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  • Europe is trying to put patches on something that leaks, says Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO, commenting on the EU's current fiscal problems, adding "the system cannot survive" the way it is currently designed. Buffett also weighs in on the Libor rate scandal and JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon, calling him "one of the best bankers in the world," despite the company's huge trading losses.

  • Paulsen on Promoting Global Growth     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 7:18 AM ET

    Policy officials have shifted their focus to easing, explains James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management, explaining how the change is creating a market floor and promoting global growth.

  • Does Capitalism Need to Be More Marxist to Survive? Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 6:59 AM ET
    Karl Marx. Around 1880.

    Capitalism has generally come to be seen as diametrically (and dialectically) opposed to Marxism. The truth, as ever, is rather more complex, writes Paul Gambles Managing Partner, MBMG International.

  • Diamonds Trump Gold as Investor's Best Friend: Pro Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 6:24 AM ET

    Are diamonds truly becoming an investor's best friend? One investor certainly thinks so.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at EU shares slipping on U.S. stimulus view.

  • Debate Rages Over Benefits of Fiscal Austerity Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 3:35 AM ET
    Spain

    The Spanish government’s new package of tax increases and spending cuts throws a spotlight on an increasingly contentious debate about whether fiscal austerity in Europe is further damaging the patient’s health rather than leading to recovery, the Financial Times reports.

  • Bailout Demands Boosts Finland's Influence in EU Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 3:09 AM ET

    When Euro zone ministers agreed on Tuesday to release 30 billion euros ($36.9 billion) by the end of the month to help Spanish banks avoid financial crisis, they had to negotiate resistance from a small but increasingly vocal member.

  • Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    The decision by U.S. regulators to overhaul supervision of the country's largest banks following the financial crisis left front-line suprevisors without a deep knowledge of JPMorgan's trading operations during a brief yet critical moment, the New York Times reports.

  • Europe’s Downturn Creates Unlikely Smugglers Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 2:20 AM ET
    Cigarettes

    For years, law enforcement officers and smugglers have played cat and mouse in Europe, where contraband cigarettes are stashed in everything from furniture shipments to loads of Christmas trees, the New York Times reports.

  • Jeremy O'Friel, Managing Director of Belmont investments says European leaders are focusing on the wrong problem and they haven't done anything to address the real problem, which is unemployment.

  • Expect More Rate Cuts From Brazil     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    David Mann, Regional Head of Research, Americas at Standard Chartered Bank says to expect more rate cuts from Brazil.

  • $830 Billion Worth of Advice     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 1:39 PM ET

    Economist Nouriel Roubini said his "perfect storm" scenario is unfolding, with slowdowns in the U.S., Europe & China. Richard Madigan, JPMorgan Private Bank CIO, shares his opinions. "I think this is a miserable environment for day traders," he says.

  • Spain's Basic Sales Tax to Hit 21 Percent     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 1:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Simon Hobbs, offer insight on Spain's recent increase of its sales tax to a whopping 21 percent.

  • A 10-Hour Day in a German Court, Boring? Think Again Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 12:03 PM ET
    Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

    A day in court. The German constitutional court no less. The “Bundesverfassungsgericht” . Boring? — No way! Trust me on this one. From the word “go” it didn't feel just like any other hearing at the highest court in the land.

  • Markets Close Across Europe     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Europe's market moving activity and its impact on U.S. stocks, with CNBC's Brian Shactman and Gary Kaminsky.

  • Krugman on How to End This Depression     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 8:32 AM ET

    Paul Krugman, "End This Depression Now!" author, discusses the financial crisis that triggered the greatest downturn since the Great Depression, and offers ways to move forward.

  • Dollar Sags, Spain Plans More Belt Tightening Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 8:11 AM ET

    Fed meeting minutes are looming and Spain has a new austerity plan — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Relieving Fear and Uncertainty in Europe     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 8:06 AM ET

    What can be done to relieve economic worries in Europe? Thomas Maheras, Tegean Capital Management founder, weighs in with a few suggestions.

  • Bair on Averting a European Bank Run     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 7:31 AM ET

    Former chair of the FDIC, Sheila Bair, discusses the looming fiscal fiasco in Europe; JPMorgan's trading losses; and weighs in on Barclays rate fixing scandal.

  • Firing Up Bank Regulation Debates     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 7:16 AM ET

    Kenneth Dam, Brookings Institution senior fellow, shares his thoughts on banking regulations; the fallout from JPMorgan's trading losses; and how to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

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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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