Democrats such as Elizabeth Warren had their eye on business and the working class during the first 2020 presidential primary debate in Miami.2020 Electionsread more
The issue over health insurance marked the first stark divide among the candidates, and sparked a heated back-and-forth between many of the candidates on stage.Politicsread more
Huawei's legal chief told CNBC that the company makes "solutions for civil use."Technologyread more
Four candidates mentioned China — but none of the Democratic contenders brought up trade in the debate.Politicsread more
In a strategy to draw attention away from Wednesday's Democratic debate, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign bought out YouTube's "masthead," the leading...2020 Electionsread more
The Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday that is has found an issue with the Boeing 737 Max that the manufacturer must address before it lifts the grounding...Airlinesread more
The collapse of the deal potentially ended Sinclair's hopes of building a national conservative-leaning TV powerhouse that might have rivaled Fox News.Mediaread more
Huawei legal chief Song Liuping told CNBC that the company is in the "early phase" of talks with Verizon over paying royalties.Technologyread more
Virginia Sen. Mark Warner breaks down the idea behind a bipartisan bill he introduced to provide more transparency in Big Tech.Technologyread more
Tesla is working on new battery cell designs, and a way to make their own cells, with R&D teams in a lab near its car plant in Fremont, California.Technologyread more
Wi-Fi 6 will be the next-generation wireless standard. Along with 5G, it will represent the next big shift in connectivity and data, said Irving Tan, senior vice president and...Shaping the futureread more
Despite hopes that Greece and its lenders will come to some agreement in May, not everyone is convinced that a deal – which could unleash a last tranche of much-needed bailout aid -- can resolve the country's looming debt problem.
Talks over reforms Greece has to make in return for aid continued this weekend after months of wrangling which have led to growing fears that the country could default, or even exit the euro zone – a scenario dubbed a "Grexit."
"I think the end of the road is still bankruptcy for Greece," Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, told CNBC Monday. "Whether it becomes a Grexit is a different story but I think they're just playing for time."
He added that the Greek problem likely had two solutions.
"(Firstly) by defaulting, which I think will happen in the bankruptcy case. Or you can grow yourself out of it," Jakobsen said. "But in no shape or form is Greece willing or able to enact a program that is going to set growth in motion."
The comments come after several days of technical talks between Greece and the so-called Brussels Group, made up of the bodies overseeing Greece's bailout program, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), European Central Bank (ECB) and European Commission.
Talks are to resume Monday, according to Greek government spokesman, Gabriel Sakellaridis. Speaking at a press conference, he added that "significant progress" had been made in talks with lenders and that a broader agreement could be arrived at by the end of May or mid-June.
On Monday, Greece's Labour Minister Panos Skourletis told Mega TV that the country had chosen to meet its debt payments and reach an agreement with its lenders, Reuters reported.
An agreement with lenders on reforms could see Greece receive a vital last tranche of bailout aid worth 7.2 billion euros ($8.03 billion) that it desperately needs to make loan repayments to the IMF and ECB in the next few months.
Euro zone officials close to the talks and Greek officials were not immediately available to comment on the progress of talks when contacted by CNBC.
The next key date for Greece and its lenders is the Eurogroup meeting of euro zone finance ministers on May 11, and Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipas hopes a deal can be reached by then.
But comments by Labour Minister Skourletis reflected the stumbling blocks between Greece and its lenders over reforms. He said the IMF was unyielding on its demands for labour reforms, including pensions cuts, mass layoffs and resisting a plan by the leftist-led government to raise the minimum wage, Reuters reported.
The Greek government, led by the leftist Syriza party, wants to relax austerity measures to ease financial pressure on the public, but its lenders insist that it must cut spending and adhere to austerity measures.
As discussions drag on, time is running out. Greece has a loan repayment of 744 million euros due to the IMF on May 12 and more repayments totaling over a billion euros in June.
Read MoreGreece's tough repayment schedule
Against this backdrop of pressing repayments, Jakobsen said he believed that Greece would still have to default.
"I might not be right this year, but ultimately Greece will have to default because the burden on the economy and corporations in Greece is so large that it's impossible to sustain without deep-rooted reform, which certainly Syriza is not standing for," he said.
- By CNBC's Holly Ellyatt, follow her on Twitter . Follow us on Twitter: @CNBCWorld