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  • Obama Win = Risk Play: Pro Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 3:50 PM ET

    A clear victory by President Obama would boost risk sentiment, this pro says - but not for long.

  • European Shares Get Earnings Boost into US Election Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 11:45 AM ET

    European equities were lifted by a clutch of strong earnings reports on Tuesday, although volumes were subdued as many preferred to wait for the outcome of the neck-and-neck U.S. Presidential campaign.

  • Europeans Losing Faith in Their Parliament Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 10:29 AM ET

    When cracks recently appeared in beams of the European Parliament ’s main chamber, forcing its closing, one member, Nigel Farage of the U.K. Independence Party, proclaimed that he would “work for the day that the whole democratic facade of the European Parliament is shut as well,” the New York Times reports.

  • New measures to ease costs for average Germans come at a time when Chancellor Angela  Merkel has been pressing struggling European partners to slash public spending. The changes underscore just how uneven the economic outlook is across the continent.  The New York Times reports.

  • Election Day Roadmap for Markets     Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news crew reports on how today's election will affect trading. Also, a check on automakers, and a strike in Greece.

  • Challenging economic conditions may persist in Britain, especially for the retail sector, but two stocks are set defy the gloom and shine in the seasonal shopping period, analysts say.

  • Beware of 'Trap Door' for Stocks: Pro Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 8:08 AM ET

    Investors should brace themselves for a sharp drop in stocks following a rally that started in June and moved towards a peak following the announcement of a third round of quantitative easing (QE3) in the United States, David Murrin, CEO at Emergent Asset Management said on Tuesday.

  • Australian Dollar Jumps, Euro Slumps Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 8:05 AM ET

    The Aussie lifts on interest rate inaction and the euro slips on Greece - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as U.S. voters head to the polls to elect the next President.

  • Biggest Banks Given Extra Time on Reform Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 10:40 PM ET

    Global financial reform efforts are falling behind schedule, regulators have conceded. They are giving the biggest banks extra time to write so-called “living wills” and acknowledge that fewer than one-third of the big financial centers will have Basel III rules in place on time. The FT reports.

  • Wilbur Ross, Chairman & CEO, WL Ross & Co. says his firm Exco has not yet confirmed a bid for a joint-venture partner project in Chinese shale gas.

  • European Shares Close Lower on US Uncertainty Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 11:44 AM ET

    The European markets closed lower on Monday as investors remained cautious ahead of Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election. Investors across the globe are nervous as to how the U.S. will contend with an automatic $600 billion in spending cuts and tax hikes at the end of the year — known as the fiscal cliff — after the election.

  • Dollar Lifts, Euro Sags, Turkish Lira Gets a Boost Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 7:49 AM ET

    The dollar gets a safe-haven lift and the Turkey reaches investment grade — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors remain cautious ahead of Tuesday's U.S. presidential election.

  • Bonuses on Wall Street Expected to Edge Up Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 5:36 AM ET

    Wall Street employees, whose paychecks have often been cut in recent years, are likely to get a slight bump in their bonuses this year. The catch: the increase will come on top of one of the worst years for bank pay in recent memory.

  • Germany Can Lead Euro Zone Out of Recession Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 3:00 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    With an external trade surplus of nearly 6 percent of GDP (gross domestic product), virtually balanced public sector accounts and stable prices, Germany has plenty of room for a vigorous stimulation of its stagnant domestic demand.

  • Ryanair Could Benefit From Spanish Bailout: CEO Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 2:27 AM ET

    If Spain becomes the next euro zone economy to seek a bailout by international lenders, low-cost airline Ryanair might be one company to benefit, according to its chief executive.

  • Google Warns on German Copyright Bill Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 1:43 AM ET
    A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    Germany is leading a growing European movement to let newspaper publishers charge internet search engines for displaying links to their articles — a move market-leader Google warns could cause an internet news blackout, the Financial Times reports.

  • Tough for Asia to Decouple Itself: Pro     Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Gokul Laroia, Head of Institutional Equity, Asia at Morgan Stanley says that most of the liquidity that is flowing into Asia is global capital, which makes decoupling difficult.

  • Poor U.S. Economic News Will Hit Europe     Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Laurence Boone, Head of European Economics, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research says that any bad news about the U.S. economy is bad for both the markets and the Euro Zone.

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  • Michael Metcalfe, head of multi-asset strategy at State Street Global Markets, says that the "global slowdown in inflation" is partly driven by commodity prices.

  • Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, says it's been a "phenomenal" month for the global economy. He adds that the close timing of action from the Bank of Japan and the Bank of England suggests policymakers are channeling a "global coordinated response".

  • European shares ended the day sharply higher on Friday, after the Bank of England outlined tougher leverage rules for banks and the Bank of Japan expanded its monetary base target.