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  • Europe Stock Market Is 'Too Cheap,' Analysts Say Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 6:20 AM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Another volcanic ash cloud threatening European airspace, a threat to downgrade Belgium's credit rating and Moody's warning that it could cut UK banks' credit ratings did not make for pretty reading for investors Tuesday.

  • How to Trade Financial Repression Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 5:38 AM ET

    Financial repression is a term that has been making headlines recently.  Associated with default via forced lending to governments, low rates, cross border capital controls and high inflation, financial repression allows the indebted to lower the cost of their debt at the expense of creditors.

  • The GOP Run for 2012: Ins & Outs  Monday, 23 May 2011 | 9:51 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood has the story of who's in and who's out among the growing list of GOP presidential hopefuls. Those out include; Haley Barbour, Mitch Daniels, and Chris Christie. Those still in the running include; Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, and Rick Santorum.

  • EU Targets Fresh Iran Sanctions Monday, 23 May 2011 | 7:23 AM ET
    Member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard

    The European Union has extended a blacklist of individuals and companies with links to Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs as it looks to clamp down on investment and technology transfer into the country.

  • CEO Calls for Marshall Plan for Greece Monday, 23 May 2011 | 5:07 AM ET

    The CEO of Europe's largest insurer by gross premiums and market capitalization has called for more aid for Greece and a plan to help the country's growth, according to German media reports.

  • Why IMF Shouldn't Give Lagarde Cold Shoulder Monday, 23 May 2011 | 4:27 AM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is the clear favorite to replace Dominique Strauss-Khan as the next boss of the International Monetary Fund.

  • Could Italy Follow Greece Into Trouble? Monday, 23 May 2011 | 1:33 AM ET

    S&P cut its outlook on Italian debt at the weekend, citing fear over its growth record, weak reform process and the likely impact of reducing its high government debt.

  • ECB Faces 'Skeleton' Risk Due to Collateral: Report Monday, 23 May 2011 | 12:34 AM ET

    The European Central Bank is facing a potential crisis of its own because of "skeleton" risks amounting to several hundreds of billions of euros on its balance sheet, Dow Jones reported quoting Der Spiegel magazine.

  • One-on-One with Senator Tom Coburn Friday, 20 May 2011 | 4:23 PM ET
    Senator Tom Coburn

    I spoke with the terribly smart, tough, fiscal conservative Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) about why he walked out of the "Gang of Six" bipartisan budget talks. In short, what he told me was that the "Gang of Six" budget-cutting package was simply too small.

  • Flurry of Worry About Greece Drives Euro Lower Friday, 20 May 2011 | 4:06 PM ET
    Euro coins

    Worry about Greece's debt struggles, Spanish elections and a Bundesbank warning on German growth combined to drive the euro lower, and put investors on alert ahead of the weekend.

  • Gene Simmons: “Make Me a Benevolent Dictator” Friday, 20 May 2011 | 3:39 PM ET
    Gene Simmons

    Gene Simmons voted for Barack Obama, but thinks Donald Trump makes more sense. Better yet, the rocker/entrepreneur suggests we make him "benevolent dictator" for six months and he'd cut $7 trillion in debt. Unions, watch out.

  • While it’s a great idea to engage the one group responsible for systemic risk on the biggest systemic risk looming (the debt crisis), but the fact the FSOC hasn’t already addressed it means they are already behind the curve in what they are supposed to be doing.

  • Kemal Dervis

    On paper Kemal Dervis would seem to be the perfect candidate to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn as leader of the International Monetary Fund. The New York Times reports.

  • Fix the IMF: Go for Growth — End Bailout Nation Friday, 20 May 2011 | 10:11 AM ET
    International Monetary Fund chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is placed in the backseat of a police vehicle outside of a New York City Police Department facility in New York City.

    As the IMF gets ready to choose a successor to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who resigned following his arrest on charges that he sexually assaulted and raped a hotel housekeeper, it would be a good thing to step back for a moment and ask: What should the IMF do?

  • Fighting Inflation a Challenge: ECB Board Member Friday, 20 May 2011 | 4:55 AM ET

    Fighting inflation in times when commodity prices increase is part of the future challenges the European Central Bank (ECB) will have to face, Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, executive board member of the ECB, said in an exclusive interview with CNBC Friday.

  • Will Iran's Ahmadinejad Seize OPEC Platform? Friday, 20 May 2011 | 3:50 AM ET
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could chair the June meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, giving the Iranian president a platform and an opportunity for the country to force a way out of its growing isolation.

  • City Professionals Want to Change Employers: Survey Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:55 AM ET
    Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    Professionals working in the City of London mull changing employers this year, with more than half saying they definitely intend to find a new employer this year, according to a recent survey, while another survey showed finance professionals among the top earners.

  • Busch: Outlook for Corporate Tax Reform Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 11:48 AM ET

    With slow job growth, anemic economic growth at 1.8%, and a looming debt crisis, the United States is searching for answers. One of the solutions offered is individual and corporate tax reform.

  • No Yen for Yen, But Real's on a Roll Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 9:41 AM ET

    Japan's in a recession, IMF leadership's in play, and the Brazilian real is on a rolll. Time for your daily FX Fix.

  • Sell Dollar as US Influence Ebbs: Fund Manager Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 8:48 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The recent rally for the dollar will not last and should be used as a chance to short the greenback as America’s geopolitical influence ebbs away, according to David Murrin, a hedge fund manager and author of Breaking the Code of History