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  • Dow Closes at 13-Month High; VIX Nears 20 Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 5:33 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks posted modest gains Wednesday, but it was enough to propel the Dow and S&P to new 13-month closing highs, as economic data buoyed recovery hopes.

  • Stocks Claw Higher; VIX Hits 15-Month Low Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 2:57 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks clawed higher Wednesday after a report showed new-home sales rose more than expected.

  • Stocks Claw Higher; Vix Hits 15-Month Low Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 10:31 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks clawed higher Wednesday after a report showed new-home sales rose more than expected.

  • Futures Add to Gains After String of Data Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 8:55 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    US stock index futures climbed further Wednesday after a batch of data signaling that the US economy was building on strength but also that the recovery would be gradual.

  • Unemployment to Rise for 10-11 More Months: IMF Chief Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 7:43 AM ET

    The crisis is not over as unemployment is likely to continue rising for the next 10 to 11 months, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the IMF, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Crisis Sweeps Through Central and Eastern Europe Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 3:34 AM ET
    The European Union's former communist members spooked the West earlier this year, when some investors and analysts believed their crumbling economies could send shockwaves through the system and even sink the EU.The International Monetary Fund and the EU have pumped billions of euros in Central and Eastern European countries to alleviate the pain of the crisis, but their economies are still suffering. Click ahead to see what they expect for this year.

    The International Monetary Fund and the EU have pumped billions of euros in Central and Eastern European countries, but their economies are still suffering.

  • IMF May Sell Gold to Help It Fund Lending Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 6:16 PM ET
    Gold Bricks

    The International Monetary Fund's executive board on Friday was discussing selling some of the fund's gold to provide low-interest loans to poor countries and shore up its internal finances.

  • Global Recovery Might Be Earlier: IMF Head Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 6:15 AM ET

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  • Busch: Chinese Bank Announces Bombshell Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 10:49 AM ET

    More than the 4 trillion fiscal stimulus, these loan levels are stimulating the economy and are making analysts revise their estimates for 2nd half Chinese growth. But at what cost? Like the G8, the Chinese will sort out the problems caused by this stimulus after their economy rebounds.

  • Busch: Far East Should Shift Away from Export Model Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 3:10 PM ET
    China, Chinese Flag

    While the Far East of Russia, China, and others may have animosity towards the West and specifically the United States economic hegemony, they are the masters of their own universe. They can move away from the US dollar as the world's reserve currency if they take steps to move away from the export model of economic growth for their countries.

  • Pros Say: ECB Should Help Eastern Europe Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | 1:34 AM ET

    Reports that the IMF suggested that Eastern European countries should adopt the euro as soon as possible to solve their current account deficit and exchange rate problems have been dismissed by some experts.

  • Timeline: The Eastern European Domino Effect Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | 1:33 AM ET

    The credit crisis has had a near-catastrophic effect on many of the emerging economies in Eastern Europe. The International Monetary Fund shelled out tens of billions in emergency loans for the region, while governments have collapsed and angry protesters took to the streets in some countries.

  • Banks' Toxic Debts Could Hit $4 Trillion: Report Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 3:58 AM ET
    Financial Woes

    Toxic debts racked up by banks and insurers could spiral to $4 trillion, new forecasts from the International Monetary Fund are set to suggest, British daily The Times reported on its website without citing sources.

  • Soros: Dollar Will Remain Reserve Currency Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 4:38 AM ET

    The US dollar will remain the world's reserve currency for a while and it is probable that the world economy will start growing next year, with China, Brazil and India among the first to bounce back, billionaire investor and currencies expert George Soros told CNBC.

  • G20 To Call For Doubling of IMF Budget: UK Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 9:23 AM ET

    The members of the G20 are likely to call for at least a doubling of the International Monetary Fund's budget, if not more, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling told CNBC Thursday.

  • The Yo-Yo Market Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 4:05 PM ET

    Down morning, afternoon rally, late day selloff...try making sense of this. Bottom line is there was tremendous technical damage done this week. The NASDAQ hit a a closing low (5-year low) on Wednesday, while the S&P 500 hit an intraday low (also a 5-year low) yesterday.

  • Economic Summit: Major Problems, Modest Hopes Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | 5:56 PM ET

    This weekend's global economic summit isn't generating a lot of enthusiasm on Wall Street. But some are hoping that the gathering might yield some tangible results.

  • Don’t heed the hype. This weekend’s G20 Summit will not, and cannot live up the hopes that a new financial architecture will be unveiled. It will likely be little more than a photo opportunity for the political class to demonstrate to their people that they are doing some about the global crisis.

  • Tiger Woods discusses getting into real estate in the current market, how he feels about Obama's election and the survival of his sport in tough economic times, while American International Group's CEO comments on the company's loss of $24 billion in the third quarter and the government's bailout package. Following are today's top videos:

  • Latvia Takes over Second Largest Bank Sunday, 9 Nov 2008 | 8:16 AM ET
    Map of Europe

    The Latvian government announced on Saturday the surprise takeover of the country's second largest bank, Parex, as the global financial crisis hit the small Baltic state where economic growth has fallen sharply.