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  • Spanish Bank’s Ex-Leader Defends His Record There Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 1:27 AM ET
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    The former chairman of Bankia, the institution at the center of Spain’s banking woes, countered harsh questioning by a parliamentary panel on Thursday with an emotional defense of his legacy at the bank, saying he left it in better financial shape than critics are now contending, the NYT reports.

  • Draghi's Promises May Not be Kept     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Ed Ponsi, Managing Director, Barchetta Capital Management, says Mario Draghi's comments have boosted markets but it remains to be seen if "promises will be kept."

  • ESM Could Get a Banking License in Early 2013     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Larry McDonald, Senior Director, Credit Sales and Trading, Newedge Group says that Draghi needs a bridge to get a banking license for the ESM.

  • Jim Cramer

    The "Mad Money" host sifts through all the negative and urges investors to find the silver lining in this stock market.

  • Cramer Weighs in on Draghi's Europe Comments     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer discusses whether the market momentum from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's comments on the euro will last.

  • Abe Reichental, 3D Systems president & CEO, discusses demand in Europe, the U.S. economy, and his company's growth strategies. "Our business in Europe grew 33 percent year-over-year for the second quarter, and demand remains strong in Europe," he says.

  • How to Play a Euro Pledge Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 2:18 PM ET
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    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi boosted the euro with his pledge to do what's needed for the euro zone. Here's how to trade the tough talk.

  • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified before the Senate banking committee this morning, saying he moved quickly to alert U.S. and British about Libor. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • Santelli: What's the Big Deal with Draghi?     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli wonders if the ECB's Mario Draghi will make good on his promise to save the euro.

  • The 10 Richest People in the Euro Zone Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 11:25 AM ET
    As the European debt crisis deepens, many ordinary citizens have felt the impact of deep cuts to government benefits combined with cuts in public, and even the private sector wages. But crisis-hit Europe is also home to many ultra-wealthy individuals whose personal fortunes are on the rise.While Spain may soon require a full bailout, one of its citizens recently became the wealthiest person in the euro zone with a personal fortune of 40.2 billion dollars, according to Wealth-X a provider of inte

    It is unsurprising that calls to tax the euro zone's wealthiest members are gaining traction. Click ahead to find out who are the ten richest people in the euro zone and how they made their money.

  • Spain Crisis: Valencia's Inadvertent Rise to Fame Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    The Spanish region of Valencia inadvertently rose to fame last Friday when it was the first region to officially ask for aid from the newly created 18 billion euro Regional Liquidity Fund to help meet its debt repayments in the second half of the year.

  • Is the Euro Stronger Than People Think?     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 10:37 AM ET

    "It is impossible for one country to leave the euro zone," says Paul Donovan, UBS Investment Bank economist, weighing in on why he believe the EU will eventually bailout Greece and the euro zone will stay intact.

  • Draghi Reiterates Euro Support     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 10:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in on Mario Draghi's comments that the ECB is ready to do what it takes to preserve the euro zone.

  • No Greek Exit This Year: Strategist Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 9:54 AM ET

    There’s little chance that Greece will leave the euro zone by the end of the year and a solution to the country's problems should focus on the top-slicing of its debt, Steven Major, Global Head of Fixed Income Strategy at HSBC told CNBC.

  • US Perspective on Draghi Comments: Wolin     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 8:57 AM ET

    "The words are important but they need to be accompanied by follow on actions," says Neal Wolin, U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary, discussing comments made by the ECB's Mario Draghi to preserve the euro.

  • Euro Gets a Boost, Citigroup Is Glum on Greece Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 8:08 AM ET

    The European Central Bank chief lifts the euro and the Philippines go easy — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Draghi's Pledge to Save Euro Sends Markets, Euro Higher Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 7:42 AM ET
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi testifies before the European Parliament's economic affairs committee in his role as the head of the European Systemic Risk Board on May 31, 2012 in Brussels.

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi pledged on Thursday to do whatever was necessary to protect the euro zone from collapse, sending markets and the euro higher Thursday afternoon.

  • Draghi Sends Strong Signal ECB Will Act     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 7:30 AM ET

    Lee Sachs, Alliance Partners CEO, weighs in on comments made today by the ECB's Mario Draghi's pledge to do whatever is needed to save the euro zone.

  • Treasury's Wolin on Draghi Comment     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 7:16 AM ET

    "Beyond the words, there needs to be action," says Neal Wolin, U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary, weighing in on comments made by the ECB's Draghi to do whatever is needed to save the euro zone.

  • Treasury's View of Big Banks Break Up     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 7:06 AM ET

    Neal Wolin, U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary, discusses the problems and restrictions facing big banks, and weighs in on whether the set of rules set in place now make big banks safer but more difficult to operate.

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