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  • Japan’s Warning Signal to the West Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 4:50 AM ET
    Tokyo, Japan

    Governments and economists from elsewhere in the developed world are looking East for a clue to the long-term consequences of loose monetary policy.

  • Europe vs. Facebook: Students Plan to Sue Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 3:09 AM ET

    Facebook privacy campaign group europe-v-facebook plans to sue the social network in Ireland,it said on Tuesday.

  • Vatican Unveils Pope's Twitter Handle: @pontifex Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 2:50 AM ET
    Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful as he arrives at the St. Peter's Basilica for a mass with newly appointed cardinals on November 25, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican.

    Pope Benedict's new handle on Twitter will be @pontifex, beating out other contenders that had been considered to showcase the thoughts of one of the world's most visible leaders.

  • Nikos Michaloliakos is the leader of the extreme right-wing party, whose name translates as Golden Dawn. It has often attracted controversy, with two high profile murderers linked to the group, and the alleged use of the Nazi salute at an Athens Municipal Council meeting.

    A bomb went off at the offices of a Greek ultra-right group near Athens early on Tuesday causing damage but no casualties.

  • Merkel May Go Green Despite Star Status Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 2:25 AM ET
    Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel kicks off her re-election drive on Tuesday at a congress of her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), where the chancellor will be feted like a star for defending German interests in the euro zone crisis.

  • Greece Is on the Road to Recovery: France’s Noyer Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France and a member of the European Central Bank governing council.

    Greece's economy is in recession but there are reasons to be upbeat and the debt-laden nation will be able to rebound strongly as it works its way through reforms, European Central Bank governing council member Christian Noyer told CNBC.

  • Solvency to Be Euro Zone Focus in 2013: Pro     Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 9:05 PM ET

    Andrew Pease, Global Head of Investment Strategy at Russell Investments, says while Europe has focused on liquidity in 2012, solvency will take the spotlight in 2013.

  • Bullish on China for Next 6 Months: Pro     Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Kevin Gaynor, Co-head of Macro Strategy Research, Nomura is bullish on China in Q4 and Q1 next year, but explains why growth is expected to fade rapidly in the second half of 2013.

  • Euro Could Hit 1.35 Next Quarter: Pro     Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    Robert Rennie, Global Head, FX Strategy, Westpac Bank says EUR/USD will continue to rally and could hit 1.35 in the first quarter next year.

  • The Bigger Worry: US or the Euro Zone?     Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 5:35 PM ET

    Peter Morici, professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland and former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission discusses the U.S. fiscal cliff situation and the recent sovereign downgrades in the euro zone.

  • Energy's Risk-Reward Opportunity     Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 5:20 PM ET

    Bruno Del Ama, CEO, Global X Funds says that the energy plays like natural gas and unconventional oil sectors are very compelling.

  • Spain's Bank-Aid Request Boosts Euro Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 4:42 PM ET

    The euro gained for a fourth straight session on Monday to hit a six-week high as news from Spain and Greece eased concerns about the debt-burdened countries.

  • European Markets Close Off Highs     Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports Spain formally requested an EU bailout for its banks; and an update on the Greek debt buyback plan, with CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa. Also, an update on U.S. markets, with CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • Santelli: The 'Fiscal Cliff' & Europe     Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 11:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Daniel Stecich, TJM Institutional Services, about the outlook on Europe and its impact on the U.S. economy.

  • Spain Makes Formal Request for EU Bank Aid Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 9:38 AM ET

    Spain on Monday requested formally the disbursement of 39.5 billion euros of European funds to recapitalize its crippled banking sector.

  • UBS Near Settlement With US, UK Over Libor Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 3:09 AM ET

    Swiss bank UBS is close to a settlement with U.S. and U.K. authorities and is expected to pay more than $450 million over claims that some of its employees submitted false Libor rates, the NYT reported.

  • Greece Sets Price Guidance on Crucial Bond Buyback Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 12:54 AM ET

    Greece on Monday said it would conduct its bond buyback offer through a modified Dutch auction method in which investors declare how much they are willing to sell their bonds at before the price is determined.

  • Why the UK Won't See Business Investment Bonanza Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 12:28 AM ET
    Adam Posen, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

    British Chancellor George Osborne said on Sunday that it would be "catastrophic" to reverse his austerity policy,but Adam Posen, a former member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, told CNBC that both Osborne's austerity package - and apocalyptic warnings - were self-defeating.

  • Melissa Kidd, Director from Lombard Street Research says investors shouldn't be too optimistic on the recent rebound in China data because they come from a very low base. The overall picture for China economy and markets is still very bearish.

  • How the Yuan Could Take the Dollar's Crown Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    China could eclipse the United States sooner than many think as the yuan becomes a major player on the word stage that could put the dollar in the shade, analysts told CNBC.

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  • Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.

  • Vincent Deluard, European strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says the strong euro is a problem for the region's companies, especially for the large exporters.

  • European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors brushed aside concerns regarding Ukraine and focused instead on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.

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