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  • Fighting Inflation a Challenge: ECB Board Member Friday, 20 May 2011 | 4:55 AM ET

    Fighting inflation in times when commodity prices increase is part of the future challenges the European Central Bank (ECB) will have to face, Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, executive board member of the ECB, said in an exclusive interview with CNBC Friday.

  • Spain Bans Jobs Protests Over Election Weekend Friday, 20 May 2011 | 3:56 AM ET
    Demonstrators block a police car on the parking lot of the Madrid transport bus company during the general strike held in whole Spain in Madrid as unions launched a 24-hour general strike all around Spain to protest tough government labor reforms and austerity measures.

    Spain's electoral oversight body ruled that jobs protests which young people are staging across the country would be illegal over the coming election weekend, but some demonstrators said they would defy the ban.

  • City Professionals Want to Change Employers: Survey Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:55 AM ET
    Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    Professionals working in the City of London mull changing employers this year, with more than half saying they definitely intend to find a new employer this year, according to a recent survey, while another survey showed finance professionals among the top earners.

  • Business Barometer Shows Brightening Outlook Friday, 20 May 2011 | 1:38 AM ET
    Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    Twice as many business leaders say that the world economy is going to improve in the next six months than think it is going to get worse, according to the FT/Economist global business barometer.

  • Time for IMF to Get Tought on Europe?     Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 11:13 AM ET

    Discussing whether the IMF should change gears by putting an American in charge and getting tough on Europe regarding its debt, with Eswar Prasad, Brookings Institution; CNBC's Eamon Javers, Mary Thompson, and Steve Liesman.

  • Busch: Money In Motion Trade Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 10:10 AM ET

    We missed the entry point on the trade I proposed yesterday, but there could be another chance before Memorial Day.

  • No Yen for Yen, But Real's on a Roll Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 9:41 AM ET

    Japan's in a recession, IMF leadership's in play, and the Brazilian real is on a rolll. Time for your daily FX Fix.

  • Strauss-Kahn Resigns     Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 7:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson has the story on the IMF head resigning as he fights sexual assault charges.

  • 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
    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.

  • UK Banks Face Dividend and Bonus Crackdown Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 11:54 PM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    The FT reports future bonus and dividend payments by UK banks will depend upon convincing regulators the handouts will not dent capital reserves or undermine sound risk management, according to the head of the city watchdog.

  • IMF Chief's Woes = Buying Opportunity, Pro Says Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 11:37 AM ET
    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.

  • IMF in Crisis     Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 11:22 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson has the latest developments on IMF chief Strauss-Kahn on suicide watch in Riker's Island.

  • 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.

  • Short Dollar on Euro Woes?     Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 5:15 PM ET

    "The dollar will ultimately fall against the euro because U.S. problems are worse than Europe's," says Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital.

  • Word on the Street     Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    IMF Board is seeking to contact Strauss-Kahn to solicit his views on his post. The Fast Money crew also discuss HP's cut forecast and other Wall Street news.

  • 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.

  • Busch: Money In Motion Turkish Lira Trade Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 10:32 AM ET

    On the latest Money In Motion show, I proposed a dollar-Turkish lira trade. Here's an update.

  • 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.

  • 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.