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  • European Central Bank

    Rather than taking advantage of time bought by the ECB, European finance ministers meeting in Cyprus over the weekend suggested they were in no rush to resolve key outstanding issues in the euro zone.

  • How High Can the Euro Go? Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 9:23 AM ET
    Euro bills in hand

    The Fed's QE3 announcement helped send the euro on a tear, and this strategist thinks it still has room to run.

  • Euro Slips, European Finance Ministers Stall Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 8:00 AM ET
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    European finance ministers kick the can again and risk appetite is off — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Gold coins and bar

    Gold is the “clear winner” from global stimulus measures, according to a report by UK research firm Capital Economics, which says that gains to other commodities such as oil and copper are likely to be brief.

  • Goldman's Rock Star on the ABC's of the ECB's Plan

    Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman, explains how the ECB's bond-buying plan will impact the EU, and discusses where he's seeing investment opportunities.

  • Western Economies: The New Great Risk? Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 3:58 AM ET
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    Political upheaval and discontent will mark out 2012 as a year of great uncertainty, with one commentator telling CNBC that the changing world power structure means that the West’s traditional dominance in global economic and geo-political affairs is on the wane.

  • Investors Offload South African Miners Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 3:31 AM ET
    Striking mine workers demonstrate as they protest over wage demands outside the Nkageng informal settlement on August 16, 2012 in North West, South Africa.

    Leading international fund managers have reduced their holdings in South Africa’s natural resources sector since fighting at Lonmin’s Marikana mine resulted in the deaths of 44 people last month, with some investors making a strategic decision to unwind their exposure in the country indefinitely, the Financial Times reports.

  • BAE-EADS Faces Tougher US 'Firewall' Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 2:14 AM ET
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    BAE Systems will have to agree more rigorous US security arrangements if its 38 billion euros ($49.9 billion) deal to combine with EADS is to pass muster in Washington, a former senior US official has warned, the Financial Times reports.

  • European Lenders Hooked on Central Bank Cash Sunday, 16 Sep 2012 | 11:01 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    European banks are failing to wean themselves off central bank money, even though steep falls in the cost of collateralised borrowing over the summer mean some now have the option of funding via public markets. The FT reports.

  • No Easy Answers on How to Fix the Banks in Europe Sunday, 16 Sep 2012 | 9:20 PM ET
    A European Union, left, and a Hungarian national flag, fly outside the Magyar Nemzeti Bank, Hungary's central bank, in Budapest.

    Beleaguered countries like Spain have been counting on a quick and neat way to fix their banks without taking on more crippling debt. The New York Times reports.

  • How to Trade the Euro's Rise Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 4:12 PM ET
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    The euro has been on a tear, but don't just look at it against the dollar, this strategist says.

  • Endeavor CEO: Start-Ups Can Help Greece Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 2:15 PM ET
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    Endeavor Global, a company that supports entrepreneurs in emerging markets, is focusing on Greece. Is the nonprofit crazy for jumping into the struggling nation?

  • A tour bus passes the Wall Street bull in the financial district January 22, 2007 in New York City.

    In one of the first market forecasts for 2013, Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s chief U.S. equity strategist sees stocks having a bumpy ride next year before ending with the S&P 500 up 10 percent to an all-time high.

  • Shares Close at 14-Month High on Fed Stimulus Move Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 12:24 PM ET

    European shares closed higher on Friday setting a new 14-month high, as growth-linked stocks were boosted by the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to roll out a third round of quantitative easing (QE3).

  • Euro Soars, Dollar Sags, Risk Appetite Grows Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 8:05 AM ET
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    QE3 dings the dollar and the euro gets a lift — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • China's Vice President Xi Jinping

    The absence from the public stage of Xi Jinping, the next Chinese president, highlights the problems China faces in finding political stability at a time when its economy needs it most, economists and analysts told CNBC on Friday.

  • Trichet: Draghi Program Will Work   Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 7:14 AM ET
    Trichet: Draghi Program Will Work

    Jean-Claude Trichet, former ECB president, explains why Europe's financial crisis is a crisis of advanced economies as well, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Marc Faber: If I Were Bernanke, I Would Resign Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 7:04 AM ET
    Investor Marc Faber

    Central bankers are “counterfeit money printers” and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke should resign for messing up the U.S. economy so badly, Marc Faber, author of the Gloom, Doom and Boom, told CNBC on Friday.

  • Gold Set for Even Bigger Bernanke Boost Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 6:49 AM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    The price of gold could be the biggest winner from the Federal Reserve’s announcement of a third round of quantitative easing (QE3) on Thursday, according to analysts and gold investors.

  • BAE Warns on Political Influence in EADS Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 1:32 AM ET
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    BAE Systems has insisted it will walk away from talks with EADS unless the combined European champion in aerospace and defence was allowed to operate as a normal company without political interference. The FT reports.

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