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  • 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.

  • 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%.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

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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.

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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

    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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

  • Euro bills

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

  • Ireland's 12.5 percent corporate tax rate is "not negotiable," Finance Minister Michael Noonan told CNBC Tuesday.  That's despite costing the nation in higher interest payments under the bailout agreement with the International Monetary Fund and the European Union.

  • The State of Europe's Finances

    S&P cut its rating on Greece's sovereign debt by three notches. Insight on how this will affect the rest of Europe, with Michael Noonan, finance minister of Ireland.

  • Indonesia's rupiah is on a roll and high frequency traders are on the prowl. Time for your FX Fix.

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    With the Swiss Franc sitting at a record high against the euro one analyst told CNBC.com that it could be time to bet against the safe haven currency.

  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen in Washington, DC.

    Stanley Fischer's candidacy for managing director of the International Monetary Fund was dismissed on grounds of age Monday, as the 67 year old is two years above the threshold of 65 demanded for the job.