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  • ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the Second Annual Conference of International Monetary Fund held at the Baur au Lac Hotel on May 10, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference hosted by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), brought together central bank governors and senior policymakers, to debat about the reform of the international monetary system with topics such as global liquidity p

    The sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is on the verge of collapse as investigators have uncovered major holes in the credibility of the housekeeper who charged that he attacked her in his Manhattan hotel suite in May, according to two well-placed law enforcement officials. The NYT reports.

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    Japanese businesses are pessimistic and euro traders don't know what to think — it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • Strong medicine for Greece will jumpstart aid plans and currency investors' fears will ease, one strategist says.

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    Greece bites the bullet and currency investors get busy. Time for your Thursday FX Fix.

  • The UK banking sector may never recover its once - dominat position in the global economy following the financial crisis of 2008, a new  survey revealed on Thursday.

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    Press reports that the European Banking Authority (EBA) could fail up to 15 European banks as a show of the strength and resilience of the tests are completely unfounded, the EBA’s chairman said on Wednesday.

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    The UK government needs to address the concerns that the parliamentary committee which oversees the banking industry still has over its proposed regulatory reforms, a senior Conservative politician has told CNBC.com

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    Money market funds have long been a popular haven for conservative investors, but they could become one way that the tremors of the financial crisis in Greece touch the pocketbooks of Americans — about 50 million of them the New York Times reports.

  • A protester wears national flags on her hand as she protests at Syntagma square.

    European politicians need to "stop talking like accountants and become leaders," Harris Ikonomopoulos, president of the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, told CNBC Wednesday.

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    In an interview with CNBC, Greece's minister for growth, competitiveness and shipping, Michalis Chrisochoides, was utterly confident that his PASOK party will be able to push through the unpopular medium-term austerity package.

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    A Greek default could be a couple of years away, and that wouldn't be such a bad thing, this strategist says. 

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    Trichet is vigilant, a Bank of England official is dovish, and central bank managers are down on the dollar. Time for your FX Fix.

  • French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    Christine Lagarde said that she wants to fix the “open wounds” left by Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s departure from the IMF.

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    The Greek economy needs to “go back to the fundamentals” to achieve the economic changes needed, according to a leading Greek economist.

  • The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    It is the most crucial week yet for Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou in his efforts stave off default for the country.

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    While Greece is front and center for markets this week, some traders are watching the rally in tech with interest.

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn's resignation following a sex scandal in which the former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was accused of assaulting a maid in a New York hotel room triggered worldwide discussion about who will get the top position in the Washington-based organization.

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn's resignation following a sex scandal triggered worldwide discussion about who will get the top position in the Washington-based organization. Click to see the former heads of the IMF.

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    Risk-off investors are buying dollars but souring on kiwis.

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    New capital requirements proposed by global regulators demanding that the biggest banks hold extra capital by 2019 will bring about a new recession, Rochdale's vice-president for equity research Dick Bove wrote in a weekend market note.

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    Another week, another crucial moment in the euro crisis. Leaving aside the Groundhog Day resemblance, here's how to trade Greece's upcoming austerity vote.