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  • Santelli Exchange: Low rates forever?   Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 11:42 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Low rates forever?

    CNBC's Rick Santelli examines the direction of global rates.

  • Santelli Exchange: Roads, power & funding   Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Roads, power & funding

    CNBC's Rick Santelli asks WSJ columnist Holman Jenkins, Jr., about the progress of infrastructure funding.

  • *Queensland vote to halt cash support for coal infrastructure. MELBOURNE, Feb 5- A shock state election result in Australia's coal-rich Queensland state and heightened pressure to protect the Great Barrier Reef have thrown new doubts over plans by Indian firms to build two huge mines. This included money for a rail line and port planned by India's Adani...

  • LONDON, Feb 3- Sixty business leaders urged Britain's political leaders on Tuesday to commit in their election manifestos to make a swift decision on the controversial issue of London airport expansion. The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition that won the 2010 election scrapped the previous Labour government's plans to build a new runway at Heathrow,...

  • Obama budget same old bad polices: Budget chair Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 8:12 AM ET
    House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Price (R-GA).

    With the right approach, tax reform and infrastructure are possible areas of bipartisan agreement, House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price tells CNBC.

  • Corp 'tax holiday' plan gains momentum: Report Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    U.S. Senator Rand Paul

    The corporate "tax holiday" plan to pay for infrastructure projects is supported by Sens. Rand Paul and Barbara Boxer, the Journal says.

  • Plugging the infrastructure gap in East Asia   Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 10:14 PM ET
    Plugging the infrastructure gap in East Asia

    Both the government and the private sector need to work actively to narrow the infrastructure gap in East Asia, says Axel Van Trotsenburg, Vice President for East Asia & Pacific at the World Bank.

  • VANCOUVER, Jan 19- The Canadian government signed an order on Monday blocking the United States from applying controversial "Buy America" purchasing rules on the demolition and reconstruction of a ferry terminal that is located on Canada's Pacific Coast but operated by Alaska's Department of Transportation. The state of Alaska has refused to waive the...

  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Jan 16- Kenya signed a $270 million loan deal with Japan on Friday to help expand capacity at Mombasa port, a busy facility that is the main trade gateway to east Africa. The port handles fuel, consumer goods and other imports for Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia, as well as regional tea and coffee exports.

  • Lower oil isn’t giving Asia markets wings Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 10:17 PM ET
    A station attendant refuels a moped at a fuel station on April 30, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

    Sharply lower oil prices are widely hailed as a positive for most Asian markets, but that hasn't slowed fund outflows or raised growth forecasts much.

  • Despite veto threat, Senate advances pipeline bill Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 1:14 PM ET
    Pipe is stacked at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline clears a key Senate committee, setting up a fight pitting newly empowered Republicans against President Obama.

  • Cyberattack on mill causes rare physical damage Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 12:18 PM ET
    Cyber attack

    Damage from hackers at a German steel mill is only the second known instance of physical harm from a cyberattack. Wired reports.

  • Ebola wrecks years of aid work in West Africa Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 10:57 PM ET
    Medicins Sans Frontieres health workers at an isolation camp in Liberia during the visit of the UN Ebola systems coordinator, Aug. 23, 2014.

    Ebola is wrecking years of health and education work in Sierra Leone and Liberia, forcing many charity groups to suspend operations or re-direct them.

  • Russia's growing list of problems Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 8:34 PM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    The Russian railway's death toll is part of life under Putin, as the country sometimes fails to provide basic infrastructure despite prospering over the past 14 years.

  • BALASHIKHA/BASKAKI, Russia, Dec 30- On her third day in a new position at Russian Railways, Elena Kachalina heard a man die. She didn't see the train hit him as he tried to cross the tracks at Saltykovskaya, a station in the heavily populated Moscow suburb of Balashikha, but she heard the impact. The railway and its death toll are emblematic of life in Russia under...

  • Doubts deepen over Chinese-backed Nicaragua canal Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:45 PM ET
    Thousands of demonstrators march against the 173-mile Interoceanic Grand Canal that they say will negatively impact the environment, communities and Nicaraguan sovereignty, in Managua, Nicaragua December 10, 2014.

    Skepticism is growing over a $50 billion project to build a canal across Nicaragua, a project spearheaded by a little-known Chinese businessman.

  • Germans balk at plan for wind power lines Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 11:55 PM ET
    Wind power station, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

    Germans have welcomed renewable energy, even as electric bills doubled. But enthusiasm appears to be waning with a plan for high-voltage transmission lines. The New York Times reports.

  • Framework for compromise on Capitol Hill   Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:35 AM ET
    Framework for compromise on Capitol Hill

    Former Gov. Ed Rendell, (D-Pa.), and Sara Fagan, former White House political director, debate whether the Republicans can break the gridlock in Congress next year, as President Obama comes into the final stretch of his presidency.

  • *Aim to keep pressure on Russia over Ukraine. BRUSSELS, Dec 18- The European Union banned investment in Crimea on Thursday, halting European help for Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration and outlawing European cruise ships from calling at Crimean ports. EU leaders, who meet in Brussels later on Thursday, will pledge to keep up pressure on Russia over its role in...

  • Premature for BOT to cut rates now: Expert   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:24 PM ET
    Premature for BOT to cut rates now: Expert

    Unless there are further delays to the government's infrastructure projects, a rate cut by the Bank of Thailand on Wednesday will surprise markets, says Paul Gambles, Co-Founder of MBMG Group.