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    A global crisis of confidence is imminent unless there's “a bigger boat” to tackle the world’s economic problems, Beat Lenherr, chief global strategist at LGT Capital Management, told CNBC Friday.

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    Markets are significantly undervalued in terms of corporate earnings, and stocks are set to bounce back with a vengeance, Christian Blaabjerg, Strategist at Saxo Bank, told CNBC Friday.

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    At both ends of the workforce spectrum, Portuguese are saying the same thing—I want a job.

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    As Greece gets its first instalment of aid from the European Union Tuesday, investors and traders are concerned about the fiscal strength of the other PIIGS: Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Spain.

  • The stock markets' March 2009 lows could be tested and even broken as sovereign debt continues to grow in Europe and stimulus measures wane, Philippe Gijsels, head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis global markets, told CNBC.com Tuesday.

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    European finance ministers meet in Brussels Tuesday and much of the talk will focus on how the sinners can be punished.

  • Debtor Nations

    Call it the eurozone two-step.  That’s what the euro nations in distress will be asked to dance  on Tuesday as their ministers present their recovery plans to the body of 16 eurozone finance ministers engaged in an emergency meeting in Brussels.

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    With the euro under pressure on Monday euro zone and European Union finance ministers heading for a meeting in Brussels over the next 48 hours, the German government is pressing other members of the euro to adopt their own versions of the so-called balanced budget law.

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    Banknote wholesalers will no longer supply the 500 euro note in the UK as part of measures to prevent money laundering, the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) announced Thursday on its Web site.

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    The European Central Bank's decision to buy government bonds in the secondary markets will likely stop speculators, but it may push the euro down by more than 10 percent.

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    The great recovery is an illusion, and the banking crisis is likely to be very costly for the world economy, according to economist Jamie Dannhauser at Lombard Street Research.

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    The only thing missing from the weekend’s $1 trillion rescue package for Europe is a good acronym, Timothy Scala, a macro strategist at hedge fund Sophis Investments told CNBC.com Wednesday.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Weeks of hesitant half-steps to address Greece’s debt problems had only worsened market worries about the euro, and were threatening the still-fragile economic recoveries in the United States and Asia. In response, President Obama told Mrs. Merkel that the Europeans needed an overwhelming financial rescue to end speculation that the euro — and European unity — could crumble. The NYT reports.

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    If the support package put smiles back on the faces of the politicians, it did little to lift the mood of the business people gathered at the WEF meeting in Brussels.

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    The unprecedented action by European politicians and bankers has led to a massive sigh of relief from investors, because the ECB is promising to buy European government debt—in the open market—for the first time ever.

  • Europe's $1 trillion bailout fund might alleviate some of concerns that its debt problems could spread to the US, Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser told CNBC Monday

  • The EU's 500 billion-euro crisis fund will provide 'immediate relief'; however, austerity measures attached to the bailout will harm the growth prospects of the Eurozone, said Beat Lenherr, chief global strategist at LGT Capital Management.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    Despite Thursday's unexplained surge in selling that drove the Dow down 900 points, the stock markets are being driven lower by fears over the global economy and the debt crisis spreading, economist Nouriel Roubini, of RGE Monitor, told CNBC Friday.

  • Jim Rogers

    The suspected erroneous trades that exacerbated the Wall Street's fall on Thursday should be investigated and solutions must be found if the New York Stock exchange is to maintain its reputation, investor Jim Rogers told CNBC late Thursday.

  • Euro bills and coins

    'Eurocrats' can't see the fanciful construction of the euro is going to collapse, just like the 1930s gold bloc, says this economist.