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  • European Shares to Rally on News of Irish Bailout Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 2:04 AM ET

    European shares looked set to open sharply higher Monday as a deal to bail out Ireland from its debt problems was reached at the weekend.

  • 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 are indicated to open flat Friday, ahead of a conference at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt where Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet will both speak.

  • European Shares Seen Tracking Asian Stocks Higher Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 2:20 AM ET

    European shares looked set to open higher Thursday, tracking gains in Asia and on optimism that the situation in Ireland will be resolved.

  • European Shares to Open Mixed; Irish Fears Persist Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 2:32 AM ET

    European shares were set to open mixed Wednesday as worries over the debt situation in the euro zone persist and fears of monetary tightening in China because of the danger of inflation increased.

  • European Shares to Open Lower; Ireland Still in Focus Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 2:13 AM ET
    Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    European shares were set to open lower on Tuesday as fears Dublin could seek money for its stricken banks from an EU emergency fund linger among investors.

  • Bonds Are in 'Structural Bull Market': Strategist Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 3:47 AM ET

    The policy of easy money has created the current bull market for bonds, but investors should tread carefully ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee's meeting next month, Christian Gattiker, global investment strategist and head of research at Julius Baer, told CNBC Friday.

  • Don't Worry About Stocks' Technical Highs: Strategist Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 3:57 AM ET

    Expectations of a second round of asset-buying, or quantitative easing, implemented by the Federal Reserve are nothing but good news for the stock market, Simon Maughan, co-head of European equities at MF Global, told CNBC.

  • 'Football Field' Scares Stock Bears: Strategist Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 6:11 AM ET

    Investors expect Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to print more money as the growth rate remains too low, and this is the reason behind the very strong rally in September, Philippe Gijsels, a strategist with BNP Paribas Fortis, told CNBC.com Friday.

  • 'Flash Crash' Less Likely to Happen in Europe? Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 2:58 AM ET

    Tighter regulation and fewer alternative trading venues make it less likely that a "flash crash" would be repeated in Europe, stock exchange officials and traders told CNBC.com. But other market experts expressed concerns that Europe is just as exposed to such events.

  • 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.

  • 'Carthaginian Peace' Could Be Bad for Gold: Strategist Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 8:10 AM ET
    Burning Money

    Carthaginian peace refers to the imposition of a very brutal “peace,” or the armistice imposed on Carthage by Rome that saw the Romans systematically burn Carthage to the ground.

  • Amid Wild Headlines, Fundamentals Drive Stocks Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 5:38 AM ET

    Despite a fully-fledged debt crisis in Europe, the stock market continues to defy the bears to trade higher on the year.

  • Global Markets Rebound Sharply Monday, 10 May 2010 | 3:43 PM ET

    Recall that many global markets and several sectors hit highs in April - before accumulating losses through Friday's trading.

  • Busch: The Bazooka Shot Heard Around the World Monday, 10 May 2010 | 1:27 PM ET

    Twenty-seven European nations and the IMF agreed to a mammoth E750 billion plan to stabilize the financial markets.

  • Debt-Deflation-Contagion Panic: It’s a Bloody Mess Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 4:58 PM ET

    Panic has gripped stock markets worldwide over the Greek debt crisis and the threat of a debt-deflation contagion through banks in Europe (primarily) and the U.S. that own the bonds of Greece, Portugal, Spain, and so forth. If these bond asset prices collapse totally, lending facilities would be badly crimped for both the short and long term.

  • The ink was barely dry on the $150 billion EU/IMF bailout of Greece when world stock markets tanked on two major fears.

  • Greek Crisis Hydra Engulfs the Euro Zone Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 3:59 AM ET

    The market is already beginning to ask if the German public and the EU have the stomach for a rescue package for Portugal, Spain, Ireland and even for Italy.

  • Debtor Nations

    The Greek debt crisis is beginning to take a back seat, while the earnings season has got off to a solid start, therefore stocks are once again a good place for investors, Bruno Verstraete, CEO of Nautilus Invest in Zurich, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Greek communist protesters draped banners on the Acropolis. May 4, 2010.

    Despite yields on Greek debt falling after the bailout deal, analysts and investors warn that there are still pitfalls that could threaten the single European currency.

  • Commentary: Europe's Debt Crisis Is About to End Saturday, 1 May 2010 | 8:23 AM ET

    European officials are finally getting spurred into action by the danger of contagion and sources in the City say Greek debt is a screaming buy.