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  • 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.

  • BAE-EADS Deal on Summit Agenda Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    François Hollande and Angela Merkel will seek to agree a joint position at a meeting on Saturday on the €35 billion combination of EADS and BAE Systems to create the world’s largest defense and aerospace company by revenue. The FT reports.

  • Brussels Sidesteps China Trade Dispute Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 7:09 PM ET

    The EU has stalled a controversial trade case against Chinese telecommunications companies, defusing a row with Beijing on the eve of premier Wen Jiabao’s last summit with European leaders. The FT reports.

  • Is the Fiscal 'Day of Reckoning' Coming? Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 6:10 PM ET
    Jim Cramer

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer weighs in.

  • Are Risk On Currencies Running Out of Steam? Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 4:07 PM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Don't look now, but the rally in risk-sensitive currencies could be sputtering.

  • Corporate Credit Craze Speaks to Weakness, Not Strength Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 1:17 PM ET

    It may be quiet in stocks and crickets on the deal front this year. But credit markets are roaring as companies vacuum up capital.

  • European Shares End Higher After BoJ Easing Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 12:44 PM ET

    European shares advanced on Wednesday, led by autos, as the Bank of Japan became the latest central bank to launch fresh stimulus to boost its economy.

  • Why Manchester United Investors Face Tough Odds Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 8:45 AM ET

    Manchester United fans will be rooting for the club when they play Turkey’s Galatasaray in the opening match of their European Champions League on Wednesday night. But the ones cheering the loudest may be the club’s shareholders — after all their investment depends on it.

  • Europe must aim for full-blown unity which would see monetary and political union entwined with a currency union rivaling the United States, the U.K. and Japan, analysts told CNBC Wednesday.

  • ECB Bond Buying Likened to Work of the Devil Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 3:11 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB)

    The devil may have much more than the best tunes. To listen to the president of Germany’s Bundesbank, he also offers the best cautionary tale about the perils of state financing by a central bank. The FT reports.

  • Romney Under Fire From All Sides Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 1:59 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney laughs at a campaign event at Saint Anselm College on August 20, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

    Prominent conservatives joined Barack Obama in condemning Mitt Romney over leaked comments portraying the US president’s supporters as dependent on government, draining momentum from the challenger’s faltering campaign. The FT reports.

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