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  • ECB to Leave Rates Unchanged Ahead of More Loans Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 6:41 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank is widely expected to leave interest rates on hold on Thursday, reassured by signs that the economy started 2012 on a brighter note and hopeful that more cheap loans to banks at the end of this month will get them lending to each other again.

  • Greek Party Leaders Fail to Sign Off on Bailout Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 10:45 PM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Greek political leaders failed early on Thursday to sign off on a tough reform and austerity program, the price of a new international bailout for the nation, but Prime Minister Lucas Papademos said they would try to strike a deal within hours.

  • Traders to Watch Jobless Claims for Signs of Recovery Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 10:03 PM ET

    Weekly jobless claims is the big number for markets Thursday, as Greece edges closer to a rescue package.

  • Greece Not Out of the Woods Yet Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 5:10 PM ET
    Greece Not Out of the Woods Yet

    Rebecca Patterson, MD & Chief Markets Strategist, J.P.Morgan Asset Management says even if Greece is able to reduce its debt load, the country's debt-GDP ratio will stand at 120% ten years from now.

  • Troika Draft Report Out Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 2:58 PM ET
    Troika Draft Report Out

    Greeks are set to cut 15,000 jobs, according to a Troika Draft Report. CNBC's Brian Sullivan has the latest.

  • The Euro Is Headed Higher: Strategist Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 2:11 PM ET

    Greek crisis? What Greek crisis? Near term, this strategist likes the euro.

  • Investors Ready for Next Act in the Greek Drama Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 8:08 AM ET

    Greek hopes persist and the Australian and New Zealand dollars are lifting off - time for your FX Fix.

  • Three Phases of the Rally to Watch Out For: Strategist Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 7:22 AM ET

    There are three key periods of the current stock market rally, Graham Neilson, chief investment strategist, Cairn Capital, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Greek Parliament

    The euro is rallying on fresh hopes that Greek politicians can agree to austerity measures that could secure them a much-needed second bailout from their euro zone peers.

  • Greeks Burn German Flags: Do They Have a Point? Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 4:40 AM ET
    Protesters clash with riot police while they try to enter the parliament during a 24-hours general strike in Athens.

    Greek protesters burned German flags as thousands marched through the streets of Athens on Tuesday, according to CNBC staff on the ground. This could be seen as straightforward biting the hand that feeds.

  • Five Banks Bid for AIG Assets Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 4:15 AM ET

    Another batch of the riskiest mortgage-backed securities once owned by the American International Group are being auctioned off this week, according to two people familiar with the matter, a sale that would bring the insurance giant’s 2008 meltdown once step closer to a resolution.

  • A Contrarian Bets Ireland and Hungary Will Rebound Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 3:57 AM ET

    For months now, a big investor has been betting billions of dollars that two of Europe’s most wounded countries will bounce back from the beating they have taken during the region’s debt crisis, the New York Times reports.

  • Greece Talks, Earnings Will Keep Markets on Edge Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 8:27 PM ET
    Greek Parliament

    The slow progress in Greece’s debt talks will hang over markets Wednesday, as investors also watch one of the last big blasts of the quarter’s earnings news.

  • Mohamed El-Erian

    This year's market gains will need more than an improving economic picture and investor willingness to shrug off Europe's debt crisis, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

  • Greece's Waiting Game Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 10:08 AM ET
    Greece's Waiting Game

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details on another rounds of talks taking place to secure a bailout for Greece.

  • Aussie Dollar Lifts, Traders Hope for Greek Deal Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 7:48 AM ET

    Greece dickers and Australia's central bank surprises - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Greece Groundhog Day All Over Again: Strategist Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 3:44 AM ET

    Greece’s leaders and representatives of the troika responsible for its bailout failed yet again to reach agreement on the terms of a second bailout by Tuesday morning leaving European markets facing another day’s uncertainty over the Mediterranean country.

  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is likely to repeat his case Tuesday for a long period of low rates, and he’ll keep markets guessing about whether the Fed will do more quantitative easing.

  • Strategist: Why Europe Is In a Good Place - Really Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 2:07 PM ET

    Sometimes a crisis can force real reform.

  • A Chaotic Start to the Week for Greece Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 10:23 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    The situation in Greece went seriously weird this morning, when European Union officials and Greek officials couldn’t seem to agree whether Greece had missed a deadline to agree to austerity measures required to secure another rescue package.