Political Leaders


  • Kim Jong-un gets a new haircut; Twitter loves it Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 9:04 AM ET

    As fashion fanatics worldwide make notes on this season’s hottest looks, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, gets in the spirit with a new hairdo.

  • Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said President Obama doesn't love America. Dan Senor, Foreign Policy Initiative co-founder, weighs in on whether talking about whether President Obama loves America is a good discussion for the GOP party.

  • Saudi king to give the masses $32B in bonuses Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 2:45 AM ET
    King Salman

    Saudi Arabia's new monarch is expected to give away over $32 billion to ordinary Saudis in post-coronation bonuses. The NYT reports.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oiler coaster  Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was down on a big build today, but managed to bounce back. Traders think it's either seeking a bottom or preparing for the next leg lower.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Another crude build expected  Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Traders expect to see another build in crude inventories tomorrow. Nat gas was higher today, as frigid temps remained in the northeast.

  • Markets want a Greek deal to be done  Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 5:40 AM ET

    Darren Ruane, head of fixed interest at Investec Wealth and Investment Limited, says the euro zone would like to put the Greece situation "to bed."

  • UK elections: No strong government likely  Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:45 AM ET

    Anatole Kaletsky, co-founder and chief economist at Gavekal Dragonomics, thinks there's a high probability of another U.K. general election in 2016.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil rebounds, nat gas down  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. News from the IEA suggests Middle East production is stalling. Oil ended the day up 75 cents.

  • France passes reform bill: Reaction  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    The French government has passed an economic reform bill by decree. Christian Keller, economist at Barclays weighs in on the rare, but "good move."

  • UK elections: A coalition looks inevitable  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 4:40 AM ET

    In U.K. election polls, the Conservatives and Labour party are neck and neck, says James Knightley, UK economist at ING.

  • Why Greece and the EU won't agree  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 5:50 AM ET

    Discussing the Greek debt negotiations, Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, tells CNBC why he doesn't think a deal will be made on Monday.

  • Cease-fire: Financial assistance trumps military  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 5:45 AM ET

    Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and political science at Berkeley University, says that meaningful financial assistance for Ukraine would be more effective than military intervention from the West.

  • Ukraine crisis: Sanctions are here to stay  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    Neil Shearing, chief emerging markets economist at Capital Economics, says that both Ukraine and Russia are a long way off a sustainable solution, and sanctions will remain for some time to come.

  • ISIS claims beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 4:59 PM ET
    A masked man speaking in what is believed to be a North American accent in a video that Islamic State militants released in September 2014.

    ISIS released a video on Sunday that seems to show the militant group beheading 21 Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya.

  • Have markets reacted to the ceasefire?  Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 4:50 AM ET

    A ceasefire deal between Ukraine and Russia has been made. Simon Quijano-Evans, head of EM research at Commerzbank, discusses market reaction.

  • Minsk agreement eases market concerns  Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    Discussing the agreement between Russia and Ukraine, Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec says "it's a long way before we get a permanent ceasefire," but it's a step toward easing markets' concerns.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Big, bearish build  Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. There was a big build in oil and gas today, and both were down on the day.

  • Aena CEO: Aena & the Spanish economy  Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 6:30 AM ET

    Is Aena's IPO a reflection of the current state of the Spanish economy? José Manuel Vargas Gomez, CEO and chairman of Aena, says his company is very much linked to "the evolution of the domestic economy."

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude crushed  Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was down big on the day as the EIA said it would take time to work through inventories. And after Citi's $20 call yesterday, JPMorgan piled on today.

  • The “deficit” debate is misleading UK voters Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 1:08 AM ET

    UK elections: The deficit debate just seems to be confusing voters and gaining neither party much traction in the polls.