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  • The Shale Gas Boom     Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    Warren Gilman, Chairman and CEO, CEF Holdings says that the shale gas boom could hit energy prices in the long run.

  • Steven Wieting, US Economist, Citigroup says that the Fed's ability to offset the fiscal cliff is quite limited.

  • Reroute From Bonds to Equity?     Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 5:20 PM ET

    Bill Stone, Chief Investment Strategist, PNC Asset Management Group says it is possible that there will be a re-routing of investments from bonds to equities soon.

  • No Longer Overweight on Stocks: Pro     Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 5:10 PM ET

    Bill Stone, Chief Investment Strategist, PNC Asset Management Group says that his firm has brought down their view on equities from overweight to baseline.

  • Why Australia Should Break Its 'Surplus' Promise Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    Australia's economy may be one of the most resilient in the developed world, having expanded over 3 percent in the third quarter even as the mining boom loses steam, but analysts say the government's vow to return the budget to surplus may knock the wind out of its economy.

  • Greek Debt Buyback Missed Goal     Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    The Greek debt buyback attracted bids totaling nearly 32 billion euros, and are short by about 450 million euros on their targets, reports CNBC's Simon Hobbs. In general, however, there is optimism.

  • Italian Bank Stocks Rebounding     Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 6:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including

  • Will Asian Equities Carry Their Bull Run Into 2013? Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 12:59 AM ET
    Investors watch the electronic board at a stock exchange hall in Huaibei, China.

    Asian stocks have had a solid run this year, with the MSCI Asia Ex-Japan Index rallying 17 percent since the start of 2012, and Standard Chartered Bank says expect another 10 percent upside in the new year.

  • China's banks lent more slowly than markets expected in November while the pace of total financing eased, but analysts said the economy remains on track for a modest recovery.

  • Benchmark oil prices will continue to remain in a tight range this week as the continued lack of progress on averting the U.S. "fiscal cliff" and a political crisis in Italy offset positive sentiment from data showing an improvement in China's economy.

  • Should CY Leung Be Impeached?     Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Claudia Mo, Civic Party Legislator and Holden Chow, Chairman of Young Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) discuss C.Y. Leung's illegal structures at his home.

  • China's Growth to Top 8% in Mid-2013     Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 8:15 PM ET

    Glenn Levine, Senior Economist, Moody's Analytics says that China's economic growth will top 8% by the middle of next year.

  • Paul Guest, Regional Head of Research & Strategy, LaSalle Investment Management says Asian investors take more risk in real estate investments, identifying shopping malls and hotels as yielding the best returns.

  • Klaus Baader, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, Société Générale says that Asia is undergoing a cyclical recovery but the region is still embedded in a structural slowdown.

  • Michael Araneta, Consulting & Research Director, IDC Financial Insights Asia Pacific says Asian banks will spend 2013 focused on their home markets as they fill the vacuum left by European banks.

  • The Bank of Japan will likely ease monetary policy as looming risks such as the potential fallout from the U.S. fiscal cliff and weak Chinese growth continue to cloud the outlook for an economy already seen as in recession.

  • Euro Rises After Italy's Monti Quiets Alarm Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 5:22 PM ET

    The euro rose against the dollar Monday as comments made by Italy's prime minister allayed fears about the country's outlook.

  • Euro Zone Must Press On With Reforms: Rehn Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
    European economic commissioner Olli Rehn at the World Economic Forum.

    Europe has made progress in reforms that have helped to rebalance the euro zone economy, but the currency bloc must continue with these efforts to restore confidence, says the EU's top economics official Olli Rehn.

  • Global Markets Report     Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    Markets close across Europe, and CNBC's Simon Hobbs discusses how stocks are trading amid the extension of the deadline on the Greek bond buyback and after Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti announced his plans to resign after the approval of Italy's 2013 budget.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including Italian markets falling after its Prime Minister Mario Monti announced his resignation plans.

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