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  • Britain's Inflation Nightmare Becomes Worse Friday, 20 May 2011 | 1:23 AM ET
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    If the monetary policy committee of the Bank of England were paid a performance bonus, its members would deserve nothing. The UK’s inflation outcome has been far from target over a long period. So should the MPC raise rates now to make up for its past failures? No. But its position is becoming very uncomfortable, according to the FT.

  • A Favorite Emerges for Helm of IMF Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 7:01 AM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    The French finance minister, Christine Lagarde, was on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos this January when her usual smile turned into a frown. Next to her, Robert E. Diamond Jr., chief executive of Barclays and one of the most powerful bankers in the world, thanked regulators and finance ministers for their role in shaping a better environment after the financial crisis.

  • Merkel Says European Should Replace Strauss-Kahn Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 6:46 AM ET

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated on Thursday that she wanted a European to become the next IMF chief and that Dominique Strauss-Kahn's exit before the end of his term was an argument in favour of such a move.

  • Just 20 Percent Back Greek Austerity: Poll Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 2:38 AM ET
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    Just 20 percent of the Greek electorate believe the country should abide by the terms of the European Union/International Monetary Fund loan agreement and pay off all its debts, according to a poll in a Greek newspaper.

  • The Euro Zone After Strauss Kahn Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:17 AM ET
    IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    The sight of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund and prospective candidate for the French presidency, doing the "perp walk" was stupefying. If the charges are true, this capable man is a lunatic. But, unless the case collapses, the event will cast a long shadow, according to the FT.

  • Russia: Undervalued BRIC or Major Risk? Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 12:36 AM ET
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    Following huge losses for the Russian market in 2008, investors have eyed stocks in Moscow skeptically and refused to give them the same rating as those in other BRIC members, Brazil, India and China according to Roland Nash, the chief investment strategist at Verno Capital.

  • Germany's Merkel Rejects Greek Debt Restructuring Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 12:13 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel, German chancellor, has spelt out her strong opposition to restructuring debt in any member state of the eurozone, contradicting speculation that Germany was pushing such a solution in Greece.

  • One-on-One with Nancy Pelosi Monday, 16 May 2011 | 4:16 PM ET
    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 IMF: CNBC Explains Monday, 16 May 2011 | 3:38 PM ET
    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 Crisis Impact on Markets Monday, 16 May 2011 | 11:27 AM ET
    IMF Crisis Impact on Markets

    Jamie Cox, Harris Financial Group, and Keith Springer, Springer Financial Advisors, discuss what the IMF sex scandal means for markets and investing.

  • Busch: 3 Debt Musketeers Monday, 16 May 2011 | 10:59 AM ET

    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.

  • Safe Havens Back in Style Monday, 16 May 2011 | 8:45 AM ET

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn is arrested, and investors would like some safe havens, please. Time for your daily FX Fix.

  • Europe Situation 'Does Not Look Good': Mobius Monday, 16 May 2011 | 1:55 AM ET

    Commodity prices are in an upward trend despite the dramatic falls witnessed in recent days, and will rise in US dollar terms over the longer term, while the situation in Europe "does not look good," Templeton Emerging Markets Executive Chairman Mark Mobius told CNBC in an interview.

  • Will Another Lehman-Style Crisis Be Prevented? Monday, 16 May 2011 | 12:32 AM ET
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    Decisions by politicians on how to deal with debt on both sides of the Atlantic will be crucial to prevent another Lehman-style crisis, economists and analysts told CNBC in a debate about banking in the European Union and in the US.

  • Crisis Threatens Influence of Europe at IMF Sunday, 15 May 2011 | 11:39 PM ET
    IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest may have little immediate effect on the International Monetary Fund’s operations. Yet it may well force the organization’s member countries to confront wider issues of European influence over the fund, even as it prepares to extend more huge rescue loans to western Europe, reports the FT.

  • 'Risk-Off' Trade to Outlast 'Fed Ponzi' Scheme: Pro Sunday, 15 May 2011 | 4:46 PM ET
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    Markets will enter a new "risk-off" phase in 2011 that will last into 2012 and maybe even 2014, according to Nomura’s Bob Janjuah.

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    The managing director of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was taken off an Air France plane in New York on Saturday and arrested in the sexual attack of a maid at a Midtown Manhattan hotel, the authorities told the NY Times.

  • Euro Trashing Friday, 13 May 2011 | 7:49 PM ET
    Map of Europe

    It's been a rough week for the euro, and there's more in store, these traders say.

  • Money In Motion, May 13, 2011 Friday, 13 May 2011 | 5:30 PM ET
    Money In Motion, May 13, 2011

    A detailed look at currency trading, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.