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  • IMF Cuts Global Growth Forecasts

    The factors that are pointing to a deceleration in global growth, with Olivier Blanchard, IMF economic counselor/director of research.

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    The lead negotiator for private-sector Greek debt holders says he's still hopeful a deal can be reached that satisfies creditors while enabling the financially strapped nation to grow.

  • Trading the Euro

    There is some mild trepidation surrounding the events in Europe, says Scott Shellady, ICAP US, who weighs in on how to trade the euro.

  • Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    The International Monetary Fund needs $500 billion to help contain the spreading European debt crisis, the organization's managing director, Christine Lagarde, told CNBC.

  • IMF's Lagarde: Much Still Needs to Be Done for Euro Crisis

    IMF managing director Christine Lagarde says she hopes that 2012 will be a year of healing for Europe. The euro partners have to agree on more, says Lagarde, who adds the IMF needs an additional $500 billion in lending capacity to build a stronger firewall out of the euro zone.

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    The euro currency does not work for Greece or Portugal and they will eventually leave the euro zone, an economist told CNBC.

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    The Greek drama continues to roil the euro, and this strategist has a way to play investors' shifting moods.

  • Money In Motion Web Extra

    Web-only advice and information for currency traders, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Money Match Up

    The Greek government and bondholders go down to the wire. Will the Greeks make a deal or default on their debt? The currency trade behind the Greek debt drama, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. And is QE3 on the way? The trade behind the possibility. with Bank of America's Michelle Meyer.

  • Greece

    Even if Greece defaults in the next few months, the euro zone’s debt crisis will remain unresolved, particularly if any default is disorderly, a strategist told CNBC Thursday.

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    It's been more than two years since the euro zone's debt crisis began, but with Greece now in the final stages of negotiations over restructuring its debt, one brokerage CEO says he hopes Europe will go back to being famous for something other than debt, austerity and bailouts.

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    Banks feel squeezed by the European Banking Authority's request to raise capital, and the measure is pushing some banks out of some markets, but Commerzbank has not suffered from it, Eric Strutz, the bank's chief financial officer, told CNBC on Thursday.

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    Hedge funds have been known to use hardball tactics to make money. Now they have come up with a new one: suing Greece in a human rights court to make good on its bond payments.

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    Britain should use the euro zone debt crisis to renegotiate its position in the European Union, an independent think tank set up by UK business leaders told CNBC.

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    Optimism about some better-than-expected economic data from Europe is likely to be short-lived and the euro and stocks will remain under pressure, analysts said.

  • The worst of the euro zone crisis is over as leaders in the European Union have taken a lot of steps to fix the underlying issues, Otmar Issing, a German economist and former European Central Bank chief economist, told CNBC late on Tuesday.

  • In turn, the "Mad Money" host thinks global prospects look brighter.

  • Greek Debt Deal Talks Continue

    Negotiators will be back in Athens tomorrow to continue discussions about reducing Greece's debt, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • S&P Downgrades Already Priced In?

    S&P downgraded the Euro Zone rescue fund by one notch Tuesday. Camilla Sutton, chief currency strategist at Scotia Capital, discusses whether the move is already priced into the market.

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    There is trouble brewing over the European Central Bank's Greek debt position, but Greek Prime Minister Papademos isn't going near it.