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European shares fall on renewed worries about Greek debt swap. BP shares rise on news of a $7.8 billion Gulf oil spill settlement. Euro zone retail sales rise .3 percent in January from December. Russia's Putin wins another Presidential term. Daimler says Mercedes-Benz sales up 20 percent in February vs. last year. With John Ryding, RDQ Economics.
Weighing in on why the decline in China's growth is normal and a look at the areas around the globe that are seeing growth, with Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, who says overall global growth is going to be slower in the next two years.
European shares were down on Monday due to concerns about the Greece debt swap deal, China's 2012 growth target, and Spain and Italy's struggling economies. However a strong performance from BP, after its lower-than-expected oil spill settlement, helped the FTSE 100 outperform.
U.S. stock futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street on Monday, with concerns focused on China's lower-than-expected 2012 growth target, and tension in the Middle East.
"I see a very clear distinction between Italy and Spain," Bob Parker, Senior Advisor, Credit Suisse, told CNBC. "Spain has still got ongoing structural issues with high unemployment at 23 percent, the ongoing restructuring the savings banks, the 'caixas' plus the unwinding or the bursting of the real estate bubble. Italy, very different, high savings rate, we never had a consumer credit bubble, we never had a real estate bubble, I think there is a high probability that despite the weaker economic data, that the overall budget position in Italy in 2014 could be close to balance," he added.
"I don't expect that politicians can defend that savers earn 10 percent interest rate and do not consider a default of such high yields accordingly," Prof. Norbert Walter, managing director and economist at Walter & Tochter Consult, told CNBC. "Therefore, to bail in 'bail in' the private savers is quite natural," he added.
The market movers investors should watch next week, including data from China, the Greek debt swap deadline, and the jobs report, with Sarah Ketterer, Causeway Capital Management and Michael Yoshikami, Destination Wealth Management.
European markets finish the week with a mixed results. Bank stocks are among the best performers. Analysts say ECB liquidity injection has eased fears, but the ECB's Draghi warns not to expect further injection of funds into banks. Spain intends to base 2012 budget on higher deficit target than stated earlier. With Jim Bianco, Bianco Research and Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial.
Investing in Russia requires nerves of steel, says CNBC's Steve Liesman, who explains why Russia has been very very good and very very bad for foreign investors.
CNBC's Ross Westgate has a roundup of major European markets, pointing out that bond yields are falling on Spanish and Italian debt.
One-third of the world's billionaires call Russia home. CNBC's Steve Liesman reveals how the wealthiest Russians live.
The Euro is consolidating recent gains, trading just above 1.33 versus the U.S. dollar. MacNeil Curry, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, weighs in.
Investor confidence in Russia has recently waned thanks to political uncertainty, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.
CNBC's Mandy Drury looks at the U.S. markets, which are up on good economic data. The S&P is up 9 percent on the year.
David Joyce, Miller Tabak analyst, and Tuna Amobi, S&P's Equity Research director, discuss whether James Murdoch stepping down from scandal-plagued News International will help parent company News Corporation.
CNBC's Mandy Drury reports on the U.S. markets giving up earlier gains, led lower by materials and energy stocks. Bernanke mentions job market far from normal. GDP expands at 3 percent pace. GM and Peugeot Citroen agree to form alliance. And James Murdoch steps down as executive chairman of News International.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) questions Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke on alternative currencies.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Wednesday, after a higher-than-expected take up of the European Central Bank's second long-term refinancing operation. European banks bought 529.5 billion euros ($713 billion) of the cheap loans. European stocks rose on Wednesday morning, as investors bet that a second wad of cheap, long-term funds from the European Central Bank would further ease tension in the banking sector and boost confidence in the wider market.
US markets are poised to open higher with the Dow Jones 28 points to the upside. European stocks climbed early on Wednesday, keeping their 2-1/2 month rally alive as investors bet the European Central Bank's new funding operation will ease tensions in the banking sector and boost appetite for risky assets such as equities. Asian stocks ended mostly higher for the same reason.
Joshua Klein, author of Reputation Economics, discusses how emerging technology is changing commerce as online reputation and data allow companies to tailor their offer to individuals.
Richard Mallinson, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, discusses the impact the crisis in Ukraine could have on the price of oil and gas, as major pipelines linking Russia to Europe run through Ukraine.
Yuriy Lutsenko, leader of the Ukrainian Lidan Movement, casts doubts on the new Ukrainian government's ability to change the system and fight corruption.