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  • Merkel: EU Will Do Everything to Secure Euro Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 8:15 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that Europe will do everything to secure the stability of the euro, which has come under pressure in the euro zone debt crisis.

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    Egypt is on track to meet its tourism growth targets despite a scare following a rare series of shark attacks that affected bookings, the country’s Minister of Tourism, Zoheir Garranah, told CNBC.

  • Europe Stocks Seen Unchanged After EU Decision Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 2:04 AM ET
    Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    European shares are expected to open flat Friday, though concerns about the euro zone debt crisis linger and could weigh on markets.

  • Europe Shares to Open Lower Ahead of EU Summit Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | 2:00 AM ET

    European shares were set to open flat to slightly lower Thursday, continuing to pause from strong gains earlier in the week.

  • Portugal to Need Bailout in 1 Month: Head of Trading Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 10:04 AM ET

    Bond vigilantes will target Portugal and force the country to seek a bailout within a month, but Spain will not need to turn to its European peers for help, Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify trading told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Europe Shares to Open Lower After Moody's Warning Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 2:04 AM ET

    European stocks were indicated to open lower after Moody's put Spain's credit rating on review for a possible downgrade, on worries over the country's debt and funding needs for next year.

  • Back-Load Spending Cuts or Return to Crisis: Roubini Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 11:16 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The risks of debt deflation and disorderly sovereign and private-sector defaults are rising because policymakers are pressing ahead with spending cuts and raising taxes before seeing strong signs of an economic recovery, economist Nouriel Roubini wrote in a commentary piece for Project Syndicate.

  • Belgium Warned Over Debt Rating by S&P Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 7:09 AM ET
    leie river ghent belgium

    Standard & Poor's has warned that Belgium may have its credit rating downgraded within six months in light of the country's ongoing political deadlock.

  • Euro Stocks Look to Open Flat with Fed on Tap Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 2:27 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European investors were set to take a wait-and-see approach to start Tuesday, with indications of little change to major markets at the opening bell.

  • 'Snooty' Europhiles Owe Penitence: London Mayor Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 10:25 AM ET
    Boris Johnson

    Europe was nowhere near ready for the euro when it was introduced in 1999 and the sovereign debt crisis has proven critics of a one-size-fits-all monetary policy right, London mayor Boris Johson wrote in an opinion piece for UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph on Monday.

  • European Shares Set to Rise for 5th Session Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | 2:11 AM ET

    European shares looked set to extend their winning streak to a fifth session Friday as investor sentiment got a boost from positive economic data from the U.S.

  • Euro Shares Set to Rise as Commodities Recover Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 2:09 AM ET

    European stocks looked set to continue the strong performance of the previous session at the open Thursday as commodities regained strength and boosted the major indexes.

  • European Shares to Open Lower; Focus on Ireland Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 2:10 AM ET

    European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday, with stocks poised to halt a week-long rally, mirroring a mixed session on Wall Street.

  • Activists Empty Bank Accounts to Protest Bailouts Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 7:42 AM ET

    A group of activists in Paris have emptied their bank accounts after a call by French sports icon Eric Cantona to protest practices by leading banks.

  • Some European Countries Are Bankrupt: Jim Rogers Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 7:00 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Some countries in Western Europe are bankrupt or are having serious liquidity problems and they should be allowed to restructure their debt, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Tuesday.

  • US to Face Euro Zone's Problem Next Year: Strategist Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 5:19 AM ET

    The U.S. will have to follow Europe's economic lead and face up to its debt problems instead of just continuing with quantitative easing that will lead to a dollar decline, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • European stocks were seen rising on Tuesday, lifted by U.S. President Barack Obama's compromise deal to extend all Bush-era tax cuts for two years.

  • Buy What China Wants – It Will Rise: Charts Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 7:32 AM ET

    Companies that produce goods that are in demand in China could see further strong growth ahead, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • S&P Weighing Possible Downgrade of Greece Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 3:44 AM ET

    Rating agency Standard & Poor's said it may downgrade Greece's long-term debt if new European bailout rules prove onerous to private holders of the country's bonds.

  • Europe Shares to Take Their Cue From US Jobs Data Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 2:13 AM ET

    European shares are seen opening little changed Friday after Thursday's strong gains, with investors waiting for widely-watched US nonfarm payrolls data for near-term market direction.

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