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  • The first quarter is typically the strongest period of the year for investment bank income, and revenues for the top firms in the three months is likely to be up 7 percent from a year ago, analysts at JPMorgan said this week. FX volatility is up 30 percent in G7 currencies and volumes with it, and higher rates volatility is leading to higher trading volumes and...

  • *Ukraine parliament has okayed IMF-backed budget changes. *G7 powers see IMF board approving Ukraine bailout. IMF chief Christine Lagarde cautioned that what she called the "huge distraction" of fighting against pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine complicated the provision of aid, but she was in no doubt that Kiev was now "really determined to reform."

  • BERLIN, March 4- Finance ministers from the Group of Seven leading economies praised Ukraine's new draft budget and economic reform package on Wednesday and said it should put the country on track for support from the International Monetary Fund. "This legislation makes significant progress toward implementing the prior actions on a new economic reform...

  • *UK has heaviest household debt burden of any G7 economy. *Record-low rates have shielded borrowers until now. LONDON, Dec 8- Britons who have relied on years of record-low interest rates to manage hefty mortgages are looking nervously ahead to 2015, when the Bank of England finally looks set to start raising rates.

  • *UK has heaviest household debt burden of any G7 economy. *Record-low rates have shielded borrowers until now. LONDON, Dec 8- Britons who have relied on years of record-low interest rates to manage hefty mortgages are looking nervously ahead to 2015, when the Bank of England finally looks set to start raising rates.

  • LONDON, Nov 12- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is speaking at a news conference after the Bank published its quarterly Inflation Report on Wednesday. Below are comments from Carney at the news conference:. "I'm still the only G7 governor who has raised interest rates, I just haven't happened to have done it here.

  • G-7 leaders warn of further costs to Russia   Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 2:30 PM ET
    G-7 leaders warn of further costs to Russia

    The G-7 leaders say they are ready to further intensify sanctions against Russia if they do not deescalate in regards to Ukraine, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • POW trade shrouded in secrecy   Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 6:12 AM ET
    POW trade shrouded in secrecy

    CNBC's John Harwood discusses President Obama's POW trade for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

  • Is the West really united on Russian sanctions?   Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 1:00 AM ET
    Is the West really united on Russian sanctions?

    Colleen Graffy, former U.S. State department official, comments on the West's sanctions on Russia and France¿s sale of a warship to Russia.

  • Hollande to dine twice to separate Obama and Putin Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    President Barack Obama, President Francois Hollande and President Vladimir Putin.

    Hollande will meet Obama in a restaurant overlooking the iconic Champs-Elysees before going back to his residence for a supper with Putin.

  • G-7 leaders center on economic growth, jobs Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    (From L-R) Italian President Matteo Renzi, US President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron arrive for a group photograph during the G7 Summit at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium.

    Leaders of the G-7 are turning their attention during the concluding day of their summit to spurring growth and jobs.

  • EU wants US gas   Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    EU wants US gas

    Sanctions are in place and tensions remain high as G-7 leaders meet to discuss Russia's power grab in the Ukraine and the possibility of relaxing current gas export rules to the EU from the U.S., reports CNBC's Annette Weisbach.

  • 'Calling for de-escalation': NATO   Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 1:13 AM ET
    'Calling for de-escalation': NATO

    NATO and the U.K. have called on Russia to "de-escalate tensions", as the Ukrainian acting foreign minister, Andriy Deshchitsya, says Russia has rejected calls for negotiations and consultations.

  • Business optimism in G7 strengthening: CEO   Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 5:30 AM ET
    Business optimism in G7 strengthening: CEO

    Edward Nusbaum, CEO at Grant Thornton, explains why business optimism is stronger in G7 countries than in emerging markets, reversing the trend from the previous year.

  • What the G8 Has Achieved   Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    What the G8 Has Achieved

    Alexander Mirtchev, board director at Atlantic Council, reviews the G8 meeting, its policy implications and what the main issues discussed were.

  • G-8 Welcomes Japan's Economic Policies, Abe Says Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 8:51 PM ET
    Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

    Japanese PM Abe said on Tuesday G-8 leaders expressed strong support for his "Abenomics" economic policies and heard no concerns about Japan's super easy monetary easing.

  • OECD Head: Global Tax Laws Will Get Passed   Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:06 AM ET
    Can G8 Implement New Corporate Tax Rules?

    OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria, discusses the G-8, its pledge to reform corporate tax rules and Russia's importance in the debate on Syria.

  • Why Markets Are Resilient to Unrest   Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Why Markets Are Resilient to Unrest

    Nick Parsons, head of strategy at National Australia Bank, questions whether the U.K. really wants to reform its corporate tax rules, and discusses market's resilience to the unrest in the Arab world.

  • What Impact Could EU/US Trade Talks Have?   Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    What Impact Could EU/US Trade Talks Have?

    Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, says EU-U.S. trade talks are positive as there has been an increase in protectionist measures in the past few years.

  • Can the G8 Tackle Tax Issues?   Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 5:50 AM ET
    Can the G8 Tackle Tax Issues?

    Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, comments on the U.S.'s decision to arm Syrian rebels and says that while leaders agree that tax issues need to be tackled, it will be very difficult for them to agree on a common framework.