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  • "A player on a sports team might prefer a particular strategy, but it's the coach's opinion that matters the most," said DRW Holdings market strategist Lou Brien, in a research note.

  • Lessons for Europe From Reagan's Austerity Measures Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 2:51 AM ET

    Austerity is - to put it bluntly - not going very well for a number of euro zone countries forced to impose measures on their economies and voters.

  • Libyan Rebels Set for First Oil Exports Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 11:33 PM ET
    A rebel militiaman stands guard at a Libyan oil refinery in rebel-held territory on February 27, 2011 in Al Brega, Libya. The opposition leadership has stressed that oil faciities in areas under its control are safe, despite the conflict roiling the country.

    Libyan rebels are set for their first oil export as soon as Tuesday as they seek funding to sustain their uprising against Muammer Gaddafi's 41-year rule of the north African nation, the Financial Times reports.

  • ECB to Make PIG of a Decision Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 1:44 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    The ECB is this week expected to lift rates by 25 basis points in a bid to reign in inflation despite ongoing fears over the financial health of Portugal, Ireland and Greece.

  • What Will an ECB Rate Rise Actually Mean? Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 12:38 AM ET
    Interest rates

    It is all but certain that the ECB will raise rates this week. It has been itching to do so for some time. Now that the moment has arrived, what will the move actually mean for the euro zone and the global economy?

  • JPMorgan's Dimon Warns of Regulatory 'Nail' in Coffin Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 1:50 AM ET
    Jamie Dimon

    Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, launched a broadside against financial regulation on Wednesday, warning that new capital rules could be “the nail in our coffin for big American banks,” the Financial Times reports.

  • UK's Cameron Wants Europe to Choose Growth  Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 1:49 AM ET
    David Cameron

    David Cameron is to write to European Union leaders urging them to adopt a British plan for growth, at a time when some officials fear he is in danger of being sidelined in a two-speed Europe, the Financial Times reports.

  • Business Angered by Merkel's Nuclear Call Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 12:04 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The German government led by Angela Merkel is facing urgent calls from the country’s normally reticent business community for a return to “rational and reliable” economic policies, in a sign of its disenchantment with the centre-right coalition, the Financial Times reports.

  • Farrell: Obama, Gadaffi and Merkel's Spanking Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 11:24 AM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    The President delivered an excellent speech Monday night on the situation in Libya. He covered the reasons, thoughts, negotiations with allies etc. that explained very well why he took the action he did. You actually didn't need to watch the speech. You don't even have to read the transcript today. All you have to do is look at where the story is positioned in the papers to see how good it was.

  • Italy's President Worried About Jobs, Won't Seek Bailout Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 10:48 AM ET
    President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano

    Italy's president, Giorgio Napolitano, told CNBC the euro zone's third-largest economy was in no danger of going the way of Portugal and Ireland and seek a financial bailout.

  • Expand List of 'Systemic' Banks: HSBC Chairman Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 1:53 AM ET
    HSBC

    Regulators should include more than 80 banks in their list of global financial institutions of systemic importance that need tighter regulation and higher capital requirements, Douglas Flint, chairman of HSBC, has urged, reports the Financial Times.

  • The 'Grand Bargain' Is Just a Start Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 11:43 PM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Will the euro zone survive its crisis? That was the question I raised three weeks ago. My answer was: yes. My argument was that economic self-interest and political will would combine to preserve the common currency, in spite of the difficulties, Martin Wolf from the Financial Times writes.

  • Morici: The Obama Doctrine Is Not Good Foreign Policy Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 9:44 AM ET
    Moammer Gaddafi speaking

    After missteps addressing Congressional concerns, President Obama has articulated clearly the goals, means and duration of the U.S. military action in Libya. Critics may say he did not address those issues, but he did and the answers are not acceptable.

  • Ark Royal Goes Up on MoD Auction Site Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 5:34 AM ET
    David Cameron

    The aircraft carrier H.M.S. Ark Royal, taken out of service this year as part of government budget cuts, is being put up for sale online by the Ministry of Defense.

  • Picking a Winner When Everyone's 'Ugly' Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 5:11 AM ET

    What do you do when the ugly get uglier and you are looking for a profit in the currency markets?

  • Trading the Euro and the Wall of Worry Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 3:49 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    Like stocks, the euro has so far this year shrugged off the so-called wall of worry. Concerns that the likes of Greece, Ireland or Portugal could default have not led to euro losses.

  • Tea Party Has Republicans Running Scared Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:53 AM ET
    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton seen speaking during the inaugural Rural Summit in Washington, DC

    In the months after Bill Clinton received the same kind of electoral drubbing meted out to Barack Obama in November, he used to measure his political standing by the number of Republicans getting ready to run against him, reports the Financial Times.

  • Tax Cuts for Rich Divide UK Government Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:45 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    George Osborne’s Budget brought to the top of the political agenda the question of how Britain taxes its wealthiest people – and simultaneously exposed tensions in the coalition.

  • Portugal Wants To Be EU's Florida, Not Alabama Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:06 AM ET
    Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates speaks during a press conference at Sao Bento Palace in Lisbon. Socrates warned his political opponents not to provoke a political crisis over planned austerity measures to solve the country's debt crisis.

    Portugal's central bank on Tuesday releases its projections for the country's economic outlook and investors are likely to watch closely for changes in the growth forecast, as the country has been plunged in a political crisis because of its austerity measures.

  • Europe's Centre-Right Faces Crisis Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 12:41 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel, German chancellor, has blamed Japan’s nuclear crisis, triggered by this month’s earthquake, for the “very painful defeat” suffered by her ruling party in the state of Baden-Württemberg, the Financial Times reports.