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    Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann told CNBC on Tuesday he did not feel isolated on the governing council of the European Central Bank, downplaying concerns over disagreement within the council over the measures the bank has taken to abate the crisis in the euro zone.

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    Spain’s eye-wateringly high unemployment and the collapse of its real estate market mean that Spain has significantly worse problems than Greece, an analyst told CNBC.com Tuesday.

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    Developed economies are still experiencing an economic “hard landing” after the credit crunch, despite data showing small increases in gross domestic product, Stephen Gallo, head of market analysis at Schneider Foreign Exchange, said in an interview.

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    Banks will face stiff penalties and intense public scrutiny if they fail to live up to the standards of a $25 billion mortgage settlement with state and federal authorities, according to court documents filed as part of the deal Monday in federal court in Washington. The NYT reports.

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    Smaller G20 currencies have outperformed the big four all year, and this strategist sees the trend continuing.

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    Greece has been tossed on the turbulent sea of global markets for almost two years now – but the bond swap deal secured on Friday should reassure markets about the country’s future, Greek Finance Minister and possible future prime minister Evangelos Venizelos told CNBC.

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    With Greece out of the woods for now, this strategist is eyeing a bullish currency trade.

  • Money Match Up

    Greece becomes the first developed nation to default in 60 years. What the Greek debt deal means for the euro. And the dollar rallies on better-than-expected jobs numbers, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. Also, will Portugal or Spain be next? And is Europe's debt crisis nearing an end or just beginning?

  • ISDA CEO on Greece 'Credit Event'

    Greece is officially defaulting as expected and the ISDA announced that Greece's restructuring has triggered a "credit event." Robert Pickel, ISDA CEO, explains.

  • Will Greek Debt Deal Trigger CDs?

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses whether the Greek debt deal could trigger a credit event and prompt other debt-ridden nations like Portugal and Italy to seek similar debt restructuring deals.

  • Greek Deal Optimism to Sustain Rally?

    The dollar is surging against most major currencies on signals that the U.S. economy is improving. Camilla Sutton, chief currency strategist at ScotiaBank, weighs in on that as well as optimism surrounding the Greek debt deal.

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    Greece has pushed through the bond swap offer which is key to its 130 billion ($172 billion) bailout deal with bondholders representing 83.5 percent of the value of its bonds taking part.

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    Chinese inflation slows and the nonfarm payroll report looms - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Trading Block: Dollar, Oil, Stocks

    Insight on how the deal in Greece is impacting the markets and whether other European countries will produce a deal similar to Greece, with Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy; Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, and Boris Schlossberg, GFT Forex.

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    The better-than-expected take up of the Greek bond swap offer, announced Friday morning, should help boost markets temporarily, but caution remains, analysts, strategists and economists warned.

  • Greece Averts Immediate Default

    Greece averts an immediate default by securing a high enough participation in its bond swap offer to drastically reduce its debt, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Greek Debt Swap Deadline Nears

    In less than two hours, holders of Greek debt will decide whether they'll go along with a debt restructuring deal, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    The Greek debt swap results won't be announced for a bit, so here's a trading idea to ponder.

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    For months, the situation in Greece has dominated European markets for days on end as a new deadline approaches.

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    Greek deal hopes rise and lift the euro - it's time for your FX Fix.