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    Reports that the Italian government has held talks with the Chinese sovereign wealth fund about investing in its debt-laden economy spurred a stock market rally and a boost to the euro Monday.

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    The banking sector in Europe has been largely unable to staunch the heavy selling of stocks as investors bet the euro zone debt crisis will lead to recapitalization for the region's lenders and a second collapse in bank shares in the last three years.

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    Following the economic and market "bungee jump" out of the 2009 abyss, one economist is warning that we face a "once-in-a-lifetime crisis of capitalism" and "Deficit Attention Disorder."

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    Armed with its own currency, Greece could make its exports more competitive, increase debt servicing capacity, and placate Germany — says blogger Peter Morici.

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    Global financial markets continue to be roiled by the complex and alarming newsflow surrounding the European debt crisis. But the trading strategy for the upcoming votes on the bailout is straightforward.

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    As the euro zone enters the most dangerous phase of its debt crisis, bailout patience is eroding in the fiscally responsible tier of the zone. While Brussels wonders whether the Finns have become Euro-skeptic, the reality is the reverse. Europeans are turning into Finns.

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    European stocks are trading sharply lower on Monday with banks across the region the biggest fallers on fears the euro zone debt crisis has taken a turn for the worse over the weekend.

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    Greece's problems are scaring everybody in the euro zone,  but the Bulgarians still want in - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • The cost of insuring Italian debt against default rose to a record high on Monday one day before a key bond sale, while Greek credit default swaps also hit historic highs on growing worries that the country may go bankrupt.

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    Carl Weinberg, the chief economist at High Frequency Economics is very worried about Europe. His central forecast is that the debt crisis will lead Europe into a depression that will mean soaring unemployment, deflation and zero interest rates for the foreseeable future.

  • Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, issued a strong defense of the euro over the weekend.

  • Outgoing European Central Bank’s executive board member Juergen Stark

    It has been another dramatic weekend in the euro zone. On Friday, Germany’s representative on the European Central Bank's governing council, Juergen Stark, resigned in protest at the bank's decision to buy Italian and Spanish bonds. He will be replaced by German deputy finance minister Joerg Asmussen.

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    Greece is unable to repay its debts, according to Richard Bove, banking analyst at Rochdale Securities, and given that the euro zone banking system has yet to mark sovereign debt holdings to market, many banks will be forced to raise new capital.

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    One crisis meeting is hot on the heels of the other and our policy makers - central bankers, ministers, heads of state and government - jet stream around the globe, trying to "manage" the crisis, writes CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa.

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    More than 500 days of talks to form a government have seen Belgium take from Iraq the dubious honor of taking the longest time ever to form a government, prompting attacks by bond vigilantes as well as international ridicule.

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    The euro is nothing more than an economic mirage because it lacks the essential building blocks of a long-term secure currency, according to Tim Martin, chairman of UK pub restaurant chain JD Wetherspoon.

  • Today's Currency Market

    Discussing today's drop in the euro and its impact on the U.S. dollar, with Nick Bennenbroek, Wells Fargo head of currency strategy.

  • Global Markets

    Both the United States and Europe are on recession watch, and investors should not be fooled by the occasional piece of positive economic data, according to two leading economists.

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    There are plenty of officials who would argue there is no possibility of Greece being excluded from the euro zone in the event of a bankruptcy, writes BNY Mellon's Simon Derrick.

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    It's not enough that the German court gave mixed signals to the euro. Now the technical patterns aren't looking so good either.