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  • New Greek Bailout Can't Rule Out Default: Juncker Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 6:54 AM ET
    Eurogroup President Jean-Claude Juncker

    Jean-Claude Juncker, chairman of the group of euro-zone finance ministers, said that a selective default on Greek debt cannot be ruled out under a new bailout plan for the country, Dow Jones reported Thursday.

  • Moorad Choudhry on Contagion: Time to Get Real Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 1:53 AM ET

    Investors have been treating sovereigns differently from corporates, when the reality is that they have much in common with corporates and can go bust. It’s time to view sovereign debt in this light, writes Moorad Choudhry.

  • Osborne Tells Euro Zone Leaders 'Get a Grip' Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 1:23 AM ET
    Big Ben & London Eye

    George Osborne has urged euro zone leaders to “get a grip” on the sovereign debt crisis at their summit today, warning that failure to do so could unleash an economic crisis as serious as the recession that followed the banking crash of 2008.

  • Why the Euro Will Not Disintegrate Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 12:56 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Market analysts forecasting the demise of the euro and the break-up of the European Union are doing so on fundamentally flawed assumptions about European integration, economists and policy experts told CNBC.com.

  • EU Summit Could Topple the Euro Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 2:50 PM ET

    Investors seem hopeful that something will actually come of this latest euro zone confab. But be careful what you wish for.

  • The Safe-Haven Trade You Haven't Thought Of Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 12:41 PM ET
    Canadian Loons

    The Canadian dollar often rises when risk appetites are high - but this strategist says it's a safe haven against the messes in the U.S. and Europe.

  • Euro Lifts, Kiwi Flies Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 8:54 AM ET

    Bulls are running in Europe and kiwis are lifting off - time for your FX Fix.

  • Greece Needs to Orderly Restructure Its Debt: Analyst Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 6:32 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Politics has prevented a swift resolution to the Greek sovereign debt crisis that now threatens to engulf the monetary union, Myles Bradshaw, Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at PIMCO told CNBC.

  • BoE Minutes Say Chance of Rate Rise Diminished Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 5:11 AM ET

    The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee judged that recent economic weakness had reduced the chance that interest rates would need to rise in the near term, minutes to the BoE's July meeting showed on Wednesday.

  • Game Fixing Rattles Soccer Around World Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 10:38 AM ET
    Goalkeeper Kasey Keller of Seattle Sounders FC kicks the ball into play.

    International soccer authorities and law enforcement officials are struggling to combat rampant game fixing by what they describe as sprawling networks of organized crime, a problem that has plagued the sport for decades but appears to have intensified recently.

  • Euro Lifts, Aussie Eases Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 8:40 AM ET

    Doves are out in Australia and the euro's getting a lift - it's time for your daily FX Fix.

  • Euro Zone Paper Points to Bank Tax to Fund Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 7:08 AM ET

    A tax on euro zone banks and cheaper, longer-dated official loans are the least risky way to provide extra funding for debt-stricken Greece, a confidential paper drafted ahead of a European summit showed on Tuesday.

  • Gold Could Hit $1,700 by End of the Year: Analyst Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 1:39 AM ET

    Gold is likely to hit $1,650 an ounce by the end of the year and could even hit $1,700, according to one analyst.

  • The PIIGS Get Slaughtered in Europe Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 2:23 PM ET

    The sun has set on Europe. And not a moment too soon. If not for the close of markets today, things might have become even uglier.

  • Busch: Euro Trade Update Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 1:56 PM ET
    One hundred dollar bill and one hundred euro bank note

    Last Wednesday, I recommended selling the euro against the dollar because the bad news in Europe was far from over. Here's an update.

  • Let Greece, Ireland, Portugal Default: Pimco Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 10:51 AM ET
    Global Markets

    A plan of "overwhelming force to let the markets know that once and for all you’re putting out the fire" in Europe, should start with letting Greece, Portugal and Ireland default, Neel Kashkari told CNBC Monday.

  • Europe: A Healthier Bailout Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 8:45 AM ET
    Europe: A Healthier Bailout

    Plans for European countries to get out of debt, with Neel Kashkari, Pimco managing director.

  • Moorad Choudhry: How to Deal With Contagion Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 2:24 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    I'm just back from summer holidays and at the risk of coming across as one-track minded, we’re going to talk about the eurozone once more. Its worries are still with us (not that they are going away, this year, next year or even by 2021. Not until they have fiscal, as well as monetary policy, union. But that is for another day!), and we can’t ignore them.

  • UK to Grow Less Than Expected, Consumers Suffer Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 12:57 AM ET
    Big Ben

    The UK's economy will grow by just 1.4 percent this year, less than expected, according to the influential Ernst & Young ITEM Club report, released on Monday.

  • El-Erian: Will The Stock Markets' Tug of War Continue? Sunday, 17 Jul 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    Broker works the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Equity markets are in the grips of a tug of war — between solid company fundamentals and macroeconomic uncertainty.