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  • Talk of '2-Tier Euro Zone' Could Upset Euro: ING Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 5:49 AM ET
    Euro bills and U.S. dollars being exchanged

    The rebound of Europe's single currency may be jeopardized by reports over the weekend that France and Germany are mulling a two-tier euro zone, ING Bank analysts said Monday.

  • Busch: Theme Shift—US Bad, Europe Good Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 10:35 AM ET

    I’ve been warning about for some time about how doing stress tests are great, but there are at least two more steps that need to be taken for reduction of uncertainty over European banks and countries.

  • What Crisis? The Euro Zone Adds Estonia Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 6:26 AM ET
    Estonia

    Guess what? The funniest thing happened in Europe on Thursday. A new country joined (yes, joined) the euro zone. And the mood here was upbeat. Estonia will begin using the euro on Jan. 1.

  • Some Nations Going Overboard With Austerity: Pimco Exec Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 5:27 PM ET

    The public outcry over national deficits has spurred international fiscal policy makers in some countries to impose austerity measures unnecessarily, Paul McCulley, managing director at Pimco, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Fixed Capital Rules for Banks Not Needed: BNY CEO Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 1:39 PM ET

    The Collins amendment, requiring fixed capital ratios for some banks, to the financial regulations reform bill isn’t needed, the Robert Kelly, the CEO and chairman of Bank of New York Mellon , told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Would a US 'Rich Tax' Work? Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 8:28 AM ET

    Some German millionaires and billionaires want to give up 10 percent of their income to help fix the budget mess in Europe. Would such a plan ever work in the United States?

  • European Markets Showing Strength Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 4:03 PM ET

    Another solid close for European bourses today, with many markets closing at or near session highs.

  • Euro Zone Like a Propped-Up Carcass: Strategist Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    The euro is barely intact, and rescuing the banks only worsened the financial crisis, Roger Nightingale, strategist at Pointon York, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Comment: Regulation and Austerity Are a Toxic Mix Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | 2:16 AM ET

    Rising regulation and economic austerity could produce a toxic mix in 2011. That was the view of many of the bankers that I spoke to last week at the International Institute of Finance spring meeting in Vienna.

  • Prejudice, Politics Block Stress Tests on EU Banks Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 4:24 AM ET

    Is it time for Europe to copy America and conduct public, detailed bank "stress tests"? That question is haunting the transatlantic policy debate — and global markets.

  • Sentiment Toward Europe May Be Lifting Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 4:57 PM ET

    Portugal raised about 1.5 billion euros yesterday and Spain 3.9 billion euros today in auctions that were surprisingly oversubscribed.

  • Ultimate Contrarian Trade: Buy Euro Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 2:18 PM ET

    Contrarian traders are contemplating going long the Euro, which has been the market’s punching bag for the last month and one of the most successful shorts for hedged funds since housing.

  • As Stocks Struggle for Footing, Gold Pushes Higher Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 9:16 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    Investors looking for clues about the markets cannot help but notice that gold is making another record high and that stocks are continuing to struggle.

  • “The current problems will be with us for 5 years or more and uncertainty is very high," Anthony Fry, senior managing director at Evercore Partners, told CNBC Monday.

  • The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    Engaging in what I perceive as their only avenue to grow, Germany’s Finance Minister Schaueble and France’s PM Sarkozy made statements intimating that the weak Euro is not an issue for the country’s in the European Monetary Union.

  • Euro May Rise to $1.60 Due to Austerity: Economist Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 5:35 AM ET
    Euro bills in hand

    Austerity measures imposed by the euro zone will likely push the euro back towards $1.50 or even $1.60 but the European currency is unlikely to achieve the status of reserve currency, economist Warren Mosler, founder and principal of broker/dealer AVM, told CNBC.com Friday.

  • Want to Get out of Debt? Copy Canada: Jim O'Neill Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 4:51 AM ET
    Canadian flag

    As the rest of the world speculates which bank/country/continent will require another bailout, Canada serves as a “shining” example on how to escape the debt spiral, Jim O’Neill, chief economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Crisis in Europe Could Affect US Growth Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 4:34 PM ET
    What's Next?

    Just how much the US economy will expand this year and next remains a question among economists—with the wild card being the impact of European turmoil on US growth.

  • Worst for European Banks is Behind: Strategist Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 10:08 AM ET
    A broker works as his control screen shows a graph of activity on the French Stock Exchange in Paris.

    The European Central Bank may have shocked the markets with its prediction that bank losses are likely to increase in the near-term, but other economists believe the worst is behind us, and that governments have the power to force banks to lend.

  • Euro to Go Under $1.20 'Almost Certainly': Gartman Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 8:44 AM ET
    Euro bills and U.S. dollars being exchanged

    The euro will drop even further against the dollar because Europe's problems will not be easy to solve, Dennis Gartman, author of "the Gartman Letter," told CNBC Tuesday.