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  • 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.

  • Still Upside in European Equities Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 8:50 PM ET
    Still Upside in European Equities

    Willem Nabarro, Head European Equities (Asia) at Exane-BNP Paribas says that European equities have outperformed U.S. stocks tremendously and that there is still more upside.

  • Could the Dutch Poll Result Be Good for Housing? Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 3:59 PM ET
    Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    The economy took center stage in the Dutch election campaign, as the euro zone's fifth-largest economy is set to slide back into recession in the second half of the year. Unemployment stands at a seven-year high of 6.5 percent but the biggest problem may not have even fully unfolded yet: the shaky grounds of the housing market.

  • Your Currency Trade on QE3 Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 3:31 PM ET
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    The other shoe has dropped and QE3 is upon us. Here's your currency trade on the news.

  • Should This Floor Be Supported? Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 2:14 PM ET
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    The Swiss National Bank has left its euro-Swiss franc floor in place. Is this really necessary?

  • Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain.

    Europe's four-year old debt crisis seems to be in remission allowing Spain to delay requesting a full bailout, but some analysts are growing worried the country's sanguine attitude could come back to haunt Europe.

  • Europe Shares Close Lower Ahead of Fed Decision Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

    European stocks closed lower on Thursday after a day's thin trade, as investors await to see if the U.S. Federal Reserve will unveil further stimulus measures which could add fresh fuel to the market's sharp three-month rally.

  • Dollar Awaits Fed News, South African Rand Slides Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 8:02 AM ET
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    Fed meeting news awaits and Asian central banks stand pat — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • BRIC

    Brazil, Russia, India and China – together termed BRICs have been an investment disaster and were a marketing-led concept , according to John-Paul Smith, emerging markets equity strategist at Deutsche Bank.

  • Hyde Park Mansion on Sale for £300 Million Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 6:03 AM ET
    London Housing

    The London mansion of Rafiq Hariri, Lebanon’s late prime minister, has been put up for sale in what is expected to be the most valuable housing transaction in British history, the FT reports.

  • Regulatory Turbulence Lies Ahead Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 1:59 AM ET
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    When Tom Enders, a former paratrooper in the German armed forces, took the helm of EADS in June, he let it be known inside the company that he wanted to do something bold to put his stamp on the European aerospace manufacturer. The FT reports.

  • Costa del Sol region in Spain.

    Spain's economic crisis has prompted a movement within Spain dubbed it “rurbanismo,” a term invented to describe the reverse migration from city to country that has stemmed a generations-old trend that has long been the usual pattern in most advanced industrial economies, the New York Times reports.

  • Bundled US Car Loan Deals Enjoy Comeback Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 1:01 AM ET
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    Things are perking up for the automobile industry as cheap financing makes a comeback, and the reason can be traced to booming demand for asset-backed securities on Wall Street. The FT reports.

  • Treasury Backs Plan for Standard Chartered Settlement Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 8:55 PM ET
    This shows the logo outside the Standard Chartered bank in the Central district of Hong Kong, 22 September 2003.

    Lawyers within the Treasury Department have recommended a preliminary settlement with Standard Chartered, clearing the path for the British bank to pay a penalty to state and federal prosecutors and to move beyond claims that it flouted laws governing international money transfers. The NYT reports.

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