Business Dominique Strauss-Kahn

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn in court.

    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.

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    Dominique Strauss-Kahn had barely been given his uniquely American Miranda rights before the conspiracy theories already started to swirl.

  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

    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 International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen in Washington, DC.

    The IMF, or International Monetary Fund, is an intergovernmental agency that works to keep exchange rates and the international system of payments stable.

  • Euro bills

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn may be in trouble, but it's not going to dent the euro, these experts say. 

  • IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    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.

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    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 Strauss-Kahn

    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?

  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Everything must be on the table as the U.S. Congress works to cut the deficit,  including Medicare, Social Security and entitlements

  • Call of the Day: Ford Upgrade

    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.

  • Strauss-Kahn Denied Bail

    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.

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    Wall Street continues to digest the implications of the arrest of International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

  • Sex and the Dollar

    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.

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    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.

  • ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the Second Annual Conference of International Monetary Fund held at the Baur au Lac Hotel on May 10, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference hosted by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), brought together central bank governors and senior policymakers, to debat about the reform of the international monetary system with topics such as global liquidity p

    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.