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  • Markets Across Europe Close Flat     Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving activity from Europe.

  • Gold Bars

    The Republican Party’s idea to return to the gold standard is ludicrous and nonsensical and is simply a plan put forward by the political opposition to score points, according to analysts.

  • It's All Greek to the Market     Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 6:50 AM ET

    Mujtaba Rahman, Eurasia Group analyst, weighs in on action from the European Central Bank and whether some euro zone countries will seek exemption for their banks.

  • Global Markets Update     Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at Spanish bonds, as French and German leaders send a united message to Greece to continue on the path of reform.

  • Don't Be Fooled By Short-Selling Bans Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 4:27 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    When the latest market squall hit the eurozone last month, the governments of Spain and Italy responded with a time-honored defense; as panic mounted, they banned the short selling of shares in banks, in a desperate bid to shore up confidence.

  • World Watches as Danes Venture Below Zero Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 2:25 AM ET
    Danish Kroner

    Of all the many striking policy measures taken since the financial crisis, one of the most extraordinary has gone almost unremarked—the introduction of negative official interest rates by Denmark, the Financial Times reports.

  • El-Erian: Will Actions Follow Words in Europe? Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 1:54 AM ET
    European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    Thank you Germany, Italy, Spain and, especially, the European Central Bank. They all said enough to provide markets and investors with a tranquil August so far. The question now is whether they will be able and willing to pivot - from re-assuring words to the series of actions required to enable this tranquility to grow deep roots.

  • Madrid to Get Power to Close Troubled Banks Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 10:37 PM ET
    Spain

    The Spanish government is finalizing new rules to allow the state to intervene in troubled lenders and shut down banks that refuse to draw up adequate survival plans, the Financial Times reports.

  • Bill Gross, PIMCO co-CIO, explains why the Fed's qualification of a "sustainable economy" is important in understanding their economic strategies, with Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners; James Bianco, Bianco Research; and CNBC's Jeff Cox.

  • Matt Cheslock of Virtu Financial, explains which safe havens investors are putting their money in now.

  • Easing Not in the Cards?     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 1:36 PM ET

    Stocks are pulling back as hope for QE3 dissipates. Richard Madigan, JPMorgan Private Bank, weighs in on news from the Fed, Europe, and his outlook for China.

  • What Europe Really Needs Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 10:31 AM ET

    This policy expert says a four-part solution to the crisis is in order.

  • Mining Strikes Could Spread to Anglo American Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 9:28 AM ET
    Platinum

    One of the world’s largest mining groups, Anglo American, could see its platinum production also affected by striking workers, according to trading company Vincom Commodities.

  • Fed's Bullard: Banks Need Competition     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 8:25 AM ET

    James Bullard, president of St. Louis Fed, says he supports colleagues who say big banks should be broken up.

  • Signs of Revival, Slight but Sure, for Home Sales Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 6:44 AM ET
    Home Sales

    Analysts are hailing the beginnings of a recovery in the nation’s housing market. But to beleaguered homeowners, it will not feel like much of one for many months to come, the New York Times reports.

  • Global Markets Update     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel adopting a firm line on a Greek bailout extension.

  • Changes to Money Market Funds Stall Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 2:16 AM ET
    A security officer stands outside the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 10, 2011.

    Attempts to make sweeping changes to a popular type of mutual fund that played a central role in the 2008 financial crisis have been derailed, the New York Times reports.

  • Irish Business Hit as Loan Refusals Soar Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 1:46 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Irish businesses face among the highest rejection rates for loans in the euro zone, according to a new report, which has prompted critics to claim Dublin’s 64 billion euro ($80.2 billion) rescue of its banks is not benefiting the wider economy.

  • The Euro Is Already a ‘Zombie Currency’: Expert Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 1:01 AM ET

    The euro zone is currently in chaos with the euro no longer being functional and order will only be restored by giving struggling member states their currency back, according to Matthew Lynn founder of Strategy Economics.

  • How's Business in India? Watch Bangalore Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 11:14 PM ET

    Long known as India’s software hub and a magnet for information technology (IT) jobs, Bangalore is facing challenges as other Indian cities compete for IT investment and the nation’s economy struggles with slowdown and graft. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

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