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    The European debt crisis has revealed that the euro zone is in a final phase and cannot be saved as a single entity, David Murrin, chief investment officer at Emergent Asset Management, told CNBC Tuesday.

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    If European policymakers were looking for further impetus to get a workable solution in place to their debt crisis, Standard & Poor’s may have provided it.

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    The euro slips on credit warnings, and Metallica rocks currencies — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    European leaders are running out of time to resolve the financial crisis afflicting the region, making those leaders' summit on Friday more important than any that has preceded it, according to Moritz Krämer, managing director of European Sovereign Ratings at Standard & Poor's.

  • Amid the discussions of a euro breakup, the single currency is stubbornly strong. Here's how to trade that risk appetite away from the euro zone.

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    Short euro positions hit a high and the Australian dollar gets a lift - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Hungary's economy ministry says a downgrade to junk status of the country's credit rating by Moody's has no real basis and is part of a series of "financial attacks" against the country.

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    Fitch ratings agency on Thursday downgraded its credit rating for Portugal to BB+ from BBB-citing “large fiscal imbalances” and “high indebtedness across all sectors” as well as a gloomy economic outlook as the main reasons for the country’s fall below investment grade rating.

  • Euro Fears Whacks Markets

    Discussing whether U.S. banks could take a big hit if Europe's debt crisis spreads, with David Goldman, Macrostrategy.com, and Jack Bouroudjian, Index Futures Group.

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    The Congressional "super committee" could quickly become a super-sized headache for markets if it doesn't show progress by its Thanksgiving-eve deadline.

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    Fitch ratings agency says Greece's credit grade will remain low even after its debt load is cut as part of a European plan to fight the financial crisis.

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    Austrian bank Erste announced on Friday that it had drastically reduced its credit default swaps (CDS) portfolio and that it would close it by the end of the year, after valuing it based on what it would be worth in the market - known as marking to market - earlier in the month.

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    If you can glance away from the mess in Europe, you'll notice some currency-moving issues starting to simmer.

  • Spain's debt rating is cut, the G20 is all about Europe, but the sun in shining in Singapore — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Moody's said Friday it put Belgium's Aa1 local and foreign currency government bond ratings on review for possible downgrade.

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    Today's nonfarm payroll report gave investors reason to hope. Here's how to use currencies to trade on a possible near-term economic recovery.

  • Ford announced today that it is cutting production by 21% resulting in downtime at the assembly plant in St. Thomas Ontario on Friday Aug. 18, 2006. Ford Motor Co. announces sharp cuts in its North American production that would force it to partially shut down plants in the U.S. and Canada in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)

    Moody's said it's reviewing its credit ratings for Ford and GM after the auto makers reached a labor agreement with the United Auto Workers union.

  • Sanford Bernstein Lowers Bank Targets

    Sanford Bernstein lowered its price targets for two major banks. Goldman's target was decreased to $180 from $205, and Morgan Stanley got its target lowered to $30 from $35. Brad Hintz, the analyst who made the call at Sanford Bernstein, discusses his reasoning.

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    Senior BNP Paribas executives are to tour the Middle East in coming days in an attempt to raise fresh capital and shore up confidence in France’s biggest bank. The FT reports.

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    The storm of dire news from Europe is hurting risk-on currencies. Here's how to trade the cautious sentiment.