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Cat cafes – where visitors can enjoy a coffee and cake while petting cats – have long been popular in Japan, and are now springing up across the globe.
There are some signs of increased investor focus on the eastern European emerging markets in recent months.
The euro zone's economy grew by 0.1 percent in the third quarter of 2013, marking a slowdown from an expansion of 0.3 percent in the second quarter.
An economics prize looks to ease Britain's housing crunch by challenging entrants to come up with a new garden city design.
Insurance giant reports that third-quarter earnings growth was driven by new business profit in Asia, up 20 percent year-to-date to £990 million.
Aerospace and defense group EADS said higher-than-expected manufacturing costs for its new wide-body model were proving challenging.
Passengers flying over the EU will be able to use the internet and check emails from their cellphones, according to new rules.
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Rebekah Brooks, the former newspaper editor on trial for phone-hacking, had her own voicemail repeatedly targeted by a private investigator.
Apple is under investigation in Italy for allegedly hiding $1.34B from the local tax authority, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.
The CEO of UBS' investment banking division, Andrea Orcel, has admitted that the winding-down of its fixed-income business may hit the Swiss bank's performance.
Prince Charles marked his 65th birthday by slamming the U.K.'s big supermarket chains for squeezing farmers' incomes by taking "none of the risk."
Governor Mark Carney: 'For the first time in a long time you don't have to be an optimist to see the glass is half full.'
EasyJet has successfully created the world's first man-made ash cloud, which it used to test aircraft performance in October.
Online fashion retailer Asos has launched a Chinese website in a bid to tap into the fashion-hungry consumers in China.
The European Commission decided on Wednesday to prepare an in depth analysis of Germany's persistently high current account surplus.
Philip Green, the man famed for his overhaul of British Home Stores (BHS), has told CNBC that he does not actually like department stores.
It was all looking so good for the euro zone for a while but now analysts warn that the euro zone could be returning to the bad old days.
Sainsbury's reported half-year underlying pre-tax profit of £400 million on Wednesday, versus £374 million a year ago.
How are London and Guangzhou, China, planning for the public transport challenges of the future?
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Rakesh Mohan, executive director at the IMF representing India, explains how falling oil prices and market turmoil in China impact the Indian economy.
Rakesh Mohan, executive director at the IMF representing India, says the country should be able to maintain a growth rate of seven to eight percent or more.
Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel, talks about the outlook for world energy markets.