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  • A Finnish Parallel Currency Is Imaginable Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 4:10 AM ET

    In the past couple of years, as the eurozone woes have unfolded, international investors have been transfixed by one small country on the edge of the region: Greece. They would do well to keep watching another tiddler: Finland. For while Finland has not created much drama, precisely because it is one of the strongest eurozone members, some fascinating discussions are under way, the FT reports.

  • Nine More Banks Added to Libor Probe Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 2:25 AM ET

    Nine of the world’s biggest banks are facing increased scrutiny from US state prosecutors probing alleged attempts to manipulate the lending gauge known as Libor, the FT reports.

  • Billions in Hidden Riches for Family of Chinese Leader Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 9:08 PM ET

    It is unclear how much Wen Jiabao, the prime minister of China, who has staked a position as a populist and a reformer, knows about the $2.7 billion in assets that his family has amassed, which are hidden behind a thicket of partnerships. The NYT reports.

  • EU Woes Weigh on Earnings     Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 7:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans discusses European woes weighing on the markets, saying the European story is bad for multinationals and much worse for Europe.

  • Here's the Upside to South Korea's Soft Q3 GDP     Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 7:01 PM ET

    Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital says South Korea's small third-quarter gain is still good news since it means the country is avoiding a recession.

  • The Real Way to Save the Euro Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 3:54 PM ET

    If you really want to preserve the euro, this think tank says, look south.

  • Ford Closing Plants, Cutting Jobs in Europe Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 11:52 AM ET

    With losses increasing in Europe, and the outlook for sales looking grim, Ford Motor said it will now close a second final assembly plant in that continent and cut nearly a fifth of its capacity.

  • Sanofi and Unilever Nudge European Shares Higher Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 11:47 AM ET

    Reassuring updates from drugmaker Sanofi and consumer goods group Unilever lifted European shares on Thursday, although some traders felt worries over the euro zone would limit further moves higher.

  • Is UK's Jump in GDP Sustainable?     Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 11:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks to Mark Grant, Southwest Securities about France's economy and Spain's unique funding issues.

  • Ford Closing Another European Plant     Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:36 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports three pieces of news from Ford, including "pulling the trigger on Europe" and forecasting profitability in the EU by mid-decade.

  • Confusion Reigns Over Greece Bailout Extension Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:35 AM ET

    Confusion reigned on Thursday, a day after Greece’s finance minister told the parliament that Greece had received an extension on its bailout, with the European Central Bank and Germany denying a deal had been done.

  • CEO Words of Gloom Cast Shadow Over Earnings Season Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:29 AM ET

    An earnings season described even by the most optimistic as muted has been made even more worrying by the pessimism shown by chief executives at globally dominant companies.

  • Finding Value in Global Markets     Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 6:20 AM ET

    Saira Malik, TIAA-CREF, provides her outlook on the markets and China, and shares her top global stock picks.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Higher     Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks got a boost from earnings showing a mixed outlook for the economy.

  • Walker Plans Barclays Board Clear-Out Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 2:08 AM ET

    Sir David Walker is planning a clean sweep of Barclays’ board after he formally becomes chairman of the scandal-tainted bank next week and will also oversee the replacement of some key executive positions. The FT reports.

  • Cameron Seizes on GDP ‘Good News’ Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 1:45 AM ET

    David Cameron on Wednesday promised “the good news will keep coming” as his error-prone government prepared to seize on new data that is expected to show Britain’s double-dip recession is over, the Financial Times reports.

  • Until recently, Greece had a typical European health system offering universal care, but the unemployed are now often left on their own if they get sick.

  • Myanmar's Making Investment Rules Clearer     Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Andrew Rickards, CEO, Yoma Strategic Holdings says that there's a lot of scope to invest in Myanmar as the country makes its investment rules clearer.

  • Europe Shares End Higher Despite PMI Data Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 12:08 PM ET

    European shares halted a three-day slide on Wednesday as encouraging Chinese data fueled a rebound in oil and mining stocks, while strong earnings boosted tech shares.

  • It is going to be very tough for Europe to have austerity and at the same time grow GDP, said Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO, referring to the euro zone's economic problems.

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