With the most recent data from the Energy Information Administration and the CIA World Factbook, here are the countries with the biggest proven oil reserves.
Leading economies told Europe it must put up extra money to fight its debt crisis if it wants more help from the rest of the world, piling pressure on Germany to drop its opposition to a bigger European bailout.
As ten enforcement agencies throughout the globe have been investigating a possible Libor rates fixing scandal for up to eighteen months, what regulators were looking for "doesn't seem to be what they are now encountering in terms of potential abuse," Megan Murphy, investment banking correspondent for the Financial Times, told CNBC.
Canaccord Financial and China's deep-pocketed Eximbank announced plans on Thursday to form a $1 billion fund to invest in Canadian resources, the newest push by the Asian giant to gain access to Canada's oil and minerals.
Australia beat out the United States and Singapore to take top place among expatriates as an ideal residence for quality of life and career prospects, according to an international survey released on Thursday.
In honor of the Year of the Dragon, a Vancouver hot dog vendor going by the handle Dougie Luv created the Dragon Dog. The price: $100.
Here's a selection of properties currently on the market that feature fireplaces great and minimal, modern and rustic, indoor and outdoor.
The week's top business news and investing advice, including gold stocks and bank bets, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.
Scott Budman, KNTV reports the Supreme Court will hear Arizona's controversial immigration case, with NBC's Pete Williams. Also, Canada is pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol; MF Global's former CEO, Jon Corzine, will testify at a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday; and New Jersey Nets owner and Russian billionaire, Mikhail Prokhorov intends to run against Vladmir Putin for president of Russia.
The industry is at a unique point in history, where economic growth overseas, high energy costs, demand for commodities and better recovery technologies have converged to swell revenue.
The Obama administration said plans to build a 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas were on hold to study how environmentally sensitive areas could be avoided.
Consumers in the United States and Canada have sued Research in Motion for a days-long service outage on BlackBerry devices that rippled across the world earlier this month.
Canada is trying to diversify from the US, says Dennis Gartman, of the Gartman Letter. "GDP numbers show Canada is dependent on US," he adds.
As some of the toughest new banking rules, known as Basel III, are imposed across the globe, John Taft, CEO of retail brokerage firm RBC Wealth Management, thinks the rest of the world is now turning "into what Canada was, going into the financial crisis."
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the growing power of regional banks, and a look at profitable Canadian banks, with John Taft, RBC U.S. Wealth Management CEO.
TD Bank Group started in Toronto and has become the sixth-largest North American bank by using a basic business model, Ed Clark, the bank's president and CEO, told CNBC Friday.
A look at Canada's Bay Street bank and why that country's financial institutions continue to grow, with Ed Clark, TD Bank, CEO.