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    European leaders talk and talk, and hot money cools toward Asia — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Three years after the collapse of Wall Street bank Lehman Brothers, the market has yet to fully recover, according to a US banks analyst.

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    News that Germany and France are ready to stand by Greece and avoid it leaving the euro helped stocks to rally following a conference call between Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Wednesday.

  • Saudi Arabia's Central Bank Governor, Muhammad Al Jasser, said yesterday that "everyone" was concerned over the fragile state of the US economy and Europe's ongoing sovereign debt crisis, according to Reuters reports.

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    There are two major messages in statements released Wednesday night in Germany and France about their leaders' conference call with the Greek Prime Minister.  The first is that the feet of Greece will be held to the fire on austerity—that Athens MUST deliver on spending cuts, tax rises and speedy privatizations.

  • Delivering Alpha: Credit & the Hunt for Yield

    As investors continue to reach for yield, are we heading for a credit bubble, with CNBC's David Faber; Peter L. Briger, Jr., Fortress Investment Group LLC principal and co-chairman; Marc Lasry, Avenue Capital, co-founder and chief executive; Bruce Richards, Marathon Asset Management president and CEO; Boaz Weinstein, Saba Capital Management LP founder.

  • Support For Greece

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs shares details on the rally that started when the leaders of France and Germany signaled their support for Greece.

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    The euro has taken quite a fall as worries about the debt crisis there have grown, and this strategist says there is more to come.

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    The BRICS turn the tables and the Belarussian ruble takes a dive - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Markets around the world have been waiting for decisions from euro zone leaders on greater fiscal integration and euro bonds since July.

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    As Europe's debt crisis worsens further, one analyst says China may be their only savior.

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    The challenges facing the euro zone are immense and about to reach an "end game" according to one analyst who puts a 50 percent probability on everything turning out OK.

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    Investors will have to deal with an avalanche of news flow from Europe on Wednesday ahead of a crucial meeting of euro zone finance ministers and US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Friday.

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    Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday that it downgraded the credit ratings of Societe Generale and Credit Agricole, marking the latest in a series of blows to French banks that have recently punished European stocks.

  • With the prospect of a European bank failure all too real, Cramer looks at what Lehman-like collapse would look like. 

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    Until the market in general "feels calmer about the euro zone this sort of roller coaster ride is likely to go on for a while," John Raymond, senior analyst-European banks at CreditSights Limited, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Predications of global economic collapse are overstated, and ignore the market, says blogger Vince Farrell.

  • The Roadmap: Europe, Election & Earnings

    The Squawk on the Street news team break down today's market moving headlines, including worries on French banks, last night's Republican debate, big meeting in tech and JPMorgan's move to a buy rating.

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    Embattled French bank BNP Paribas has been forced to deny rumors, published in the Wall Street Journal, that it has been struggling to gain dollar funding from US money market funds.

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    Greece should leave the euro zone in order to prevent the sovereign debt crisis engulfing major economies and threatening its very existence, a fund manager told CNBC.