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  • Aussie Slips, Euro Steadies, Rial Keeps Falling Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:59 AM ET

    Australia cuts rates and kiwis look sweet — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Global Markets Update: Spanish Bailout Eyed   Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:11 AM ET
    Global Markets Update: Spanish Bailout Eyed

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including euro zone data showing a rise in factory price inflation.

  • Ikea

    Ikea is coming under fire for deleting women from the Saudi version of its bargain furniture catalogs. The Global Post reports.

  • ‘Slice and Dice’ Credit Card Deals Return Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:28 AM ET

    The summer holiday that went on the American Express card, the private indulgence charged to a Victoria’s Secret store card, the winter wardrobe that won’t be paid off until spring.

  • Exposure to US Economy Through Australian Companies

    Martin Lakos, Division Director, Macquarie Private Wealth recommends betting on a recovery in the U.S. economy via Australian companies including Amcor and Computershare.

  • Jury Still Out on QE3   Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:20 PM ET
    Jury Still Out on QE3

    Gary Schlossberg, Chief Economist, Wells Capital Management says that the jury is still very much out on the effectiveness of QE3. The U.S. economy needs lower fuel prices and stability in the Euro zone before a rebound can occur.

  • Hottest New Releases at the 2012 Paris Motor Show Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:41 PM ET
    Price: $1.3 million

    Click to see some of the hottest new releases from Europe’s biggest car makers at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

  • Cashin on Bernanke: Didn't See Any Compelling New Evidence

    CNBC's Bob Pisani chats with Art Cashin, UBS, about Fed chief Bernanke's comments today.

  • Better Days Ahead for the Dollar? Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:16 PM ET

    Currency investors got frisky in the third quarter and risk currencies rose, but this strategist senses a mood shift.

  • European Shares Extend Rally   Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    European Shares Extend Rally

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports EU stocks moved higher on Monday as concerns over Spanish banks eased, and CNBC's Mary Thompson has the details on American Expressed ordered to refund $85 million to consumers. Also, Gary Kaminsky, weighs in on the cause and effects of quantitative easing.

  • Stock Market May Be Headed for Rude Shock Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    For the last three months, investors have been ignoring the weak economic backdrop and plowing money into stocks.

  • Global Markets Update: Spain Caution Persists   Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:11 AM ET
    Global Markets Update: Spain Caution Persists

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including whether Moody's will downgrade the country's credit rating to junk status.

  • Protestors wear gas masks as they advance down a street during clashes with riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012 in Athens. Today marks Greece's first big anti-austerity strike since the coalition government took power in June.

    The differences in approach could not be more distinct — or telling. Fresh austerity measures were announced last week by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain. Two of the most economically distraught countries in the euro zone, Greece and Spain, mapped out additional budget cuts last week, the New York Times reports.

  • Financial Services Groups Cut 9,000 Jobs Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:53 AM ET
    Martin Wheatley, managing director of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), speaks during a news conference at the Mansion House, in London, U.K., on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.

    The financial services sector has cut 9,000 jobs over the past three months as business volumes and profitability fell for the first time in more than three years, the CBI employers’ group and PwC have reported, the  Financial Times reports.

  • European markets are set to extend losses on Monday as investor concerns turn to Spanish bank recapitalization needs and a possible downgrade to the country’s credit rating.

  • Is Rajoy Lost in Spain?   Sunday, 30 Sep 2012 | 6:30 PM ET
    Is Rajoy Lost in Spain?

    Moorad Choudhry, Treasurer, Head of Treasury, Corporate Banking Division, Royal Bank of Scotland says that in the short term, his worry is more about whether Madrid can take control of its debt situation, rather than whether a province will secede.

  • Spain's Pain Could Last Another 10 Years   Sunday, 30 Sep 2012 | 6:10 PM ET
    Spain's Pain Could Last Another 10 Years

    Clifford Bennett, Chief Economist, Orb Global Investments, says that Spain's sovereign debt challenges could last another 10 to 15 years.

  • Global Regulators Follow UK’s Libor Lead Saturday, 29 Sep 2012 | 1:00 AM ET
    London Eye Big Ben Dusk

    The UK’s plan to reform the world’s most important lending rate will guide a global drive towards more transparent and reliable pricing for everything from home mortgages and gold to heating oil, regulators said on Friday. The FT reports.

  • Copenhagen, Denmark.

    At a time when the world's attention is nervously focused on the European economy, there is a bright spot worth noting, and it can be found in Denmark.

  • How to Trade the Euro's Dip Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 2:32 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.

    The stress test for Spanish banks wasn't pretty, but this strategist sees a buying opportunity.

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