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  • Greek Default 'Would Mean the End of the Euro': Analyst Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 6:38 AM ET
    Greece

    The domino effect of a Greek default is almost inevitable because of the integrated banking system within Europe, a consultant told CNBC Thursday.

  • Private Sector Must Take Bigger Greek Burden: Gurria Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 4:36 AM ET
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    The public sector has borne the brunt of the Greek bailout to date, and the private sector must start making a greater contribution, Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), told CNBC Thursday. The IMF, or International Monetary Fund, is an intergovernmental agency that works to keep exchange rates and the international system of payments stable.To help solve Europe's sovereign debt crisis, a special organization was set up in 2010 called the European Financial Stability Facility, or EFSF. So what is it and how does it work? CNBC explains.

  • EU Banks Could Shrink to Hit Capital Rules Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 4:17 PM ET
    European Central Bank

    Leading European banks say they would rather sell assets than raise expensive new capital to meet compulsory demands from the European Union for higher capital ratios, threatening a further contraction of credit to the enfeebled eurozone economy.

  • Three Steps to Easing Market Tension Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 10:10 AM ET
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    I imagine everyone would love to take a break from the ongoing market turmoil, but as a solution from euro zone governments is still not apparent, it’s difficult to ignore. Time to cut down on the talk and move to solutions. Among the number of options available, I believe the following steps are the most practical and the best way forward when one is stuck between a rock and a hard place:

  • EU Politicians Are 'Playing With Fire': Analysts Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 7:08 AM ET

    Slovakia will most probably cave in to international pressure and vote for the expansion of the euro zone's bailout fund, but the previous rejection should serve as a lesson, analysts told CNBC.com Wednesday.

  • Quantitative Easing Won't Fix UK Problems: Economists Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 7:05 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K., on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. Stocks dropped for an eighth day, the longest losing streak since January 2010, and commodities declined on concern the U.S. recovery is faltering. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    The latest round of quantitative easing (QE) EXPLAINS launched by the Bank of England (BoE) will not provide the stimulus that small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) need in the UK, economists told CNBC Wednesday.

  • UK Banks Fail? Hell Will Freeze Over First: Analysts Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 4:40 AM ET
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    Moody’s downgrade of 12 British banks last week is irrelevant to the current  state of the UK banking sector, analysts told CNBC.com, adding that hell has a better chance of freezing than any British bank failing.

  • Dexia and the European Wake-Up Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 12:24 PM ET

    Yesterday’s massive 330-point stock market rally was generally linked to an expected Merkel-Sarkozy summit in a couple of weeks to nail down a new European rescue plan for bad government debt and troubled banks.

  • Dr. Marc Faber

    Suffocating global debt problems and overreaching intervention programs will be good for the US dollar but bad for asset prices otherwise, investment guru Marc Faber said.

  • ECB's Trichet: Crisis Has Reached 'Systemic Dimension' Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 4:29 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    The crisis plaguing the euro zone has reached a "systemic dimension", outgoing European Central Bank President Jean Claude Trichet said on Tuesday, warning that the risk of economic shocks spreading further across the financial sector has increased.

  • Bank of England Won't Buy Corporate Bonds: MPC Member Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 3:09 AM ET
    Big Ben

    A leading British economic policymaker defended the Bank of England's (BoE) 75 billion pounds ($114 billion) boost to its money-printing program Tuesday.

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    The direct financial impact of the euro zone debt crisis will be felt in Asia as trading volumes on financial markets fade, just as they have in the west. When markets are as jittery as they are now, it seems geographic diversification counts for little. The FT reports.

  • It's time for earnings reports - and if you don't want to trade individual stocks, you can use currencies to trade general sentiment.

  • Regulators Clamping Down on High-Speed Stock Trades Sunday, 9 Oct 2011 | 6:55 AM ET
    NYSE trader

    Regulators in the United States and overseas are cracking down on computerized high-speed trading that crowds today’s stock exchanges, worried that as it spreads around the globe it is making market swings worse. The New York Times reports.

  • Slovaks Love and Hate Euro; Bailout May Lie in Between Saturday, 8 Oct 2011 | 6:54 AM ET
    UNSPECIFIED - FEBRUARY 07: Cathedral in a city, St. Martin's Cathedral, Bratislava, Slovakia (Photo by DEA / W.BUSS/De Agostini/Getty Images)

    The prospect of guaranteeing the debt of richer but more spendthrift countries like Greece, Portugal and even Italy has led to public outrage in tiny Slovakia, the second-poorest country in the euro zone where the average worker earns just over $1,000 a month.  Now it is threatening to derail a collective European bailout . The New York Times reports.

  • Your Playbook For a Greek Default Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 7:53 PM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Greece faces a key debt-payment deadline on October 14. Here's how to get ready.

  • Money Match Up Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 5:30 PM ET
    Money Match Up

    As Europe's debt crisis grows, Fitch cuts Spain's credit rating and maintains a negative outlook. And the currency trade in light of Greece's debt crisis, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. With Sean Egan, Egan-Jones Ratings Co.

  • Euro bills at teller window

    Investing in the U.S. isn't really about the U.S. anymore. It's about parsing the daily news coming out of Europe and figuring out whether the debt crisis there is fixed yet.

  • Europe Impact on the U.S. Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 11:32 AM ET
    Europe Impact on the U.S.

    The U.S. is facing a dangerous threat from Europe's debt crisis, said former Fed chief Alan Greenspan. Sharing perspective on why understanding Europe's market is so important, with Joshua Raymond, City Index chief market strategist.

  • UK Opposition Leader Shuffles His Team Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 8:14 AM ET
    Ed Miliband, UK Labour party leader

    The UK’s opposition party leader Ed Miliband announced a reshuffle to his shadow cabinet on Friday in a move that was widely expected following a change to the Labour party’s rules which had previously meant shadow cabinet members had to be elected by the party.