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Global Markets Update: Merkel Reportedly Says No to Bailout Fund Increase

Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 11:28 AM ET

The European rally fades as German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly rejects a bailout fund increase. Oil and gas stocks are among best performers in Europe. U.K. inflation hits an annual rate of 4.8 percent. The euro falls below a key level. And Moody's puts 8 Spanish banks on review for a possible downgrade, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs, Bertha Coombs, Rick Santelli, Gary Kaminsky, Melissa Lee and Stephen Weiss, Short Hills Capital.