• UK Needs Higher Corporate Taxes: Business Leaders Monday, 5 Apr 2010 | 7:34 PM ET

    A new UK government should make dealing with the budget deficit and cutting spending its main priority immediately after the election, a CNBC survey of 300 business leaders showed Tuesday.

  • India, Not China, Is Bigger Problem: Lloyds' Chairman Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | 8:40 AM ET

    Doing business in India is more difficult than doing it in China, despite the recent spate of conflicts between Western companies and the Chinese authorities, Lord Peter Levene, chairman of Lloyd's Of London, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Tax Cuts May Help to Reduce Britain's Budget Gap Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 9:37 AM ET

    The only way to take this economy out of crisis is to grow it so that tax receipts go up.

  • Could a UK Hung Parliament Help the Pound? Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 9:03 AM ET

    A hung parliament will be good for sterling because it will ultimately see the UK join the euro.

  • UK Conservatives May Actually Lose the Election Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 4:17 AM ET

    The economy remains the key to the election which is expected to be on May 6th. David Cameron has been light on the details of what he would actually do to curb borrowing and the public remains skeptical about his stance in an area that should be an own goal.

  • Obama's Budget Is Under Attack From Both Parties Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 12:00 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    Top administration officials tried to steer President Barack Obama's new $3.8 trillion budget through a congressional minefield on Tuesday as the day-old plan drew fire from Republicans and Democrats alike.

  • Kneale: Obama Loses It—the Bank-Bash Backlash Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 3:40 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The Democrat Debacle in Massachusetts offered a rare gift to President Obama: a premonition of the rout that was about to rack his own party in the mid-term congressional elections nine months from now.  Instead, Bam is losing it.

  • Kneale: The Real Deal on the Massachusetts Debacle Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 12:22 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The bigger upshot from the Massachusetts vote is this: Maybe we weren't repudiating 30 years of Reagan-style, less-is-better government when we elected Barack Obama president. Maybe we voted for the man because we liked him—and now we're realizing we DON'T like his policies.

  • Political 'Retirements' Adding Up for Both Parties Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 10:58 AM ET

    Reports that Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT.) and Byron Dorgan (D-ND) are not seeking re-election this year are surprising to some but the two Democrats have added their names to a growing list of retirements from both political parties.

  • Romanian Opposition Says President Hit Boy in Face Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 1:58 PM ET

    Romania's government has collapsed and its economy is in shambles but its presidential campaign has been dominated in recent days by a video that appears to show the president striking a 10-year-old boy in the face.

  • For President Obama and his party, last week brought another stiff dose of pain: the announcement of 263,000 more jobs lost, while unemployment ticked up to 9.8 percent.  And by all indications, Democrats must endure that form of political torture for at least several more months.

  • Latin America — A Two-Speed Region Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 6:27 AM ET
    Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    South America, which boasts a range of basic resources and agriculture, is showing signs of rebounding from the global recession. But political uncertainty continues to plague the continent.

  • Well, of one thing I am certain—fiscal drag will offset monetary stimulus, and the result will be a torpid economy—with high unemployment and anemic growth. Hopefully, the Senate will be able to muscle enough change in the pending legislation to marginalize the economic drain, but I am not optimistic about that.

  • Tweeting Iran: Election Protests in 140 Characters Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | 10:46 AM ET

    As Iran's government cracks down on traditional media after the country's disputed presidential election, tech-savvy Iranians have turned to the microblogging site Twitter.

  • Violence In Iran Erupts Again Over Disputed Election Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | 10:07 AM ET
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran

    A world wary of Iran's nuclear program reacted cautiously Saturday to hard-line leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's hotly disputed re-election. Some expressed hope that the Islamic republic's president will soften his defiance and warm to recent U.S. overtures.

  • Iran's Re-Election of Ahmadinejad Stirs Caution Saturday, 13 Jun 2009 | 4:59 PM ET

    A world wary of Iran's nuclear program reacted cautiously Saturday to hard-line leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's hotly disputed re-election. Some expressed hope that the Islamic republic's president will soften his defiance and warm to recent U.S. overtures.

  • UK Government is Shaken, Not Just Stirred Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 9:08 AM ET

    The burgeoning British scandal over the misuse of government expense accounts is claiming its first major victims and setting the stage for a major shake-up in the country's leadership.

  • Is God Punishing California? Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 12:48 PM ET

    Ok, I realize that headline is a little over the top. But let me summarize recent developments in the Golden State, and you judge for yourself.

  • President Obama Inspires London Musical Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 10:38 AM ET
    Obama Pizza

    In the latest sign that Obama-mania continues to grow, a musical based on the new US president will make its debut next week in London.

  • Iceland's Ruling Party Expects Early Election Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 10:34 AM ET

    Iceland's main ruling party said on Thursday it expected an early election this year, amid protests demanding that the government step down because of its failure to prevent a catastrophic financial crisis.

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