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  • No Criminal Case Is Likely in Loss at MF Global Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 6:44 AM ET
    MF Global

    A criminal investigation into the collapse of the brokerage firm MF Global and the disappearance of about $1 billion in customer money is now heading into its final stage without charges expected against any top executives.

  • Global Markets Update: Stock Edge Down     Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 6:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a report Standard Chartered is seeking a collective settlement with U.S. regulators.

  • Euro Zone Equity Markets Shrink: Time to Buy? Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 5:46 AM ET

    The size of the euro zone equity market has contracted so much that it is now smaller than the U.S. technology sector – but strategists are divided on whether this presents a buying opportunity.

  • Virgin Threatens to Give Up on UK Rail Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 2:26 AM ET
    Richard Branson

    Sir Richard Branson has threatened to pull his Virgin Group out of bidding for any future U.K. rail contracts after losing the lucrative West Coast franchise to FirstGroup, the U.K.’s biggest bus and train operator by revenues, the FT reports.

  • Puzzling Picture on ?Jobs Foxes Experts Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 1:53 AM ET

    How is it that the numbers of employed people are rising and unemployment claims are falling, while the UK economy is contracting? The Financial TImes reports

  • Look Who's Buying Dollars Now Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 4:30 PM ET

    A big chunk of new central bank reserves are dollars, and this strategist sees implications for the euro.

  • European Markets Close Flat After US Data     Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European stocks retreated on flat economic numbers and discussing the impact on U.S. bonds and stocks, with CNBC's Rick Santelli and Bob Pisani.

  • Nuclear-Plant May Test Turkey’s Trade-Diplomacy Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 9:57 AM ET
    The coal fueled Fiddlers Ferry power station emits vapour into the night sky in Warrington, United Kingdom.

    Ankara’s effort at energy self-sufficiency will mean dishing out big contracts without offending any of its major trade partners.

  • Is Greece Using a Ponzi Scheme to Remain Solvent? Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:39 AM ET

    Greek and other heavily-indebted euro zone countries' banks are staying afloat thanks to a system which creates a circular flow of cash not unlike a Ponzi scheme, analysts told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Saving Europe, But at What Cost?     Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:02 AM ET

    Gillian Tett, Financial Times U.S. managing editor, discusses how austerity measures are likely to cripple growth in the euro zone and whether Greece will leave the euro.

  • Dollar Hangs Tough, British Pound Bounces Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 7:42 AM ET

    Retail sales support the dollar and jobs data lifts the pound — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • World’s Best City to Live Retains Crown Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 7:41 AM ET
    Melbourne, Australia

    Melbourne remains the top city in terms of livability, while London has fallen in the rankings following riots across the city last summer, according to the latest Global Liveability Survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including details of the British bank's agreement to pay a hefty fine to New York regulators which accused it of illegal transactions with Iran.

  • Does the NHS Drag the UK Economy Down? Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 5:37 AM ET

    US presidential election candidate Mitt Romney’s choice as vice-presidential running mate, Paul Ryan, has some interesting things to say about the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS). The NHS is of course, free at the point of delivery, a healthcare concept that is right up there when it comes to passionate debating topics in the USA.

  • Spanish Savers Offered Haircut Then Money Back Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 1:42 AM ET
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    The Spanish government is in talks with Brussels to allow tens of thousands of retail clients who bought risky savings products from now nationalized lenders to avoid losing their investments as part of Spain’s bank bailout, the Financial Times reports.

  • Lib Dems Push to Reopen Bank Reform Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 12:54 AM ET
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    Nick Clegg and Vince Cable are leading a push to reopen talks on UK banking reforms in a move that could stoke coalition tensions. The FT reports.

  • Last Call: Wall Street Whale Watching Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 11:41 PM ET

    A new round of 13-f’s reveals the moves some of the biggest investors are making; the NY Times gets a new CEO and NPD says restaurant traffic is stalling.

  • Greece Seeks Two-Year Austerity Extension Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 11:32 PM ET
    A European Union flag, left, hangs beside a Greek national flag beneath the Parthenon temple on Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece.

    Greece is seeking a two-year extension of its latest austerity program aimed at improving the country’s debt sustainability and prospects for a return to growth, according to a document obtained by the Financial Times.

  • 12 Financial Habits for Early Retirement in Paris Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 3:50 PM ET

    The home you buy today may help finance your life in Paris. I rent my home in California and it pays for my living expenses.

  • Who's Buying Europe's Debt?     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving activity from Europe, as stocks resume gains on hopes of further stimulus measures. Also, CNBC's Rick Santelli, and Mark Grant, Southwest Securities managing director weigh in on Europe's bond-buying activity.

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