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  • Rating Agencies Are the Least of Europe’s Problems Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 10:25 AM ET
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    One might argue that Greece technically defaulted when it could no longer borrow money from the capital markets to meet its obligations. Much like optimistic children who faithfully believe new sneakers make them run faster, the European Central Bank has engaged in fiscal gimmicks to delay the inevitable.

  • Dollar Lifts, Euro Has the Blues Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 8:48 AM ET

    Higher rates in China, lower ratings in Portugal - time for your daily FX Fix.

  • DSK 'Seducer' Not Rapist: Biographer Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 7:09 AM ET
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn with his wife Anne Sinclair at New York State Supreme court.

    The official biographer of Dominique Strauss-Kahn believes he is a "French lover" rather than a rapist.

  • In Europe, an 'Argentinean Re-Run': Fund Manager Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 3:19 AM ET
    A riotpoliceman arrest a protestor during clashes in front of the Greek Parliament.

    The situation facing European countries like Greece and Portugal is directly comparable to the economic crisis which hit Latin America in the late 1990s, Andy Brough, co-head of Schroders’ Pan European Small and Mid Cap team, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Moment of Truth for the Euro Zone Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 2:15 AM ET
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    The biggest question in any debt crisis is whether a credible path back to solvency can be found. For Greece, this now seems very unlikely, the Financial Times reports.

  • How to Trade the European Central Bank Meeting Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 9:47 AM ET
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    Almost everyone expects the European Central Bank to raise rates this week, but you can still trade on it. Here's how.

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    Evangelos Venizelos, who was brought in as Finance Minister of Greece two weeks ago, said Greece's part in the euro zone was "not reversible" in a first on CNBC interview Tuesday.

  • China's Banks Warned, British Pound Slapped Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 7:46 AM ET

    China's banks are unexpectedly fragile and the Royal Bank of Australia is a dove - it's time for your VEX Fix.

  • Euro Zone Status Quo 'Untenable': Economist Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 5:17 AM ET

    The current situation in the euro zone is "untenable" and policymakers will have to either pursue greater European economic integration or see countries exit the euro, George Magnus, Senior Economic Advisor, UBS told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Euros & Downward Graph

    Growth in the euro zone's dominant service sector slowed for a third straight month in June, and by more than an initial estimate, with sluggish new orders dimming the outlook, a survey showed on Tuesday.

  • ECB Will Continue to Accept Greek Debt Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 12:36 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank will continue to accept Greek debt as collateral for loans unless all the major credit rating agencies it uses declare it to be in default, said a senior finance official to the Financial Times.

  • Europe's High-Yield Investment Opportunities Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 11:49 PM ET
    Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    "Risk on" and "risk off" continue to be debated and the weakness of the global economy is weighing on investors, but European high yield corporate bonds are enjoying something of a rally.

  • European Q2 Earnings Driven Down By Euro: Analysts Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 9:48 AM ET

    European companies' earnings for the second quarter of the year will be driven down by the high euro and Swiss franc and rising commodity prices, according to analysts at Deutsche Bank.

  • Europe Must 'Acknowledge' Greek Default: Economist Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 4:44 AM ET

    A Greek default is coming and the European authorities trying to avoid it will have to face up to it eventually, a leading economist told CNBC Monday.

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    The price of corn is the latest of a series of signals that remind investors about 2008, the year the financial crisis spread across the globe and Lehman Brothers collapsed, Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at Bank of New York Mellon, wrote in a note Monday.

  • Financial Service Jobs Rise to Pre-Crisis Levels Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 3:44 AM ET

    Volumes of business across the UK financial services sector slowed in the three months to June  but jobs jumped, a survey published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) revealed on Monday.

  • Strauss-Kahn Accuser’s Call Alarmed Prosecutors Saturday, 2 Jul 2011 | 10:28 AM ET
    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the Second Annual Conference of International Monetary Fund held at the Baur au Lac Hotel on May 10, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference hosted by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), brought together central bank governors and senior policymakers, to debat about the reform of the international monetary system with topics such as global liquidity p

    Little by little, the woman's credibility as a witness crumbled — she had lied about her immigration, about being gang raped in Guinea, about her experiences in her homeland and about her finances, officials told the NY Times.

  • Money Match Up Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 5:30 PM ET
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    A tale of two euros: Despite Greek turmoil, the ECB is expected to raise rates next week. How to profit using currencies, with CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Money in Motion traders. And will next week's jobs report lift the dollar.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including end of QE2 plays, European equities, financial favorites and more.

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    The euro had a big runup after the Greek crisis was temporarily resolved, but traders are flummoxed about next moves.