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  • European Union Flag

    In the high-stakes game absorbing the euro zone, the stronger economies have got to show their hands to help restore stability, a former central bank official told CNBC Monday.

  • The Greek national flag is seen flying above the parliament building on Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.

    Greece will leave the euro zone on June 18 if the populist government wins the country’s elections on the 17 as the rest of the euro zone rounds on "cheaters," Nick Dewhirst, director at wealth management firm Integral Asset Management, told CNBC.com Monday.

  • Budapest, Hungary

    The deepening euro zone crisis is threatening the integration of Eastern European nations into the single currency area, the Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) told CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange”.

  • Greek Parliament

    Greece will try to attract investment by becoming more “business-friendly” and cutting taxes, a politician from right-wing New Democracy, which is leading opinion polls at the moment, told CNBC Monday.

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

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says she has more sympathy for poor African children than Greeks suffering under the country's economic problems and austerity measures.

  • Engineers test networking equipment at the Huawei Technologies Co. campus in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China.

    The EU is poised to launch one of its biggest trade cases against China in a generation after telling member states it has compiled firm evidence that Beijing’s telecommunications equipment companies have benefited from illegal state subsidies. The FT reports.

  • Mario Monti

    The technocratic government of Mario Monti has made significant progress towards overhauling Italy’s economy since it came to office last year, but has not done enough to combat tax evasion and the country’s sizeable black economy, an EU finding to be released this week has determined, the Financial Times reports.

  • Spain

    Spain, Italy and Greece, already fighting a financial and economic crisis, are now facing an oil crisis. Olive oil, that is. the Financial Times reports.

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    Greece isn't the only factor weighing on the euro.

  • Markets Break 3 Week Slide

    It was an up, but not a great week. David Darst, Morgan Stanely Smith Barney, and Rod Smyth, Riverfront Investment Group, discuss.

  • Summer Investing Survival

    Bracing for a cruel summer in the markets, with Dan Genter, RNC Genter Capital Management, and Rob McIver, Jensen Portfolio.

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    Euro zone stocks could plummet up to 50 percent if Greece makes a disorderly exit from the euro zone, a research note from Societe Generale said on Friday.

  • More Gloom & Doom Coming?

    Should Greece exit the euro zone and is China's economy weaker than analyst suggest? Marc Faber, Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, weighs in on those two scenarios and explains why he's making a move to gold.

  • European Markets Close Mixed

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European markets closed mixed amid growing concerns over Greece's debt, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has details on Spain's Bankia asking for more financial aid.

  • Euro Hovers Near 2-Year Low

    Alan Ruskin, Deutsche Bank, and Nick Bennenbroek, Wells Fargo, discuss the outlook on the euro zone and the risks of Greece exiting the currency.

  • Gold

    Since the price of gold spacer has not ratcheted up in this latest Europe driven downturn, some say surely that must mean that the wisdom of owning gold is now null and void. I disagree; gold should still be a part of your investment plan.

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    The Swiss franc's peg comes under pressure and the euro takes a breather - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • Greece and U.S.

    Greece is back on top of the international economic and political agenda after a brief respite. How can you build a firewall around your portfolio to insulate yourself from the big fat Greek mess?

  • Wall Street Forecast from Market Masters

    Adam Parker, Morgan Stanley chief U.S. equity strategist; Ken Rogoff, Harvard University professor; and Raghuram Rajan, University of Chicago professor, weigh in with their outlook on the markets and direction of the global economy, including the strength of the U.S. recovery and the looming fiscal cliff.

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    With concern growing about the future of the euro zone, analysts are now debating ideas that were considered unthinkable.