Indonesia's president is gaining a reputation as executioner-in-chief, possibly to counter perceptions he's politically weak. The Financial Times reports.» Read More
Markets went up in reaction to Barack Obama’s announcement Sunday night that the Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had been killed, despite uncertainties as far as what this news will mean geopolitically.
A NATO missile strike killed Moammar Gadhafi's youngest son and three grandchildren on Saturday but the Libyan leader survived, a government spokesman said.
NATO powers rejected Moammar Gadhafi's call for a cease-fire and negotiations on Saturday, saying they need "actions not words," and aid ships were prevented from docking in a besieged coastal city while the alliance swept the port for mines.
The Dow Jones has tended to stay rather flat on the seven previous occasions when there have been royal weddings, Chris Zwermann’s, global strategist at Zwermann Financial, told CNBC Friday.
He made transparency history with the press conference, but potential clarity ignominy when he didn't provide direction for when, where and how the Fed will reduce their "emergency" monetary policy measures.
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding is about to showcase a Royal Britain to billions of TV viewers around the world. But the real truth behind Windsor Money is as surprising as any fairytale.
The markets rallied after the Fed signaled an intent to to complete its bond buying program by June. The Fast Money team discusses the market ramifications.
The ongoing debate over tax relief has lost all integrity, like a favorite sweater long past its prime. Some believe that tax cuts increase the budget deficit while others suggest wealthy citizens have no moral obligation to share their bounty. Worthy positions indeed, but they are two mutually independent arguments, both valid, one having nothing to do with the other.
Should we congratulate or commiserate? .....That the Federal Resereve does it too now. That the Fed has decided to flank its policy decisions by regular press briefings from now on.
"In the past, Brazil's reach has always exceeded its grasp," says one former U.S. official. "It always saw itself as a leader, but has been frustrated that the world saw it another way. The Brazilian economy is developing to the point where it does have the global heft that people have to take it seriously."
So, who is expected to be the richest in attendance at the royal wedding of Prince William to college sweetheart, Kate Middleton? Click to find out.
American banks should ringfence their riskier investment banking operations, according to a top financial regulator who wants the US to adopt restrictions similar to those proposed last week by Britain’s Independent Commission on Banking, the Financial Times reports.
Bahrain backed off a move to dissolve the country's main opposition block on Friday following strong criticism from the Obama administration.
When he was OMB director, Jack Lew talked about the mechanics of budget cuts with CNBC.
In 2009, as the financial crisis entered its darkest days, G20 leaders descended on London for a meeting aimed at bringing the world economy back from the brink.
Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will appear before a Cairo court on Tuesday, April 19, for questioning, state television said on Wednesday.
Crude supplies are up over a million barrels, but the decline in gasoline is far more than analysts were expecting, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson. Also, a look at the recent rise in oil prices, and the hunt for cheap oil, with Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy, and CNBC's Simon Hobbs.
Loose monetary policy will not solve the euro zone’s structural imbalances and the ECB needs to focus on price stability to help rein in commodity-led inflation, according to incoming ECB Board Member Peter Praet.
As austerity measures kick in and the euro zone debt crisis begins to really bite voters where it hurts, in the pocket, extreme political parties are becoming mainstream, warns Dylan Grice, a strategist at Societe Generale in Paris.
Kevin Logan, chief US economist at HSBC believes the Federal Reserve created the conditions for investors to party hard. The big gains in equities, commodities and risky assets showed this policy certainly got the party going, but there are rumors that someone wants to start making coffees and pour away the rest of the punch.