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  • Global flash points     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 7:36 AM ET
    Iraqi Shiite men brandish their weapons as they show their willingness to join Iraqi security forces in the fight against jihadist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities, on June 18, 2014, in the capital Baghdad.

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chairman, shares his thoughts on the escalating violence in the Middle East, and weighs in on the challenges ahead for China, Brazil and Portugal.

  • Not a good weekend for US foreign policy     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the ripple effects of global unrest.

  • Portugal bank gets new boss but stock still falls Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 5:55 AM ET

    LISBON, Portugal— A new chief executive has been appointed for Portugal's biggest bank, but Banco Espirito Santo's share price is still falling sharply as investors continue to fret about its financial health.

  • LISBON, July 14- Portugal's financially troubled Espirito Santo family loosened its grip on the country's largest listed bank, announcing a stake sale and hastening management change after prompting from the central bank which is trying to calm investors.

  • Portuguese debt to drop 70%: Pro     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 2:53 AM ET

    David Salanic, founder of Tortus Capital, discusses Portuguese government bonds and explains that they could go down 70 percent.

  • Should you short Portugal?     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    David Salanic, founder of Tortus Capital, explains that he's been short on Portugal for over a year and says that it will be "very difficult" for the country to cut its deficits further.

  • Treasury prices rally on Fed hopes, Portugal woes Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:10 PM ET
    Traders work in the S&P 500 options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange

    U.S. Treasury prices continued to rally on future Fed action and safe-haven demand stemming from worries about Portugal's biggest listed bank.

  • European shares steady as Portuguese rout pauses Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    LONDON, July 11- European markets steadied and shares in Lisbon staged a small bounce on Friday as concerns eased about the health of Portugal's largest bank and its impact on the euro zone financial system. Doubts about the financial health of the family that controls BES had pulled the PSI 20 to a nine-month low on Thursday and rocked bourses across Europe.

  • *Portugal's top index rises 0.9 pct after Thursday's slump. LONDON, July 11- Portuguese shares bounced on Friday, outperforming skittish European markets, as investors decided concern over Portugal's biggest listed bank were unlikely to disrupt the country's financial system and affect lenders across the euro zone.

  • Tension for Europe's banking     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick provides insight to the potential default at Banco Espirito Santo, and real worries of a domino effect around the world.

  • By Sergio Goncalves and Laura Noonan. LISBON July 11- Portugal's government and central bank assured investors on Friday that the southern European country's financial system was sound, aiming to quell worry about the spillover effects of trouble at the Espirito Santo business empire.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports European shares pared losses as Banco Espirito Santo seeks to calm concerns over its capital position.

  • Remedies for a sluggish economy     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    Jurrien Timmer, Fidelity Investments, and Steve Miller, AIG non-executive chairman, provide perspective on what would likely relieve the global economic malaise. Also Timmer shares his outlook on the markets.

  • European markets trim losses     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    Europe shares regain footing and Portugal shares post gains, reports CNBC's Karen Tso, with the latest update on Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo.

  • Patrick Chovanec, Silvercrest Asset Management, and Bruce Kasman, JPMorgan chief economist, share their outlook on the markets and economy. Also Kasman weighs in on Portugal's bank problems and explains why he thinks there's not a systemic threat in Europe.

  • Global markets eye Portugal bank crisis     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    Mark Grant, Southwest Securities, explains why the Portuguese bank crisis may spread to Brazil and Italy, but will not be a disaster for U.S. markets.

  • Banco Espirito shares suspended     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    Portugal's bank woes raise concerns of another EU crisis, reports CNBC's Steve Sedgwick.

  • No systemic risk from BES: Pro     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Portugal's banking sector has gone through a transformative intervention, making its risk to Europe's banking system small, Antonio Roldan Mones, Portugal analyst at Eurasia Group.

  • Portuguese bank says it's healthy, markets recover Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 4:37 AM ET

    LISBON, Portugal— Senior Portuguese officials gave assurances Friday about the soundness of Portugal's biggest bank, seeking to defuse tension after world markets went into a spin over fears that Banco Espirito Santo's troubles could reignite Europe's financial difficulties.

  • BES has 'capital, not solvency issues': Pro     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 4:15 AM ET

    Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, says Banco Espirito Santo has capital problems not solvency issues.