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    Britain's economy is unlikely to grow as fast as before the financial crisis because its most productive sectors have been hardest hit, jeopardising government plans to cut the deficit, reports the FT.

  • Fast Money Web Extra

    Web-only investor advice from CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.

  • Fast Money Final Trade

    The final word on the trading day and your first trade tomorrow, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.

  • Kass on Housing Stocks

    Doug Kass, of Seabreeze Partners, says stocks will sell off this spring after home buyers turn out to be no shows, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.

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    Rumor in the market today is that another 60 billion Euros will be flowing to Greece from the EU or the IMF, or maybe both. It really should come from the IMF in my mind since they are the yahoo's that predicted long term interest costs for Greece would be 5.6% in 2012. While there is always a chance for a miracle, long term Greek bonds are at an almost 16% yield. So if Greece is to get money, it'll have to come from the EU or the IMF.

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    Germany and the rest of Europe will loan Athens more money to keep Greece servicing its debt and prevent writedowns by European governments and banks on loans they've already made to Greece.

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    The euro has dropped more than 5% against the dollar in a matter of days. But this strategist says it won't last.

  • Rumor time for the euro, good times for commodity currencies. Time for your daily FX Fix.

  • Who Does Greece Owe?

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs has the story on what the Greeks owe that makes the rest of Europe so scared.

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    The plan to deal with the euro zone debt crisis and avoid restructuring before 2013 is failing, Willem H. Buiter, Chief Economist at Citi Investment Research and Analysis said on Tuesday.

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    Europe should help countries that are in trouble but these countries need to show that they are tackling their deficit problems themselves, like Britain has done, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne told CNBC in an interview Tuesday.

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    Greece on Tuesday denied a Dow Jones report that it expects a new aid package of nearly 60 billion euros ($85.71 billion) to deal with its debt crisis.

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    As far as Europe’s real economy is concerned, the problems on the periphery are just that, peripheral, according to Credit Suisse’s Robert Barrie.

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    European stock market futures pointed to a slightly higher open after Wall Street closed Monday slightly up on the back of commodity related news and China posted its highest trade surplus in four months in April.

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    Restructuring Greece’s debt is both desirable and inevitable, despite insistence from European Union officials over the weekend that the idea is off the table, reports the New York Times.

  • Global Markets

    Last week spelt the end of the inflation story and this is a reason to be bullish. That is the view of UK-based Michael Browne, a fund manager at Martin Currie.

  • FM Final Call: Tempest In a Teapot

    Weighing in on the debt crisis in Greece, with Zachary Karabell, River Twice Research.

  • Bullish on Europe

    Discussing changes in Greece's bailout program, and European economic outlook and investment opportunities, with David Marcus, Evermore Global Advisors and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • On May 4, I recommended shorting the euro against the British pound. Here's an update.

  • Word On the Street Now

    Andy Busch, BMO Capital Markets and the Fast Money traders weigh in on which trades you should put down today.