Known for their strong work ethic and no-nonsense attitude, the Dutch were close to losing their patience with troubled Greece earlier this year. But with the AAA-rated country now also firmly among the euro zone’s budget sinners, it needs to get its books in order fast.
Despite levels of public debt which are already among the world’s highest, Japan must not hesitate to issue more debt to stimulate its economy, Professor Eisuke Sakakibara, former vice finance minister of Japan told CNBC on Monday.
Concerns over Spain, high oil prices and the speed of an economic slowdown in China will lead to a shift in investor sentiment in the second quarter, prompting a pause in the rally that saw markets climb to multi-year highs in the first quarter of 2012, analysts said on Monday.
Recent economic data suggest the U.S. economy will power ahead of Europe in the first half of 2012, with consumers growing increasingly confident and boosting activity in the former while more reforms are needed in the latter to boost growth, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a report on Thursday.
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.
In Stanley Gibbons’ world famous London stamp shop, collectors marvel at the rare “plate 77 penny red” stamp while turmoil rages far away in the financial markets. The rare stamp, seen as the holy grail of stamps from Great Britain, costs nearly $900,000 – a sizeable investment and one that an increasing number of investors are considering as an alternatives to today’s unstable markets.
Far from being the "coloring in department," responsible for making people want to buy products, marketing now has a broader remit than ever.
Richard Curtis, the recipient of the LionHeart Award 2017, tells Carolin Roth that business and advertising can do well by doing good.
CNBC's Tania Bryer talks fame, feminism and fair pay with Hollywood's Alicia Silverstone and Mena Suvari.
CNBC looks at how the computer systems in F1 cars have made their way into regular vehicles.
FIA President Jean Todt discusses his start with the Ferarri team and the current problems facing F1.
F1 experts discuss whether the quieter engine sounds are making the sport less attractive.
John Manley of Wells Fargo says market valuations are high, while David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff says the dollar has been relatively stable.
Peter Spiegel of the Financial Times discusses the market impact of Brexit talks a year after the UK's vote to leave the EU.
Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman has spent $100M to launch his Beijing-centered scholarship program. Two Schwarzman Scholars share their stories.