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  • Greece and Spain drive the euro and Japan and South Korea shrink their swap — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Iraq’s contribution to the world’s oil supply will significantly increase to more than 8 million barrels a day by 2035, outstripping its current output, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.

  • Global Markets: IMF Cuts Global Forecast     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans has all the details on the market moving events from Europe, including a report of expected disruptions in Athens as German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Greece.

  • Pay No Attention to IMF, Look at Companies: Gartman Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 4:49 AM ET
    Dennis Gartman

    Noted investor and the publisher of the Gartman Letter, Dennis Gartman rubbished the latest warning on global economic weakness to come from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) saying he “paid no attention [to it] whatsoever.”

  • Ireland Plans Bold Measures to Lift Housing Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:29 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    With its economy still reeling from the housing crash, Ireland is making a bold move to help tens of thousands of struggling homeowners, the New York Times reports.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel flies into the heart of Europe's debt crisis on Tuesday, facing protests by angry Greeks to bring a message of support to a near-bankrupt nation fighting to stay in the euro.

  • Last Call: In 1492, Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 10:55 PM ET
    NYSE trader

    A quiet day of trading as the markets slowly approach 5-year highs; the meningitis outbreak grows; Huawei fires back at the U.S. and the IMF slashes forecasts for global economic growth.

  • Olivier Blanchard, Chief Economist, IMF says he believes it will take many years before the global economy emerges from the current soft patch.

  • Are Huawei and ZTE a US Security Threat?     Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Ajay Sunder, Senior Director - Telecoms, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan says that the bigger picture behind the Huawei and ZTE case is whether the firms are controlled by the Chinese government.

  • Risk Assets to Fall     Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    Michael Gayed, Chief Investment Strategist, Pension Partners says that technology beta plays are declining substantially and that confirms that risk assets could see weakness in October.

  • E.U. Flags

    The decision by European policymakers to “kick the can down the road” provided American companies more time to better position themselves, Jim Cramer said Monday.

  • Tomorrow in 30: Earnings & Europe     Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 4:58 PM ET

    What to expect in tomorrow's trading session, with Brian Peery, Hennessy Focus 30 Fund; Stephen Hammers, Compass EMP Funds; and Chad Morganlander, Stifel Nicolaus.

  • Why the Pound Is a Heavyweight Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 1:19 PM ET

    Wonder what is keeping the British pound so strong? It's the British, stupid.

  • Snipers, Commandos to Welcome Merkel in Greece Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:22 PM ET
    Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against the visit to Greece by Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel October 9, 2012 in Athens, Germany.

    Debt-swamped Greece braced for two days of strikes, protests and potential violence as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, long demonized for her tough-talking, austerity-minded approach to Europe’s deepening woes, prepared to visit the epicenter of the crisis, three years since it began here.

  • European Shares Close Lower on Euro Zone Concerns Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 11:42 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Monday on concerns over political and economic uncertainty in Greece and Spain, despite the launch of euro zone’s permanent bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM).

  • Striking mine workers demonstrate outside the Anglo American Mine in Rustenburg. South African.

    With tensions once again rising in South Africas mining sector, investment bank Merrill Lynch has cut its weighting to the countrys stock market and mining sector.

  • Corruption Is Seen as a Drain on Italy’s South Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 10:27 AM ET

    Italy’s A3 highway, begun in the 1960s and still not finished, starts outside Naples in the ancient hill town of Salerno and ends, rather unceremoniously, 300 miles farther south as a local street in downtown Reggio Calabria. The New York Times reports.  

  • A protester holds a plackard of German Chancellor Angela Merkel featuring a Hitler moustache near the Greek parliament in Athens during a demonstration against the vist of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on October 9, 2012.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel should use Tuesday’s official trip to Athens to “recognize the euro is dead, and bury it,” veteran economist Roger Nightingale told CNBC.

  • Where the Euro Is Headed Now Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 9:31 AM ET

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making a southern trip, and this strategist sees the euro heading in the same direction.

  • Dollar Lifts, Euro Sinks, Iran Cracks Down Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:51 AM ET

    Investors fret over the global economy and Iran gets tough on currency traders — it's time for your FX Fix.

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