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  • Sunspots Predict 'Major Crisis' After 2013: Chartist Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 4:27 AM ET

    Sunspots are moving in direct correlation with activity in the markets and they are predicting a crisis in about three years, technical analyst Charles Nenner told CNBC Monday.

  • European Stocks to Open Higher After Irish Bailout Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 2:06 AM ET

    European shares were indicated higher Monday, expected to reverse some of last week's losses after the European Union agreed an 85 billion euros ($113 billion) bailout for Ireland at the weekend.

  • European Debt Worries Force Investors to Play It Safe Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 12:50 PM ET
    NY Stock Exchange Traders

    While the market pullback isn't even in the realm of a correction, worries that Europe's debt crisis could  hurt the global economy are weighing on what otherwise could be a robust rally.

  • Think BIIGS: There's One Euro Country Under the Radar Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 10:57 AM ET
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    Belgium faces an important test Monday, when it aims to sell between 1.5 billion euros ($1.9 billion) and 2.5 billion euros worth of bonds in an auction that will indicate the level of investor confidence in the nation plagued by political turmoil and high levels of debt.

  • Euro Fears Abound but They're Not as Bad as in May Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 10:00 AM ET

    Fears of contagion from the euro zone crisis were running high Friday but correlations between markets suggested investors were not as afraid of a systemic crisis as they were back in May and June.

  • Kill Economic Theories: 'Zombie Economics' Author Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 9:39 AM ET

    The world is on the brink of another financial crisis if the economic theories shaping today’s financial and public policy are not killed off, John Quiggin, author of "Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us," told CNBC Friday.

  • European Stocks to Open Lower; Debt Fears Resurface Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 2:10 AM ET

    European shares are expected to retreat on Friday after gains in the previous two sessions, with persistent concerns about euro zone debt problems and Chinese inflation seen putting pressure on the market.

  • Spain Bailout Would Spell Trouble for the Euro Thursday, 25 Nov 2010 | 8:53 AM ET
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    Any bailout of Spain could severely stress the ability of Europe’s stronger countries to help the financially weaker ones, and spell deep trouble for the euro. The New York Times reports.

  • Europe Stocks to Rise; Euro Struggles as Fear Persists Thursday, 25 Nov 2010 | 2:12 AM ET

    European shares were set to open higher on Thursday, adding to gains in the previous session, and after Wall Street rose on upbeat economic data. 

  • Crescenzi: “The Keynesian Endpoint” Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 2:44 PM ET

    Nations are left with old playbooks and fewer choices by which to resolve their respective problems. This means that time, devaluations, and debt restructurings might be the only way out for many nations. It also means the citizenry will require politicians that can think outside of the box and act with greater unity and resolve than perhaps they are used to.

  • The Euro Is Not in Trouble: Eurogroup President Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 6:40 AM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    The euro is not in trouble but there are big imbalances in the euro area that need to be addressed, the Eurogroup's president Jean-Claude Juncker told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Why Spain Is NOT Like Greece, Ireland, Portugal Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 5:33 AM ET

    Fortunately, the important news from Spain is good and the recent market punishment, which has seen sovereign spreads to Germany rise substantially, is unwarranted.

  • The Euro Is Not in Trouble: Eurogroup President Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 5:25 AM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    The euro is not in trouble but there are big imbalances in the euro area that need to be addressed, the Eurogroup's president Jean-Claude Juncker told CNBC Wednesday.

  • European Stocks Expected to Bounce After Selloff Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 1:55 AM ET
    Traders sit in front of their screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    Financial bookmakers expect to see Europe's top indexes rising on Wednesday, with resource-related shares finding support in rising metal and commodity prices.

  • Japan in the Same League as the PIIGS? Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 10:19 AM ET

    Japan will be forced to take austerity measures similar to those embarked upon in many European countries, but Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s five-month-old government has so far failed to take decisive action to get Japan’s economy back on track, Tobias Harris, author of "Observing Japan" said.

  • Portugal Prepares to Be Market Focus After Ireland Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 6:37 AM ET
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    Portugal is bracing for an increase in speculative trades against it as some investors expect it to be the next European nation to need a bailout now that Ireland is taking a massive loan to prop up its banks.

  • European Shares to Open Lower on Korean Jitters Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 2:21 AM ET

    European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday, as investors were rattled by mounting tensions in the Korean peninsula.

  • Dollar Rally Could Stall Stock Market: Charts Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 6:26 AM ET

    Stock markets could be set to stall if the dollar continues to strengthen, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • In Bailouts, Spain Will Be 'the Biggie': Strategist Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 5:46 AM ET

    The biggest bailout the European Union will have to do if it comes to it will be Spain and it is worrying that there is not a set mechanism on how to go about it, Cornelia Meyer, CEO & Chairman, MRL Corporation, told CNBC Monday.

  • European Shares to Rally on News of Irish Bailout Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 2:04 AM ET

    European shares looked set to open sharply higher Monday as a deal to bail out Ireland from its debt problems was reached at the weekend.