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    It's been more than two years since the euro zone's debt crisis began, but with Greece now in the final stages of negotiations over restructuring its debt, one brokerage CEO says he hopes Europe will go back to being famous for something other than debt, austerity and bailouts.

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    Banks feel squeezed by the European Banking Authority's request to raise capital, and the measure is pushing some banks out of some markets, but Commerzbank has not suffered from it, Eric Strutz, the bank's chief financial officer, told CNBC on Thursday.

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    Hedge funds have been known to use hardball tactics to make money. Now they have come up with a new one: suing Greece in a human rights court to make good on its bond payments.

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    Britain should use the euro zone debt crisis to renegotiate its position in the European Union, an independent think tank set up by UK business leaders told CNBC.

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    Optimism about some better-than-expected economic data from Europe is likely to be short-lived and the euro and stocks will remain under pressure, analysts said.

  • The worst of the euro zone crisis is over as leaders in the European Union have taken a lot of steps to fix the underlying issues, Otmar Issing, a German economist and former European Central Bank chief economist, told CNBC late on Tuesday.

  • In turn, the "Mad Money" host thinks global prospects look brighter.

  • Greek Debt Deal Talks Continue

    Negotiators will be back in Athens tomorrow to continue discussions about reducing Greece's debt, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • S&P Downgrades Already Priced In?

    S&P downgraded the Euro Zone rescue fund by one notch Tuesday. Camilla Sutton, chief currency strategist at Scotia Capital, discusses whether the move is already priced into the market.

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    There is trouble brewing over the European Central Bank's Greek debt position, but Greek Prime Minister Papademos isn't going near it.

  • U.S. Markets Shrug Off Euro Downgrades

    The U.S. market is shrugging off S&P downgrades of nine European countries and the Euro Zone bailout fund. What's driving the teflon market? David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds, discusses.

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    Investors are bracing for a return to volatility when markets in the United States reopen on Tuesday, the New York Times reports.

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    Italy’s prime minister has pleaded for Germany and other creditor countries to do more to help lower his country’s borrowing costs, warning there would be a “powerful backlash” among voters in the euro zone’s struggling periphery if they did not, the Financial Times reports.

  • Markets expect too much from European policymakers when it comes to plans to solve the euro zone debt crisis, which worsened on Friday when rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded some euro members, a former Bank of England official told CNBC.

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    In an exclusive interview, Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos is taking straight aim at those who suggest Greece should abandon the euro: “This is really not an option.”

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    Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, in an exclusive interview with CNBC, said “printing money is not an answer” when it comes to the European Financial Crisis, and declined to wade into the growing controversy over the ECB’s role in Greek debt.

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    The credit ratings downgrade by Standard and Poor's of nine euro zone countries, will likely lead to changes to the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), the Chairman of the sovereign debt committee at Standard and Poor's told CNBC on Monday.

  • Exclusive: Greek PM on the Euro Zone

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera sits down with Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos to discuss the country's ongoing negotiations with the private sector and Greece's place in the euro zone.

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    As Europe’s debt turmoil enters its third year, no clear solutions are yet in sight — despite recent signs that a new lending program by the European Central Bank might be easing pressures.

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    With Standard & Poor's cutting credit ratings for France and others, here's how to trade the changing landscape.