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  • Give Greece 2nd Chance, Then Restructure: Analyst Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 6:16 AM ET
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    Greece should receive another tranche of aid from the European Union to enable it to have a second chance and restructure later, according to an analyst.

  • Greece Will Not Hold Early Elections: Prime Minister Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 3:40 AM ET
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    Greece will not have a snap election, the office of the Greek Prime Minister told CNBC Wednesday in response to market speculation that affected the euro late Tuesday.

  • Do Markets Still Trust Rating Agencies' Decisions? Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 2:27 AM ET
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    Belgium became the latest small European nation to come under the cloud of having its credit ratings outlook cut on Monday. As rating agencies themselves are increasingly criticized, is this the threat it once was?

  • How Long Before Greek People Demand Default? Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 1:39 AM ET
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    The Greek government is unsurprisingly unable to find consensus on new, even stronger austerity measures aimed meeting the terms of its bailout by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

  • Greek Assets Could Go to 'Fund of Experts' Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 11:58 PM ET
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    European leaders are pushing to impose measures that would ensure the Greek government lives up to its promise to deliver €50 billion ($70 billion) in privatization proceeds, amid skepticism that Athens can carry out the sell-offs reports the FT.

  • Europe Investors Should Accept 'Soft' Default: Gross Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 12:05 PM ET
    William H. Gross

    Private debtholders, including euro zone banks, should accept a debt extension or other form of "soft default" to alleviate the debt burden for countries such as Greece if Europe wants a solution to the sovereign debt crisis, Bill Gross, Co-CIO of PIMCO told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Obama Signals Rocky Road for Middle East Peace Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 6:53 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    It has almost been two years since US President Barack Obama took the stage at Cairo University, reaching out to a mesmerized audience and seeking "a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world".

  • Best Restructuring for Investors? Austerity Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 2:08 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The best type of restructuring for investors is austerity, a type of debt default that sees a government renege on its obligations to its own people rather than bond holders according to Christian Gattiker-Ericsson, the chief strategist and head of research at Julius Baer.

  • Fitch Threatens Belgium With Credit Rating Cut Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 12:29 AM ET
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    Fitch became the second ratings agency to threaten Belgium with a credit downgrade on Monday, saying a lack of government undermined budget efforts in one of the euro zone's most indebted states.

  • Political Support for Euro Waning? Monday, 23 May 2011 | 5:15 PM ET
    Political Support for Euro Waning?

    German taxpayers are unhappy about a Greece bailout, says Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter.

  • Acting IMF Chief Lipsky Won't Seek New Term Monday, 23 May 2011 | 4:50 PM ET
    John Lipsky

    John Lipsky, acting managing director of the International Monetary Fund, told CNBC Monday he will be retiring Aug. 31 when his term as first deputy ends.

  • Stop Trading: Let Greece Default Cries Cramer Monday, 23 May 2011 | 2:36 PM ET
    Stop Trading: Let Greece Default Cries Cramer

    CNBC's Jim Cramer says Greece's debt problem is holding the rest of Europe hostage and that it might be a good idea to let the Greek banks default and move on. Cramer also defends his favorable position on Salesforce.com.

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