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  • Pinpoints: BRICs May Face Middle-Income Trap Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 10:20 AM ET
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    One analyst is warning that developing economies may run out of cheap labor and additional growth, which must be driven by increasing total-factor productivity linked to social and political reform.

  • Pinpoints: The Scramble for Inflation-Linked Bonds Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 10:13 AM ET
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    Lately, once-wonky price indexes have found themselves at the center of heated policy debates on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • BoE Leaves Rates, Asset Purchase Target Unchanged Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 7:10 AM ET
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    The Bank of England kept its powder dry on Thursday, voting as expected not to buy more government bonds.

  • ECB's Draghi Sees Signs of Economic Stabilization Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 6:20 AM ET
    ECB’s New Bond Plan: OMT! Crisis Averted, for Now

    The ECB said on Thursday that recent economic surveys and indicators had shown signs of stabilizing, suggesting an improved picture later in the year.

  • Global Markets: EU Shares Flat Ahead of ECB Meeting   Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 6:13 AM ET
    Global Markets: EU Shares Flat Ahead of ECB Meeting

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors looked towards key rate decisions by the European Central Bank and Bank of England.

  • ECB to Hold Fire as Euro Zone Shows Stabilization Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 5:41 AM ET
    ECB’s New Bond Plan: OMT! Crisis Averted, for Now

    The European Central Bank is expected to keep interest rates at a record low of 0.75 percent on Thursday, refraining from a cut as the euro zone economy shows some signs of stabilising and inflation still tops its target.

  • Deutsche Bank Benefited From Libor Trades: Report Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 5:19 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass 30 South Colonnade, centre, where the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, was set daily.

    Germany's Deutsche Bank benefited from trades pegged to the London Interbank Offer Rate (Libor) currently under investigation, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, adding that the bank made at least 500 million euros ($654 million) in profit from the trades in 2008.

  • Spain Kicks Off Tough 2013 With Strong Bond Sale Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 5:10 AM ET
    EU Approves Spain Bank Restructuring, Opens Door to Aid

    Spain's Treasury sold 5.8 billion euros in bonds on Thursday, well above its target range of 4 billion to 5 billion euros, and borrowing costs came down at its first debt auction of the year.

  • If It Wants to Be Special to America, UK Needs EU Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 2:35 AM ET
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    The Obama administration on Wednesday publicly signaled its growing concern about a possible British exit from the EU, just days before David Cameron sets out plans for a referendum on the issue.

  • Anti-Business Image Is English Caricature: France Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 2:25 AM ET
    Cracks in France…as Southern Europe Moves Ahead

    France may have bid adieu to one of its main cultural exports in actor Gerard Depardieu who has left the county in a protest over tax, but it is assiduously courting the international business world in order to revive the French economy.

  • Tesco Names New UK Leader as Xmas Sales Rise Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 2:08 AM ET
    A customer carries Tesco-branded shopping bags as she leaves one of the company's stores.

    Tesco, the world's third largest retailer, named a new British leader as it showed signs of a revival in its home market with a rise in underlying Christmas sales.

  • UK Retailer Says No Xmas Turkey as Sales Leaked Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 12:03 AM ET

    British retailer Marks & Spencer reported a bigger-than-expected drop in non-food sales in the Christmas quarter after deciding to offer fewer discounts just as Debenhams and other rivals were offering more.

  • Boeing Defends 787   Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 4:38 PM ET
    Boeing Defends 787

    Boeing defends the reliability of the 787 Dreamliner, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Hans Weber, Tecop International president.

  • Swiss Tax Dodge Costs Florida Woman Millions Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    UBS to Cut Up to 10,000 Jobs

    In one of the largest such prosecutions in years, a Florida woman pleaded guilty to two charges of filing false tax returns that failed to report her UBS accounts.

  • 'Big Fall' in Germany's Fourth-Quarter GDP Seen Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 10:51 AM ET
    In Euro Zone Crisis, Germany Benefits From Apprentices

    A scant increase in German November industrial production was a "major disappointment," Capital Economics said, reinforcing expectations of a "big fall" in fourth-quarter GDP.

  • How Retail Banks Are Shrinking Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    Lloyds Eyes Shake-Up of Banker Bonuses

    Investment banking has been the focus of much of the recent news in the financial universe, with politicians urging banks to refocus on their traditional retail operations.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Higher   Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 6:08 AM ET
    Global Markets: European Shares Higher

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as a positive start to U.S. earnings season push stocks slightly higher.

  • UBS Says Cleaning Up Its Act After Libor 'Shocker' Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 2:54 AM ET

    UBS has yet to fully purge itself of a global interest rate scandal that has put it at risk of a wave of costly civil suits, its investment banking chief said on Wednesday.

  • We'll Cut Costs to Survive: Sainsbury CFO Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 2:28 AM ET

    Supermarket chain Sainsbury plans to combine cost cuts with expansion in 2013, CFO John Rogers told CNBC Wednesday, with the group determined to lure more cash-strapped consumers to its mid-range supermarkets.

  • Why This May Be the Week the ECB Cuts Rates Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 2:06 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    A growing number of economists predict the European Central Bank’s rate-setting committee will vote to cut interest rates again at Thursday’s meeting.

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