A plunge in Japan's small cap index should have prepared investors for the Nikkei's biggest slide since the country's tsunami over two years ago, an asset manager told CNBC.
Two British men of Nigerian descent accused of hacking a soldier to death on a London street in revenge for wars in Muslim countries were known to security services.
A poll of 26,000 people across 25 countries has revealed the world's most popular nation—and given the ongoing euro zone crisis, the result might come as somewhat of a surprise.
The downturn across euro zone businesses eased slightly this month, although a dearth of new orders means the bloc's economy is likely to contract again in the second quarter, business surveys showed on Thursday.
Japan is in the middle of a "big monetary experiment," from which market volatility should be expected, Ben Broadbent, a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, told CNBC.
From this week's disastrous tornadoes in Oklahoma to Hurricane Sandy, big data analysis is battling extreme weather—and aiming to outwit the chaos of Mother Nature.
An international study on recessions and governments' responses to them has found that cuts to healthcare systems prompted by fiscal austerity are making matters far worse - for both governments and society.
The Bank of Japan's plan to double the country's money supply over the next two years has put the spotlight back on the global carry trade. We've identified some of the biggest carry trades based on either the interest rate differential or their popularity.
British regulators fined JPMorgan Chase $4.7 million on Thursday for failings in its wealth management division.
Following a spate of high-profile security breaches, Twitter has introduced a two-step login and cleared the way for tougher security measures in the future.
Japanese stocks plunged 9 percent off intraday highs on Thursday as weak Chinese data added to growing fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve may withdraw its bond buying sooner than expected.
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has arrived at a French court where she is due to be questioned over her involvement in an arbitration payment made to a billionaire.
The attention this week on the ability of Apple and other prominent American corporations to avoid corporate taxes through offshore tax arrangements obscures a perhaps more significant development, highlighted by Luxembourg's abrupt retreat from banking secrecy, the NYT reports.
The economist who coined the term "Grexit" says the possibility of Greece exiting the euro zone has receded "markedly", reversing predictions he made in July when he saw a 90 percent chance of an exit within the next 12-18 months.
European parliament president Martin Schulz gave European Union officials a measly three out of ten for their handling of the euro zone crisis.
The world's biggest investors are seeking more stable cash income at home, as aging societies and tighter regulation dull risk appetite.
Alan Clarke, CEO of SABMiller, comments on full-year earnings and says that most markets are growing except the U.S. core market which remains under pressure.
The ECB recently set up a task force with the European Investment Bank to assess ways to unblock lending to small- and medium-sized businesses, including promoting a market for ABS based on loans for smaller firms.
Market rallies have to end sometime for sure, but history suggests the current one, despite its seemingly bloated nature, doesn't have to end soon.
German business software company SAP will start to employ people with autism as software testers, programmers and data quality assurance specialists across the world.
Teen use of Twitter has grown significantly, a new report shows, as Facebook loses market share. Here's why.
What Warren Buffett once called "financial weapons of mass destruction" are firing again.
Cherie Blair describes her battles with the British press over publishing details about her children's private lives.
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says press regulation in the aftermath of the Leveson Inquiry is a "straightforward" matter.
Cherie Blair says the electoral success of Margaret Thatcher made her husband aware of the importance of claiming the center ground.