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  • 'Super' Mario Draghi's Problem With Germany Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 8:11 AM ET
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    "Super" Mario Draghi of the European Central Bank has a super problem: the markets might love him, the bankers might love him, politicians from Athens to Dublin might love him, but the German people don't. He's been called anything from "bankers' buddy" to "counterfeiter of coins", and depicted by the tabloid press as a devil sporting horns and a trident, set against a distinctly angelic Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann.

  • Euro Recedes, Swiss Franc Lifts, Bulls Retreat Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 7:48 AM ET
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    A sentiment survey dents the euro, but confidence is up in Brazil — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • QE Goes Local: Towns Coin Their Own Currencies Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 6:34 AM ET
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    Euro zone leaders have been trying to keep the currency union intact, but some—including a high school teacher from Bavaria—say a better solution lies in local currencies, an idea that is now being pitched to Greek politicians.

  • Flat Tax Lessons From Bulgaria   Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 6:33 AM ET
    Flat Tax Lessons From Bulgaria

    Rosen Plevneliev, President of Republic of Bulgaria, discusses how to solve the global economic crisis without taxing citizens to death.

  • Senate to EU: US Airlines Won't Pay Carbon Tax Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 2:37 AM ET
    The engine of the Airbus A380 at the Airbus plant in Hamburg on October 30, 2009.

    The Senate unanimously passed a bill on Saturday that would shield U.S. airlines from paying for their carbon emissions on European flights, pressuring the European Union to back down from applying its emissions law to foreign carriers, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Bottles of Dove body lotion, manufactured by Unilever NV, are seen in a supermarket in Slough, U.K., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. U.K. retail same-store sales barely rose in July, according to the British Retail Consortium, as consumer confidence was undermined by the double-dip recession and the euro-area debt crisis

    Three years into the global financial crisis, multinational companies that had made huge profits during the consumer boom that preceded it faced a major dilemma: people were no longer buying the expensive premium products that once sold well in Europe, the Global Post Reports.

  • GE: Plenty of Opportunities in China   Sunday, 23 Sep 2012 | 8:10 PM ET
    GE: Plenty of Opportunities in China

    John Rice, President & CEO, Global Growth and Operations at GE says that are tremendous opportunities in the transportation, aviation and the oil & gas sectors in China.

  • How to Trade Currencies' 'Ugly Contest' Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 7:54 PM ET
    Christchurch, New Zealand

    All the central bank stimulus is turning investors away from safe havens and toward riskier currencies, giving this strategist a plan.

  • Your Currency Trade on Rising Commodity Prices Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 3:50 PM ET
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    The Fed's QE3 has Brazil talking currency wars, and it's also pushing up commodity prices. This strategist sees a trade.

  • European Shares End Higher on Spain Bailout Talk Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 11:38 AM ET

    European equities rose on Friday, briefly testing last week's 14-month highs, as banking shares were lifted by speculation Spain was moving towards a bailout request.

  • Dalio Fears Social Unrest That Led to Hitler’s Rise Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 10:42 AM ET
    Raymond 'Ray' Dalio, president and founder of Bridgewater Associates LP

    Ray Dalio, founder and co-chief investment officer of the world's largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, predicts a “10 to 15 year managed depression” in Southern Europe. In a worst case scenario, he painted a much darker picture.

  • Is ECB's Draghi Trying to 'Out Bluff' the Markets? Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
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    Praise all around for Mario Draghi and his ECB's bold strategy of "conditional" bond buying across the euro zone, if and when deemed necessary. "This is the big game changer", insists Polish finance minister Jacev rostowski, echoing what virtually all of his colleagues both inside and out of the EU have voiced over these past weeks.

  • Euro Lifts, Brazil Talks Tough Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 8:03 AM ET
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    Spain bailout hopes lift the euro and Brazil fires a warning shot — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • 12-Step Guide to Helping the Euro Zone Sober Up Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 5:50 AM ET
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    Euro zone leaders may feel like they are amid the throes of the longest hangover ever as the region struggles with an addiction to debt and finds it hard to sober up.  But never fear! CNBC is on hand to help with its Twelve Steps guide to put the euro zone back on the path to recovery.

  • In Britain, Austerity Collides With Pension System Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 1:27 AM ET
    London Housing

    It may be the age of austerity for many in Britain. For a former doctor, Geoffrey Lipman, it is anything but.  Dr. Geoffrey Lipman, who is retired, gets about $78,000 a year in his government pension.

  • Italy Slashes Growth Forecast for 2012 Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 9:55 PM ET
    Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy

    The Italian government has slashed its economic growth forecast for 2012, saying the eurozone’s third largest economy is now heading for a contraction of 2.4 per cent, twice as deep as it previously estimated.  The FT reports.

  • Starbucks CEO Draws Comparison to Steve Jobs Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 7:24 PM ET
    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the Commonwelth Club of California on April 4, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  Schultz discussed his tenure as Starbucks CEO and promoted his new book "Onward. - How Starbucks Fought For Its Life Without Losing its Soul"

    Jim Cramer explains why Howard Schultz reminds him of Steve Jobs, the late founder and CEO of Apple.

  • At CGI, Romney and Obama Will Have A Close Call Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 5:23 PM ET
    Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    It's not known exactly what the presidential candidates will talk about, but the theme of this year’s conference is decidedly non-political. In fact, it's downright world-builder-y: "Designing for Impact."

  • EU in Talks Over Spanish Rescue Plan Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 5:16 PM ET
    Spain

    EU authorities are working behind the scenes to pave the way for a new Spanish rescue program and unlimited bond buying by the European Central Bank, by helping Madrid craft an economic reform program that will be unveiled next week, the FT reports.

  • How to Play the Euro's Slide Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 4:43 PM ET
    Mario Draghi

    Economic reports from China and Europe have been disappointing, but for this strategist, they suggest a bullish trade.

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