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  • IMF on Financial Risks Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 10:17 AM ET
    IMF on Financial Risks

    The agency says that financial risks have risen since April partly because of debt sustainability in Europe, with Jose Vinals, IMF monetary & capital markets director.

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    Greece's crisis is roiling global currency markets,  but bitcoins - yes - are unscathed. Time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • Greek Reshuffle Fails to Boost Confidence: Official Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 6:57 AM ET
    A protester kicks a riot police officer during a general strike against government austerity plans, in Athens.

    Greece's hasty cabinet reshuffle has failed to boost confidence both domestically and internationally in the ability of the Greeks to help themselves out of the deepening debt crisis, Konstantinos Michalos, president, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, told CNBC Friday.

  • Worries Grow About Breadth of Debt Crisis Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 5:13 AM ET
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    For now, at least, investors seem to believe that the United States has enough shock absorbers to comfortably withstand a default by Greece, the New York Times reports.

  • What Greece Can Learn From Defaulting Companies Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 1:17 AM ET
    The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    The list of corporate restructurings needed during the credit crisis already resembles "War and Peace" in length. Now, entire countries such as Greece seem to need restructuring. What are the main differences between restructuring a country and a company? And how can the hapless politicians and central bankers attempting to make struggling economies work learn from corporate restructuring?

  • What Happens If Greece Defaults? Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 5:14 PM ET
    If Greece defaults on its sovereign debt, the effects will be global. Everyone from Japanese savers to US retirees is likely to feel the effects. Let's run through the dominoes that could fall after a Greek default.

    What happens if Greece defaults? Everyone from Japanese savers to US retirees is likely to feel the effects. Learn more.

  • Bouroudjian: Finding Opportunity in the Greek Crisis Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 2:13 PM ET
    Riot policemen push back demonstrators as they try to approach the finance ministry in Athens.

    When you have a country with a debt-to-GDP ratio that rises above 150%, historically that country defaults. I bring this up because the debt-to-GDP ratio in Greece is somewhere in the neighborhood of 160%.

  • Swiss National Bank Holds Rates at Historic Lows Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 12:01 PM ET
    Switzerland

    Market volatility and uncertainty in the euro zone are limiting the options for the Swiss National Bank (SNB), which held rates at the historic low of 0.25 percent Thursday, Chairman Philipp Hildebrand told CNBC.

  • Markets Jittery as Greek Debt Crisis Worsens Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:20 AM ET
    A protester kicks a riot police officer during a general strike against government austerity plans, in Athens.

    Markets took a tumble on Thursday on fresh worries about the Greek debt crisis and European policy makers were urged to come up with a credible plan to restructure the country's debt.

  • Greece Adds More Muck to Forex Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:10 AM ET
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    The euro is sliding, the safe-haven Swiss franc is rising, and everyone is watching Greece — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Bear-Resistant Euro Won't Go Down: Gartman Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 1:34 AM ET
    One euro and U.S. dollar

    The dollar will stay at around the $1.40 mark against the euro for some time as both currencies face downward pressure and the euro is resistant to bearish news, Dennis Gartman, hedge fund manager and author of The Gartman Letter, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Investors Bet on Prospect of 'Greek Accident' Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 12:13 AM ET
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    A new bet has been placed on the the Greek debt crisis. It backs a growing view among investors that Athens may be about to suffer a messy default that could spark a run on the country’s banks and a deeper eurozone crisis, the FT reported.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Greece Could Keep Markets on Edge Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 8:39 PM ET
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    The Greek debt crisis fanned a broad sell off Wednesday and it will no doubt keep markets on edge Thursday.

  • Greece Sparks Market Sell-Off Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Greece Sparks Market Sell-Off

    Insight on today's market sell-off, with John Buckingham, Al Frank Asset Management; Marc Harris, RBC Capital Markets; and CNBC's Ron Insana, Scott Wapner, Sharon Epperson and Simon Hobbs.

  • Why Greece Is Not the Next Lehman Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 11:59 AM ET
    Protestors are seen on the Syntagma square during a protest against plans for new austerity measures.

    As Europe struggles to find a fix for Greece—and Greek citizens take to the streets—traders worry that a Greek default might be like the failure of Lehman or worse. Are they right?

  • Scenes From The Greek Protests 2011 Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 10:28 AM ET
    Greek police fired teargas at demonstrators in central Athens on Tuesday at the start of a 48-hour strike to protest austerity measures demanded by international lenders as the price for more financial aid. As Greece teeters on the edge of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatizations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first defaultEarlier in the month, Greece's parliament backed Prime Minister G

    Stone-throwing Greeks clashed with police and protesters marched on parliament to oppose government efforts to pass new austerity measures for the debt-stricken euro zone state.

  • Busch: MIM Currency Trades Update Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 10:21 AM ET
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    On Friday’s Money In Motion, I had two trades that I liked for this week. Here's what to do with them now.

  • Greece Fears Grate, Swiss Growth Deflates Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 9:31 AM ET
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    Default fears persist, Swiss economic outlook lists, Chilean peso lifts. Time for your FX Fix.

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    Wednesday's economic data could help investors decide whether Tuesday's stock rally is the start of a turn around or just a break in the clouds.

  • All Talk, No Action In Europe Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 12:05 PM ET
    Euro bills

    Euro zone finance ministers are meeting on the debt crisis - again. But this strategist isn't expecting much.