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  • Is Europe Threatening US Market? Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 4:08 PM ET
    Is Europe Threatening US Market?

    How much of a threat is what's happening in the Eurozone to the US market, with James Moffett, Scout Investments, and Kathy Jones, Charles Schwab.

  • IMF’s Lipsky Backs Merkel Over ECB Powers Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 12:34 PM ET
    John Lipsky

    The European Central Bank (ECB) should not be used as a lender of last resort to national governments, John Lipsky, the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) First Deputy Managing Director, said on Friday.

  • Economists Say Europe Facing 'Lost Decade' Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 6:15 AM ET
    E.U. Flags

    The austerity measures being rolled out in countries across Europe will have a devastating effect on the living standards of its population, an economist told CNBC Friday.

  • Debt Crisis Shows Angela Merkel Is the Boss Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 2:05 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Groucho Marx once said that money frees you from doing things you dislike. “Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy,” said the Marx Brother.

  • Another Tough Morning in Europe Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 9:35 AM ET
    Occupy Wall Street Protests

    France's Sarkozy wants the European Central Bank to get a banking license, the back door way to turn on the spending spigot; Germany's Merkel is opposed.

  • Will Stocks Resist 'Anything but Utmost Catastrophe'? Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 6:50 AM ET
    E.U.

    Stock markets have taken such a beating over the past few months that they are now more resilient to any upheavals, apart from a complete breakdown of the euro zone, an analyst told CNBC Thursday.

  • Merkel Praises Ireland, But Ireland Isn't Italy or Spain Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 9:38 AM ET
    Ireland and European Union

    October Consumer Price Index fell 0.1 percent, a little lighter than expected, core CPI up 0.1 percent, in-line with expectations. Headline inflation now up 3.5 percent year over year (2.1 percent ex-food and energy), but the big worry: crude over $100. Headline CPI will not be so tame if that continues.

  • Markets Will Force the ECB to Buy Bonds: Analysts Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 7:03 AM ET
    E.U.

    If the European Central Bank commits to a program to buy bonds from 'danger' states then the euro zone should stay intact, Patrick Armstrong, managing partner at Armstrong Investment Management, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Europe Must Not Allow Rome to Burn Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 12:52 AM ET
    E.U.

    Confronted with turbulence in the provinces, the eurozone has sent in new governors. In place of the wayward George Papandreou, Greece now has Lucas Papademos, former vice-president of the European Central Bank. Instead of the unruly Silvio Berlusconi, Italy has Mario Monti, former head of competition policy at the European Commission, according to the FT.

  • ‘Hard Sell’ for Europe to Get China or Brazil Help Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Europe would find it hard to convince emerging markets such as Brazil or China to invest in a European bailout fund, a former European Commissioner warned on Tuesday.

  • 'Hard Sell' for Europe to Get China or Brazil Help Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 11:45 AM ET
    'Hard Sell' for Europe to Get China or Brazil Help

    "I think it's a pretty hard sell for Europeans to go to China or Brazil or Singapore or wherever and say, 'Hey guys, we've got this fantastic idea with you putting some of your money into a bailout fund that we're not prepared to put our money into," former EU Commissioner and Chairman of the BBC Trust Lord Patten told CNBC.

  • Merkel's Leadership 'Like Captain of Titanic': Analyst Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 5:34 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The only real solution to the crisis currently dragging down the euro zone is the scrapping of the single currency, according to John Wadle, head of regional banks research at Mirae Asset.

  • Should Investors Still Worry About Europe? Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 4:11 PM ET
    Should Investors Still Worry About Europe?

    Investors can't seem to shrug off the situation in Europe, as markets start the week on a down note, with Rod Smyth, Riverfront Investment Group, and Kevin Caron, Stifel Nicolaus.

  • Euro Slips, Risk Appetite Wanes Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 8:00 AM ET
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    Italy manages a bond sale, and the Swiss are scolding - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • E.U. Flags

    The changing of the guard at the top of Italy and Greece provided a small boost to markets Monday morning, but the new leaders have a long way to go to restore market confidence, investors warned Monday.

  • Don't Blame Capitalism - Blame Selfish Prats Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 12:44 AM ET
    Student demonstrators carry banners as they march against cuts in tuition funding in London on November 9, 2011. Thousands of students headed to London on November 9 to march against cuts to higher education funding, as a huge police operation sought to head off any repeat of violent protests one year ago.  AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

    If we’re not to blame capitalism for the current wave of dissatisfaction, who are we to blame? Selfish prats. They can be found across the political spectrum and in all socio-economic groups. They make poor decisions and screw stuff up for everyone else.

  • Even as Governments Act, Time Runs Short for Euro Sunday, 13 Nov 2011 | 1:09 PM ET
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    The window of opportunity to save the euro is rapidly closing, as the sovereign debt crisis erodes the solvency of Europe’s banks and drives up borrowing rates for even once rock-solid countries like France.

  • 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.