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  • A man removes paint from the sign of the central bank of Greece following demonstrations in Athens, Greece, on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.

    The better-than-expected take up of the Greek bond swap offer, announced Friday morning, should help boost markets temporarily, but caution remains, analysts, strategists and economists warned.

  • Greece Averts Immediate Default Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 6:04 AM ET
    Greece Averts Immediate Default

    Greece averts an immediate default by securing a high enough participation in its bond swap offer to drastically reduce its debt, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

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    European shares were called to open broadly higher Friday as the long-awaited Greek debt swap deal made it through.

  • Cramer Explains Stock Market’s Gains Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 6:26 PM ET

    After U.S. stocks finished higher for the second straight session, Cramer on Thursday noted that most issues that had worried investors earlier in the week have since been addressed.

  • View over the caldera of Santorini in Greece.

    Wall Street may breathe a sigh of relief with the apparent success of the Greek bond swap, but the European debt issue will continue to rile the markets for “many more years to come.”

  • Time to Take Risk Off the Table Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 3:10 PM ET
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    Participation in the Greek debt deal looks good, but pitfalls still lie ahead, this strategist says.

  • Markets: All Eyes on Europe Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 2:25 PM ET
    Markets: All Eyes on Europe

    How long will Europe's debt issues impact our markets? Scott Wren, Wells Fargo Advisors, and CNBC's Rick Santelli, discuss.

  • Greek Debt Swap Deadline Nears Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 1:12 PM ET
    Greek Debt Swap Deadline Nears

    In less than two hours, holders of Greek debt will decide whether they'll go along with a debt restructuring deal, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • What to Do While You Wait for a Greek Debt Deal Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 1:11 PM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    The Greek debt swap results won't be announced for a bit, so here's a trading idea to ponder.

  • Why a Greek Debt Deal Won’t End the Greek Saga Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 9:22 AM ET
    A man holds a placard bearing the Greek flag.

    For months, the situation in Greece has dominated European markets for days on end as a new deadline approaches.

  • Euro Lifts, European Central Bank Holds Steady Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 8:28 AM ET

    Greek deal hopes rise and lift the euro - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Is Europe on Track for a Comeback? Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 6:30 AM ET
    Is Europe on Track for a Comeback?

    EU ambassador to the United States, Joao Valde de Almeida, says elements of optimism and signs of recovery in Europe are seen today as compared to three months ago.

  • Roubini: Private Sector’s Greece Deal Is ‘Sweet’ Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 4:11 AM ET
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    It’s a fallacy that private creditors to Greece – taking a massive “haircut” on their investment as part of a debt-restructuring deal – are losing out while the official sector’s holdings are protected, Nouriel Roubini, chairman of Roubini Global Economics, wrote in the Financial Times.

  • This Market Breather Is a Good Thing: Strategist Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 3:19 AM ET

    Worries over Greece and its bond swap deal have ended a mammoth rally in risk assets, leaving investors to question whether 2012’s winning streak is all over.

  • A Primer on the Great Greek Bond Swap Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 8:13 PM ET

    Thursday is the deadline for the Greek bond swap.

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    The witching hour that could determine whether Greece defaults or not is Thursday afternoon, and that will hang over markets until it's known whether enough private investors accept a debt restructuring deal.

  • Greek Debt Deadline Nears Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 4:11 PM ET
    Greek Debt Deadline Nears

    Will enough creditors participate in Greece's debt swap deal? CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest from Athens.

  • An Architect of a Deal Sees Greece as a Model Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 11:17 AM ET
    European Bank Note

    A lead adviser to Greece on its debt deal,  Mitu Gulati, argues that instead of repeated austerity-based bailouts, other European countries should cut a deal directly with their creditors to reduce their debt loads.

  • Following up on my Monday bearish call for risk this week, here’s a trade idea for Thursday with the thought process on why to put it on.

  • Greece Facing Default if Debt Deal Not Accepted Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 8:00 AM ET
    Greece Facing Default if Debt Deal Not Accepted

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the update on whether Greece will be able to get its debt deal accepted by investors.