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  • Greece: Tax Cuts or Crackdown on Tax Cheats? Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 1:45 AM ET
    Greece

    As the race for a new bailout for Greece continues, one of the main bones of contention between opposition politicians and the Greek government is tax.

  • Greece Aid Hope Props Up Euro     Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    Talk of a second Greek bailout pushes the Euro higher, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, and the Fast Money traders weigh in on trades to make today.

  • Another Greek Bailout?     Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    CNBC's David Faber and Gary Kaminsky examine real estate debt and banks; and a discussion on Greece's continuing debt crisis, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Germany Gives, Euro Gains Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 9:45 AM ET

    Germans are caving and Russians are raising - rates, that is. Time for your daily FX Fix.

  • Forget Risk On, Stay Defensive: Analyst Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 7:19 AM ET
    Euro bills

    The euro is gaining and stocks are following the single currency higher, but investors should avoid chasing the risk-on trade according to one analyst.

  • EU Set to Kick Greek Can a Little Further Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 7:13 AM ET
    A man walks outside the Bank of Greece headquarters during a demonstation against government's austerity measures in central Athens.

    Following months of talks, Germany now appears ready to drop demands it has made in order to allow Greece to restructure its debt and prevent the government in Athens from running out of cash over the summer.

  • Are UK Banks Healthy or Not? Analysts Clash Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 7:03 AM ET
    A woman leaves a branch of Barclays Bank in central London, Monday, April 23, 2007. ABN Amro NV and Barclays PLC announced Monday they have agreed to merge, in the largest cross-border combination in European banking history. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Investors should buy UK banks now while they are cheap as their share prices will rise significantly over the next two years, a report published by Societe Generale said; but other analysts contradicted this view because of the gloomy economic outlook.

  • Sponsors Cry Foul Over Fifa Infighting Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 1:40 AM ET

    Some of football’s biggest sponsors are raising the alarm over infighting at Fifa even as Sepp Blatter, its president, dismissed the bribery storm engulfing the sport’s governing body as a few “difficulties” rather than a crisis, reports the FT.

  • Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy

    Some market players have said Italy will be the next to ask for a bailout but  Federico Ghizzoni, chief executive of Italian bank Unicredit, told CNBC that the country is in a totally different situation than Greece.

  • No UK Rate Rise Until Recovery Secured, Bank Told Monday, 30 May 2011 | 6:10 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    The Bank of England (BoE) was warned by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) on Monday that raising interest rates before November risked damaging the recovery of the UK economy.

  • Markets Fret About Euro 'Slow-Motion Car Crash' Monday, 30 May 2011 | 5:37 AM ET

    Reports that Greece has not met any of the fiscal targets set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union (EU) as part of its 110 billion euros ($157 billion) bailout knocked down the euro Monday, as other countries in the euro zone are threatened with being dragged into the Greek morass.

  • Greek Leaders Fail to Set Debt Plan Friday, 27 May 2011 | 10:38 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Greek political leaders failed to reach consensus at an emergency meeting on Friday on how to exit the country's debt crisis, party sources said.

  • Swiss Franc Soars, Yen Sags Friday, 27 May 2011 | 9:48 AM ET

    The Swiss franc gets a lift from the IMF, and the yen gets bruised by Fiche — time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • G8 Latest on Global Economic Policy     Friday, 27 May 2011 | 9:07 AM ET

    A check on G8 leaders as they try to make some decisions on global aid, with CNBC's Ross Westgate.

  • IMF 'Not Contemplating' Greek Debt Restructuring Friday, 27 May 2011 | 8:53 AM ET
    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 19: International Monetary Fund First Deputy Managing Director, John Lipsky prepares to speak at the Peterson Institute, on May 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Lipsky who is acting as Dominique Strauss-Kahn's replacement delivered this years annual lecture on global recovery and global cooperation. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    The IMF is sticking to a program that "does not contemplate" Greek debt restructuring, acting managing director John Lipsky told CNBC on the sidelines of the G8 conference in Deauville, France.

  • Forget Greece, China Key for Euro: Analyst Friday, 27 May 2011 | 8:36 AM ET

    Those fearing the effects of Greece’s parlous economic state on the euro shouldn’t worry as long as the currency has support from China, according to a currency analyst.

  • Young and Restless in Spain as Jobless Rate Soars Friday, 27 May 2011 | 6:53 AM ET
    Demonstrators block a police car on the parking lot of the Madrid transport bus company during the general strike held in whole Spain in Madrid as unions launched a 24-hour general strike all around Spain to protest tough government labor reforms and austerity measures.

    The first thing Silvia Huelves was told when she started studying architecture was that she should take up Chinese or Japanese -- she was never going to build anything in Spain any time soon.

  • Despite "a machine gun" being taken to equity markets this year, the asset class' longer term poor performance has masked its considerable resilience, Guy Monson, fund manager at Sarasin & Partners, said.

  • Should Bond Buyers Bet on Stalling US Economy? Friday, 27 May 2011 | 5:40 AM ET
    Bernanke Testifies to Congress on U.S. Monetary Policy

    Fears over the continuing European sovereign debt crisis and weaker than expected economic data from the US helped to push the price of US Treasurys up and take yields to a six month low on Thursday as investors looked for safety.

  • Obama Heads Towards Underpriced Property Market  Friday, 27 May 2011 | 2:02 AM ET
    Budapest, Hungary

    Investors should not focus just on the politics in Eastern Europe but rather turn their eyes towards its underpriced commercial property markets, Holger Schmidtmayr, Board Director at Austrian real estate investment company Sparkassen Immobilien, told CNBC.com.