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  • Five More Reasons to Worry About Euro Zone Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 3:20 AM ET

    Investors will have to deal with an avalanche of news flow from Europe on Wednesday ahead of a crucial meeting of euro zone finance ministers and US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Friday.

  • Farrell: Flight to Quality Shows Glimmers of Growth Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 10:38 AM ET

    Predications of global economic collapse are overstated, and ignore the market, says blogger Vince Farrell.

  • In Europe, Fear, in Turkey, Cheers Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 8:12 AM ET

    Everybody's worried about the euro zone, but Turkey gets some good news — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Farrell: Greek Crisis Begs US TARP-Type Solution Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 1:07 PM ET
    The Von Trapp Family from the Sound of Music.

    The idea of a European Union sounded so good, but the question always was when push came to shove, what would prevail: country or union?

  • Steinbock: Europeans are Turning into Finns Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 11:03 AM ET
    Finland

    As the euro zone enters the most dangerous phase of its debt crisis, bailout patience is eroding in the fiscally responsible tier of the zone. While Brussels wonders whether the Finns have become Euro-skeptic, the reality is the reverse. Europeans are turning into Finns.

  • The cost of insuring Italian debt against default rose to a record high on Monday one day before a key bond sale, while Greek credit default swaps also hit historic highs on growing worries that the country may go bankrupt.

  • ECB Credibility Fears Raised by Stark Resignation Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 4:46 AM ET
    Outgoing European Central Bank’s executive board member Juergen Stark

    It has been another dramatic weekend in the euro zone. On Friday, Germany’s representative on the European Central Bank's governing council, Juergen Stark, resigned in protest at the bank's decision to buy Italian and Spanish bonds. He will be replaced by German deputy finance minister Joerg Asmussen.

  • 'Only a Matter of Time' Before Greek Default: Bove Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 3:22 AM ET

    Greece is unable to repay its debts, according to Richard Bove, banking analyst at Rochdale Securities, and given that the euro zone banking system has yet to mark sovereign debt holdings to market, many banks will be forced to raise new capital.

  • Dutch PM Calls For Europe Budget Tsar Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 1:09 AM ET

    The European Union should appoint a new budget tsar with powers to dictate taxes and spending in euro zone countries and who could ultimately adjudicate whether countries should be kicked out of the euro, the Dutch prime minister has argued in the Financial Times.

  • Stocks Soar as Italy and Greece Act on Austerity Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 8:51 AM ET

    George Soros is warning the euro zone debt crisis could be worse than the Lehman crisis but stocks across Europe are sharply higher this morning following news from Athens and Rome on how they plan to tackle their budget deficits.

  • Markets 'Trying to Catch Falling Knife': Fund Manager Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    The current market volatility and uncertainty has made finding what to buy even more difficult, Pedro De Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital, told CNBC.com Wednesday.

  • Europeans Talk of Sharp Change in Fiscal Affairs Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 11:18 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    As leaders in Europe try to contain a deepening financial crisis, they are also increasingly talking about making fundamental changes to the way their 17-nation economic union works. The NYT reports.

  • Will German Court Decision Derail the Euro? Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 8:52 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    On Wednesday, investors will wait with bated breath for news from Germany again, where the Federal Constitutional Court has the power to make or break the fate of the euro zone.

  • Leaving Euro Would Cost Each German €8,000: UBS Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 5:16 AM ET

    The cost to Germany of leaving the euro could reach €8,000 for each adult and child in the country and spell disaster for the global economy, according to economists at UBS.

  • Why Any Euro Exit Would Cause 'Complete Chaos' Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 4:21 AM ET

    The exit of any of the countries in the euro region from the single currency would cause "complete chaos" in that country and is "almost inconceivable", Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit, told CNBC Tuesday as the euro zone debt crisis continued to loom over European markets.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder told CNBC that his successor, Angela Merkel, should never have tolerated the Greece-bashing as the euro zone debt crisis unravelled.

  • Euro Land May Face Full-on Bond Meltdown: Economist Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 1:56 AM ET
    Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    Sometimes a summer vacation can set you up for the autumn, allowing you some-hard earned rest to recharge the batteries before returning to the office, light of heart and confident about the prospects for the rest of the year.

  • Europe's Effect on the U.S.     Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 9:37 PM ET

    Why what goes on in European economies has such an impact on the U.S. markets, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. And a trader triple play, with Eric Wilkinson, independent trader; Boris Schlossberg, GFT Forex; and Bill O'Neill, Logic Advisors, on gold. And can the EuroZone be saved, with Tony Nash, Economist Intelligence Unit, and CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • World Market Analysis     Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 9:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Kaori Enjoji looks at the Asian market open the day after Europe's markets collapsed. And Simon Hobbs offers a roundup of the concerns engulfing Europe. Steve Sedgwick, CNBC Europe, discusses Italy's austerity plan. Also, the Fast Money trade on the European situation, with Joe Terranova, Virtus Investment Partners.

  • Don't Bet on a 'United States of Europe' Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    The man who ran Germany when the euro began trading has an idea to save the euro zone: the creation of a "United States of Europe."