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  • Europe Needs to Boost Firewall Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 5:30 PM ET
    Europe Needs to Boost Firewall

    Jay Bryson, Global Economist at Wells Fargo, says a bigger firewall is needed to prevent Greece's debt crisis from spreading to the rest of the region.

  • This Nordic Currency Is Headed North: Strategist Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    With Europe seesawing, this Scandinavian is worth another look.

  • How to Take Shelter Against European Headwinds Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 10:10 AM ET
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    Europe is facing considerable event risk this week. Here's how to protect yourself using currencies.

  • Olympics Under Budget: UK Minister Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 8:40 AM ET

    Preparations for London’s 2012 Olympic Games remain on time and under budget, the UK’s Minister for Sport and the Olympics said in a quarterly report released on Tuesday, with more than 500 million pounds ($793 million) of contingency funds as yet untouched.

  • Yen Steadies, Euro Holds on Tight Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 8:09 AM ET

    The yen's slide stops and all eyes are on the European Central Bank - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    The Greece rescue package is likely to fail, but that may not be an entirely bad thing so long as the nation's debt problems can be walled off from the rest of Europe, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian said.

  • German Court Gives Parliament More Say in Bailouts Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 6:14 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    Germany's top court said on Tuesday a parliamentary committee set up to approve urgent action by the euro zone bailout fund was "in large part" unconstitutional, in a ruling that may hamper Berlin's ability to tackle Europe's debt crisis.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Higher; Investors Cautious Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 1:48 AM ET

    European shares are seen opening slightly higher Tuesday as investors remain cautiously optimistic despite the risk of rising oil prices.

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    Issuing statements which criticize Greek efforts to resolve its debt crisis could “destroy” the latest bailout deal for the embattled Mediterranean country, a key member of the Greek government told CNBC Monday.

  • Germans Volunteer for Greek Tax Mission Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 2:47 AM ET

    German tax collection experts have volunteered to go to Greece to help combat widespread evasion, in a move that risks reigniting tensions between Berlin and Athens, the Financial Times reports.

  • Lloyds and RBS Eye $20 Billion ECB Loans Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 1:52 AM ET

    Britain’s two part-nationalized banks plan to tap the European Central Bank’s special three-year funding scheme for a combined amount of about 15 billion euros ($20 billion), on a par with some of the euro zone’s largest banks, the Financial Times reports.

  • FTSE, DAX CAC Seen Lower as Oil Concerns Persist Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 1:33 AM ET

    European stocks were expected to open lower on Monday, tracking overnight losses in Asia where shares fell on concerns over high oil prices which have raised concerns about global growth.

  • Don't Look to Miners to Lead Stocks Up: Strategist Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 12:36 AM ET

    Investors looking for leaders to continue the market rally should stop looking at miners, despite their recent performance, Nick Nelson, European equity strategist at UBS, told CNBC.

  • ECB Liquidity Fix Easing Tensions Sunday, 26 Feb 2012 | 7:10 PM ET
    ECB Liquidity Fix Easing Tensions

    Jimmy Koh, Executive Director, UOB, says the second round of low-interest financing for European banks, due this week, is helping to ease concerns surrounding the region's debt crisis.

  • G20 Says to Europe 'Show Us the Money' Sunday, 26 Feb 2012 | 6:31 PM ET
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    Leading economies told Europe it must put up extra money to fight its debt crisis if it wants more help from the rest of the world, piling pressure on Germany to drop its opposition to a bigger European bailout.

  • Money Match Up Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 5:30 PM ET
    Money Match Up

    The euro hits a two-month high, it's best level since December 9th. What's behind the rally, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. Also, Wednesday's LTRO auction will show the real health of the European banking system. Making money off the LTRO auctions.

  • One of the challenges investors face today is how to reconcile seemingly conflicting messages coming from different markets. Is Dow 13,000 consistent with a 10 year U.S. Treasury at 2% and gold at almost $1,800? Is $125 Brent oil consistent with cyclically low implied volatility in many market segments, as well as widening CDS spreads for Middle Eastern oil producers?

  • Euro Lifts, Dollar Dips, Yen Continues Its Slide Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 7:58 AM ET

    Risk appetite grows and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi talks tough - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Asian consumers, and especially the Chinese, are driving the growth in the luxury sector, which has continued unabated despite the woes of the economy elsewhere.

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    Oil prices will likely consolidate around $100 a barrel this week though any move higher will be capped by market uncertainty on what happens next in Greece. On Sunday night, Greek leaders passed new austerity measures crucial to receiving a second bailout package, but violence in Athens marred the vote.