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  • Who is most likely to suffer if Greece defaults?   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Who is most likely to suffer if Greece defaults?

    Patrick Armstrong, CIO of Plurimi Investment Managers, explains why he still owns European equity and analyses the Greek situation.

  • How Britain leaving the EU may affect business   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    How Britain leaving the EU may affect business

    Alastair Wilson, global managing director of Moody's Sovereign Risk, discusses the potential impact of the EU referendum on Britain's financial sector

  • *Signs of Greek woes spreading to Spain dent risk appetite. TOKYO, May 27- Asian stocks sagged and the dollar stood tall on Wednesday on growing prospects the Federal Reserve was on track to raise interest rates later this year and concerns that financial woes could engulf Spain in addition to Greece. Spreadbetters expected a modestly higher open for Britain's...

  • *Signs of Greek woes spreading to Spain dent risk appetite. TOKYO, May 27- Asian stocks sagged and the dollar stood tall on Wednesday on growing prospects the Federal Reserve was on track to raise interest rates later this year and concerns that financial woes could engulf Spain in addition to Greece. Taking a lead from Wall Street's slide, MSCI's broadest index of...

  • A guide to Greece's debt crisis and what's at stake Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 1:05 PM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece is out of cash to repay debts due as soon as next week. Without a deal to get more loans, Greece could be unable to repay a series of loans to the IMF in June, the first of which is due on the 5th. Since Greece's rescue program started in May 2010, money has been disbursed in installments, with debt inspectors from the IMF, European Central Bank and...

  • El-Erian: Greece 'accident' 55% to 60% probability Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 9:51 AM ET
    Mohamed El-Erian

    There's an ever-increasing probability of a financial "accident" involving debt-strapped Greece, Mohamed El-Erian tells CNBC.

  • EU COULD ACCEPT 1.0-1.5 PCT/ GDP GREEK PRIMARY SURPLUS, BUT ATHENS WOULD NEED TO TAKE MORE FISCAL STEPS TO REACH IT- OFFICIAL.

  • Greece mulls levy on undeclared deposits to raise cash Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 8:33 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece is proposing to legalize tax-dodgers' undeclared money for a fee, a way to raise money as the country tries to reach a deal with creditors to get more bailout money and avoid default. The new, radical left-led government in Athens says that without the money it can't make a debt payment to the International Monetary Fund on June 5.

  • Putin expects sanctions against Russia to be lifted Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 8:02 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Russian President Vladimir Putin has encouraged businesses to expand domestically before Western nations lift economic sanctions, allowing once again the sale of many foreign goods in Russia. Russia's economy is expected to contract 3.8 percent this year in the World Bank's estimates, battered by the sanctions and capital outflows.

  • LONDON, May 26- The next change to bank capital requirements in Britain is likely to be a tightening rather than a loosening as the economic recovery moves towards a peak, a Bank of England policymaker has said. Martin Taylor, a member of the BoE's Financial Policy Committee, said a global deal on banking standards was close and the industry in Britain was well...

  • Which European markets are the most attractive?   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 3:00 AM ET
    Which European markets are the most attractive?

    James Butterfill, global equity strategist at Coutts, discusses where to invest in Europe.

  • Bank of Italy governor's speech will be 'cautious'   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 2:15 AM ET
    Bank of Italy governor's speech will be 'cautious'

    Francesco Galietti, founder and CEO of Policy Sonar, discusses what to listen for in Ignazio Visco's central bank statement.

  • BANGKOK, May 26- Thai exports fell less than expected in April, but the fourth straight month of declining shipments shows the country's key growth engine still cannot push the struggling economy ahead. Santitarn Sathirathai, senior economist at Credit Suisse in Singapore, said trade headwinds are "somewhat dissipating" and the April data showed tentative...

  • NEW YORK— The stock market endured its worst day in three weeks on Tuesday as investors fretted over Greece's debt crisis and a surge in the U.S. dollar. Time Warner Cable rose after agreeing to be acquired by Charter Communications for $55 billion. Time Warner closed up $12.42, or 7 percent, to $183.60.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 5 Monday, 25 May 2015 | 9:09 PM ET

    TAIPEI- Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke speaks on Asian economies- 0830 GMT. TEL AVIV, Israel- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "The Federal Reserve and the Global Economy" before a conference in honor of Professor Haim Ben-Shahar- 1630 GMT. PARIS- ECB Governing Council Member Christian Noyer gives an annual press conference in...

  • Europe closes lower, Spanish, Greek stocks tumble   Monday, 25 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe closes lower, Spanish, Greek stocks tumble

    European equities closed lower on Monday amid low volumes, with a number of markets shut for the holiday weekend.

  • The impact of a Greek exit   Monday, 25 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    The impact of a Greek exit

    Nick Hungerford, chief executive officer of Nutmeg, explains why a possible "Grexit" would have "far less effect than two or three years ago."

  • *Weakened AKP under attack over economy. ISTANBUL, May 25- Murat Dalga stands in a shop filled with everything but customers and swears he won't be voting for Turkey's ruling AK Party this time around. That has given the opposition a new line of attack and highlights the difficulties a weakened AKP will face after the June 7 polls, when it will need to bring in overdue...

  • LONDON, May 25- Gold prices were marginally lower on Monday, as the dollar gained traction against major currency rivals, on signs the Federal Reserve is preparing to tighten monetary policy for the first time in six years in 2015.. Fed Chair Janet Yellen indicated on Friday that the U.S. central bank was poised to raise rates this year, with the world's largest...

  • Why Greek situation is not sustainable   Monday, 25 May 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Why Greek situation is not sustainable

    Are markets pricing in a Grexit? Philippe Waechter, head of economic research at Natixis Asset Management, explains why no one wants to imagine Greece leaving the euro zone.

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