Political Leaders


  • Germany Rebukes UK Over Tobin Tax Opposition Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 2:32 AM ET
    London Financial District

    German frustration over Britain’s approach to the euro zone crisis erupted on Tuesday after a close ally of Angela Merkel accused the UK of selfishness just days before a meeting between the two countries’ leaders in Berlin, the FT reports.

  • Europe Must Not Allow Rome to Burn Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 12:52 AM ET

    Confronted with turbulence in the provinces, the eurozone has sent in new governors. In place of the wayward George Papandreou, Greece now has Lucas Papademos, former vice-president of the European Central Bank. Instead of the unruly Silvio Berlusconi, Italy has Mario Monti, former head of competition policy at the European Commission, according to the FT.

  • Can Mario Monti Save Italy?     Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 7:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the latest details on Italy's new PM, Mario Monti, and whether he'll be able to save his debt-ridden country, with Nile Gardiner, Heritage Foundation.

  • Who are the Most Successful in Congress?     Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 7:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on the most successful members of Congress and the stocks they own.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Barack Obama

    It’s the economy stupid—maybe not. President Obama with the help of Congressional allies has turned the key issues to his advantage.

  • ‘Hard Sell’ for Europe to Get China or Brazil Help Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Europe would find it hard to convince emerging markets such as Brazil or China to invest in a European bailout fund, a former European Commissioner warned on Tuesday.

  • "I think it's a pretty hard sell for Europeans to go to China or Brazil or Singapore or wherever and say, 'Hey guys, we've got this fantastic idea with you putting some of your money into a bailout fund that we're not prepared to put our money into," former EU Commissioner and Chairman of the BBC Trust Lord Patten told CNBC.

  • Occupy protests in London

    The City of London Corporation - the executive body representing the district in the UK’s capital - has re-launched its legal bid to evict protestors who have been encamped around St Paul’s Cathedral since October 15 after saying that negotiations with the protestors had collapsed.

  • The government's mortgage insurer is coming dangerously close to holding no excess cash reserves for loan losses.

  • Merkel's Leadership 'Like Captain of Titanic': Analyst Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 5:34 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The only real solution to the crisis currently dragging down the euro zone is the scrapping of the single currency, according to John Wadle, head of regional banks research at Mirae Asset.

  • 2012 Will Resemble 2011: UBS     Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 2:40 AM ET

    Larry Hatheway, Chief Economist of UBS, told CNBC, "I think from a markets perspective there are two reasons to believe that 2012 will resemble 2011."

  • How Strong Will Mario Monti's Support Be?     Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 2:30 AM ET

    Gianmaria Bergantino, head of Asset Management at the Bank Insinger de Beaufort, joined CNBC, to discuss the challenges for Mario Monti in forming a new Italian government.

  • There is no solution to the current debt crisis plaguing the euro zone, and it’s an illusion to think that one lies on the horizon, an economist told CNBC Monday.

  • Cain's Libya Stumble Goes Viral Online Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 12:09 AM ET
    Herman Cain

    Herman Cain became badly flustered on Monday when asked to assess President Obama’s policy toward Libya, raising new questions about his command of foreign policy as he lurched over five minutes from awkward pauses to halting efforts to address the issue.

  • Insider Trading in Washington     Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 4:30 PM ET

    There are new allegations about Congressional insider trading, according to CBS's 60 Minutes last night. CNBC's Eamon Javers discusses.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Europe Still Has Grip on the Market     Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 12:19 PM ET

    Futures become negative early this morning when Italy had to pay a euro-era high of more than six percent to borrow 5-year paper. Spain is starting to look worrisome as well, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Live From New York - It's CNBC on Saturday Night Live Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 12:02 PM ET
    Candidates on stage at the CNBC GOP candidates debate.

    The SNL sketch spoofed CNBC's Republican candidates debate last week. You know, the one that highlighted three candidates: Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, and...uh...oops.

  • Italy's New Government     Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 6:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate has the details on Mario Monti taking over as Italy's prime minister today, and whether he will provide a real relief for European markets.