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  • Greek 'Soft Restructuring' to Precede 'Hard' One Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 4:32 AM ET
    Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou speaks during a press conference in the Finance ministry in Athens on February 24, 2011. Police clashed with protestors in Athens yesterday on the sidelines of a large demonstration on the year's first general strike against the debt-hit Socialist government's grueling austerity policies. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    A request for an extension to the repayment period on Greece’s bailout loan from the International Monetary Fund and the European Union could be a precursor to the full restructuring of the country’s debt, analysts say.

  • Is a Liquidity Crisis Brewing in Europe? Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 2:40 AM ET
    Euros at an angle

    The problem facing euro zone policy makers as we head into what could be another eventful summer for the global markets is surprisingly simple, yet very unpalatable.

  • Commentary: Managing the Euro Zone's Fragility Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 1:35 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Why is Spain paying higher interest rates on its government debt than the UK? The answer to this question is illuminating: membership of a currency union makes a country fiscally fragile, writes Martin Wolf in the FT.

  • Higher Rates Mean Severe Recession: Strategist Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 4:54 AM ET

    The world’s central banks are all considering whether it is time to end the ultra-loose monetary policies that have helped the global economy recover from the financial crisis but one strategist believes the tighter monetary policy can only lead to recession, and a severe recession at that.

  • Sell in May and Go Away? Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 2:14 AM ET
    One euro and U.S. dollar

    Should investors be looking to sell up and find a safe haven over the summer months as the wall of worry finally gains traction? Philipp E. Bärtschi, the chief strategist at Sarasin in Zurich, believes it is probably time to take some risk off the table.

  • Greece to Name and Shame Tax Evaders Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 12:42 AM ET
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    Tough times call for tough measures and in Greece the government is planning a major crackdown on tax evaders that will involve naming and shaming those who do not pay up.

  • NYSE Trader

    Stocks started May on a softer footing, in a day of mixed signals from markets.

  • Career Fair

    Robust earnings reports and new money from fund managers may put a bounce into stocks at the start of the week, but the focus will quickly turn to economic news, especially Friday's April jobs report.

  • How Low Can the Dollar Go? Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 7:35 PM ET
    Euro bills and U.S. dollars being exchanged

    The dollar can't seem to stop sliding, and on Friday it was so weak that the euro almost hit $1.50. Here's how to trade that currency pair.

  • The Money File Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 5:44 PM ET
    The Money File

    Who's really driving the dollar? Andy Busch, BMO Capital Markets, tells you who to listen to regarding the dollar, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Money In Motion, April 29, 2011 Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 5:30 PM ET
    Money In Motion, April 29, 2011

    A detailed look at currency trading, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Money Matchup Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 5:30 PM ET
    Money Matchup

    Can the euro go to $1.50? The demise of the dollar continues. Is it because of a strong euro or a dollar in crisis? Currency strategies to profit from the weak dollar, with David Woo, Bank of America Merrill Lynch,Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital, and CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Can the Next ECB Boss Save the Euro? Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 4:19 AM ET
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    When Europe’s political elite created the single currency in the 1990s the chances of an Italian running the newly-formed European Central Bank would have been seen as very low.

  • Lehman Brothers Legacy Paralyzes the Euro Zone Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 1:28 AM ET
    Lehman Brothers

    The specter of Lehman Brothers continues to haunt policymakers. Nowhere is its presence more apparent than the euro zone, where twin banking and sovereign debt crises are raging, reports the FT.

  • Markets Expect Fed to Deliver More Good News for Stocks Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 11:16 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

    Regardless of what Bernanke says at his first media briefing, the markets are convinced the Fed chairman will keep the stock market rallying and the dollar in decline.

  • Dollar Falls, Germany Stalls Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 10:09 AM ET
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    It's Fed-watch time for dollar traders, and it's Germany time for investors awaiting a decision on European Central Bank leadership. Time for your FX Fix.

  • All Fed Up Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 8:41 AM ET
    All Fed Up

    Sharing his thoughts on the Fed's news conference and the recent moves the Central Bank has made on monetary policy, with Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).

  • Will Bernanke's Briefings Be Like Trichet's? Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 4:03 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    Should we congratulate or commiserate? .....That the Federal Resereve does it too now. That the Fed has decided to flank its policy decisions by regular press briefings from now on.

  • Next ECB Boss a Former Goldman Sachs Banker Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 12:37 AM ET
    Goldman Sachs

    With Mario Draghi, Italy’s central bank chief, looking almost certain to become its next president, the European Central Bank is set for a significant change of style – but not necessarily in strategic direction, the FT reports.

  • If Greece Acts Quickly, Crisis Could Be Averted Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 3:31 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    With opposition to the bailouts of Greece, Ireland and now Portugal rising fast in the euro zone’s prosperous north, one analyst warns Greece to get on with restructuring its debt.