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  • Highly-correlated global markets will likely continue to correct until October, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC on Monday. But there is a very good chance of a mid-summer rally within the correction, he added.

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    I am feeling a bit gloomy. I started this sovereign debt crisis looking on the bright side but now I have been got at. So many of our guests at CNBC are downbeat right now, that the downdraft has been hard to dodge.

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    Engaging in what I perceive as their only avenue to grow, Germany’s Finance Minister Schaueble and France’s PM Sarkozy made statements intimating that the weak Euro is not an issue for the country’s in the European Monetary Union.

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    Austerity measures imposed by the euro zone will likely push the euro back towards $1.50 or even $1.60 but the European currency is unlikely to achieve the status of reserve currency, economist Warren Mosler, founder and principal of broker/dealer AVM, told CNBC.com Friday.

  • Over the past few weeks we've heard a great deal about a slowdown in Europe dragging down the globe, so why is Germany's stock market making gains?

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    The argument is widely heard in Europe and elsewhere: If only Greece and other struggling euro-zone countries could let their currency depreciate, as other collapsing economies have done when hit by debt crises – in Asia and Latin America, for example.

  • Tens of thousands of people voiced their anger at the world economic crisis in London's financial district in April 2009, one day before a summit by leaders of the G20 countries in Europe's financial capital.

    Remember April 2009 when the G20 met in London? Gordon Brown was hosting world leaders and claiming he had saved the world while protests brought large parts of the UK capital to a halt.

  • Investors are playing the markets carefully during these volatile conditions but stocks will resume their way up once the wave of international bad news subsides, Robert Doll, BlackRock vice chairman, told CNBC Wednesday.

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    As the rest of the world speculates which bank/country/continent will require another bailout, Canada serves as a “shining” example on how to escape the debt spiral, Jim O’Neill, chief economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC on Tuesday.

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    The European Central Bank may have shocked the markets with its prediction that bank losses are likely to increase in the near-term, but other economists believe the worst is behind us, and that governments have the power to force banks to lend.

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    The euro will drop even further against the dollar because Europe's problems will not be easy to solve, Dennis Gartman, author of "the Gartman Letter," told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Germany's Federal Labor Agency says the country's unemployment rate declined to 7.7 percent in May.

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    If the German politicians don’t stop fighting amongst themselves and focus on how to help their distressed southern neighbors, the euro will break up, Marc Ostwald from Monument Securities said Friday.

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    Eisenhower's decisions in the worst moments of the Battle of the Bulge demonstrate two important points for all leaders: Don't panic, and grab opportunity.

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    I thought I understood how dire things were in Europe. Then I saw it explained by Clarke and Dawe. Troubling.

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    The euro is facing an identity crisis with Germany in the driver’s seat, Jan Randolph from IHS Global told CNBC Thursday.

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    The pressure on governments to fund bailouts and spend to reinvigorate their economies has led to a sharp increase in the issuance of sovereign debt.

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    Once upon a time, the European Economic Community-remember that quaint post-World War II institution-thrived without a single currency. A larger European Union can again, but it needs to jettison the fantasy that the benefits of capitalism can be accomplished without adequate incentives to work hard and invest.

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    Europe's travails can and should be teaching us something: Do not wait until it is too late to get your fiscal house in order.