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  • TOKYO— Japan is not planning to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday, while Taiwan announced it would apply for membership, joining dozens of countries in signing up to an initiative opposed by Washington. "As of today, Japan will not join AIIB and a clear explanation has not been received from China," Suga...

  • Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew pressed Chinese leaders to suspend proposed curbs on foreign security technology and said a Beijing- led regional bank should work in partnership with existing institutions. The United States and Europe say Beijing is improperly blocking market access with the curbs in proposed anti-terrorism and banking security measures.

  • Lew: Like to see more global growth   Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 8:41 AM ET
    Lew: Like to see more global growth

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew shares his thoughts about the ongoing port problems on the West Coast, the strong U.S. dollar and "weak spots" in global economies.

  • Lew: Tamp down rhetoric on Greece   Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 7:02 AM ET
    Lew: Tamp down rhetoric on Greece

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew discusses what concerns him about Greece's possible exit from the euro zone and whether sanctions are impacting Russia.

  • Lew: US economy turned corner   Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 6:05 AM ET
    Lew: US economy turned a corner

    CNBC's Steve Liesman talks to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, about Friday's strong jobs report, wages and taxes.

  • Jack Lew breaks down US growth   Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Sec. Lew on Greece, the dollar & more

    CNBC Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman sits down for a wide-ranging interview with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew ahead of the G20 meeting in Istanbul. Among the topics discussed were the economic picture in the U.S., Greece, the strong dollar and tax reform.

  • DC has target on Wall Streeters: Evercore CEO Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Ralph Schlosstein, Evercore Partners

    The case of Antonio Weiss shows that Congress will not confirm successful candidates from Wall Street, Evercore CEO Ralph Schlosstein told CNBC.

  • Even mightier dollar? Have no fear, analyst says Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    Too much bang for buck?

    Alan Ruskin of Deutsche Bank told CNBC that a stronger greenback will no doubt have some negative impact on earnings but it's not all bad.

  • Are we in a currency war?   Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    Are we in a currency war?

    Central banks around the world are digging in for a protracted fight over currencies. CNBC asked experts what do to in the event of a full-blown currency war.

  • Lew: Strong US dollar is 'good for the world' Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 8:40 AM ET
    Jack Lew

    As global central banks make moves to weaken their currencies, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew tells CNBC a stronger U.S. dollar is good for everyone.

  • Need to fix our broken tax code: Jack Lew   Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 8:18 AM ET
    Jack Lew at the 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, shares his views on tax reform.

  • Strong US dollar: Jack Lew   Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 8:17 AM ET
    Jack Lew at the 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, weighs in on U.S. monetary policy and the strong dollar.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 3 Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will preside over an open session of the Financial Stability Oversight Council at the Treasury Department. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen participates in open session of the Financial Stability Oversight Council meeting- 1930 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England will release the minutes from its January policy meeting-...

  • Davos '15: Gates, Soros, Pharrell to tackle crises Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    An armed member of the Swiss Police watches from the roof of the Hotel Davos ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

    Back on this week, the World Economic Forum in Davos is as big as ever with lofty ambitions to match.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 30 Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart gives welcome remarks and speaks on " Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's CED Programs and Financial Literacy Programs" before the HOPE Global Forum- 1350 GMT. DUBLIN- The Central Bank of Ireland, Center for Economic Policy Research and International Monetary Fund are organizing a...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The United States rolled out a sweeping set of measures on Thursday to significantly ease sanctions on Cuba, opening up the country to expanded U.S. travel, trade and financial activities. The 54- year-old U.S. embargo on Cuba will remain in place- only Congress can lift it. Congressional critics of Obama's shift say that Washington should not be...

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. rolls out new Cuba rules on trade, travel Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The United States rolled out a sweeping set of measures on Thursday to significantly ease the half-century-old embargo against Cuba, opening up the country to expanded travel, trade and financial activities. The Treasury and Commerce Departments issued a package of new rules that will allow U.S. exports of telecommunications,...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. takes first steps to ease Cuba embargo Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 9:34 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The United States rolled out a sweeping set of measures on Thursday to ease the half-century-old embargo against Cuba, opening up the country to expanded travel, trade and financial activities. The Treasury and Commerce Departments issued a package of new rules that will allow U.S. exports of telecommunications, agricultural and...

  • Progressive Democrats and the 2016 conundrum Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:49 AM ET
    Elizabeth Warren and Antonio Weiss

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren's knockout of Treasury nominee Antonio Weiss carries consequences for the 2016 general election, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Treasury sells entire Ally stake, ends auto rescue Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:29 AM ET
    In this April 10, 2014 file photo, Ally Financial CEO Michael Carpenter, third from right, is applauded as he rings the New York Stock Exchange opening bell to mark his company's IPO.

    The U.S. Treasury is winding down its auto industry recovery program by selling the last of its stake in Ally Financial.