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    Instead of being hurt by the European debt crisis, US banks could actually end up benefitting from the turmoil across the Atlantic, analyst Dick Bove said.

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    France's Sarkozy wants the European Central Bank to get a banking license, the back door way to turn on the spending spigot; Germany's Merkel is opposed.

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    Contagion fears rise in Europe and the British go shopping - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Stock markets have taken such a beating over the past few months that they are now more resilient to any upheavals, apart from a complete breakdown of the euro zone, an analyst told CNBC Thursday.

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    The European Central Bank has been urged to increase access to its funding to Italian banks by the head of UniCredit as the euro zone crisis puts further strains on money markets, the FT reports.

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    As this week progresses, Europe is increasingly serving as a counter weight to a growing stream of better U.S. economic news.

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    "It’s a situation that needs to get under control, for sure, and the hope is with the new Monti government that Italy will begin to work on its structural problems," Ronald Spogli, ambassador to Italy and San Marino from 2005-2009, told CNBC.

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    Bank of England goes downbeat, and Eastern European currencies get punished - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    If the European Central Bank commits to a program to buy bonds from 'danger' states then the euro zone should stay intact, Patrick Armstrong, managing partner at Armstrong Investment Management, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • 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.

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    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.