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Congress Political Leaders

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    More than three dozen panels, speeches and break-out sessions will offer up key insights from some of the investing world’s most respected names.

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    The euro recovered nicely after the shock of the weekend elections, but this strategist thinks it may be temporary.

  • Europe's elections cast a long shadow and Iran takes yuan - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    The euro is not a unifying force and the debt crisis has shown the differences between the euro zone nations rather than enhancing unity, Chris Tinker, founder at Libra Investment Services, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Charles Dallara, managing director of the Institute of International Finance (IIF).

    Europe and its paymaster Germany have made too much of a focus on austerity at the expense of growth, which has exacerbated the crippling situation in countries like Greece, Charles Dallara, managing director of the Institute of International Finance, told CNBC.

  • Is There a European 'Doomsday' in the Making?

    Benn Steil, Council on Foreign Relations, discusses France's new Socialist president and Greece's political system, as voters rebel against the bitter pill of austerity and recession.

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    The news from Europe is less than stellar, so this investor has a trading plan - in the South Pacific.

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    In the next few months, the masquerade will end. Ultimately several Eurozone members must restructure their private and public debts, while a few may have to exit the monetary union. Greece is only the first in the line.

  • French Socialist Party (PS) candidate for the upcoming Presidential Election Francois Hollande addresses the audience during a campaign meeting at Le Bourget on January 22, 2012 in Paris, France.

    Having battled his way to the Eylsee Palace and the French presidency Francois Hollande’s leadership will be tested by a far less conclusive election result from Greece.

  • The Parthenon, illuminated at night, sits at the top of Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece, on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.

    Having seen its influence on global markets ebb in recent months Greece now finds itself at the eye of the storm again, following an inconclusive election result that saw voters reject austerity and the terms of its bailout from the European Union and International Monetary Fund.

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    Plans to give shareholders more power over boardroom pay will be given centre stage in the Queen’s Speech, as highly paid executives face another week of lambasting from shareholders, the Financial Times reports.

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    It has been a weekend of major change in the European political landscape, with elections in France, Greece, the UK, Germany and Italy.  Some observers are now saying that if the politics of austerity continue, Europe could be in danger of breaking up.

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    Greece needs to see consensus among the various political factions and to renegotiate its bailout to return to markets and build a long-term program of economic growth, according to the President of the Athens Chamber of Commerce.

  • French President Nicholas Sarkozy

    President Nicolas Sarkozy’s hopes of re-election suffered a further knock when the leader of France’s centrist party shifted his support to the Socialist challenger already buoyed by a strong performance in the campaign’s only head-to-head television debate, the Financial Times reports.

  • Chen Guangcheng Calls Into China Commission Hearing

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest developments in the China dissident drama, including a phone call from Chen Guangcheng into the hearing on Capitol Hill to plead his case.

  • Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    Repairing the economy and regulating banks is “the biggest challenge the Bank [of England] has faced for decades,” Sir Mervyn King said on Wednesday in a speech in which he conceded for the first time he should have “shouted from the rooftops” about risks before the financial crisis.

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    A major new rule that has drawn the ire of Wall Street is on track for completion sooner than some bankers had expected, dashing the hopes of financial industry lobbyists, who have pressed for a delay. The NYT reports.

  • Chris Christie for Vice President?

    Will New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie toss his hat into the ring for Vice President? Steve Kornacki, Salon.com and Robert Costa, National Review, weigh in.

  • Betting on the European Banks

    Insight on how U.S. hedge funds have been making money on the European banks, with Chris Wheeler, bank analyst at Mediobanca.

  • President Obama Visits Afghanistan

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Obama's visit to Afghanistan on the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.