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  • Rain in Spain Creates Pain for the Euro Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 3:28 PM ET

    Spain just can't seem to ask for a bailout, and that is giving this strategist ideas.

  • Forget the Euro, Here's Where the Action Is: Pro Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 3:12 PM ET

    Want currency action? Don't look at the euro, this strategist says.

  • Social Security Taxes     Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 3:12 PM ET

    Democrats are fighting for a tax "cut," while Republicans are pushing for a tax increase. CNBC's Hampton Pearson explains. Andrew Fieldhouse, Economic Policy Institute policy analyst; and Alex Brill, American Enterprise Institute, weigh in.

  • Market Outlook: Tech, Europe & Earnings     Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    Checking on the markets, with Erin Gibbs, S&P Capital IQ; Matthew Lloyd, Advisors Asset Management; Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital; and CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • The upcoming elections and the impending “fiscal cliff” have hedge funds more on edge than any other issue, according to a survey by Macro Risk Advisors.

  • What's Your Best Currency Play?     Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

    Caterpillar is among many companies sharing economic concerns for Europe. Kathy Lien, BK Asset Management, offers a play on the euro.

  • European Shares Dented by Caterpillar Outlook Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 11:43 AM ET

    European shares fell on Monday after U.S. industrial bellwether Caterpillar joined other multinational manufacturers in giving a sobering take on the outlook for the global economy.

  • Where Do Markets Go From Here?     Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    A look at how micro factors are impacting stocks, with Jack Ablin, Harris Private Bank, and David Spika, The Westwood Funds.

  • 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.

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  • Andy Newland, managing director at Tony Fresko, explains how the use of new technology is helping move this ice cream truck company from a "paper-based business" to a "21st century" business.

  • Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel, comments on Heineken and Carlsberg's earnings, and says Carlsberg is now suffering from its heavy exposure to Russia.

  • DeAnne Julius, chairman at Chatham House and Karen Ward, senior global economist at HSBC, discuss the dissent within the Bank of England regarding the timing of an interest rate hike.