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  • Despite the agreement over the weekend to aid Greece, stocks are down sharply again today on similar fears as other nations, especially Portugal and Spain, are also facing severe debt issues. The whole situation also brings into question the strength of the euro currency.

  • Greece is a 'Sideshow' Compared to Spain Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 11:34 AM ET

    Huge moves up in the yield of Greek paper and a growing concern about other EU members and their ability to grow out of large budget deficits has investors thinking twice.

  • Yoshikami: Ratings Agencies- Behind the Curve Monday, 3 May 2010 | 10:57 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    The big three agencies are once again coming under scrutiny by the investment community. Most are wondering how reliable are their ratings?

  • Greece Gets Help, but Is It Enough? Sunday, 2 May 2010 | 10:02 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    Greece announced Sunday a long-delayed rescue package that will require years of painful fiscal belt-tightening, but the deal probably will not defuse the potential threats to other European countries, The New York Times reports.

  • While the EU/IMF/ECB continuing to work towards an agreement on Greece, my thoughts turn to the voting that will occur next week in Germany.

  • Farrell: Dumb Moves on Both Sides of the Atlantic Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 10:27 AM ET
    John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc.

    Just how dumb can you be? The guys that took the other side of the Fabulous Fab-concocted CDO-Squared whatever it was weren't stupid because they bet wrong on the housing market.

  • 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.