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  • Markets Higher on Europe Optimism Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:11 PM ET
    Markets Higher on Europe Optimism

    Markets moved higher Friday on renewed optimism that Europe would be able to handle its debt crisis, with Bill Greiner, Scout Investments, and Rob Morgan, Fulcrum Securities.

  • Is Europe on the Right Track? Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 1:00 PM ET
    Is Europe on the Right Track?

    Global markets are rallying today as Papdemos is sworn in as Greek's new prime minister and austerity measures pass in the Italian Senate, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Italy Dominates Market Mood Ahead of Weekend Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 7:49 PM ET
    Statue and Italian Flag in front of Vittorio Emanuele monument.

    Political change in Italy will hold market attention Friday in what could be an otherwise quiet day, with the U.S. bond market closed for Veteran’s Day.

  • Italy Could Keep Shaking Things Up Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:24 PM ET

    The swirl around Italy's debt woes is likely to dominate markets Thursday, after the rapid rise in Italian borrowing costs sent risk assets cascading around the globe Wednesday.

  • Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy

    Fears that Italy, the world's third-largest debtor nation, cannot afford its obligations shook world markets, sending investors into the relative safety of the U.S. dollar and Treasurys.

  • Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy

    Fears that Italy, the world's third largest debtor nation, cannot afford its obligations shook world markets, sending investors into the relative safety of the U.S. dollar and Treasurys.

  • Political Consequences of Euro Crisis Are Spreading Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:05 AM ET

    The euro zone debt crisis could claim more political scalps across the euro zone, according to analysts.

  • 100% Chance of Crisis, Worse Than 2008: Jim Rogers Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 4:26 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    The world is definitely going to face another financial crisis stemming from problems in Europe, Jim Rogers said Wednesday.

  • Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker

    The scale of Europe’s debt problems has forced its central bank to go beyond its traditional role in order to limit the cascading effect of the crisis, the former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Paul Volcker, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Concern Over Rome Roils Gold Market Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 2:11 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    Gold surged to over $1790 an ounce touching a six-week high on Monday as investors continued to pile into the traditional safe haven on an intensifying European crisis that has brought Italy's debt woes into the forefront.

  • G20 to Hold Yet More Euro Zone Crisis Talks Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 1:52 AM ET
    President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso chats with U.S. President Barack Obama as (from L to R) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan follow behind as the leaders emerge from lunch on their way to the first plenary session at the G8 Summit on May 26, 2011 in Deauville, France. France is hosting the G8 Summit, which focuses on issues including African development, the Arab Spring

    The Group of 20 is seeking to meet again, possibly before Christmas, with the aim of resurrecting a deal to provide an international firewall around Greece, G20 sources have told the Financial Times, saying negotiators at the Cannes summit had been close to an agreement.

  • No Cannes Do for G20 Leaders Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 12:35 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy

    Those looking for firm action in the final G20 communique would have had a hard time finding much to get their teeth into.

  • Europe Fails to Get Help From G20 Leaders Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 6:24 PM ET
    International Monetary Fund Director Christine Lagarde

    Europe failed to get the leaders of the world's wealthiest economies to help out with its debt troubles, but everyone left a G20 summit Friday relieved that at least they forced the Greek prime minister not to hold the world hostage with a bailout vote.

  • Papandreou Tells Cabinet He's Staying Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 9:25 AM ET

    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou insisted he was not resigning at today's emergency cabinet meeting, according to state television.

  • Papandreou Aide Says He's Not Resigning Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 8:12 AM ET
    The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou's grip on power looked shakier Thursday after the storm surrounding his wish for a referendum on Greece's bailout deal grew, but he apparently has no plans to leave power.

  • Europe Must Get Back to Manufacturing: CEO Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 6:05 AM ET

    Europe made a serious mistake in trying to carve itself out as a services industry region to the detriment of manufacturing, a CEO told CNBC Thursday.

  • Evangelos Venizelos

    Tensions between Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos are increasing the risk of a Greek government collapse, after Europe and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned the debt-laden country Wednesday that it will cut off its aid flow until a planned referendum is resolved.

  • 2011: The Year of the Summit Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 3:30 AM ET
    France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she arrives for a meeting on debt crisis.

    The European council of heads of states have met 7 times this year and still have another meeting in the diary. Europe’s finance ministers have met 11 times and plan two more before the year is out.

  • Was Papandreou Correct to Call Referendum? Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 4:08 PM ET
    Was Papandreou Correct to Call Referendum?

    Are Greek austerity measures too severe? Was Greece's PM correct to call a referendum? Peter Morici, University of Maryland, and Jeffrey Kleintop, LPL Financial, discuss.

  • Merkel, Sarkozy Grilling Papandreou Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 1:00 PM ET
    Merkel, Sarkozy Grilling Papandreou

    Telis Demos, Financial Times, sheds insight on the meeting between European leaders after the Greek PM called for a referendum on the bailout deal.