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  • Why a Short-Term Fix for Greece Makes Sense Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 11:23 AM ET
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    A Greek default could be a couple of years away, and that wouldn't be such a bad thing, this strategist says. 

  • Trichet Gets Tough, Bank of England Not So Much Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 10:00 AM ET
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    Trichet is vigilant, a Bank of England official is dovish, and central bank managers are down on the dollar. Time for your FX Fix.

  • Lagarde Wants to Heal 'Open Wounds' at IMF Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 8:00 AM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    Christine Lagarde said that she wants to fix the “open wounds” left by Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s departure from the IMF.

  • Greece Must Go Back To Fundamentals: Economist Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 6:47 AM ET
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    The Greek economy needs to “go back to the fundamentals” to achieve the economic changes needed, according to a leading Greek economist.

  • Greek Tragedy Running in the Prime Minister's Family? Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 2:00 AM ET
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    It is the most crucial week yet for Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou in his efforts stave off default for the country.

  • Tuesday Look Ahead: Is Tech Sending a Message? Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 8:21 PM ET
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    While Greece is front and center for markets this week, some traders are watching the rally in tech with interest.

  • Top of the World: Former IMF Chiefs Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 10:22 AM ET
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn's resignation following a sex scandal in which the former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was accused of assaulting a maid in a New York hotel room triggered worldwide discussion about who will get the top position in the Washington-based organization.

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn's resignation following a sex scandal triggered worldwide discussion about who will get the top position in the Washington-based organization. Click to see the former heads of the IMF.

  • Dollar Lifts and Kiwis Fall Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 8:39 AM ET
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    Risk-off investors are buying dollars but souring on kiwis.

  • Extra Bank Capital Means 'Global Recession': Bove Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 2:52 AM ET
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    New capital requirements proposed by global regulators demanding that the biggest banks hold extra capital by 2019 will bring about a new recession, Rochdale's vice-president for equity research Dick Bove wrote in a weekend market note.

  • The Currency Trade for Greece's Tuesday Vote Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 7:54 PM ET
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    Another week, another crucial moment in the euro crisis. Leaving aside the Groundhog Day resemblance, here's how to trade Greece's upcoming austerity vote.

  • Money Match Up Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 5:30 PM ET
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    Greeks vote on austerity next week. The fate of the euro, and Greece, rests on their actions. Also, Mike Darda, MKM Partners, discusses Europe's ongoing pains, and a a look at how to use currencies to profit from commodities getting hammered, with CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Money in Motion traders.

  • A Currency Trade for Uncertain Times Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 2:47 PM ET
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    When it's hard to read the tea leaves, it's time to trade safe-haven currencies. Here's one smart approach.

  • Dollar Lifts, Loonie Slips Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 9:45 AM ET
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    The dollar rides some good economic news, for a change, and the Bank of England's Mervyn King delivers a scolding — time for your FX Fix.

  • Stocks Rise as Bulls Look Beyond Volatility Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 7:19 AM ET
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    After a volatile session on Thursday as the International Energy Agency unveiled plans to release strategic reserves in a bid to push oil prices lower, stocks look set for a strong end to the week.

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    The release of an emergency supply of oil to the market has received a mixed response from experts, with some arguing that the high oil prices seen in recent months have held back economic recovery while others say it reflects a political struggle.

  • Exasperation at EU Debt Crisis Hand-Wringing Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 12:40 AM ET
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    As European leaders meet in Brussels with Greece potentially facing a devastating sovereign default, it is easy to forget that just six months ago it looked as though the European Union was about to turn the corner in its debt crisis, the FT reported.

  • Busch: Greece and Trichet Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 11:35 AM ET
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    To most market participants, it should not be a surprise that today we had the type of comments by ECB’s Trichet on the risks associated with Greece contagion. We are constantly hearing the analogy to the US financial crisis and a Lehman event. Also, Trichet’s comments about the link between the sovereign debt and European banks should not be a surprise as this is the key factor in the crisis.

  • Trash Talk From Trichet, Sunny Skies in Switzerland Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 10:01 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's Trichet sees red, and hedge funds see problems in Mexico. It's your Thursday FX Fix.

  • Brace for Greek Restructuring in September: Professor Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 8:08 AM ET
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    Financial markets should brace themselves for a restructuring of Greek debt in September, Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley said on Thursday.

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    The New York Times considers the possibility that a firm or group of firms insured billions of dollars of European debt through derivatives.