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  • 10 Reasons the Euro Zone Rescue Fund Could Fail Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 7:13 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Stocks have rallied in recent days on hopes that European Union leaders and policy-makers are close to an agreement that would significantly increase the firepower of the European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF)-- essentially the euro zone's rescue fund for troubled member states -- so that it can help deal with the zone's long-simmering debt crisis.

  • Europeans Split on Financial Transaction Tax Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 5:00 AM ET
    Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, President of the European Commission

    As European markets fell Wednesday immediately after European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso confirmed plans for a financial transaction tax, the idea was met with scorn in some quarters.

  • Fear and Loathing in the Euro Zone Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 12:41 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    A positive feedback loop between banks and weak sovereigns is emerging, with a potentially calamitous effect on the euro zone and the global economy, Martin Wolf writes in the FT.

  • Markets Stuck in a Euro State of Mind? Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Markets Stuck in a Euro State of Mind?

    Insight on the forces affecting the markets now, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Steinbock: Globalization at Risk Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 2:18 PM ET
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    In the aftermath of the MENA turmoil, Japan’s triple crisis, the U.S. debt-ceiling debacle and the latest round of the Eurozone turmoil, the world economy remains closer to “serious damage” than ever since fall 2008. Globalization is at risk.

  • Vince Farrell: So, Now You Want to Save the Euro? Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 1:00 PM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    The good news is that European leaders are banding together to save the Euro by borrowing from the European Central Bank. The bad news is, its still the same as borrowing from the member states, says blogger Vince Farrell.

  • Europe: Light at the End of the Tunnel? Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 11:31 AM ET
    Europe: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

    CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa has the latest details on Tuesday's meeting between Greek Prime Minister Papandreou and German Chancellor Merkel, and a look at whether Europe will be able to overcome its debt crisis, with Rich Ross, Auerbach Grayson; Louise Cooper, BGC Partners; and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

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    After a weekend of talks at the International Monetary Fund’s annual meeting in Washington over how best to deal with the euro zone debt crisis, we appear no closer to a resolution.

  • US Pushes Europe to Act With Force on Debt Crisis Saturday, 24 Sep 2011 | 10:07 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The Obama administration, increasingly alarmed by the spillover effects of Europe’s financial crisis, has begun an intensive lobbying campaign to persuade Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to ramp up efforts to stem any contagion from the debt crisis in Greece, the NYT reports.

  • Cramer: What to Watch Next Week Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 6:13 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host lays out his “Game Plan.”

  • ECB's Knot Admits to Chance of Greece Defaulting Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 1:11 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    A situation where Greece cannot pay back its public debt can no longer be excluded, European Central Bank Governing Council member Klaas Knot was quoted as saying on Friday.

  • Public Transport Grinds to Halt in Greek Capital Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 3:50 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Austerity-weary Greeks lashed out against more tax hikes and pension cuts with a new round of strikes, with public transport workers, taxi drivers, teachers and air traffic controllers walking off the job Thursday.

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    The chances of Italy defaulting on its debt repayments are actually smaller than the market is pricing in, according to analysts at Credit Suisse.

  • Euro Sovereign Debt Fallout Biggest Risk: Survey Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 7:31 AM ET
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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 10-Year Bond Sale Sees Lowest Yield Ever Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 5:59 AM ET

    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.

  • Euro Collapse Could Lead to War: Polish FinMin Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 5:08 AM ET
    A tramway pass in the center of Warsaw on June 8, 2011. Poland and Ukraine will co-host the 2012 European Football Championship.

    A collapse of Europe's monetary union would likely lead to a breakup of the European Union as a whole, posing significant risks to the region and even raising the possibility of war in the long term, Poland’s Finance Minister told CNBC.

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    Friday's meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Poland is clearly an event risk for market bears. But already the big idea for solving Europe's debt problem is dead in the water.

  • Central Banks Provide Band-Aid for Europe's Ills Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 2:19 PM ET
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    The arm-in-arm effort by central bankers to increase U.S. dollar liquidity in Europe is essentially a band-aid solution, and the euro is already backing off its gains.

  • Greece Is Showing 'Reform Fatigue': IMF Chief Lagarde Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 12:13 PM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    France, Germany, and other euro zone countries want Greece to remain in the monetary union, "but there will be a price," Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), told CNBC Thursday.

  • IMF Chief's Plan To Boost Global Growth Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 11:18 AM ET
    IMF Chief's Plan To Boost Global Growth

    Europe's debt crisis has worsened and the world economy has entered into a dangerous new zone, says Christine LaGarde, IMF managing director. CNBC's Maria Bartiromo asks LaGarde why she is focusing on short-term measures.