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    The first half of this year may have ended on a somber note for global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and it was no different for Asia. Deal volumes were down almost 30 percent on year across the region. But according to one analyst that doesn't mean there aren't good investment options for companies out there.

  • McDonald’s Sponsorship of Olympics Queried Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 2:23 AM ET
    Today, McDonald's Corporation marked the beginning of its 50th anniversary celebration by introducing its 50th anniversary restaurant design at an event at the "Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's" in downtown Chicago. This rendering of McDonald's one-of-a-kind futuristic restaurant design which will be built on its Chicago flagship site at 600 N. Clark Street is expected to open in April 2005. McDonald's founder Ray Kroc opened his first restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois, on April 15, 1955. (PRNewsfoot)

    Top Olympics officials questioned whether it was appropriate to allow fast-food chain McDonald’s to continue sponsoring the games amid mounting concern about the global obesity crisis, the International Olympic Committee president has admitted, the Financial Times reports.

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    While global investors have shunned European equities this year, fund managers tell CNBC they are beginning to grow their exposure to the region’s battered stocks, with expectations of a pick-up in the second half of the year.

  • Europe Moving in Right Direction, but Euro to Fall: Pro

    Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ says while Europe is moving in the right direction, weak data out of the U.S. means EU policymakers have less time to work through their problems. He forecasts that the euro will continue to weaken from here.

  • Yen Is No Longer a Funding Currency for Carry Trade

    John Noonan, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters says that the Euro, instead of the Japanese yen, is now the funding currency for carry trade.

  • More Gloom Ahead For Investors: Strategist Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
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    Ready for some good economic news? Don't ask the currency strategists at Barclays Capital.

  • How to Trade a Risk Rebound Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 4:02 PM ET
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    Bears may be prowling in the currency markets today, but this strategist thinks risk appetite could rebound - and he has a trade ready.

  • Will 'Eurosis' Infect Earnings?   Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 2:27 PM ET
    Will 'Eurosis' Infect Earnings?

    Tim Seymour, EmergingMoney.com, explains how fears about Europe are likely to affect next week's earnings reports in the U.S.

  • Trading Emerging Markets   Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 10:30 AM ET
    Trading Emerging Markets

    U.S. stocks continue to outperform emerging markets, but in recent weeks emerging markets have picked up steam, with Tim Seymour, Emergingmoney.com.

  • Is Italy Living on Borrowed Time and Money? Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 7:11 AM ET
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    Italy is back in the spotlight as the focus for market concerns once again, with bond yields higher than Ireland’s and increasing concern about the political situation in the euro zone’s third-largest economy.

  • Can DC Fix the Economy?   Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 7:04 AM ET
    Can DC Fix the Economy?

    "Nobody can imagine, whether you're in a business or any kind of situation, where you would go into this kind of uncertainty without a plan," says Jim Nussle, Growth Energy president & COO, discussing economic maneuvering in Washington and whether the government has the ability to create jobs. Also, tracking economic trends related to political policy, with Steven Davis, Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • Global Markets Update: European Shares Fall Ahead of US Jobs Report

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as Central Bank measures fail to boost investor confidence, and RBS pulls out of Tibor, Japan's version of Libor.

  • Rupert Murdoch

    Mr. Murdoch has never been particularly impressed with Mr. Romney, friends and associates of both men say. The two times Mr. Romney visited the editorial board of The Journal, Mr. Murdoch did not work very hard to conceal his lack of excitement. “There was zero enthusiasm, no engagement,” said one Journal staff member who was at the most recent meeting in December the New York Times reports.

  • RBS Withdraws From Tibor Panel Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 3:53 AM ET
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    Royal Bank of Scotland has pulled out of the panels that set Tibor, Japan’s version of Libor, amid a global probe into alleged manipulation of interbank lending rates by traders at investment banks, the Financial Times reports.

  • Google’s Links with UK Government Agency Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 2:55 AM ET
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    Google hired a top official from a UK government agency charged with investigating the company, a report reveals, Global Post reports.

  • Trade Group for Bankers Regulates a Key Rate Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 2:35 AM ET
    Robert Diamond, CEO of Barclays.

    While it was big news when the Barclays chairman, Marcus Agius, resigned Monday over his bank’s role in the Libor rate-fixing scandal. Less noticed was his other resignation that same day, the New York Times reports.

  • Usmanov Launches Attack on Arsenal Board Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 2:20 AM ET
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    Arsenal’s second-biggest shareholder has attacked the English Premier League football club’s management after its star player decided not to renew his contract when it runs out at the end of the 2012-13 season, the Financial Times reports.

  • Greece Drops Demand to Ease Bailout Terms Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 2:01 AM ET
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    Greece’s new government has dropped a plan to seek softer terms for its second bailout following warnings that it would be rejected by international lenders, the Financial Times reports.

  • Last Call: Bausch & Lomb Sees IPO Ahead Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 1:53 AM ET
    Bausch & Lomb eye care products on a store shelf.

    Pfizer sued over generic Lipitor delay; Seagate sees shares slip on weak revenue; speculation mounts over Yahoo CEO short list.

  • Death Cross

    Gillian Tett of the Financial Times says markets may be headed for another "summer curse" and she points to five reasons why.

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