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  • European markets close: To Grexit or not to Grexit

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the latest action in Greece.

  • For Greece, there's no light at the end of tunnel: Pro Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 7:04 PM ET
    For Greece, there's no light at the end of tunnel: Pro

    With or without a deal, Greece remains in a tough spot, says Austan Goolsbee, professor of Economics at University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

  • Syriza's referendum will divide Greece: Papandreou Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 12:51 PM ET
    George Papandreou

    Syriza didn't need to call a referendum on Greece's bailout because consensus already exists, former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said.

  • Greece's creditors need a wake-up call Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    Demonstrators are shown during a rally in Athens, Greece, June 29, 2015.

    While the world puts pressure on Greece to face reality, it's actually creditors who need the wake-up call right now, says Dan Alpert.

  • European markets close: Eruozone finance ministers to talk

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the latest developments happening in Greece.

  • EU clinches deal to end mobile roaming charges Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 5:01 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union has agreed to end mobile roaming charges within two years and allow travelers with European phone plans to pay the same price for calls, text messages and data anywhere in the 28 EU nations. The deal was welcomed as "fantastic news" by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who has promised a referendum on his country's future in the EU...

  • Will China ride to Greece's rescue? Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 12:06 AM ET
    Will China ride to Greece's rescue?

    Viktor Shvets, head of Asian Strategy at Macquarie, explains why China may come to Greece's rescue if the Europeans fail to find a way to resolve Greece's financial woes.

  • Will easing stop the slide in China shares? Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 11:18 PM ET
    Will easing stop the slide in China shares?

    Simon Grose-Hodge, head of Investment Advisory, South Asia at LGT Bank Singapore, says Beijing is expected to continue in this easing path which will likely give mainland stocks a boost.

  • Why the fall in Europe markets was surprising Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 11:09 PM ET
    Why the fall in Europe markets was surprising

    Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott, says the Greek crisis isn't a new phenomenon and European governments had time to ring fence their economies from Greece.

  • Euro will see renewed pressure soon: Citi Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    Euro will see renewed pressure soon: Citi

    The current bout of strength in the euro indicates a lack of conviction among investors, says Todd Elmer, currency strategist at Citi.

  • A Greek default on IMF doesn't matter: DBS Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 10:33 PM ET
    A Greek default on IMF doesn't matter: DBS

    Since Greece said it won't be able to make a debt repayment to the IMF on Tuesday, the new deadline of July 20 when a repayment is due to the ECB will be more important, says Radhika Rao, economist at DBS.

  • ATHENS, June 30- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made a last-minute offer to Athens in a bid to reach a bailout agreement before the deadline expires on Tuesday, European Union and Greek government sources said. Under the offer, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras would have to send written acceptance by Tuesday, in time for an emergency meeting of...

  • Indonesian Fin Min: EMs must watch out for Greece Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 8:38 PM ET
    Indonesian FinMin: EMs must watch out for Greece

    Bambang Brodjonegoro, Finance Minister of Indonesia, says emerging markets must focus on strengthening their fundamentals in order to deal with the impact of a Greek crisis.

  • Greece gets little sympathy from poorer neighbors Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 8:20 PM ET

    Greece's left-wing government has cast itself as the victim of Europe's stingy rich, but the country's poorer neighbors aren't buying the story.

  • Greece vs Fed rate hike: Which is a bigger risk? Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 8:20 PM ET
    Greece vs Fed rate hike: Which is a bigger risk?

    For the U.S. markets, an earlier-than-expected increase in U.S. interest rates will be a greater risk than Greece, says Michael Temple, director of Credit Research, U.S., Pioneer Investments.

  • Amid Greece, investors should stay calm: Schroders Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 8:16 PM ET
    Amid Greece, investors should stay calm: Schroders

    Massimo Tosato, executive vice-chairman of Schroders, advises small investors to look at the long term and says he remains optimistic that the Greeks will vote "yes" in the referendum.

  • 'Grexit' is a one in twenty probability: PNC Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 7:49 PM ET
    'Grexit' is a one in twenty probability: PNC

    While the risk of a Grexit has risen after the announcement of a referendum, the events this week will likely dissuade the Greeks from voting "no" to austerity, says Bill Adams, senior international economist at PNC.

  • BNP Paribas CEO: Greece has limited impact Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 7:32 PM ET
    BNP Paribas CEO: Greece has limited impact

    Jean-Laurent Bonnafe, CEO of BNP Paribas, says the euro zone is now a very different place in terms of risk to Greece and describes the tumble in global markets as a "normal reaction."

  • Greece won't spark global financial crisis: Pro Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 7:19 PM ET
    Greece won't spark global financial crisis: Pro

    Jack Ablin, executive VP & chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank, says a Greek default or a "Grexit" won't lead to a global economic crisis, but warns of political risks if there is a political void in Athens.

  • In? Out? In between? A Greek legal riddle for EU Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 6:59 PM ET

    *EU in legal quandary over Greece in the euro zone. Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has said Greece had no intention of quitting and cannot be forced out. The government in Greece, where a majority of people say they want to retain the euro currency and their 35- year-old membership of the European Union, correctly points out that neither the treaty...