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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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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

    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.

  • U.S. Market Discounting Euro Stress

    Has recent decline in the stock market due to news in Europe run its course? Sharing perspectives, with John Morris, Crestwood Advisors managing partner and Gene Peroni, Advisors Asset Management senior vice president.

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    European leaders talk and talk, and hot money cools toward Asia — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Greece needs a collective effort by itself, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the rest of the euro zone members to resolve the crisis, according to Zhu Min, Deputy Managing Director, who spoke to CNBC from the summer meeting of the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China.

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    News that Germany and France are ready to stand by Greece and avoid it leaving the euro helped stocks to rally following a conference call between Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Wednesday.

  • Delivering Alpha: Credit & the Hunt for Yield

    As investors continue to reach for yield, are we heading for a credit bubble, with CNBC's David Faber; Peter L. Briger, Jr., Fortress Investment Group LLC principal and co-chairman; Marc Lasry, Avenue Capital, co-founder and chief executive; Bruce Richards, Marathon Asset Management president and CEO; Boaz Weinstein, Saba Capital Management LP founder.

  • Support For Greece

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs shares details on the rally that started when the leaders of France and Germany signaled their support for Greece.

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    The BRICS turn the tables and the Belarussian ruble takes a dive - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • BlackRock CEO: Global Debt Concerns

    The financial crisis of 2008 to 2009 was very different than what we are seeing today, says Laurence Fink, BlackRock chairman/CEO, who says there is currently a lot of de-risking, but European governments are moving in very small steps right now.

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    Investors will have to deal with an avalanche of news flow from Europe on Wednesday ahead of a crucial meeting of euro zone finance ministers and US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Friday.

  • Predications of global economic collapse are overstated, and ignore the market, says blogger Vince Farrell.

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    Everybody's worried about the euro zone, but Turkey gets some good news — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    The idea of a European Union sounded so good, but the question always was when push came to shove, what would prevail: country or union?

  • Finland

    As the euro zone enters the most dangerous phase of its debt crisis, bailout patience is eroding in the fiscally responsible tier of the zone. While Brussels wonders whether the Finns have become Euro-skeptic, the reality is the reverse. Europeans are turning into Finns.