• *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...

  • Michigan to vote on 7 percent sales tax for roads Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:05 AM ET

    LANSING, Mich.— Michigan voters would be asked to approve a sales tax increase as part of a $1.6 billion deal struck Thursday by Gov. And $11.8 billion in annual school funding would jump by at least $300 million, the equivalent of $200 per student. Michigan spends less per driver on roads than any other state.

  • Michigan road funds deal in doubt this session Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    Rick Snyder and legislative leaders failed Wednesday to negotiate a potential tax increase to improve Michigan's deteriorating roads, as chances of a $1.2 billion deal dwindled before lawmakers adjourn for the year. The Senate and House approved vastly different plans after the November election. The Senate plan would more than double the 19- cents-...

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

    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.

  • China’s top five macro themes next year: HSBC Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:49 PM ET

    With disappointing economic data chasing China into the new year, HSBC is cutting its growth forecasts, citing five key themes for the economy.

  • LODZ, Poland, Dec 14- The European Union has given Poland more than 100 million euros to build at least three "ghost" airports in places where there are not enough passengers to keep them in business. Poland is not the only country in Europe to have built airports that struggle to attract flights. Poland received 615.7 million euros in EU support for airports between...

  • "I'm not one who often calls for regulation," Tony Tyler, director general of the International Air Transport Association, said in an interview on the sidelines of the organization's global media day. Tyler's concern comes amid growing reports of dangerous drone flights at airports, stadiums and military bases in the United States and elsewhere.

  • Wall Street banks making huge bet on this Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    Some of Wall Street's biggest players are ready to write billion-dollar checks to finance a nearly $16 billion Gulf Coast natural-gas project.

  • Phase out gas tax: Pethokoukis  Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    Debating whether the gas tax should be raised, with CNBC contributor James Pethokoukis and Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania.

  • Obama talks taxes, oil and more  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    Steven Rattner, Willett Advisors chairman, shares his thoughts on President Obama's remarks on Wednesday to top executives about tax reform, infrastructure investing, oil's slide and the fallout of gridlock.

  • Pres. Obama: Votes on gas tax really tough  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    President Obama responds to wide concern over deteriorating US infrastructure of highways and bridges, and whether there's an opportunity for bipartisan success.

  • CAT CEO's simple math: 3% growth equals jobs  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chairman & CEO, explains how infrastructure and education can drive growth and create jobs.

  • 35 new cities join 100 Resilient Cities network  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:23 AM ET

    Michael Berkowitz, President at 100 Resilient Cities, a $100 million project, describes challenges faced by Asian heavyweights India and China in managing infrastructure.

  • Time to hike gas tax?  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform, and former Gov. Ed Rendell, (D-Pa.), debate whether now is the right time to raise the Federal gas tax in order to finance the rebuilding of the nation's crumbling infrastructure.

  • Pro: Early stages of global infrastructure build  Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    Topping the benchmark, Josh Duitz, Alpine Funds, explains why investors should own infrastructure plays around the world via AIFRX.

  • Who benefits from Indonesia's fuel subsidy cut?  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 10:44 PM ET

    Sarina Lesmina, Head of Research for Indonesia at CLSA, says the cut in fuel subsidies will likely boost infrastructure, which will benefit cement producers and the construction sector.

  • Michel Sapin, Finance Minister of France, says investments in infrastructure will enable the country to stimulate and "deeply modernize" its economy.

  • What's on the agenda at the G-20 Summit  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    The promotion of global growth, along with an infrastructure initiative, will be top priorities at the G-20 Summit, says Steve Ciobo Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Australia.

  • Why you can’t believe all the bad stuff about China Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 5:45 PM ET
    Construction in the inner Mongolian city of Ordos.

    China's economic risks may keep market watchers up at night, but at least one analyst believes the bugbears are reasons to be bullish.

  • Drill, baby—or don't. Future may bring fewer rigs Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    An oil-drilling rig operates on Sept. 26, 2014 near Walle, Germany.

    Some big energy companies are showing signs of pulling back on capital expenditures, according to a report in Oilprice.com.