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  • EU Considered Freezing Britain Out of Budget Deal Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 9:28 AM ET

    The European Commission confirmed on Friday that it had looked at ways of getting a deal on the European Union's next long-term budget without British consent so as to prevent Prime Minister David Cameron from vetoing the package.

  • Dollar Lifts, Yen Slumps, Euro Hangs In Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 7:58 AM ET

    Good news from Germany lifts the euro and Japan rejects currency-manipulation talk - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Yen Drops 2% as Japan OK With Further Weakening Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 6:01 PM ET

    The yen tumbled 2 percent against the dollar to hit a 2 1/2-year low on Thursday after a Japanese official said the government has no problem with the dollar hitting 100 yen.

  • Europe Closes Higher but Techs Weigh Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 10:58 AM ET

    European shares closed higher Thursday, with the market taking direction from an opening rise on Wall Street where the S&P 500 hit the 1,500 mark for the first time since December 2007.

  • Irish PM: Bailout Conditions 'Unfair' Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 8:14 AM ET
    Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

    The borrowing terms and conditions that were imposed on Ireland after it applied for financial aid were unfair according to Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, as the country didn't receive the same deal as Greece.

  • Cameron Urges Free Trade Boost for EU Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 6:08 AM ET
    David Cameron

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron made the case for a free trade agreement between the United States and Europe in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, arguing in favor of the expansion of free trade as his country increasingly distances itself from the EU.

  • Did UK’s Cameron Say What Everyone Was Thinking? Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 4:25 AM ET
    David Cameron

    After causing widespread consternation among his European Union (EU) partners with a speech calling for the EU to change, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has appeared politically isolated. However, support for his position appears to be growing, at least in some quarters within the EU.

  • Keeping the EU Together     Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    Gary Dugan, CIO, Asia & Middle East, Coutts analyzes the reasons why U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is pushing for a referendum on the country's membership in the EU.

  • Expect Further Yen Weakness: Pro     Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 6:35 PM ET

    Daniel Hui, Head of EM Asia FX Strategy, JPMorgan is expecting more policy moves from the BOJ at its April meeting. He adds that investors should look for Yen consolidation, but not a strong pullback.

  • Yen Settles After Rally as BOJ Action Still Expected Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 5:15 PM ET

    The yen was little changed against the dollar on Wednesday one day after a sharp rally, and traders appeared ready to resume selling the yen.

  • Monte Paschi Shares Plunge on Derivative Loss Fears Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    Shares in Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy's third-biggest lender, fell more than 5 percent for the second day in a row on Wednesday on worries of mounting losses on some financial derivative positions which it took in 2008 and 2009.

  • Yen Lifts, Pound Lightens, and Aussie Slips Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 7:43 AM ET

    The yen keeps rising after the Bank of Japan falls short, and lower jobless claims lift the pound - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Yen Extends Gains After BOJ; Support Seen for Euro Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 6:35 AM ET

    The yen pushed higher against the euro and dollar on Wednesday, extending gains from the previous day, when monetary easing from Bank of Japan fell short of some expectations for faster, more aggressive action.

  • Labor to Private Equity: We Are Part of Solution Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 4:44 AM ET

    For the first time in recent years, policymakers don't have a major financial crisis to grapple with at this year's World Economic Forum (WEF), which gets under way on Wednesday.

  • Yen Soars 1% as BOJ Action Disappoints Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 5:08 PM ET

    The yen soared 1 percent against the dollar and euro on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan said its open-ended commitment to buy assets would kick in only next year.

  • US Bond Prices Rise on Weaker Housing Data Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 4:44 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices were trading little changed as a U.S. Republican proposal for a limited rise in the debt ceiling curbed demand for safe-haven assets.

  • Europe Shares Close Flat; Deutsche Bank Falls Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    European shares closed flat on Tuesday as shares of Deutsche Bank weighed heavily on Germany's DAX Index after rumors that the German financial sector regulator had asked it to simulate a split of investment banking and retail operations.

  • Rehn Backs Loan Extension for Ireland, Portugal Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 10:42 AM ET
    European economic commissioner Olli Rehn at the World Economic Forum.

    The EU's economic and monetary affairs commissioner Olli Rehn has told CNBC that he backs the idea of granting an extension to Ireland and Portugal on their bailout loans.

  • Sterling to Become 'Ugliest of the Ugly': Pro     Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, tells CNBC that sterling will come under substantial pressure in 2013.

  • EU Groups Face Questions Over Goodwill Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 1:57 AM ET

    European companies are under mounting pressure to come clean about overpriced acquisitions after regulators found that losses taken on past deals were suspiciously low. The FT reports.