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  • How High Will Britain's Inflation Go? Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:56 AM ET
    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.

  • 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.

  • Strauss-Kahn Won't Have Diplomatic Immunity: IMF Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 2:23 PM ET
    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 Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 11:26 AM ET
    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.

  • Good Luck Mr. Lipsky, You Will Need It: Economist Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 4:11 AM ET
    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.

  • DSK Scandal Boosts French Far Right Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 3:18 AM ET
    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.

  • Here's Why Nobody Will Break Out of the Euro Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 1:57 AM ET
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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 Monday, 16 May 2011 | 12:12 PM ET
    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 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.

  • IMF Weakness Could Hurt US Bank Stocks Monday, 16 May 2011 | 11:26 AM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • UK May Give Lloyds, RBS Shares to Taxpayers Monday, 16 May 2011 | 7:45 AM ET
    The Royal Bank of Scotland Headquarters

    The British government is considering deleveraging its shares in state-owned banks Lloyds’ Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) by issuing stock to every taxpayer in the country, it emerged on Monday.

  • Genuine Risk-Free Assets Are Dwindling: Choudhry Monday, 16 May 2011 | 1:59 AM ET

    Emotion needs to be off the agenda this week more than most. Just why are developed country sovereign bond yields quite as low as they are, given the fiscal deficit worries in so many of them?

  • 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.