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  • Olli Rehn: Building EU Monetary Union 2.0     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 8:35 AM ET

    Olli Rehn, European Commission vice president, discusses his plan to keep together the entire currency block in the European Union.

  • The member states of the euro zone have become addicted to central bank funding and are on course for years of prolonged stagnation, similar to that seen in Japan in the 1990s, according to Nick Beecroft, Chairman and Senior Market Analyst at Saxo Capital Markets UK.

  • US Drought Could Have Silver Lining: Fund Manager Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 7:17 AM ET
    An underdeveloped ear of corn lays amongst corn plants damaged by extreme heat and drought conditions in a field in Carmi, Illinois.

    As the U.S. drought continues and global grain prices soar, G20 leaders are considering an emergency meeting at the end of August to consider what measures to take to combat the growing food crisis.  But the surge in corn, soy and wheat prices could also lead to some benefits for the agricultural sector and an opportunity for investors, according to one fund manager.

  • Euro Lifts on GDP, Aussie Slips on Positioning Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 7:17 AM ET

    The GDP report lifts the euro but retail sales leave the kiwi cold — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Wilbur Ross on European Opportunities     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 7:07 AM ET

    Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Co. chairman & CEO, weighs in on fiscal improvement in Europe, and continuing problems plaguing Greece.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including hopes for further stimulus measures from the region's policymakers.

  • Is the Euro Rally About to End? Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 5:55 AM ET
    A one Euro coin stands on a map of Brussels.

    The euro currency could face significant negative pressure as fears that the stagnating euro zone crisis continues unabated and global economic growth remains muted according to analysts.

  • Euro Zone Growth Matches Expectations Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 5:19 AM ET
    European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    The euro zone economy shrank in the April to June period, the European Commission's statistics agency Eurostat said on Tuesday, but  French and German second-quarter economic growth came in better than expected on Tuesday.

  • German Small Businesses Reflect Country's Strength Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 3:01 AM ET
    Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

    A growing number of Germans may want to see the euro zone dissolve, but Dagmar Bollin-Flade, owner of a small machinery company here, is not among them. Like many German businesspeople, she is keenly aware of the economic benefits of a common currency — and willing to pay a price to keep the euro intact, the New York Times reports.

  • Last Call: Back to School Shopping & the Economy Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 1:53 AM ET
    A girl shops at the Abercrombie & Fitch store in the San Francisco Shopping Center in San Francisco, California.

    Groupon falls to new lows after revenue falls short of estimates; a casino mogul faces inquiries regarding his China dealings and the Redbox founder leaves Coinstar.

  • On Wall Street, the Rising Cost of Faster Trades Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 1:42 AM ET
    NYSE traders floor

    For several years, the Wall Street wizards who built a faster, more fragmented stock market justified their creation by pointing to the benefits it yielded for investors in the form of lower trading costs, the New York Times reports.

  • Coalition Plans Housebuilding Stimulus Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 1:31 AM ET
    Construction work

    Ministers are preparing to unveil a new package of measures to stimulate the flagging house-building sector next month, in an attempt to help drag Britain out of recession. The FT reports.

  • US Treasurys Market Not Dead     Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 8:10 PM ET

    Hans Goetti, Chief Investment Officer Asia, Finaport recommends holding high dividend yielding stocks and USTs.

  • Europe's Appetite for Domino's Pizza     Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Don Meij, CEO at Domino's Pizza tells CNBC that his company is showing strong growth in Europe; with his firm the market leader in France. He attributes part of Domino's strong earnings result to its online strategy.

  • How to Trade Euro Zone GDP Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 7:31 PM ET

    The euro zone's second quarter GDP will be revealed within hours. Here's how to trade it.

  • Tomorrow's market movers, with Kevin Caron, Stifel Nicolaus; Steve Massocca, Wedbush Securities; and Channing Smith, Capital Advisors.

  • Investors are positioning for a stronger Australian dollar. Here's what it means.

  • Markets Across Europe Close Lower     Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European stocks closed lower in light, choppy trading, and looks at moves in the stock, metals and energy markets, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs and Bob Pisani.

  • Weak growth hits the yen and some African nations want to oust the buck — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Exporters Reap the Benefits of Weak Euro Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 2:24 AM ET
    A one Euro coin stands on a map of Brussels.

    The weak euro is boosting the sales and earnings of some of the continent’s biggest companies, helping offset weak demand from Europe’s crisis-hit periphery, the FT reports.

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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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