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  • Money in Motion: Euro Flat vs. Dollar Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 12:51 PM ET
    Money in Motion: Euro Flat vs. Dollar

    George Davis, chief technical analyst at RBC Capital Markets, weighs in on the euro's slide on more dire news out of Europe.

  • Global Markets Update: Euro Zone Entering Recessionary Territory?

    European shares close solidly higher as Wall Street rallies. European commodity stocks are boosted by Alcoa's outlook. The ECB meets Thursday: the Euro zone enters recessionary territory. Fitch says it doesn't foresee cutting France's AAA rating this year. Fitch also says countries under review, like Italy and Spain, could be cut one or two notches. Germany's Merkel and the IMF's LaGarde are slated to meet today in Berlin. Philips says European weakness will hurt its Q4 profits. The Bank of France says the

  • Euro Rises, Merkel and Sarkozy Do Lunch Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 8:07 AM ET
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    The euro lifts, the French and German leaders meet, and the Swiss go shopping - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Euro Zone Must 'Stick Together': Analyst Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 6:23 AM ET
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    There is a 'low probability' that the euro zone will break up because the costs to debtors and creditors are just too large, Philip Poole, Global Head of Macro and Investment Strategy at HSBC Global Asset Management told CNBC Monday.

  • Bank Deposits at ECB Hit New High, Seen Climbing Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 5:54 AM ET
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    Commercial banks' overnight deposits at the European Central Bank hit a new record high of 464 billion euros, data showed on Monday, and traders said they could hit half a trillion euros by next week.

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    Crosscurrents from Europe, a gaggle of Fed speakers and the start of earnings season in the coming week will provide a critical test for markets in the new year.

  • Euro Dropped Below $1.27 Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 12:45 PM ET
    Euro Dropped Below $1.27

    Steve Weiss, Short Hills Capital, discusses the euro's first decline below $1.27 since September 2010, and Willie Williams, Societe General weighs in on the trade to make on the euro.

  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to a working lunch at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

    Creating a stronger currency union will take time, and the two leaders should concentrate on putting out the immediate fire first, by finding ways to boost growth, analysts told CNBC.com.

  • Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    The downturn in the euro zone's vast private sector economy eased slightly towards the new year thanks to an upturn in Germany, although the region still looks firmly on course for recession, surveys showed on Wednesday.

  • The euro's having a good day for a change. Here's why, and how to trade the shift in mood.

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    In 2011 investors had a lot to worry about. The euro zone crisis, credit rating downgrades, slowing growth, crisis in North Africa and the tragic nuclear and natural disasters which hit Japan all led to a relentless 12 months of market volatility.

  • Euro Break-Up Biggest Threat in 2012: CFOs Survey Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:41 AM ET
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    UK chief financial officers (CFOs) see the break - up of the European single currency as the greatest threat to their businesses in 2012, a survey from the accountancy firm Deloitte showed on Tuesday.

  • Where the Euro Is Headed in 2012 Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 4:04 PM ET
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    The euro has been getting slammed, and this strategist sees the tough times continuing - but not for too long.

  • Euro Slips, Yen Lifts, Trading is Thin Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 8:02 AM ET
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    The euro stays weak, the yen gets a lift, and Poland makes a move - it's time for your year-end FX Fix.

  • Elections Could Change the Game in Europe in 2012 Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 1:32 AM ET
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    There was a wide-ranging change of the guard in Europe in 2011. In 2012, there could be an even bigger shift, with several key countries facing possible changes at the top.

  • Global Markets Update: Italian Bond Yields Rise Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 11:28 AM ET
    Global Markets Update: Italian Bond Yields Rise

    Yield on the Italian 10-Year is up some 7% ahead of Thursday's bond auction, with CNBC's Melissa Lee, Bob Pisani & Carl Quintanilla.

  • Global Markets Update: European Stocks Rise to Two-Week High

    The global markets. European stocks rise to a two-week high, although volume is extremely light heading into the holiday. Moody's keeps Austria's AAA rating with a stable outlook. Ten-year Italian bonds remain near 7 percent -- Italy will hold a series of bond auctions next week. Greece must decide whether it will take a 70- or 50-percent haircut. And a decision on European downgrades will come in January, according to S&P. With Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief global strategist, and Stephen Weiss, Short Hill Cap

  • Global Markets Update: Euro Up Slightly Against the Dollar

    U.S. futures are up the last trading day before Christmas and a day after the House agrees to accept Senate terms on the payroll tax cut. In Europe, the markets rally into the holidays. The euro is slightly up against the dollar.

  • Ten Surprises for 2012: America Becomes Germany Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 1:35 AM ET
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    What does 2012 hold for the world economy? Will it fall into a double dip recession? Will the euro zone take us all down with it? While acknowledging that predicting what will happen next year is a dangerous business, economist and founder of Strategy Economics Matthew Lynn decided to try anyway.

  • Results of CNBC's 2011 Winners & Losers Poll Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 12:35 PM ET
    Winners & Losers - A CNBC Special Report

    For the first time in our survey, not one newsmaker emerged a winner. See how President Obama, Bernanke, Brian Moynihan and others fared.