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  • Mobius: 'I'm Optimistic About Europe  Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 8:00 AM ET

    In these excerpts from a live interview, Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group, tells CNBC why he is optimistic about Europe.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including UK lawmakers voting on the next step for the Libor rate-fixing probe, and an expected rate cut by the ECB.

  • Room for Optimism on Europe: Mark Mobius Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 6:04 AM ET
    Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management's Emerging Markets Group

    There is room for optimism that Europe's economy will recover, Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group told CNBC on Thursday, as companies in fast-growing emerging markets look to make acquisitions in the region.

  • Spain’s Banking Crisis Moves Into the Courtroom Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 3:50 AM ET
    Tenure: June 7, 2004 – October 31, 2007Rodrigo de Rato was the third IMF managing director in a row to resign. After only three years in office following his appointment as Köhler’s replacement, the Spaniard decided to leave the IMF "for personal reasons." He went on working as a counsellor for Criteria-Caixacorp, Banco Santander – the largest European private bank – and Lazard. In 2009, de Rato announced he would give up these positions to join Caja Madrid, and become the Spanish savings bank’s

    Spain’s banking crisis has moved into the courtroom, the New York Times reports.

  • Spanish Banks’ Tale of Woe to Drag On Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 3:10 AM ET

    There is still more agony to come for Spanish banks, the Financial Times reports.

  • Barrier to More QE High  Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Ray Attrill, Co-Head of FX Strategy at NAB says that the barrier to more QE from the Fed is pretty high.

  • 25 Basis Point ECB Rate Cut Baked into Markets  Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC says that markets are focusing on whether the ECB will cut bank deposit rates.

  • Rate Fixing Scandal Is International: EU’s Almunia Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 8:16 AM ET

    The rate fixing scandal currently engulfing British bank Barclays will not stop at the UK’s borders but is likely to involve banks in a number of countries, Joaquín Almunia, EU Commissioner for Competition, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • A Step At Last in the Right Direction Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 3:40 AM ET
    European Union Flag

    I was in Ischia, off the coast of Naples, during the latest eurozone summit. Many of the Italians present during the award of this year’s Ischia prizes for journalism thought that Italy had won two victories over Germany: in football, at the European championships, and in economics, at the European summit, the Financial Times reports.

  • Libor Spotlight Falls on Critical Days in 2008 Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 1:25 AM ET
    Bob Diamond

    The appearance of Bob Diamond, the departed chief executive of Barclays, before a UK Treasury select committee on Wednesday will focus attention on movements in the London interbank offered rate over a crucial two-day period at the height of the financial crisis in 2008, the Financial Times reports.

  • Euro Zone Loans Threat to German Coalition Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 1:01 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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  • Why Europe Needs to Do More Than Cut Interest Rates Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 10:31 PM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank needs to go beyond lowering interest rates – which has already been priced in by markets – to boost growth and authorities may be better off ramping up their asset-purchasing programs instead, economists tell CNBC.

  • Banks to Face Intense Regulation  Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura says that banks will be the targets of political pressure after the Barclays crisis and they will also face more intense regulation from governments.

  • ECB to Cut Rates by 25 BPS  Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    David Woo, Head of Global Rates and Currencies Research, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research says the ECB will likely cut both the repo and deposit rates by 25 bps.

  • Lagarde too Optimistic About ESM  Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura says the IMF's Christine Lagarde is being too optimistic about ESM funds.

  • ECB, BOE Easing Will Help Market Rally  Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 6:50 PM ET

    Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors says further easing from the ECB and BOE will help the market rally to continue.

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    Enjoy the hot dogs and fireworks because after the Fourth of July holiday, the market will get hit with three job readings Thursday followed by the main event Friday — the June jobs report.

  • Barclays Scandal Doesn't Point to Libor-Fixing Now  Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors says that the Barclays scandal doesn't indicate there's any Libor fixing going on today.

  • Barclays CEO Bob Diamond Resigns  Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports the latest details on the departure of Barclays CEO Bob Diamond, amid the developing Libor rate-fixing investigation.

  • Summer Investment Strategy  Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 12:40 PM ET

    Ron Carson, Carson Wealth Management founder & CEO, advises investors on how to position their portfolio for the summer. "I think it's proven right now to be careful, very surgical, and very thoughtful where you place new investments," says Carson.

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