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  • The Central Bank of Cyprus denied that it will sell 400 million euros ($525 million) worth of its gold reserves as part of the conditions to Europe's bailout of the island state.

  • George Soros

    Billionaire investor George Soros is the latest person to criticize Germany's role in the euro zone crisis, telling the country that it should consider leaving the euro zone.

  • Goldman Sachs downgraded its 2013 price target for gold and advised investors to short the precious metal, in a commodities report out on Wednesday.

  • U.K. stocks performed better during Margaret Thatcher's tenure compared to any other period of time over the last 50 years.

  • Bill Gross

    The world's biggest bond fund manager Bill Gross has had a change of heart on Treasurys, raising allocations to U.S.government bonds.

  • The digital currency bitcoin continued its surge on Tuesday crossing $200, more than doubling in value in just over one week.

  • France's economy is at near-stall speed, trade and budget deficits widened last month and the country is embroiled in increasing political uncertainty.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin and an activist of the Ukrainian women rights group 'Femen' in Hannover, Germany.

    Russia urged Germany to punish a group of women who staged a bare-breasted protest against President Vladimir Putin during a visit to the country.

  • A trader monitors the foreign exchange and stocks index in Tokyo.

    Japanese investment in Europe's bond markets are expected to jump following the Bank of Japan's drastic action to ease monetary policy, the FT reports.

  • Former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher

    Margaret Thatcher's economic reforms were the driving force behind the creation of the euro zone, a senior political analyst told CNBC.

  • Weak U.S. jobs data resulted in the worst trading week this year, and analysts warn it could get worse.

  • The rejection of austerity by Portugal's main court puts new pressure on the country's faltering reform program and the euro zone, analysts told CNBC.

  • The economic advisor to Greece's anti-austerity party SYRIZA told CNBC that Greece's international lenders were "blackmailing" his country.

  • Fed Might Target Rate Guidance to Data, Not Dates: Yellen

    Janet Yellen, a potential successor to Ben Bernanke, is seen as a "loose cannon" and could upset the markets, Bob Janjuah of Nomura told CNBC.

  • Online currency bitcoin had 20 percent knocked off its price overnight on Thursday as one of its major exchanges became the victim of a hacking attack leading to a sell-off in the virtual currency after reaching an all-time high.

  • Dennis Gartman

    As investors wait for the latest U.S. jobs data to assess the recovery in the world's largest economy, Dennis Gartman told CNBC the numbers don't matter.

  • Nicosia, Cyprus

    Has Cyprus extended capital controls by another week? That's the mystery facing the market on Thursday.

  • Online currency bitcoin has surged in value since the Cyprus bailout saga sparked global interest in alternatives.

  • The Palazzo del Quirinale where President Napolitano is meeting the panel of "Wise Men."

    Analysts are questioning whether a group of economic "wise men" can save Italy from new elections.

  • Capital controls have restored a sense of calm in Cyprus. At best, this is a short reprieve if they are not followed by more fundamental decisions, according to Pimco's CEO.