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  • Europe Back in Focus

    Speculation is rising that France could soon see its credit rating slashed, with CNBC's Steve Liesman and the Fast Money team. Camilla Sutton, chief currency strategist at Scotia Capital, also weighs in on the euro.

  • Jim Cramer has brilliantly posed the most important question facing the markets today when thinking about the impact of Europe: "Is there too much hope here?"

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    With companies testing out plans for a euro collapse, here's one take on how things could play out.

  • E.U.

    The Eurozone’s policymakers are running behind warnings, and warnings are running behind the crisis. Big Bazooka 2, bailouts, printing money, and Eurobonds are only partial solutions to systemic problems and too little too late.

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    European markets experienced a rare moment of respite yesterday.  But this was just a pause in the panic. No comprehensive solution to the continent’s sovereign debt woes seems to be near at hand.

  • Euro Zone Pressures Escalate

    Insight on why the euro zone is facing a region-wide credit crunch, which could trigger further downgrades and undermine consumption, with Mohamed El-Erian, Pimco CEO/co-CIO.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    Italy's government debt is unsustainable and needs an orderly restructuring to avoid a disorderly default, economist Nouriel Roubini wrote on Tuesday.

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    The crisis in the euro zone will escalate in 2012, economists at Citi said on Tuesday, sending the countries that share the euro into recession next year and resulting in no more than “modest but sustained growth in the U.S. and still relatively strong – albeit slowing – growth in Asia."

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    Short euro positions hit a high and the Australian dollar gets a lift - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • MF Global

    About $200 million in customer money that vanished from MF Global is believed to have surfaced at JPMorgan Chase in Britain, according to people briefed on the matter. The New York Times reports.

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    The European Central Bank must act sooner rather than later in order to avoid a grave outcome for the euro area and possibly the euro itself, according to Credit Suisse Economist Yiagos Alexopoulos.

  • Thanks to the European debt crisis, we’re now in what the “Mad Money” host calls DEFCON three—two stages away from a huge financial collapse.

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    Stocks are likely to be more subdued Tuesday, taking their cue from the bond market and keeping a wary eye on Europe.

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    Here's how to keep your trading focus between the upcoming European government bond auctions and meetings.

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    The euro got a bit of a lift on talk of a new grand plan, but this strategist says it's an opportunity to sell the single currency against another.

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    Stocks staged a massive rally Monday after investors became convinced that the European debt crisis, once and for all, just might be fixed. Not convinced? Don't worry, you're not alone.

  • Will the Euro Survive?

    Alessio De Longis, OppenheimerFunds, discusses volatility in the currency markets and also answers to whether the euro will exist a year from now.

  • Why I Was Wrong on Banks: Bove

    Bank shares haven't improved with fundamentals, says Dick Bove, Rochdale Securities. "The American banks are getting these better than expected earnings results and part of that is Europe," he says.

  • Market Outlook

    Final thoughts on where the economy is headed, with James Rohr, PNC Financial Services Group chairman/CEO.

  • Bank of France governor Christian Noyer leaves the Elysee Palace after a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy about the financial crisis.

    Market chatter about a European recession is increasing but Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France, told CNBC on Monday that despite an expected weak fourth quarter, the French and Italian economies are not as bad as it seems.