Colin Chapman, President of the New South Wales chapter of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, outlines the motives behind Russia's military buildup in eastern Ukraine.» Read More
David Cameron has astonished Berlin by looking to make his controversial Europe speech on the same day that France and Germany stage lavish celebrations marking their postwar reconciliation. The FT reports.
China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) has emerged as the frontrunner to take over Iraq's West Qurna-1 oilfield from Exxon Mobil, a move that would diminish Western oil influence in Iraq a decade after the U.S.-led invasion.
President Obama on Friday signed a bill that brings U.S. trade relations with Russia into the 21st century but also ushers in a testy era in which the United States could publicly "name and shame" Russian human rights violators.
S&P has become the last big credit ratings agency to give the UK government a bloody nose by downgrading the outlook on Britain's triple A rating to negative.
Russia's Gazprom will beat Exxon Mobil this year to become the most profitable company in the world, and yet its shares are down 18 percent. Why? The answer may lie with the priorities of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
From outside Michigan Republican circles, it appeared that the Republican drive to weaken unions came out of the blue - proposed, passed and signed in a mere six days.
Michael Buhl, CEO of the CEE Stock Exchange group, tells CNBC that they have seen a record amount of companies preparing themselves for an IPO but there needs to be one that starts the ball rolling.
Italian carmaker Fiat. is investing 1.2 billion euros in luxury brand Maserati, hoping technology and dealerships from its tie-up with Chrysler will help it to take on German rivals BMW and Porsche.
Germany's Dax index, which has risen 28 percent this year to its highest value since January 2008, is positioned to benefit from improvements in the global economy, given its companies' exposure to export markets. The FT reports.
Aerospace and defense group Rolls-Royce said it was in talks with Britain's Serious Fraud Office over potential corruption involving its intermediaries overseas.
Delian Dobrev, Bulgaria's minister of the economy tells CNBC why Bulgaria stands out as a European growth story in 2012.
The U.K.'s welfare state has a long and distinguished history, with elements of its healthcare recently being compared with President Barack Obama's Medicare reforms.
Germany and France publicly clashed on Tuesday over plans to put the European Central Bank in charge of supervising banks, deepening a dispute over the scope of the ECB's powers that threatens to undermine one of Europe's boldest reforms.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine are expecting a baby, destined to be the country's future monarch.
Governments and economists from elsewhere in the developed world are looking East for a clue to the long-term consequences of loose monetary policy.
Pope Benedict's new handle on Twitter will be @pontifex, beating out other contenders that had been considered to showcase the thoughts of one of the world's most visible leaders.
Russian telecoms company Megafon’s London initial public offering (IPO) successfully raised $1.7 billion, despite concerns about corporate governance at the company, majority-owned by Russian internet tycoon Alisher Usmanov.
A Greek aid deal briefly lifts the euro and the OECD issues a warning — it's time for your FX Fix.
Two-thirds of chief executives and chief financial officers from around the world view the euro zone crisis as an opportunity to gain competitive advantage over rivals, according to a survey by global consultancy firm Accenture.
As the euro zone debt crisis weighs on the German “strong man of Europe”, Germany’s slowdown puts Eastern Europe’s growth at risk too, analysts told CNBC.