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  • Myanmar: The Next Austria? Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 11:53 PM ET

    Myanmar could be the next Austria, according to Aung Tun Thet, a member of President Thein Sein's National Economic and Social Advisory Council.

  • Can Global Markets Shake Off the Nikkei Jitters? Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 11:08 PM ET

    Japan's blue-chip stock index has in May suffered its two sharpest sell-offs for the year and its high volatility is fueling concern about a spill over into other major markets.

  • UK Growth Will Beat Expectations: Industry Body Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    The U.K. could post better-than-expected GDP numbers over the next three years, thanks to a strong service sector, the British Chambers of Commerce said Friday.

  • Europe Likely to Slash Financial Transaction Tax Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:52 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    European countries planning a tax on financial transactions are set to drastically scale back the levy, cutting it by 90 percent, in what would be a major victory for banks.

  • Syria Has a Driver's Seat, and the US Isn't In It Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:45 PM ET
    Protestors wave Free Syria's flags and chant slogans during a demonstration.

    There is no favorable outcome in Syria at this point—only the least unfavorable—and even that will not likely be dictated by Washington.

  • France Irks Germans, Says EU Can't Dictate Reforms Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    President Francois Hollande pledged to carry out long overdue reforms but said it was up to Paris, not the EC, to determine how they are implemented.

  • This Chart Shows Dow Should Be (a Lot!) Lower Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 12:36 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City.

    While earnings have grown only modestly over the past few quarters, stock prices have surged, sending what could be a disconcerting message to investors.

  • Walls Around Stock Research Are Crumbling Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    The Chinese walls on Wall Street separating investment banking business from analysis, may be crumbling.

  • Rising Oil Prices: The Euro Zone's Next Big Problem? Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    After the banking crisis, oil prices are the next threat to the euro zone, analysts told CNBC, arguing that prices will rise once the shale oil revolution in the U.S. dies down.

  • Stocks Having a 'Taper Tantrum,' Says Fidelity Pro Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:27 AM ET

    The Fed realizes at some point it has to scale back its bond purchases and that's made the stock market "very unpredictable," Jurrien Timmer of Fidelity Investments told CNBC.

  • Surprise! This Economy Looking Strong Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:20 AM ET
    Sales representative Shieldeen Langley, left, assists shoppers looking for a dishwasher at the ABT store in Glenview, Illinois, U.S.

    Even as the economy keeps chugging along, headwinds from federal budget cuts are expected to blow harder later this year.

  • EU Takes UK to Court for Lack of Migrant Benefits Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:56 AM ET
    Passengers at Heathrow

    The European Commission has referred the U.K. to the EU's Court of Justice for not allowing citizens of the Union residing in the U.K. to receive social security benefits which they are entitled to under EU law.

  • Bitcoin Clampdown: Major Exchange to Enforce Checks Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:43 AM ET

    Bitcoin fans learnt that one of the virtual currency's major exchanges will enforce customer verification checks from Thursday.

  • Samsung Unveils Midtier Galaxy S4 Miniphone Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:14 AM ET

    Samsung unveils a stripped down version of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, aiming to grab a bigger share in the midtier segment as growth in the high-end market slows.

  • Brazil's Rate Hike Harks Back to 2011, Without the Boom Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 6:21 AM ET

    The last time Brazil hiked interest rates by 50 basis points, the economy had just come off its strongest growth in 25 years with GDP rising 7.5 percent the previous year.

  • Goldman: Carry On Buying Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 5:55 AM ET

    Global stocks may have been on a wild ride of late but the world's biggest investment bank has told investors they should continue to buy equities.

  • Bayern Munich Champions Are Kings of Branding Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 5:51 AM ET

    As the ticker tape begins to settle following their first Champions League triumph in 12 years, Bayern Munich can rejoice in not just being Europe's greatest soccer team but the sport's most valuable brand.

  • We'll Deliver With Drones: Matternet CEO  Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 4:50 AM ET

    Andreas Raptopolous, co-founder and CEO of Matternet, explains how his startup plans to deliver goods via drones to remote places with no infrastructure, and how he will make a profit.

  • What Is Attracting Infrastructure Investment?  Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    Matthew Jones, partner and head of infrastructure at Nabarro, explains why the company's survey found the U.K. is the most attractive country for infrastructure investment.

  • European Banks 'Cheapest They've Been in 30 Years' Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:59 AM ET
    City of London

    European banks have faced their fair share of bearish sentiment plagued by the region's debt crisis in recent years, but one portfolio manager says now is time to invest in these beleaguered stocks.

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