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  • Confidence Amongst CEOs Plummets: Expert     Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 4:30 AM ET

    Anastasios Economou, founder at iGroup, tells CNBC why confidence among European CEOs is at its lowest level since July 2009 according to the latest YPO Global Pulse Index.

  • US Money Market Funds Return to Euro Zone Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 9:45 PM ET

    US money market funds have increased their exposure to eurozone banks, in the latest sign of returning confidence in the stability of Europe’s monetary union.The FT reports.

  • BOJ Needs to Stimulate Economy     Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Patrick Bennett, FX Strategist, CIBC says that Japan needs to do a lot more to stimulate its economy.

  • Police have arrested the publisher of a magazine that printed what is it says is a list of more than 2,000 Greek depositors at an HSBC bank in Switzerland, the New York Times reports.

  • Berlusconi Threatens to Bring Down Monti Government Saturday, 27 Oct 2012 | 5:31 PM ET

    Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Saturday his center-right bloc may withdraw its support from the government of Mario Monti, a move that could throw Italy into political chaos ahead of next April's national elections.

  • European Shares End Off Lows After US GDP Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 12:05 PM ET

    European shares eked out small gains on Friday after better-than-expected U.S. economic growth figures helped outweigh the impact on investor sentiment of yet more gloomy corporate outlooks.

  • Will Bailouts Help Europe?     Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Dimitri Papadimitriou, Levy Economics Institute president, talks about Europe's debt problems.

  • European Shares Close Off Session Lows     Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports EU stocks closed mixed following a better-than-expected U.S. GDP report.

  • Yen's Slide Stalls and Euro Slips Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 7:59 AM ET

    The yen gets a break and oil prices take down the loonie — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • The U.S.’s looming fiscal cliff is in danger of becoming even steeper than previously thought, Bill Bonner, author of Empire of Debt, warned.

  • Jamie Dimon

    The U.S. economy is on the mend and has been getting better, but JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said chief executives he has spoken to have told him they are already making decisions to protect their companies from a looming "fiscal cliff."

  • Global Markets: European Shares Lower     Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as corporate earnings weighed on investor sentiment.

  • Norwegian oil and gas firm Statoil reported third-quarter operating earnings below expectations on Friday and cut its 2013 production guidance due to a major asset divestment.

  • A Finnish Parallel Currency Is Imaginable Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 4:10 AM ET

    In the past couple of years, as the eurozone woes have unfolded, international investors have been transfixed by one small country on the edge of the region: Greece. They would do well to keep watching another tiddler: Finland. For while Finland has not created much drama, precisely because it is one of the strongest eurozone members, some fascinating discussions are under way, the FT reports.

  • Nine More Banks Added to Libor Probe Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 2:25 AM ET

    Nine of the world’s biggest banks are facing increased scrutiny from US state prosecutors probing alleged attempts to manipulate the lending gauge known as Libor, the FT reports.

  • Billions in Hidden Riches for Family of Chinese Leader Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 9:08 PM ET

    It is unclear how much Wen Jiabao, the prime minister of China, who has staked a position as a populist and a reformer, knows about the $2.7 billion in assets that his family has amassed, which are hidden behind a thicket of partnerships. The NYT reports.

  • EU Woes Weigh on Earnings     Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 7:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans discusses European woes weighing on the markets, saying the European story is bad for multinationals and much worse for Europe.

  • Here's the Upside to South Korea's Soft Q3 GDP     Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 7:01 PM ET

    Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital says South Korea's small third-quarter gain is still good news since it means the country is avoiding a recession.

  • The Real Way to Save the Euro Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 3:54 PM ET

    If you really want to preserve the euro, this think tank says, look south.

  • Ford Closing Plants, Cutting Jobs in Europe Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 11:52 AM ET

    With losses increasing in Europe, and the outlook for sales looking grim, Ford Motor said it will now close a second final assembly plant in that continent and cut nearly a fifth of its capacity.

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