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  • As Big Vote Nears, Bailout Looms for Portugal Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 1:42 AM ET

    With Portugal’s main opposition Social Democrats (PSD) announcing they will vote Wednesday against a raft of new austerity measures proposed by Prime Minister Jose Socrates, analysts expect the country will have no choice but to seek a bailout from Europe.

  • The euro has been strengthening despite serious looming problems in the region, and this strategist expects that when traders focus, the results won't be pretty.

  • Unchanged Open for Europe on Libya, Japan Worries Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 3:50 AM ET
    Businessman with crystal ball

    European shares look set to open ever so slightly higher on Tuesday, following Asian stocks higher.

  • Finland Holds Key to Euro Zone ‘Grand Bargain’ Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 3:08 AM ET
    Finland

    When European Union leaders gather in Brussels at the end of the week to finalise a much-anticipated “grand bargain” to solve their debt crisis, the eyes of the financial markets will be focused on an unlikely place: Finland, reports the Financial Times.

  • Fears of Another Downturn Overplayed: Jim O'Neill Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 1:30 AM ET
    Anti-Gaddafi rebel runs away as smoke rises following an air strike by Libyan warplanes.

    Fears that the world economy is facing another downturn are being overplayed, despite the political upheaval caused by recent unrest in the Middle East and the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, Jim O'Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, said.

  • Euro Rising on Inattention, Analyst Says Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 5:36 PM ET
    One euro and U.S. dollar

    Investors are so focused on the troubles in Japan and Libya that the euro is just strengthening on the sidelines, this analyst says. But for how long?

  • Trading the Dollar Without its Special Status Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 11:53 AM ET

    The dollar has been in the dumps for weeks now, despite all the turmoil in the world. Is it  losing its safe-haven status? And how should you trade it?

  • It's On! Risk, That Is Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 9:49 AM ET

    Risk-on investors are back in action, and the euro is riding high — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Middle East Turmoil

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  • Europe to Follow Asia, Open Higher Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 3:13 AM ET

    European stocks look set to start the week in positive territory, following Asian shares that rose as investors digested the ongoing Japan nuclear crisis and unrest in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • How to Trade the G-7's Yen Intervention Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 7:07 PM ET
    Dollars and Yen

    The G-7's intervention has halted the yen's rise, but what happens next isn't clear. Here's how to trade.

  • Backroom Talks, Secret Protocol Mark G7 Intervention Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    The Group of Seven nations have agreed to a secret protocol to guide their coordinated intervention and won’t reveal it in order to keep currency markets guessing, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Knee-jerk reactions to catastrophes often fall wide of the mark, Stephen King, chief economist at HSBC told CNBC.

  • Defaults in euro zone sovereign debt and a major fall in US stocks and are unlikely before 2013, according to a research report by Smithers &Co.

  • Europe Stocks to Open Higher on G7 Intervention Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 1:52 AM ET

    European stocks are likely to open higher on Friday, as Group of Seven countries agree to joint intervention to stem the yen's gains.

  • G-7 Ready to Help Japan But Isn't Sure What Tokyo Wants Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 4:20 PM ET
    A factory building has collapsed in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.

    Japan will get what it wants from the Group of Seven teleconference of finance ministers and central bankers Thursday night, but G-7 sources say the group is still waiting for Japan to ask.

  • The yen rocketed to a postwar high against the dollar late Wednesday, and the market's showing little sign of calming today. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • For Europe and China, Nuclear Crisis Renews Fears Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 4:50 AM ET
    Nuclear Power Plant

    As Japan’s nuclear crisis intensified Wednesday, governments across Europe remained at odds over whether to scale back nuclear power programs or continue plans to expand, reports the New York Times.

  • Europe Set for Higher Open Despite Nuclear Fears Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 3:40 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares are set to open higher on Thursday even as the nuclear crisis in Japan worsened and yen surged to a record high against the dollar.

  • Europe Stocks To Follow Asia Higher Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 3:36 AM ET

    After two days of heavy selloffs instigated by the disasters in Japan, European shares look set open higher at the start of trading Wednesday.

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