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  • CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including whether you should short financials, and which tech names are smart buys, with CNBC's Brian Sullivan.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    If the secret to understanding a nation lies in understanding its founding, those trying to understand Greece might want to look to Solon.

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    Andrew Lilco at the Telegraph lays out the likely events of what happens in the event of a Greek default.

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    Safe-haven currencies are on a roll. Yes, it's the economy, stupid — time for your FX Fix.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

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    Your best euro trade right now is all about your time frame, this strategist says.

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    If the market overreacts on the plus side to any news of a Greek debt deal, here's how to trade.

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    The Greek people's reaction to the implemented austerity measures should not be ignored, warned Alastair Newton, managing director and senior political analyst at Nomura.

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    Europe is the place to be, with the euro and the Swiss franc rising, but watch out for falling kiwis — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    The latest numbers for UK manufacturing showed a continued weakening, prompting concerns that the economic recovery is likely to be more protracted than forecasts have suggested.

  • The foreign exchange market is running scared and there will be a fresh round of quantitative easing, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange markets at HSBC told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Swimming pool in Greece

    Past voluntary debt reprofilings in Latin America have worked to varying degrees, but "soft" restructuring is not going to solve Greece's debt problems, according to Stuart Culverhouse, chief economist of frontier markets specialist Exotix

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    Privately, European officials and analysts have been complaining that the bulk of the main rating agencies – two out of three – are based in the US and not always objective when it comes to rating European countries.  In Asia and Europe, officials are looking for solutions.

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    Economists also slashing second-quarter U.S. GDP forecasts to the 2 percent range but have not changed the second-half outlook yet. A big concern is that if the markets remain rocky, or the negatives start really denting sentiment, the slowdown could become self-fulfilling.

  • Buy Europe Now?

    Deposits at Greek banks fall, with CNBC's Steve Liesman; and exploring investment opportunities in Europe, with Tom Lister, Permira Advisers.

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    Economic data disappoints, the euro debt deal has doubters, but the Swissie is soaring — time for another FX Fix.

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    Greece’s finances are out of control. Its bonds are downgraded to junk; and without a German and European Central Bank bailout, it will be forced to restructure its debt. The United States is losing control of its finances too, and bond rating agencies have threatened to downgrade its debt.

  • Waiting on Greece's Next Bailout

    An IMF plan on helping Greece through 2014 is expected in the next few days, with CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Olli Rehn, EU commissioner for economic & monetary affairs.

  • The German government has gradually realized that it will have to extend Greece’s bailout, Christian Gattiker-Ericsson, Chief Strategist & Head of Research at Julius Baer, the Swiss bank, told CNBC on Wednesday.

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    DP World, Dubai’s global port operator, began trading on the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday as the company seeks to tap into global liquidity.