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  • Egypt’s Leader Is Crucial Link in Gaza Deal Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 | 2:15 AM ET

    President Obama skipped dessert at a long summit meeting dinner in Cambodia on Monday to rush back to his hotel suite. It was after 11:30 p.m., and his mind was on rockets in Gaza rather than Asian diplomacy. He picked up the telephone to call the Egyptian leader who is the new wild card in his Middle East calculations, the New York Times reports.

  • Amid wrangling over how much money the European Union spends at a time of grinding austerity across the Continent, Martin Ehrenhauser, an Austrian member of the European Parliament, lobbed a sobering question this summer at the union’s Brussels bureaucracy: How many bottles of booze does it have stocked in its wine cellars, the New York Times reports.

  • US Denies Report of Cyber Attack on France Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 | 1:36 AM ET

    The U.S. embassy in Paris has taken the unusual step of flatly denying a French report that Washington was responsible for a cyber attack on the Elysée palace shortly before Nicolas Sarkozy was succeeded as president by François Hollande in May this year, the Financial Times reports.

  • Ukraine: Hacker Haven Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 | 1:19 AM ET

    When the hacker group Anonymous attacked the website of the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe last week, it said it was responding to the OSCE’s “betrayal of democratic values” following Ukraine's October parliamentary elections.  The Global Post reports.

  • Hopes Rise of EU Budget Accord With UK Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 11:15 PM ET
    European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    Hopes were rising in Brussels that an unlikely deal with the U.K. over the EU’s long-term budget was taking shape, although the chief negotiator was trying to resolve a deluge of last-minute complaints from other countries on the eve of what could be a gruelling summit. The FT reports.

  • Europe's Recovery to Last?  Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 8:05 PM ET

    Christopher Ferrarone, Global Equity Strategist, UBS says that ECB's "Outright Monetary Transactions" programme is meaningful and that Europe's recovery will continue unless something drastic happens in Greece or Spain.

  • EU Budget Talks Unlikely To Break Down  Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 5:20 PM ET

    Adolfo Laurenti, Deputy Chief Economist & MD at Mesirow Financial, says there are a lot of conflicts to be reconciled at the European Union meeting but it is unlikely to result in a breakdown in budget talks.

  • European Shares Drift Higher, Greek News  Awaited Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 11:58 AM ET

    European shares closed higher after choppy trade on Wednesday as investors watched for signs of progress on a delayed deal to unlock aid to keep Greece solvent.

  • European Shares Higher, Yet Greece Deal Not Done  Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on market-moving events in Europe; CNBC's Gary Kaminsky has the play on increasing yields; and a look at what's moving U.S. stocks today, with CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • Equities Will Bounce Back in 2013: Pro  Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    Bill O'Neill, CIO at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, informs CNBC that the U.S. will lead a surge toward self-sustaining growth in 2013, improving the outlook for equity investment.

  • Mike Lynch, the founder of Autonomy who is engaged in a war of words with Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Meg Whitman over allegations of fraud, is firmly at the heart of the British establishment and was once dubbed the “British Bill Gates” by the media.

  • Euro Skids on Greece, Yen Slides Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 8:02 AM ET

    Japan's exports slide again and Bank of England members question QE — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Analysts Had Questioned Autonomy’s Accounting Years Ago Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 7:14 AM ET

    Hewlett Packard’s surprising announcement of accounting irregularities at Autonomy caught the market by surprise on Tuesday and led to a nearly 12 percent decline in the company’s stock. But Autonomy’s accounting had been questioned by analysts years ago, according to one equity analyst that CNBC spoke to.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Turn Flat  Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Wesgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as the IMF and finance ministers have yet to reach a deal on Greek debt.

  • Why All Is Not Lost for Greece, or the Euro...Yet Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 3:45 AM ET

    Greece’s international lenders once again failed to reach an agreement on how to bring down its debt levels, delaying the release of vital aid to Athens and pushing the euro lower. Yet all is not lost for Greece and the single currency, analysts told CNBC.

  • Devaluing Your Currency: Not a Panacea After All Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 2:44 AM ET

    Whatever the reasons behind Mitt Romney’s failure to convince the U.S. electorate that he was the man for the job, and there are myriad explanatory factors, it seems his team’s position on economics was one of them.

  • Rise and Fall of Adoboli the 'Family' Man Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 2:28 AM ET

    Almost five years ago, a friend of Kweku Adoboli sent him an email about Jérôme Kerviel, the rogue trader who had just lost 4.9 billion euros at French bank Société Générale, the Financial Times reports.

  • For Gaza and Israel, It Could be Much, Much Worse Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 1:26 AM ET

    Cyber warfare has arrived, but has yet to reach its full potential. What would a real digital war look like? Like the most terrifying sci-fi movie you've ever seen.

  • Hit to Israeli Economy May Be Minimal: Fischer Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 6:14 PM ET

    The fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza is likely to have only a limited impact on Israel's economy if it ends quickly, Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer told CNBC’s "Closing Bell" on Tuesday.

  • What To Do About Greece  Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    Paul Gambles, Managing Partner, MBMG International talks about Greece and its debt sustainability issue amid ongoing Eurogroup discussions over the next tranche of aid for the country.

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