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    With Portugal’s main opposition Social Democrats (PSD) announcing they will vote Wednesday against a raft of new austerity measures proposed by Prime Minister Jose Socrates, analysts expect the country will have no choice but to seek a bailout from Europe.

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    The euro has been strengthening despite serious looming problems in the region, and this strategist expects that when traders focus, the results won't be pretty.

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    A list of measures EU heads of state will likely sign off on later this week could very well entrench Germany’s strength at the heart of Europe and the weakness of those on the periphery. CNBC'c Patrick Allen comments.

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    European shares look set to open ever so slightly higher on Tuesday, following Asian stocks higher.

  • European stocks look set to start the week in positive territory, following Asian shares that rose as investors digested the ongoing Japan nuclear crisis and unrest in the Middle East and North Africa.

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    European stocks are likely to open higher on Friday, as Group of Seven countries agree to joint intervention to stem the yen's gains.

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    As Japan’s nuclear crisis intensified Wednesday, governments across Europe remained at odds over whether to scale back nuclear power programs or continue plans to expand, reports the New York Times.

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    European shares are set to open higher on Thursday even as the nuclear crisis in Japan worsened and yen surged to a record high against the dollar.

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    After two days of heavy selloffs instigated by the disasters in Japan, European shares look set open higher at the start of trading Wednesday.

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    Jean Monnet, the father of European integration, once remarked that “Europe will be forged in crises, and will be the sum of the solutions adopted in crises.”

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    Did euro area policymakers finally pull a real live rabbit out of the hat? The headlines from Friday's summit are certainly impressive, advancing much quicker than expected and delivering the surprise of allowing the EFSF to intervene in the primary debt markets.

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    Stocks across Europe are indicated to drop sharply when trading starts Tuesday pulled down by a major selloff in Japan and weakness across the rest of Asian markets.

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    Markets have cheered a surprisingly broad European package of measures to tackle the government debt crisis that has over the past year threatened the existence of the euro currency.

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    Friday night’s deal in Brussels was only made possible by sovereign downgrades and skyrocketing bond yields that still have the potential to push the periphery countries over the edge.

  • European shares are seen opening lower on Monday as markets continue to look at the impact of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday.

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    Euro zone leaders have agreed to coordinate their economic policies more closely — more or less. 

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    European shares look set for a lower open on Friday ahead of Saudi Arabia's "Day of Rage" and the European Union Summit in Brussels.

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    Debt crisis? What debt crisis? The EU leaders want to work on their competitiveness pact at their March 11 meetup. Expect the euro to continue slipping.

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    European futures fell further on Thursday after Moody's announced that it had downgraded Spain's sovereign debt by one notch to Aa2 with a negative outlook.

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    Local residents in a small town north of Athens, angry at losing their exemption from paying tolls for using a 500m stretch of motorway, raised a banner saying “Den Plirono” (“I won’t pay”).  In four months, Den Plirono has grown to a nationwide anti-austerity movement, reports the Financial Times.