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  • Euro to Outperform Dollar in Next 6 Months: Economist Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 3:35 AM ET

    HSBC Economist Stephen King says the growing likelihood of further quantitative easing (QE) in the U.S., contrasting with real efforts to slash budget deficits in Europe, suggests the single currency will come out stronger in the medium term.

  • Rough Seas Ahead in the South Pacific Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 11:36 AM ET

    These strategists say the Australian and New Zealand dollars could be headed for a fall.

  • Emerging Markets to Weather Europe Crisis: HSBC Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 10:26 AM ET
    China

    Emerging markets are well placed to weather the storm of the sovereign debt crisis currently engulfing the euro zone, and emerging economies are expected to grow by 5.3 percent this year and 6.1 percent in 2013, Pablo Goldberg, global head of Emerging Markets Research at HSBC, wrote in a report.

  • Australia Seen as Ideal Home for Expats Sunday, 5 Feb 2012 | 9:27 PM ET

    Australia beat out the United States and Singapore to take top place among expatriates as an ideal residence for quality of life and career prospects, according to an international survey released on Thursday.

  • All Business Is Local by John A. Quelch and Katherine E. Jocz

    Building on the theme that “all politics is local,” marketing experts John A. Quelch and Katherine E. Jocz explore how dozens of international companies are using a local-focused strategy and turning global brands into leading local brands.

  • Bank of America, Big Banks Face Massive Credit Card Case Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 12:07 PM ET

    Private antitrust litigation pitting some five million retailers against several large banks has slipped under the radar of many analysts and investors who follow those companies, but the case may deliver a multibillion-dollar shock to bank bulls in the coming months, TheStreet.com reports.

  • Further Banking Lay-Offs Expected in Asia Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 7:31 PM ET
    Downsizing

    Headhunters say the recent lay-offs in Asia’s banking industry are just the beginning and expect there will be far worse to come, predicting the total size of the sector in the region could shrink by more than 20 percent. The FT reports.

  • Capital One is a top pick among bank stocks for 2012, with continued strength in earnings and a historically low valuation to forward earnings estimates and book value. TheStreet.com compares the company with four U.S. bank holding companies.

  • How a Break-Up of the Euro Zone Could Crush the UK Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 3:03 AM ET
    Big Ben

    A break-up of the single European currency would have severe consequences on the UK economy, with unemployment pushing above 4 million, the pound appreciating sharply and major banks failing, analysts at ING wrote in a market note.

  • Chow Tai Fook Jewelery Cuts Hong Kong Listing Size Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 5:04 AM ET
    Two women look at a jewelry display in a luxury shopping mall in Shanghai. Following in the footsteps of Japan, China has become the world's second-largest consumer of high-end fashion, accessories and luxury goods.

    Chow Tai Fook Jewelery has been forced to slash the size of its planned Hong Kong listing because of market volatility but still hopes to raise up to $3 billion next month, according to people close to the deal, which could be the city’s largest initial public offering this year.  The FT reports.

  • Europe's Banks Make Mockery of New Capital Rules Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 4:42 PM ET

    I had been wondering how on earth European banks were going to be able to raise enough capital to meet new regulatory requirements.

  • Stocks End Down Over 3% on Euro Zone Fears Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 4:24 PM ET

    Stocks plunged sharply to log their worst day in six weeks Wednesday as investors were rattled by fears over the euro zone crisis.

  • Futures Plummet Amid Italian Debt Worries Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 9:12 AM ET

    Futures declined sharply Wednesday as a spike in Italian bond yields to a euro era record spooked investors and amid uncertainty whether a new government in Italy can tackle the nation's debt crisis.

  • White Knuckle Investments: How to Trade UK Banks Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 7:03 AM ET

    Investors need a strong stomach to invest in UK bank stocks. In recent years they have displayed considerable levels of volatility that cannot be wholly explained by the fundamentals of the individual banks. In fact, bank stocks are now arguably the most effective barometer available to measure risk appetite.

  • HSBC Customers Unable to Access Funds Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 12:57 PM ET
    HSBC

    HSBC customers are reporting that they are unable to access their cash.

  • Bank Layoffs Exceed 100,000: Where the Cuts Are Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 3:31 PM ET

    Banks are shedding jobs worldwide as stricter regulations and a tough second quarter for trading income take their toll on investment banking units in particular.

  • UK Banks Fail? Hell Will Freeze Over First: Analysts Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 4:40 AM ET

    Moody’s downgrade of 12 British banks last week is irrelevant to the current  state of the UK banking sector, analysts told CNBC.com, adding that hell has a better chance of freezing than any British bank failing.

  • O, Canada, You're Looking Good Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 6:30 PM ET
    Canadian Loons

    The Canadian dollar got hammered in September, thanks to falling commodity prices and general risk aversion. But these strategists say the loonie is ready to lift again.

  • Brace for More Investment Banking Job Cuts: Expert Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 12:27 AM ET

    The uncertain economic climate has dimmed job prospects for the rest of the year and going forward into 2012, with investment banks especially vulnerable to cuts, Guy Day, CEO of recruitment firm Ambition told CNBC.

  • H&R Block to Halt Tax Anticipation Loans in 2012 Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 9:48 AM ET
    IRS Form 1040

    H&R Block said Tuesday that it won't offer refund anticipation loans next tax season because it's getting more new clients and the appeal of the high-cost loans is shrinking.