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  • The markets are making it clear they think Italy will be better off financially if the country’s Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, steps down. There’s a reason for that.

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    Italy's in upheaval and Switzerland could be headed for deflation - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • The Need for the Euro

    Weighing on on why a German-led fiscal integration in the euro zone will make it more unattractive for countries to stay with the single currency, with Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs Asset Management; with Greg Fleming, former president, Merrill Lynch.

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    As Greece's leaders tried to finalize the details of its new coalition government, Pavlos Yeroulanos, Minister of Culture and Tourism in the current regime, told CNBC that leaving the single currency would not solve its problems and ruled out a referendum on Greece's membership of the euro zone in the near future.

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    The agreement on the size of the haircut on Greek debt banks will take could have serious consequences for all the so-called PIIGS according to Carl Weinberg, the chief economist at High Frequency Economics.

  • President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso chats with U.S. President Barack Obama as (from L to R) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan follow behind as the leaders emerge from lunch on their way to the first plenary session at the G8 Summit on May 26, 2011 in Deauville, France. France is hosting the G8 Summit, which focuses on issues including African development, the Arab Spring

    The Group of 20 is seeking to meet again, possibly before Christmas, with the aim of resurrecting a deal to provide an international firewall around Greece, G20 sources have told the Financial Times, saying negotiators at the Cannes summit had been close to an agreement.

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    Europe is officially in crisis mode, but the euro is hanging tough. Here's how to prepare if uncertainty seems primed to rise on Monday.

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    Currency trading on macro trends has been difficult this year, and this strategist says 2012 will be no better. Here's how to cope.

  • Money In Motion: Trading the Euro

    Insight into the euro as G20 leaders address the European sovereign debt crisis, with Jens Nordvig, Nomura Securities International, global head of G10 FX strategy,

  • Barack Obama

    President Obama said world leaders have made important progress at the G20 summit to put their economic recoveries on firmer footing, adding that all countries have an enormous stake in the outcome of Europe's debt crisis.

  • The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    The future of Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou's government looked increasingly doubtful as it prepared for a confidence vote Friday, with markets facing continued uncertainty in the euro zone.

  • Jon Corzine

    Months before MF Global teetered on the brink, federal regulators were seeking to rein in the types of risky trades that contributed to the firm’s collapse. But they faced opposition from an influential opponent: Jon S. Corzine, the head of the then little-known brokerage firm, according to the NYT.

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    When future financial historians look back at the early 21st century, they may wonder why anybody ever thought it was a good idea to repackage subprime securities into triple A bonds. So, too, in relation to assumptions about the “risk-free” status of western sovereign debt, according to the FT.

  • The only thing that determines why a stock goes up on any given day is what’s going on in Europe, Cramer says.

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    It's harder than ever to trade on headlines from Europe. Here's a way to profit from the region's longer term prospects.

  • Ben Bernanke

    Will the Federal Reserve’s Ben Bernanke soon follow the European Central Bank’s Mario Draghi? In his first action as Jean-Claude Trichet’s replacement, Draghi cut the ECB target rate by a quarter percent to 1.25 percent from 1.5 percent. It was a surprise.

  • Mario Gabelli on Greece Woes

    Discussing Greece's future, Europe's woes, and where's he's putting his money to work, with Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman/CEO.

  • Greek Drama Plays Out

    Greek PM, Papandreou says he would never hold a referendum on exiting the euro, but is that enough to ease concerns about a debt default? CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Carolin Schober, have the latest details.

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    With some in Greece talking seriously about exiting the euro zone, here's what the currency aftermath could look like.

  • ECB Chief Surprises the Market

    CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa has the details on new ECB chief Mario Draghi surprising the markets by cutting rates, and CNBC's Rick Santelli shares what the issues are surrounding the rate cut.