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Greg Bundy, senior advisor at AIMS Finance, says the weaker euro and the U.S. debt crisis will start to weigh on commodities.
Andrew Su, CEO of Compass Global Markets, thinks that the only solution for the euro zone crisis is for Europe to pay its debts, and the radical plans thought up by European leaders will not be sufficient.
Andrew Economos, managing director and head of sovereign & institutional strategy Asia at JP Morgan Asset Management, discusses why he thinks Asia will grow exponentially as the U.S. recovers.
Julian Callow, Barclays Capital chief European economist, discusses the state of UK and European banks as Italian bond yields rise to worrisome levels. "Banks will be pressured to raise capital," he says.
Mark Malloch-Brown, chairman of EMEA at FTI Consulting, "the absence of any credible short-term plan to stabilize the Euro is Merkel's big achilles heel."
Leo Yip, Singapore Economic Development Board chairman, discusses what's happening on the ground in Singapore just as the country's Ministry of Trade & Industry announces it's expecting a slowdown in growth this year, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.
As more concern over the eurozone weighs on investor sentiment, some market pros expect a recession in Europe in 2012, with David Sowerby, Loomis Sayles & Co., and Vadim Zlotnikov, AllianceBernstein.
Bearishness is starting to take a more aggressive tone, with Jordan Kotick, Barclays Capital.
The euro zone has weapons to tackle the current debt situation, but will need to activate the EFSF with more conviction and larger scale for it to be effective, Sir John Gieve, former deputy governor of the Bank of England, told CNBC.
A check on European markets as the trading session ends, and a look at U.S. markets, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs, RIck Santelli, and Zach Karabell, River Twice Research.
A closer look at the European crisis, with Oliver Sarkozy, The Carlyle Group and Byron Wien, Blackstone Advisory Partners who weigh in on whether the liquidity in the European banking system will materialize or not .
Fears out of Europe and data from China are weighing on the markets, says Joe Kinahan, TD Ameritrade chief derivative strategist, who is looking ahead of today's durable goods data and expects volatility to stay higher.
Perspectives on the volatility in Europe, with Gemma Godfrey, Credo Capital, who says the political rhetoric in Europe is causing the markets to be "fed up."
Don Luskin, Chief Investment Officer at TrendMacro says stocks are ridiculously cheap and if Europe can solve its debt crisis, equities will do well.
Our guests on CNBC are hoping the bad news from Europe and Washington will stop in time to let the market make a serious run at a Santa Claus rally.
CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details on whether the new IMF facility would need significantly more funds to solve the European crisis.
Discussing the best approach to investing in volatile emerging markets, with Tim Seymour, Emergingmoney.com.
Mike Crofton, President & CEO of The Philadelphia Trust Company and Axel Merk, President of Merk Investments, say that the failure of the debt super committee to reach a deal did not have a major impact on the markets.
Should investors risk placing bets on Italian, Greek or French bonds, with John Brynjolfsson, Armored Wolf managing director/portfolio manager & CIO.
A market check, with Alan Valdes, DME Securities vice president of trading and CNBC's Bob Pisani.
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George Buckley, chief U.K. economist at Deutsche Bank, discusses how either outcomes in the Scottish independence referendum will impact markets and whether "sterling-ization" is possible.
Stephane Richard, CEO of Orange, discusses the group¿s offer for Spain's Jazztel and says that the merger between the two would "create a champion in the industry".
European shares closed lower on Tuesday with investors looking ahead to a key Federal Reserve policy meeting this week as well as a referendum on Scottish independence.