Group of Seven leaders meet on Sunday in the Bavarian Alps for a summit overshadowed by Greece's debt crisis and ongoing violence in Ukraine.
Even beyond talk of a "June swoon," an unusual number of major events makes this month a critical time for markets.
On the second day of a three-day summit in Dresden, Greece's unresolved crisis remain a key concern among G7 finance ministers. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports.
Coast guard scientists are investigating mysterious balls of tar washing ashore in Los Angeles County, and Teva will pay a $1.2 billion settlement, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.
Joe Oliver, finance minister of Canada, tells CNBC that countries must take critical steps to improve growth, with particular comment on the Greek crisis.
Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, explains why this week's meeting of finance ministers from the world's largest developed economies will be a non-event for markets.
Matthew Spivack, Middle East and North Africa analyst at Frontier Strategy Group, explains why Iran is a promising market to enter.
The G-7 leaders say they are ready to further intensify sanctions against Russia if they do not deescalate in regards to Ukraine, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.
CNBC's John Harwood discusses President Obama's POW trade for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.
Colleen Graffy, former U.S. State department official, comments on the West's sanctions on Russia and France¿s sale of a warship to Russia.
Hollande will meet Obama in a restaurant overlooking the iconic Champs-Elysees before going back to his residence for a supper with Putin.
Leaders of the G-7 are turning their attention during the concluding day of their summit to spurring growth and jobs.
Sanctions are in place and tensions remain high as G-7 leaders meet to discuss Russia's power grab in the Ukraine and the possibility of relaxing current gas export rules to the EU from the U.S., reports CNBC's Annette Weisbach.
NATO and the U.K. have called on Russia to "de-escalate tensions", as the Ukrainian acting foreign minister, Andriy Deshchitsya, says Russia has rejected calls for negotiations and consultations.
Edward Nusbaum, CEO at Grant Thornton, explains why business optimism is stronger in G7 countries than in emerging markets, reversing the trend from the previous year.
Alexander Mirtchev, board director at Atlantic Council, reviews the G8 meeting, its policy implications and what the main issues discussed were.
Japanese PM Abe said on Tuesday G-8 leaders expressed strong support for his "Abenomics" economic policies and heard no concerns about Japan's super easy monetary easing.
OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria, discusses the G-8, its pledge to reform corporate tax rules and Russia's importance in the debate on Syria.
Nick Parsons, head of strategy at National Australia Bank, questions whether the U.K. really wants to reform its corporate tax rules, and discusses market's resilience to the unrest in the Arab world.
Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, says EU-U.S. trade talks are positive as there has been an increase in protectionist measures in the past few years.