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  • Investors can find excellent value in luxury retailers such as Burberry and Louis Vuitton despite warnings of a sales slowdown in the sector, according to James Bevan, chief investment officer at CCLA Investment Management.

  • Civil unrest and conflict in Syria has spilt over into neighboring countries recently, but despite this the Middle East is very much a place for growth and a good place for investment opportunities according to Simon Williams, HSBC’s chief economist for the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Euro Lifts, Loonie Dips, Yen Takes a Hit Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 8:01 AM ET

    The euro gets a lift and the yen trades on trade data — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe. The Spanish IBEX 35 Index was up 0.2 percent, after regional elections in Spain were seen as positive for the Prime Minister's austerity drive.

  • Merkel to Warn UK on Europe Budget Veto Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 2:49 AM ET

    Germany is planning to warn Britain that it will seek to cancel next month’s European budget summit if David Cameron, the prime minister, insists that he will veto any deal other than a total freeze on spending.  The FT reports.

  • EU’s Female Board Quota Plan Set to Fail Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 2:42 AM ET

    An EU-wide plan to impose a 40 percent female quota on listed company boards looks likely to be blocked on Tuesday as a rising number of commissioners have expressed categorical opposition to the proposal, the FT reports.

  • Lloyds Eyes Shake-Up of Banker Bonuses Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 2:34 AM ET

    Lloyds Banking Group is examining whether to ditch the concept of annual bonuses for senior staff and extend the timeframe of longer-term incentives to up to 10 years, according to people briefed on a project to overhaul remuneration, the Financial Times reports

  • AUD Supported by Risk on Trade     Sunday, 21 Oct 2012 | 8:10 PM ET

    Hans Goetti, Chief Investment Officer Asia, Finaport says that the AUD is being supported by risk on trade as the USD weakens and that there's more downside for the Aussie.

  • Spain Fears Hurting the Euro     Sunday, 21 Oct 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    David Forrester, Senior Vice President, G10 FX Strategy, Macquarie says that markets are still worried about whether Spain's banks would need a bailout and that the fear is capping gains on the Euro.

  • Rebalancing Australia     Sunday, 21 Oct 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand, HSBC says that lower interest rates will boost the country's housing and construction sectors, while a lower AUD will boost tourism and manufacturing.

  • Tony Farnham, Economist & Analyst, Patersons Securities says that after walking away with a 'limp' from the June meeting, Merkel's has not managed to win support from Italy, Spain and France on several issues.

  • The past week has marked a testing time for the EU’s most important bilateral relationship, with the Socialist Mr Hollande letting fly with some pointed barbs at Ms Merkel – and receiving return fire across the Rhine. The FT reports.

  • What's Really Driving the Euro Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 1:43 PM ET

    Look through the headline tumult, and the euro is still trading on traditional factors.

  • European Shares Hit by EU Bank Discord Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 11:51 AM ET

    European shares fell on Friday and ended a four-day winning streak after signs of disagreement from European Union (EU) leaders over how to help the region's debt-ridden banks hit financial stocks.

  • Best Investment Ideas: Expert     Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    Stephen Bodurtha, Citi Private Bank, explains why he is bullish on European equities, and investors should consider buying high quality corporate bonds.

  • Brewers Battle to Reverse French 150% Tax Increase Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:01 AM ET

    Government plans for a 160 percent increase in the tax on beer, has left the French beer industry reeling.

  • Dollar Lifts, Euro Slips, Euro Zone Banks Get a Boss Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 7:55 AM ET

    Hopes lift the dollar, stalling in Spain hits the euro — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Global Markets: EU Shares Edge Lower     Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as European leaders meet for a second day to discuss a euro zone-wide banking union.

  • Seasonal Odd Jobs: From Elves to Vampires Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 3:04 PM ET

    From elves to vampires and reindeer wranglers, here's a look at some of the season's odder jobs. Wait, you want me to do what?!

  • Earnings Worries Cap European Shares Momentum Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 12:03 PM ET

    Europe's leading shares closed flat on Thursday as weak earnings from companies in the region capped momentum on an index which is hovering near the highs achieved after central bank action last month.

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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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