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  • Greece Default Coming?

    Weighing in on S&P lowering its rating on Greek debt today and what it means for investors, with Sean Egan, Egan Jones Ratings Company

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    Probably the most important thing you can read today is the op-ed by Timo Soini, the leader of the True Finn party, in the European edition of the Wall Street Journal.

  • Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today said that it has lowered its long- and short-term sovereign credit ratings on the Hellenic Republic and S&P warned it may be cut further.

  • Investing on a Global Scale

    New data suggests the real global threat is coming from somewhere other than Greece and Portugal, with Kevin Gardiner, Barclays Wealth head of global investment strategy.

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    Friday's better than expected jobs report gave the dollar a lift, and these experts think it could continue.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    Speculation over the weekend that Greece could leave the euro zone was “utterly unrealistic" and would be a “catastrophe” for the country and for the wider European Union, Yiannos Papantoniou, former Greek finance minister and president of the Centre for Progressive Policy Studies told CNBC on Monday.

  • Greece is gumming up the works in the euro zone again, but that's not hurting the euro. Time for your daily FX Fix.

  • The boss of the French banking giant has told CNBC that the European banking sector could absorb a restructuring of Greek debt, whatever form it took.

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    Jean Claude Trichet says the European Central Bank wants to remain flexible. Let us hope his flock of hawks and doves means this, because the next few months are going to be a bumpy ride.

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    European stocks pointed to a lower open on Monday as initial optimism faded off the back of US non farm payroll figures on Friday and concerns re-emerged about the European sovereign debt crisis.

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    In recent months the euro has ignored a wall of worry about the health of three of its members and moved higher against the dollar, but this is no longer the case according to Jens Nordvig, global head of G-10 currency strategy at Nomura.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    Nouriel Roubini has ruled out anyone leaving the euro zone within the next one or two years but believes that could all change over the next five years, in comments to the Independed.

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    Talk of Greece wanting to leave the euro continues to cause nervousness in the markets. But one economist told CNBC why such an idea is “plainly ridiculous.”

  • Greece

    Greece trying to renegotiate its bailout terms, commodities trying to stabilize after a rough week, and high-frequency traders trying to prepare for life after Citi. Here's what we're watching...

  • The Parthenon in Greece


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    A report that Greece is mulling an exit from the euro is pulling down that currency, but this expert thinks it's a long shot.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    On Friday, German magazine Der Spiegel dropped a bomb on the global financial markets with a story headline: "Greece considers exit from Euro Zone." Immediately, the Euro versus the US dollar fell 100 points as the markets assessed the damage that could be wrought by this action.

  • Stop Trading: Jim Cramer's Goodbye to Erin Burnett

    CNBC's Jim Cramer remembering last year's flash crash; how to trade today's market, and a final farewell to Erin Burnett.

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    One of the biggest fiscal fears we have in our country is the state of California defaulting on its debt. Its been called "the next Greece" so many times I decided just for kicks, to Google "California next Greece." Within seconds, over 8,870 results came up.

  • Greece and the Euro Zone

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs with the latest details on reports Greece was considering leaving the euro zone.