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    The euro takes a beating and the trade deficit dents the dollar - time for your FX Fix.

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    European banking stocks fell sharply Tuesday before starting to rebound, with Unicredit and Deutsche Bank among the top losers, on fears that sovereign debt crises in peripheral euro zone countries might spread.

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    Late last week, Berlusconi managed to undo years of work aimed at keeping Italy out of the sights of the bond vigilantes when he was reported to have launched a scathing attack on his fiscally conservative finance minister, Giulio Tremonti.

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    Italy's family savings will keep the country from defaulting, Alessandro Capuano, head of Italian desk at IG Markets, told CNBC Tuesday.

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    European bank stocks are now trading like technology stocks did before the bust of the early 2000s, Peter Toogood, Director of Investment Services at Old Broad Street Research, told CNBC Tuesday.

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    After yet another midnight wait for a more or less cryptic "policy" statement by EU officials, CNBC puts together a translation of the hermetic euro policy language into plain English.

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    Greece is heading for default, or at least a devaluation, and European Union (EU) leaders have to adopt a "plan B" to stem contagion to the rest of the bloc, billionaire investor George Soros said on Tuesday.

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    The Euro zone finance ministers are having a critical debt crisis meeting today. They are trying their best. But the situation is difficult and complex, both from a financial and political perspective.

  • Financials: Weak Q2 Results?

    An outlook on banking stocks and the impact of sovereign debt on the bottom line, with David Konrad, Keef, Bruyette & Woods, and Erik Oja, Standard & Poor's.

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    The ongoing crisis in the euro zone is creating a trading opportunity among safe-haven currencies, this strategist says.

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed Monday for a quick agreement on a new rescue package for Greece, and said she is confident that Italy will push through an austerity plan.

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    Inflation bites in China, Italy and Greece sting the euro - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    After the European market closes on Friday, global markets will be digesting the results of the latest set of stress tests for European banks. Those that fail will need to raise more capital and the health of those that pass is likely to remain in doubt given questions being raised about the credibility of the tests.

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    As euro zone finance ministers meet to discuss the latest plan on the table aimed at solving the Greek debt crisis, one fund manager is warning that Italy and Spain will be downgraded, raising the possibility of "carnage" for global markets.

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    European leaders are for the first time prepared to accept that Athens should default on some of its bonds as part of a new bail-out plan for Greece that would put the country's overall debt levels on a sustainable footing, reported the FT.

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    What happened in Italy last week was notable. If it continues, it would mark a significant extension of the regional debt crisis that Europe has repeatedly failed to come to grips with.

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    With fears growing that Italy could become the latest victim of the euro zone’s sovereign debt crisis, top European officials meet on Monday, the New York Times repots.

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    Italy's tanking bonds are a reminder that Europe's debt crisis is alive and well. Here's how to trade on it.

  • Money Match Up

    Did today's jobs report throw the risk on rally in doubt, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. Also, cold cash and hot commodities--using currencies to play a commodity rally. And Dennis Gartman offers an analysis of crude's next move.