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  • Clash of Cultures Upends Spain’s Cajas Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 2:46 AM ET
    ulio Fernandez Gayoso, center, former co-chairman of Novacaixagalicia, formed from the combination of Caixa Galicia and Caixanova banks, speaks before a parliamentary committee in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, July 26, 2012.

    Julio Fernández Gayoso has emerged as a symbol of the clash between the time-honored tradition of the caja as a baronial community institution and the modern, euro-based banking economy that Spain has tried to create in recent decades, the New York Times reports.

  • NHS to Sell Brand Worldwide Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 2:13 AM ET
    Doctor talking to female patient in office

    The NHS is to sell its brand around the world as part of a new venture to make the service more commercial and reinvest the profits in Britain’s national health system, the Financial Times reports.

  • Markets to Bounce Around the Bottom  Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Herald Van Der Linde, Head of Equity Strategy, Asia-Pacific at HSBC says that Asian markets will bounce around the bottom for quite sometime until we get massive changes in Europe.

  • Gary Dugan, CIO, Asia & Middle East at Coutts says investors have to consider the real possibility of a collapse in Southern Europe. He adds that any rescue plan without German support will lack credibility.

  • Impact From More QE Is Overstated  Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 6:35 PM ET

    Sam Chandan, Chief Economist at Chandan Economics says that the impact from more QE from the Fed is overstated.

  • Colonial history of Angola goes back to 1575, when Portuguese explorer Paulo Dias de Novais founded Luanda in as 'SÃo Paulo de Loanda', with a hundred families of settlers and four hundred soldiers.

    Will the last Portuguese out please turn off the light? Falling salaries and record unemployment are prompting many to emigrate. Oil-rich Angola is a major destination.

  • Your Currency Trade on the Stock Market Rally Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 11:47 AM ET

    Stocks have been strengthening, but currencies tell a different story. Here's a trading playbook.

  • Markets Across Europe Close  Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 11:45 AM ET

    European markets edge lower into the close, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • Lord Jacob Rothschild

    You know the euro is in deep water when a doyen of the banking industry, Lord Jacob Rothschild, takes a 200 million pound ($314 million) bet against it.

  • Portugal

    Portugal is becoming the new sick man of Europe, despite sticking to the troika’s hard-to-swallow medicine of austerity, while the prognosis for Greece is much worse — and potentially contagious — according to the latest report from Citi.

  • Tension Over Aid to Greece Could Unsettle Markets Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 6:28 AM ET
    Leader of the New Democracy conservatives, Antonis Samaras

    While the Greek prime minister, Antonis Samaras, will be greeted with military honors when he arrives in Berlin on Friday, his pleas for easier bailout terms could meet with a cool reception, setting up tension that could unsettle the financial markets next week. The NYT reports.

  • Global Markets Update  Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including meetings among euro zone leaders.

  • Journalist Fareed Zakaria attends the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2011 in New York City.

    When Lynda and Stewart Resnick, the Beverly Hills entrepreneurs who founded POM Wonderful, wanted to host a dinner at their Aspen home in 2006 to talk about the Iraq war, they assembled a list of 22 A-list guests, including Queen Noor of Jordan, George Soros, the financier, and Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California. Leading the list of journalists was one of their favorite guests: Fareed Zakaria, the Indian-born Harvard Ph.D and foreign-policy specialist who had turned himself into an unlikely media star, the New York Times reports.

  • An Angolan woman shops in a market in Cabinda.

    Will the last Portuguese out please turn off the light? Falling salaries and record unemployment are prompting many to emigrate. Oil-rich Angola is a major destination, the Global Post reports.

  • Norges Fund Plans to Take On More Risk Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 1:36 AM ET
    Norwegian Fjords, Norway

    The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund is planning to take on more risk as it seeks to exploit its role as a strategic investor, in a move that could mark a new trend for conservative publicly-owned investment funds, the Financial Times reports.

  • Europe Has Priced Out Tail Risks for Investors  Sunday, 19 Aug 2012 | 11:50 PM ET

    Nick Maroutsos, Founder and Managing Director, Kapstream Capital says European policy makers are making progress to boost risk appetite, allowing investors to focus on equities and corporate debt markets.

  • U.S. Fiscal 'Slope'  Sunday, 19 Aug 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Tai Hui, Head of Regional Research, Asia, at Standard Chartered Bank says that U.S. fiscal cliff has gradually eased into a "slope".

  • Hold Shorts in European Peripheral Bonds  Sunday, 19 Aug 2012 | 6:50 PM ET

    Laura Fitzsimmons, VP, Futures & Options, JPMorgan Investment Bank says to hold shorts in European peripheral bonds.

  • Your Currency Trade on Rising Treasury Yields Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 6:52 PM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    In case you hadn't noticed, Treasury yields are on a tear. Here's how to trade them.

  • Stocks Close for the Week in Green  Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    Weighing in on whether the stealth rally can continue, with Ann Miletti, Wells Fargo Advantage Funds; Tim Leach, U.S. Bank Wealth Management; Stephanie Link, TheStreet; and CNBC's Ron Insana.

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