Political Leaders


  • What Does Osborne’s 'Credit-Easing' Really Mean? Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 9:39 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    When chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, got up to speak at the Conservative party conference on Monday, he knew he had to tread a fine line between optimism that the British economy could recover and wasn’t going to fall into a "double-dip" recession, versus facing down calls from the Liberal Democrats to ease public spending cuts and those on the right of his own political party calling for an end to the 50p tax rate at the very least.

  • When China Cheats, We Lose Jobs: Casey     Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 7:41 AM ET

    Sen. Robert Casey, (D-PA), and joint economic committee chairman, discusses Fed chief Ben Bernanke's testimony before Congress, specifically his views on China's "fixed" currency. "I was pleasantly surprised that he was as forthcoming on that issue," says Casey. "He talked about the impact of China's policy on the world recovery." He also added that when China cheats on its yuan valuation, his constituency in Pennsylvania, loses jobs.

  • "It may be easier for policymakers to recapitalize all the banks and let Greece default in a 'disorderly manner', because they [the policymakers] will have more control over the banks than they will over Greece," Patrick Armstrong, managing partner at Armstrong Investment Managers, told CNBC.

  • Spain Likely to Miss Growth Forecasts: Minister Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 2:33 AM ET

    As the Spanish economy fails to drag itself out of the mire created by its debt burden, its Employment Minister Valeriano Gomez admitted to CNBC that it would likely miss growth targets this year.

  • Christie Move Sets 2012 Field, Boosts Romney Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 2:29 AM ET
    GOP Presidential Candidates Participate In Debate In Tampa

    After months of turmoil and uncertainty, the Republican 2012 presidential race finally appears to have a settled field of candidates — with Mitt Romney solidifying his perch at the top of the pack.

  • How to Keep the Euro on the Road Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 12:53 AM ET

    The euro zone was launched on a wing and a prayer. The wing has fallen off and the deities are not listening to prayers. Everyone focuses on averting a crash. But it is as vital to ask how to fly securely, the FT reports.

  • Gov. Chris Christie’s Decision Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 4:06 PM ET
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

    So, Gov. Chris Christie gracefully, elegantly, and forcefully decided to stay out of the race.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Tuesday, 4 Oct 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.

  • Christie: 'Now Is Not My Time' to Run for President Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 1:26 PM ET
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced at a news conference Tuesday that he will not run for president in 2012.

  • Vince Farrell: Hey Europe, It's Time for Action Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 1:05 PM ET

    The 17 families meeting the last few days — and I can't remember if it was the EU, the ECB, the IMF, the EIB, CIA, FBI or what- decided to make no decision except to cancel the meeting scheduled for October 13, and meet in November.

  • Busch: The Greek Endgame is Now Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 11:13 AM ET

    The euro ministers are working on a restructuring for Greece that includes much larger haircuts for the private sector and that they don’t want to make a payout until this is settled.

  • During the debt-ceiling debacle, Washington pushed the U.S. economy close to an abyss. Now it is risking US-Chinese relations.

  • Explaining why free trade deals open up economies and create billions of dollars in exports, therefore creating jobs in the U.S., with Rebecca Blank, acting Commerce Secretary.

  • UK Double-Dip Recession Is on the Cards: Survey Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 7:21 AM ET
    Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    More than two thirds of business managers feel that a UK recession is now likely to happen with business confidence at a low, according to a new report.

  • The chances of the US being able to help bailout Europe are minimal because of weaknesses in the American economy, influential Citi banker William Rhodes told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Investors Ahead of Politicians: Trader     Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 5:00 AM ET

    Investors have been ahead of policymakers at the ECB and the IMF for some time, and have been predicting a greater than 20 percent haircut for Greek debt, Charles Campbell, senior sales trader at Miller Tabak, told CNBC.

  • Will New Jersey's Gov. Christie Run?     Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 7:30 PM ET

    Discussing whether Gov. Chris Christie is ready to throw his hat into the presidential ring, with Steve Moore, "Return to Prosperity" author; Matt Lewis, The Daily Caller; and Robert Costa, National Review.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Monday, 3 Oct 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.

  • Market's Hopes Rest on Germany: Kyle Bass     Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 1:12 PM ET

    Legendary hedge fund manager Kyle Bass is featured prominently in Michael Lewis' new book, "Boomerang." Lewis explains what markets want from Germany in its handling of the European debt crisis, with Mark Dow, Pharo Management.

  • Governor Christie: In or Out of GOP Race?     Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 10:45 AM ET

    Wall Street, Main Street, and Washington are buzzing about Gov. Christie's possible run, with James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute and Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor.