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  • Global Markets Update     Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including

  • The Very Basis of Finance Turned on Its Head Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 6:06 AM ET

    Hands up those familiar with the central tenet of corporate finance, the venerable “time value of money”. I imagine that will be all of you. Good, because the global economy being what it is right now, it looks like we are turning that concept on its head.

  • Austria's AAA Rating Under Attack From East and West Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 4:37 AM ET
    Austria

    Austria's triple-A credit rating hangs in the balance, and analysts are divided as to whether the country is more at risk from its banks’ heavy exposure to ex-Communist Eastern Europe or from heavily indebted Western Europe.

  • Russia - the Best Pick Among Emerging Market Stocks? Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 4:31 AM ET
    Moscow Russia

    Sound corporate earnings, cheap valuations and Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organization make the country's equity market stand out among its emerging-market peers, fund mangers say. Russian stocks, for example, are the cheapest among the equity markets of the BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China.

  • For Sale by Owner: Chateaus, Palazzos, and Barracks Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 2:19 AM ET

    Europe’s crisis triggers a real estate fire sale, ranging from $1.50 homes to priceless heritage, the Global Post reports.

  • QE Hopes Push UK Debt Costs Below the US Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 1:32 AM ET
    British Pound

    The U.S. may enjoy the privilege of printing the world’s reserve currency, but the UK currently enjoys lower government borrowing costs – and by the widest margin in almost six years. The FT reports.

  • Stephen O'Brien puts in long hours: he typically shows up by 7:30 a.m. at the convenience store he owns and manages in Dún Laogahire, Ireland, and it's rare that he finishes before 7 p.m. Layoffs have meant that he and others are picking up duties once distributed across a more robust staff. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • American Thwarted in Quest to Build a Ski Resort in India Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 12:46 AM ET

    To John Sims, the Himalayas, with some of the finest mountain slopes in the world, seemed like the perfect place to build India’s first Western-style ski resort. The NYT Reports.

  • Tomorrow in 30: EU, Energy, & Earnings     Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    What to expect from the markets tomorrow, with Brian Peery, Hennesy Funds; Quint Tatro, Tatro Capital; and Bryan Piskorowski, Wells Fargo Advisors.

  • Cliffs & Big Falls     Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 1:06 PM ET

    Kenny Polcari, ICAP, explains why he thinks the global market could take off if good news comes from Europe.

  • Abby Joseph Cohen, Goldman Sachs senior U.S. investment strategist, discusses the individual investor, China and risks facing the markets for the remainder of 2012, particularly given what's going on in Washington.

  • The euro zone debt crisis is showing signs of reaching a solution and investors should be upgrading their outlook on U.K. banks, according to investment firm Liberum Capital.

  • Global Markets Update     Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including

  • Risks Mean Stocks—Not Bonds—Could Be Capped Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 6:02 AM ET
    A trader looks worried as he works in a dealing room in Tel Aviv, Israel.

    Investors currently find themselves at yet another euro zone debt crisis crossroads and asking whether the ECB will end up underwriting the debt markets of Europe’s periphery.

  • Clash of Cultures Upends Spain’s Cajas Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 2:46 AM ET
    ulio Fernandez Gayoso, center, former co-chairman of Novacaixagalicia, formed from the combination of Caixa Galicia and Caixanova banks, speaks before a parliamentary committee in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, July 26, 2012.

    Julio Fernández Gayoso has emerged as a symbol of the clash between the time-honored tradition of the caja as a baronial community institution and the modern, euro-based banking economy that Spain has tried to create in recent decades, the New York Times reports.

  • NHS to Sell Brand Worldwide Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 2:13 AM ET
    Doctor talking to female patient in office

    The NHS is to sell its brand around the world as part of a new venture to make the service more commercial and reinvest the profits in Britain’s national health system, the Financial Times reports.

  • Markets to Bounce Around the Bottom     Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Herald Van Der Linde, Head of Equity Strategy, Asia-Pacific at HSBC says that Asian markets will bounce around the bottom for quite sometime until we get massive changes in Europe.

  • Gary Dugan, CIO, Asia & Middle East at Coutts says investors have to consider the real possibility of a collapse in Southern Europe. He adds that any rescue plan without German support will lack credibility.

  • Impact From More QE Is Overstated     Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 6:35 PM ET

    Sam Chandan, Chief Economist at Chandan Economics says that the impact from more QE from the Fed is overstated.

  • Colonial history of Angola goes back to 1575, when Portuguese explorer Paulo Dias de Novais founded Luanda in as 'SÃo Paulo de Loanda', with a hundred families of settlers and four hundred soldiers.

    Will the last Portuguese out please turn off the light? Falling salaries and record unemployment are prompting many to emigrate. Oil-rich Angola is a major destination.

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