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  • Greece Taps Cash, but It Will Still Roil the Markets Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 8:54 AM ET
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    Greece gave in to market pressure and officially requested financial aid from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund Friday, but analysts and traders say the rollercoaster ride for investors is not over.

  • The Domino Effect of Greece Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | 11:51 AM ET

    With Greek debt continuing to soar at record levels, there is growing concern in some European markets that they too will soon face the same problems.

  • This Is a V-Shaped Recovery: Jim O'Neill Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | 3:25 AM ET

    The world economy is clearly in a V-shaped recovery and those talking up a double dip recession are way off the mark, Jim O'Neill, the head of global economic research at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC.com.

  • Busch: Bank Taxes and Banishment Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 10:41 AM ET

    Just ahead of the World Bank/IMF meetings in DC this week, the IMF has prepared a report that advocates everyone tax their banks to pay for future bailouts.

  • World Faces 'Sovereign DisCredit': Economists Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 10:40 AM ET

    The global economy is facing a lost decade or a fully-fledged recession unless policy makers change their ways now, economists at Independent Strategy said.

  • Sovereign Debt Crisis Likely to Spread: Roubini Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 3:05 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The sovereign debt crisis facing Europe, which started in Greece, is spreading to many other large economies in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), according to New York University professor of economics Nouriel Roubini.

  • George Soros Talking the Euro to ‘Death’ Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 2:31 AM ET
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    The billionaire investor said he believes that Germany’s insistence on an interest rate of 5 percent for the aid package has compromised the rescue because it would water down its impact.

  • China's Expansion May Make the Rest of BRICs Uneasy Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 7:35 AM ET
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    The yuan's peg against the dollar and a bigger say on the international scene may be making all the headlines as the BRIC leaders meet in the Brazilian capital over the next 24 hours. But the big story is the growth in trade and investment between the four economic power houses – and how this is shaping relations between them.

  • George Soros Is Right, the Euro May Be Doomed Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 5:04 AM ET
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    If the euro can't go ahead, it will go backwards, the famous financier said. "It's important to understand that if you don't make the next steps forward for the euro, the euro will go to pieces and the European Union too," Soros added.

  • George Soros Warns About Greek 'Debt Spiral' Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 3:22 AM ET
    George Soros

    The legendary investor who forced the pound out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1992 believes that the rescue package is only "a little step" that may not stop Athens falling into a "debt spiral".

  • Hungary Votes, but What of the Economy? Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 5:07 AM ET
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  • Greek Rescue Could Happen over the Weekend: UBS Friday, 9 Apr 2010 | 9:49 AM ET
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    An aid package for Greece could come as early as this weekend, as the Balkan country is in danger of running out of cash, analysts at UBS wrote in a research note Friday.

  • Don't Be Fooled by Greece's 'Rebranding' Attempt Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 | 1:09 PM ET

    I laughed out loud this morning when I read that Greece is going to market itself as an "emerging market" when it tries to sell a multi-billion dollar bond in the U.S. because Europeans won't buy up any more of their desperation.

  • German Victory in Brussels Blows Away EU Illusions Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 2:25 AM ET
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    If EU nations want to sustain a currency union with Germany, they have to implement economic and budgetary changes that bring their performance into alignment with Germany, according to Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities.

  • Greece Still Needs to Slash Budget Deficit: Roubini Friday, 26 Mar 2010 | 1:30 PM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    Greece's debt deal could help the struggling euro zone country avoid a "refinancing crisis," but Greece still needs to cut its budget deficit to resolve its long-term problems, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Friday.

  • Ratings Agencies or Swaps: Who D'ya Trust? Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 9:45 AM ET

    The risk of default for Greek debt is priced much higher than that of Eastern European countries like Romania or Turkey. But Greece is rated investment grade while the two Black Sea countries are rated below investment grade.

  • Tough Love of IMF May Shock Greece Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 6:03 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    If Greece believes the easiest way out of its financial crisis would be with the help of the International Monetary Fund instead of its European neighbors, it could be in for an unpleasant surprise.

  • Germany Indicates that IMF Should Aid Greece Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 6:22 AM ET
    View over the caldera of Santorini in Greece.

    After weeks of backing a European rescue for the financially troubled Greece, Germany shifted course on Thursday, signaling that help should come from the International Monetary Fund rather than Greece’s neighbors, the New York Times reported.

  • Europe is looking (maybe) to form a Eurozone Monetary Fund with powers similar to the International Monetary Fund.

  • Morici: Greece's Tragedy and Naked Swaps Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 10:23 AM ET

    It never ceases to amaze how political leaders can shamelessly blame free markets and faceless speculators for the consequences of their lousy financial decisions.