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  • Why a Break-Up of the Euro May Be a Good Thing Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 10:47 AM ET
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    Most economists expect catastrophic consequences if any country exits the euro. Like most conventional wisdom, such a view will be contradicted not by opposing ideas but by the march of events.

  • Greece Is in a Face-Off With Its Bond Holdouts Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 10:11 AM ET
    The Parthenon, illuminated at night, sits at the top of Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece, on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.

    Fresh off the largest debt restructuring in history, the Greek government is preparing to confront a small, well-financed pool of holdout investors who are refusing to swap their bonds and take a 75 percent loss. The NYT reports.

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    When Lehman Brothers collapsed at the height of the financial crisis, JPMorgan Chase was at the center of the storm. The bank was a major lender to the firm, which filed the biggest bankruptcy in United States history. The NYT reports.

  • European Stocks Called Lower as Fed Stimulus Hopes Fade Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 1:33 AM ET
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    European stocks are called to open firmly lower Wednesday after the U.S Federal Reserve meeting minutes showed that more monetary easing was unlikely.

  • Euro Zone Needs a Divorce: Roubini Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 3:26 AM ET
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    Like a marriage that no longer works, the euro zone should accept its fate, split up and get divorced, according to Roubini Global Economics.

  • Will 50% Unemployment Leave Europe's Young Scarred? Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 2:49 AM ET
    People wait in line at a government employment office in the center of Madrid.

    Experts say that without healthy economic growth, the euro zone's young will continue to be hit hard by unemployment – and the blow will likely leave them scarred.

  • European Shares Seen Flat; Eyes on Spain Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 1:28 AM ET
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    European shares are called to open flat Tuesday after Asian shares rose overnight following solid economic data from the United States.

  • J.C. Penney vs. Kohls Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 12:30 PM ET
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    JPMorgan is reducing J.C. Penney's F12 same-store sales estimates since sales trends appear softer than anticipated, with the Fast Money traders.

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    If the ongoing gas leak at French oil company Total’s Elgin-Franklin well is not brought under control, the firm could see its share price drop by 50 percent, according to Stuart Joyner, head of oil and gas at Investec Securities.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Higher as China Worries Ease Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 1:18 AM ET
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    European shares are called to open the start of the shorter trading week higher as strong manufacturing data from China eased concerns of a hard landing for the economy there.

  • Money Match Up Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 5:30 PM ET
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    Crude falls 10 percent from its 52-week high on concerns about global growth and talk of a release from the SPR. The trade, with CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Money in Motion traders. Also, the case for Canada and the payroll playbook. With Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Rising After 3 Days of Losses Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 1:29 AM ET
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    European shares are expected to open higher Friday, regaining ground lost after a big selloff on Thursday that was sparked by worries that Spain’s financial situation could flare into another Greece-style crisis.

  • Fast Money Portfolio: Europe Watch Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 5:36 PM ET
    Fast Money Portfolio: Europe Watch

    Tim Backshall, Capital Context founding partner, discusses the reality of the situation in Spain and Europe. A hard recession there will hit the U.S. hard. He advises investors to avoid broad equity exposure and to stay away from financials.

  • Fast Money's Top Three Trades Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 12:30 PM ET
    Fast Money's Top Three Trades

    The Fast Money traders share their favorite trades. Meanwhile copper and gold are sideways consolidation, says Mike Harris, of Campbell & Co.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Lower on Global Economic Worries Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 1:10 AM ET
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    European stocks are called to open lower Thursday as investors take a wait and see approach following concerns about the U.S and Chinese economies.

  • A Bull Case for Tyco Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 12:30 PM ET
    A Bull Case for Tyco

    Mike Murphy, Rosecliff Capital, says Tyco continues to unlock value for shareholders. Meanwhile, the Fast Money traders discuss China's stock market in light of some recent disappointing data.

  • Warning Signs Mounting for the Euro: Strategist Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 10:52 AM ET
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    The euro has been a Teflon currency lately, but this strategist says concerns are building.

  • Europe Crisis: 3 Big Risks That Remain Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 3:29 AM ET
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    As European markets recover from the longest losing streak since November, the correction has been a healthy one. The index is still up over 8% this year, despite many of the region’s problems remaining unsolved. Italy’s labor laws, Portugal’s dampened deficit reduction and the ECB looking to unwind support provide significant risks. The meeting of Europe’s Finance ministers this Friday has the potential to drive markets. As expressed by Tim Geitner in the US, Europe is “only at beginning of a very tough, very long, hard road”.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Lower on US Economic Worries Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 1:23 AM ET
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    European shares are seen heading lower Wednesday as investors take in weaker U.S economic data amid fears the fragile economic recovery at the world’s largest economy could be only temporary.

  • The World's Biggest Debtor Nations Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 10:28 AM ET
    Throughout the financial crisis, many national economies have looked to their government and foreign lenders for financial support, which translates to increased spending, borrowing and in most cases, growing national debt.Deficit spending, government debt and private sector borrowing are the norm in most western countries, but due in part to the financial crisis, some nations and economies are in considerably worse debt positions than others.External debt is a measure of a nation's foreign liab

    Some nations around the globe are in considerably worse debt positions than others. Here are nations with the world's greatest debts.