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  • DP World Starts Trading in London Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 6:44 AM ET

    DP World, Dubai’s global port operator, began trading on the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday as the company seeks to tap into global liquidity.

  • Prepare for More Money Printing: Analyst Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 6:42 AM ET

    Investors should prepare themselves for a third round of quantitative easing, Simon Maughn, co-head of European equities at MF Global, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Commentary: Intolerable Choices For the Euro Zone Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 5:15 AM ET

    The eurozone, as designed, has failed. It was based on a set of principles that have proved unworkable at the first contact with a financial and fiscal crisis, according to the FT.

  • Europe Warns US to Speed Up Bank Reform Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 4:41 AM ET

    The European Union’s top financial regulator has warned the Obama administration that it must speed up and toughen its new banking rules in order to prevent American banks from having unfair advantages over their European counterparts. The FT reports.

  • Greek Restructuring: Off the Table, Not Off the Menu Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 4:06 AM ET

    The complexity of European politics should prevent any reprofiling of Greek debt this year, according to a political analyst, but markets are still waiting for any sign of a prospective default.

  • IMF Not Paying Greek Tranche Seems Certain: Report Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 3:16 AM ET
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen in Washington, DC.

    It seems certain the IMF will not pay its share of an aid tranche to Greece at end-June but the global lender is seen taking part in a new programme, a German newspaper reported on Wednesday without quoting any sources.

  • Greece: Tax Cuts or Crackdown on Tax Cheats? Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 1:45 AM ET

    As the race for a new bailout for Greece continues, one of the main bones of contention between opposition politicians and the Greek government is tax.

  • Greece Aid Hope Props Up Euro Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    Greece Aid Hope Props Up Euro

    Talk of a second Greek bailout pushes the Euro higher, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, and the Fast Money traders weigh in on trades to make today.

  • Germany Gives, Euro Gains Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 9:45 AM ET

    Germans are caving and Russians are raising - rates, that is. Time for your daily FX Fix.

  • Forget Risk On, Stay Defensive: Analyst Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 7:19 AM ET
    Euro bills

    The euro is gaining and stocks are following the single currency higher, but investors should avoid chasing the risk-on trade according to one analyst.

  • EU Set to Kick Greek Can a Little Further Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 7:13 AM ET
    A man walks outside the Bank of Greece headquarters during a demonstation against government's austerity measures in central Athens.

    Following months of talks, Germany now appears ready to drop demands it has made in order to allow Greece to restructure its debt and prevent the government in Athens from running out of cash over the summer.

  • Are UK Banks Healthy or Not? Analysts Clash Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 7:03 AM ET
    A woman leaves a branch of Barclays Bank in central London, Monday, April 23, 2007. ABN Amro NV and Barclays PLC announced Monday they have agreed to merge, in the largest cross-border combination in European banking history. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Investors should buy UK banks now while they are cheap as their share prices will rise significantly over the next two years, a report published by Societe Generale said; but other analysts contradicted this view because of the gloomy economic outlook.

  • Sponsors Cry Foul Over Fifa Infighting Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 1:40 AM ET

    Some of football’s biggest sponsors are raising the alarm over infighting at Fifa even as Sepp Blatter, its president, dismissed the bribery storm engulfing the sport’s governing body as a few “difficulties” rather than a crisis, reports the FT.

  • Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy

    Some market players have said Italy will be the next to ask for a bailout but  Federico Ghizzoni, chief executive of Italian bank Unicredit, told CNBC that the country is in a totally different situation than Greece.

  • No UK Rate Rise Until Recovery Secured, Bank Told Monday, 30 May 2011 | 6:10 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    The Bank of England (BoE) was warned by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) on Monday that raising interest rates before November risked damaging the recovery of the UK economy.

  • Markets Fret About Euro 'Slow-Motion Car Crash' Monday, 30 May 2011 | 5:37 AM ET

    Reports that Greece has not met any of the fiscal targets set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union (EU) as part of its 110 billion euros ($157 billion) bailout knocked down the euro Monday, as other countries in the euro zone are threatened with being dragged into the Greek morass.

  • Greek Leaders Fail to Set Debt Plan Friday, 27 May 2011 | 10:38 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Greek political leaders failed to reach consensus at an emergency meeting on Friday on how to exit the country's debt crisis, party sources said.

  • Swiss Franc Soars, Yen Sags Friday, 27 May 2011 | 9:48 AM ET

    The Swiss franc gets a lift from the IMF, and the yen gets bruised by Fiche — time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • IMF 'Not Contemplating' Greek Debt Restructuring Friday, 27 May 2011 | 8:53 AM ET
    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 19: International Monetary Fund First Deputy Managing Director, John Lipsky prepares to speak at the Peterson Institute, on May 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Lipsky who is acting as Dominique Strauss-Kahn's replacement delivered this years annual lecture on global recovery and global cooperation. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    The IMF is sticking to a program that "does not contemplate" Greek debt restructuring, acting managing director John Lipsky told CNBC on the sidelines of the G8 conference in Deauville, France.

  • Forget Greece, China Key for Euro: Analyst Friday, 27 May 2011 | 8:36 AM ET

    Those fearing the effects of Greece’s parlous economic state on the euro shouldn’t worry as long as the currency has support from China, according to a currency analyst.