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  • Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a press conference following the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in Washington, DC, June 20, 2012.

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke promised no specific action in his Friday speech, and this strategist has a plan for trading on the talk.

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    Labor Day weekend looks to be full of event risk, and that's pointing this strategist to a trade.

  • The powers of the European Central Bank (ECB) over individual banks are set for expansion under plans set to be announced on September 12 by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso – but the question of how much will be another thorny political issue for the region.

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    Many feel that Greece's fate, including its continued membership of the eurozone, rests in the hands of the Troika, those charged with evaluating Greek's reform efforts, its financing needs and how they should be met.

  • Since March 2009, when European indices sunk to the lowest in over a decade, continued volatility has meant many investors have been underweight equities. But a turnaround may be on the horizon for European stocks, according to some strategists, who say new policies in Europe could boost equities.

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    Bernanke's speech looms and commodity prices dent currencies down under — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • A rumor that Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann, one of the most strident holdouts against a potential European Central Bank (ECB) bond-buying plan, might resign swept through European markets on Friday.

  • There might be those who say with a smirk "About time!", when these latest rumors about a possible resignation of — dare I say — teutonically stubborn German central bank president Jens Weidmann flittered through the headlines.

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    The European Central Bank would be given sweeping authority over all 6,000 eurozone banks under a plan being drawn up by the European Commission, putting Brussels on a collision course with Germany and the ECB itself, which have urged a more decentralised first step towards “banking union”, the Financial Times Reports.

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    Investors are anticipating big things from the European Central Bank's upcoming meeting, but this strategist is looking longer term.

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    Draghi's comments lift the euro and Spain and the EU make a deal - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Spain is at risk from many of the problems which beset Greece in the run up to its bailout by international lenders.

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    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's canceling of his Jackson Hole speech spells a buying opportunity, this strategist says.

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    With European Central Bank President Mario Draghi skipping Jackson Hole, this strategist sees a trade.

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    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi cancels a key speech and Isaac storms ahead — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • The Federal Reserve, European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of England (BoE) should all announce stimulus packages next month, a Bank of England (BOE) policymaker told CNBC Tuesday.

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    A top German official at the European Central Bank on Monday defended the bank’s plans to intervene in bond markets to push down borrowing costs for businesses and encourage economic growth. The position puts him at odds with the president of Germany's central bank and highlights a growing split in the country’s policy-making elite.

  • Nearly three years and two bailouts after the first cracks appeared, Europe must decide whether to give Greece more help or cut it loose from the euro zone.

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    The forex markets will soon be littered with event risk, this strategist says.

  • Investors across the world are awaiting further news on whether the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve will decide to turn the quantitative easing taps on and begin buying bonds aggressively in a bid to kick-start ailing growth in Europe and the United States.