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  • Oil Demand Will Pick Up and We'll Satisfy It: OPEC Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 8:22 AM ET
    SeaDrill Limited West Carina platform

    OPEC predicted world oil demand will grow more quickly in the rest of 2013, indicating the group can keep pumping more oil than the ouptut target it set out last month.

  • OPEC Holds Line on Output, Surprising None Friday, 31 May 2013 | 8:06 AM ET

    OPEC oil exporters agreed on Friday to leave output policy unchanged on Friday as oil held around the group's preferred level of $100 a barrel.

  • Will Fracking Make the Middle East Irrelevant? Friday, 31 May 2013 | 1:56 AM ET
    Oil workers on a hydrofracking site.

    America's shift toward self-sufficiency in energy will weaken its strategic interest in the Middle East, North Africa and the Persian Gulf, the globalpost reports.

  • Worried About OPEC Meeting? You May Be the Only One Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 8:25 AM ET
    The logo of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is seen at the headquarters building in Vienna.

    Oil traders should not lose too much sleep worrying about what OPEC, often unpredictable and quarrelsome in the past, will do when it meets next week.

  • New EU Law Could See Big Depositors Lose Savings Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:29 AM ET

    A draft law that EU lawmakers voted for on Monday would shield small depositors in future bank rescues, but customers with more than 100,000 euros could suffer losses.

  • EU Commission Says Visa Europe Offers Cut in Fees Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

    Visa Europe, the European licensee of Visa Inc., has offered to cap its inter-bank credit card fees at 0.3 percent of transaction value for four years, the same level as the rival MasterCard network, to end a European Union competition investigation and stave off a possible fine.

  • G-7 Finance Chiefs Give Japan a Green Light Saturday, 11 May 2013 | 10:37 AM ET
    Jacob 'Jack' Lew, U.S. treasury secretary, left, and George Osborne, U.K. chancellor of the exchequer, laugh while posing for the family photo during the Group of Seven (G-7) finance ministers and central bank governors meeting at Hartwell House in Aylesbury, U.K.

    Group of Seven nations finance ministers agreed to tackle the issue of how to deal with failing banks and gave gave a green light to Japan's efforts to galvanize its economy.

  • Hank Greenberg on China, Iran and Soviet 'Minders' Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Hank Greenberg

    Hank Greenberg, the former head of insurance giant AIG, tells CNBC about building AIG from a small domestic insurance company into the mammoth global player that it became.

  • Greece Passes Law to Unlock More Rescue Loans Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 3:17 AM ET

    Greek lawmakers on Sunday approved a reform law to unlock about 8.8 billion euros of rescue loans from the EU and the IMF. The legislation makes it easier to fire government employees for disciplinary reasons and extends an unpopular property tax.

  • Earth Day Founder Builds on Sustainable Architecture Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    An array of 575 solar panels covers the roof of Seattle's Bullitt Center, a model for a new generation of sustainable, energy-efficient buildings.

    The self-sustaining building, which generates all its own electricity and collects its own water, could inspire more action to raise awareness about the environment and the need to curb climate change.

  • The IMF Wants Even More Action to Boost Recovery Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Leaders of the International Monetary Fund said an uneven global economic recovery is emerging, and policymakers must take more steps to foster swifter growth and job creation.

  • G-20: Does the World Need Austerity? Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 2:22 AM ET

    Finance leaders of the G-20 economies on Friday edged away from a long-running drive toward government austerity in rich nations, rejecting the idea of setting hard targets for reducing national debt in a sign of worries over a sluggish global recovery.

  • EU Promises Less Austerity as G20 Debates Debt Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 4:03 AM ET

    The euro zone will slow its budgetary belt-tightening to help reinvigorate economic growth, a top EU official said on Thursday.

  • Emerging Nations Risk Cyprus Contagion: World Bank Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | 12:23 PM ET

    Developing nations must be ready for a financial market selloff if the Cypriot banking sector collapses, World Bank Managing Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Sunday, urging a swift resolution to the crisis in Cyprus.

  • Cyprus Furor Is Rocky Start for New Dutch 'Mr Euro' Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 3:42 AM ET
    Newly elected Eurozone President and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem attends an Eurogroup meeting.

    For Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the new face of the euro zone, a furor over a decision to hurt savers in Cyprus has been a baptism of fire in his role as chairman of the Eurogroup of finance ministers of the currency area.

  • Microsoft Fined $731 Million for Broken Promise Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 6:37 AM ET
    Microsoft Corp CEO Steve Ballmer.

    The European Union fined Microsoft Corp 561 million euros ($731 million) for failing to offer users a choice of Web browser, an unprecedented sanction that will act as a warning to other firms involved in EU antitrust disputes.

  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Has Died: VP Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 5:30 PM ET
    Hugo Chavez

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a protracted battle with cancer. He was 58.

  • Greece Faces Review of Bailout Performance Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    Officials from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund return to Athens on Sunday to assess Greece's performance under a bailout plan.

  • The Threat to Wall Street From Europe’s Bonus Cap Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 9:35 AM ET

    Bankers working on Wall Street for European banks could have their bonuses capped under new rules agreed by the European Parliament this week. U.S. banks operating in Europe will also be affected.

  • Yen Slumps on Talk of ADB's Kuroda for BOJ Role Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 10:22 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    Japan's government is likely to nominate Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda, an advocate of aggressive monetary easing.