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  • Ditching Euro Not Answer for Greece: Minister Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 4:38 AM ET

    As Greece's leaders tried to finalize the details of its new coalition government, Pavlos Yeroulanos, Minister of Culture and Tourism in the current regime, told CNBC that leaving the single currency would not solve its problems and ruled out a referendum on Greece's membership of the euro zone in the near future.

  • Guest Blog: The End Of The Road For Compromise Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 3:28 AM ET

    Europe must learn again that welfare is a joint responsibility between state and citizen; that governments cannot redistribute wealth that doesn’t exist; and, that welfare follows from hard work, writes Zoltán Cséfalvay, Minister of State for Economic Strategy for Hungary.

  • G20 to Hold Yet More Euro Zone Crisis Talks Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 1:52 AM ET
    President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso chats with U.S. President Barack Obama as (from L to R) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan follow behind as the leaders emerge from lunch on their way to the first plenary session at the G8 Summit on May 26, 2011 in Deauville, France. France is hosting the G8 Summit, which focuses on issues including African development, the Arab Spring

    The Group of 20 is seeking to meet again, possibly before Christmas, with the aim of resurrecting a deal to provide an international firewall around Greece, G20 sources have told the Financial Times, saying negotiators at the Cannes summit had been close to an agreement.

  • The Euro 'Event' Will Cause Depression: HSBC Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 1:10 AM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    With no end in sight to the euro zone debt crisis, events in Athens and Rome are likely to dominate investor sentiment over the coming days.

  • No Cannes Do for G20 Leaders Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 12:35 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy

    Those looking for firm action in the final G20 communique would have had a hard time finding much to get their teeth into.

  • Greek Default Needed for Markets to Rally Sunday, 6 Nov 2011 | 5:30 PM ET
    Greek Default Needed for Markets to Rally

    James White, Senior Analyst, Investment Markets Research, Colonial First State Global Asset Management says a Greek default is needed to remove the uncertainty hanging over markets.

  • Your Currency Trade If Europe Gets Worse Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 8:49 PM ET

    Europe is officially in crisis mode, but the euro is hanging tough. Here's how to prepare if uncertainty seems primed to rise on Monday.

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    "I think we might get a little more focused on the headlines out of D.C.," one trader said.

  • Are U.S. Banks in Contagion Danger? Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 7:12 PM ET
    Are U.S. Banks in Contagion Danger?

    Discussing the Greek's PM confidence vote win, and whether banks are at risk of a systemic contagion, with Josh Rosner, Graham Fisher & Co.

  • Greece, the IMF & Money Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 2:04 PM ET
    Greece, the IMF & Money

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details on Greece, the IMF, and how the country plans on getting financial relief.

  • What's Ahead for the Markets? Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 2:00 PM ET
    What's Ahead for the Markets?

    A look at the past week and what's ahead for the markets, with Kim Caughey Forrest, Fort Pitt Capital Group.

  • Five Things Investors Can Do In a Market Gone Crazy Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 1:18 PM ET

    Greece is going from broken to fixed to broken again faster than you can say "Papandreou," creating a nearly impossible environment for investors trying to come up with a long-term strategy.

  • President Obama's G20 News Conference Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 10:42 AM ET
    President Obama's G20 News Conference

    President Barack Obama discusses what is on the G20 summit agenda, including work to avoid another depression.

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    Jefferies CEO Rich Handler has at least one prominent supporter — noted banking analyst Meredith Whitney, who said the company is run conservatively and unlikely to get hammered by exposure to European debt.

  • Greek Confidence Vote: All About the Bailout Money Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 9:37 AM ET

    Most likely outcome of the Greek confidence vote: An interim government that immediately approves the EU package. The most pressing issue is money — Greece has run out. They need the 8 billion euros ($11 billion) from the troika fast. If they don't clearly approve the European Union package, they don't get the money, which means they will face an immediate crisis even before they are able to hold an election.

  • Confusion Still Prevails Over Greek Leadership Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 7:54 AM ET
    The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    The future of Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou's government looked increasingly doubtful as it prepared for a confidence vote Friday, with markets facing continued uncertainty in the euro zone.

  • Dollar Awaits Jobs Data, Euro Awaits Greek Vote Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 7:36 AM ET

    Australia goes downbeat, and Greek no-confidence vote gives none - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    When future financial historians look back at the early 21st century, they may wonder why anybody ever thought it was a good idea to repackage subprime securities into triple A bonds. So, too, in relation to assumptions about the “risk-free” status of western sovereign debt, according to the FT.

  • Europe vs. Earnings Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 6:12 PM ET

    The only thing that determines why a stock goes up on any given day is what’s going on in Europe, Cramer says.

  • How to Trade the European Economic Outlook Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 4:05 PM ET
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    It's harder than ever to trade on headlines from Europe. Here's a way to profit from the region's longer term prospects.