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  • Money Match Up

    After months of rumors, S&P downgraded France, Italy and Spain. Germany, the Netherlands and Finland were spared. What the downgrade means for the euro, with Sean Egan, Egan Jones, CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders.

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    It is unclear the extent to which the downgrades will alter the function of the international monetary system over time. It is also unclear how material the incremental headwinds blowing out of Europe will be for countries already facing internal fragilities.

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    A month ago, just one in seven investors considered one or more nations leaving the Eurozone a likelihood. That number has since doubled.

  • Downgrade Looms for Europe

    Stocks slide on reports of an S&P downgrade on euro zone nations. Insight on how will this impact your portfolio, with David Donabedian, Atlantic Trust CIO.

  • France Downgrade & Short the Euro?

    Why now is the time to short the euro, with MacNeil Curry, Bank of America head of FX; Steve Weiss, Short Hills Capital managing partner; and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details on whether debt deal talks in Greece could be hitting a snag.

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    In May 2010, the Eurozone crisis began with turmoil in Greece. In spring 2012, new turmoil in Greece will frame the end-game of the Eurozone itself.

  • Jamie Dimon

    Regulatory policies are badly undermining the economic objectives of governments around the globe by hampering bank activity, JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon said in a conference call discussing fourth quarter earnings Friday morning.

  • Europe's Rough Ride Ahead After France Downgrade

    Discussing the role of the ECB in Europe's recovery, with Ned Phelps, Columbia University Center on Capitalism and Society director/Nobel Prize winner (2006).

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    Italy's bond sale disappoints and the Swiss franc is rich - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    For stocks on both sides of the Atlantic, the first two weeks of trading of the year have gone better than many analysts were expecting.

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    Top policymakers did not seriously consider the idea that problems in the housing market would bring a recession, newly released transcripts show. The New York Times reports.

  • Respectable bond sales and disappointing U.S. data are pushing the euro higher, and this strategist sees a trading opportunity.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    The Greek government held crucial talks with representatives of private bondholders on Thursday to hammer out a deal on a bond swap that would reduce the country's debt load and secure an integral part of its second bailout package.

  • Mario Draghi

    The European Central Bank left interest rates on hold on Thursday, as its President Mario Draghi defended its use of ultra-long loans and said they had helped avert another credit crunch.

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    The single European currency is likely to continue its fall even if European Union leaders, including European Central Bank officials, agree on a solution to the debt crisis, according to analysts.

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    A Spanish bond sale lifts the euro, but the European Central Bank meeting is the real headliner - time for your FX Fix.

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    Thursday’s meeting of the governing body of the European Central Bank (ECB) will happen as calls for the central bank to take further action to solve the euro zone debt crisis by acting as lender of last resort for troubled countries increase.

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    As difficult as the last two years have been for Europe, 2012 could be even tougher. Each week, countries will need to sell billions of dollars of bonds — a staggering $1 trillion in total — to replace existing debt and cover their current budget deficits, the New York Times reports.

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    The European Central Bank has its monthly meeting and news conference on Thursday. Here's how to get ready.

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    Already mired in controversy about whether it should play a greater role in solving the European financial crisis, the European Central Bank is facing criticism over what they’ve already done to help — buying Greek debt.