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  • Dollar Tumbles After Negative US GDP Surprise Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 3:28 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar slid to a fresh 14-month low against the euro after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates near zero and maintained its bond-buying program to spur economic growth.

  • European Shares Post Worst Daily Fall for a Month Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 10:11 AM ET

    European shares suffered their biggest daily drop this month after gloomy earnings and weak U.S. economic data hit sentiment on Wednesday and left some positioning for further falls in the near-term.

  • Why This Euro Rally Could Keep Going for a While Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    The euro hit a 14-month high against the dollar, some analysts believe the rally is set to continue as improved sentiment for the euro bloc takes hold.

  • Dollar Hangs On GDP, Euro Rises Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 8:03 AM ET

    The euro lifts on improving economic sentiment and the dollar edges higher awaiting GDP - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Euro Zone Periphery Fixes Major Cause of Crisis Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 4:17 AM ET

    Greece, Portugal and Spain are reversing the loss of wage competitiveness that was a significant cause of the euro zone crisis, the Conference Board said on Wednesday.

  • Spain GDP Falls 1.8% Year-on-Year, Worse Than Forecast Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 3:04 AM ET

    Spain's gross domestic product fell 1.8 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier according to preliminary data from the National Statistics Institute on Wednesday.

  • Euro Climbs to 14-Month Peaks vs Dollar; Fed Looms Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 4:46 PM ET

    The euro scaled 14-month peaks against the dollar, gaining in three of the last four sessions, lifted by an improving euro zone outlook and expectations the Federal Reserve will keep its ultra-easy monetary policy for some time.

  • Miners Propel European Shares to Fresh 2-Year High Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 9:23 AM ET

    European equities scaled fresh two-year highs on Tuesday, boosted by miners, as optimism about economic recovery gained momentum following encouraging U.S. home price data and comments over growth in top metals consumer China.

  • Sweden's Investor AB Optimistic on Global Recovery Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 3:50 AM ET

    The Swedish investment company, Investor AB, has hiked its dividend after its fourth quarter net asset value (NAV) per share rose by 12 percent from a year ago.

  • Continued Trend for Yen Weakness  Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 12:20 AM ET

    Mitul Kotecha, Head of Global FX Strategy at Credit Agricole says buy the dollar into any JPY drop in coming weeks. He also discusses how to trade the EUR and GBP.

  • The dollar fell from 2 1/2-year peaks against the yen on Monday in subdued trading as investors locked in profits after the greenback's recent rally.

  • European Shares Grind to Fresh Multi-Month Peaks Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    European equities touched fresh multi-month peaks on Monday, with technical charts pointing to a continued slow grind higher.

  • 'Major' Risk of UK Losing AAA Rating: SocGen  Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, discusses whether the sterling will fall further, and says there is a "major" risk the U.K. will lose its triple-A rating.

  • Dublin, Ireland

    Ireland's shortcomings in underwriting its troubled banks is now a global responsibility that should be addressed, the country's former Prime Minister John Bruton told CNBC on Monday.

  • Easing Hints Dent the Pound, Dollar Lifts Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 8:08 AM ET

    Bank of England hints at more easing weigh on the pound and risk aversion lifts the buck - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Iceland

    Iceland unexpectedly won its legal battle to avoid being forced to pay back the British and Dutch governments for not honouring deposit guarantees for savers in Icesave.

  • Surge in Europe Equity Flows Sparks Worries Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 5:45 AM ET

    The return of risk appetite has boosted European stock markets, as more investors have rotated out of safe-haven bonds, and new research shows sentiment towards European equities is now at the best level in several years.

  • Most French People Want 'Les Rosbifs' to Leave EU Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 3:50 AM ET

    The British Prime Minister threw down the gauntlet on EU membership last week, announcing a referendum on U.K. membership of the EU by 2017. Now a new opinion poll in France shows a majority of the French population favor an exit by the British - "Les Rosbifs" - from the Union.

  • Berlusconi Defends Mussolini, Sparking Outrage Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 2:17 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi (L), Benito Mussolini (R).

    Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi triggered outrage from Italy's political left on Sunday with comments defending fascist wartime leader Benito Mussolini at a ceremony commemorating victims of the Nazi Holocaust.

  • Why Pound Keeps Sinking: Strategist Saturday, 26 Jan 2013 | 6:10 PM ET

    Britain's surprisingly dismal fourth-quarter GDP report is just one reason this strategist is bearish on the pound.