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  • A man holds a placard bearing the Greek flag.

    Greece has been tossed on the turbulent sea of global markets for almost two years now – but the bond swap deal secured on Friday should reassure markets about the country’s future, Greek Finance Minister and possible future prime minister Evangelos Venizelos told CNBC.

  • Greece to Force Rest of Bondholders Into Swap Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 11:22 AM ET
    A man holds a placard bearing the Greek flag.

    Greece has pushed through the bond swap offer which is key to its 130 billion ($172 billion) bailout deal with bondholders representing 83.5 percent of the value of its bonds taking part.

  • A man removes paint from the sign of the central bank of Greece following demonstrations in Athens, Greece, on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.

    The better-than-expected take up of the Greek bond swap offer, announced Friday morning, should help boost markets temporarily, but caution remains, analysts, strategists and economists warned.

  • Why a Greek Debt Deal Won’t End the Greek Saga Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 9:22 AM ET
    A man holds a placard bearing the Greek flag.

    For months, the situation in Greece has dominated European markets for days on end as a new deadline approaches.

  • Roubini: Private Sector’s Greece Deal Is ‘Sweet’ Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 4:11 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    It’s a fallacy that private creditors to Greece – taking a massive “haircut” on their investment as part of a debt-restructuring deal – are losing out while the official sector’s holdings are protected, Nouriel Roubini, chairman of Roubini Global Economics, wrote in the Financial Times.

  • What Happens If Greek Debt Swap Deal Fails? Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 6:33 AM ET

    Greece has come back to the forefront of the markets’ agenda over concerns about its debt restructuring package, with fears that the troubled euro zone country may finally default on its debt repayments.

  • Questions Remain on Greek Debt Swap Deal Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 3:01 AM ET

    Participation in the Greek debt swap deal by private sector creditors, integral to the latest bailout for the stricken country, is unlikely to reach a sufficiently high level to avoid credit default swaps being triggered, James Ashley, senior economist at RBC Capital Markets told CNBC.

  • Greek Parliament Backs New Pension Reforms Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 3:59 AM ET
    Protersters gather in front of the Greek parliament under rainfall during the 48-hours anti-austerity strike.

    Greece's Parliament early Thursday approved new reforms to the country's struggling pension system, the latest move in a flurry of legislative action required to secure new international rescue loans that will stave off a Greek bankruptcy.

  • Guest Blog: Domino Theory Risk Stays With Us Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 1:44 AM ET

    The market appears to have given a cautious thumbs up to the latest euro zone bailout solution. In the end, if Greece isn’t going to leave the euro, it will need large cash transfers from the other member countries for some years to come, and the political leadership appears to have accepted that.

  • Most Productive Cities Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 5:52 PM ET
    The Brookings Institution recently issued a report the compared per-capita gross domestic product and changes in employment data from 2010 to 2011 in 200 of the world’s largest metropolitan areas. The report found that these areas produced 48 percent of global output despite accounting for only 14 percent of the world’s population and employment.In other findings: Ninety percent of the fastest-growing economies were outside North America and western Europe; U.S. metropolitan areas outperformed t

    The Brookings Institution analyzed the financial data of the world’s largest metropolitan areas and uncovered some interesting findings. Check out which cities were the most productive.

  • German Court Gives Parliament More Say in Bailouts Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 6:14 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    Germany's top court said on Tuesday a parliamentary committee set up to approve urgent action by the euro zone bailout fund was "in large part" unconstitutional, in a ruling that may hamper Berlin's ability to tackle Europe's debt crisis.

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    Issuing statements which criticize Greek efforts to resolve its debt crisis could “destroy” the latest bailout deal for the embattled Mediterranean country, a key member of the Greek government told CNBC Monday.

  • G20 Says to Europe 'Show Us the Money' Sunday, 26 Feb 2012 | 6:31 PM ET
    Euros at an angle

    Leading economies told Europe it must put up extra money to fight its debt crisis if it wants more help from the rest of the world, piling pressure on Germany to drop its opposition to a bigger European bailout.

  • One of the challenges investors face today is how to reconcile seemingly conflicting messages coming from different markets. Is Dow 13,000 consistent with a 10 year U.S. Treasury at 2% and gold at almost $1,800? Is $125 Brent oil consistent with cyclically low implied volatility in many market segments, as well as widening CDS spreads for Middle Eastern oil producers?

  • Private Equity Firm Bets on Asia’s Frontier Markets Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 11:29 PM ET
    Golden Sule Pagoda, Rangoon, Myanmar

    As investors chase yields by investing in high growth emerging markets, private equity firm Leopard Capital is looking beyond traditional economic powerhouses like China and India, to less talked about frontier markets including Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia based on their future growth potential.

  • Blueprint for China to Open Up Markets Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 6:19 PM ET
    Chinese Yuan and US Dollar

    China should accelerate the loosening of capital controls, its central bank said, in a report outlining the path to a freely tradable currency and more open capital markets. The Financial Times reports.

  • Finally, a Greek Deal: What Next for Markets? Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 9:24 AM ET

    The second Greek bailout deal was finally clinched in the early hours of Tuesday morning, but market reaction has been decidedly mixed so far.

  • Dennis Gartman

    Greece's purported deal with its creditors will only last until a new government takes over following the spring elections, hedge fund manager Dennis Gartman said Tuesday.

  • Greece

    The agreement by private sector holders of Greek government debt to take losses of 53.5 percent as part of the 130 billion euros ($172 billion) second bailout will actually see real losses of more than 70 percent, Charles Dallara, managing director of the Institute of International Finance told CNBC.

  • Trade Deficit Will Prove to Be Good for Japanese Stocks Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 12:48 AM ET
    Tokyo stock screens

    Japan’s trade deficit surged to a record high in January underscoring the grim outlook for the world’s third largest economy. However, equity strategists believe the weak economic data will compel the Bank of Japan to further expand its asset purchase program, offering a boost to the country’s undervalued stocks.