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International Organizations G7


  • TOKYO/ SAPPORO, Japan, May 27- Japanese policymakers on Wednesday offered mild but harmonised verbal warnings against excess currency turbulence, cautioning markets against pushing the yen down too rapidly. "In general, excessive exchange-rate volatility is undesirable," Kyodo news agency quoted Finance Minister Taro Aso as telling reporters before...

  • G7 finance ministers to meet in Germany Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 12:45 AM ET
    G7 finance ministers to meet in Germany

    Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, explains why this week's meeting of finance ministers from the world's largest developed economies will be a non-event for markets.

  • May 26- China must press ahead with currency liberalization plans for the yuan to join the International Monetary Fund's reference basket of currencies, a senior U.S. In a call to preview discussions among Group of Seven nations in Germany this week, the official said the United States would emphasize the need to find a pragmatic solution for Greece and urge all...

  • May 26- China's currency liberalization plans are welcome and will be needed before the yuan is able to join the International Monetary Fund's reference basket of currencies, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Tuesday. In a call to preview discussions among Group of Seven nations in Germany, the official said the United States encouraged China to continue...

  • "With the negotiations between Greece and the rest of the euro area at an impasse, an impatient German Chancellor Merkel has warned that an agreement must be reached before the end of the month," said Thomas Costerg, senior economist at Standard Chartered. Greece cannot make a payment to the International Monetary Fund due on June 5 unless foreign lenders...

  • Bayer CEO sees multinational state aid for antibiotics Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    One country alone can't shoulder it, "CEO Marijn Dekkers told Germany's Der Spiegel magazine, according to an excerpt of an interview provided to Reuters on Friday. The funds were expected to be pledged during the June summit of the Group of Seven wealthy nations in Germany, he was quoted as saying. Germany's health ministry has said Berlin would seek to address...

  • *G7 ministers to discuss Greece, yuan, growth, bubbles. BERLIN, May 21- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has told Reuters the Greek government's optimism about clinching a cash-for-reforms deal with its lenders within days is not backed up by the negotiations, and he cannot rule out Greece becoming insolvent. But Schaeuble said reports from the...

  • *Germany hosts G7 summit on June 7-8. BERLIN, May 19- Germany's clean energy drive earned it a reputation as a green leader but a domestic row over coal has highlighted the challenge of balancing economic and environmental demands and threatens its ability to lead by example. Angela Merkel, once dubbed the "climate chancellor," hopes to encourage the Group of Seven...

  • The first quarter is typically the strongest period of the year for investment bank income, and revenues for the top firms in the three months is likely to be up 7 percent from a year ago, analysts at JPMorgan said this week. FX volatility is up 30 percent in G7 currencies and volumes with it, and higher rates volatility is leading to higher trading volumes and...

  • Iran: A promising market? Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Iran: A promising market?

    Matthew Spivack, Middle East and North Africa analyst at Frontier Strategy Group, explains why Iran is a promising market to enter.

  • G-7 leaders warn of further costs to Russia Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 2:30 PM ET
    G-7 leaders warn of further costs to Russia

    The G-7 leaders say they are ready to further intensify sanctions against Russia if they do not deescalate in regards to Ukraine, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • POW trade shrouded in secrecy Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 6:12 AM ET
    POW trade shrouded in secrecy

    CNBC's John Harwood discusses President Obama's POW trade for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

  • Is the West really united on Russian sanctions? Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 1:00 AM ET
    Is the West really united on Russian sanctions?

    Colleen Graffy, former U.S. State department official, comments on the West's sanctions on Russia and France┬┐s sale of a warship to Russia.

  • Hollande to dine twice to separate Obama and Putin Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    President Barack Obama, President Francois Hollande and President Vladimir Putin.

    Hollande will meet Obama in a restaurant overlooking the iconic Champs-Elysees before going back to his residence for a supper with Putin.

  • G-7 leaders center on economic growth, jobs Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    (From L-R) Italian President Matteo Renzi, US President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron arrive for a group photograph during the G7 Summit at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium.

    Leaders of the G-7 are turning their attention during the concluding day of their summit to spurring growth and jobs.

  • EU wants US gas Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    EU wants US gas

    Sanctions are in place and tensions remain high as G-7 leaders meet to discuss Russia's power grab in the Ukraine and the possibility of relaxing current gas export rules to the EU from the U.S., reports CNBC's Annette Weisbach.

  • 'Calling for de-escalation': NATO Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 1:13 AM ET
    'Calling for de-escalation': NATO

    NATO and the U.K. have called on Russia to "de-escalate tensions", as the Ukrainian acting foreign minister, Andriy Deshchitsya, says Russia has rejected calls for negotiations and consultations.

  • Business optimism in G7 strengthening: CEO Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 5:30 AM ET
    Business optimism in G7 strengthening: CEO

    Edward Nusbaum, CEO at Grant Thornton, explains why business optimism is stronger in G7 countries than in emerging markets, reversing the trend from the previous year.

  • What the G8 Has Achieved Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    What the G8 Has Achieved

    Alexander Mirtchev, board director at Atlantic Council, reviews the G8 meeting, its policy implications and what the main issues discussed were.

  • G-8 Welcomes Japan's Economic Policies, Abe Says Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 8:51 PM ET
    Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

    Japanese PM Abe said on Tuesday G-8 leaders expressed strong support for his "Abenomics" economic policies and heard no concerns about Japan's super easy monetary easing.