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  • Greece to Sell Assets to Speed Debt-Reduction Plan Monday, 23 May 2011 | 12:48 PM ET
    Greece

    Greece will create a sovereign wealth fund composed of real estate and state-owned assets as it looks to accelerate its deficit reduction program, according to the Greek finance minister George Papaconstantinou.

  • High Flying U.S. Dollar Monday, 23 May 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    High Flying U.S. Dollar

    Increasing European fiscal fears sends the U.S. dollar soaring, with Andrew Busch, BMO Capital Markets, and the Fast Money traders.

  • Busch: MIM Friday Trade Update Monday, 23 May 2011 | 10:58 AM ET

    On last Friday's Money In Motion, I recommended a trade on the euro. Here's an update.

  • The Problem With PIIGS Monday, 23 May 2011 | 10:30 AM ET
    The Problem With PIIGS

    Is now the best time to invest in this beaten down region? Michael Stack, Scout International Discovery Fund, and Dan Veru, Palisade Capital Management discuss investing in Europe.

  • Europe Rattles Global Markets Monday, 23 May 2011 | 10:17 AM ET
    Europe Rattles Global Markets

    Europe rattles investors across the planet on concerns the debt crisis is worsening. Fernando Teixeira Dos Santos, Portugal minister of state/finance discusses Portugal's recently approved bailout.

  • Euros Are Dropping, Dollar Is Flying Monday, 23 May 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    How unloved is the euro? Even Iceland is spewing the single currency. Time for your FX Fix.

  • EU Targets Fresh Iran Sanctions Monday, 23 May 2011 | 7:23 AM ET
    Member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard

    The European Union has extended a blacklist of individuals and companies with links to Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs as it looks to clamp down on investment and technology transfer into the country.

  • Three Reasons to Worry About the Euro: Analyst Monday, 23 May 2011 | 5:55 AM ET
    Euro coins

    With divisions over how to respond to the Greek debt crisis worrying investors, one analyst believes there are considerable short-term risks for the euro.

  • CEO Calls for Marshall Plan for Greece Monday, 23 May 2011 | 5:07 AM ET
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    The CEO of Europe's largest insurer by gross premiums and market capitalization has called for more aid for Greece and a plan to help the country's growth, according to German media reports.

  • Critics Take Aim at ECB Boss Jean-Claude Trichet Monday, 23 May 2011 | 3:58 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    As he prepares to stand down from the European Central Bank later this year, Jean-Claude Trichet could be forgiven for asking himself why he bothers. Having steered the euro zone through crisis after crisis, the criticism of his time running Europe’s central bank gets louder and louder.

  • Could Italy Follow Greece Into Trouble? Monday, 23 May 2011 | 1:33 AM ET
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    S&P cut its outlook on Italian debt at the weekend, citing fear over its growth record, weak reform process and the likely impact of reducing its high government debt.

  • Labelux Buys Jimmy Choo for $812 Million Monday, 23 May 2011 | 1:13 AM ET

    Upscale British shoemaker and retailer Jimmy Choo was bought by luxury goods group Labelux from TowerBrook Capital Partners LP, the companies said on Sunday.

  • ECB Faces 'Skeleton' Risk Due to Collateral: Report Monday, 23 May 2011 | 12:34 AM ET

    The European Central Bank is facing a potential crisis of its own because of "skeleton" risks amounting to several hundreds of billions of euros on its balance sheet, Dow Jones reported quoting Der Spiegel magazine.

  • Spain's Socialists Trounced Amid Economic Turmoil Sunday, 22 May 2011 | 7:22 PM ET
    Spain

    Spain's ruling Socialists suffered a crushing defeat to conservatives in local and regional elections Sunday, yielding power even in traditional strongholds against a backdrop of staggering unemployment and unprecedented sit-ins by Spaniards furious with what they see as politicians who don't care about their plight.

  • Former IMF Chief's Wife Stands by Her Man Saturday, 21 May 2011 | 1:13 PM ET
    Anne Sinclair (C), wife of IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn and her daughter Camille Strauss-Kahn (R) depart Manhattan Criminal Court.

    On April 30, Anne Sinclair wrote about the wedding of Prince William: “We were like children who, before going to sleep, want a tale, a story with a princess and a dream, because real life catches up with you soon enough...”  The New York Times reports.

  • A 'Soft' Restructuring for Greece? Friday, 20 May 2011 | 4:40 PM ET
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    We often get a frenzy of negative Europe speculation on a Friday afternoon either from fear of what might emerge over the weekend or mischief-making by Dollar-bulls. And today is no exception.

  • European Debt Crisis Strangles Recovery Friday, 20 May 2011 | 4:05 PM ET
    European Debt Crisis Strangles Recovery

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Europe's struggle to gain its financial footing, with Greece's debt crisis and Spain's elections looming.

  • Greek Chorus of Bad News for the Euro Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:31 PM ET
    Euro coins

    The euro had a nice run this week - but investors are turning on it today, and this pro thinks there is more to come.

  • Euro Falls Against U.S. Dollar Friday, 20 May 2011 | 12:46 PM ET
    Euro Falls Against U.S. Dollar

    Todd Gordon, Aspen Trading Group, and the Fast Money traders weigh in on Greek debt, the falling euro, and where you should invest today.

  • Greek Debt Dilemma & the Markets Friday, 20 May 2011 | 12:12 PM ET
    Greek Debt Dilemma & the Markets

    Discussing the market's valuation; Europe's growing economic problems, and Greek debt, with Joel Greenblatt, Gotham Capital founder and Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak Co.