Economic Regions The European Union

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

    Ready for the Greek election this Sunday? Here are the currencies to watch.

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    To "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer, the Greek elections will only bode well for the markets.

  • Hillside Vineyard, Samos, Greece.

    Amid Greece's economic woes, there is some good news: importers and top sommeliers are becoming more interested in the increasing quality (and rising prices) of Greek wines.

  • Greece

    To put it simply, Greece's financial woes have been brewing for decades as the Greeks consistently voted in representatives across the political spectrum who promised the people more than the economy could deliver.

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    The very existence of deposits in Greek banks is a mystery to many outside observers. Why on earth would anyone—including Greeks—still have money in a bank located in Greece?

  • European Leaders Aren't Bluffing

    "We don't believe that European leaders are bluffing. If Syriza really pushes their views I think an exit [of Greece from the euro zone] would come," Dimitris Drakopoulos, euro area economist at Nomura, told CNBC.

  • Why the Greek Elections Matter

    Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief global strategist, explains how the outcome from this weekend's elections in Greece will impact U.S. markets.

  • Bailout Politics & the Markets

    Tracking overseas jitters and the impact on U.S. markets, with Roger Altman, Evercore Partners founder & chairman, and Jack Malvey, BNY Mellon chief global markets strategist.

  • What's Causing Greece's Debt Problem?

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports one of the problems at the root of the Greek debt crisis is the inability to collect revenue, with Harry Theoharris, Greek Ministry of Finance.

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    In a Europe where the outcome of most elections is predicted weeks before votes are cast, the triumph of left-wing Syriza in May’s Greek elections was one of the few shocks of recent years.

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    The supply of healthcare and medicines in Greece is already increasingly difficult – and if the country left the euro, the situation would get even worse, Greek healthcare officials have warned CNBC.

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    “We are moving from being a Western country to a poor country,” George Protopapas, national director of international charity SOS Children’s Villages, told CNBC.

  • Bull Market

    Economic reports are dicey and Greek elections are looming, but this strategist thinks it's time to put risk on.

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    If Angela Merkel had been president of the U.S. in 2008 and 2009, the Federal government would not have invested $700 billion to bail out the financial and automobile industries.

  • The upcoming Greek election could determine whether Greece remains in the euro zone. Here's your trading plan.

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    Investing is "unusually difficult" because of current uncertainties and there are some signs that the markets are pricing a "rare disaster" – but the situation is not as bad as it was in 2008, analysts at Goldman Sachs wrote in a market note.

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    As more and more Greek nationals turn to the promised land of Australia to escape unemployment and austerity, visa procedures may not make it as simple.

  • Tony Blair

    The former long-standing UK prime minister, Tony Blair, a self-professed pro-European, said the risk of unrest applied to Europe as a whole, the Financial  Times reports.

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    Bankers’ bonuses across the European Union are set to be limited by law, with many bank lobbyists admitting in private that they have lost the fight against a European Parliament initiative to limit the size of bonuses relative to salary, the Financial Times reports.

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    The stereotype of the lazy Greek worker, putting in long hours but not producing much, and not declaring everything to the taxman, has dogged the country’s efforts to get international sympathy.