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  • Euro Catches Updraft, Dollar Drifts Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 8:08 AM ET

    The Jackson Hole confab looms and German business is less bad than feared - it's time for your FX Fix. 

  • Oil to Hit $100, but Experts Say Sell the Rally Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 6:57 AM ET

    Even as U.S. crude prices are expected to touch $100 this week as the strengthening Tropical Storm Isaac threatens to disrupt offshore oil production in the Gulf of Mexico, experts say the upside will likely be short-lived, recommending investors sell into the rally.

  • Global Markets Update     Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 6:18 AM ET

    CNBC's Rebecca Meehan reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as shares slip and focus turns to new central banks measures to boost economic growth.

  • Which Stocks to Buy in Europe?     Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 3:15 AM ET

    Francois Mallet, MD, Head of Equity, Kepler Capital Markets recommends France's Carrefour, which he says will benefit from a new strategy and a new CEO.

  • Budget Hole Undermines Spain’s Plans Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 2:13 AM ET
    Spain

    Economists have uncovered a hole in Spain’s budget that threatens to allow the country’s regional governments to overspend this year, calling into question the credibility of Madrid’s deficit reduction plan agreed with Brussels, the Financial Times reports.

  • Spain, Euro coin

    Spain expects to use about 60 billion euros, or $75 billion, of the 100 billion euros of bank rescue financing offered by European finance ministers in June, according to the Spanish economy minister, Luis de Guindos, the NYT reports.

  • Germany and China have been criticized for running a surplus, but they have given themselves a cushion and greater flexibility during the crisis, says Nick Carn, founder, Carn Macro Advisors. However, he warns, over-reliance on exports could lead China into trouble.

  • European Markets Cautious On Euro Zone Uncertainty Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 1:10 AM ET

    European markets are called to open cautiously Monday after mixed signals from euro zone politicians and officials over the weekend.

  • F&N Shareholders Offered $3.2 Billion Tiger Sweetener Saturday, 25 Aug 2012 | 7:59 AM ET
    Beer Bar

    Fraser and Neave, the conglomerate at the center of the battle for Asia Pacific Breweries, will hand shareholders S$4 billion ($3.4 billion) from the sale of its stake in the maker of Tiger beer to Dutch brewer Heineken. The FT reports.

  • Markets Across Europe Close Flat     Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving activity from Europe.

  • Gold Bars

    The Republican Party’s idea to return to the gold standard is ludicrous and nonsensical and is simply a plan put forward by the political opposition to score points, according to analysts.

  • It's All Greek to the Market     Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 6:50 AM ET

    Mujtaba Rahman, Eurasia Group analyst, weighs in on action from the European Central Bank and whether some euro zone countries will seek exemption for their banks.

  • Global Markets Update     Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at Spanish bonds, as French and German leaders send a united message to Greece to continue on the path of reform.

  • Don't Be Fooled By Short-Selling Bans Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 4:27 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    When the latest market squall hit the eurozone last month, the governments of Spain and Italy responded with a time-honored defense; as panic mounted, they banned the short selling of shares in banks, in a desperate bid to shore up confidence.

  • World Watches as Danes Venture Below Zero Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 2:25 AM ET
    Danish Kroner

    Of all the many striking policy measures taken since the financial crisis, one of the most extraordinary has gone almost unremarked—the introduction of negative official interest rates by Denmark, the Financial Times reports.

  • El-Erian: Will Actions Follow Words in Europe? Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 1:54 AM ET
    European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    Thank you Germany, Italy, Spain and, especially, the European Central Bank. They all said enough to provide markets and investors with a tranquil August so far. The question now is whether they will be able and willing to pivot - from re-assuring words to the series of actions required to enable this tranquility to grow deep roots.

  • Madrid to Get Power to Close Troubled Banks Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 10:37 PM ET
    Spain

    The Spanish government is finalizing new rules to allow the state to intervene in troubled lenders and shut down banks that refuse to draw up adequate survival plans, the Financial Times reports.

  • Bill Gross, PIMCO co-CIO, explains why the Fed's qualification of a "sustainable economy" is important in understanding their economic strategies, with Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners; James Bianco, Bianco Research; and CNBC's Jeff Cox.

  • Matt Cheslock of Virtu Financial, explains which safe havens investors are putting their money in now.

  • Easing Not in the Cards?     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 1:36 PM ET

    Stocks are pulling back as hope for QE3 dissipates. Richard Madigan, JPMorgan Private Bank, weighs in on news from the Fed, Europe, and his outlook for China.

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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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