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Directors often dole out personal safety perks to ease a chief executive’s tax bill. By classifying the benefits as security measures, the executives typically get a better tax treatment on the services. It’s a common corporate tax trick. The New York Times reports.
Potential weakness in the materials and commodities sectors is likely to drag on equities prices.
South-Eastern Europe could throw up some surprises to the downside, Peter Attard Montalto, emerging market economist at Nomura, told CNBC on Thursday.
When Lehman Brothers collapsed at the height of the financial crisis, JPMorgan Chase was at the center of the storm. The bank was a major lender to the firm, which filed the biggest bankruptcy in United States history. The NYT reports.
Russian authorities closed Moscow's Red Square on Sunday and detained dozens of people trying to hold a silent anti-government protest there, prompting opposition charges that they were denying Russians their right to free assembly.
The MSCI Emerging Markets index is up 12 percent. Checking on recent emerging market gains, with Ian Hague, Firebird Management co-founder and Tim Seymour, Emergingmoney.com founder.
Confidence shrinks in Europe and year-end weighs on the yen - it's time for your FX Fix.
With all the recent political turmoil in Russia, is now the time to invest? Insight with Tim Seymour, Seygem Asset Management.
Mitt Romney sought to use the coveted endorsement of Jeb Bush on Wednesday to amplify his call for Republicans to rally behind his candidacy and get on with the mission of ousting President Obama. The NYT reports.
Templeton's Mark Mobius tells CNBC investors should stay with emerging markets. Asked if there will be a "hard" or "soft" economic landing in China, Mobius says China is not landing, they are going to continue to fly. He also explains why he expects the Federal Reserve will launch a QE3 effort, and says it's possible we'll also get a QE4 and even a QE5.
New information suggests that Iran’s oil production may not have fallen as much as other industry reports have speculated. The latest publication of data by the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI) published on Sunday showed Iran produced 3.72 million barrels per day in January, marking the highest output since December 2008.
Demography has rarely made it onto the political agenda. But that is changing. These days you see news items about China's one-child policy, or gendercide. And you hear a lot about the aging of populations in rich countries and the health and pensions problems this will bring.
Greece's bailout gets a green light and the dollar gets a lift - it's time for your FX Fix.
Banks will face stiff penalties and intense public scrutiny if they fail to live up to the standards of a $25 billion mortgage settlement with state and federal authorities, according to court documents filed as part of the deal Monday in federal court in Washington. The NYT reports.
A lead adviser to Greece on its debt deal, Mitu Gulati, argues that instead of repeated austerity-based bailouts, other European countries should cut a deal directly with their creditors to reduce their debt loads.
The Russian Presidential elections have once again revealed the EU’s many contradictions and exposed its dwarf-size political mass.
Insight on whether Russia's stock market is lower as a result of political concerns over Vladimir Putin's re-election, with Tim Seymour, EmergingMoney.com founder.
Police and demonstrators clashed and hundred of arrests were made in central Moscow on Monday night during protests against widespread fraud in Sunday’s election of Vladimir Putin to a third term as Russia’s president, the Financial Times reports.
There was a wide-ranging change of the guard in Europe and the Middle East in 2011. Here are 10 other elections that could change the game of global politics in 2012.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on thousands of protesters filling the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg, to challenge Vladimir Putin's re-election victory.