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  • Market's Hopes Rest on Germany: Kyle Bass

    Legendary hedge fund manager Kyle Bass is featured prominently in Michael Lewis' new book, "Boomerang." Lewis explains what markets want from Germany in its handling of the European debt crisis, with Mark Dow, Pharo Management.

  • Author Michael Lewis on 'Boomerang'

    Michael Lewis, author of "Moneyball" and "Liar's Poker," is out with a new book called "Boomerang," a look at the global financial meltdown.

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    Market pessimism is reaching a fever pitch, fueled by increasing belief that global policymakers either are powerless or inept when it comes to controlling headwinds confronting the economy.

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

    The UK’s finance minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne vowed to continue the coalition government’s austerity program on Monday telling delegates at his Conservative party’s annual conference in Manchester, UK, that Britain would “ride out the storm.”

  • Euro Debt On Global Economy

    The European debt crisis extends into the fourth quarter. Insight on whether Greece will get the bailout it needs, with Julian Callow, Barclays Capital chief European economist.

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    As the enlargement of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) draws nearer, opinion is still divided on whether changes to the bailout fund will be enough to stench the flood of problems facing the eurozone.

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    Concern is growing in the Treasury over the “very, very great” risks to Britain if the euro breaks apart, reports the FT.

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

    European Central Bank member Christian Noyer said on Monday it is unrealistic to expect an increase in Europe's bailout fund beyond what was agreed in July, but that he is open to schemes that would allow leveraging to expand capacity.

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    Greece will miss a deficit target set just months ago in a massive bailout package, according to government draft budget figures released on Sunday, showing that drastic steps taken to avert bankruptcy may not be enough.

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    Greece was expected to unveil its plan on Sunday to begin laying off state workers, the most contentious part of a reform package demanded by the EU and IMF.

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    Greece and debt inspectors have apparently agreed that older civil servants near retirement age will bear the brunt of personnel cuts in the public sector, according to media reports.

  • European Central Bank

    The euro's being whipsawed by talk of debt plans. Here's how to trade an actual European event.

  • NYSE traders

    Coming off the market's worst monthly performance in three years, there are scattered signs that while the damage is not over yet, the worst may have passed at least for the moment.

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    Worried about Europe's troubles, but leery of using stocks to take a position? Here's the plan for you. 

  • European's Debt and the Euro Trade

    The dollar is rising against the euro on concerns European leaders aren't doing enough to contain the debt crisis. So what's next for the euro? Insight with Camilla Sutton, chief currency strategest at Scotia Capital.

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    A downgrade down under and Germans aren't shopping enough - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • Euros & Downward Graph

    The 17 European countries that make up the euro zone face a 40 to 50 percent chance of recession by the end of the year, economists at Goldman Sachs predict, adding that “at best, the European recovery looks to be weak and hesitant”.

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    The UK is likely to see more quantitative easing next week or at the latest by November, according to one economic advisor.

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    After watching the politicians cause havoc for investors for the last three months, can we hope at all that things will be any different in the fourth quarter?

  • Castle Square in Warsaw old town, 30th July 2010. (Photo by Luis Davilla/Cover/Getty Images)

    Concerns over investment in Central and Eastern Europe have grown as a solution to the problem of sovereign debt in the peripheral euro zone has eluded policymakers and global growth has slowed.