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  • Distressed Debt Deals Set to Follow Stress Tests Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 4:07 AM ET

    Bankers believe that an additional disclosure requirement, relating to previously unpublished details of banks’ credit exposures, could trigger approaches for credit portfolios from specialist buyers. The FT reports.

  • US Default Inevitable: Fund Manager Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 12:22 AM ET

    A U.S. default isn't a matter of "if" but "when," David Murrin, chief investment officer at Emergent Asset Management, told CNBC.

  • Think the Euro's Full of Holes? Try This Trade Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 4:07 PM ET

    If you're worried about the seemingly unending euro zone crisis, here's a less than obvious way to steer clear.

  • Yield on Italy Bonds in Auction Highest Since 2008 Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 6:18 AM ET

    Italy sold 4.5 billion euros ($6.4 billion) in long-term debt on Thursday in a series of auctions seen as a gauge of market confidence in the country and of the wider euro zone.

  • Will Europe's Stress Tests Be a 'Missed Opportunity?' Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 4:16 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    European banking stress tests will be a missed opportunity for policymakers to reassure markets unless they come down heavily on undercapitalized banks, analysts and investors told CNBC.com.

  • Crisis of Confidence in Merkel and Trichet: Analyst Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 4:09 AM ET
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    Since the euro zone debt crisis began, disagreements between the German Chancellor and the head of the European Central Bank have hampered attempts to find a lasting solution, analysts have said.

  • Italian Banks' Situation Improving: Analysts Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 3:12 AM ET

    The beleaguered Italian banking sector is gradually improving, with asset quality and capital ratios getting better, according to analysts at Citigroup.

  • Fitch Downgrades Greece on Lack of Funding Program Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 7:51 PM ET

    Fitch Ratings on Wednesday downgraded Greece deeper into junk territory, citing the absence of a new and fully funded financing program for the country.

  • Busch: A Currency Trade for the Next Three Days Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 12:56 PM ET
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    Risk-off sentiment is easing, but the European debt crisis is not even close to being solved. Here's how to trade the new mood.

  • Moody's Downgrade Punishes Ireland: Wilbur Ross Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 10:29 AM ET

    Moody's is punishing the wrong EU member by downgrading Ireland, Wilbur Ross Jr., CEO of WL Ross & Co., told CNBC Wednesday. If Moody's "downgrades enough people recklessly, nobody will be able to access the public markets in 2013. I think it's a ridiculous idea."

  • Euro Pressure Eases, Yen Presses Upward Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 9:08 AM ET

    Euro traders are relieved and margin traders in Japan are not. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • Entire EU Has Become PIIG: Trader Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 8:01 AM ET

    As the crisis in the peripheral area of the euro zone threatened to drag Italy down further on Wednesday, the majority of the region now faces further contagion.

  • Irish Recovery Hampered by Moody's Downgrade Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 7:15 AM ET
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    The Irish economic recovery has been held back by credit ratings agency Moody's downgrading its rating to junk status, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said Wednesday.

  • 'Too Many Cooks' in Euro Debt Crisis: OECD Head Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 6:58 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Finding a solution to the euro zone crisis is such a complex task that investors, as well as many citizens of the European Union, have grown disgruntled with attempts to sort out the debt.

  • Is This the Beginning of the End for Euro? Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 4:01 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Experience suggests European politicians will struggle to agree on a deal that would actually draw a line in the sand of the entire euro zone debt crisis. Many blame their indecision for getting the euro in this position in the first place.

  • From Italy to the US, Utopia vs Reality Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 12:43 AM ET

    In the euro zone, the fiscal crisis is lapping on Italy’s shores. In the US, the administration declares it will run out of funding early next month if the debt ceiling is not raised. Far fewer Europeans than Americans believe public sector defaults are beneficial, according to the FT.

  • Markets to Italy: It's Not About You Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 1:59 PM ET

    Italian bond yields are up, stocks are down, and Prime Minister Berlusconi is vowing quick passage of an austerity plan. But the real problem is the euro.

  • Euro Is Punished, Yen and Swiss Franc Soar Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 9:57 AM ET

    The euro takes a beating and the trade deficit dents the dollar - time for your FX Fix.

  • Markets Fear Fresh Banking Crisis: Analyst Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 6:10 AM ET
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    European banking stocks fell sharply Tuesday before starting to rebound, with Unicredit and Deutsche Bank among the top losers, on fears that sovereign debt crises in peripheral euro zone countries might spread.

  • Banks Look Like Tech Stocks Before Bust: Fund Manager Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 3:04 AM ET

    European bank stocks are now trading like technology stocks did before the bust of the early 2000s, Peter Toogood, Director of Investment Services at Old Broad Street Research, told CNBC Tuesday.