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  • China Leader's No-Show Sparks Investor Concern Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 10:22 AM ET
    Xi Jinping

    Rumors have been growing over the whereabouts of Xi Jinping, the man widely tipped to be the next president of China, but Chinese authorities and the media have remained silent about his health or whereabouts.

  • Euro Bailout Gets a Thumbs Up and the Pound Gets a Lift Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 7:59 AM ET

    Germany okays the bailout and British jobless claims fall — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Markets Doubt More Fed Easing Will Boost Hiring: Survey Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    Markets overwhelmingly are looking for the Fed to announce a new program of asset purchases as soon as Thursday to try and boost the US economy but doubt it will do much to bring down unemployment, the latest CNBC Fed Survey says.

  • Recession to Force ECB Into Outright Money Printing: Pro Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 6:19 AM ET
    A one Euro coin stands on a map of Brussels.

    A deepening euro zone recession will force the European Central Bank into full-blown quantitative easing within six months, David Owens, Chief European Economist at Jefferies International told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Euro Dodges Bullet as Court Approves Bailout Fund Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 6:01 AM ET
    Andreas Vosskuhle, chairman of the Second Senate at the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, southern Germany, proclaims the senate's judgement on the say of the German parliament in negotiations on the EU's permanent bailout fund (ESM), on June 19, 2012.

    The euro, which has rallied in recent weeks, dodged a bullet on Wednesday when the German Constitutional Court approved Germany's ratification of a permanent euro zone bailout fund.

  • Last Call: Zuckerberg and Facebook Are Going Mobile Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 2:30 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Mark Zuckerberg gives his first interview since the Facebook IPO; Ex-JCP exec joins the GAP; Steve Wynn releases a scathing statement on Joe Francis and Ford may soon have a CEO succession plan.

  • Arnault Move Highlights Belgian Links Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 2:17 AM ET
    Luxury group LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault.

    Albert Frère, the billionaire, is known as the most French of Belgian tycoons. Now his business partner, Bernard Arnault, is poised to become Belgium’s most famous Frenchman if his application for citizenship succeeds, the Financial Times reports.

  • There is a deep unease spreading across the United States. As anyone who's living through it can tell you, America's middle class — the backbone of the world's largest economy — is in distress, the Global Post reports.

  • Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke speaks at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation headquarters, on February 16, 2012 in Arlington, Virgina.

    In September 1992, the Federal Reserve culminated a long-running effort to stimulate the sluggish economy by cutting its benchmark interest rate to 3 percent, the lowest level it had reached in almost three decades.

  • Crisis Fuels Catalan Independence Push Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 12:54 AM ET
    Spain

    Catalonia no longer fits within Spain and needs to explore the option of independence, according to a leading nationalist and former head of the Catalan regional government. The FT reports.

  • Draghi Alone Cannot Save the Euro Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 7:54 PM ET
    Mario Draghi

    Last week’s decision by the European Central Bank to make unlimited purchases of government bonds in secondary markets was both necessary and bold. Mario Draghi, the ECB’s president, deserves credit for having obtained agreement for this controversial step, against the sole, albeit significant, opposition of Jens Weidmann, president of Germany’s redoubtable Bundesbank. It is a pity that the ECB did not do this before the crisis in sovereign debt reached Spain and Italy. Yet this delay is not surprising: eurozone policy makers have, perhaps inevitably, done too little, too late.The FT reports.

  • Banks Lead European Shares Up, Deutsche Bank Rallies Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

    European shares edged higher on Tuesday as Deutsche Bank led a rally among euro zone banks after it said it would not ask shareholders for more cash to strengthen its capital base.

  • Euro Will Not Collapse: Deutsche Bank Co-CEO Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 12:01 PM ET
    Deutsche Bank

    Europe’s single currency zone is essential and will survive its current crisis, Anshu Jain, the co-CEO of Germany’s Deutsche Bank, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Bets on European Bonds Paying Off for Funds Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 10:56 AM ET
    Euros

    When fear gripped the European markets in April, the money manager Robert Tipp decided to buy more Portuguese government bonds. He figured that European officials wouldn’t let the country turn into another Greece.

  • How to Trade the Fed's Next Likely Move Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 8:52 AM ET

    Ready for a news-driven week in currencies? This strategist has a trading plan.

  • Hope for a court ruling lifts the euro, and Oscar Mayer plans to barter with bacon — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Recovery Needs More Than Just Low Rates Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 3:45 AM ET
    European Union flags in front of European Commission headquarter in Brussels, Belgium.

    There is a legendary quote from the movie Top Gun when the commanding officer berates one of his ace pilots with the line: "Son, your ego is writing checks your body can't cash."

  • As Low Rates Depress Savers, Governments Reap Benefits Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 2:38 AM ET
    Savings

    A consumer complaint is ricocheting around the world: low interest rates are eating away at savings, the New York Times reports.

  • Reality Confronts Idealism at Summer Davos Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 2:26 AM ET
    People walk past signage for the World Economic Forum Meeting of New Champions in Tianjin, China.

    Like the persistent haze over the Chinese city of Tianjin's skyline, fears for the state of the global economy are looming over the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of New Champions in China.

  • Mayor Outshines PM at Medal Parade Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 2:14 AM ET
    Boris Johnson

    Boris Johnson stole the show from David Cameron with a barnstorming speech at Mondays’ parade celebrating the sporting achievements of Britain’s Olympians and Paralympians, the FT reports.

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