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  • Greek police fired teargas at demonstrators in central Athens on Tuesday at the start of a 48-hour strike to protest austerity measures demanded by international lenders as the price for more financial aid. As Greece teeters on the edge of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatizations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first defaultEarlier in the month, Greece's parliament backed Prime Minister G

    Stone-throwing Greeks clashed with police and protesters marched on parliament to oppose government efforts to pass new austerity measures for the debt-stricken euro zone state.

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    On Friday’s Money In Motion, I had two trades that I liked for this week. Here's what to do with them now.

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    Default fears persist, Swiss economic outlook lists, Chilean peso lifts. Time for your FX Fix.

  • US Capitol Building at dawn

    The U.S. Congress will not wait for the country's debt crisis to reach the levels of Southern Europe, David Schweikert, a republican congressman and part of the bipartisan commission on budget told CNBC on Tuesday.

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    It appears that 52 economists have urged the UK government to abandon the public spending cuts associated with its “Plan A” and move to a Plan B, which would involve halting the cuts and…not much else, it would seem, writes Moorad Choudhry.

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    British finance minister George Osborne will use a major speech on Wednesday to throw his weight behind recommendations that banks' retail arms should be ring-fenced from their investment banking operations.

  • Euro bills

    Euro zone finance ministers are meeting on the debt crisis - again. But this strategist isn't expecting much.

  • Ireland's 12.5 percent corporate tax rate is "not negotiable," Finance Minister Michael Noonan told CNBC Tuesday.  That's despite costing the nation in higher interest payments under the bailout agreement with the International Monetary Fund and the European Union.

  • The State of Europe's Finances

    S&P cut its rating on Greece's sovereign debt by three notches. Insight on how this will affect the rest of Europe, with Michael Noonan, finance minister of Ireland.

  • Indonesia's rupiah is on a roll and high frequency traders are on the prowl. Time for your FX Fix.

  • Spain

    As European headlines focused their attention on Greece, Spanish debt yields rose steadily in the last few weeks, with the spread versus the German bund now standing at around 250 basis points.

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    With the Swiss Franc sitting at a record high against the euro one analyst told CNBC.com that it could be time to bet against the safe haven currency.

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    The end of Europe's love affair with nuclear energy provides fertile ground for the development of other renewable sources of power, according to the head of European infrastructure at private equity house Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), which has just completed a major deal in the sector.

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    Stocks are looking oversold as the market discounts a loss of earnings momentum that is likely to follow a weakening global economy, according to Mike Lenhoff, the chief strategist at Brewin Dolphin.

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    The bickering continues in Europe as a critical deadline looms for Greece — but you wouldn't know it from watching the euro against the dollar.

  • The Greece Effect

    The CNBC team reports on Greece's downgrade and its impact on the markets, with Bob Pisani, Courtney Reagan and Sharon Epperson.

  • The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    Bond traders and officials at the European Central Bank have been unified in their warnings that a restructuring of Greece’s debt would set off an investor panic similar to the one that followed the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, the New York Times reports. 

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    Greece is the linchpin for a solution and resolution of the crisis. The essential element missing is this: how to do a Greek debt restructuring. Let's review what's happened and what could happen given the rich history of global debt restructuring.

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    Earthquakes in New Zealand hit the kiwi, and bickering over Greek debt dents the euro — it's time for your Monday FX Fix.

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    As Germany and the European Central Bank battle over what to do next on Greek debt restructuring, or lack of it, one economist is predicting the answer could be scrip money, and lots more trouble ahead.