Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy says the corruption investigation into his activities is influenced by politics. CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on what it means for his re-election chances.» Read More
Singapore reports inflation and France's election roils Europe - it's time for your FX Fix.
A crush of earnings news in the coming week will compete head on with new data on the health of the U.S. economy and worries about Europe’s debt crisis.
Nicolas Sarkozy is in deep trouble and is looking, for now, as if he could be the first one-term French president since 1981. The New York Times reports.
Discussing the French election and its impact on Europe and the euro, with Nicholas Burns, Harvard Kennedy School of Government professor.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses what Americans can expect from the upcoming European elections and its impact on U.S. markets.
High earners who are worried thattheir rates will rise have more than just the White House and Washington to blame. They can also look to two academically revered, if publicly obscure economists whose work is the subtext for the battle over tax fairness, The New York Times reports.
As the French presidential race enters its final lap, President Nicolas Sarkozy and his socialist opponent Francois Hollande look set to move on to the second round of the elections. But the country's far-left and far-right candidates may cause an upset.
Aware that French government bonds could come under attack if France’s high level of public debt isn’t tackled, French presidential front runners Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande both have pledged to balance the budget.
As Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande race for victory in the French presidential elections, the leader of the country's far right National Front - currently forecast to come third in the race - has a tough fight on her hands.
As Sarkozy struggles to establish a firm lead in the polls, and with France’s euro zone commitments potentially at stake with the election, it has become more important than ever for investors to know his two key rivals are.
Just as Nicolas Sarkozy broke through to the top spot in the polls, France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen announced she would stand in the country’s presidential elections this spring.
Support for extreme political movements is building across Europe as the economy starts worsening again – and analysts and anti-extremist organizations are increasingly worried that parties on the left- or right-wing fringes will gain more political power.
One week into his re-election campaign, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has already courted plenty of controversy.
Where is Greece's Papademos? Where is Mario Monti? What happened to the prime ministers of Spain and Portugal? Were they not invited to the Davos Summit? Surely, they were.
Employment is the most important issue facing the world over the next decade, Vikram Pandit, chief executive of Citigroup, along with the other co-chairs of the World Economic Forum, told journalists in Davos Wednesday.
Italy’s prime minister has pleaded for Germany and other creditor countries to do more to help lower his country’s borrowing costs, warning there would be a “powerful backlash” among voters in the euro zone’s struggling periphery if they did not, the Financial Times reports.
French Socialist presidential hopeful Francois Hollande promised on Sunday to take tough measures to reduce the "dominance of finance", two days after France's top-notch triple-A credit rating was cut by agency Standard & Poor's.
In May 2010, the Eurozone crisis began with turmoil in Greece. In spring 2012, new turmoil in Greece will frame the end-game of the Eurozone itself.
David Riley, head of sovereign ratings for Fitch, has advised the European Central Bank to ramp up buying sovereign debt, and that the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) should be allowed to borrow money from the ECB. Hey, thanks for the advice. Now go back to your cubicle.
The euro lifts, the French and German leaders meet, and the Swiss go shopping - it's time for your FX Fix.