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  • Risk Off? Don’t Panic, Says Strategist Monday, 9 May 2011 | 3:27 AM ET
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    Following a very volatile week for commodities and a weekend of speculation on Greek restructuring, investors are questioning if the risk-off trade is now dominating.

  • 'Bad News' Driving the Euro Again Monday, 9 May 2011 | 2:01 AM ET
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    In recent months the euro has ignored a wall of worry about the health of three of its members and moved higher against the dollar, but this is no longer the case according to Jens Nordvig, global head of G-10 currency strategy at Nomura.

  • Roubini Says Euro Exit Beats Recession: Report Monday, 9 May 2011 | 12:48 AM ET
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    Nouriel Roubini has ruled out anyone leaving the euro zone within the next one or two years but believes that could all change over the next five years, in comments to the Independed.

  • Greece to Leave the Euro, Ridiculous: Economist Monday, 9 May 2011 | 12:31 AM ET
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    Talk of Greece wanting to leave the euro continues to cause nervousness in the markets. But one economist told CNBC why such an idea is “plainly ridiculous.”

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    For better or worse, the U.S. economy is back on the top of the stock market's watch list, with the European sovereign debt crisis a close second.

  • Money Match Up Friday, 6 May 2011 | 5:30 PM ET
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    Will the Greeks 'bail out' on the Eurozone? Reports of the Greeks leaving the Eurozone spook investors, even after a very positive jobs number. Also, will a strong jobs report stop the dollar slide, with Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank. And using currencies to play commodities.

  • EU Finance Ministers Meeting on Greece Bailout Friday, 6 May 2011 | 3:32 PM ET
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  • Euro Exit? That's Greek to This Pro Friday, 6 May 2011 | 3:28 PM ET
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    A report that Greece is mulling an exit from the euro is pulling down that currency, but this expert thinks it's a long shot.

  • Greece and the Euro Zone Friday, 6 May 2011 | 2:13 PM ET
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    CNBC's Simon Hobbs with the latest details on reports Greece was considering leaving the euro zone.

  • Dollar Lifts, Euro Lags Friday, 6 May 2011 | 9:46 AM ET
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    Falling commodity prices are hurting some riskier currencies, but they're good news for the dollar — time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • 'The UK Will Need a Bailout Soon': Jim Rogers Friday, 6 May 2011 | 5:17 AM ET
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    Britain isn’t cutting its structural deficit by enough or doing it quickly enough and may need a bailout from its European partners, investor Jim Rogers told CNBC.

  • Why One Investor Is Ignoring Wall of Worry Friday, 6 May 2011 | 4:26 AM ET
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    Dramatic headlines on US debt and fears over a Greek restructuring of debt are not worrying one investor, who tells CNBC investors should be focusing on some good news from China, not on the wall of worry.

  • Catch 22 as Fed Exports Inflation Friday, 6 May 2011 | 2:46 AM ET
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    One of the consequences of ultra-loose monetary policy in the United States has been investors looking for yield in the emerging world.

  • Is ECB's Trichet Waiting for Fed to Make Next Move? Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 10:17 AM ET
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    The European Central Bank appears to be waiting for the Federal Reserve to act before raising Eurozone interest rates.

  • Deal Money Deserts the Dollar Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 5:01 PM ET
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    Think the dollar's weak now? Upcoming M&A deals sure aren't going to help matters.  

  • Busch: Great Expectations and the ECB Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 12:20 PM ET
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    The FX markets are pummeling the US dollar strength as we head into tomorrow's ECB and Bank of England meetings.

  • Slip 'n Slide Day For Dollars Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:26 AM ET

    No backyard fun here - the U.S. dollar slips after jobs data, and the Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand dollars slide as commodity prices fall. It's FX Fix time again.

  • Avoid Tears When the Tide Goes Out: Fund Manager Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 5:16 AM ET
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    Investors never learn when to take profits and risk tears before bed-time when the tide goes out, according to Pedro Noronha, the managing partner at Noster Capital in London.

  • Greek 'Soft Restructuring' to Precede 'Hard' One Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 4:32 AM ET
    Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou speaks during a press conference in the Finance ministry in Athens on February 24, 2011. Police clashed with protestors in Athens yesterday on the sidelines of a large demonstration on the year's first general strike against the debt-hit Socialist government's grueling austerity policies. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    A request for an extension to the repayment period on Greece’s bailout loan from the International Monetary Fund and the European Union could be a precursor to the full restructuring of the country’s debt, analysts say.

  • Will Portugal Hit the 'Finnish' Line? Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 2:52 AM ET
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    Talks to form a new government in Finland, due to start later this month, will add to tensions in the peripheral euro zone debt markets, Richard McGuire Senior Fixed Income Strategist at Rabobank said.