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  • European Shares End Mixed on Spain Uncertainty Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    European markets ended mixed on Wednesday after Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy denied reports that he would be seeking a bailout for Spain this weekend.

  • Dollar Lifts, Aussie Slips, Poland Surprises Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 8:16 AM ET

    Gloom lifts the dollar and Poland's central bank surprises — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • CNBC's Karen Tso reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at the major European indexes.

  • French ‘Pigeons’ in Flutter Over Tax Rise Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 2:04 AM ET
    A person fills out a tax declaration for the 2012 income tax on September 10, 2012 in Lille, northern France.

    François Hollande’s Socialist government is facing a new tax revolt – this time not from big business protesting against the president’s 75 per cent income tax band but in the form of a viral online campaign by small French entrepreneurs furious about a jump in capital gains taxes, the FT reports.

  • EU Draft Urges Contracts for Euro States Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 1:49 AM ET
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    Euro zone countries would have to sign binding contracts with Brussels, committing them to detailed fiscal reform, according to a draft EU agenda that would increase the bloc’s control over national economic policies. The FT reports.

  • European Rate Cut Ahead: Strategist Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:23 PM ET
    The logo of the European Central Bank (ECB) is displayed at the bank's headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

    A European Central Bank rate cut won't come right away, but this strategist thinks it's in the bag for late 2012.

  • European Shares Close Mixed; Spanish Bailout Eyed Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 11:52 AM ET

    European markets closed mixed on Tuesday, with Spanish stocks higher on ongoing hopes that Spain will seek a full bailout, a move which would ease investors' concerns over the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Aussie Slips, Euro Steadies, Rial Keeps Falling Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:59 AM ET

    Australia cuts rates and kiwis look sweet — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Global Markets Update: Spanish Bailout Eyed     Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including euro zone data showing a rise in factory price inflation.

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    Ikea is coming under fire for deleting women from the Saudi version of its bargain furniture catalogs. The Global Post reports.

  • ‘Slice and Dice’ Credit Card Deals Return Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:28 AM ET

    The summer holiday that went on the American Express card, the private indulgence charged to a Victoria’s Secret store card, the winter wardrobe that won’t be paid off until spring.

  • Martin Lakos, Division Director, Macquarie Private Wealth recommends betting on a recovery in the U.S. economy via Australian companies including Amcor and Computershare.

  • Jury Still Out on QE3     Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    Gary Schlossberg, Chief Economist, Wells Capital Management says that the jury is still very much out on the effectiveness of QE3. The U.S. economy needs lower fuel prices and stability in the Euro zone before a rebound can occur.

  • Hottest New Releases at the 2012 Paris Motor Show Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:41 PM ET
    Price: $1.3 million

    Click to see some of the hottest new releases from Europe’s biggest car makers at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

  • CNBC's Bob Pisani chats with Art Cashin, UBS, about Fed chief Bernanke's comments today.

  • Better Days Ahead for the Dollar? Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:16 PM ET

    Currency investors got frisky in the third quarter and risk currencies rose, but this strategist senses a mood shift.

  • European Shares Extend Rally     Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports EU stocks moved higher on Monday as concerns over Spanish banks eased, and CNBC's Mary Thompson has the details on American Expressed ordered to refund $85 million to consumers. Also, Gary Kaminsky, weighs in on the cause and effects of quantitative easing.

  • Stock Market May Be Headed for Rude Shock Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    For the last three months, investors have been ignoring the weak economic backdrop and plowing money into stocks.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including whether Moody's will downgrade the country's credit rating to junk status.

  • Protestors wear gas masks as they advance down a street during clashes with riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012 in Athens. Today marks Greece's first big anti-austerity strike since the coalition government took power in June.

    The differences in approach could not be more distinct — or telling. Fresh austerity measures were announced last week by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain. Two of the most economically distraught countries in the euro zone, Greece and Spain, mapped out additional budget cuts last week, the New York Times reports.

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