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  • Prime Minister Gordon Brown

    As Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls wrapped up his speech to the Labour party conference on Monday, one thing became abundantly clear: Labour still have a trust issue when it comes to the economy.

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    Risk is back on the table after a terrible end to last week for the bulls. Following news of "Operation Twist" from the Federal Reserve, the market sold off aggressively, adding the pressure on policy makers as they met in Washington over the weekend to try and find a plan to avert a euro zone sovereign debt and banking crisis.

  • NYSE trader

    Consumer confidence, Fed speakers and home price data are on deck for markets Tuesday, as traders keep their focus on the stream of headlines from Europe.

  • "No one ever made a dime panicking, but many people made gigantic amounts of money taking advantage of those who did."

  • EU Works to Lever EFSF Money

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the update on the EU's plan to to lever up EFSF money to shore up bank capital.

  • EU Considers Levering EFSF to Shore Up Bank Capital

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the story on the European Union's plan on levering the European Financial Stability Facility to shore up bank capital, much like a TARP, and use some of this money as seed money for the European Investment Bank.

  • Betty Davis in 'All About Eve'

    The euro has been taking it on the chin lately - and there is more to come, says this strategist.

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    The UK’s opposition finance spokesman Ed Balls called on the government to provide a credible policy to encourage economic growth telling delegates at the Labour party’s annual conference the coalition government’s austerity plan “just wasn’t working”.

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    The euro zone will be in a recession before the end of the year, an economist from the Royal Bank of Scotland told CNBC Monday.

  • European Debt Worries Climb

    There is a lot of pressure in Germany, says Julian Callow, Barclays Capital chief European economist, who weighs in on the large amount of capital that Germany is providing to aid other countries. The ECB is not acting as aggressively as the Federal Reserve did during the end of 2008, during the U.S. financial crisis, he adds.

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    Attempting to decipher what will happen next in the euro zone crisis following the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund in Washington is no easy task.

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    After a weekend of talks at the International Monetary Fund’s annual meeting in Washington over how best to deal with the euro zone debt crisis, we appear no closer to a resolution.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The Obama administration, increasingly alarmed by the spillover effects of Europe’s financial crisis, has begun an intensive lobbying campaign to persuade Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to ramp up efforts to stem any contagion from the debt crisis in Greece, the NYT reports.

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    European policymakers are quickening their preparations to cope with an escalation of the region's debt crisis as talk of a possible Greek default gained pace.

  • NYSE Trader

    Traders expect more stomach-churning volatility in the week ahead as investors fret about Europe and adjust their portfolios for quarter's end.

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    Germany is set to vote September 29 on new European stability fund powers, and that's just one of several big risk events looming in the euro zone. Here's how to trade on them.

  • Money Match Up

    The euro gets hammered as Greek default approaches. The currency trade behind the euro bailout, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. And the dollar's gain is gold's pain.

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    The Australian dollar has been having a rough ride, and this strategist says there's more to come.

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    The G20 promises help, but riskier currencies still take a hit - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Debt Risks Lead Into Next Week's Trading

    "It's not just about Greece," says Jeffrey Palma, UBS head of global equity strategy, who adds that the markets will be impacted until all the debt problems in Europe have been solved; with Ben Lichtenstein, TradersAudio.com, who says the markets can find themselves back to 1200 in a mater of days.