CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The U.S. is awash in oil, even though geopolitical volatility is the rule of the day.» Read More
The discovery of huge deposits of so-called 'rare earth' minerals, used in high technology products, on the Pacific sea floor should ease long-term supply constraints and end a Chinese monopoly, which had been causing strategic concerns in the West, analysts said.
The official biographer of Dominique Strauss-Kahn believes he is a "French lover" rather than a rapist.
Ahead of large-scale protests planned for this Friday, Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf stressed that the government respects the right of citizens to demonstrate peacefully.
The biggest question in any debt crisis is whether a credible path back to solvency can be found. For Greece, this now seems very unlikely, the Financial Times reports.
Brazil is preparing a range of additional measures to stem the damaging rise of the real as the global currency war shows no signs of ending, according to Guido Mantega, the country’s finance minister, reported the FT.
President Obama says he is against a short-term debt limit deal. "We're going to do what's best for the economy," he says.
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Growth in the euro zone's dominant service sector slowed for a third straight month in June, and by more than an initial estimate, with sluggish new orders dimming the outlook, a survey showed on Tuesday.
The European Central Bank will continue to accept Greek debt as collateral for loans unless all the major credit rating agencies it uses declare it to be in default, said a senior finance official to the Financial Times.
The troubled periphery of the euro zone and the global economy will affect yields of US bonds more than the official end of the latest round of money-printing by the Federal Reserve, analysts told CNBC.
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The end of the second round of quantitative easing in the US has been likened to a department store's biggest customer leaving the store by Tony Crescenzi, a strategist at Pimco.
France is in shock again in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn saga, as in the latest twist of the story the Socialist politician and former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) could be cleared of accusations of sex crimes against a maid in a New York hotel.
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A mood of austerity may be stalking Britain, but the champagne is still flowing at Buckingham Palace thanks to a government plan to put the queen on what might be seen as profit-related pay, reported the FT.
A late rally for stocks this week helped stock investors end the first half of 2011 with gains. The Dow finished the first half higher by 7.2 percent following a small positive gain for the second quarter due to a late June rally.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.
Strong medicine for Greece will jumpstart aid plans and currency investors' fears will ease, one strategist says.