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    In 2011 investors had a lot to worry about. The euro zone crisis, credit rating downgrades, slowing growth, crisis in North Africa and the tragic nuclear and natural disasters which hit Japan all led to a relentless 12 months of market volatility.

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    UK chief financial officers (CFOs) see the break - up of the European single currency as the greatest threat to their businesses in 2012, a survey from the accountancy firm Deloitte showed on Tuesday.

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    Seasonal factors on top of fundamental challenges are weighing on the euro.

  • Money Match Up

    Discussing three ways to make money in the $4 trillion currency market, including the falling euro; profiting from payrolls; and gold's bearish move, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders.

  • 2012 Economic Horoscope

    Concerns over the European debt crisis and jobless claims headed into 2012, Robert Brusca, Fact and Opinion Economics chief economist and Andrew Root, Macquarie Group head of U.S. research weigh in on what investors can expect from the new year.

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    The euro stays weak, the yen gets a lift, and Poland makes a move - it's time for your year-end FX Fix.

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    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should resist pressure from European Union leaders to take part in inadequate bailout programs for European countries, Mohamed El-Erian wrote in the Financial Times.

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    The euro’s dramatic slide to the year’s lows in light trading is a likely prelude to more weakening in the New Year and highlights the long haul ahead for the euro zone’s debt crisis.

  • The Italian bond auction: they got it done, but yields are still too high and demand was tepid

  • Risk appetite falls as Italian bond auction disappoints - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    The yield on Italian 10-year bonds fell from the euro era highs reached in November, settling slightly below the market-sensitive level of 7 percent in an auction on Thursday.

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    Greek tax officials walked off the job Thursday at the start of a 48-hour strike to protest salary cuts and other austerity measures, as the government struggles to meet revenue targets.

  • CNBC Contributor Michael Farr with his ten predictions for the New Year.

  • 2011's Winning Stocks

    The Fast Money Halftime Report traders break down today's market moving headlines, including the S&P sitting on a 200-day moving average and the stocks that are poised for a breakout.

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    Eurozone banks have deposited record amounts of cash at the European Central Bank, just days after it provided unprecedented levels of liquidity in an effort to reduce tension in the financial system. The Financial Times reports

  • Christian Carrillo, Head of Asia-Pacific Interest Rate Strategy at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, says the Italian 3-year bond auction, not the 10-year bond, will go "reasonably well" despite the existing volatility.

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    Euro bears may be on the prowl, but this strategist sees a tactical buying opportunity.

  • Global Markets Update: Italian Bond Yields Rise

    Yield on the Italian 10-Year is up some 7% ahead of Thursday's bond auction, with CNBC's Melissa Lee, Bob Pisani & Carl Quintanilla.

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    Banks are the key to fixing Europe's ongoing economic crisis, and they must be helped to lend while recapitalization of European financial institutions takes place early next year, analysts said on Tuesday.

  • Rough First-Half for Europe, China & US: Strategist

    Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS Global Services says Japan, together with the U.S., has criticized euro zone leaders for not having the ECB as the "backstop for all sovereign debt." He adds that the first half of next year will be rough for Europe, China and the U.S.