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  • Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew dies Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 4:24 PM ET

    The country's first prime minister who governed the nation for three decades died on Monday at age 91.

  • Roche: 'Becoming wary of central banks'   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 9:05 PM ET
    Roche: 'Becoming wary of central banks'

    David Roche, global strategist at Independent Strategy, expects the Fed to raise rates in September and discusses the rally on Wall Street following Wednesday's policy statement.

  • Riots at the European Central Bank Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 1:57 PM ET
    A burning police car is seen during Blockupy movement protests against EUs austerity measures on the day the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters official opening in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on March 18, 2015.

    Rising tensions from anti-austerity moves in Europe came to a head when thousands of protesters rioted at the opening of the new ECB headquarters.

  • US rate hike this year? No way, says Dr. Doom   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 8:09 PM ET
    US rate hike this year? No way, says Dr. Doom

    Marc Faber, editor & publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, doesn't believe that the Fed will increase interest rates this year for fear that a strong greenback could hurt the fragile U.S. economy.

  • Europe closes higher as QE buoys stocks; DAX hits record

    European equities finished higher Monday as investor sentiment continued to be buoyed by the extra liquidity provided by the European Central Bank (ECB) in the region.

  • This week's agenda in Asia   Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 6:13 PM ET
    This week's agenda in Asia

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou takes you through the main risk events in Asia this week.

  • Generali CEO: Not selling bonds to ECB   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    Generali CEO: Not selling bonds to ECB

    Mario Greco, CEO of Generali, explains why they don't plan to sell bonds to the European Central Bank, CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports.

  • Tracking the central bank divergence   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 1:07 AM ET
    Tracking the central bank divergence

    Eric Robertsen, head of Cross Asset Strategy at Standard Chartered, discusses the volatility in the currency markets amid growing divergence in monetary policies.

  • ISIS and Russia threaten—and NATO cuts spending Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 6:14 PM ET
    An Italian sailor from the frigate "Alieso" removes a cover from a cannon in the Black Sea port of Varna, Bulgaria, March 9, 2015.

    NATO is more relevant now than it has been since the end of the Cold War with threats from both Russia and ISIS, but funding is an issue.

  • Why you can’t feel 'fat' on Facebook anymore Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 11:43 AM ET

    From 'wink face', to 'crystal ball'; there's an emoticon for everything now. However, Facebook has now removed an "emoji” following complaints.

  • Game of Thrones Season 5? There’s no escape Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 9:50 AM ET

    In a move designed to capture audiences worldwide, HBO announced that it will simultaneously air this show's latest season in more than 170 countries.

  • What to buy in Wall Street? IT firms like Apple: UBS

    Mark Andersen, global co-head of Asset Allocation at UBS Wealth Management, prefers U.S. tech firms such as Apple and explains why Europe is one of his favorite markets.

  • US slaps sanctions on Venezuelan officials Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 12:59 PM ET
    File photo: Children walk past anti-American graffiti in Caracas. President Obama announced new sanctions against seven Venezuelans on March 8, 2015.

    The White House decried arrests made as Venezuelans protested in response to limited access to basic goods.

  • Celebrities call on Merkel to end female poverty Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    Angela Merkel

    Alongside Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, South Africa’s Health Minister, Merkel has been asked by 36 female icons to help end female poverty by 2030.

  • EY looks to hire 65,000 people this year   Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 9:39 PM ET
    EY looks to hire 65,000 people this year

    Mark Weinberger, global CEO of EY, expects the firm to hire 65,000 new employees globally this year, up from 60,000 in 2014, on the back of strong growth in the U.S. and emerging markets.

  • Expect 'a lot of talk but no action in China': Pro

    Joe Magyer, senior analyst at the Motley Fool, says China's plans of shifting its growth model hasn't happened hence the country may be headed for a tougher-than-expected adjustment.

  • Brazil's Supreme Court will probe 34 politicians in connection with a multibillion-dollar kickback scheme at state-controlled oil company Petrobras.

  • The art of central bank talk   Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    The art of central bank talk

    As central banks are aware that what they say impacts the markets, the banks "agonize" over each statement's language says Michael McMahon, associate professor at University of Warwick.

  • Why the ECB has a difficult job ahead   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 9:43 PM ET
    Why the ECB has a difficult job ahead

    Negative yields signal concerns about deflationary risks and could add to the difficulty of the European Central Bank's bond-buying program, says Mitul Kotecha, head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays.

  • This expert is 'encouraged' by global easing wave   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:34 PM ET
    This expert is 'encouraged' by global easing wave

    Simon Warner, head of Global Fixed Income at AMP Capital, says the increase in monetary stimulus will pave the way for better growth through 2015.

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  • Greek Parliament

    Anastasia Kastaniotou, a struggling mother of three, stood near the Greek Parliament building on Wednesday and threw up her hands as she contemplated an €11.5 billion austerity package that her country’s government was trying to tie up this week to keep Greece in the euro, the New York Times reports.

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