Portugal's finance minister has warned that the volatility roiling financial markets is "a problem that policymakers need to take very seriously".» Read More
Mergers and acquisitions broke a seven-year losing streak in 2014, with $3.48 trillion worth of deals. CNBC looks at some of the year's highlights.
Rescuers struggled to reach a ferry carrying around 500 passengers that caught fire off the coast of Greece amid high winds and rough seas.
This Christmas, London's well-off parents will be fretting over whether their children get into the most prestigious schools in the new year.
German insurer Allianz said it was the lead reinsurer to the AirAsia jet missing off the Indonesian coast with 162 people on board.
The U.S. economy is on course to generate a trade deficit of $700 billion which can be considered as America's net contribution to the world economy.
Few countries have invested more heavily in Russia than Germany after the Cold War ended. But now the rush is going in reverse. The NYT reports.
German leader Angela Merkel appealed to the Russian government to use its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine.
Germany's growth may top expectations next year and Europe's situation isn't as bad as many people think, the Bundesbank's president told a newspaper.
Russia said its currency crisis was over despite its forex reserves plunging and inflation surging over 10 percent, in its worst economic crisis since 1998.
London's residential property is changing, with new developments increasingly offering the condominium-style living typical in some other parts of the world.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has scrapped New Year's holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.
Germans have welcomed renewable energy, even as electric bills doubled. But enthusiasm appears to be waning with a plan for high-voltage transmission lines. The New York Times reports.
Queen Elizabeth II will use her Christmas broadcast to call for international reconciliation and to praise workers fighting Ebola in Africa.
Ukraine's bonds have had a terrible year as the country's conflict with Russia wears on, but could be a canny buy in 2015?
Currency strategists are pondering whether there is more volatility in store for the ruble.
Global investors shouldn't be looking at Russia as the tip of a systemic Russia-leads-to-contagion crisis, Douglas Rediker said.
Standard & Poor's on Tuesday put Russia on Creditwatch Negative.
Two years on, the 75% French "super-tax" tax is due to expire at the end of this month.
Germany should offer financial incentives to encourage people to have more children, according to one of the country's most influential economists.
Moody's Investors Service could cut the ratings on up to 16 Russian banks, the credit ratings agency warned on Tuesday.
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George Osborne, U.K. finance minister, says he will be discussing the recent market volatility an duncertainty with other finance ministers.
Simon Smiles, CIO of ultra high net worth at UBS, says the market environment is challenging but not dreadful.
David Benamou, managing partner of Axiom Alternative Investments, says a crisis, like the fall in oil prices, is needed to expose the risk dispersion.