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  • EU Stance Shifts on Greece Default Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 12:26 AM ET
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    European leaders are for the first time prepared to accept that Athens should default on some of its bonds as part of a new bail-out plan for Greece that would put the country's overall debt levels on a sustainable footing, reported the FT.

  • Italy Becoming a Bigger Priority for Euro Zone Sunday, 10 Jul 2011 | 6:07 PM ET
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    With fears growing that Italy could become the latest victim of the euro zone’s sovereign debt crisis, top European officials meet on Monday, the New York Times repots.

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    Italy's tanking bonds are a reminder that Europe's debt crisis is alive and well. Here's how to trade on it.

  • Money Match Up Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 5:30 PM ET
    Money Match Up

    Did today's jobs report throw the risk on rally in doubt, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. Also, cold cash and hot commodities--using currencies to play a commodity rally. And Dennis Gartman offers an analysis of crude's next move.

  • Euro Slides, Dollar Droops Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    The euro gets hit by Italian drama and the dollar falls on a gloomy employment report - time for your FX Fix.

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    Europe’s banks are growing increasingly angry over the stress tests being run by European regulators, complaining that the process has been excessively rigid, with damaging changes to the exercise rushed through at the last minute, according to the FT.

  • Volatility Playbook Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 5:25 PM ET
    Volatility Playbook

    Tim Freeman, Elevation LLC, discusses the best way to play waning volatility.

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    The European Central Bank is going easy on Portugal, making the euro bounce. Whether the lift will last is another matter.

  • Job Growth Lifts the Dollar, Rate Hike Hits the Euro Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 9:09 AM ET

    Dollar lifts, euro slips, and Thailand's prime minister-elect connects on the baht - time for your FX Fix.

  • ECB Hikes Rates, Hints at Dovish Stance in August Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 9:08 AM ET
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    The European Central Bank raised interest rates by 25 basis points to 1.50 percent on Thursday, as it continued to brush off concerns over sovereign debt worries in the euro zone periphery, but President Jean-Claude Trichet hinted that a further rise in August is unlikely.

  • Emerging Markets to Drive Global Economy: King Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 4:58 AM ET

    Despite a manufacturing slowdown in Russia, China and Brazil, emerging markets will be key to the recovery of the global economy, Stephen King, chief economist at HSBC told CNBC.

  • Europe Should Learn From Uruguay: Bill Rhodes Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 4:50 AM ET
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    European policymakers grappling with problems in Greece, Portugal, Ireland and Spain should follow the path set by the Uruguayan government a decade ago, dealmaker William Rhodes told CNBC Thursday.

  • ECB to Shrug Off Periphery Concerns, Raise Rates Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 1:50 AM ET
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    The European Central Bank is expected to raise rates by 25 basis points on Thursday, as indicated in its June press conference, despite ongoing concerns over the euro zone's periphery.

  • Difficult Days May Lie Ahead for the Euro: Edward Hugh Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 12:46 AM ET
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    While the Greek sovereign default saga steadily trundles along its course, contagion is not the only problem European policymakers are going to have to struggle with. The Euro Area recovery is slowing, and fast, writes Edward Hugh, independent economist.

  • 'Euro to Get Worse,' Says Gartman Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 5:15 PM ET
    'Euro to Get Worse,' Says Gartman

    Dennis Gartman, the Gartman Letter, explains why the euro will hit new lows.

  • A Northern Currency that's Ready to Light Up Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 3:36 PM ET
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    The Canadian dollar is poised to beat very low expectations, unlike one major currency we could name.

  • 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
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    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.