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    In Russian, we refer to risks as "underwater stones", the dangerous rocks lurking below the water’s surface that can sink a ship – or a stock portfolio. But the reality is that these underwater stones are never far below the surface, writes Dimitri Kryukov, chief investment officer of Verno Capital.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    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.

  • International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn appears in federal court May 16, 2011 in New York City.

    Are Dominique Strauss-Kahn's troubles creating a buying opportunity? This pro says yes.

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    The British pound is sinking, and the World Bank is down on the dollar. Here's your daily FX Fix.

  • Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    UK inflation hit a two and a half-year high Tuesday and experts are saying it is only a matter of time before it goes even higher.

  • 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.

  • IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    In a possible setback to Dominique Strauss-Kahn's defense, the IMF said in a statement that its managing director will not enjoy diplomatic immunity in the sexual assault case against him.

  • Two Top Jobs Vacant at the IMF

    CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at the possible replacements for the two top directors at the IMF.

  • IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    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.

  • Euro bills

    Whichever way you look at the euro, its current problems and future prospects, stop thinking as economists, currency strategists or traders. Or if you do then start from this basic truth: the euro was and is a political concept, writes CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.