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Stocks have been strengthening, but currencies tell a different story. Here's a trading playbook.
European markets edge lower into the close, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.
You know the euro is in deep water when a doyen of the banking industry, Lord Jacob Rothschild, takes a 200 million pound ($314 million) bet against it.
Portugal is becoming the new sick man of Europe, despite sticking to the troika’s hard-to-swallow medicine of austerity, while the prognosis for Greece is much worse — and potentially contagious — according to the latest report from Citi.
While the Greek prime minister, Antonis Samaras, will be greeted with military honors when he arrives in Berlin on Friday, his pleas for easier bailout terms could meet with a cool reception, setting up tension that could unsettle the financial markets next week. The NYT reports.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including meetings among euro zone leaders.
When Lynda and Stewart Resnick, the Beverly Hills entrepreneurs who founded POM Wonderful, wanted to host a dinner at their Aspen home in 2006 to talk about the Iraq war, they assembled a list of 22 A-list guests, including Queen Noor of Jordan, George Soros, the financier, and Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California. Leading the list of journalists was one of their favorite guests: Fareed Zakaria, the Indian-born Harvard Ph.D and foreign-policy specialist who had turned himself into an unlikely media star, the New York Times reports.
Will the last Portuguese out please turn off the light? Falling salaries and record unemployment are prompting many to emigrate. Oil-rich Angola is a major destination, the Global Post reports.
The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund is planning to take on more risk as it seeks to exploit its role as a strategic investor, in a move that could mark a new trend for conservative publicly-owned investment funds, the Financial Times reports.
Nick Maroutsos, Founder and Managing Director, Kapstream Capital says European policy makers are making progress to boost risk appetite, allowing investors to focus on equities and corporate debt markets.
Tai Hui, Head of Regional Research, Asia, at Standard Chartered Bank says that U.S. fiscal cliff has gradually eased into a "slope".
Laura Fitzsimmons, VP, Futures & Options, JPMorgan Investment Bank says to hold shorts in European peripheral bonds.
In case you hadn't noticed, Treasury yields are on a tear. Here's how to trade them.
Weighing in on whether the stealth rally can continue, with Ann Miletti, Wells Fargo Advantage Funds; Tim Leach, U.S. Bank Wealth Management; Stephanie Link, TheStreet; and CNBC's Ron Insana.
Discussing the health of the consumer and the European economy, with Ian Cheshire, Kingfisher Group CEO.
Euro trade data is upbeat but Spanish bank loans are getting worse - it's time for your FX Fix.
European markets rise as Angela Merkel vows to save the euro, with CNBC's Ross Westgate.
Finland is “100 percent” committed to keeping the euro intact and is not looking at any “doomsday scenarios”, Alex Stubb the country’s minister for European affairs and foreigntrade has told CNBC Friday.
The euro zone is hurtling back into recession, economists declared after official figures this week portrayed a shrinking economy. But by some measures the downturn has been under way for years. The NYT reports.
The euro is having a good day against the dollar, but tomorrow may be another story.
The U.K. recovery remains fragile says BT chairman, Michael Rake, adding that weak investments and political instability continue to weigh.
BT chairman, Sir Michael Rake, tells CNBC that the group has improved its financial position and credibility by providing competition in the TV space.
CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports on the resignation of the Cypriot central bank governor, citing long-existing tensions between the governor and the government due to the handling of the island's bailout.