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  • Farrell: The PIIGS are Back and Japan Said What? Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 9:13 AM ET

    The early morning hoopla Tuesday was that Japan had pledged to support the Eurozone in its continuing fight against the ill winds of threatened illiquidity by buying bonds. Probably bonds issued by the Financial Stability thing that has been set up by the European central bank.

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    Despite denials by the Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates that the country will not be seeking financial aid from the IMF or the European Union, technical discussions are being held ‘quietly’ among European leaders about a possible bailout plan, the Portuguese newspaper Publico reported on its Web site.

  • Banking regulators have quietly taken a major step toward harmonized global regulation by agreeing to raise worldwide capital requirements whenever an individual country declares a credit bubble.

  • ECB Intervenes as Debt Crisis Deepens Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 4:42 AM ET

    The European Central Bank intervened to prop up the euro zone bond markets on Monday as political leaders and bankers warned the debt crisis was deepening amid fears Portugal was edging closer to an international bail-out. The FT reports.

  • Europe Shares to Rise on Earnings Optimism Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 2:14 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 shares were set to rise on Tuesday, after Wall Street finished off lows, and Alcoa kicked off earnings season by beating forecasts.

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    European sovereign debt is the US stock market's bad penny—it keeps turning up where it's not wanted and at the most inopportune times.

  • Dennis Gartman, founder of "The Gartman Letter," said he still expects the euro to split into two currencies.

  • Greece Borrowing Rates Hit New Record Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 6:02 AM ET

    Greek bond yields hit another record high Monday amid a broader flare-up in Europe's debt crisis and despite better than expected deficit reduction figures.

  • European Shares Seen Flat Ahead of Debt Auctions Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 2:31 AM ET

    European stocks were seen mostly unchanged on Monday, following last week's strong gains, as investors brace for this week's flurry of debt auctions in the euro zone.

  • European Sovereign Debt: Crisis That Isn't Going Away Saturday, 8 Jan 2011 | 12:03 PM ET
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    Less than a month after bailing out Ireland, and after a holiday lull in the markets that may have looked mistakenly like calming, the European Union is again struggling to persuade investors that it has the cash and the will to address the root cause of its travails. The New York Times reports.

  • Campbell: What to Watch in 2011 Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    From Portugal and Spain to the state of housing in the US, here are some notable themes to watch for in 2011.

  • European Shares to Track Losses in Commodities Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 2:02 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 stocks were seen retreating on Wednesday, losing ground for the first time this year, as heavyweight resource-related shares feel the pinch of a sell-off in commodity prices.

  • Estonia

    On Saturday, Estonia completes its trip from Soviet republic to full-fledged member of the euro zone, reports the New York Times.

  • Crescenzi: Top-10, Top-Down Themes for 2011 Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    It is what will lead the U.S. economy to a self-reinforcing virtuous cycle of increases in production, income, and spending, and it is what will enable risk assets to continue to outperform less risky assets. This condition will prevail for a while. The path to successful investing is to ride these trends and get off before they are discredited, says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.

  • Chilly Tests Loom for Euro Zone Bonds Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 4:06 AM ET
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    January in the northern hemisphere is usually the coldest month of the year and it might prove to be a bitter one for euro zone governments trying to raise money in the capital markets, reports the Financial Times.

  • Europe Seems to Stick to Same Economic Strategy Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 3:25 AM ET
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    With much of Europe mired in a debt crisis and hamstrung by austerity budgets, one would think that European Union leaders are busy examining their economic models, looking for ways to promote growth amid tougher global competition. The New York Times reports.

  • Euro Zone Banks Reluctant to Return ECB Funds Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 3:53 AM ET
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    Eurozone end-of-year financial market tensions have been highlighted by the European Central Bank’s failure to reabsorb funds it has spent on buying government bonds to combat the region’s debt crisis, reports the Financial Times.

  • Europe's Economic Pain Re-opens Debate on Currency Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 6:23 PM ET

    Critics once proclaimed that the euro was doomed to struggle. Different countries would pursue such different economic policies, they argued, that it would ultimately place an unbearable strain on the currency and some of its members. Today, many of those predictions are coming true, the New York Times reports.

  • ECB Increases Intervention in Bond Markets Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 4:26 AM ET
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    The European Central Bank increased its intervention in government bond markets last week, indicating that the euro’s monetary guardian remained wary of an escalation of the eurozone debt crisis, reports the Financial Times.

  • Europe Stocks Seen Flat After Hitting 27-Month High Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 | 2:08 AM ET

    European shares were expected to open little changed Wednesday, with investors avoiding strong bets at the tail end of the year.