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  • The finance chiefs of the world's leading economies opened the door Saturday for the International Monetary Fund to play a bigger role in fighting the eurozone's escalating debt troubles.

  • G20 Debate: What Should IMF Do to Rescue Europe? Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 4:38 PM ET
    France Finance minister Francois Baroin (R) poses next to US Finance minister Timothy Geithner (L) eyed by French central bank governor Christian Noyer on October 14, 2011 at the 'Cite de L'Architecture' in Paris, prior to a working dinner, on the first day of the G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.

    While finance ministers and central bankers at the G20 meeting in Paris desperately seek a solution to Europe's debt crisis, a separate debate has broken out over the IMF's role in any rescue package.

  • Emerging Countries in Talks on IMF Boost Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 10:04 AM ET
    IMF headquarters

    Emerging market countries are working on ways to contribute money rapidly to expand the effective firepower of the International Monetary Fund, with the aim of increasing its role in combating the eurozone sovereign debt crisis. The FT reports.

  • Spain Gets a Downgrade, Singapore Dollar Gets a Lift Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 7:34 AM ET

    Spain's debt rating is cut, the G20 is all about Europe, but the sun in shining in Singapore — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • G20 Strains Cast Shadow Over Paris Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 3:08 AM ET

    Discord over the euro zone crisis, currencies and global economic governance threatens to overshadow the Group of 20 finance ministers meeting in Paris on Friday and Saturday, the FT reports.

  • Look-Ahead to G20 Meeting in Paris     Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    G20 finance ministers will meet in Paris at the end of the week to put the finishing touches on the economic reform agenda, prior to the November summit. In addition, the EFSF is set to get the final rubber stamp when Slovakia's parliament votes on the fund. Sarah Hewin, head of European research at Standard Chartered Bank, and Patrick Armstrong, managing partner at Armstrong Investment Managers, joined CNBC to discuss.

  • Guarantee Greece? Try 'Guaranteeing Small Enterprises' Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 5:31 AM ET

    As the sovereign debt crisis is hits Europe and the idea of a double dip recession is starting to spread all over the world, G20 labor ministers gathered in Paris on Tuesday said job creation, particularly by small enterprises, was crucial in overcoming the financial crisis and warned that austerity measures needed to be balanced with the creation of jobs.

  • Jobs Focus at G20 Conference     Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 4:45 AM ET

    "Unemployment is the human face of the crisis," Angel Gurria, Secretary General of the OECD, told CNBC, speaking at the G20 conference in Paris.

  • UAE Unemployment Is High, but Not for Lack of Jobs Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 3:48 PM ET
    Dubai

    Even the Gulf countries were not spared by the European and U.S. debt crisis. With unemployment figures estimated as high as 12 percent, the United Arab Emirates has lots of gaps to fill, Saqr Ghobash, the minister of labor for the UAE, told CNBC.com Tuesday.

  • Is EU Plan the Silver Bullet Markets Are Looking For? Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 4:52 AM ET

    Risk is back on the table after a terrible end to last week for the bulls. Following news of "Operation Twist" from the Federal Reserve, the market sold off aggressively, adding the pressure on policy makers as they met in Washington over the weekend to try and find a plan to avert a euro zone sovereign debt and banking crisis.

  • Sarkozy Under Pressure From G20 Leaders Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 11:59 AM ET
    French President Nicholas Sarkozy

    The leaders of six members of the G20 group of world economic powers issued a joint open letter to the French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday, calling for decisive action to be taken over the eurozone debt crisis.

  • Extra Bank Capital Means 'Global Recession': Bove Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 2:52 AM ET

    New capital requirements proposed by global regulators demanding that the biggest banks hold extra capital by 2019 will bring about a new recession, Rochdale's vice-president for equity research Dick Bove wrote in a weekend market note.

  • French Agriculture Minister Vows to Fight Speculators Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 6:33 AM ET
    Farmer picking weeds

    The matters of food production, lack of transparency in food stocks and speculation on commodities markets need to be tackled as they are affecting food prices, French agriculture minister Bruno Le Maire told CNBC.com Monday.

  • Euro Lifts, Dollar Dips Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 9:34 AM ET

    Inflation hints from Europe spell good news for the euro, but not so much for the dollar or the yen. Time for your daily FX Fix.

  • Stronger Dollar, Softer Yen Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 7:43 AM ET

    The dollar is stronger - really - and Iceland is planning a slow thaw. Your daily FX Fix, right here.

  • Will Sustained $100 Oil Choke Off Global Recovery? Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 2:55 AM ET

    Poll: Will a sustained $100 oil crimp the global economic recovery?

  • G20 finance ministers concluded meetings over the weekend in France where they highlighted the key role of exchange rates, monetary and fiscal policies in determining whether a country's policies lead to imbalances.

  • Inflation Is the Taboo Subject at the G20 Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 9:50 AM ET

    In the five-star Westin Hotel in Paris Friday, the world's top central bankers met to discuss the risks facing the global economy in 2011.

  • What New Special Drawing Rights Could Mean For The Yuan Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 4:44 PM ET

    In case you haven't been paying attention to the IMF's proposals for changes to Special Drawing Rights - and really, who has been? - here are some reasons you should.

  • Goodbye G20, Hello G-Zero: Bremmer Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 11:57 AM ET

    World power is at a point where neither a single nation nor a block of countries will be able to drive their own agenda, Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, told CNBC on Tuesday.

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