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  • Can Italy Survive Its Debt Crisis?

    Amb. Ronald Spogli, Former U.S. Ambassador To Italy & San Marino (2005-2009), discusses how the new Italian prime minister and new Italian head of the ECB are likely to work toward bringing Italy out of its current debt crisis.

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    Confronted with turbulence in the provinces, the eurozone has sent in new governors. In place of the wayward George Papandreou, Greece now has Lucas Papademos, former vice-president of the European Central Bank. Instead of the unruly Silvio Berlusconi, Italy has Mario Monti, former head of competition policy at the European Commission, according to the FT.

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    Europe is "facing a meltdown in liquidity" affecting every member of the European Union except Germany, BlackRock CEO Lawrence Fink warned CNBC Tuesday.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Europe would find it hard to convince emerging markets such as Brazil or China to invest in a European bailout fund, a former European Commissioner warned on Tuesday.

  • 'Hard Sell' for Europe to Get China or Brazil Help

    "I think it's a pretty hard sell for Europeans to go to China or Brazil or Singapore or wherever and say, 'Hey guys, we've got this fantastic idea with you putting some of your money into a bailout fund that we're not prepared to put our money into," former EU Commissioner and Chairman of the BBC Trust Lord Patten told CNBC.

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    The only real solution to the crisis currently dragging down the euro zone is the scrapping of the single currency, according to John Wadle, head of regional banks research at Mirae Asset.

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    There is no solution to the current debt crisis plaguing the euro zone, and it’s an illusion to think that one lies on the horizon, an economist told CNBC Monday.

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    Europe could keep markets on a short leash Tuesday.

  • Eye on Italian & Spanish Bond Spreads

    Darren Wolfberg, BNP Paribas, explains what spreads for Italian and Spanish bonds now mean for Europe's debt crisis and the global markets.

  • Between the political dramas and the downbeat economic indicators in Europe, it's a great time to be risk averse. Here's one way to trade with caution.

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    Though the daily market gyrations might indicate otherwise, realization is beginning to creep in that the European debt crisis and its effect on the U.S. will not take weeks or months to unwind—but years.

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    Italy manages a bond sale, and the Swiss are scolding - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    There is no solution to the current debt crisis plaguing the euro zone, and it’s an illusion to think that one lies on the horizon, an economist told CNBC Monday.

  • Positive On Euro For Next 48 Hours: Analyst

    Claudio Piron, head of Asia FX research, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, is positive about buying into the euro for the next 24-48 hours, but sees a downside to it in 2-3 months'

  • Fiscal Austerity Will Weaken EU Economy: Analyst

    Stephen Halmarick, head of investment markets research at Colonial First State Global Asset Management, says that change of political leadership in Greece and Italy is promising, but Europe has a long way to go before achieving some kind of stability.

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    The window of opportunity to save the euro is rapidly closing, as the sovereign debt crisis erodes the solvency of Europe’s banks and drives up borrowing rates for even once rock-solid countries like France.

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    Political change in Italy and Greece may help soothe markets and allow investors to focus on whether the coming week's US economic data signal growth.

  • Money Match Up

    The fate of the euro comes down to Italy, as the country holds a crucial austerity vote this Saturday, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. The trade behind Italy's debt crisis.

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    Splitting the EU – creating a small core of euro zone countries and a looser outer circle – has been taboo. But as Europe debt crisis worsens, France and Germany are discussing the idea more intensively, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

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    Headlines are filled with Italian bond yields and the status of Italy’s economy. Weren’t we just obsessing about Greece and Papandreou? What happened to Greece? They didn’t get fixed, but the gnat-like attention span of markets has shifted once again. I wonder what it will be next week.