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  • The State of Europe's Finances

    S&P cut its rating on Greece's sovereign debt by three notches. Insight on how this will affect the rest of Europe, with Michael Noonan, finance minister of Ireland.

  • Indonesia's rupiah is on a roll and high frequency traders are on the prowl. Time for your FX Fix.

  • Spain

    As European headlines focused their attention on Greece, Spanish debt yields rose steadily in the last few weeks, with the spread versus the German bund now standing at around 250 basis points.

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    With the Swiss Franc sitting at a record high against the euro one analyst told CNBC.com that it could be time to bet against the safe haven currency.

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    The end of Europe's love affair with nuclear energy provides fertile ground for the development of other renewable sources of power, according to the head of European infrastructure at private equity house Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), which has just completed a major deal in the sector.

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    Stocks are looking oversold as the market discounts a loss of earnings momentum that is likely to follow a weakening global economy, according to Mike Lenhoff, the chief strategist at Brewin Dolphin.

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    The bickering continues in Europe as a critical deadline looms for Greece — but you wouldn't know it from watching the euro against the dollar.

  • The Greece Effect

    The CNBC team reports on Greece's downgrade and its impact on the markets, with Bob Pisani, Courtney Reagan and Sharon Epperson.

  • The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    Bond traders and officials at the European Central Bank have been unified in their warnings that a restructuring of Greece’s debt would set off an investor panic similar to the one that followed the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, the New York Times reports. 

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    Greece is the linchpin for a solution and resolution of the crisis. The essential element missing is this: how to do a Greek debt restructuring. Let's review what's happened and what could happen given the rich history of global debt restructuring.

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    Earthquakes in New Zealand hit the kiwi, and bickering over Greek debt dents the euro — it's time for your Monday FX Fix.

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    As Germany and the European Central Bank battle over what to do next on Greek debt restructuring, or lack of it, one economist is predicting the answer could be scrip money, and lots more trouble ahead.

  • With little appetite for a change of course on Plan A, the team at the UK Treasury will be hoping for some luck on the economy over the next few months. But even if their luck dries up one economist believes there is room for manoeuver within Plan A.

  • Jean-Claude Trichet

    The role of consumer inflation expectations has become overplayed in the politicized environment that central banks are now operating in, and to be effective, institutions like the European Central Bank may need to be less fixated on their public credibility, Paul Donovan, economist at UBS, told CNBC.com.

  • European Central Bank

    In order for a deal on Greece to be agreed, Germany dropped its demand for restructuring of Greek debt and some pain for private bond holders.

  • Money Match Up

    Dollar or euro? Pick your poison. The dollar has a massive move vs. the euro, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. And with the Chinese government slated to release a slew of economic data next week, the traders look at how to use currencies to profit from it.

  • Riot policemen push back demonstrators as they try to approach the finance ministry in Athens.

    Ever since the financial crisis of 2008 it feels as if markets are never that far away from another bad news story.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    The euro zone’s reluctance to consider some kind of restructuring for Greece – and at some point Ireland and Portugal – has been heavily criticized by economists, who believe a default of some kind by one or all three of the troubled economies is now inevitable.

  • The German parliament voted in favor of a resolution on Friday from the ruling coalition parties to back additional aid for Greece.

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    Greece's Cabinet has approved a new round of austerity measures that are essential for the debt-ridden country to continue receiving funds from its international bailout.