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  • Global Markets Update: Warning Signals from Bond Markets

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at Spain's short-term debt auction of 3.08 billion euros, paying the highest rate since November.

  • The Fed's Next Move

    Discussing the Fed's announcement to extend Operation Twist, with Richard Fisher, Dallas Federal Reserve president.

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    The European Union would gain far-reaching powers to rewrite national budgets for eurozone countries that breach debt and deficit rules under proposals likely to be discussed at a summit this week, according to a draft report seen by the Financial Times.

  • Spain Asking for Bailout From Banks

    Spain is shaking the markets as it formally asks for a bailout. Amelia Bourdeau of Westpac Institutional Bank, shares strategies to playing the euro now.

  • Danger In Safe Havens?

    Uncertainty still lingers in Europe and investors are fleeing to safe havens like gold and Treasurys. James Paulsen of Wells Capital Management, explains why he doesn't think this is a good strategy.

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    On behalf of the world's largest central banks, the Bank for International Settlements wrote in its annual report that they do not have sufficient resources to cope with the euro zone crisis, the New York Times reports.

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    Summit worries weigh on the euro and India's rupee can't get a break — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Global Markets Update: Spain Requests Bank Aid

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including Spain's formal request for European aid for its banks, and an update of EU leaders gathering in Brussels later this week for an anxiously awaited summit.

  • 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.

  • Just a few days before another “crucial” summit, hopes should again be tempered, even without the rather inconclusive Merkel, Monti, Hollande and Rajoy meeting on Friday.  It's worth reminding ourselves what in market terms, “decisive action” might look like.

  • 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.

  • EUR Looks Vulnerable

    John Noonan, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters says that markets are short on the euro and that if there is no good news from the European Summit this week, the single currency looks vulnerable.

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    Greece’s political leaders still don’t seem to get it, and neither do its official creditors. The longer this problem persists, the greater the challenge of turning around a country already beset by recession, insolvency, distressingly high unemployment and rising poverty.

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    Despite the ongoing turmoil in Europe, the euro has fared well in June - but this strategist says the party is just about over.

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    Risk aversion lifts the dollar and Brazil and China do a deal - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • French President Francois Hollande (L) speaks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R)

    The French President is determined to show the French that he is willing to stand up to Berlin, to push the German Chancellor to contribute even more than before toward a lasting solution of the euro mess. The New York Times reports.

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    Troubled Cyprus, the small island affected by its closeness to Greece, has approached Russia for a loan, but its preferred option would be borrowing from Europe, the island’s Finance Minister told CNBC Friday.

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    Hopes of launching the euro zone’s permanent rescue fund in the first days of July suffered a blow on Thursday when one of Germany’s opposition parties said it would ask the country’s highest court to suspend ratification while deciding whether it complied with the constitution, the Financial Times reports.

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    The euro wavers as a Spanish bank audit looms, and India's rupee can't get a break — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Global Markets Update:  10-Year Spanish Bond Yields Rise

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a drop in oil, gold and copper prices.