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  • Investors Drawn to Rallying European Banks Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | 3:51 PM ET

    Does the price action on major banks in Europe tell investors that the continent is now not a threat to risk appetite and that Wall Street can mount a sustained rally without a repeat of May’s negative blow-up?

  • Farrell: Getting Stressed Over Europe's Stress Test Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 10:44 AM ET

    No way only 7 of 91 European banks could pass a real stress test. No way could only €3.5 billion in new capital be needed. When the US tested 19 banks a little while ago, 10 were found to be deficient, and $75 billion in new capital had to be raised. It's ok if everyone at MIT passes every test.

  • Yoshikami: Stress Tests? No Not Really Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 9:52 AM ET
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    After a highly anticipated week of leaks and rumors over how many, and which banks, will pass or fail the "stress test", the results are in. Only seven of 91 European banks flunked. Such a surprise... well, not really.

  • Roubini: EU Stress Tests Criteria Not Realistic Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 8:03 AM ET
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    The pan-European stress tests on the banking sector were not tough enough to reflect future worsening conditions for the continent's economy, Nouriel Roubini told CNBC.com.

  • Jim Rogers: Stress Test Is a PR Exercise Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 6:01 AM ET
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    "There are more problems coming in the currency markets, pension funds, US states and cities, etc. None of this was considered although the latter is only indirect for the European banks," the famous investor told CNBC.com.

  • EU Stress Tests Are a Missed Opportunity: Strategist Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 3:21 AM ET

    One analyst says governments and regulators have missed a major opportunity that will come back to haunt them, even though European stocks advanced Monday on relief over results.

  • With the European bank stress tests out of the way, investors may shift their focus to what's got the stock market perking up in the last couple of days.

  • Investors Can Toughen Bank Stress Tests: CEBS Head Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 4:19 PM ET

    The results of pan-European stress tests released by the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) are detailed enough for investors to work out for themselves losses that banks might incur in case of sovereign defaults if they wish, CEBS chairman Giovanni Carosio told CNBC in an interview Friday.

  • Seven Banks Fail Stress Tests Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 1:38 PM ET

    Seven of 91 European banks failed stress tests aimed at measuring their strength in case the continent's government debt crisis takes a turn for the worse, regulators said Friday. European Union officials hope the results will reassure markets worried about hidden bank losses from the crisis.

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    Most of the largest European banks, are well capitalized but these results "can't begin to tell the full story," Cohen said.

  • Markets Worry Stress Tests Too Easy on Sovereign Debt Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 12:17 PM ET

    All but a handful of European banks passed their stress tests but investors remained worried about the methodology, which many viewed as too easy on sovereign debt.

  • Big Questions Need Answering After Stress Tests Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 11:28 AM ET

    A number of analysts still believe the big stress-test questions need to be answered despite the European Union attempting to draw a line in the sand. 

  • Busch: Stress Tests Watered Down Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 11:06 AM ET

    The over-under for the European bank stress tests are 12 out of 91 fail the tests and need capital injections. Unlike the US stress tests, the European tests didn’t tell us the metrics or guidelines before the tests were run. This has generated uncertainty over exactly how these banks are going to perform.

  • Who Is Likely to Fail Europe's Bank Stress Tests? Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 10:23 AM ET

    The EU is faced with a dilemma: if the stress tests are too lenient they would lose their credibility and if they are too harsh they would potentially scare investors.

  • Euro Prophet of Doom: Beware Italy's Grey Economy Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 7:38 AM ET
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    "They have a huge informal economy. Informal economies don't pay taxes but people eventually show up as they get older looking for pension and looking for health care," Edward Hugh, nicknamed "Europe's prophet of doom," told CNBC.

  • Who Is Likely to Fail Europe's Bank Stress Tests? Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 6:28 PM ET

    The EU is faced with a dilemma: if the stress tests are too lenient they would lose their credibility and if they are too harsh they would potentially scare investors.

  • Could Stress Tests Be Europe's Last Chance? Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 4:30 PM ET

    Friday at noon, New York time, 91 banks in Europe will reveal how strong they would be if the region went back into recession over the next two years and the sovereign debt they hold plunged in value.

  • European Stress Tests Lacking in Details Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 2:39 AM ET

    Whereas critics of the US bank stress tests complained that there were too many details, the concern about European tests is that there are too few.

  • The market is set for a strong earnings season with corporate guidance giving a clear indication that surprises will be on the upside, according to Saxo Bank.

  • Sunny Outlook for Stocks this Summer: CIO Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | 3:58 AM ET

    This will still be a sunny summer for stocks, according to the chief investment officer of Swiss private bank Sarasin, Burkhard Varnholt.