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    European Union finance ministers backed on Tuesday proposals for a reform of the G8 club of major industrial nations and an end to self-regulation in global financial markets that critics say caused the credit crisis.

  • European shares were set to open little changed on Tuesday as recessionary fears weighed ahead of the U.S. presidential election tracking the U.S. markets on Monday, while Asian stocks were mixed.

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    The S&P 500 and FTSE 100 could plummet further if key resistance levels aren't held, Phil Roberts, technical analyst from Barclays Capital, told CNBC.

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    The International Monetary Fund has launched a probe into allegations of improper behavior in relation with a subordinate by its chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

  • The U.S. stock market is unlikely to fall very much from the current levels and opportunities have arisen, but emerging markets are still going to grow faster, Mark Mobius, lead portfolio manager at Templeton and an emerging markets specialist, told CNBC.

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Global stock markets rebounded Monday as the world's governments stepped up plans to bailout the financial sector. CNBC's experts weigh in on whether the rally has legs.

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Stock markets sold off globally on Friday as investors’ confidence crumbled and credit markets reamined tight. CNBC’s experts tell you where to turn.

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Stock markets sold off globally on Friday as investors’ confidence crumbled and credit markets reamined tight. CNBC’s experts tell you where to turn.

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    Trichet should be fired. Bernanke should be fired. Lethargic politicians should be fired.

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    General Motors' shares hit their lowest level in almost 60 years as the U.S. automaker said its year-to-date sales in Europe slid almost 2 percent.

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Markets rebounded on Thursday after the previous day's rocky ride, but where can investors seek refuge?

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    The Federal Reserve led a global interest rate cut Wednesday along with the central banks of the UK, European Union, Switzerland, Sweden, and Canada.

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Stock markets around the world continued to tumble. As investors bail out of stocks, where can investors look for more safety?

  • The European Union will not respond with a U.S.-style bailout package to the current crisis but it will probably decide to guarantee all private deposits in banks across its territory to boost citizens' confidence in financial institutions, analysts told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Countries across Europe are following the move by Ireland to guarantee all its bank deposits. Should governments guarantee deposits? Vote in our poll.

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    Don't you get the feeling that for the past year or so political leaders and leading bankers have been rearranging those deckchairs on this our global financial market Titanic, while the hull of the big ship is balefully scraping along that big, fat, menacing iceberg?

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    The stumbling economy and the specter of a rough earnings season will pressure stocks in the week ahead.

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    A record 47 companies applied for offshore oil exploration licenses for blocks near existing finds off Norway in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea as a deadline ran out Friday, the Norwegian oil minister said.

  • Ireland's decision to guarantee all bank deposits will contribute to the demise of the single European currency, because it will erode the euro's credibility if it's allowed to go ahead, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer and Partner at Eclectica Fund, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Do you think European banks  need a rescue plan? Vote in the poll below.