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    As investors prepare for another trading week, stocks are in risk mode on expectations that euro zone policy makers will do whatever it takes to preserve the euro.

  • Oil derricks in North Dakota pump oil from the Bakken Formation.

    Oil prices will likely gain this week on expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve may announce additional stimulus to help boost an anemic recovery in the world's largest economy while markets are looking towards the European Central Bank to suppress unsustainably high sovereign borrowing costs in Spain and Italy, according to CNBC's weekly survey of oil market sentiment.

  • The End Game Is a Greek Default  Sunday, 29 Jul 2012 | 8:10 PM ET

    Stephen Davies, CEO, Javelin Wealth Mgmt says it is likely we'll have to see a proper Greek default and exit out of the Euro zone for the sovereign debt crisis to be "fully" resolved.

  • ECB Is Trying to Build a Liquidity Bridge  Sunday, 29 Jul 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    John Noonan, Senior FX Analyst, Thomson Reuters says that the ECB is trying to build a bridge until the Euro zone firms up a plan for a fiscal and banking union.

  • Fed to Hold Rates Steady This Week  Sunday, 29 Jul 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Frank Lavin, Fmr. Reagan WH Political Director, Fmr. U.S. Ambassador to Singapore says that there is a lot of liquidity in the economy and the Fed is unlikely to announce anything at this week's meeting.

  • Secondary Bond Purchases Make Economic Sense  Sunday, 29 Jul 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    Kingsley Jones, Founder and CIO, Jevons Global says that bond purchases in the secondary bond market makes economic sense as it does not add to inflationary pressures.

  • ECB Pushing Itself Into A Corner  Sunday, 29 Jul 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    Tony Farnham, Economist & Analyst, Patersons Securities says the ECB might indulge in some form of bond buying or long term bank lending.

  • Why the Olympics Will Lift the Pound: Strategist Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 7:46 PM ET
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    This strategist sees the games helping the British pound vault to higher levels. 

  • Happy days are here again for the euro - for now, says this strategist.

  • Markets Spike on Report ECB Is Weighing New Steps Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 2:04 PM 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.

    Financial markets spiked Friday on a report that ECB President Draghi may propose new measures to ease Europe's debt crisis.

  • BlackRock's head of fixed income says turmoil in Europe and uncertainty in the U.S. economy are 'destabilizing' bank balance sheets and complicating life for the Federal Reserve.

  • Euro Rally Fizzles, GDP Report Looms Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 8:09 AM ET

    Spain pain scuttles the euro rally and Switzerland keeps growing - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Global Markets Update: Shares Spike on ECB Hopes  Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 6:06 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a surge in shares of Barclays, as the bank reports H1 profits beat forecasts.

  • Are Fiat Currencies Headed for a Collapse? Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 5:27 AM ET

    As the investment world eagerly awaits more stimulus, a debate on a previously unthinkable topic has started to emerge – can fiat currencies survive round after round of debasement?

  • The Allure of Growth for the Euro Zone Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 4:48 AM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    A currency union requires strong political leadership, and complete integration of monetary institutions within a single state, to be able to survive. Yet there still seems to be a collective reluctance to acknowledge the scale of the requirements for full monetary and fiscal union in the euro zone, writes Jason Manolopoulos.

  • Mario Draghi

    While European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi’s pledge to do what it takes to protect the euro zone from collapse sparked a rally in global markets, one expert calls it “political posturing” which may not be matched by bold action.

  • Could Draghi Mark a Turning Point for Markets? Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 2:42 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    Bold comments from the European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi that the ECB will do “whatever it takes” to protect the euro zone from collapse is raising hopes that risk appetite could return to markets beaten down by the debt crisis, analysts told CNBC on Friday.

  • Why Does London Even Want The $14 Billion Olympics? Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 2:39 AM ET
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    Unlike recent past hosts of the Olympic Games, London has nothing to prove to anyone. Yet it has paid handsomely to hold the Games – for reasons that go beyond mere prestige, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • German Skepticism Undermines Greek Reform Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 2:03 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Even as hundreds of thousands of German tourists head south for their holidays on the front line beaches of the euro zone crisis, the politicians and commentators left behind are indulging in an orgy of speculation about whether Greece can long last as a full participant in the common currency, the Financial Times reports.

  • 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.

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