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  • A Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) oil rig near the shores of the state of Campeche, Mexico.

    Oil prices are set to extend declines as uncertainty persists over the euro zone's future, growth slows in China and the dollar rises. But international talks in Baghdad scheduled on Wednesday around Iran's nuclear program may contain losses if the country's leadership resists pressure to curb uranium enrichment, CNBC's weekly survey showed.

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    The Institute of Directors has endorsed a radical proposal that recommends replacing part of the UK tax system with a single income tax rate of 30 percent and reducing the government’s share of the national economy to one-third, the Financial Times reports.

  • World in Hand

    The weekend’s summit of leaders from the G8, representing eight of the world’s largest economies, appeared to mark a policy shift away from austerity measures and toward stimulating economic growth – but that could be misleading.

  • Euro coins in hand

    "If the currency is not going to exist, it shouldn't be at $1.27," one strategist said, referring to the euro's exchange rate versus the U.S. dollar.

  • Obama Turns Up Heat on Euro

    The European debt crisis will be the main course at Camp David tonight as G-8 leaders gather, with CNBC's John Harwood; Don Luskin, CNBC contributor; and Jack Bouroudjian, Bull and Bear Partners CEO.

  • Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    Europe is scary right now, no question. Here's how one strategist plans to take shelter from the storm.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    It is increasingly conceivable that Greece may leave the euro zone, not just because of its own political dysfunction but also because the consequences of such an exit for the rest of the Europe and the global economy no longer seem quite so scary. The New York Times reports

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    How much interest would you want back if you lent to huge amounts of money to someone on an unsecured basis, and if that person had unaudited accounts and a history of playing dirty when the chips are down?

  • London Stock Exchange

    The euro zone is facing its darkest hour but will emerge more competitive than in the past, the chief executive of the London Stock Exchange told CNBC on Friday, though he noted that smaller businesses are very important to Europe’s recovery.

  • Fitch Downgrades Greece on Euro Exit Risk

    "Greece has its back against the wall with nowhere to go. Austerity is too hard to be socially acceptable," Domenico Crapanzano, head of European rates sales and trading at Jefferies, told CNBC.

  • Greece

    If Greece goes: An exit is likely to shatter faith in the eurozone’s integrity for ever. The Financial Times reports.

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    Senior U.S. officials say President Obama will use his time with G8 leaders at Camp David this weekend to urge Europe to use the tools it has created to handle its financial crisis and to use them aggressively.

  • The Parthenon, illuminated at night, sits at the top of Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece, on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.

    National Bank of Greece, the oldest Greek commercial bank, saw its financial condition so damaged by the crisis that it was operating with negative shareholder equity at the end of 2011.

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    Based on past bouts of big market swings, the dollar could get a meaningful lift if volatility rises. 

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    The Greek tragedy weighs on the euro, but Japan's GDP lifts the yen - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    A growth compact to sit alongside the existing fiscal compact is a certainty for the euro zone as it battles the flames of discontent fanned by the harsh austerity measures implemented in struggling economies, one expert told CNBC Thursday.

  • European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank has reacted to uncertainty over Greece’s future in the eurozone by excluding four of the country’s banks from its regular liquidity providing operations.

  • Businessman with crystal ball

    Wondering if today's bounce in the euro is an aberration? This strategist has an answer.

  • EU: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

    Daniel Stecich, TJM Institutional Services and CNBC's Rick Santelli discuss the ECB and credit risk, and Greek recapitalization.