Economic Regions The European Union

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    The worst case scenario for investors is that on Sunday night the re-run of the Greek election does not produce a coalition government both willing and able to implement the austerity plan Athens has already agreed on with the other 16 members of the Euro Zone.

  • Global Markets Update: Spain's Bond Yields Higher

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at increasing bonds yields in Spain and Italy.

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    Benchmark oil prices may trade within a tight range this week as participants wait for the outcome of a repeat Greek election on June 17 and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting to decide production policy on Thursday in Vienna, according to CNBC's weekly survey of oil market sentiment.

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    The idea that taxpayers should be expected to bail out Europe’s ailing banking system is “ridiculous” and does not work, one expert told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” Tuesday.

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    Concerns grew on Monday that Italy could be the next victim of Europe’s financial infection, leading nervous investors to sell Italian stocks and bonds and damping euphoria over a weekend deal to bail out Spain’s banks, the New York Times reports.

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    The Greek politician who is a potential kingmaker in the upcoming election has told CNBC he will only form a government with left-wing Syriza if it agrees to work with the bailout.

  • Greek Kingmaker: Syriza Must Back Bailout

    Fotis Kouvelis, leader of Greece's Democratic Left party and potential kingmaker in the upcoming election, told CNBC he will form a government with Syriza only if it agrees to work with the EU bailout.

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    All 27 EU countries should submit their big banks to a single cross-border supervisor as part of a banking union to be enacted as soon as next year, the president of the European Commission has urged. The Financial Times reports.

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    The EU. debt crisis has been trouble for global stocks, but it's been terrific for the U.S. dollar, and the Japanese yen . Here's how to get in on the rally.

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    The bailout plan for Spain was, eurozone officials argue, a robust answer to critics who accused EU leaders of consistently reacting too slowly, too late and with the least possible amount of cash in the face of a crisis spinning out of control, the Financial Times reports.

  • Greece: Anatomy of a Euro Exit

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on "redenomination" and what happens if Greece changes currency and leaves the euro, and discussing Spain's bank bailout, and the financial impact of fixing Europe, with Antonio Garcia Pascual, Barclays.

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    Aid to Spain lifts risk appetite, but not for long — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Will Spain's Bailout Save Europe?

    Despite an agreement to bailout Spain's banks, Europe still faces tough times ahead, including an election in Greece this weekend. Martin Wolf, Financial Times chief editorial commentator, discusses the future of the euro zone.

  • Why It Makes Sense to Buy Gold & Oil Now

    Jeffrey Kleintop, LPL Financial chief market strategist, discusses the stories traders will be watching ahead of the market's open, including Spain's bailout and why it makes sense to invest in commodities and stay away from stocks.

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    With an agreement to bail out Spain's struggling banks, Europe again avoided financial chaos in a debt crisis that is in its third year. But Europe still faces far bigger challenges that threaten the Continent and with it, the world economy, the New York Times reports.

  • The leader of the Radical Left coalition, Alexis Tsipras, leaves on May 13, 2012 the presidential palce in Athens after a meeting with Greek President Carolos Papoulias.

    Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece’s leftwing Syriza coalition, seized on news of the Spanish bailout to bolster his position ahead of next week’s crucial general election, which may determine whether the country stays in the euro, the Financial Times reports.

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    European officials shouldn’t be surprised if their latest unveiling—a rescue plan for Spain’s troubled banks—fails yet again to impress markets or resolve the continent’s crisis.

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    Time after time during the European debt crisis, grand plans aimed at drawing a line under the problem have appeared to be behind market expectations. That may be changing.

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    When it rains in Spain, it pours. There is talk of a Spanish bank bailout, and this strategist has a plan to play it.

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    Pain in Spain dents the euro, and China's rate cut hits the Aussie - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.