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  • Farr: European Contagion Spreads Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 9:54 AM ET

    While Portugal and Spain are the most recent targets of S&P downgrades, Italy or even Ireland could be next.

  • Yoshikami: The Betrayal of Greece Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 9:44 AM ET
    View over the caldera of Santorini in Greece.

    With dramatic headlines of Greek troubles spreading and the euro hitting fresh lows against the dollar, the situation grows more critical each day. But today's news only highlights a part of the problem.

  • Farrell: Greece's Risky Business Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 12:06 PM ET

    The market is highly skeptical about a rescue which was only emphasized by Standard and Poors downgrading the rating on Greece to "junk." Wow guys, way to be timely.

  • Saving Greece: An Interview with Axel Weber Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 10:48 AM ET

    One of the key players in trying to work out a solution is Germany, and I spoke with Axel Weber, President of Germany’s central bank, the Deutsche Bundesbank.

  • Farrell: Greece—A New Moral Hazard? Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 9:41 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    The bailout of Greece has stirred ferocious debate and fallout in Germany, which has an election shortly.

  • Staggering Ineptitude Led to Greece's Crisis Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 8:14 AM ET

    Greece's embattled Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou is confident that his European peers will cough up to rescue his country from a debt default. The question is why?

  • Greece Will Be Forgotten Like Dubai: Currency Expert Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 6:41 AM ET

    There is no evidence of contagion from the Greek debt debacle to other markets, but the country's woes will help push the euro down, boosting exports for some countries in the single European currency area, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange research at HSBC, told CNBC Monday.

  • Greek Bond Yields Getting ‘Merkeled’ Higher Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 6:24 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The German language has been "enriched" by a new word that might well make it into international dictionaries: Sich durchmerkeln.

  • Greece Taps Cash, but It Will Still Roil the Markets Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 8:54 AM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    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
    ** FILE ** Euro coins fall out of the hands of a person in Frankfurt, central Germany, Feb. 4, 2007. The euro set an all-time high against the dollar Friday, April 27, 2007, buying US$1.3682 as fears about a U.S. economic slowdown mounted amid signs of weak growth. L(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    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
    Brazil, Brazil Flag

    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
    Euro bills at teller window

    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
    Hungary

    1st paragraph of story should go here

  • Greek Rescue Could Happen over the Weekend: UBS Friday, 9 Apr 2010 | 9:49 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    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.

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