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  • Roadmap to the Markets  Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team reports on the market-moving stories ahead of Friday's open, including a jump in futures on hopes global central banks will act if Greek elections spark market turmoil; Mario Draghi indicates the European Central Bank will respond to post-election turmoil in Greece; and Micosoft is gears up for a major announcement Monday.

  • Marron Family on Economic Outlook & the Markets  Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 8:40 AM ET

    Don Marron, Lightyear Capital chairman & CEO, and Donald Marron, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy director, discuss how Europe's sovereign debt worries have created a crisis of confidence in the markets.

  • Bailout Politics & the Markets  Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 8:05 AM ET

    Tracking overseas jitters and the impact on U.S. markets, with Roger Altman, Evercore Partners founder & chairman, and Jack Malvey, BNY Mellon chief global markets strategist.

  • What's Causing Greece's Debt Problem?  Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports one of the problems at the root of the Greek debt crisis is the inability to collect revenue, with Harry Theoharris, Greek Ministry of Finance.

  • Euro Firms, Yen Lifts, British Pound Slips Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 7:56 AM ET

    Officials brace for the Greek election and it's tax time in Russia — time for your FX Fix.

  • Gerstner on the Politics of Jobs  Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 7:05 AM ET

    Louis Gerstner, The Carlyle Group senior advisor, discusses a wide-range of global topics, including the complexity of running a big company; containing Europe's debt contagion; the growing education epidemic; and partisan politics in Washington.

  • Will the ECB Support the Euro?  Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 7:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the latest details on a report that says European Central Bank president Mario Draghi stands ready to support the euro zone's banking system.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including signals the ECB stands ready to provide further liquidity to solvent banks.

  • Here's the Billion Euro Question  Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 6:30 AM ET

    Where can investors find buying opportunities amid Europe's current financial crisis? David Joy, Ameriprise Financial chief market strategist, and Cliff Corso, Cutwater Asset Management CEO & CIO, provide insight.

  • The Greek Drama Builds Ahead of Elections  Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 6:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details of a poll that shows pro-bailout parties the front-runners ahead of this weekend's elections in Greece, as leftist leader Alexis Tsipras slams bailout plan and vows to stay in the euro. John Milios, Tsipras' economic advisor, weighs in.

  • Central Banks Stand Ready to Back Europe  Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 6:06 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports Europe's central banks are prepared to act if the results of the Greek elections shock the markets, and the ECB is ready to provide more liquidity if needed to support euro zone banks.

  • Two Cheers for Britain’s Bank Reform Plans Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 2:43 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    The government appears to be taking the proposals of the Independent Commission on Banking, in the UK seriously and looks as if it may implement the majority of Sir John Vickers proposals, writes the Financial Times’ Martin Wolf.

  • Basel III Will ‘Damage Developing Countries’ Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 2:35 AM ET

    Tough global bank reforms will be disproportionately difficult to implement in developing economies and will damage their growth, a global taskforce of bankers and businessmen from emerging markets is set to warn, the FT reports.

  • Supporters of Egypt protesters demonstrate at Piazza della Republica (Republic's square) in Rome on January 31, 2011. European Union foreign ministers on Monday called on Egypt to embark on an 'orderly transition' leading the way to 'free and fair elections.' Some 100 people took part in the demonstration in Rome.

    They toppled a pharaoh, but now the small circle of liberals, leftists and Islamists who orchestrated Egypt’s revolution say they realize they failed to uproot the networks of power that Hosni Mubarak nurtured for nearly three decades, the New York Times reports.

  • Greece Sinks Into Despair Ahead of Elections Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 2:15 AM ET

    “We are moving from being a Western country to a poor country,” George Protopapas, national director of international charity SOS Children’s Villages, told CNBC.

  • Merkel Stresses Limits to Germany’s Strength Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 1:43 AM ET
    The German chancellor will open the forum in Switzerland. During Europe’s debt crisis, Merkel has emerged as a powerful figure. No doubt she’ll continue to be much watched at Davos. European leaders on Jan. 14 promised to expedite plans to strengthen spending rules and get a permanent bailout fund established, after Standard & Poor’s of several euro zone countries' creditworthiness.

    Europe’s currency union may be inching ever closer to the brink of collapse, but Chancellor Angela Merkel has a message for those pressing her to ride to the rescue: Germany is not as strong as it looks, and certainly not strong enough to prop up the rest of Europe, the New York Times report.

  • Last Call: Greek Election Day Draws Near Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 1:39 AM ET

    The markets jump on reports central banks are putting plans in place to prepare for the Greek elections; UK bankers say they will take whatever steps necessary to protect their currency; the video game industry continues its free fall; Allen Stanford is sentenced to 110 years in jail.

  • Central Bankers Brace for Euro Break-Up Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 7:53 PM ET
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    At least one country will leave the eurozone in the next five years, according to a survey of central bank reserve managers who collectively control more than $8,000 billion. The FT reports.

  • Impact of Global Central Bank Action  Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 7:49 PM ET

    Randy Kroszner, Professor Of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and also Former Federal Reserve Governor, says that coordinated global central bank action makes sense.

  • Foreign Exchange Prices Should be Market Driven  Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Michael Woolfolk, MD & Senior Currency Strategist, BNY Mellon says that foreign exchange prices should be market driven.

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