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CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving activity in Europe as equities end a five-day winning streak. Also, a look at U.S markets, with CNBC's Bob Pisani and Sharon Epperson.
Art Cashin, UBS, provides insight on today's trading action and weighs in on "signs of fraying in Europe."
China's trade report disappoints and Sweden talks tough — it's time for your FX Fix.
The City watchdog will on Friday fire the starting shot on a dramatic overhaul of key benchmark borrowing rates with a package of proposals designed to restore trust following the recent Libor scandal, the Financial Times reports.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks move to intraday lows in thin, jittery trading and the euro dips slightly lower.
A combination of persistently high prices and a weak economic backdrop will keep a lid on oil consumption this year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday, while a slightly improved demand growth for 2013 will likely be offset by, among other things, the resumption of nuclear capacity in Japan reducing the need for oil.
A mixed day for the markets; ManU prices its IPO; Yahoo CEO makes her first big move; videogame sales fall again and Ikea reveals what its brand is worth.
Supply-side tensions vying with a softer global macroeconomic outlook will cloud the direction in benchmark oil markets next week though key U.S. data releases may help set the tone, according to CNBC's weekly survey of oil market sentiment.
Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia, Exane-BNP Paribas says that markets are seeing speed-micro trading and that it's safer to invest in companies with a global reach.
David Greene, Senior Corp FX Dealer, Western Union Business Solutions says that markets are expecting more QE from the Fed and the U.S. central bank could act in September.
Vasu Menon, Vice President, Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank says that the backdrop for equities is positive.
UK soccer club Manchester United priced its U.S. IPO at $14 a share, below the expected range of $16 to $20 a share. The low pricing reflects IPO jitters in the wake of Facebook's post-IPO drop.
Jim Cramer explains why some object to how the stock market has pushed higher.
Think Asian currencies are primed to rise? Think again.
As the euro zone debt crisis deepens and austerity measures take their toll across Europe, the number of young children and babies abandoned across the region has increased, according to local charities.
The recent dry weather affecting crops across the midwest of America will hit the reinsurance industry with perhaps the biggest loss ever, according to Nikolaus von Bomhard, Chairman at Munich Re.
Australians get to work, but euro investors are losing steam — it's time for your FX Fix.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as shares approach technical resistance after rising 15 percent in early June.
The initial public offering of Manchester United is on track to be finalized by Thursday evening in spite of some criticism over how one of the world’s most supported football clubs is going public, according to people close to the deal, the FT reports.
Marius Daheim, senior government bond analyst at BayernLB, says the downside pressure on Spanish bonds will continue as the questions of when, and how, the country will ask for a bailout remain unanswered.
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The Big Mac Index compares how much a Big Mac costs in 38 countries, explains Edward McBride, finance editor at The Economist. He outlines which currencies are the most under- and over-valued.
Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS Wealth Management, explains that Europe, and equities in general, are attractive as central banks remain supportive.
David Herro, CIO at Harris Capital, says the geopolitical situation has made European valuations a bit more appealing and that now is a good time to pick up quality European stocks.