Globally, buying groceries online has not boomed. But in India, a stunted grocery sector offers opportunity for e-commerce players. The Financial Times reports.» Read More
Look for President Obama to sign climate change legislation into law in April, a barrage of carbon footprint commercials on TV, a sustainability label from Walmart and the election of green governors.
As the holiday season fast approaches, food seems to be on everyone's minds. But does food also whet the investor's appetite?
The dollar will continue its decline at a “gentle rate,” the Nikkei 225 should be avoided, and the food sector is well-placed to join the mining industry and move the markets, Robin Griffiths from Cazenove Capital told CNBC Monday.
Like contributors to Wikipedia before them, volunteers are democratizing online map creation -- a field that used to be the exclusive domain of professionals and specialists. And the information they gather is becoming increasingly valuable commercially. The New York Times reports.
Despite recent advances, the U.S. lags far behind other major countries when it comes to clean energy investment and experts say it may never compete on equal terms, let alone lead.
Even as the US market continues to rally, many institutional investors are trimming their US holdings and putting more money in foreign stocks—especially those in emerging markets.
Yahoo is done with its cost-cutting program and now hiring, Chief Executive Carol Bartz told CNBC Tuesday.
As more nervousness creeps into the US stock market, investors are sharpening their look at overseas opportunities where growth is outpacing the US recovery.
Most expect Korea to bump rates up and to start its exit program to get in front of any potential inflation. There has also been chatter about resource based Norway raising rates as well.
Asian economic growth is becoming increasingly driven by international consumers and this will eventually make the Asian market much more profitable than the West, according to Puru Saxena from Puru Saxena Wealth Management.
The International Monetary Fund's executive board on Friday was discussing selling some of the fund's gold to provide low-interest loans to poor countries and shore up its internal finances.
The economic recovery may be sharper than many forecasters, including the International Monetary Fund, have predicted, precisely because the recession was so deep, Michael Mussa, senior fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, told CNBC.com.
Economists, recognizing that bubbles tend to come in bunches, are on the lookout for the next market to fizzle. They say that governments, central banks and international bodies should scrutinize a few markets that look likely to froth over in the next few years.
If you’d added a few paintings to your portfolio over the last few years, instead of all those Lehman Brothers, AIG and Citigroup shares, your retirement nest egg might be looking a little different right now. That said, the art market can be volatile, and a beautiful painting can lead to an ugly loss.
Emerging markets were the shining light when the world entered recession last year, but even these developing economies have been struck by the global slowdown. But as China and India continue to grow and Japan exits out of a contraction, are emerging markets becoming the world's saving grace, and if so, how should investors be taking advantage of the opportunities there?
Thailand is the next big place for investing in emerging markets, especially the country’s banking stocks, Templeton Asset Management Managing Director Mark Mobius told CNBC Wednesday.
Despite a stunning surge of nearly 50 percent that otherwise might indicate a looming pullback, investors remain mostly bullish on emerging markets.
Last Friday, the closely-watched University of Michigan consumer confidence survey registered a disappointing reading of 64.6, when hopes had been for a 70 or so. But maybe it shouldn't have been a surprise, figuring that, during the month, energy prices were high (since reversed, of course), the stock market was struggling, and unemployment continued to rise.
An IMF forecast suggests by next year the economies of at least two BRIC nations could be on fire. Should you strike while the iron's hot or will you just get burned?
Well, the Administration can't say "give it time to work" and have some others say "we need another one before this one has had time to do its thing." Talk about creating a box needlessly. And don't you find it curious that the meat of the Stimulus package, the shovel-ready job-creation part of the deal, is due to hit just about in time for the midterm elections?