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  • Bernanke's gloom lifts the dollar, but look out below in emerging markets - time for your stormy FX Fix.

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    Ajay Kapur from Deutsche Bank suggests that Asia’s recent selloff is actually an indication that economic growth in the region is slowing down.

  • Nerves ahead of a Fed policy decision, doves at the Bank of England - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    The European banking system is the biggest threat to global equities, according to a survey of investors by Barclays Capital.

  • Germany sold 4.188 billion euros of 10-year government bonds on Wednesday in an auction that attracted greater demand than at a previous sale and sent borrowing costs to a record low in the category.

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    American lenders are facing the worst decade in terms of sales growth since the great depression, CLSA’s Mike Mayo told CNBC on Wednesday.

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    Members of the euro zone are suffering from a severe bout of buyers’ remorse. Many would like to disassemble the kit they bought almost 20 years ago and put together in the late 1990s and 2000s. The FT reports.

  • Greece will avoid default and "absolutely" stay inside the Euro Zone, said Stavros Lambrinidis, Greek foreign minister on Tuesday.

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    The Swiss franc is off sharply on rumors that the central bank is going to set a new, lower peg against the euro. Maybe, maybe not.

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    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned global economic recovery would be “weak and bumpy” and said the global economy was slowing on Tuesday, as it slashed its growth forecast to 4 percent for both 2011 and 2012.

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    Italy gets a downgrade and riskier currencies get a haircut - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the Second Annual Conference of International Monetary Fund held at the Baur au Lac Hotel on May 10, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference hosted by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), brought together central bank governors and senior policymakers, to debat about the reform of the international monetary system with topics such as global liquidity p

    As his former colleagues at the International Monetary Fund gather this week, the scandal surrounding Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be a specter in the background.

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    Siemens withdrew more than half-a-billion euros in cash deposits from a large French bank two weeks ago and transferred it to the European Central Bank, in a sign of how companies are seeking havens amid Europe’s sovereign debt crisis.

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    The euro crisis is now at a dangerous turn. While it is difficult to forecast the future of the zone, it is possible to list the conditions that are required for the sustained solvency of Greece and the euro zone overall.

  • Caution

    Over the 100 years from 1950 to 2050, this decade will be seen as the "inflection decade" as both the developed and emerging economies make radical changes to adapt to a more dominant Asia, Anil Gupta, professor of strategy at University of Maryland told CNBC Monday.

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    Frau Merkel lost another election. This time the one in the capital, in Berlin. That is, at least, the headline that tops most of the news on the outcome of this, the seventh regional election in Germany this year.

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    Banking stocks in Asia have been under selling pressure since the beginning of August on fears that the lenders’ funding positions will be hurt by European debt crisis. But John Wadle, head of regional banks research at Mirae Asset, believes the region’s banks are well positioned to weather the financial volatility.

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    The former IMF chief admitted to a “moral failing” but denied he had sexually assaulted a New York hotel maid in a widely-anticipated interview on French television.

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    Moody's Investors Service Friday left Italy's Aa2 foreign sovereign currency credit rating unchanged but reiterated that it remained on review for a possible downgrade.

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    When Europe sneezes, other markets get a cold. Just watch the Australian dollar.