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  • European Politics Give Safe Havens a Lift Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 8:12 AM ET

    Singapore reports inflation and France's election roils Europe - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • A crush of earnings news in the coming week will compete head on with new data on the health of the U.S. economy and worries about Europe’s debt crisis.

  • How Europe Might Change If Sarkozy Loses Election Saturday, 21 Apr 2012 | 11:15 PM ET
    French President Nicholas Sarkozy

    Nicolas Sarkozy is in deep trouble and is looking, for now, as if he could be the first one-term French president since 1981. The New York Times reports.

  • French Rivals Clash on Euro  Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 7:16 PM ET

    Discussing the French election and its impact on Europe and the euro, with Nicholas Burns, Harvard Kennedy School of Government professor.

  • European Elections & U.S. Markets  Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 1:09 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses what Americans can expect from the upcoming European elections and its impact on U.S. markets.

  • Economist Emmanuel Saez

    High earners who are worried thattheir rates will rise have more than just the White House and Washington to blame. They can also look to two academically revered, if publicly obscure economists whose work is the subtext for the battle over tax fairness, The New York Times reports.

  • Extreme Left and Right to Cause French Election Upset? Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 8:00 AM ET
    French far-right party Front national (FN) president and FN candidate for 2012 French presidential election Marine Le Pen sings the Marseillaise at the end of a campaign meeting, on March 17, 2012 in Ajaccio,  in the French Mediterranean island of Corsica.  AFP PHOTO/PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA (Photo credit should read PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images)

    As the French presidential race enters its final lap, President Nicolas Sarkozy and his socialist opponent Francois Hollande look set to move on to the second round of the elections. But the country's far-left and far-right candidates may cause an upset.

  • French Elections: Debt Promises, Left v. Right Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 9:42 AM ET
    French President Nicholas Sarkozy

    Aware that French government bonds could come under attack if France’s high level of public debt isn’t tackled, French presidential front runners Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande both have pledged to balance the budget.

  • In France, Far-Right Le Pen Bets on 'Economic Patriotism' Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 10:28 AM ET
    President of French far-right party Front National (FN) and candidate for the 2012 French presidential election Marine Le Pen speaks during a press conference on April 10, 2012 in Nanterre, near Paris.

    As Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande race for victory in the French presidential elections, the leader of the country's far right National Front - currently forecast to come third in the race - has a tough fight on her hands.

  • French Elections: You Know Sarkozy, but Not These Two Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 1:42 AM ET
    French far-right party Front national (FN) president and FN candidate for 2012 French presidential election Marine Le Pen sings the Marseillaise at the end of a campaign meeting, on March 17, 2012 in Ajaccio,  in the French Mediterranean island of Corsica.  AFP PHOTO/PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA (Photo credit should read PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images)

    As Sarkozy struggles to establish a firm lead in the polls, and with France’s euro zone commitments potentially at stake with the election, it has become more important than ever for investors to know his two key rivals are.

  • Bad News for Sarkozy as Far-Right Enters Race? Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 9:44 AM ET
    France

    Just as Nicolas Sarkozy broke through to the top spot in the polls, France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen announced she would stand in the country’s presidential elections this spring.

  • Greek riot policemen clash with protestors in the center of Athens on May 5, 2010.

    Support for extreme political movements is building across Europe as the economy starts worsening again – and analysts and anti-extremist organizations are increasingly worried that parties on the left- or right-wing fringes will gain more political power.

  • Censorship and Parody in French Election Campaign Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 1:48 AM ET
    French President Nicholas Sarkozy

    One week into his re-election campaign, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has already courted plenty of controversy.

  • Davos Absentees: Who Didn't Show Up? Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 9:09 AM ET
    French President Nicholas Sarkozy

    Where is Greece's Papademos? Where is Mario Monti? What happened to the prime ministers of Spain and Portugal? Were they not invited to the Davos Summit? Surely, they were.

  • Jobs Are Biggest Issue of Next Decade: Pandit, Others Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 7:18 AM ET

    Employment is the most important issue facing the world over the next decade, Vikram Pandit, chief executive of Citigroup, along with the other co-chairs of the World Economic Forum, told journalists in Davos Wednesday.

  • Monti Seeks German Help on Borrowing Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 1:45 AM ET
    Mario Monti

    Italy’s prime minister has pleaded for Germany and other creditor countries to do more to help lower his country’s borrowing costs, warning there would be a “powerful backlash” among voters in the euro zone’s struggling periphery if they did not, the Financial Times reports.

  • France's Hollande Pledges to Be Tough on Finance Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | 2:58 AM ET
    French Flag

    French Socialist presidential hopeful Francois Hollande promised on Sunday to take tough measures to reduce the "dominance of finance", two days after France's top-notch triple-A credit rating was cut by agency Standard & Poor's.

  • Steinbock: Looking Ahead to D-Day in Greece Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 11:35 AM ET

    In May 2010, the Eurozone crisis began with turmoil in Greece. In spring 2012, new turmoil in Greece will frame the end-game of the Eurozone itself.

  • Fitch? Thanks for the Advice. Now Go Back to Your Cubicle Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 9:29 AM ET
    Fitch Ratings

    David Riley, head of sovereign ratings for Fitch, has advised the European Central Bank to ramp up buying sovereign debt, and that the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) should be allowed to borrow money from the ECB. Hey, thanks for the advice. Now go back to your cubicle.

  • Euro Rises, Merkel and Sarkozy Do Lunch Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 8:07 AM ET

    The euro lifts, the French and German leaders meet, and the Swiss go shopping - it's time for your FX Fix.