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  • France's Complicated Tax System May Be Main Problem Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 2:59 AM ET

    High tax levels in France have recently made the headlines, whether it be regarding the new 75 percent income tax, or over celebrities leaving the country on a quest for tax havens. But France’s main tax issue may lie elsewhere, Fanny Combourieu, lawyer at SJ Berwin, a law firm specializing in tax law, told CNBC.

  • Spain Seeks Investment From Latin America Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 2:14 AM ET

    Starting in the late 1990s, Spanish companies began a drive into Latin America that resulted in their takeover of some of the region’s most prized assets. Now, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain wants the investment to flow in the other direction, the New York Times reports.

  • China's Strong Hand in Myanmar Under Threat? Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 12:43 AM ET

    President Barack Obama flew into Myanmar on Monday, becoming the first U.S. head of state to visit the country - a former pariah state that has taken the world by surprise with speedy political and economic reforms in the past year after five decades of military rule.

  • Global Growth Woes – Here Is Where the Blame Lies Sunday, 18 Nov 2012 | 10:39 PM ET

    When, towards the end of World War II, the British economist John Maynard Keynes led his country’s delegation to negotiate in Bretton Woods the IMF’s charter (articles of agreement), he argued that the stability of the international monetary system and world economy required that surplus and deficit countries should be held equally responsible to balance their trade accounts.

  • EU Makes Budget Plans Without UK Sunday, 18 Nov 2012 | 10:14 PM ET
    European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    EU officials have begun work on a plan to create a long-term budget without the UK in a move that reflects mounting frustration that Britain’s demand for a spending freeze cannot be reconciled with the rest of the bloc. The FT reports.

  • Bond Investor Takes Big Punt on Ireland Sunday, 18 Nov 2012 | 9:16 PM ET

    A prominent US bond investor has increased an already aggressive bet on Ireland’s recovery from the financial crisis, raising eyebrows among rival fund managers. The FT reports.

  • Europe Seeks More Taxes From US Multinationals Sunday, 18 Nov 2012 | 7:43 PM ET

    Google reported sales of more than $4 billion in Britain last year. It paid less than $10 million in taxes. The NYT reports.

  • Obama to Spearhead Southeast Asia Push Saturday, 17 Nov 2012 | 12:16 AM ET

    Barack Obama will arrive in Bangkok on Sunday, the first leg of a three country tour that will include bilateral talks with Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the first visit by a sitting US president to Myanmar. The FT reports.

  • How to Trade the Pre-Thanksgiving Calm Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    The currency markets should be less volatile ahead of the U.S. holiday, and that means good news for a key risk-sensitive currency.

  • Auto Trades: AutoNation vs. CarMax     Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    If you want to profit from the North American auto market, take a look at the best of the bunch: AutoNation and CarMax, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.

  • European Stocks Close Down on US Budget Concern Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    European shares closed down on Friday, with losses led by the banking sector, in tandem with weakness on Wall Street due to ongoing concerns about the U.S. fiscal policy outlook.

  • The fiscal cliff walk begins and the yen takes a breather — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Global Markets Update     Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including

  • ‘We Can Make It’: French Finance Minister Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 2:46 AM ET

    France’s economy will come through and “resist the crisis” despite worries about low growth and the need for labor market reform, its Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici told CNBC.

  • Greece May Not Get Deal Until Sep '13: Pro     Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 12:45 AM ET

    Peter Griffin, head of global risk assessment and sovereign fixed income at Global Interest Rates Limited, says a Greece debt deal is unlikely until September 2013.

  • France ‘Not Sick Man of Europe’, Says Paris Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 11:13 PM ET

    France’s socialist government seized on better than expected economic growth figures to reject concern that France could become the next focus of the euro zone crisis, insisting it is acting to reform the flagging economy. The FT reports.

  • In a Switch, Investors Are Buying European Bank Bonds Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 6:57 PM ET

    European bank debt, once an investment pariah, is suddenly popular. The NYT reports.

  • Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative says that China has not fully embraced all of its trade liberalizing commitments and that America's relationship with China is filled with both opportunities and challenges.

  • How to Play the Euro Now Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    The common currency is steadying and the yen is sliding - which is giving this pro an idea.

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