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  • Is it Time for the Fed to Take Action?     Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 7:20 AM ET

    Julian Callow, Barclays chief European economist, discusses the impact of Greek's election results on global markets, Fed policy and central bank action, Spanish bond yields, and investor anxiety.

  • Greece Votes 'Yes' to Euro     Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 7:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the winner of Greece's election, Antonis Samaras vows to honor bailout commitments, but allow time to orient growth policies. John Kornblum, former US Ambassador to Germany, explains why the European financial crisis is far from over, saying the "hardest part is yet to come."

  • Chasing Returns Amid a Return of Uncertainty Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 6:45 AM ET

    Fear, uncertainty, volatility. Investors on the sidelines have been stuck with a shaky three-legged stool of late. What lies ahead may not be any less unsettling. Nevertheless, investors would like to move forward — and move up in the world of investment returns.

  • No Greek Exit from Euro, For Now     Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 6:30 AM ET

    Joseph Weisenthal, Business Insider deputy editor, provides perspective on Greek election results, and discusses the labor and structural reforms needed to avert an economic crisis.

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the fallout from Greece's New Democracy party win on Sunday, and a look at European market reaction to the Greek elections and discussing whether the central banks & Fed will intervene, with CNBC's Kelly Evans and Steve Liesman.

  • Emigrating Greeks Prove the EU Is Working Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 4:40 AM ET

    Spiraling unemployment, biting austerity measures and political uncertainty have led to an upsurge in Greeks quitting the country for sunnier economic climes.

  • Pressure Mounts on Credit Suisse Chief Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 2:44 AM ET
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    The future of Brady Dougan as chief executive of Credit Suisse has come under scrutiny amid increasing market pressure on the second largest Swiss bank by assets to bolster its comparatively weak capital base, the FT reports.

  • Denmark Warns Over Pressure On Krone Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 2:20 AM ET

    The head of Denmark’s central bank has warned that the Danish krone is coming under intense pressure from investors seeking a haven in Europe and betting that the currency’s peg to the euro could be cracked by the crisis. The FT reports.

  • Greek Election Defuses One Crisis, but More Lurk Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 1:36 AM ET
    A voter places his sealed and stamped ballot paper into a ballot box in the second round of the Greek general elections, at a polling station in Athens, Greece.

    Investors expressed relief over the projected victory of pro-bailout parties in the Greek elections on Sunday, but they quickly turned their attention to the structural problems in southern Europe that continue to threaten the global economy, the New York Times reports.

  • Risk Assets Gain as Pro-Bailout Party Wins in Greece Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 12:48 AM ET
    The pro-bailout conservative party won Greece's cliffhanger euro election today against the anti-austerity Syriza.

    Risk assets rallied in early Asian trade after Greece's pro-bailout New Democracy Party won the most number of votes in elections on Sunday, helping to ease concerns the country would leave the euro zone.

  • The euro reversed earlier strong gains against the U.S. dollar in Asian trade on Monday, as optimism surrounding the expected win by Greece’s pro-bailout parties in Sunday’s critical elections proved short-lived for the single currency.

  • Gina Sanchez, Director of Equity and Asset Allocation Strategy, RGE says the rally in markets on Greece's election results will be short-lived. She also says U.S. Treasurys could go lower because of what's happening around the world.

  • Greek Elections Had 'Best Possible Result'     Sunday, 17 Jun 2012 | 8:15 PM ET

    Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO, Southern APAC, UBS Wealth Management says although the Greece elections had the best possible outcome, uncertainties still remain over the country's bailout package and austerity measures.

  • Recent Rally Has 'Limited Legs'     Sunday, 17 Jun 2012 | 7:39 PM ET

    Michael McCormick, Director at Belvedere Share Managers, says that markets' patience with Europe is running out, and that their focus is on the European leaders' summit at the end of June. Unless the issues in Europe are truly resolved, the recent rally will be limited.

  • Big Question for Greece is What Now: Wilbur Ross Sunday, 17 Jun 2012 | 7:21 PM ET

    Wilbur Ross, the billionaire investor and Chairman of private equity firm, WL Ross & Co., says the real question facing Greece is what policies the new government will implement after the pro-bailout New Democracy party won the most votes in Sunday’s vote.

  • Dan Greenhaus, Chief Global Strategist, BTIG says that he is happy that global central banks have not intervened in the markets.

  • Greek Government Needs to Win Back Trust     Sunday, 17 Jun 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    Sean Egan, Founding Principal, President & Managing Director, Egan-Jones Ratings Company says the Greek government needs to regain the trust of the people.

  • Pan-European Insurance Deposit System Needed     Sunday, 17 Jun 2012 | 6:21 PM ET

    Wilbur Ross of WL Ross & Co says the euro zone needs a Pan-European insurance deposit system regulated by the European Union.

  • What's Next for Greece After New Democracy Win? Sunday, 17 Jun 2012 | 3:50 PM ET

    New Democracy may have won the largest share of the vote in the Greek elections which have held markets in thrall for weeks — but leader Antonis Samaras is unlikely to be cracking open the ouzo quite yet.

  • Samaras to CNBC: Investors Should Be Reassured     Sunday, 17 Jun 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    The leader of Greece's New Democracy party, which won the most number of votes in Sunday's election, tells CNBC Greece is anchored to the Euro.

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