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  • US Fiscal Policy Could Cause 'Buyers' Strike': Pro Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 4:37 AM ET

    A lack of action on the US fiscal position could lead to a "buyers strike," according to Bob Parker, a special advisor to Credit Suisse.

  • EU Stocks to Open Mixed, on Debt, Rates Expectations Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 2:19 AM ET

    European shares were seen mixed on Thursday, as investors take a breather after a brisk two-day rally, bracing for further debt auctions in the euro zone as well as interest rate decisions.

  • New York Stock Exchange, lower Manhattan, New York City.

    U.S. economic reports should dominate early trading Thursday, unless the European debt crisis bubbles up again.

  • Commentary: The Sobering Truth About Portugal Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 2:02 PM ET
    lisbon portugal

    So, Portugal sold 1.2 billion euros of debt ($1.61 billion). Big deal. What does that prove? Surely in the context of sovereign debt, the amount is tiny. Moreover, Lisbon won't tell us who bought the paper.

  • Farrell: The PIIGS are Back and Japan Said What? Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 9:13 AM ET

    The early morning hoopla Tuesday was that Japan had pledged to support the Eurozone in its continuing fight against the ill winds of threatened illiquidity by buying bonds. Probably bonds issued by the Financial Stability thing that has been set up by the European central bank.

  • Financial Crisis Has 'Drained' the World: WEF Report Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 4:35 AM ET

    Over three years of financial crisis have "drained the word’s capacity" to deal with further shocks according to the World Economic Forum’s closely-watched Global Risks Report.

  • Spain's Position Is Strong: Santander Vice Chairman Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 2:55 AM ET
    Spain

    Spain is different than other euro zone periphery countries as its fiscal position is strong, Matias Rodriguez Inciarte, vice chairman of bank Santander, told CNBC Wednesday in an interview.

  • Europe Shares to Dip Ahead of Portugal Auction Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 2:05 AM ET

    European shares were set to open flat to lower on Wednesday as caution over the euro zone debt crisis prevailed ahead of a closely-watched Portuguese bond auction.

  • Hedge Funds Cash In on Euro Zone Debt Crisis Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 4:19 PM ET
    Euro bills

    The economic turmoil that roiled Europe last year resulted in big profits for some major U.S. hedge funds as traders bet correctly on dips in the euro, falling bond yields at home, and other global events.

  • Busch: Is the US Next In Line to Bail Out Europe? Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 12:05 PM ET

    Today, Japanese Finance Minister Noda said that Japan would use its existing euro foreign exchange reserves to buy a large portion of the bonds issued by the European Financial Stability Fund.

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    Despite denials by the Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates that the country will not be seeking financial aid from the IMF or the European Union, technical discussions are being held ‘quietly’ among European leaders about a possible bailout plan, the Portuguese newspaper Publico reported on its Web site.

  • Greece

    Greek Finance Minister George Papanconstantinou sought to reassure investors over the country’s debt burden on Tuesday, saying spreads between Greek and German bonds were high because of broader market turbulence rather than real threat of default.

  • Europe Shares to Rise on Earnings Optimism Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 2:14 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set to rise on Tuesday, after Wall Street finished off lows, and Alcoa kicked off earnings season by beating forecasts.

  • Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    European sovereign debt is the US stock market's bad penny—it keeps turning up where it's not wanted and at the most inopportune times.

  • Dennis Gartman, founder of "The Gartman Letter," said he still expects the euro to split into two currencies.

  • Busch: Fantastic FX 4 Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 1:34 PM ET

    The ECB meets this week. The markets continue to abuse the Euro against most major currencies as concerns over European banks remain strong.

  • Investors have very short memories and the major economies of the world are not as strong as the markets would have us believe, Pedro Noronha, fund manager at Noster Capital, said Monday.

  • Greece Borrowing Rates Hit New Record Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 6:02 AM ET

    Greek bond yields hit another record high Monday amid a broader flare-up in Europe's debt crisis and despite better than expected deficit reduction figures.

  • Euro Crisis Would Hit China, Then America: Author Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 3:44 AM ET
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    Problems in Europe could end up dragging growth in China, hit commodity prices and derail the nascent American recovery, according to Satyajit Das, the author of "Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives".

  • European Shares Seen Flat Ahead of Debt Auctions Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 2:31 AM ET

    European stocks were seen mostly unchanged on Monday, following last week's strong gains, as investors brace for this week's flurry of debt auctions in the euro zone.