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    As investors prepare for another trading week, stocks are in risk mode on expectations that euro zone policy makers will do whatever it takes to preserve the euro.

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    Investors would need to keep at least 10 to 30 percent of their portfolio in physical gold to preserve their wealth when money starts losing value amid expectations of further stimulus measures from major central banks, according to Juerg Kiener, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Swiss Asia Capital.

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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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    Spain pain scuttles the euro rally and Switzerland keeps growing - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    While European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi’s pledge to do what it takes to protect the euro zone from collapse sparked a rally in global markets, one expert calls it “political posturing” which may not be matched by bold action.

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    Bold comments from the European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi that the ECB will do “whatever it takes” to protect the euro zone from collapse is raising hopes that risk appetite could return to markets beaten down by the debt crisis, analysts told CNBC on Friday.

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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.

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

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    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi boosted the euro with his pledge to do what's needed for the euro zone. Here's how to trade the tough talk.

  • The Spanish region of Valencia inadvertently rose to fame last Friday when it was the first region to officially ask for aid from the newly created 18 billion euro Regional Liquidity Fund to help meet its debt repayments in the second half of the year.

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    There’s little chance that Greece will leave the euro zone by the end of the year and a solution to the country's problems should focus on the top-slicing of its debt, Steven Major, Global Head of Fixed Income Strategy at HSBC told CNBC.

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    The European Central Bank chief lifts the euro and the Philippines go easy — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • 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.

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    Greece's official lenders are signaling a growing reluctance to keep paying the bills of the nearly bankrupt nation, even as the government seeks leniency on its bailout terms.

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    British output falls and kiwis drop — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Welcome to what could be called "GGIRC," the great global interest rate convergence – whereby interest rates steadily converge to zero in many countries around the world, both advanced (other than the crisis European economies) and emerging (other than the persistent financial basket cases).

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    Europe and the “fiscal cliff” are two of the big depressants weighing on the equity markets, Wharton school finance professor Jeremy Siegel tells CNBC. Once they're resolved, the Dow can head to 15,000, Siegel said.

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    Signs that cracks in the euro zone are widening sent markets on the Continent down sharply on Monday, as doubts grew about Greece’s ability to make good on its debt payments and Spain’s economy — the region’s fourth largest — was straining under the pressure of the government’s austerity measures, the NYT reports.

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    U.S. Treasury yields could continue to set record lows, as investors flee the latest wave of euro zone worries amid fears of global recession.