Political Leaders


  • Germany 10-Year Bond Sale Sees Lowest Yield Ever Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 5:59 AM ET

    Germany sold 4.188 billion euros of 10-year government bonds on Wednesday in an auction that attracted greater demand than at a previous sale and sent borrowing costs to a record low in the category.

  • Troika Still Has a Very Tough Job Ahead on Greece     Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 1:00 AM ET

    "The Troika still has a very very tough job ahead of it. We¿ve now had a bit more backing from Germany and that¿s comforting to financial markets, we had a positive reaction yesterday. I think Greece still has to deliver and that¿s where the big problem is," John Hydeskov, senior analyst at Danske Bank told CNBC. "They said when the negotiations broke down last time that they would blame recession for them not being able to live up to the measures to begin with I think this time it will be more difficult to convince the Troika that it is outside factors," he added.

  • Philipp Roesler, Germany's Economy Minister, told CNBC he believes the controversial extension to the EFSF will be passed through parliament with a clear majority.

  • Major Progress in Greek Talks?     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 7:19 PM ET

    Charles Dallara, fmr. Asst. Treasury Secretary for Int'l Affairs, and David Malpass, Encima Global, weigh in on Greek Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinidis' interview with CNBC's Larry Kudlow.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Tuesday, 20 Sep 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.

  • Greece Troika Call Continues     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 3:11 PM ET

    Athens hopes to agree on a deal for additional aid during a conference call between Greece and the EU/EB and IMF, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Government & Business     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 8:56 AM ET

    Thomas Falk, Chairman & CEO, Kimberly-Clark, says businesses will go where they are free to invest and that regulation in the pipeline is creating uncertainty.

  • Housing Starts & Permits     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    Starts are down 5 percent and permits are up 3.2 percent, so it's a middling number that's not great and not terrible, reports CNBC's Rick Santelli. And Thomas Falk, Kimberly-Clark chairman & CEO, talks about the American consumer.

  • Caruso-Cabrera in Greece     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 8:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the situation from Greece and talks to Michalis Chrysochoidis, the Greek Minister of Competitiveness about the country's economic situation.

  • The Day's Headlines     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 8:00 AM ET

    The day's top news stories, and David Zervos, former Federal Reserve visiting advisor, and Robin Harding, Financial Times, discuss the FOMC meeting and the likelihood of QE3.

  • Greek Crisis Concerns     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 7:40 AM ET

    Raghavan Seetharaman, CEO, Doha Bank, wears a tuxedo to work every day and is on Squawk to discuss concerns over the Greek crisis. He says the larger interests in the EU have to come together politically and deal with the problem. He adds there's real opportunity in the emerging markets.

  • Asia's Cyclical Dip     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 6:40 AM ET

    Frederic Neumann, Co-Head of Asian economics research, HSBC, discusses the dangers to Asia's financial situation, and what would happen in the event of a major bank failure in Europe.

  • Today's Trade     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 6:40 AM ET

    Kevin Ferry, TheContrarianCorner.com, discusses how the markets will react to Greece and Italy, and what happens to the markets after the inevitable default.

  • Talking Twist     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 6:00 AM ET

    The Fed begins a two-day meeting and the talk turns to Operation Twist, with CNBC's Steve Liesman & Joe Kernen, and Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the downgrade of Italy's credit rating. Also, Washington Post columnist Neil Irwin discusses today's Fed meeting.

  • Can Strauss-Kahn Climb the Heights of Politics Again? Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 4:49 AM ET
    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the Second Annual Conference of International Monetary Fund held at the Baur au Lac Hotel on May 10, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference hosted by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), brought together central bank governors and senior policymakers, to debat about the reform of the international monetary system with topics such as global liquidity p

    As his former colleagues at the International Monetary Fund gather this week, the scandal surrounding Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be a specter in the background.

  • "The whole issue of peripheral Europe and debt restructuring is a process. It¿s not going to be solved in one big bang and having covered emerging markets for many years this is nothing new," Sailesh Jha, head of Asia market strategy at SEB Bank Singapore told CNBC. "So we¿ll get several different processes taking place and the first one is September 29 and what the German parliament approves in terms of the ESFS facility and I think our core view is that it¿s going to be passed¿.and then we go to the next stage."

  • Looking for Work? Willing to Move to the UAE? Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 2:52 AM ET
    Dubai Construction

    With the jobless rate in the United States holding steady at 9.1 percent and the market showing no signs of near-term recovery, many Americans are considering looking abroad to combat their unemployment problem at home.

  • Outlook on Euro Zone     Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 7:40 PM ET

    Jim Cielinski, head of fixed income at Threadneedle, says there needs to be greater evidence of fiscal union in order to restore investor confidence.

  • Impact of S&P Downgrade on Italy     Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 7:10 PM ET

    Vasu Menon, VP, wealth management at OCBC Bank says Italy's lack of political willpower to execute austerity measures is the reason behind the recent downgrade.

  • Clinton on Jobs and Obama Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 4:43 PM ET
    Bill Clinton

    As President Obama called on Congress today to adopt his “balanced” plan on entitlement cuts, tax increases and war savings to reduce the federal deficit. Former President Bill Clinton sat down with Maria Bartiromo today to discuss jobs, global economies ahead of his annual Clinton Global Initiative Meeting in New York.