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  • Young, Hopeless Europeans Flock to Former Colonies Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 3:00 AM ET
    Young, Hopeless Europeans Flock to Former Colonies

    Rather than wait for prosperous economic times to return to her native Portugal, Tatiana Almeida (26), educated to be a journalist, decided to leave and move to East Timor, a former colony in Southeast Asia, in search for opportunities.

  • India: Suspended Animation Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 12:48 AM ET
    The Bandra-Worli sea link, also know as the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, in Mumbai, India.

    Political inertia, red tape and a dearth of foreign investment are impeding a much needed overhaul.

  • Van Rompuy Presses On With Budget Talks Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 12:06 AM ET
    Van Rompuy Presses On With Budget Talks

    Herman Van Rompuy, the European Council president responsible for summoning EU leaders to summits, is determined to go ahead with this month’s gathering on the bloc’s 1 trillion euro seven-year budget – despite UK parliament demands for cuts that make an agreement unlikely. The FT reports.

  • Why Euro Exit Is an Option for Germany Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 9:06 PM ET
    germany_cityscape_200.jpg

    Should Germany leave the euro? It is, after all, the big country with an obvious exit option. The question becomes more pertinent after a new decision by Angela Merkel.

  • El-Erian: Is German Bad News Good News for Europe? Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 1:36 PM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    With so many understandably focused on Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, few noticed this week's economic numbers out of Germany — a key part of the European puzzle. Yet the latest data releases could well prove consequential.

  • European Shares Spurred On by Earnings and Macro Data Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

    Investors set aside growth worries as European shares clawed back the previous session's losses on Thursday, buoyed by earnings from European companies and better macro economic data in China and the United States.

  • Global Markets: Earnings Edge EU Stocks Higher   Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 6:17 AM ET
    Global Markets: Earnings Edge EU Stocks Higher

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as more companies report better-than-expected earnings, helping indexes push higher.

  • Banking May Lose Its Allure for the Best and Brightest Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 3:25 AM ET
    Banking May Lose Its Allure for the Best and Brightest

    As UBS announced plans to chop 10,000 staff this week, many traders reacted with shock. Little wonder: during the past three decades, it might have seemed inconceivable that any bank could slash its workforce so far, so fast, the FT reports.

  • EU Short Selling Rules Spark Confusion Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 2:47 AM ET
    A visitor looks at a plaque commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Borsa Italiana, inside Italy's stock exchange, which is part of the London Stock Exchange Group Plc, in Milan, Italy.

    Late and complex guidance from regulators has left the markets unprepared and confused ahead of today’s imposition of the first pan-EU rules on short-selling, according to brokers, traders and investors, the FT reports.

  • UBS to Become a Banking Gold Standard: Pro   Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 8:35 PM ET
    UBS to Become a Banking Gold Standard: Pro

    Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities at Exane-BNP Paribas says that UBS' core business is looking strong as the bank moves towards wealth management and that the bank could become a gold standard for the finance industry.

  • How the Swiss Will Boost the Euro Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 2:43 PM ET
    How the Swiss Will Boost the Euro

    The Swiss National Bank has trimmed its big euro position, taking downward pressure off the currency.

  • European Shares Close Down as Earnings Disappoint Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 12:49 PM ET

    Mixed corporate earnings capped gains on Europe's top share index on Wednesday, with investors also cautious as Wall Street re-opened after two days of closure due to Hurricane Sandy.

  • Opt for Treasurys and Gold as Stimulus Boost Wanes: Report Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 12:30 PM ET
    Ilczyszyn: Key Levels to Watch on Gold

    Investors should opt for U.S. Treasurys and gold because the boost to risky assets from central bank stimulus measures may already be over, according to a report by macroeconomic research firm Capital Economics.

  • Expect a Wild Session as Wall Street Opens: Pro Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 9:33 AM ET
    Outside the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan.

    As Wall Street prepares to re-open for business on Wednesday, investors should prepare for a “wild session” before earnings reports could subdue the markets again, Michael Yoshikami, founder & chief executive of Destination Wealth Management, told CNBC.

  • Dollar Slips, Euro Lifts, Swiss National Bank Scales Back Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 8:16 AM ET
    Aussie Jumps, Euro Lifts, Korea Cuts

    Earnings lift risk appetite, Spain says it needs a little help from its friends — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • For Years, Warnings That It Could Happen Here Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 7:07 AM ET
    Damage From Sandy? What About Potential Economic Boost?

    For nearly a decade, scientists have told city and state officials that New York faces certain peril, the New York Times reports.

  • Global Markets: Earnings Push European Stocks Higher   Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 6:10 AM ET
    Global Markets: Earnings Push European Stocks Higher

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at positive earnings reports from European airlines and oil and gas firms.

  • Adoboli Tells Court of Market Pressures Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 5:25 AM ET
    Adoboli Tells Court of Market Pressures

    Kweku Adoboli, who is accused of unauthorized trading which led to losses of $2.3 billion at UBS told a jury that he was “devastated” at the losses caused to the Swiss bank, the Financial Times reports.

  • EU’s ‘Fit of Pique’ on CDS Fuels Concerns Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 4:07 AM ET
    Reality Forces EU to Soften Stance on Greece

    Speculators – not welcome. That is the message that the EU hopes to send with its looming restrictions on financial bets against the creditworthiness of its members, the Financial Times reports.

  • Fiat Revamp to Avoid ‘Carmageddon’ Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 2:58 AM ET
    Fiat Revamp to Avoid ‘Carmageddon’

    Sergio Marchionne has outlined a strategy for Fiat to survive a European “Carmageddon” by focusing on export markets rather than closing plants, as it seeks to break even on the continent by 2016, the Finanical Times reports.

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