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  • Battle Lines Set in Euro Zone for Next Week Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 4:42 PM ET

    Battle lines have now been drawn in the euro zone for next week, a week in which the Italian Prime Minister, Mario Monti, said the euro zone must save itself and for which he believes there can be no room for failure.

  • Europe's Economic Crisis: What You Need to Know
    By: Mark Koba
    Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    The European economic crisis has been three years in the making and its outcome is uncertain. To help clarify the situation, here's a look at what's happening now, with updates as they happen, and a look at the major players.

  • European Council President Herman Van Rompuy (L) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Durao Barroso (R) arrive to give a press conference in Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico on June 18, 2012 before the opening of the G20 leaders Summit.

    Western policymakers are "making fools" of themselves in the eyes of people in emerging markets as no initiative to end the euro zone crisis has emerged in more than two years, an economist told CNBC at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

  • View over the caldera of Santorini in Greece.

    The number of Greeks filing and paying their taxes shot up sharply in the wake of Sunday’s contentious elections.

  • Chairman and President of the Trump Organization, Donald Trump, speaks to several GOP women's group at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino April 28, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Despite all its troubles and turmoil, Europe is setting up as a great chance for investors looking for some cheap land and unique deals, developer Donald Trump told CNBC.

  • 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.

  • Greeks Flock to Germany Even as They Criticize It Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 11:13 AM ET
    European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    Thousands of well-educated workers are fleeing Greece and heading to Germany as the euro zone crisis batters their homeland.

  • Greece-Proof Your Portfolio
    By: Jeff Cox
    Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 10:08 AM ET
    A man holds a placard bearing the Greek flag.

    "The markets have digested an awful lot of the negative implications of the crisis. There's room for positive surprises here," says one investment pro.

  • Greece's Worst Case Scenario for Investors Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 9:59 AM ET

    The worst case scenario for investors is that on Sunday night the re-run of the Greek election does not produce a coalition government both willing and able to implement the austerity plan Athens has already agreed on with the other 16 members of the Euro Zone.

  • Companies That Derive 100% of Revenue from the US Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 10:00 AM ET
    One hundred dollar bill and one hundred euro bank note

    Investors are seeking the safest investments and want to protect their portfolios from European exposure and unpredictability. These companies generate revenue entirely in the United States, and many of them pay a dividend that is substantially greater than the 10-year note.

  • European Union Flag

    A relief rally that gathered steam on Monday lasted less than an hour in Europe as investors weighed a Greek election result seen as reducing the risk of a euro exit against concerns over Spain's high levels of debt.

  • High Risk, High Reward Europlays Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 9:59 AM ET

    Investors with high tolerance for risk may have opportunities around the potential collapse of the euro zone that few others can take advantage of.

  • How to Leave the Euro: A Guide (Part I) Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 1:45 PM ET
    A one Euro coin stands on a map of Brussels.

    In a four part series, we’ll explain how to get out of the monetary union, how to launch your own currency, and what obstacles you’re likely to encounter along the way.

  • Greece

    To put it simply, Greece's financial woes have been brewing for decades as the Greeks consistently voted in representatives across the political spectrum who promised the people more than the economy could deliver.

  • Rivas-Micoud: Three Potential Euro Zone Outcomes Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 12:39 PM ET

    If Angela Merkel had been president of the U.S. in 2008 and 2009, the Federal government would not have invested $700 billion to bail out the financial and automobile industries.

  • Mausner: Euro Crisis Presents Buying Opportunities Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 2:31 PM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    Emotional sell-offs related to the fears of any country's exit or other euro zone related issues are tremendous buying opportunities for high quality multinational U.S. stocks — they are extremely cheap, their businesses are growing and the entirety of the euro zone, generally speaking, makes up less than 20 percent of U.S. exports.

Related Articles

  • Roubini Tells Europe to Stop 'the Savings Madness' Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 7:44 AM ET

    Governments in Europe should lower taxes and increase salaries to boost growth rather than insisting on austerity and continued saving, famous economist Nouriel Roubini told a German newspaper in an interview on Tuesday.

  • Worry for Italy Quickly Replaces Relief for Spain Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 4:01 AM ET

    Concerns grew on Monday that Italy could be the next victim of Europe’s financial infection, leading nervous investors to sell Italian stocks and bonds and damping euphoria over a weekend deal to bail out Spain’s banks, the New York Times reports.

  • Spain

    European officials shouldn’t be surprised if their latest unveiling—a rescue plan for Spain’s troubled banks—fails yet again to impress markets or resolve the continent’s crisis.

  • The "Europe" sculpture by Belgian artist May Claerhout, showing a woman holding up the symbol of the Euro, stands outside the European Parliament building.

    Time after time during the European debt crisis, grand plans aimed at drawing a line under the problem have appeared to be behind market expectations. That may be changing.

  • Just Close Your Eyes and Buy Greek Debt: Pro Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 6:40 AM ET

    As fears over Greece and other peripheral European countries continue to build, one money manager says investors shouldn’t keep money on the sidelines.

Videos

  • Trump on Europe: 'It's a Total Mess!'     Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 7:34 AM ET

    "The whole euro thing will eventually be doomed," says Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman & president, expressing his thoughts on Europe's financial crisis and the future of the euro zone.

  • Greek-Americans Sound Off     Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    CNBC hits the streets of Astoria, Queens in New York City - a neighborhood which has one of the largest Greek populations outside of Greece - to get the latest on-the-ground reaction to the financial crisis in Greece.

  • Printing Money 'Only Solution': Euro Insider     Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 1:27 PM ET

    Antoine Drean, Triago, says the worst is still to come for Europe's economy, adding that Hollande could be dangerous for Europe and printing money may be the only solution.

  • How Euro Zone One-Time Bond Deal Works     Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs explains how a creative eurobond plan is gaining traction in Germany.

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