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  • Private Equity Assets Hit Record $3 Trillion Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:45 AM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    The value of assets managed by the private equity industry globally continued to rise last year, hitting a record $3 trillion despite financial market turmoil and sluggish economic conditions. The FT reports.

  • Hedge Funds Stay Defensive Despite Rally Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:24 AM ET

    Hedge funds remain ­cautious and defensive after largely sitting out the rally in the US stock market since the start of June, ­contributing to the lowest US stock market trading volumes since 2007, the FT reports.

  • Business Leaders Put UK on Olympic Trial Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 6:22 AM ET
    It's a big world out there and gone are the days when investors could keep their money at home and take it to the bank. Experts say every portfolio should have some international exposure, from stocks to bonds to currencies, and in most cases the more diversified the better. So you can guy a piece of the UK, Russia, Thailand, Brazil and Australia. And there's no shortage of ways to travel abroad: mutual funds, ETFs, currencies, ADRs, American Depository Receipts, which are dollar-denominated sec

    The world’s top business leaders are using their visit to the London Olympics to raise tough questions about the coalition’s management of Britain’s stagnant economy and the country’s vulnerability to a euro break-up, the Financial Times reports.

  • Schäuble View on Euro Zone at Odds With US Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 5:46 AM ET

    Germany’s finance minister ruled out making more concessions to help Greece, on the eve of talks with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who has urged euro zone leaders to act, the FT reports.

  • Friday's Market Outlook     Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 6:21 AM ET

    A look at what traders will be watching ahead of the opening bell, with Ben Lichtenstein of TradersAudio.com.

  • Natural Gas Inventories up 26 BCF     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 10:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports the latest EIA data on natural gas inventories.

  • News Corp Stock Off Lows as Hacking Scandal Unfolds Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 2:59 PM ET
    News Corp

    News Corp stock is slipping ever so slightly on low volume following the announcement that criminal charges have been brought against eight key figures in the never-ending phone hacking scandal, Yahoo Finance reports.

  • Is It Too Late for Corn?     Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 8:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports that half the nation's corn crop is in poor or very poor condition, which could send corn prices trading in the double digits. Mike Hart, independent commodities trader, offers insight.

  • EU Debt & US Earnings Drive Markets     Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 6:19 AM ET

    How can investors make money in this market? Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management chief market strategist, and Jason Pride, Glenmede director of investment strategy, offer investment strategies and discuss what's driving U.S. and European markets, ahead of the opening bell.

  • Romney Shifts Focus to Foreign Policy Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 3:55 AM ET

    After three months of relentless attention on the economy, Mitt Romney will shift the focus of his campaign this week to foreign policy with a major speech and an overseas trip to three countries, the Financial Times reports.

  • 'No Silver Bullet' to End City Myopia Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 3:34 AM ET

    Bold plans to sweep away a culture of short-termism in the City, which has been blamed for undermining company performance and reducing investor returns, will prove difficult to enact, some company bosses and asset managers warned. The Financial Times reports.

  • European Markets in the Red     Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 6:20 AM ET

    Michelle Girard, RBS senior economist, weighs in on the markets, ahead of the opening bell, including yields on Spanish 10-year bonds rising above the 7.5% level.

  • What to Watch Ahead of Opening Bell     Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 9:23 AM ET

    Warren Meyers, DME Securities takes alook at what traders will be keeping an eye on before the market's open.

  • Tax to Double for French With 4 Million Euros Assets Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 4:12 AM ET
    France

    French residents with assets valued above 4 million euros ($4.9 million) will pay more than double what they had expected in wealth taxes this year, after the country’s parliament voted through an emergency measure to raise €2.3bn for the cash-strapped government, the Financial Times reports.

  • World Braced for New Food Crisis Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 3:46 AM ET

    The world is facing a new food crisis as the worst US drought in more than 50 years pushes agricultural commodity prices to record highs.

  • Santelli: Seeking Truth in Securities Fraud     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 11:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks with William "Porter" Boggess, Monongahela Capital Management on restoring faith in trading futures, and weighs in on the "truth" in securities law.

  • Trader Buzz Before the Bell     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 6:41 AM ET

    A look at what traders will be watching ahead of the market's open, with Scott Shellady, Trean senior vice president.

  • Bulls Lock on to Emerging Market Promise Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 2:19 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    There are plenty of investors and analysts who are optimistic. After three straight months of outflows, emerging market equity funds tracked by EPFR Global attracted more than $700m of investments in the first two weeks of July, reports the Financail Times.

  • Gross Returns to Form as Flagship ETF Doubles Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 8:38 PM ET
    Bill Gross, co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO)

    Pimco has doubled the size of its flagship exchange traded fund in less than two months, hitting $2 billion in assets as performance of the Total Return Fund ETF outpaces the far larger mutual fund on which it is based. The FT reports.

  • Hopes of Silver Lining in Negative Bond Yields Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 2:51 AM ET

    Investors are, in effect, paying half a dozen countries for the privilege of lending them money in the short term following the recent European Central Bank rate cut and a flight by investors to perceived havens, the FT reports.

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