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  • Dalio Fears Social Unrest That Led to Hitler’s Rise Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 10:42 AM ET
    Raymond 'Ray' Dalio, president and founder of Bridgewater Associates LP

    Ray Dalio, founder and co-chief investment officer of the world's largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, predicts a “10 to 15 year managed depression” in Southern Europe. In a worst case scenario, he painted a much darker picture.

  • Is ECB's Draghi Trying to 'Out Bluff' the Markets? Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    Praise all around for Mario Draghi and his ECB's bold strategy of "conditional" bond buying across the euro zone, if and when deemed necessary. "This is the big game changer", insists Polish finance minister Jacev rostowski, echoing what virtually all of his colleagues both inside and out of the EU have voiced over these past weeks.

  • Euro Lifts, Brazil Talks Tough Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    Spain bailout hopes lift the euro and Brazil fires a warning shot — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • 12-Step Guide to Helping the Euro Zone Sober Up Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 5:50 AM ET

    Euro zone leaders may feel like they are amid the throes of the longest hangover ever as the region struggles with an addiction to debt and finds it hard to sober up.  But never fear! CNBC is on hand to help with its Twelve Steps guide to put the euro zone back on the path to recovery.

  • In Britain, Austerity Collides With Pension System Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 1:27 AM ET
    London Housing

    It may be the age of austerity for many in Britain. For a former doctor, Geoffrey Lipman, it is anything but.  Dr. Geoffrey Lipman, who is retired, gets about $78,000 a year in his government pension.

  • Italy Slashes Growth Forecast for 2012 Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 9:55 PM ET
    Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy

    The Italian government has slashed its economic growth forecast for 2012, saying the eurozone’s third largest economy is now heading for a contraction of 2.4 per cent, twice as deep as it previously estimated.  The FT reports.

  • Starbucks CEO Draws Comparison to Steve Jobs Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 7:24 PM ET
    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the Commonwelth Club of California on April 4, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  Schultz discussed his tenure as Starbucks CEO and promoted his new book "Onward. - How Starbucks Fought For Its Life Without Losing its Soul"

    Jim Cramer explains why Howard Schultz reminds him of Steve Jobs, the late founder and CEO of Apple.

  • At CGI, Romney and Obama Will Have A Close Call Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 5:23 PM ET
    Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    It's not known exactly what the presidential candidates will talk about, but the theme of this year’s conference is decidedly non-political. In fact, it's downright world-builder-y: "Designing for Impact."

  • EU in Talks Over Spanish Rescue Plan Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 5:16 PM ET
    Spain

    EU authorities are working behind the scenes to pave the way for a new Spanish rescue program and unlimited bond buying by the European Central Bank, by helping Madrid craft an economic reform program that will be unveiled next week, the FT reports.

  • How to Play the Euro's Slide Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 4:43 PM ET
    Mario Draghi

    Economic reports from China and Europe have been disappointing, but for this strategist, they suggest a bullish trade.

  • London's Luxury Firms Look East as City Bonuses Shrink Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 1:50 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K., on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. Stocks dropped for an eighth day, the longest losing streak since January 2010, and commodities declined on concern the U.S. recovery is faltering. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    "In a normal year before 2008 you’d find 20 percent of the £2 million-plus market was  ‘City money’," says a London real-estate agent.

  • Where the Currency Bargains Are Now Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 1:23 PM ET

    Emerging market currencies have been laggards, but this strategist thinks that could change.

  • Spain's Business Leaders: We Need Bailout Now Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 1:11 PM ET
    Spain, Euro coin

    Spain borrowed money at the lowest rates in months on Thursday, but the country's business leaders want the government to seek help from the European Central Bank to prevent the country’s interest rates from rising again.

  • European Shares End Lower on Growth Worries Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 11:39 AM ET

    European shares closed lower Thursday, hurt by a disappointing business activity report and amid ongoing worries over global growth.

  • Tobacco Stocks as Solid as Bonds: Strategist Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 10:27 AM ET

    Safer to own than to consume, tobacco stocks have earned enormous returns for investors during the euro zone crisis, mimicking the safe haven of the fixed-income markets sought by jittery investors.

  • Euro Slips, Yen Recovers, China Data Is a Downer Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 8:04 AM ET

    The euro takes a hit and investors ready for more central bank moves — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Britain's Banking Mission Impossible Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 4:46 AM ET

    Job-description messages in the "Mission: Impossible" movies self-destruct in five seconds. In the British banking world, the latest was printed in the employment pages for everyone to see.

  • ECB Pressed to Publish Meeting Minutes Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 3:15 AM ET
    Bank Vault

    The European Central Bank is facing renewed calls to publish the minutes of its monthly meetings so that the public can see more clearly which way members of the interest rate-setting committee have voted, the FT reports.

  • Investors Refine?Bets on Crude Price Gap Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 1:51 AM ET
    Oil Pump

    Forget the sharp slide in oil prices. What’s really concentrating minds in oil markets is the huge sums at stake in a bet on the direction of Brent and WTI — the world’s most heavily traded crude benchmarks.

  • Indians Strike Against Reform Plans Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 11:58 PM ET

    Indian opposition parties and shopkeepers launched a day of protests and strikes on Thursday against a rush of economic reforms by the Congress-led coalition government, which include cuts in diesel fuel subsidies and the liberalization of the retail trade. The FT reports.

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