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  • Impatient for action, investors immediately sold stocks and the euro, and moved into safe-haven bonds after the European Central Bank failed to deliver an immediate stimulus program Thursday morning.

  • Cashin on Draghi's 'Empty Platter' Plan  Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss the lack of clarity in the ECB's plan to help the struggling euro zone countries.

  • Stocks Slip on ECB Disappointment  Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 11:39 AM ET

    A look at what's next for the euro zone after the European Central Bank's Draghi indicated there are no plans to launch additional bond purchases, with Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, and Louise Cooper, BGC Partners.

  • Busch: ECB Prepares, but Doesn’t Act Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 10:10 AM ET

    Today’s information supports my view that the market was set-up to be disappointed and on that, I was not disappointed.

  • Markets Down After Draghi Comments  Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 10:05 AM ET

    James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management chief investment strategist, discusses market reaction to comments from the ECB's Mario Draghi this morning, and weighs in on why austerity alone will not work.

  • Euro Lifts, Investors Await "Super Mario" Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 8:13 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's president is in the hot seat and things are looking up down under — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Searching for Value in Europe  Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 6:32 AM ET

    Thomas Russo, Gardner, Russo & Gardner partner, provides insight on where to find significant value in overseas companies.

  • Global Markets Update: Shares Trade Flat  Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 6:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including an update from today's meeting of the European Central Bank.

  • Italy Moves to Bridge Europe’s Divide Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 2:44 AM ET
    Mario Monti

    Mario Monti has taken a step towards bridging Europe’s north-south divide over how to support the euro zone’s weaker economies by finding common ground with Finland over the need for concerted intervention to reduce excessively high borrowing costs, the Financial Times reports.

  • Nationalizing RBS on the Table Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 1:45 AM ET
    Bank Vault

    Senior government figures are discussing the possibility of buying out private investors in Royal Bank of Scotland and fully nationalizing it amid mounting frustration at banks’ failure to lend to British businesses, the FT reports.

  • Poll: What Will the ECB Do? Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 12:44 AM ET

    The governing council of the European Central Bank (ECB) is set to take center stage on Thursday with speculation mounting about what sort of intervention, if any, could be announced.

  • Last Call: "You Come at the King, You Best Not Miss..." Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 10:51 PM ET

    Weeks after criticizing Nasdaq for the handling of the Facebook IPO, Knight Capital has its own troubles; Green Mountain Coffee "hyper" growth is over; Yelp surges after revenues; the Fed hints the economy may be slowing and traders are watching the ECB meetings tomorrow.

  • Save More But Don't Stay Out of Markets: Pro  Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 9:10 PM ET

    Geoff Lewis, Global Market Strategist, J.P. Morgan Asset Management says that investors need to look to high yields, corporate credits and emerging market debts to add returns in a sensible way. He explains why.

  • US Economy Does Not Need More Stimulus  Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Robert Heller, Former Federal Reserve Governor, CNBC Contributor says the U.S. economy does not need more stimulus, and instead, rules and regulations need to be eased.

  • Crisis 'Tides' Getting Rougher for Europe  Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Greg Gibbs, Senior Currency Strategist, RBS says that although euro zone leaders are working harder, the crisis is getting worse.

  • Why the Fed Could Move the Euro Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    Inaction in Washington could hurt overseas, this strategist says.

  • Why Another Rate Cut by the Bank of England Won’t Help Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 12:03 PM ET
    London Financial District

    The Bank of England’s (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee meets on Thursday to discuss interest rates, amid calls for the base rate to be cut from 0.5 percent to 0.25 percent. Moorad Choudhry tells us why further rate cuts or quantitative easing won't help turn around the U.K. economy.

  • Markets Across Europe Close Mixed  Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market-moving activity from Europe, as shares extend gains built on a slew of economic data from the U.S.

  • What to Buy When the Swiss Are Selling Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 9:21 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank has euros ready to unload, and these strategists point to currencies that should benefit.

  • Awaiting Central Bank Moves, the Euro Treads Water Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 8:13 AM ET

    Central bank policy decisions are looming and economic idea merchants are chattering — it's time for your FX Fix.

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