When the news of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn ("DSK")'s arrest for attempted rape came out, many of the noises coming out of France was that it was a national embarrassment.
The gravitas that the IMF needs to hold when walking into a nation's finance ministry or central bank and demand sacrifice for the social good is diminished by the allegations regarding the personal conduct of its managing director, according to Carl Weinberg, the chief economist at Capital Economics.
Whatever the outcome of the accusations of rape made against Dominique Strauss Kahn at the weekend, Marine Le Pen leader of France’s Front National was almost certainly right when she said that it marks the end of his campaign — or pre campaign — for the French Presidency.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn had barely been given his uniquely American Miranda rights before the conspiracy theories already started to swirl.
Earlier today, I had the pleasure of interviewing former Speaker and now House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi. We’ve had several interviews down through the years. And while we’ve disagreed on a number of topics, I do have enormous personal respect for her.
The IMF, or International Monetary Fund, is an intergovernmental agency that works to keep exchange rates and the international system of payments stable.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn may be in trouble, but it's not going to dent the euro, these experts say.
The arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn on sexual assault charges has many wondering if the accused can claim diplomatic immunity as the chief of the International Monetary Fund.
If you're not talking about the head of the IMF today, then the only thing left really is the debt ceiling, which we officially reached today. While estimates are that it will take until August for the US to actually default on its debt obligations, the concern in the short term is how Wall Street sees the situation and how that will be reflected in the bond market and in mortgage interest rates.
No bail for IMF chief Strauss-Kahn. He claims he is not guilty and plans to fight the sexual assault charges. CNBC's Mary Thompson has the latest details.
On Monday even the most conservative investors were talking about sex and the charges filed against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Will they ripple across the market?
Everything must be on the table as the U.S. Congress works to cut the deficit, including Medicare, Social Security and entitlements
An upbeat outlook for the auto sector, and particularly Ford, with Itay Michaeli, Analyst Citigroup. And a discussion about IMF chief Strauss-Kahn being denied bail, with CNBC's Mary Thompson.
Bail for IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been denied, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson; the Fast Money traders weigh in on Lowe's profit miss, and an analysis of the Nasdaq/ICE bid withdrawal for the NYSE, with Richard Repetto, Sandler O'Neill & Partners.
Wall Street continues to digest the implications of the arrest of International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Discussing the impact of the IMF chief's sex scandal and Europe's future financial stability, with CNBC's Steve Liesman. Also, CNBC's Mary Thompson with latest details on Strauss-Kahn's court arraignment in New York City.
If the International Monetary Fund is substantially weakened by the arrest of its chief on sexual assault charges in New York Saturday, US banks and their investors may suffer.
Today, European finance ministers are meeting with a heavy and difficult schedule on periphery debt. While the Dominique Strauss-Kahn imbroglio/sex case makes it way through the US judicial system, the European debt situation should not be materially changed in a negative way by the development.
The arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn may mean that the next bailout program for Greece will be more onerous.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn is arrested, and investors would like some safe havens, please. Time for your daily FX Fix.