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  • Winter of Discontent Looms for PIIGS: Goldman Sachs Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 9:36 AM ET

    Europe's peripheral economies face a re-run of the U.K.'s "winter of discontent", with high unemployment and stagnant growth, according to a report by Goldman Sachs.

  • Dollar Corrects, Yen Slips, Rand Falls Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 7:59 AM ET

    The dollar corrects after Thursday's selloff and a credit rating cut hits the rand - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • UK Industry Reports Sluggish Growth in November Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 4:47 AM ET

    British industrial output grew less than expected in November, despite a strong rebound in oil and gas production, adding to evidence that the economy may have contracted in the last three months of 2012.

  • German Economy Declines on Weak European Demand Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 4:35 AM ET

    Germany's economic performance declined in the fourth quarter of the year as industry reduced its production in line with weak European demand, the country's Economy Ministry said on Friday.

  • Has Draghi Won the Battle With Financial Markets? Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 9:34 PM ET

    A fall in euro zone government bond yields, rallying regional equity markets and a stronger euro suggest that six months after Mario Draghi pledged to save the euro zone from collapse, the European Central Bank (ECB) chief appears to be winning his battle with financial markets.

  • Euro Shoots to 18-Month High Versus Yen Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    The euro catapulted to an 18-month high versus the yen and hit a one-week peak against the dollar Thursday after the European Central Bank gave no indication of cutting rates.

  • Europe Shares Close Mixed After ECB Decision; Nokia Jumps Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 11:51 AM ET

    European shares closed narrowly mixed after the European Central Bank and the Bank of England left interest rates unchanged Thursday, while a better-than-expected trade report from China provided support for investor sentiment.

  • Danger in Declaring Euro Zone Victory Prematurely: S&P Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 8:39 AM ET

    Ireland has returned to the debt markets, peripheral bond yields have fallen and equities have rallied to 22-month highs. What can possibly go wrong?

  • ECB's Draghi Sees Signs of Economic Stabilization Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 6:20 AM ET

    The ECB said on Thursday that recent economic surveys and indicators had shown signs of stabilizing, suggesting an improved picture later in the year.

  • The Currency War May Be Based on False Premises Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 4:43 AM ET

    In the past few years, central banks around the world have pumped trillions of dollars into the financial system, partly motivated by the desire to keep their currencies weak in relation to others.

  • Telecoms Rally Helps European Shares Hit Fresh Highs Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 9:32 AM ET

    Rallying telecom stocks and a bullish start to the new earnings season propelled Europe's top shares to fresh 22-month closing highs.

  • Yen Slides Anew, Pound Finds Support Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 7:59 AM ET

    The yen renews its slide on monetary easing expectations, and trade data steadies the pound - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • How Mario Draghi Is Reshaping Europe's Central Bank Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 2:25 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank
  • Why This May Be the Week the ECB Cuts Rates Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 2:06 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    A growing number of economists predict the European Central Bank’s rate-setting committee will vote to cut interest rates again at Thursday’s meeting.

  • A New Year, a New Central Bank Policy Angle? Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 1:45 AM ET

    Central bank monetary policy has always focused on inflation. Or has it?

  • Euro, Dollar Plunge Vs. Yen Amid Profit Taking Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    The dollar and euro plunged against the yen as investors booked profits in the aftermath of swift and significant gains.

  • How to Play Earnings Season in Europe Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 8:24 AM ET

    Investors had one eye on the start of the earnings season in the U.S., but strategists said Europe's own earnings season could throw up a few surprises.

  • Europe Shares Close Lower on Earnings Fears Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 8:18 AM ET

    European shares surrendered their gains on Tuesday afternoon and turned slightly negative, tracking losses on Wall Street.

  • Euro Gains Ahead of Expected Inaction From ECB Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 5:19 PM ET

    The euro gained for a second straight session against the dollar on Monday, benefiting from technical factors as well as expectations that the European Central Bank will refrain from cutting interest rates.

  • European shares finished in negative territory Monday, but financials helped limit losses after global banking regulators announced a watering down of key elements of their plan for banking rules.