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  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

    Next year may bring a host of new troubles for Greece, which just barely overcame a dispute with its international creditors.

  • An employee talks on the phone as he views trading screens at the offices of Panmure Gordon and Co.

    Famed short seller Carson Block called the Chinese stock market the ultimate pump and dump. Now he's warning about Europe.

  • Euro and Yuan banknotes

    With Greece roiling Europe and China's stock market crashing, there's only one safe place in the world to invest right now, Insana says.

  • People wait in line to withdraw 60 euros from an ATM after Greece closed its banks on June 29, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

    Four issues facing world markets š Greece, China, Puerto Rico and a Fed rate hike — could add up to trouble for U.S. stocks, says Ron Insana.

  • A man passes by Greek flags on June 22, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

    The first thing to know about the Greece story is that it's not really about Greece.

  • Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis gives a press conference at the end of a eurozone finance ministers meeting at the European Union Council headquarters in Luxembourg, June 18, 2015.

    Investors are too sanguine about a Greek exit from the euro zone, which could turn into a blood bath, Charles Dallara told CNBC.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras following talks at the Chancellery in Berlin March 23, 2015.

    "We're fighting on" to get a deal with Greece, the head of the Eurogroup Working Group tells CNBC.

  • People read newspaper headlines in Athens, January 26, 2015.

    The most unpopular man in Greece appears to have won enough votes to become a new member of the Greek parliament.

  • Pensioners gather outside the Labour ministry in Athens, on December 18, 2014, during a rally against pensions cuts.

    Call it hedge-fund shuttle diplomacy. Flights from New York and London to Athens are seeing a lot of hedge fund managers.

  • A visitor walks beneath a display at the Athens Stock Exchange, Oct. 15, 2014.

    After more than a year of interest rates across Europe moving lower in lockstep, the last 24 hours show a breakdown.

  • European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

    There has been "clear improvement" in the economic situation in Europe over the past year, European Central Bank policymaker Ewald Nowotny told CNBC.

  • 'Cliff' Talks Send Stocks on Roller Coaster Ride

    Early returns from the earnings season suggest that investors are slowly starting to buy into the scenario that better days lie ahead, unwinding some trades put on at the apex of market pessimism.

  • For the first time in recent years, policymakers don't have a major financial crisis to grapple with at this year's World Economic Forum (WEF), which gets under way on Wednesday.

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    A fall in euro zone government bond yields, rallying regional equity markets and a stronger euro suggest that six months after Mario Draghi pledged to save the euro zone from collapse, the European Central Bank (ECB) chief appears to be winning his battle with financial markets.

  • Euro Poised to Rise to $1.50, Pessimism Overdone: Expert

    Enough of the pessimism over the euro zone, says one analyst, who points out that the disaster scenarios anticipated by financial markets for the region have not played out, leaving the euro poised for a strong rally that could take it to $1.50 next year – a 17 percent gain from where it is now.

  • Earnings Tea Leaves: Signs of Life in China's Economy?

    Asia’s economies may still be booming, but a worrying amount of private sector credit is laying the groundwork of the next financial crisis, according to a new research by Capital Economics.