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    Slovakia's in the spotlight, the Senate goes after China, and the FOMC minutes are coming - time for your FX Fix.

  • Slovakia will most probably cave in to international pressure and vote for the expansion of the euro zone's bailout fund, but the previous rejection should serve as a lesson, analysts told CNBC.com Wednesday.

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    Want to get started in the $4 trillion dollar currency markets? Click here and learn the very basics of foreign exchange.

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    Moody’s downgrade of 12 British banks last week is irrelevant to the current  state of the UK banking sector, analysts told CNBC.com, adding that hell has a better chance of freezing than any British bank failing.

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    Should we feel confident that the crisis will soon be over? No. At least, nobody now sees the euro zone crisis as a little local difficulty. It has become the epicenter of an aftershock of the global financial crisis that could prove even more destructive than the initial earthquake, writes Martin Wolf in the FT.

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    European authorities plan to set a higher than expected capital threshold for the region’s banks and give them six to nine months to achieve that level or face government recapitalisations under the auspices of the eurozone’s 440 billion euro rescue fund, senior regulators said. The FT reports.

  • Slovakia Impacting the Markets

    Discussing what it means if Slovakia is the main focus of investors money, with Keith McCullough, Hedgeye Risk Management CEO and Andrew Julian, OpVest Wealth Management.

  • Dr. Marc Faber

    Suffocating global debt problems and overreaching intervention programs will be good for the US dollar but bad for asset prices otherwise, investment guru Marc Faber said.

  • Marc Faber Bullish on US Dollar

    Marc Faber of the Gloom, Doom & Boom Report, shares his outlook on the global economy. "Despite of the fact the ECB and European governments will flood the markets with liquidity to bail themselves out, global liquidity is tightening," he says. "It's bad for asset prices but it's good for the US dollar."

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    British data confuses, Trichet talks tough, and Dr. Doom is gloomy again - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • EU Crisis Worse Than America's?

    Roger Altman, former Deputy Treasury Secretary and Evercore Partners chairman & founder discuss why Europe's problems are worse than America's. "The liabilities of the eurozone's banks account for some 300 percent of their GDP," he adds.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    The world's advanced economies are headed for a second recession, regardless of whether there is further chaos in Europe, Nouriel Roubini told CNBC on Tuesday. He also said the ECB needed to cut rates and the bailout fund needed to be expanded to 2 trillion euros.

  • Jean-Claude Trichet

    The crisis plaguing the euro zone has reached a "systemic dimension", outgoing European Central Bank President Jean Claude Trichet said on Tuesday, warning that the risk of economic shocks spreading further across the financial sector has increased.

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    Since August the market has been very volatile. Huge market swings for stocks added to a sense of crisis as investors fretted over Greek default, the global banking system and a slowdown in the US economy.

  • Dexia OKs Rescue Plan

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports that the Dexia Board has agreed to the rescue plan after its marathon meeting.

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    Regulators in the United States and overseas are cracking down on computerized high-speed trading that crowds today’s stock exchanges, worried that as it spreads around the globe it is making market swings worse. The New York Times reports.

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    The prospect of guaranteeing the debt of richer but more spendthrift countries like Greece, Portugal and even Italy has led to public outrage in tiny Slovakia, the second-poorest country in the euro zone where the average worker earns just over $1,000 a month.  Now it is threatening to derail a collective European bailout . The New York Times reports.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    Greece faces a key debt-payment deadline on October 14. Here's how to get ready.

  • Money Match Up

    As Europe's debt crisis grows, Fitch cuts Spain's credit rating and maintains a negative outlook. And the currency trade in light of Greece's debt crisis, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. With Sean Egan, Egan-Jones Ratings Co.

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    Investing in the U.S. isn't really about the U.S. anymore. It's about parsing the daily news coming out of Europe and figuring out whether the debt crisis there is fixed yet.