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    Soft restructuring is only a temporary measure, and a German-led plan to convince private investors to voluntarily extend maturities on Greek debt will not prevent a default, analysts told CNBC.com.

  • Fed Chief Ben Bernanke Testifies to House Budget Committee

    Despite weak economic data a double dip recession is unlikely and investors should favor stocks over bonds, according to Chris Watling, the CEO of Longview Economics in London.

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    German banks, Spanish farmers, Greek debt - what should Germany finance next? Answer: None of the above. End of discourse, writes CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa.

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    As euro zone politicians scramble to bring Greek public finances back under control, the question of how much the European Central Bank will lose if they fail to avert a default has taken on greater importance, reported the FT.

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

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its growth forecast for the UK economy to 1.5 percent for 2011, but has said it continues to support the coalition government’s spending cuts.  

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    The dollar is down again, the euro is twitching, and an election in Peru is casting a shadow — time for your Monday FX Fix.

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    Commodities will weaken in the short term as the Chinese economy starts to slow, but prices could once again move higher from this fall boosted by power constraints in China, Jim Lennon, head of commodities research at Macquarie Bank told CNBC on Monday.

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    Whether we like it or not, whether we're the German or French tax payer who has to foot the bill or the Greek, Spanish or Irish citizen who feels the pain of austerity in his or her respective purse – there is no choice!

  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (front 2nd Left) calls an end to a group picture with his new cabinet ministers in the garden of Number 10 Downing Street in London, England.

    There is no need for a “plan B” for the economy even if conditions change, senior Conservatives insisted on Sunday as Ed Balls renewed his attack on the government’s “reckless” deficit reduction program, reported the FT.

  • Steve Jobs

    Juxtapositions galore. Apple gets ready to debut its iCloud, while everyone else's cloud gets hacked. Portuguese elections set the stage for austerity, while austerity rocks Greece. Here's what we're watching...

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    The dollar has taken a beating over the last week. Here's how to trade it now.

  • Money Match Up

    The dollar gets crushed on a weak jobs report. A look at the currency trade, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. Also, cold cash and hot commodities. And is now the time to sell gold, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter.

  • 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.

  • Euro coins

    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.