AM ET

    Another batch of the riskiest mortgage-backed securities once owned by the American International Group are being auctioned off this week, according to two people familiar with the matter, a sale that would bring the insurance giant’s 2008 meltdown once step closer to a resolution.

  • A Contrarian Bets Ireland and Hungary Will Rebound Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 3:57 AM ET

    For months now, a big investor has been betting billions of dollars that two of Europe’s most wounded countries will bounce back from the beating they have taken during the region’s debt crisis, the New York Times reports.

  • Commentary: Reform Key to Growth in Russia Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 10:25 AM ET
    Vladamir Putin

    The Russia Forum, held in Moscow each February, brings together politicians and business leaders to discuss investing in this vast resource-rich country.

  • Portugal

    Investors are predicting that Portugal will be next in line after Greece to impose losses on bondholders as it struggles to meet the terms of a $103 billion bailout agreement struck with international creditors last May. The New York Times reports.

  • How to Approach Markets in Eastern Europe Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 1:16 AM ET

    The region is utterly dependent on the health of the richer EU members. This is why, analysts said, when things will turn for the better, investors stand to gain from a faster recovery than in Western Europe.

  • Eastern Europe's Growth Hinges on Euro Zone: EBRD Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 5:37 AM ET
    Budapest, Hungary

    Growth in Central and Eastern Europe hinges on developments in the euro zone and a slowdown in the CEE region is already underway, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) chief economist Erik Berglof told CNBC on Wednesday.