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  • Farrell: Situation Critical, But Not Serious Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 11:17 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    I have been thinking that we needed a 10% correction for some time (I use the S&P 500 average.) There are few rebounds off a major bottom that don't correct by at least 10% within 14 months of the bottom. I believe we are in that correction now.

  • King Dollar’s Silver Economic Lining Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 11:05 AM ET
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    Amidst all of the fear, panic, and growing stock market doom and gloom, I’d like to offer an important silver lining.

  • Farrell: Merkel's Mistake Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 9:53 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Having lost a regional vote in Westphalia, the politic overcame all and she scrambled to pander to the electorate who are good and mad that she is involving Germany in the European bailout.

  • German Finance Minister: Markets Out of Control Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 8:26 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.

    The man at the eye of the financial storm that has engulfed the euro has learnt to be patient after 20 years confined to a wheelchair. But Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany’s finance minister, is also a man in a hurry, the Financial Times reported.

  • Speculative Attack on Euro 'a Lie': Strategist Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 7:46 AM ET
    Euro bills

    Speculators are not responsible for the current pressure on the euro, the currency is struggling because of political failures and diminished enthusiasm for the monetary union in Germany, Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Farr: Forget Earnings. Watch Currency! Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 12:01 PM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    By and large, big blue-chip companies are executing well and have very strong balance sheets. In fact, the debt of several large-cap US multi-nationals is yielding less than like-duration US Treasury bonds. This is the first time in history this has happened.

  • Farrell: Germany's Southern Discomfort Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
    Greece

    Germany and France can't borrow or tax enough to cover all the debts of their southern neighbors.

  • Europe 'Has the Capacity' to Manage Debt Crisis: Geithner Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 10:22 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    Europe can survive the current economic crisis if its leaders make good on commitments to turn their economies around, Treasury Secretary Geithner told CNBC Wednesday.

  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published its detailed economic analysis of the Greek restructuring program. It makes for truly grim reading.

  • A Warning to Dividend Investors Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 7:27 PM ET

    Next year should bring a big change in how you approach these stocks.

  • Morici: Lessons from Greece for the United States Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 4:52 PM ET
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    As the Flash Crash in U.S. equity markets May 6 illustrated, problems in Greece can have grave consequences for not merely other Mediterranean economies and Europe, but U.S. and the broader global economy.

  • March 2009 Lows Will Be Tested: Strategist Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 5:22 AM ET

    The stock markets' March 2009 lows could be tested and even broken as sovereign debt continues to grow in Europe and stimulus measures wane, Philippe Gijsels, head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis global markets, told CNBC.com Tuesday.

  • ECB Reveals $20.39 Billion Bond Purchases Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 2:26 AM ET
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    The European Central Bank has bought €16.5bn of euro zone government bonds as part of international rescue plan, amid widespread investor concern that the intervention is not yet big enough to stabilize debt markets.

  • Can PIIGS Dance the Austerity Two-Step? Monday, 17 May 2010 | 4:59 PM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Call it the eurozone two-step.  That’s what the euro nations in distress will be asked to dance  on Tuesday as their ministers present their recovery plans to the body of 16 eurozone finance ministers engaged in an emergency meeting in Brussels.

  • Where Would Pre-Euro Currencies Trade at Now? Monday, 17 May 2010 | 4:15 PM ET
    The European Union’s single currency continued to slump, despite a $1 trillion rescue loan package, as traders and investors remained skeptical about the fiscal strength of euro zone members like Greece and Portugal. The euro hit a 4-year low against the dollar on May 17, and there has been speculation about whether the current currency union format will survive. Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that French President Nicolas Sarkozy threatened to pull France out of the euro if an aid package f

    Using those rates and the latest euro close of $1.236 on May 14, we can see how those currencies would trade against the greenback.

  • Busch: UK Puts On a Toga Monday, 17 May 2010 | 11:34 AM ET

    A new government is formed in Europe and problems ensue. They check the books from the outgoing administration and discover things are worse than they knew. If this sounds familiar, it should as this is what happened in Greece. It is now occurring in the United Kingdom.

  • Farrell: Wall Street & Cannes Monday, 17 May 2010 | 9:50 AM ET

    If I had a "bucket list" to put together I would have the beaches at Normandy as number one. Greece and Turkey would be on the list as well. Never would I have thought of walking down the Red Carpet at the Cannes Film Festival (Or is it walking up the Red Carpet?).

  • Yoshikami: The Euro's Bitter Pill Monday, 17 May 2010 | 9:27 AM ET
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    As the euro plunges to a four-year low against the dollar and respected economists like Paul Volker wonder out loud if the currency will survive, reflection is necessary to determine why this once prestigious currency appears to be crashing on the rocks of uncertainty.

  • How Close Did Europe Come to Lehman-Style Crisis? Monday, 17 May 2010 | 4:15 AM ET
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    1st paragraph of story should go here

  • Fears Intensify that Euro Crisis Could Snowball Monday, 17 May 2010 | 3:52 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    After a brief respite following the announcement last week of a nearly $1 trillion bailout plan for Europe, fear in the financial markets is building again, this time over worries that the Continent’s biggest banks face strains that will hobble European economies, the New York Times reported.