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  • Battle Lines Set in Euro Zone for Next Week Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 4:42 PM ET

    Battle lines have now been drawn in the euro zone for next week, a week in which the Italian Prime Minister, Mario Monti, said the euro zone must save itself and for which he believes there can be no room for failure.

  • Forget Bank Downgrades?  Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 3:33 PM ET

    Todd Schoenberger, BlackBay Group, and Mary Jane Matts, Fifth Third Asset Management, discuss whether you should buy banks.

  • Italian PM Monti: One Week to Save Europe  Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 3:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs recaps Europe's so-called mini summit. Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital, discusses Mario Monti's remarks and whether there is really only one week left to save Europe.

  • Where the Euro Goes From Here Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 3:13 PM ET

    Despite the ongoing turmoil in Europe, the euro has fared well in June - but this strategist says the party is just about over.

  • The IMF is clearly getting fed up with euro-zone policy makers as the continent’s “debt crisis” rages. But European officials cannot be blamed for feeling a tad fed up themselves with the IMF for hastening the crisis in the first place.

  • The 1% Growth Initiative  Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has a recap of a European conference. Tyler Vernon, Biltmore Capital, weighs in.

  • CNBC's Mary Thompson and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss Europe's mini summit on Friday, and the impact of geopolitics on the markets.

  • Euro Mini Summit Press Conference  Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 9:50 AM ET

    The leaders of Germany, France, Italy and Spain meet to discuss solutions to fixing the euro zone crisis.

  • Ratings Downgrade Cuts Deeply at Morgan Stanley Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 9:42 AM ET
    Morgan Stanley

    As Moody’s Investors Service prepared to cut the ratings of some of the world’s biggest financial firms on Thursday, Morgan Stanley’s chief executive, James P. Gorman, was in St. Petersburg, Russia., the New York Times reports.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including the drop in gold and copper prices, but a slight increase in oil.

  • French President Francois Hollande (L) speaks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R)

    The French President is determined to show the French that he is willing to stand up to Berlin, to push the German Chancellor to contribute even more than before toward a lasting solution of the euro mess. The New York Times reports.

  • Moody’s Bank Downgrades: Market Says ‘Meh’ Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 5:31 AM ET

    The mass downgrades of major global banks by ratings agency Moody’s Thursday night don’t appear to have caused the downwards market movements one might have expected.

  • Beware, Oil Could Tumble Even Further: Pro Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 5:23 AM ET

    Oil fell to its lowest levels in a year and a half on Thursday, the outlook for oil remains weak and sanctions imposed on Iran are likely to make matters worse, Dan Yergin, co-founder and chairman of energy research consultancy Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA) told CNBC.

  • Are Western Leaders Making Fools of Themselves? Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 4:23 AM ET
    European Council President Herman Van Rompuy (L) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Durao Barroso (R) arrive to give a press conference in Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico on June 18, 2012 before the opening of the G20 leaders Summit.

    Western policymakers are "making fools" of themselves in the eyes of people in emerging markets as no initiative to end the euro zone crisis has emerged in more than two years, an economist told CNBC at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

  • European IPOs Have Worst June in Two Decades Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 3:10 AM ET
    Bull or Bear Market

    This month will likely be the first June for at least 20 years in which there were no European stock market flotations valued above $100 million, according to research from Dealogic.

  • Legal Move Threatens EU Rescue Fund Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 1:54 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    Hopes of launching the euro zone’s permanent rescue fund in the first days of July suffered a blow on Thursday when one of Germany’s opposition parties said it would ask the country’s highest court to suspend ratification while deciding whether it complied with the constitution, the Financial Times reports.

  • Last Call: Cuts Like a Knife — Moody's Downgrades Banks Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 10:28 PM ET

    Moody’s downgrades banks; Blackrock fund manager leaves; Twitter suffers an outage; AIG docks a chief for an inter-office relationship.

  • Spanish Banks Bailout Inadequate  Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 8:10 PM ET

    Sean Darby, Global Head of Equity, Jefferies says the recapitalization of Spanish banks is not over "by a long way".

  • Use Any Rally in Euro to Sell  Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Kathy Lien, Managing Director at BK Asset Management says investors should use any rally in the euro to sell the currency, because it will edge lower over the next 3 months.

  • Need for Full Spain Bailout Overblown  Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 6:35 PM ET

    Jacob Kirkegaard, Research Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) says that worries that Spain could need a complete bailout are overblown.

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