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The possibility of credit ratings cuts for Germany and other top-rated European nations is putting a damper on the recent rally in the U.S., with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and David Malpass, Encima Global.
Insight on the S&P's warning to the EU of a potential downgrade of five countries; GE's upgrade; and Darden's guidance, with the Squawk on the Street team.
Realty prices in Europe are expected to fall even more in 2012 as the continent continues to battle through its debt crisis, with Thomas Flexner, Citigroup Global Head Of Real Estate. Flexner also adds insight on U.S. and Chinese realty markets. "There's a lot of risk embedded in China," says Flexner.
Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures, sheds insight on global markets:"It's impressive that the market is holding in given the Asian markets were lower yesterday," he says.
Analysis of the global markets, particularly Europe as it manages its debt crisis, with CNBC's Ross Westgate.
A roundup of the global markets. U.S. stock futures are mixed as investors await news out of Europe. European markets react negatively to S&P's threatened downgrade of 15 European countries, oil is off slightly and all of Asia is keeping a close eye on this week's European summit.
Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economic Research at HSBC, thinks Standard & Poor's negative credit watch of 15 euro zone countries was timed to put pressure on EU leaders, but is doubtful over its effectiveness.
Lorraine Tan, Director of Equity Research, Asia at S&P Capital IQ, sees Asian banks doing well in 2012 because of their immunity to events in Europe and lower interest rates in the region.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs has the latest details on Europe's debt crisis, and the impact of the S&P placing 15 EU countries on negative credit watch, with Randy Kroszner, former Federal Reserve governor.
Eric Lascelles, Chief Economist at RBC Global Asset Management says the S&P downgrade presents a risk for all the progress achieved so far. He adds that S&P cannot be blamed for the downgrade because countries are already in the weight of a possible recession.
Michael Gibbs, Director of Equity Strategy Group at Morgan Keegan talks about S&P cutting its ratings outlook on 15 euro zone nations to negative. He also says the markets will force a euro bond.
Is Italy's latest austerity plan a step in the right direction or will progress and investor optimism be short-lived? Marco Tronchetti Provera, Pirelli Tyre S.p.A chairman & CEO, provides perspective.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan has the latest details on the S&P putting 15 European Union nations on negative creditwatch.
The positive news from Europe has some of our guests on CNBC looking forward to a Santa Claus rally, while others still remain a bit cautious.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the latest developments from Europe, as lawmakers there continue to find solutions to the region's debt crisis.
Discussing how investors are reacting to the latest news of a potential downgrade of Europe, with Paul Richards, UBS head of FX distribution Americas.
Will a break up of the the euro zone lead to a global financial crisis? Vassili Serebriakov, Wells Fargo currency strategist, provides perspective.
Louise Cooper, BGC Partners, weighs in on the potential ratings downgrade by the S&P on some euro zone members, including Germany.
The financial sector is among the big winners today, after being hard hit on euro zone worries, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
Stuart Schweitzer, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, discusses whether comments from Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy are enough to calm global markets.
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Power will definitely be devolved to the Scottish people, says Alistair Carmichael, Scottish Secretary of State, as all three U.K. political parties have agreed to it.
Todd Horwitz, author and founder of Averagejoeoptions.com, says the U.S. equity market is "very close to a top" and could start to see some selling pressure.
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