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  • Less and Less Patience When it Comes to Europe     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    Steven Wieting, Managing Director & U.S. Economist at Citi Investment Research and Analysis says markets are running out of patience with 'small steps' taken by the EU. EU policy makers will eventually take radical steps to solve crisis, but they will be 'reactive', he says.

  • QE3 Will Only Happen If There's Big Shock     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 6:13 PM ET

    Steven Wieting, Managing Director & U.S. Economist at Citi Investment Research and Analysis says that the case for full-blown QE will depend on a 'cataclysmic' shock to the U.S. economy.

  • Europe Unraveling... Or, Stabilizing?     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 1:41 PM ET

    Robert Michele, JPMorgan Asset Management Global CIO, shares his view on the European debt crisis, Fed policy and finding value in bonds.

  • European Markets Close Near One-Month Highs     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 11:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European stocks closed the day higher ahead of the Fed announcement on interest rates. CNBC's Rick Santelli and Bob Pisani weigh in.

  • Oil refinery and petrochemical complex, Mahshahr, Iran,

    In ten days on July 1st a sweeping European Union ban on Iranian imports will go into effect in response to the Islamic Republic’s burgeoning nuclear program. In addition, and just as importantly, EU based insurance firms will no longer be able to insure any ship carrying Iranian oil.

  • Fed Meeting News Looms, and Steadies the Euro Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 7:51 AM ET

    The euro lifts, and British pound slips, and the Afghan currency don't get no respect — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Welch: 'Housing is Going to Pick Up'     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 7:51 AM ET

    Jack Welch, former GE chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on the continued financial crisis in Europe; and the outlook on the U.S. economic recovery.

  • In Romney and Obama Speeches, Selective Truths Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 7:26 AM ET
    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    With the presidential race largely focused on the economy and the budget, both candidates are at times stretching the truth, using statistics without context, exaggerating their own records and misrepresenting their opponent’s, the New York Times reports.

  • "More importantly, Europe and the emerging markets are worse," says Jack Welch, former GE chairman & CEO, sharing his thoughts on the state of the global economy, and the impact of regulations on economic recovery.

  • Good News Finally Coming for Greek Tax Collectors Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 6:45 AM ET
    View over the caldera of Santorini in Greece.

    The number of Greeks filing and paying their taxes shot up sharply in the wake of Sunday’s contentious elections.

  • Global Markets Update: European Shares Slip     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Carolin Schober reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at the choppy trading session, as investors await word from the Fed.

  • BoE June Vote on More Liquidity Closer Than Expected Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 4:53 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    The Bank of England is on the verge of approving another round of monetary stimulus, with Governor Mervyn King supporting an extra 50 billion pounds ($78.5 biillion) of gilt purchases, minutes to its June 6-7 policy meeting showed on Wednesday.

  • Greece might be in economic crisis mode and getting productivity levels up might take time, but there are signs of improvement according to one economist.

  • Euro’s Stay of Execution Will Be Short-Lived Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 3:55 AM ET

    The positive sentiment from Greece's election lasted barely a few hours. The same problems for the euro zone that we’ve been tracking since January 2010 haven’t gone away, and are sending markets down the sell path again, says Moorad Choudhry

  • US Watchdog Hits at ‘Risky’ London Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 2:58 AM ET
    JP Morgan London Offices

    US lawmakers and regulators have attacked London as a source of financial crises and promised tougher crossborder rules in the wake of $2 billion of trading losses at the UK unit of JPMorgan Chase., the FT reports.

  • A Bitter Fallout From a Hasty Union Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 1:59 AM ET
    A European Union, left, and a Hungarian national flag, fly outside the Magyar Nemzeti Bank, Hungary's central bank, in Budapest.

    “Marry in haste; repent at leisure.” Full of impetuous ardor, Germany’s partners seduced – some might say blackmailed – the continent’s most powerful economy into sacrificing monetary independence two decades ago, the Financial Times reports.

  • Last Call: The Caddyshack Rally Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 11:39 PM ET
    NYSE trader

    Adobe beats earnings but shares fall; Jamie Dimon takes to Capitol Hill again but little new is learned; Wall Street waits to see what the Fed will do tomorrow; Steve Wynn’s former wife sues to sell her shares.

  • Hedge Funds Bet on Big Bunds Sell-Off Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 9:52 PM ET

    Leading hedge fund managers are betting on a significant sell-off in German government bonds in the coming months after a sharp fall in yields on the debt paper driven by a flight to safety in the eurozone, the Financial Times reports.

  • Europe Is Not a Transfer Union     Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 8:10 PM ET

    Donald Hanna, Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group says the sharing of costs within the euro zone has been the heart of the problem.

  • Euro Zone Banking Union Not Likely     Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Dominic Rossi, Global Chief Investment Officer, Equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment says that Germany is becoming increasingly isolated and that a banking union is unlikely anytime soon.

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  • Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.

  • Vincent Deluard, European strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says the strong euro is a problem for the region's companies, especially for the large exporters.

  • European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors brushed aside concerns regarding Ukraine and focused instead on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.

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