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  • The S&P 500 could be set for another sharp decline as the bullish technical indicators have all but disappeared and the trend is heading lower, Edward Loef, technical analyst from Theodoor Gilissen Bankiers, told CNBC.

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    European aerospace group EADS said on Tuesday it had abandoned a "significant" defense acquisition in the United States to conserve cash and prop up Airbus plane sales to crisis-hit airlines.

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    German town mourns businessman Adolf Merckle, who jumped in front of a train a day before it was announced that the company he had founded 34 years ago was being sold.

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    The woman who pulled in European money for Bernie Madoff has disappeared from view, the New York Times reports.

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    Can you believe it? It's already been ten years since the single currency was launched into anxious financial markets amid fears of failure and forex massacre (notes and coins were only introduced two years later to replace respective national currencies). So, what's the verdict after the first decade?

  • The Swiss franc is likely to shine over the next two years as other currencies are set to weaken, Christopher Locke, technical analyst at Oystertrade.com Management told CNBC.

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    The first half of next year will be very bad for the world economy, but investors will find value in stock markets as some deeply discounted shares will stage a rebound, Marc Faber, editor and publisher Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, told CNBC.

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    It's that time of the year, when children -- those who still believe in him! -- tend to send off letters to the North Pole, to a certain Mr. Claus to inform him about their wishes for Christmas in the (often) vain hope that they might be fulfilled and that, come Christmas night, this "special something" arrives down the chimney.

  • This year has been marked by astonishing and market-changing events including a $100 fall in the price of oil, the drop to zero of US interest rates and the collapse of Wall Street giants such as Lehman Brothers.

  • The European DJ Stoxx 600 Index could be due for a 36 percent rally and offers a relatively low risk at the moment, Edward Loef, technical analyst at Theodoor Gilissen Bankiers, told CNBC.

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    When the Federal Reserve policymakers decide on interest rates Tuesday, investors will probably look one step beyond their decision, to gauge how much money will the Fed be willing to print once it is out of rate ammunition.

  • The global stock market could be stuck in its current bear-market trend until 2012 and beyond, but next year could give investors a strong bear-market rally to trade, Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at ODL Securities, told CNBC.com.

  • German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck singled out British Prime Minister Gordon Brown for criticism in a "Newsweek" interview, accusing him of switching to economic policies that would saddle a generation with debt.

  • Bonds look more attractive than stocks in the current climate, as share prices may take another dive, and investors should worry about preserving the money they have rather than making any more, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer and partner at Eclectica told CNBC.

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    The start of the week brings another pair of economic stimulus packages. This time it's the governments of India and Australia that are going to find ways of pushing money into their economies in an attempt to stave off the worst effects of slowing growth.

  • Recessions have a way of focusing the mind. They also help the "uber-rich" pull up the drawbridge, says Hugh Hendry of hedge fund group Eclectica, who was on "Squawk Box Europe" this morning.

  • Investors determined to stay in stock markets should look to Europe over the US, but steer clear of emerging markets, Julius de Kempenaer, technical analyst from Talergroup, told CNBC.

  • How do US tax payers feel about supporting the liquidity of Dutch insurer Aegon?

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Some $2.1 trillion of European company and bank debt matures in the next three years, raising "substantial refinancing