• Schwarzman Rips Mark-to-Market Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 2:43 PM ET
    Stephen A. Schwarzman

    It's great fun to be a private equity master of the universe. For one thing, you get to say stuff like "“I’m not a bank, I’m a user of banks,” during closed-door meetings at the G-20 Summit.

  • Why Fed Bond-Buying Plan Is Raising Global Tensions Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 10:18 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve's plan to buy more Treasury bonds has incited critics at home to complain of inevitable high inflation and financial turmoil.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Investors Watching Dollar, Cisco Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 6:51 PM ET

    Cisco's disappointing earnings news and the dollar could combine to be a drag on stocks Thursday.

  • Art Cashin: Fed's QE2 Starting to Look Like the 'Titanic' Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 11:21 AM ET

    Stocks slid Wednesday, despite news of an unexpected drop in US jobless claims and a narrowing of the trade deficit. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his outlook.

  • Challenges Await US at Group of 20 Meeting Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 11:14 AM ET
    A man walks in front of a screen showing flags of the participating nations for the upcoming G20 Summit at its venue in Seoul on November 4, 2010.

    Anyone wondering what President Obama will face when he arrives in South Korea on Wednesday for a global financial summit meeting need look no further than an announcement by China’s leading state-endorsed rating agency, which downgraded the United States’ credit rating on Tuesday — and provocatively questioned American leadership of the global economy. The New York Times reports.

  • Stocks End Lower; Dollar Rises, Banks Skid Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks continued to stall after last week's broad market rally and closed lower across-the-board Tuesday as the dollar rose. Bank of America and Kraft fell, while Exxon rose. .

  • Stocks Extend Losses Before Close; Dollar Rises Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks extended losses as the closing bell neared, pulling back from last week's rally to two-year highs, as the dollar rose.  BofA fell, while Exxon rose.

  • Stocks Fluctuate as Dollar Rises; Chevron Falls Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 11:37 AM ET

    Stocks fluctuated Tuesday despite largely upbeat earnings releases, and news of corporate acquisitions, as the dollar rose slightly. Chevron and Kraft fell, while Exxon rose.

  • Futures Rise Ahead of Open, Following Europe Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 9:26 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street on Tuesday, tracking gains in Europe where upbeat company statements lifted shares.

  • When the Federal Reserve announced last week that it would buy $600 billion in Treasury bonds to help bolster the economy, it quickly came under attack from Germany, Brazil and China. But the Fed’s plans earned a hearty endorsement from at least one foreign trade partner — India. The NYT reports.

  • World Bank Chief Sparks Gold Standard Debate Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 2:15 AM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    Leading economies should consider readopting a modified global gold standard to guide currency movements, argues the president of the World Bank. The FT reports.

  • Rare Earths Stand Is Asked of G-20 Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 12:08 PM ET
    Terbium: a rare earth element

    An unusually broad coalition of business groups in North America, Europe and Asia has sent a letter to the heads of state of the Group of 20 major economies, asking them to make a commitment at their meeting this month in Seoul that trade in crucial rare earths will not be interrupted because of industrial policies or political disputes. The New York Times reports.

  • QE2 Blunderbuss Likely to Backfire Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 10:47 AM ET
    Mohammed el Erian

    Given the high market expectations, the US Federal Reserve had no choice but to announce a second tranche of quantitative easing, nicknamed QE2. But the measure is an inevitably blunt instrument for the difficult task of restoring growth and generating jobs.

  • Credit Suisse Shifts Strategy to Overweight Stocks Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 3:30 AM ET

    Credit Suisse changed its outlook on the stock market and now is overweight stocks, Giles Keating, head of research at Credit Suisse, told CNBC Monday.

  • Dollar at Risk of Becoming 'Toxic Waste': Charts Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 8:12 AM ET

    The dollar's slump could get far worse if the dollar index takes out last year's low, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • G20 Co-operation Was A 'Surprise': Economist Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 7:18 AM ET

    The agreement by G20 finance leaders over the weekend to move towards  market-based exchange rates and commit to reducing external imbalances was a  "surprise,"  analysts told CNBC on Monday, considering the markets were not expecting much from the meetings.

  • France's Sarkozy Unveils G20 Leadership Agenda Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 4:41 AM ET
    Nicolas Sarkozy, President-elect France

    Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday set out his agenda for France’s forthcoming presidency of the G20 group of leading economies, proposing measures to reduce currency fluctuations, curb commodity speculation and speed up reform of international institutions.

  • Global Scorecard:  Q2 '10 Winners & Losers Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 6:41 PM ET

    Emerging and other international markets took a beating during the second quarter of 2010, led by a 20% decline in China's Shanghai Composite.  The global decline was driven in part by uncertainty around the world, leading investors to unwind risky positions.

  • Stocks End Lower as Energy, Materials Drag Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | 5:08 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Monday after a yo-yo session as investors digested some mixed consumer data, a drop in oil prices and news that the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Sarbanes-Oxley law, which regulates corporate accounting.

  • Stocks Bounce Back in Yo-Yo Session Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | 2:18 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back Monday in a yo-yo session as investors digested some mixed consumer data, a drop in oil prices and news that the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Sarbanes-Oxley law, which regulates corporate accounting.