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  • Dr. Marc Faber

    Forget Greece, which is an "insignificant" economy, it is China that's posing the biggest risk to the global economy, Marc Faber the editor and publisher of the Gloom, Boom and Doom report told CNBC on Friday.

  • Global Market Update: Spanish Banks Downgraded Friday, 18 May 2012 | 6:07 AM ET
    Global Market Update: Spanish Banks Downgraded

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European stocks are on track for their biggest weekly decline since November, as fear about Greece and Spain grow and Moody's downgrades 16 Spanish banks, including the euro zone's largest bank, Banco Santander.

  • 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.

  • ECB 'Only Game in Town' as Global Markets Tumble Friday, 18 May 2012 | 4:18 AM ET
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    With stocks in Asia dropping to near their 2012 lows and investors fleeing risk assets on growing worries about Europe’s debt crisis, several market watchers say it’s time for Europe’s Central Bank to step up bond purchases and ease monetary policy further.

  • Fitch Downgrades Greece on Euro Exit Risk Friday, 18 May 2012 | 4:00 AM ET
    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.

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    European shares were headed for another day of losses on Friday, ending a dismal week in which the euro zone debt crisis dragged equity markets to new 2012 lows.

  • A Permanent Precedent Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 10:49 PM ET
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    If Greece goes: An exit is likely to shatter faith in the eurozone’s integrity for ever. The Financial Times reports.

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

    As Facebook’s giant IPO comes to market, record low yields in the bond market are warning of more trouble ahead for financial markets.

  • National Bank of Greece Had Negative Equity at Year End Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 2:14 PM ET
    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.

  • What a Volatility Spike Could Do for the Dollar Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 1:06 PM ET
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    Based on past bouts of big market swings, the dollar could get a meaningful lift if volatility rises. 

  • How to Make a Killing on the Euro Crash Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 1:04 PM ET
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    Vulture capitalism: After every crisis, we learn how crafty investors cashed in while the rest of us gnawed our cuticles. Here's how you can join the lucky ones.

  • European Markets Close Down on Greek Concerns Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    European Markets Close Down on Greek Concerns

    A look at the market moving activities across Europe, including continued weakness in Greek banks and Spanish bonds, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs, Rick Santelli, Bob Pisani, and Steven Ricchiuto, Mizuho Securities chief U.S. economist.

  • Euro Slips, Loonie Dips, Yen Gets a Lift Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 8:17 AM ET
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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.

  • UK's Cameron Fears Euro Zone Unraveling Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 5:18 AM ET
    David Cameron

    David Cameron, Britain’s prime minister, will on Thursday warn that the single European currency could unravel in a way that “carries huge risks for everyone” unless the eurozone’s 17 members move rapidly towards full fiscal and political union.

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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.

  • How Greek Economic Woes Could Help US Consumers Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 3:05 AM ET
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    For the past three weeks, U.S. interest rates have been falling, and it's because of fears that Greece, which is still trying to form a government, will totally default on its loans, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

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    European shares signaled a slight rebound on Thursday but the ongoing problems in Greece still weighed on sentiment as the country announced a second round of elections would be held on June 17 and European leaders talked of a Greek departure from the euro zone.

  • Will This Decade Be More Grim Than the 1930s? Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 2:12 AM ET
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    If we don’t learn lessons from 1930s parallels, there’s a very good chance that the outcomes of this decade might be grimmer than that one.

  • ECB Bars Access to Four Greek Banks Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 2:09 AM ET
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    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.

  • Last Call: There's A Sale At Penny's! Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 9:25 PM ET
    JC Penny

    Markets get spooked by Greece, David Einhorn steals the show at the Ira Sohn Conference, JC Penny has its worst day ever, as IPO looms questions linger surrounding Facebook.