Political Leaders


  • Energy Expert: Rates More Impact Than Libya     Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 1:20 AM ET

    "The question about interest rates and cheap money is probably more important to the oil market and the commodities sector than what is happening in Libya right now," Johannes Benigni, managing director at research firm JBC Energy, told CNBC.

  • "As far as I can see, this deal is specifically aimed at providing support for companies that have suffered through the strength of the yen. That seems a far more sensible thing to do then actually try and take on the strength of the yen itself," Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, told CNBC.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Tuesday, 23 Aug 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.

  • ECB Will be Forced into QE     Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 11:30 AM ET

    Simon Maughan, head of sales & distribution at MF Global joined CNBC to discuss the German economic figures and market reaction. He added the expected the European Central Bank would be forced into some form of quantitative easing to support the Euro.

  • China Will Never Rule the World Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 10:49 AM ET

    The notion that China is going to replace the United States as sole superpower is possibly the greatest myth of our time.

  • The Race With China—It's America's to Lose Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 10:46 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    Super big combined with super unstable and super repressed is not a formula for a superpower—at least not a durable one. Super institutions and super free is. The leading superpower title is America’s to lose.

  • Private Sector Waits for Libya's Next Revival Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 9:09 AM ET
    Lybian rebels deploy for a second day on several kilometres from the key city of Ajdabiya to try to attack government forces that have encircled the town on March 22, 2011.

    Oil companies are understood to be preparing to move back into the North African country, which used to pump 1.6 million barrels per day before the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi's government began six months ago.

  • Inside the Campaign: Jon Huntsman     Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    Weighing in on the traits of the best GOP candidate to run against President Obama in 2012, with former governor Jon Huntsman, (R-UT), who adds that the nation is losing sight of some Republicans who want to get the economic house in order.

  • Libya Latest     Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    Muammar Gaddafi's son rallies loyalists to battle back in Tripoli, reports CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din.

  • Which GOP Candidate is Gaining Traction     Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood has the details on the front-runners in the race for a GOP presidential candidate in the 2012 election.

  • Greek Crisis Now Worse, Not Better: Analyst Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 6:09 AM ET
    Demonstrators shout slogans against government's recent austerity economy measures during a protest in Athens.

    On July 21, EU leaders agreed to a second bailout for Greece, one that was supposed to draw a line under the euro zone debt crisis and give the new government in Athens a chance come to grips with the huge debts it inherited when it was elected. One month later, and the situation appears to be getting worse rather than better, according to Simon Derrick, the head of currency research at Bank of New York Mellon.

  • US Downgrade: Is S&P to Blame — or Congress? Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 5:53 AM ET
    Deven Sharma, president of Standard & Poor's, testifies before a subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee in Washington, D.C., U.S., in July 2011.

    The fact that Deven Shama, the president of Standard & Poor’s, has stood down from his job just a couple of days after the agency downgraded the United States' credit rating has raised questions over whether he is being made into a scapegoat to deflect political pressure on the credit ratings agency.

  • Rally Fizzle-Out Bodes Badly for Markets     Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 5:30 AM ET

    "I think longer-term we're still in a stable range, or even a decline on economic trends, with potentially slowing economic growth in the United States, a lack of direction in fiscal policy, and the issues in Europe that are still unresolved," Michael Cuggino, president of Permanent Portfolio Funds, told CNBC.

  • QE3 is No Panacea     Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 5:00 AM ET

    "You would think by now people would realise there is no quick fix to get us out of this crisis. It is going to be a long-haul, and what we really need to get is some reforms to the economy. Confidence comes from seeing government policy be what you want it to be," Matthew Bishop, U.S. business editor at The Economist, told CNBC.

  • Hunting Gaddafi's Money     Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 4:07 PM ET

    While rebels in Libya take control of much of Tripoli, the U.S. Treasury has seized $30 billion dollars of Gaddafi's money. CNBC's Eamon Javers is hot on the money trail of the Libyan leader.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Monday, 22 Aug 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.

  • Strauss-Kahn Case May Be Dropped This Week Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 6:58 AM ET
    IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    Charges against former head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn may be dropped altogether this week in New York.

  • The Streets of Tripoli     Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 6:00 AM ET

    Footage from the rebel takeover of Libya's capital city, Tripoli.

  • Fear-Driven Sell-Off Could Mean Big Returns: Analyst Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 4:04 AM ET

    The question facing every investor on the planet is simple enough: When will this sell-off come to an end? Because when it does, the risk-on trade will mean big returns.

  • Bernanke Announcement Will Offer No Panacea     Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 4:00 AM ET

    "It's difficult to see what Bernanke could say on Friday that hasn't already been said or done before. They could tinker around with reactivating a bond programme, but as we saw with QE2, which wasn't exactly a resounding success, it is not really so much a liquidity problem with the markets; it's a debt problem, and therefore, a confidence problem," Stephen Davies, chief executive at Javelin Wealth Management, told CNBC.