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  • Global Markets Update: Greece to Leave Euro?  Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a Citigroup report that indicates there is a 90% chance Greece will exit the euro zone within the next twelve to eighteen months.

  • UK Data Raise Fears for Triple A Status Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 2:55 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    The UK’s deepening recession will cost the country its cherished triple-A credit rating, leading bond investors warned after output fell 0.7 percent in the three months through June.

  • Risks Remain For Spain & Italy  Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 12:50 AM ET

    James Ashley, Senior Economist at RBC Capital Markets says the Spanish government will need external support to get through this crisis. He shares his view on the type of bailout Madrid will need to survive. He's also downbeat on Italy, saying that the country is likely to be recession throughout this year, and possibly into next year.

  • Mobius: Europe Moving in the Right Direction  Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 8:15 PM ET

    Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman, Templeton Emerging Markets Group expects the European Union to take three or four years to resolve its debt issues but is optimistic that the bloc is moving in the right direction.

  • Spanish Bond Yields Where They Should Be: Mark Mobius Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 8:14 PM ET
    Mark Mobius, chairman of Templeton Asset Management Ltd., speaks during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Malaysia's stocks are not as cheap as other emerging markets and dividend yields are lower, Mobius said. Photographer: Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    Spain’s high government bond yields are right where they should be given the country’s inflation outlook, Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman at Templeton Asset Management's Emerging Markets Group told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • What Form Will QE3 Take?  Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Greg Gibbs, Senior Currency Strategist at RBS anticipates more quantitative easing by the Fed in the next quarter in the form of purchases of mortgage backed securities.

  • Greece Should Have Never Joined the Euro Zone  Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ says that the way Greece's economy operates means that it should never have joined the euro zone.

  • Why QE3 Is 'Inevitable'  Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ says that QE3 is inevitable as the U.S. still faces significant headwinds. However, what form it will take is unknown.

  • Look Who's Hammering the Euro Now Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    Zurich, Switzerland

    Mild mannered Switzerland is putting downward pressure on the common currency.

  • Items Prohibited or Restricted at the Olympics Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 3:07 PM ET
    Although the athletes on the playing surface may be sporting them, that doesn’t mean spectators should feel free to bring bicycles, folding bikes, roller-skates or skateboards into venues. They’re too large to fit under a seat or on a lap, and would certainly be a nuisance to others. Biking is popular in London, so an announced ban on non-folding bicycles on trains during the Olympics was lifted

    So what are some of the prohibited and restricted items in 2012 Olympic venues? Click ahead for some of the most interesting examples.

  • Euro’s Medicine May Be Making Greece’s Symptoms Worse Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 12:30 PM ET
    Greek Parliament

    Greece's official lenders are signaling a growing reluctance to keep paying the bills of the nearly bankrupt nation, even as the government seeks leniency on its bailout terms.

  • Will the Olympics Strengthen the Pound? Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 12:11 PM ET
    Torchbearer Dimitrios Chondrokoukis, a Greek high jump athlete, lights a cauldron with the Olympic Flame atop the Acropolis in Athens on May 16, 2012. The flame will be handed over to the London olympics officials on May 17.

    With the Olympics about to begin, here's how to trade the games.

  • Markets Across Europe Close Flat  Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving activity from Europe, and an update on U.S. stocks, from CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • Don’t Read Too Much Into UK GDP Gloom: Economist Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 9:58 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    New figures showing the U.K’s growth domestic product falling by 0.7 percent in the second quarter from the first should be taken with a pinch of salt, and calls into account the credibility of this data, James Knightley, UK Economist at ING told CNBC.

  • Spain Ratings Cut Could Prompt Major Bond Sell-Off Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 8:52 AM ET

    The rise in Spain’s bond yields to above 7 percent raises the issue of potential further ratings downgrades for the country.

  • Euro Stays Vulnerable, British Pound Takes a Hit Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 7:38 AM ET

    British output falls and kiwis drop — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Euro Zone as We Know It Has Two Years Left: Jim O’Neill Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 6:58 AM ET
    Jim O'Neill

    The euro zone debt crisis has reached a critical level and has left the bloc with limited time to find a solution, Jim O’Neill, Chairman at Goldman Sachs Asset Management told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Finding Value Amid Europe's Fiscal Crisis  Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 6:09 AM ET

    Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman, explains how to navigate Europe's volatile equity markets.

  • Global Markets Update: Spanish Yield Curve Flat  Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 6:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a rise in European stocks.

  • BBA Should No Longer Handle Libor: Former FSA Chief Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 5:57 AM ET
    Bank Vault Door

    The London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) is flawed and should no longer be calculated by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA), Howard Davies, Professor at Sciences Po and former chairman of the Financial Services Authority told CNBC.

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