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  • Watchdog to Protect 'Irrational' Investors Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 1:00 AM ET

    Investors cannot be counted on to make rational choices so regulators need to “step into their footprints” and limit or ban the sale of potentially harmful products, the head of the UK’s new consumer protection watchdog said on Tuesday. The FT reports.

  • Volatility Playbook: Time to Buy Some Puts?     Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 5:31 PM ET

    How to play a spike in the VIX, with Fast Money traders, Guy Adami and Joe Terranova.

  • Paris, Berlin Seek to Dilute Bank Rules Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 6:34 AM ET
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble

    France and Germany are to call for a relaxation of global bank capital rules to prevent lending to the real economy being choked off, setting them at odds with the UK’s stricter approach to banks. The FT reports.

  • Seven Ways to Fix the System’s Flaws Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:53 AM ET

    Three years ago, when the worst financial and economic crisis since the 1930s gripped the global economy, the Financial Times published a series on “the future of capitalism”. Now, after a feeble recovery in the high-income countries, it has run a series on “capitalism in crisis”. Things seem to be worse, the Financial Times reports.

  • EU Plans Raise Home Foreclosure Risk Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 1:08 AM ET
    Foreclosure Sign

    UK homeowners could face higher mortgage costs and greater risk of foreclosure next year because of an obscure clause in the bank capital directive being worked on by the European parliament. The FT Reports.

  • Pit Stop: Can Gold & Oil Rise Together?     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 5:25 PM ET

    Jeff Kilburg, TreasuryCurve, discusses the play on the dip in the precious metal, as oil prices slip.

  • Oil Lower on Keystone Pipeline Rejection     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 3:25 PM ET

    Oil falls below $100 on initial Keystone reports, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Four Banks Set to Bid for Mortgage Securities Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 1:05 AM ET
    Wall Street sign

    Four Wall Street banks were on Tuesday finalizing bids for $7 billion of mortgage-related securities that used to belong to AIG and are due to be auctioned later this week by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The FT reports.

  • FSB Chief in Call to Rein in Shadow Banking Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | 1:13 AM ET

    “Shadow banking” must be dragged into the harsh light of day and both it and global banks must be forced to serve the real economy, one of the world’s top regulators has warned. The FT reports.

  • Volatility Playbook: VXEEM     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Jon Najarian, OptionMONSTER.com, looks at a new volatility metric for emerging markets.

  • What's the Risk Premium in Oil Right Now?     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 5:16 PM ET

    Richard Ilczyszyn, IITrader.com, says Hormuz is just a politically motivated ploy and sees oil falling further and could test its Dec.16th lows of $92.77. Also, the trade on metals, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Fertilizer Stocks Fall     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 1:35 PM ET

    A new USDA report caught analysis off guard this morning and now commodities are taking a hit, with CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • New Rules on Swaps Will Protect Big Traders Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    In the wake of the MF Global bankruptcy, regulators have voted to enforce a new rule requiring brokerage firms to keep their house accounts separate from customer cash, the New York Times reports.

  • Carmakers Must Merge Says Fiat Chief Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 12:39 AM ET

    Consolidation among European carmakers is unavoidable as they battle with chronic overcapacity and mounting financial losses in a weakening market, according to Sergio Marchionne, Fiat and Chrysler’s chief executive. The FT reports.

  • Euro Drop: Decoupling or Time to Sell US Stocks? Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 5:44 PM ET

    Does a drop in the euro while the S&P holds near five-month highs signal decoupling or that it’s time to short U.S. stocks? ‘Fast Money’ pros weigh in.

  • Dividends Rise in Sign of Recovery Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 10:38 AM ET

    If analysts’ forecasts come true, higher dividend payouts will continue in 2012, as companies release more cash and try to win over investors, the New York Times reports.

  • Hopes in Emerging Economies Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 12:58 AM ET

    Between 2007 and 2012, the Chinese economy will expand by close to 60 percent. Emerging Asia as a whole will grow by almost 50 percent. Over the same period, economies of high-income countries will grow by a mere 3 percent. Who can doubt that the world is undergoing a profound transformation? The FT reports.

  • RBS to Press on With Promised Bonuses Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 1:02 AM ET

    Royal Bank of Scotland is determined to press ahead with plans to pay out promised bonuses to investment bank boss John Hourican and other top staff, despite growing rhetoric from the government about excessive pay. The FT reports.

  • UK Leaves Door Open for IMF Cash Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 12:57 AM ET
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen in Washington, DC.

    David Cameron has left open the door to Britain giving billions of pounds of new support to the International Monetary Fund – and indirectly to ailing members of the euro zone – in a move likely to infuriate euroskeptic MPs in his own Conservative party. The FT reports.

  • UK Retailer Tesco Set for Worst Christmas in Decades Saturday, 7 Jan 2012 | 5:57 AM ET
    The Holyhead branch of Tesco on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, on November 19, 2010 in Holyhead, United Kingdom.

    Tesco is forecast to deliver its worst Christmas sales performance in the UK for decades, amid reports of tensions at the top of Britain’s biggest retailer over its unsuccessful price-cutting campaign. The FT reports.

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  • A brawl over gold, has crude topped out, and where the market's likely to close today, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.

  • Gold loses 6 days of gains as it experiences its biggest drop since December. What's next for the precious metal, with Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital; Paul Krake, View from the Peak; CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Brian Stutland at the CME and Anthony Grisanti at the Nymex.

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