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    Happy days are here again for the euro - for now, says this strategist.

  • European Central Bank President Mario Draghi testifies before the European Parliament's economic affairs committee in his role as the head of the European Systemic Risk Board on May 31, 2012 in Brussels.

    Financial markets spiked Friday on a report that ECB President Draghi may propose new measures to ease Europe's debt crisis.

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    Even as hundreds of thousands of German tourists head south for their holidays on the front line beaches of the euro zone crisis, the politicians and commentators left behind are indulging in an orgy of speculation about whether Greece can long last as a full participant in the common currency, the Financial Times reports.

  • Jim Cramer

    The "Mad Money" host sifts through all the negative and urges investors to find the silver lining in this stock market.

  • European Central Bank President Mario Draghi testifies before the European Parliament's economic affairs committee in his role as the head of the European Systemic Risk Board on May 31, 2012 in Brussels.

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi pledged on Thursday to do whatever was necessary to protect the euro zone from collapse, sending markets and the euro higher Thursday afternoon.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Underappreciated changes are starting to take hold, says a major hedge fund chief.

  • The Greek national flag is seen flying above the parliament building on Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.

    Two suspected members of a Greek domestic terrorist group have gone missing in the middle of their trial, officials said Thursday, prompting orders for a judicial investigation and the suspension of an Athens police official.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    With her insistence on deeply unpopular austerity measures, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has won few friends in debt-laden southern European counties. But suggestions that she bowed to pressure from other euro zone leaders at a key summit last week have left her with new enemies, this time closer to home.

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  • Head Start on a Short Week

    Scott Shellady, Trean, and Jim O'Shaughnessy, O'Shaughnessy Asset Management, discuss whether bulls will move markets upward ahead of Friday's jobs report.

  • A detailed view of the prototype design of the new golden Olympic torch during its unveiling at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Land's End in Cornwall on May 19, 2012.

    As London braces itself for feared transport congestion when the Olympic Games start this month, the disruption looks set to hit an unexpected victim: the government bond market, the Financial Times reports.

  • Spain

    Euro zone leaders agreed to radically restructure Spain’s 100 bilion euros ($125.9 billion) bank recapitalisation plan, allowing EU bailout funds to eventually be injected directly into teetering Spanish financial institutions, meaning Madrid can sweep the burden of the bailouts off its sovereign books.

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    The euro steadies ahead of the summit and the British go shopping - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Lower Expectations as EU Leaders Begin Summit

    How is uncertainty in Europe stalling U.S. markets? Roger Altman, Evercore Partners chairman & founder, and Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, discuss.

  • Merkel to Euro Bond Deal: 'Nein!'

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared there will be no euro bonds in her lifetime, and a look at what moved U.S. and European markets, with CNBC's Brian Shactman and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief global strategist.

  • Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    The Bank of England needs to pump at least another 50 billion pounds ($77.8 billion) into Britain’s “stalled” economy, says David Miles of its interest rate-setting committee, warning that only a “substantial” third round of emergency bond-buying will kick-start recovery, the Financial Times reports.

  • George Soros

    Germany’s resistance to a banking union and stimulus measures is in the way of a solution to Europe’s debt crisis, and could turn this week’s meeting of the region’s leaders into a “fiasco”, according to billionaire investor George Soros.

  • Italian PM Monti: One Week to Save Europe

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs recaps Europe's so-called mini summit. Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital, discusses Mario Monti's remarks and whether there is really only one week left to save Europe.

  • Europe Inaction Will Trigger QE3

    Alec Young, Global Equity Strategist, S&P Capital IQ says that Europe will cut interest rates at its next meeting, but If Europe does not solve its crisis soon, the Fed will likely embark on QE3.

  • Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    The Bank of England is on the verge of approving another round of monetary stimulus, with Governor Mervyn King supporting an extra 50 billion pounds ($78.5 biillion) of gilt purchases, minutes to its June 6-7 policy meeting showed on Wednesday.