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    Some of the greatest and best-educated brains in the euro zone have pondered the question: how would you break up the euro zone?

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    The nomination of a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood to run in Egypt's presidential race has further clouded an already complex political transition, making an immediate economic recovery less likely and heightening the risk of a currency crisis, according to analysts.

  • Will 50% Unemployment Leave Europe's Young Scarred? Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 2:49 AM ET
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    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.

  • Euro Zone: Disaster or Recovery in Sight? Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 8:01 AM ET
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    Despite a better first quarter than expected in the stock markets, opinion is still divided on the fate of the euro zone.

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    Concerns over Spain, high oil prices and the speed of an economic slowdown in China will lead to a shift in investor sentiment in the second quarter, prompting a pause in the rally that saw markets climb to multi-year highs in the first quarter of 2012, analysts said on Monday.

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    Italy will put pressure on European Union leaders to look more toward efforts to boost growth in the euro zone rather than at austerity measures designed to rein in debt, Italian Industry Minister Corrado Passera told CNBC.

  • 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.

  • IPOs at Lowest Level Since 2009: Report Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 5:46 AM ET
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    Global IPO activity for the first quarter of 2012 fell to its lowest level since the second quarter of 2009, according to a new report from Ernst & Young.

  • Spain as Test for European Fiscal Pact 'Has Failed' Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 3:55 AM ET
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    Spain was the first test of the euro zone's determination to impose tight discipline in its new fiscal regime, and it has failed, Juergen Stark, a former executive member of the European Central Bank's board, told CNBC on Friday.

  • Roubini: Euro Must Come Down to Dollar’s Level Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 3:47 AM ET
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    The euro needs to sink to parity with the US dollar in order to restore Europe’s peripheral economies to growth, Nouriel Roubini, the economist known as “Dr. Doom” for his bearish predictions, told CNBC Friday.

  • 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.

  • European Market Honeymoon May Be Over Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 4:39 PM ET
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    European markets flashed a very clear warning signal today, which has left some investors to question if the ECB-inspired honeymoon is over.

  • US to Power Ahead, Leaving Europe in Its Wake: OECD Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 7:40 AM ET
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    Recent economic data suggest the U.S. economy will power ahead of Europe in the first half of 2012, with consumers growing increasingly confident and boosting activity in the former while more reforms are needed in the latter to boost growth, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a report on Thursday.

  • 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.

  • 'No Time for Complacency' in Europe: Ex-ECB Official Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 1:30 PM ET
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    European policymakers have to remain prepared for the worst and cannot afford to be complacent, despite the additional liquidity provided to the banking system, former European Central Bank official Bini Smaghi told CNBC.

  • Equities 'a Great Place to Be' for Investors: Pro Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 9:07 AM ET
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    Equities remain a good investment despite a slower Chinese economy and ongoing concerns in Europe, John Haynes, Head of Research at Investec Wealth and Investment told CNBC.

  • Portugal's Woes Drive Personal Bankruptcies Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 4:16 AM ET
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    Personal bankruptcies last year outnumbered company bankruptcies, accounting for 55 percent of all insolvencies in Portugal. It's the first time that has happened and is part of a gloomy catalog of record-breaking statistics.

  • 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.

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    "I continue to see the world glass more half full than empty… on the account that the US is on the way back, as it has been for some time," Jim O'Neill, chairman at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, told CNBC on Tuesday.

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