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  • International investor Jim Rogers

    The price of gold is due for a correction and this could be used as an entry point by investors eager to get exposure to the precious metal, while the dollar is likely to strengthen as there has been too much pessimism about it, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Jim Cramer has brilliantly posed the most important question facing the markets today when thinking about the impact of Europe: "Is there too much hope here?"

  • E.U.

    The Eurozone’s policymakers are running behind warnings, and warnings are running behind the crisis. Big Bazooka 2, bailouts, printing money, and Eurobonds are only partial solutions to systemic problems and too little too late.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    Italy's government debt is unsustainable and needs an orderly restructuring to avoid a disorderly default, economist Nouriel Roubini wrote on Tuesday.

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    The crisis in the euro zone will escalate in 2012, economists at Citi said on Tuesday, sending the countries that share the euro into recession next year and resulting in no more than “modest but sustained growth in the U.S. and still relatively strong – albeit slowing – growth in Asia."

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    The European Central Bank must act sooner rather than later in order to avoid a grave outcome for the euro area and possibly the euro itself, according to Credit Suisse Economist Yiagos Alexopoulos.

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    Europe's deepening debt crisis is echoed in the United States by the inability of President Barack Obama and Congress to strike a bipartisan deficit deal.

  • Man vs. Machine

    New technologies, open platforms, and better governance are helping to create cities that are both environmentally responsible and economically attractive. We are increasingly witnessing the growth of intelligent cities - cities which increasingly deliver services with the aid of so-called smart technologies.

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    Here's how to keep your trading focus between the upcoming European government bond auctions and meetings.

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    For obvious reasons, I spent a bit of time reading a pair of articles by Robert Mundell titled “The Case for the Euro, Part I” and “The Case for the Euro, Part II.” What’s fascinating is Mundell, often considered the father of the euro, gives no consideration at all to the debt crisis that now threatens to destroy the common currency.

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    The euro got a bit of a lift on talk of a new grand plan, but this strategist says it's an opportunity to sell the single currency against another.

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    After a week that saw stocks fall heavily and euro zone borrowing costs rise sharply, a report in the Italian press highlighted just how eager for some kind of action the market is.

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    Guess where we'll be getting our cues from this week. From the bond markets and the politicians! Tadaaa! Fantastic! So something new to look for then! Unfortunately...not the case. Glancing at the agenda, the most important political event to be aware of is the Euro group meeting of Finance Ministers on Tuesday.

  •  No Sign That Europe Will Fall Back Into Recession: ECB's Noyer

    Christian Noyer, governor of the Banque de France, told CNBC, " I don't believe that at all, I see nothing in the fundamentals of France that would warrant a significant change in the external assessment of its economy."

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    The funding hole for European banks is deepening following a sharp fall in bond issuance this year as market turmoil leads to a region-wide credit crunch, the Financial Times reports.

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    The stories that may well materialize in the next few weeks will be more heavily influenced by what happens this week to Europe's latest yield curve inversion, core bond rates, and policy announcements.

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    With talk of a possible euro zone breakup on the rise, here's way to value some possible outcomes.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Researchers at Exclusive Analysis who expected a “sudden crisis” scenario to unfold by November 26 have put back the expected arrival date of such an event, saying a crisis is now not likely to unfold until the end of January as new technocratic governments in the euro zone offer the region temporary relief.

  • E.U.

    More and more analysts looking at the euro zone predict that another recession is inevitable, as banking sector tensions combined with political wrangling over the debt crisis will depress consumer confidence further.

  • European Central Bank

    The euro zone's "garlic belt" states (Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain) will have to endure deflation to catch up in competitiveness with the other, "butter belt" members, according to a report by research firm Smithers & Co.