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    Europe has chosen the wrong way to cut debt and unfortunately the United States will follow, Dennis Gartman, author and publisher of the Gartman Letter, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • A law to ban naked short selling in Germany will come into force on Tuesday after having been approved by the parliament earlier this month.

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    The pan-European stress tests on the banking sector were not tough enough to reflect future worsening conditions for the continent's economy, Nouriel Roubini told CNBC.com.

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    "There are more problems coming in the currency markets, pension funds, US states and cities, etc. None of this was considered although the latter is only indirect for the European banks," the famous investor told CNBC.com.

  • Despite the recent rally for equities across the world, the bonds are winning the battle for investors' cash and will continue to do so according to Robin Griffiths, a technical strategist at Cazenove Capital.

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    One analyst says governments and regulators have missed a major opportunity that will come back to haunt them, even though European stocks advanced Monday on relief over results.

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    The results of pan-European stress tests released by the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) are detailed enough for investors to work out for themselves losses that banks might incur in case of sovereign defaults if they wish, CEBS chairman Giovanni Carosio told CNBC in an interview Friday.

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    Seven of 91 European banks failed stress tests aimed at measuring their strength in case the continent's government debt crisis takes a turn for the worse, regulators said Friday. European Union officials hope the results will reassure markets worried about hidden bank losses from the crisis.

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    Most of the largest European banks, are well capitalized but these results "can't begin to tell the full story," Cohen said.

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    Seven of the 91 banks failed the EU stress test. Here's the country-by-country information.

  • All but a handful of European banks passed their stress tests but investors remained worried about the methodology, which many viewed as too easy on sovereign debt.

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    A number of analysts still believe the big stress-test questions need to be answered despite the European Union attempting to draw a line in the sand. 

  • The EU is faced with a dilemma: if the stress tests are too lenient they would lose their credibility and if they are too harsh they would potentially scare investors.

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    The euro fell sharply after the release of the methodology for pan-European stress tests, as investors still doubt that they will reflect the full extent of the woes.

  • The results of EU stress tests on 91 banks are expected to be published Friday. Here is some country-by-country information on the banks:

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    The EU is faced with a dilemma: if the stress tests are too lenient they would lose their credibility and if they are too harsh they would potentially scare investors.

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    Friday at noon, New York time, 91 banks in Europe will reveal how strong they would be if the region went back into recession over the next two years and the sovereign debt they hold plunged in value.

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    The Swiss economy has not only recovered from the global recession of 2009 but so far also coped well with the recent spike in an already strong currency.

  • The financial crisis might have sapped Europe's growth for a long time, and there are fears that the slowdown is permanent, Polish central bank governor Marek Belka told TVN CNBC Tuesday.

  • The market is set for a strong earnings season with corporate guidance giving a clear indication that surprises will be on the upside, according to Saxo Bank.