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  • 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.

  • IMF Arrest & Global Currencies     Monday, 16 May 2011 | 3:15 PM ET

    Discussing the impact IMF chief, Strauss-Kahn's arrest will have on global currencies, with the Greg Salvaggio, Tempus Consulting and Win Thin, Brown Brothers Harriman.

  • IMF Crisis Impact on Markets     Monday, 16 May 2011 | 11:27 AM ET

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

  • 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.

  • Bouts of Contagion Ahead?     Monday, 16 May 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    Michael Spence, NYU Stern School of Business professor, discusses what the Strauss-Kahn arrest means for the European debt crisis. He also weighs in on Europe and America's two different yet similar fiscal problems.

  • Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    Rates can only go up when we believe the consumer can deal with them and that means when some of the pressures have started to ease.

  • Will Another Lehman-Style Crisis Be Prevented? Monday, 16 May 2011 | 12:32 AM ET

    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.

  • Five Things to Watch: IMF Shocker and More Sunday, 15 May 2011 | 8:53 PM ET
    IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    Criminal charges against the IMF chief, flood fears remain after a Mississippi river spillway is opened, and a rundown of retailers report earnings. Here's what we're watching…

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

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

  • Rising volatility in stocks and commodities could continue to be a dominant theme in the week ahead, as investors watch the latest U.S. economic reports for signs the recovery is moving forward.

  • The Inflation Conversation     Friday, 13 May 2011 | 8:07 AM ET

    Following the sharp debate in markets about whether we are on the verge of a pickup in inflation or if the recent decline in commodity prices means we are out of the inflation woods, with CNBC's Steve Liesman & Randy Kroszner, former Federal Reserve Governor/University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • Big Banks Take Hit on Capital Surcharge Friday, 13 May 2011 | 8:01 AM ET
    New York City Skyline

    The world's biggest banks are likely to be hit by capital surcharges that increase progressively based on a lender's size, how connected it is to other banks and how easily it could be replaced in a crisis, global regulators have told the Financial Times.

  • Man Up, Europe Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 9:31 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    European leaders can't seem to agree on how - or whether - to help Greece. But they sure aren't helping the euro.

  • Risk Is Out, Dollar Is In Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 9:18 AM ET

    Risk is off, debt worries are on, and the dollar is in again - time for your FX Fix.

  • A Generation to Descend Mount Everest of Debt: OECD Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 5:45 AM ET

    The debt crisis facing the developed world is big and will take a generation to resolve, Angel Gurria, Secretary General of the OECD, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Europe Must Stay Vigilant to Avoid Future Crisis: IMF Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 3:33 AM ET

    Europe’s recovery is on track, but reform of the financial services sector and strong policy action to improve the fiscal health of EU member states is needed in order to prevent future crises, the International Monetary Fund has said.

  • Hedge Funds & Europe     Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    Discussing global economies; investment strategies and Europe's banking woes, with hedge fund investor, Jamie Dinan, York Capital chairman/CEO.

  • Greece Negatives Priced In?     Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 9:55 AM ET

    Looking at an under the radar way to play the action in Greece, with Andrew Busch, BMO Capital Markets/Money in Motion currency trader.

  • Euro Dips, Loonie Lifts Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 9:40 AM ET

    Sovereign debt is weighing on the euro, but the loonie is lifting off again. Time for your FX Fix.

  • European Market Update     Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 9:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Guy Johnson takes a look at the mixed stocks, as upbeat earnings and Greece concerns take center stage.