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  • Use Aid for EU Governments to Boost Banks as Well? Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 2:08 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    A viewer tweeted me last week (@louisabojesen) saying "Don't phone lines exist between Berlin and Paris? Why was the face-to-face meeting necessary between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel?"

  • European Banks Under Pressure Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 3:19 PM ET
    European Banks Under Pressure

    Discussing Europe's debt problems; the transaction tax proposal, and what's ailing banks, with Richard Bove, Rochdale Securities, and Ed Groshans, Height Analytics.

  • Think Euro Zone Peace Is at Hand? Think Again Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 12:53 PM ET

    Even as France and Germany were proposing new euro zone reforms, Finland was inking its own deal with Greece. Now others want in.

  • Transaction Tax Might Work if Worldwide: Strategist Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 3:37 AM ET

    The debate over whether a tax should be imposed on financial transactions continued Thursday morning as markets around Europe sank again.

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    The Merkel-Sarkozy proposed fix for Europe is a "step in the right direction," but a "revival" of the transaction tax could drive customers from Europe to banks in emerging markets and the U.S., Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann warned.

  • How to Trade the Sarkozy-Merkel Plan Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 2:37 PM ET

    Investors were hoping for more than they got from the meeting between Frances's Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Angela Merkel. Here's what to do now.

  • Time to Turn Bullish? Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 5:08 AM ET

    As stock markets in Europe faltered Wednesday after Tuesday's meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy failed to reassure, some investors told CNBC that they are starting to become bullish after recent market falls.

  • EU Leaders Set Proposal Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 3:05 PM ET
    EU Leaders Set Proposal

    CNBC's Ross Westgate with a look at today's proposals to shore up Europe's debt crisis, including a tax on financial transactions and mandatory balanced budgets.

  • Sarkozy/Merkel Meeting Leads Markets Lower Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 2:07 PM ET
    Sarkozy/Merkel Meeting Leads Markets Lower

    CNBC's Ross Westgate has the details on the Euro leaders' meeting, and discussing its impact on the markets, with Keith McCullough, Hedgeye Risk Management, and Andre Julian, OpVest Wealth Management.

  • WOTS Now: Sarkozy, Merkel & the Markets Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    WOTS Now: Sarkozy, Merkel & the Markets

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs with the latest details from the European leaders, and the White House responds to Gov. Rick Perry's threat to the Fed chairman, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Also, the Fast Money traders weigh in on Europe's economy and how to play it, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter.

  • Merkel & Sarkozy Meet Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 11:32 AM ET
    Merkel & Sarkozy Meet

    CNBC's Ross Westgate has the latest details on the meeting between the two European leaders, and a preview of today's press conference, with Michael Hewson, CMC Markets; Daniel Gross, Yahoo Finance, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Debt in Europe Fuels a Bond Debate Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 8:31 AM ET
    Merkel And Sarkozy Meet Amid Greece Crisis

    Though Tuesday's Sarkozy-Merkel meeting won't focus on issuing euro bonds, some say its adoption may be the only way to save the EU, reports The New York Times.

  • Euro Slips, British Pound Lifts Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 8:18 AM ET

    German growth disappoints, British inflation rolls on, and Sarkozy and Merkel are set to meet - time for your FX Fix.

  • Recession 'Three Months' Away: Manager Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 3:42 AM ET
    Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    The next recession could happen within a quarter of a year, one fund manager told CNBC Tuesday, as weak German economic growth figures were announced.

  • Sarkozy, Merkel & Your Money Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 1:37 PM ET
    Sarkozy, Merkel & Your Money

    A preview of tomorrow's meeting between the two leaders and its impact on global markets, with Charles Dallara, Institute of International Finance.

  • Specter of Second Recession Looms in West Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:21 AM ET

    After the turbulence of the summer, there has been plenty of speculation about whether Western economies may suffer a double dip into recession after recovering from the downturn of 2008-09.

  • Hold Cash, Go With 'Boring' Stocks: Analyst Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 6:26 AM ET

    Uncertainty over sovereign debt and the volatility in world markets could mark a period of "2008 redux," and the best option for investors is to remain cautious with long-term assets and hold on to cash, Julian Pendock, a partner at Sendock Capital, told CNBC.

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    As the European markets were braced for another turbulent day, one analyst at Citi warned that a decade of economic slowdown could follow if Italy and Spain default on their debt repayments.

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    The German banking sector should be able to withstand stresses resulting from exposure to peripheral Europe, with the possible exception of Commerzbank, which has a high level of PIIGS exposure, according to Michael Rohr, head of financials at Silvia Quandt Research.

  • Europe's Leaders Play Tennis While Markets Implode Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 4:36 AM ET

    August is famously the month when most of Europe hits the beach. Markets are quiet, parliaments are closed, and very little happens.